From Dublin to Donegal, I’ve searched the web to bring you 20 great four and five-star Irish hotel deals for New Year’s Eve.
If you’re looking to escape the age old problem of how to ring in the New Year, why not skip all the rigmarole and book one of these Irish hotel deals for New Year’s Eve instead. I’ve got 20 great hotel breaks for two nights, staying four and five star hotels with swimming pools. I have also chosen two self-catering options for friends, and these have access to swimming pools too. If you are looking for family hotel breaks during Christmas holidays – check out this post:
It is important to note that some facilities may have restrictions imposed. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you, or if you have to change your plans at the last minute. However, if you are booking a non-refundable room, check out staycationinsurance.ie.
I have priced these Irish hotel deals for New Year’s Eve on various websites to get the best value. They are all based on staying from the 31st of December for two nights. You can, of course, extend or curtail your stay, or even change dates to suit you requirements – simply edit the search when you click on the links below.
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I have a promo code AFFHCOM3Q20 with Hotels.com that offers 8% off the listed price – this is available on selected hotel deals below. All breaks include my affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
1. Hotel Woodstock, Ennis, Co. Clare: Deluxe Room €108pp
Clare’s Hotel Woodstock is a family run country house on the grounds of Woodstock Golf and Country Club. Located just 4km from Ennis and a short drive to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, the possibilities for day trips are endless.
The onsite Leisure Club with pool, sauna and jacuzzi will be a warmly welcomed after spending a day along the Wild Atlantic Way. This rate includes free cancellation too!
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2. 4-star Breaffy House Hotel, Co. Mayo : €183pp
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We stayed in Breaffy House Resort this summer and had a wonderful experience. There is a large swimming pool and spa on site and if you like wine, make sure you take a tour of their cellar! I loved Mayo. There is so much to see and do. Westport is just a 20 minute drive away, as is the Great Western Greenway, and I truly believe that some of Ireland’s best beaches are in Mayo.
This rate includes free cancellation and if you use my promo code AFFHCOM3Q20 you will save 8% off the listed price.
3. 3 Bedroom Kenmare Residence, with access to hotel pool, Co. Kerry : Total Cost €468
This superb holiday home is featured on Airbnb and is located beside the Bay Hotel in Kenmare. The home sleeps up to seven and guests have access to the hotel’s leisure facilities. It is within walking distance of the vibrant town of Kenmare, should you want to avail of the many great restaurants on offer, and is located on the Ring of Kerry if you want to explore the Wild Atlantic Way. This home is also pet friendly.
4. Redcastle Hotel Golf & Spa, Donegal: €149pp
The Redcastle Hotel offers superb value to explore the coastal county of Donegal, with a two-night stay only €149 per person. However, with a waterfront location, 9-hole golf course and Thalasso Spa, you may find it difficult to leave.View offer here
5. Maryborough Hotel, Cork, Deluxe Room B&B: €179pp
Perfect for a romantic escape or spa break, the Maryborough is one of Cork’s most loved hotels. Housed in an 18th-century building, yet furnished in contemporary style, this hotel receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.
With an award-winning restaurant, state-of-the-art leisure centre, luxurious ESPA, and surrounded by 300-year-old listed gardens – this is a great choice to celebrate the New Year in style. This rate includes breakfast and free cancellation too.
6. Shandon Hotel & Spa, Donegal, B&B: €220pp
Located right by the sea on the Wild Atlantic Way, this relatively new hotel (opened in 2016) boasts stunning sea views. The leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and a spa with balneotherapy bath with 190 water jets.
Combine this New Year break with a visit to the Slieve League Cliffs, Donegal’s answer to the Cliffs of Moher, and one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe. This rate includes breakfast and free cancellation. Check out the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor here.
7. Galgorm Resort & Spa, Co. Antrim, 1 bedroom Cottage B&B: €210pp
Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort is one of Northern Ireland’s most luxurious spa hotels. Set within 163 acres of parkland with the River Maine flowing through the estate, it has all the feels of a secluded hideaway, yet is only 30 minutes from Belfast. The riverside hot tubs and outdoor heated pools are an Instagram favourite, but there is more to Galgorm than its unique thermal village. There are numerous dining options to choose from as well as a championship golf course.
You will be staying in one of their modern cottages and breakfast is also included. Use my promo code AFFHCOM3Q20 to save 8% off the listed price.
8. Dunbrody Country House Hotel, Wexford, €195pp
I had the pleasure of staying in Dunbrody Country House Hotel a few years ago and loved it. It is set in 300 acres of gardens and woodland, in the small village on the Hook Peninsula. As you might expect, it offers excellent cuisine, courtesy of celebrity chef Kevin Dundon. It also boasts a spa and a choice of dining options.
As well as its signature restaurant, there is a traditional pub on site that serves up some great pub grub, as well as live music. Note the room rate of €390 includes free cancellation.
9. Randles Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Deluxe room: €159pp
The family-owned Randles Hotel in Killarney is located just five-minutes walk from the town centre, and is renowned for its Irish hospitality. There is a 20 metre pool as well as a Zen Day Spa, and the Conservatory restaurant serves up some great seafood specials.
With the Killarney National Park on your doorstep, as well as the Ring of Kerry, you will be spoilt for choice for day trips. This rate is based on staying in a Deluxe double room, and offers free cancellation.
10. 3 Bedroom House – Quilty Holiday Cottages, Co. Clare: Total Cost €445
The traditional Quilty Holiday Cottages are located on Clare’s coast and offer panoramic views on the Atlantic Ocean. This three-bedroom home is available via Airbnb and sleeps up to six. It also offers complimentary access of the indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Imagine walking the Cliffs of Moher on New Years Day, and returning to your warm cottage to an open fire? What a wonderful place to ring in the New Year.
11. Galmont Hotel, Galway, King Room B&B: €182pp
The centrally located Galmont Hotel is located just a few minutes walk from Eyre Square and the train station, so it is an ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t want to drive. The on site spa, gym and swimming pool, and choice of two restaurants, make it one of the most popular places to stay in Galway. This super rate includes breakfast and free cancellation.View offer here
13. Dunboyne Castle, Co. Meath, Deluxe Double B&B, €165pp
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is set in 21 acres of gardens and woodlands, and boasts a luxury spa with a hydrotherapy pool, an outdoor hot tub, and treatment rooms. The award-winning Ivy Restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate New Year.
Its proximity to Trim Castle, Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, as well as being less than 20 km from Dublin, means there are lots of possibilities for day trips along Ireland’s Ancient East. This rate includes breakfast but is non-refundable. A supplement of €18pp applies for a rate with free cancellation.
14. Kinsale Hotel & Spa, Co. Cork B&B €215pp
Set in 90 acres of woodlands, yet only a five-minute drive to the vibrant city of Kinsale, this hotel offers the best of both worlds. Guests love its peaceful location with panoramic views over Oysterhaven Bay, with the added advantage of being able explore Ireland’s most colourful town.
The indoor pool, luxury spa, and Rockpool Bar & restaurant will make it one of the most popular Irish hotel deals for New Year’s eve. This rate includes breakfast and free cancellation.
15. Faithlegg Hotel, Waterford, B&B, €204pp
Faithlegg Hotel is a restored 18th century mansion that is set in acres of woodlands overlooking the Suir Estuary. It offers all the cosy feels for the perfect winter break. Faithlegg offers a choice of dining options – choose from the award-winning Roseville Rooms in the main house, or casual dining in the Golf Club.
There is also a health and fitness centre, including swimming pool, sauna & steam room, tennis courts, and treatment Suites. This great rate includes breakfast and free cancellation.
16. 5-Star Marker Hotel, Dublin, Premier Room €259pp
The Marker Hotel is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its trendy cocktail bar and brasserie are the places to be seen in Dublin – I can only imagine how popular it will be on New Years Eve! It also boasts a
This rate offers free cancellation, so I would suggest booking it now, as it is likely to be one of the most sought after Irish hotel deals for New Year’s eve.
17. 5-Star Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, Deluxe Room B&B: €278pp
Kilkenny is set on 170 acres of parkland on the outskirts of Kilkenny City. I visited Lyrath this summer and loved the blend of the old Manor House with a modern luxury hotel. There is an indoor infinity pool, gym, and an Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre.
There are also two restaurants to choose from in the hotel, or if fancy dining in Kilkenny City, it is only a five-minute drive away. This rate includes breakfast and free cancellation.
18. 5-Star Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry B&B: €223pp
The Aghadoe Heights Hotel is superbly located overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. The hotel boasts two restaurants, two bars, and a leisure centre with swimming pool and spa.
If you are looking for a luxurious hotel break for New Year’s Eve, then look no further. This rate includes breakfast and free cancellation. Use my promo code AFFHCOM3Q20 to save 8% off the listed price.
19. 5-Star Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Deluxe Room: €191pp
The Savoy Limerick City places you right in the heart of the city centre. Overlooking the River Shannon, it offers three restaurants, and a modern gym, spa, and swimming pool. Limerick is an ideal base for discovering Ireland’s coastal towns as well the Munster Vales.
This is incredible value for a five-star hotel – in fact I recommend you extend your stay. This rate includes free cancellation too.
20. 5-Star Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, €290pp
I may be a little biased, but I like to think that The Shelbourne Hotel is one of Ireland’s best hotels – the fact that I got married here many years ago may have something to do with that! It is not only a luxury five-star hotel, but it is one of Dublin’s landmarks. Located right on St. Stephen’s Green, it has been the centre of the city’s social and cultural scene for 200 years.
I still love to pop into The Shelbourne whenever I am in town, and I can think of no where better to ring in the New Year in Dublin. This is a non-refundable rate, supplement of €30pp applies for free cancellation rate. However, if you use my promo code AFFHCOM3Q20 you will save 8% off the listed prices.
I hope this post on Irish hotel breaks for New Year’s eve will help you plan a festive break away. It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual hotel for clarification. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you, or you need to cancel due to personal reasons.
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