Family staycations have never been so popular. I’ve hand-picked 3, 4 and 5-star family friendly Irish hotel deals over the Halloween break to suit all tastes and budgets.
If you are thinking about family staycations over the October mid term break, now is the time to book to secure the best deal. Most hotels offer free cancellation, so you can always change your mind at a later date, but at least you have secured something now for what is always peak family holiday time. I understand that some of you are looking for cheap hotel deals, others might want a bit of luxury, and many are looking for houses for larger families. I have tried to cater for everyone and have some three, four and five-star options below.
For a limited time, if you use my promo code you will save a further 8% off most of the listed prices below. This means I can offer you family staycations over the October mid term break from just €163 for a family of five! All deals are based on a three-night family stay, some hotel rooms sleep up to four, while others up to five or six. Dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements, simply click on the links below and edit the search dates accordingly.
It is important to note that some facilities may not be available in October, and swimming pools, kids clubs etc, may only be available with prior reservation. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you. If you want to travel in July or August, you may find some Irish hotel deals in these posts:
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3-Star hotels for family staycations:
1. The Inn at Dromoland, Clare: Family Room Sleeps up to 5, €163!
Situated on the famous Dromoland Estate, The Inn at Dromoland offers endless outdoor walks over 450 acres of countryside. With Bunratty Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and beaches just a short drive away, there are plenty of options for outdoor pursuits, as well as an indoor pool with separate kids pool at the hotel. This is one of the best family hotel deals in Ireland, and it is the same price for family of four or five.
Price will show at €176, but when you use my promo code AFFHCOM3Q20 you will save a further 8%, making the total just €163. You will need to select the option to pay online, but it still offers free cancellation. If you want to travel over the bank holiday weekend, the price is just €12 more from Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th, simply change dates when you click below.
2. Celtic Ross Hotel, Cork: Family Room for 4 €419 or €542 for 5
West Cork is one of my favourite parts of Ireland. I love the Beara Peninsula, Kinsale, and off shore islands such as Sherkin Island – I could go on and on… The Celtic Ross Hotel is superbly located overlooking Rosscarbery Bay, you are close to many of West Cork’s picturesque coastal towns and beaches, with the added advantage of having great facilities at the hotel too. The leisure centre and choice of dining options make it an ideal family friendly break. Note promo code is not available to use on family rooms for five.
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3. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family Room for 5, €224
Located just 20 minutes from Galway City, within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, and with a leisure centre onsite, this is superb value for a family of five. This hotel is always popular for family staycations, and is ideal if you want to explore Galway and The Wild Atlantic Way over the Halloween break.
4. Hotel Killarney, Family Room for 4 €370, or €439 for 5, Incl Breakfast
As well as being located in one of Ireland’s prettiest towns, the Hotel Killarney boasts a leisure centre, kids club, lots of outdoor activities, and has large family suites that sleep up to five. With Killarney Lakes, Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall all on your doorstep, you may wish to stay a little longer than three nights.
4-Star hotels for family staycations:
5. Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel: Classic Room for 4, €232
The Kilkenny Ormonde is practically a landmark in Kilkenny City, and is located just minutes away from the Medieval Mile. Its brasserie and lively bar attract locals as well as visitors, and it is the only city hotel in Kilkenny that has a leisure centre and spa. A kids club operates during school holidays, making it a firm favourite for family staycations over the October mid term break.
6. Riverside Park Hotel, Wexford: Family Room for 4, €298
The 4-star Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club in Wexford is a firm favourite with families. The leisure club with separate kids pool, and the lively Alamo Steakhouse prove popular with guests, as well as its close proximity to Curacloe Beach, the National Heritage Centre and Wells House and Gardens.
7. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, Dublin: Family Room for 4, €384
Matt Damon may have left Killiney, but he certainly shined a spotlight on this pretty Dublin village, and a stay in the 4-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is the perfect way to discover it. Overlooking Dublin Bay, you can choose to relax and enjoy its scenic location, or take the short train ride to Dublin city – this luxury hotel offers the best of both worlds.
A small supplement of €30 applies if you prefer to travel over the October bank holiday weekend, from Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th, simply edit dates when you click on the link below, and remember to use my promo code!
5-Star hotels for family staycations
8. Druids Glen Resort, Wicklow: Deluxe Family Room, €540
We were fortunate to stay in the luxurious Druids Glen Hotel last year and loved it. The grounds, the pool, and the close proximity to Dublin made it a perfect getaway break for us. I wrote my review of Druids Glen Hotel for Groupon, but it has lots of information about the family facilities in the hotel that you may find useful. Note my promo code does not apply with Druids Glen.
9. Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny: Hunters Yard Room with breakfast, €525
Mount Juliet Estate consists of two residences, the original Georgian Manor House and the chic Hunter’s Yard. This super deal is based on staying in Hunter’s Yard and includes breakfast! With a host of family friendly facilities and wonderful dining options, a family staycation at Mount Juliet will surely be one to remember.
Self catering options for staycations over October mid term break:
10. Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, Wexford: 2 bed Apartment €375, 3 Bed €585
Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor the luxurious Talbot Suites at Stonebridge is a super choice for families looking for large modern apartments in the heart of Wexford Town. Guests have access to the swimming pool and Talbot Quay Leisure Centre and the facilities of the Talbot Hotel Wexford. Larger apartments that sleep six and seven are also available. Note promo code is not applicable with Talbot Suites.
11. Gleneagle River Apartments, Killarney: 2bedroom for 5, €456
Located next to the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, and providing access to its Aquila Club leisure facilities and kids clubs, it is no surprise that the Gleneagle River apartments are one of Killarney’s most popular family apartments. These spacious two bedroom apartments offer all the advantages of self catering, with hotel facilities on your doorstep.
12. Courtyard at Sheen Falls Country Club, Kerry: 3 bedroom townhouse €497
The Courtyard at Sheen Falls are luxurious townhouse-style holiday homes located close to the five-star Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare. With Killarney and the Ring of Kerry on your doorstep, they are a superb choice for a family staycation over the October mid term break. While guests of The Courtyard are welcome to use the bar and restaurant at Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel, the leisure facilities and swimming pool are at the discretion of hotel management, and any fee is paid directly at the hotel.
Price is only €36 more if you wish to travel over the October bank holiday weekend, from Saturday 24th – Tuesday 27th, simply edit the dates when you search below – and remember to use my promo code!
I hope this post on family staycations will help you plan a nice family trip in Ireland over the Halloween break. 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.
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