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10 Hotel Deals Over St Patricks Weekend – 2-Night Stays from €135pp

Redcastle Hotel, Donegal, Ireland

With a double bank holiday on the way, why not treat yourself to one of these super hotel deals over St Patricks weekend. I’ve got 10 great choices to tempt you.

If that double bank holiday caught you off guard, I’m here to help! Whether you want a quick overnight escape, or a leisurely two-night getaway, I’ve got plenty of hotel deals over St Patricks weekend for you to enjoy.

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These hotel deals over St Patricks weekend are priced from 17th March for two nights, but if you wish to stay at home and watch the parade, and go away on the 18th instead, or just fancy an overnight stay, simply edit the dates on the links below. Want to bring the kids? This post has lots of great family breaks in Ireland:

Read 12 Family breaks in Ireland over St Patricks weekend

Some of these hotel deals include affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

1. Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway: 2-Night Stay B&B €159pp

Connemara Coast hotel break

Offering spectacular views over the Atlantic, yet only 10 minutes drive from Galway City, the Connemara Coast Hotel offers the best of both worlds. The Leisure club boasts a 19 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. With the Connemara coast and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, you may wish to extend your stay…

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2. Old Ground Hotel, Clare, 2-Night Stay €135pp

Old Ground Hotel, Clare

Located in the centre of Ennis, this former manor house is one of Clare’s most highly rated hotels on TripAdvisor. With the Cliffs of Moher, Loop Head and Bunratty Folk Park on your doorstep, if you do manage to leave the hotel, there are plenty of places to explore.

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3. Randles Hotel Killarney, Kerry, 2-Night Stay, €160pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The superbly located Killarney Randles Hotel is just 5-minutes walk from Killarney town centre. It boasts a 20 metre pool, Zen Day Spa and a choice of dining options. 

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4. Clayton Hotel Limerick, Dinner, Breakfast & Drinks: 1-Night Stay from €75pp

Clayton Hotel Limerick hotel deals

I’ve got an exclusive hotel deal for you, staying in the highly-rated Clayton Limerick Hotel. Boasting stunning river views over the Shannon, a leisure centre on site, and a choice of dining options, this is one of the most popular hotels in the city.
 

 

 
From a mere €75 per person, based on 3 sharing, or €90 based on 2 sharing, you can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast, a 4-course dinner, a complimentary cocktail, and Prosecco in your room on arrival – can you believe the price? You also have full access to the Club Vitae health and fitness centre.

This deal is available on various dates from now until April, including St Patricks Weekend. Supplement applies for Saturday night stays.

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5. Redcastle Hotel & Spa, Donegal: 2-Night Stay, €149pp 

hotel deals in Ireland over St Patricks weekend

The Redcastle Hotel offers superb value to explore this coastal county. I spent a week in Inishowen last summer and loved it. However, with a waterfront location, 9-hole golf course and Thalasso Spa, you may find it difficult to leave.   

Read: My top 10 things to do in Inishowen

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6. Brandon House Hotel, Wexford: 2-Night Stay €162pp

hotel deals in Wexford at the Brandon House Hotel

The Brandon House Hotel boasts a large indoor pool as well as an Eco Spa. It is particularly popular with couples because of its leisure facilities, award-winning restaurant, and its location within walking distance of the town.

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7. Kinsale Hotel & Spa, Cork: B&B 2-Night Stay €137pp

hotel deals in Ireland over the June bank holiday weekend

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 hotel deals over St Patricks weekend. This rate includes breakfast too!

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8. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, 2-Night Stay: €167pp

fitzpatrick castle hotel is a great hotel for a family holiday in Dublin

Overlooking Dublin Bay, I love the location of this hotel. I enjoy walking the family friendly Killiney Hill Walk regularly. Of course you can also take a short Dart ride to Dublin city, or simply relax and enjoy the pool – this great hotel has it all covered.  

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9. Hotel Westport, Mayo, B&B, 2-Night Stay €229pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Hotel Westport is located in the grounds of Westport House and just five minutes walk from the centre of Westport town.  With the Great Western Greenway, Croagh Patrick and a host of stunning beaches nearby, the location couldn’t be better.
 

 

 
Senses Spa offers spa and beauty treatments and the leisure centre boasts a 20 metre pool, lounge pool, as well as a sauna and steam room.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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10.  Castledale Guest House, Sligo, B&B, 2-Night Stay €134pp

Castledale Guesthouse, Sligo

You only have to look at the reviews on TripAdvisor to know that Castledale is something special. This magnificent mansion combines contemporary accommodation with a warm Irish welcome. Situated almost five acres of fully landscaped grounds, it boasts a cinema room as well as a conservatory / pool room. Castledale is a great choice to explore Sligo’s highlights. 

View offer here
 

 

 
I hope this post on hotel deals over St Patricks weekend will help you plan a getaway soon. These hotel deals in Ireland were researched independently. Some have links direct to the hotels websites, while others have my affiliate links attached to third party websites, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

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The Best Black Friday Travel Deals – Hotel Stays from €35pp, Seat Sales & Holiday Discounts

I have searched the web to bring you the Best Black Friday travel deals, with Irish hotel stays from €35pp, return flights to the Maldives from €686, up to €250 off package holidays and some great Christmas gift ideas.

I publish a Black Friday travel deals post every year, and its always a great success! I compile a list of the best hotel deals in Ireland, flight sales, and holiday deals abroad. I also have some nice travel gifts, which are ideal stocking fillers 🎁.

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Note all of these hotel deals are subject to availability, but in most cases there are multiple dates available, so if the date you click on is not available, search for alternatives. I will be updating this post throughout the week as I receive more offers – so make sure to check back regularly so you don’t miss any Black Friday travel deals.

Some of the links contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 
 

Seat Sales:

Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Qatar Airways Black Friday sale includes return flights to Zanzibar from €535 and the Maldives from €686. Returning residents or family members of Australian citizens can fly to Sydney from €987. Business class fares are also on sale, with return flights to Maldives from €2269.

Qatar Airways guaranteed flexibility allows unlimited changes or refunds for travel up to 31st May 2022.  Note these offers are not available to book until Friday November 26th. 

View all offers here

 

Read: Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale Includes Maldives from €702
 

 

 

Aer Lingus:

Aer Lingus is offering 20% off European city breaks and €100 off return flights to USA and Canada.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Travel 1st December – 31st March 2022 for European breaks. Book by 28th November 2021.

Travel 1st January 2022  – 31st May 2022 for USA and Canada. Book by 30th November 2021.

You can also change your flights for free before if necessary – just pay the fare difference.

See more here
 

 

 
Ryanair has a different offer each day during this week’s Cyber Sale. Today’s offer features 10% off flights to Europe in from April – June. New offers are released daily.

See more here

 

TAP Air Portugal is offering 20% off all TAP destinations. One change is permitted free up to 3 days before departure. Book by 30th November. 

See more here
 

 

 

Long haul holidays:

Kuramathi Island, Maldives:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Kuramathi Island is offering 25% off room rates with a free upgrade from Full Board to Basic All Inclusive, or a free upgrade from Basic All Inclusive to Select All Inclusive, for travel between 1st May – 31st October 2022. 

Prices for seven nights in a deluxe water villa (same one I stayed in last week ) with Qatar Airways flights and speedboat transfers is €2998 per person. Upgrade to the Select All Inclusive ( dine in any of the a la carte restaurants ) from €455 per person.  

In addition to the above I have secured an exclusive discount of €200 off per booking with the following travel agencies – for bookings made before 1st December only. Quote The Travel Expert 

Sunway, Dublin

Travel Counsellors, Country wide

Travel Focus, Cork
 

 

 

Attraction Tickets.com: 

Planning a trip Stateside? Attraction Tickets.com has a wide range of offers for Black Friday including:

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  • Up to $50 spending money per person plus free Starwars Galaxy’s Edge Magic Band when purchasing
  • Disney Magic tickets or Disney combo tickets.
  • Up to 44% off Discovery Cove Packages
  • 5% off Disney World and Universal Hotel Packages
  • 20% off Dubai Parks and Resorts tickets
  • Free Covid Cover on new bookings 

 
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American Holidays is offering up to €550 off Royal Caribbean cruise and stay holidays in the USA. Highlights include a 3-night stay at the 5-Star Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios with express pass, with a seven-night cruise on Harmony of the Seas. Price including flights, baggage and meals on cruise is €1940pp.
 
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Sun & Package Holidays:

Booking.com

Booking.com always have some of the best Black Friday deals, and this year is no exception. Save 30% on selected hotels in Ireland and around the world for travel up to 30th June 2022. Book by 1st December 2021. I have selected some hotel deals in Ireland below, but you can view all hotel deals here:
 
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TUI Holidays:

TUI is offering up to €250 off holidays departing from 22nd November 2021 – 31st October 2023. Book by 29th November 2021.  Use the following codes at the check out:

Use code BF100 and save €100 when you spend €1,000
Use code BF150 and save €150 when you spend €2,000
Use code BF250 and save €250 when you spend €3,000

Read: My top picks for family holidays in Greece for 2022
 
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Sunway Holidays:

sunway holidays black friday deals

Sunway is offering 5% off ALL bookings made on line before 28th November. Use code EXPERT 

 
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Click&Go has a variety of offers for Black Friday including a three-night stay in New York with Aer Lingus flights from just €379!

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Crystal Ski is offering €100 off ski bookings from December 2021 to April 2023 inclusive. Minimum spend €1000 before ski packs, room upgrades etc are added.  Book by 29th November and use code SKIBF100

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Irish Travel Agents Association has a selection of Black Friday offers on their website, including €50 off bookings on the Camino with uWalk.ie , Las Vegas and New York from €999 with American Holidays, and five-star luxury in Croatia from Cassidy Travel.

View offers here
 

 

 
Travel Department is offering €50pp on all new bookings of 7 nights or more departing January – April 2022 with the code VP-BF50, and €75 off any holiday of 8 night or more departing January – April 2022 with the code VP-BF75 . Book by 29th November 2021.
 

 

 
TD active Holidays is offering  €50pp off any 7 night holiday departing January to June 2022 with the code VP-BFTDA50 , and €75pp off any holiday of 8 nights or more departing January to June 2022 with the code VP-BFTDA75

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Black Friday Hotel Deals in Ireland:

 

5-star Mount Juliet Estate, B&B from €83pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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This super deal is based on staying in Mount Juliet’s Hunter’s Yard and includes breakfast. Why not treat yourself to a meal in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and make it a stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet recently and loved it, you can read all about my stay here:

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate
 

 

 
This deal is valid on selected dates from January – April. I have selected a few dates below but if the dates don’t suit, simply edit the search to suit your requirements. Supplements apply for Friday / Saturday nights. 

Book 27th February

 

Book 24th April 
 

 

 

Berehaven Pods, Castletownbere, Cork : €39pp

Berehaven pods

Situated on the Beara Peninsula in beautiful West Cork, these glamping pods are offering 30% off stays until 1st July 2022. I selected a date in March below, but many more dates are available.

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Clayton Hotel Limerick: 30% off selected stays

sunset over the Limerick Clayton hotel
The Clayton Hotel Limerick is offering 30% off stays up to 30th April 2022. Prices available from €95 per room including breakfast and full use of Club Vitae Leisure Club. Book by 3rd December.
 
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Wyatt Hotel, Westport: €35pp

Wyatt Hotel, Westport

The boutique Wyatt Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Westport and is offering overnight stays from €70 per room through Booking.com’s Black Friday Sale. I selected a date in February below, but many more dates are available. It also happens to be Westport’s only pet-friendly hotel.

Read: 40 Hotels in Ireland that allow dogs

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Castle Leslie, B&B, Afternoon Tea & Spa Treatment from €149pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight stay at the Lodge at Castle Leslie with breakfast, afternoon tea and a choice of either facial or massage for just €149pp! This is an incredible price for such a superb hotel, I stayed here a few years ago and loved it.

Read: Captivated by Castle Leslie

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Midlands Park Hotel: 20% off selected stays, room rates from €71

Midlands Park Hotel

The Midlands Park hotel is offering 20% off selected stays, with room rates from €71 per night including complimentary use of its award-winning Health & Leisure Club. It is also adding 20% to gift vouchers purchased before 30th November. 

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Riverside Park Hotel, Wexford: 30% off selected stays 

black friday hotel deals in Ireland

The 4-star Riverside Park Hotel is offering 30% off selected dates until May 2022. This offer is only available to book from Friday 26th November – Monday 29th November.

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5-star Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin: 25% off

dublin hotel deals

The luxurious InterContinental Dublin is offering 25% off the best available rate on rooms or suites for travel between the 29th of November to 4th September 2022. Book between the 26th November and the 3rd of December 2021. There is also a 7 days cancellation policy and no deposit is required to book.

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Post-Christmas family break in Woodstock Hotel, Clare: 2 Night Stay: €325

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The 4-star Woodstock Hotel in Clare has a tw0-night family stay from €325 on the 28th of December. Price is based on a family of four sharing a superior family room, and includes access to the onsite Leisure Centre with pool, kids pool.  

View offer here

 

See more festive family breaks here:

Read: 15 Family breaks between Christmas & New Year, 2 Night Stays from €310
 

 

 

Radisson Blu Belfast: Overnight Stay from €40pp including free parking  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast in the 4-Star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast for just €40pp! This super deal is valid on selected stays until 31st December and includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival, and free parking. Stay for two nights for €75pp and enjoy a bottle of Prosecco to share 🥂.

View offer here
 

 

 

West Cork Hotel, Cork: €40pp

The West Cork Hotel is offering rooms from €80 including breakfast from Black Friday until 3rd of December.

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Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Dublin: €53pp

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The Portmarnock Hotel has 30% off on selected dates with prices from €105 per room from January – June. Supplements apply for Friday / Saturday night stays.

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Claregalway Hotel, Galway: €35pp

The Claregalway Hotel is offering rooms from just €70 per night through Booking.com’s Black Friday Sale – various dates are available from January – March 2022.

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4-Star stay Shop & Stay in Dublin: B&B, Dinner, Cocktail & Shopping Collection: €99pp

Fancy a shopping trip in Dublin? For a limited time you can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast, dinner, cocktail, late check-out and an organised pick up for shopping bags for just €99 per person. This rate is available pre and post-Christmas.

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Read: 20 Dublin Hotel stays from €45pp
 

 

 

Clayton Whites Wexford: 20% off and more.

The popular Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford Town is offering 20% off stays with breakfast and a snipe of Bubbles and chocolates in your room on arrival. Boo by 28th November for stays up to March 2022.

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Hardiman Hotel, Galway: Up to 30% off

Hardiman Hotel Galway

The centrally located Hardiman Hotel has a selection of Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers. On Wednesday 24th November you can get pre-sale Black Friday offers of 30% off Luxury B&B for 48 hours only.

On Black Friday you can get 20% off Luxury B&B, and on Cyber Monday 20% off gift vouchers to use on accommodation, dining etc.

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5-star g Hotel, Galway: Up to 30% off selected stays:

g hotel Galway

Enjoy a night or two in Galway’s only five-star hotel. The g Hotel & Spa is offering 20% off selected stays if booked between the 26th and 29th of November. However, I have an insider tip – sign up to the g Hotel’s newsletter and receive a pre Black Friday VIP offer of 30% off selected dates.

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5-star Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh, B&B: £119

lough erne resort

Lough Erne is offering savings of up to 50% for Black Friday! Enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast and complimentary use of the infinity pool for just £119 midweek or £159 weekend. Lough Erne is also offering  discounts on spa treatments, meals and golf.

Read: Living it up at Lough Erne Resort

View offer here
 

 

 

Shopping & travel gifts:

The Loop Black Friday

Travelling anywhere this week? Clinique and Estee Lauder have free gifts available at the Loop if you spend €30 or €35 respectively, and Joe Malone London is offering a free miniature candle and cologne with purchase of €100 or more. Pre-order online via Click & Collect before 29th November 2021.

Read: Top 10 tips for travelling through Dublin Airport

See more here
 

 

 

Travel gifts make nice stocking fillers!

I’ve got some great Christmas gift ideas for people who like travelling as much as I do! From travel bags to travel themed jewellery and prints, Ive got plenty of ideas in this post.

unique travel gifts

 

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The Perfect Christmas Gift Box –  Hotel Stay & 3 Irish handmade products: €230

This fabulous Christmas Gift Box includes a one-night stay for two people including breakfast, at any of the 28 Select Hotels of Ireland, as well as three handmade Irish products.

This gift is beautifully presented in a presentation Christmas gift box that can be simply placed under the tree. It can be delivered anywhere on the Island of Ireland and delivery is included in the cost. Not only are you supporting small businesses, but also 28 Irish hotels too.

Buy here
 

 

 

Collect Double Avios when you shop online

When you are shopping online this week make sure you shop via the AerClub eStore. You will collect Double Avios as well as discounts in many online stores. Apple, Marks & Spencer, ASOS, Currys, Feelunique are participating in the event.

shop via the aerclub estore

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Prices and information is correct at the time of issue but is subject to change. It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity. I have taken the facilities, location and reviews from third party websites, these are subject to change so please check with individual hotels for clarification.
 

 

 
Please note some of my Black Friday travel deals contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no extra cost to you. When you make a booking, you do so via a third party website  Read more in my privacy policy.

 

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Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale Includes Return Flights to Maldives from €680!

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Fly to the Maldives from €680 return, and Zanzibar from just €535 return, with Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale.

Since my trip to the Maldives last week I have had many requests for prices, so I am delighted to showcase Qatar Airways Black Friday offers, which include amazing prices to Maldives, South Africa, Australia and lots more. All Black Friday sale fares are available to book from Friday 26th November.

Qatar Airways Black Friday

I have been a big fan of Qatar Airways since I flew with them to Malaysia in 2018, and I am not a bit surprised that they have been voted the world’s best airline six times – an achievement held by no other airline.

They have also won the world’s best business class, best business class seat, business class lounge, and catering. I could go on and on, but it might be easier to read my review of Qatar Airways service here and see the highlights from my recent trip with Qatar Airways here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It was not only Qatar Airways business class that impressed me. Economy class passengers can enjoy a generous baggage allowance , free seat selection and unlimited drinks on board – all included in the cost! And that’s not all – Qatar Airways has over 4,000 entertainment options to choose from.

Children are well catered for too, with kids traveller packs and children’s meals available. Wi-Fi is available on selected flights and lounge access is available to purchase – see more here.

review of qatar airways service

Another massive advantage of booking with Qatar Airways is the guaranteed flexibility that is offered across all fare types. If you book now, you have peace of mind knowing you have unlimited date and destination changes, or no-quibble refunds.

These flexible booking options are available for bookings made up to 31st May 2022 – see more about Qatar Airways guaranteed flexibility here.

qatar airways flexible booking options

Qatar Airways fly to 140 different destinations with all-inclusive fares starting from €459 in economy class and €1,689 in business class. I have chosen a few destinations to highlight from the Qatar Airways Black Friday sale below, but many more are available on their website

 

Male, Maldives:

Economy class from €680 return; Business Class from €2,273 return

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Maldives is on most travel bucket lists, but it may surprise you that it can be affordable, especially with airfares such as these! Choose economy class from just €702 return, or the world’s best business class from €2269 return.

I have visited three islands in the Maldives, and I am already planning a return visit – it is paradise! Enjoy a morning dip from your over water bungalow, relax on pristine white sand beaches, go snorkelling or diving in the Indian Ocean, and witness some of the best sunsets in the world.

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

Check prices here
 

 

Zanzibar, Tanzania:

Economy class from €535 return; Business Class from €1,797 return

Zanzibar Rock Island

Tanzania is home to some of the best safari adventures in the world. Whether you choose luxury tented camps in the Serengeti, or eco-friendly lodges at Ngorongoro Crater, you are bound to see some incredible wildlife. A few days on safari followed by a beach holiday in Zanzibar is the ultimate holiday for adventure lovers.

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

Check prices here

 

Australia:

Economy class from €987 and Business Class from €3,403 return

Visit Australia with Qatar Airways

While Australia may still be closed for leisure travellers, Australian residents and fully vaccinated family members of Australian citizens can now enter Australia without quarantine requirements – see more here. This will allow people to reunite with their families once again. There is also plans to allow vaccinated students and business visa holders to enter Australia – see more here.

It is important to note that not all states are open for visitors – see more here, it is vital you check the entry requirements for each state. With Qatar Airways guaranteed flexibility you know that if restrictions change, you can change dates or secure a refund without penalty, if you are due to travel before 31st May 2022.

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

Check prices here

 

Muscat, Oman:

Economy class from €625 return; Business Class from €2,486 return

Chedi Muscat hotel
Chedi Muscat Hotel

With its very own version of the Grand Canyon, superb white sand beaches, some of the best diving in the world, and mind blowing five-star hotels, Oman is a place that is firmly on my own wish list. 

For the ultimate in five-star luxury, check out Chedi Muscat Hotel which boasts an adult-only pool that is the longest pool in the Middle East. 

Book from 26th November to 2nd December 2021 for travel up to 30th September 2022.

Check prices here

 

Add a stopover in Qatar from $14:

Doha

Why choose one destination when you can have two? Qatar Airways offer some of the world’s best value stopover rates, with luxurious hotels available in Doha from just $14 per night! Visit the National Grand Mosque of Qatar, shop till you drop at the Souq Waqif or Villaggio Mall, and take in the waterfront views at La Corniche walkway.  

Note: If travelling onwards to another destination, you may need to take an additional PCR test in Doha before departure.

See more here

 

Black Friday Sale Terms and conditions:

  • This promotion applies to Qatar Airways operated flights only.
  • Sales period: 26 November 2021 – 2 December 2021.
  • Travel period: 26 November 2021 – 30th September 2022.
  • This promotion applies to Economy and Business Class tickets from Dublin to select destinations.
  • Minimum stay: 3 days.
  • Maximum stay: 1 month.
  • Seasonal surcharges, weekend surcharges, and blackout dates apply. Please review at the time of booking.
  • Fares shown are the lowest fares for a specific route in the next 6 months from today.
  • Fares are refreshed daily and may change.
  • Fares shown include taxes, fees, and airport surcharges, and are subject to availability.
  • Specific fare rules apply. Please review at the time of booking.

 

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Note: Travel restrictions and country entry requirements are changing regularly, so it is vital you check both before you book and before you travel, to ensure you have the right documents or testing required. I also recommend purchasing travel insurance with Covid cover when booking your holiday.

 

I hope this post on Qatar Airways Black Friday offers will inspire you to book a trip soon. This post was sponsored by Qatar Airways, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

 
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Valentines Weekend in Boston, Flights & 4-Star Hotel, €629!

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With the USA open for international visitors isn’t is about time you planned a trip Stateside? This super weekend in Boston is available on selected dates from January to March, including Valentines weekend.

Boston is the perfect city for a weekend break. It is easy to navigate on foot, and many of the top attractions are close together. Walk the Freedom Trail from Boston Common, enjoy the famous Boston Duck Boat Tour, or take in a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. There are so many things to do over a weekend in Boston, but make sure to take time to chill out and appreciate its historic centre too! 

Old State Hall, Boston

Boston is a mecca for shoppers, with everything from Bloomingdales to Primark located here, but don’t miss Faneuil Hall, also known as Quincy Market. This is a great place to enjoy some local artisan foods and to pick up some souvenirs to bring home.
 

 

 
I found a great deal staying in the 4-star boutique hotel Staypineapple, South End. Located in Boston’s historic quarter and close to the Back Bay area, this modern chic hotel is within walking distance of Boston’s top attractions, restaurants and bars.

Staypineapple Hotel is a great choice for a weekend in Boston

I have many more hotel choices, as well as information on the top things to do in Boston in this post:  

Read: Boston and Cape Cod travel guide – top things to do and where to stay
 

 

 
Fly direct from Dublin to Boston with Aer Lingus on the 12th of February, and enjoy a three night hotel stay from €629 per person.
 

 

 
Aer Lingus have extended their flexible booking policy until September 2022, so you can rest assured if you need to cancel or change your booking, you can do so free of charge up to seven days before departure.

Read: Aer Lingus allow free changes across all fare types up to September 2022
 

 

 
View flights here €398pp

View hotel here €231pp
 

 

 
Note travel restrictions apply for travel to the USA. Currently only vaccinated travellers are allowed to enter the USA, and proof of a negative Covid-19 test must be presented on arrival. Restrictions are subject to change – see more here.
 

 

 
Prices are correct at the time of issue, but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.

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4-Star Holiday Deal to Malta, 2nd March, 1 week, €233pp

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Malta is steeped in history and culture, and is blessed with 300 days of sunshine. This holiday deal to Malta is the perfect way to experience it.

For a small island in the Mediterranean, just 17 miles long and 9 miles wide, Malta sure packs a few punches. Its natural beauty can be seen in the many limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and hidden coves that are dotted around the island, and it is also home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With an average temperatures of 17 degrees in November, and great value airfares, this holiday deal to Malta is the perfect spring break.
 

 

 
Take a boat trip to the famous Blue Lagoon, go snorkelling in its crystal clear waters or explore some of the many Game of Thrones locations.  There are so many things to do in Malta.

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The capital, Valletta is one of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta. With 320 historic monuments and a stunning natural harbour, no holiday to Malta would be complete without visiting this incredible city. Built by the Knights of St. John, it is described as ‘one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world’ by UNESCO.
 

 

 
One of the advantages of being a ‘small’ city is that rather than being full of massive international hotel chains, you can expect to find chic boutique hotels within the city walls. You will also discover trendy shops, bars and restaurants, and a lively atmosphere.

Read: Top 10 reasons to visit Malta

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There are many holiday resorts on the island but I have chosen Mellieha for my holiday deal to Malta. It is home to one of Malta’s best beaches, and is generally considered one of Malta’s more relaxing resorts.
 

 

 
The 4-star Hotel Solana has a hill top location in the centre of the city and offers stunning views from its roof-top pool. I have based this price on a standard room with balcony, but there are many room types available, including junior suites and studio apartments.

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This holiday deal to Malta is based on flying from Dublin on the 2nd of March for seven nights. However, Ryanair are currently offering flights from Dublin to Malta three times per week, so if this date doesn’t suit simply edit the dates when you click on the links below. 

 

Search flights here 2nd March €85pp

View hotel here €148pp – Standard Room with Balcony
 

 

 
Prices and facilities are correct at the time of issue, but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this holiday deal to Malta contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.

 

 
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Short Break in Marbella – 14th May, Flights & Hotel, 3 nights €272pp

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Kickstart your summer with a short break in Marbella for just €272! This super deal includes flights and three-nights hotel accommodation.

May is a great time to enjoy a short break in Marbella. The Old Town and marina at Puerto Banus are less busy, and of course prices are lower than the peak summer months. Ryanair is offering return flights from Dublin to Malaga in October for just €110, and there is a host of accommodation options to choose from.
 

 

 
Enjoy long strolls along the promenade that leads from Marbella Old Town into Puerto Banus. The Old Town is extremely pretty, and in typical Spanish fashion, boasts white washed buildings brimming with pretty flowers.

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The main square, Orange Square,  has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from, and you will find plenty of retail therapy in the Old Town.

Puerto Banus is where the nightlife happens – the port is adorned with numerous bars and restaurants. Although restaurants and bars are plentiful, it is recommended to book your favourites in advance. However, travelling in May you should find things are a lot less busy here.
 

 

 
There is nothing quite like wandering from one end of the port to the other, gazing at the super yachts berthed in the marina, or ogling the luxury cars zipping past. There are plenty of designer shops along the marina too, if even for window shopping.

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However, Puerto Banus offers more than just the marina. There is a large selection of shops and restaurants away from the port, including a large El Corte Ingles, that sells everything from clothing to kayaks.
 

 

 
I found a great deal to the 4-star Princesa Playa Apart-hotel, which is located right beside the beach and just five minutes walk from the Old Town in Marbella. The small roof-top pool with sea views is particularly popular with guests. The location couldn’t be better and is highly recommended on TripAdvisor.

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Princesa Playa

This is a super choice if you are looking for short break in Marbella that won’t break the bank. Price is just €162 per person for three nights on the 14th of May.
 

 

 
If you are looking for the glitz and glamour that Marbella is renowned for, then check out the adult-only Amàre Beach Hotel. Its stunning beachfront location on top of its stylish modern interior, luxury Spa and upmarket Amàre Club, has made this hotel the place to be seen in Marbella. Price for a three-night stay here is €411 per person.

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Amàre Marbella Club

 

 

 
Search flights here €110pp

View Princesa Playa €162pp

View Amàre Club €411pp

 

Car hire from Malaga airport starts at €75.00 for the 5 days, or simply pre-book a transfer here.  
 

 

 
Prices for this short break in Marbella are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note accommodation facilities are subject to change. that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.
 

 

 
It is important to be aware of Spain’s entry requirements, including the need to fill out a Passenger Locator form online before you travel, and that these entry requirements can change at any time. 
 
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It is also vital that if you are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid that you have proof of this. If you have not yet received your Digital Covid Certificate, or need more information on testing or entry requirements, you can find out more in these posts:

Latest travel updates on international travel – your questions answered

Top 10 tips for travelling during Covid-19

Travelling overseas? Make sure you fill out passenger locator forms in advance
 

 

 

 

 

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Special Offer to Sorrento, October Mid Term Break, Flights & Hotel, 1 Week, €515!

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Spend the October mid term break along the Amalfi Coast. This special offer to Sorrento includes flights for seven nights and hotel with free cancellation!

The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s most beautiful coastlines, and this special offer to Sorrento gives you the perfect opportunity to explore all its highlights. The views from the coastline, combined with colourful hilltop towns have made it a bucket list favourite for many years.

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Sorrento is one of the biggest resorts along the coast, and also one of the liveliest. The streets are full of al fresco eateries and plenty of designer shops. Sipping a cocktail as you watch the stylish Italians pass you by is a nice start to the evening, and a nice meal in one of Sorrento’s fantastic restaurants is the perfect way to end it.

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However, Sorrento is just the tipping point, you simply have to explore the neighbouring resorts too. Take a water taxi to Positano, Amalfi or Ravello and admire the local villages. Visit the isle of Capri, or if you are feeling adventurous take a trip to Pompeii, or climb Mount Vesuvius.

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I found this special offer to Sorrento for seven nights over the October mid term break. Stay in the popular Villa Fiorita with breakfast included for only €515 – and that includes return flights from Dublin. Want to bring the kids along? There is a Quad room with balcony and sea view available too. Price for two adults and two children, with flights included is €1990. 

 

 
Highly rated on Tripadvisor, the Villa Fiorita offers beautiful views over the Bay of Naples and has a panoramic sun terrace. Located just 6km from the centre of Sorrento, it offers the best of both worlds – you can enjoy its peaceful location, or avail of its free shuttle bus to the centre of Sorrento.
 

 

 
This special offer to Sorrento is based on flying to Naples on the 24th of October. If this date doesn’t suit you, or you want a longer or shorter duration, simply edit the search to suit your requirements. Check out my ultimate guide to the Amalfi Coast for many more resort and accommodation recommendations. 

 
View flights here €227pp

View hotel here  €288pp
 

 

 

Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note that this special offer to Sorrento contains affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery

 

 

 

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Weekend Break in Venice – 3 Nights, Flights & Hotel, 2nd April, €332pp

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There has never been a better time to visit one of the world’s most beautiful cities. This weekend break in Venice is the perfect way to make up for lost time!

The unique floating city of Venice simply has to be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is romantic, captivating and will inspire you at every corner. There are so many iconic sights to see and this weekend break in Venice will give you the perfect opportunity to see them.
 

 

 
With international visitors starting to return, you should be able to enjoy a holiday atmosphere, but without the massive crowds. Sipping a latte on St Mark’s Square and taking a gondola ride through the canals, both cost a small fortune, but simply have to be done! There are plenty of things you can do for free though.
 

 

 
Visit the Basilica di San Marco and the Campanile Tower, cross the famous Rialto bridge or simply wander through the back streets and alleyways and see every day Venetian life. Read my post about the top things to do in Venice here.

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I found a great deal in the superbly located Mercurio Hotel. Located just five-minutes walk to St. Mark’s Square, with views over the Barcaroli Canal, this is one of the best value hotels in Venice.
 

 

 
I have chosen Saturday the 2nd of April, but if these dates don’t suit simply edit the search via the link below, to suit your requirements. The flights to Venice are with Aer Lingus and cost just €104 return, and should you need to change dates, you can do so free of charge up to seven days before departure.
 

 

 
This weekend in Venice also includes a hotel rate with free cancellation – the price is even less if you choose a non-refundable rate. I lots more hotel options in this post: 

Read: Top things to do in Venice and where to stay
 

 

 
View Flights €104pp

 

View Hotel €228pp

 

 

 

 

Prices and facilities are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

 

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New Year In Iceland, Flights, Baggage & 4-Star Hotel, 4-Nights, €579

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Plan ahead and spend New Year in Iceland – who knows the Northern Lights might even light up the skies on New Years Eve…

I went to Iceland a few years ago and I loved it. It was everything I hoped it would be and so much more. The scenery, the people, everything about the trip was amazing, even though we had the worst snow storms. We saw the Northern Lights, something that was on my bucket list for years. This time of year is a good time to see them, so fingers crossed you will too.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We also swam in the Blue Lagoon. Bathing in the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon with snow all around us was something really special. In fact the whole island looked like a Winter wonderland.

Read my top things to do in Iceland.

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I found a great deal staying in the 4-star Icelandair Reykjavik Natura Hotel. This eco-friendly hotel is superb value and is home to the only heated indoor hotel pool in the area. You will also find a 24-hour gym, steam bath, sauna and hot tub.

Rooms are small but modern, and are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. This can be useful in a country that is not cheap on the ground!
 

 

 
I have based this deal for New Year in Iceland on a four night stay, which should give you time to see the highlights. TOP TIP: Make sure you book the Northern Lights tour for the night you arrive. If it is cancelled due to poor visibility (which happens regularly), this will give you time to re schedule for another night.
 

 

 
I have added direct links to Skyscanner below which show flights departing on the 29th of December for €242, but the cost I have highlighted below is €334. It is important to note that the cheaper fare of €242 is non changeable and does not include checked baggage. Iceland will be freezing in December – you will need to bring a checked bag!
 

 

 
Therefore. I have priced this package on the Economy Standard Fare which includes cabin baggage, checked baggage, seat selection, and a free date change. I recommend scrolling down to the Icelandair website to book these flights, and not to book via the third-party website.

So go on, plan ahead and ring in the New Year in Iceland! 

 
View flights here €334pp economy standard fare
 
View hotel here €245pp
 

 

 
Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note that some of the links in this post are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 

 

 

Sarah

 

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20 Last Minute Hotel Deals in January – Prices from €40pp

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Book one of these last minute hotel deals in Ireland in January. With prices from just €40 per person, why not treat yourself to an overnight escape.

Fancy a quick getaway that won’t break the bank? Why not treat yourself to a Full Irish breakfast, a swim or even a spa treatment! These last minute hotel deals are based on one night stays in January. If you want to stay longer, or if the dates I have chosen don’t suit, simply edit the dates to suit your requirements – there are lots more dates available at the same price.

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Almost all hotels are 4-star with swimming pools, and all are highly rated on TripAdvisor, however it is important to note that some facilities may have restrictions in place.

Read: 10 Staycation tips for holidaying in Ireland during Covid-19

Note some of the links below contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

1. Cork: Garryvoe Hotel, €55pp

Garryvoe Hotel is one of the few hotels with large family rooms near the sea.

The Garryvoe Hotel is a firm favourite with beach lovers. There is a health club with gym, jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor hot tub, as well as a 25 metre swimming pool and aqua jogging ring. The hotel is tastefully furnished in contemporary style, with sea views from all public areas, and boasts a choice of dining options. 

 
View offer here
 

 

 

2. Antrim: Clayton Hotel Belfast, €49pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Centrally located in the heart of the city, with the Titanic Exhibition and Victoria Square close by, this a great choice to explore Belfast. I also recommend taking the 30-minute drive to the Gobbins Cliff Path Walk – but make sure you prebook.
 

 

 
The four-star Clayton Hotel Belfast boasts the stylish restaurant and bar, Avenue 22, as well as the Club Vitae Leisure Club with swimming pool, modern fitness centre and a beauty salon.

View offer here
 

 

 

3. Clare: Hotel Woodstock, Superior Room, €40pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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.

View offer here
 

 

 

4. Wexford: The Riverside Park Hotel, B&B & Cocktail €48pp

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The Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club is a great choice for a last minute getaway. The leisure club and lively Alamo Steakhouse are sure to please, and its close proximity to Curacloe Beach and Wexford’s top attractions offer endless opportunities for day trips. This super deal includes a full Irish breakfast, and a cocktail on arrival.

View offer here
 

 

 

5. Donegal: The Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa, €50pp

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This award-winning 4-star hotel is an ideal choice if you want to escape to the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula. We explored Inishowen this summer and were blown away by its beauty – it is without a doubt one of Ireland’s hidden gems.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With a swimming pool, spa, and the popular Jacks Bar and Restaurant, it is no surprise that it receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor from previous guests. We enjoyed lunch here during our visit this year and loved it.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Inishowen Peninsula

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6. Dublin: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire: €50pp

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The Royal Marine Hotel is an ideal choice for those who wish to combine a city break with a seaside location. There are some gorgeous walks along Dun Laoghaire Promenade and Pier, or why not take a boat trip with Dublin under Sail – I did this recently and loved it.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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If you just want to relax, you can do that too – the Royal Marine hotel has a health club and indoor pool, as well as a choice of dining options in Hardys bar and the Dun Bistro.

Read: 10 Spas in Ireland for the perfect winter break

Read: 16 easy walks in Dublin for all fitness levels

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7. Galway: Connemara Coast Hotel, B&B: €55pp

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Offering spectacular views over the Atlantic, yet only 10 minutes drive from Galway City, the Connemara Coast Hotel offers the best of both worlds. The Leisure club boasts a 19 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. With the Connemara coast and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, you may wish to extend your stay…
 
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8. Kilkenny: 5-star Mount Juliet Estate, Twin Room B&B: €95pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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. Why not treat yourself to a meal in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and make it a stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet recently and loved it, you can read all about my stay here:

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate.

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9. Dublin: Trinity City Hotel, Superior Twin / Double, €60pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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For a central stay in the capital you can’t beat the Trinity City Hotel. Located opposite Trinity College, just minutes from Henry Street, Grafton Street and the DART Station, the location just couldn’t be better.

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I stayed here recently and loved its modern decor and relaxed dining options. The heated interior terrace is the perfect choice if you want to enjoy some al fresco cocktails, and the open plan restaurant boasts floor to ceiling windows.

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10. Laois: Midlands Park Hotel, B&B, Irish Coffee & More, €50pp

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The Midlands Park Hotel is located in the centre of Portlaoise and has the added benefit of a health and fitness club with a 22 metre pool, treatment rooms and fitness centre. The Winter Indulgence one night package includes and overnight stay with breakfast, Baileys hot chocolate or Irish coffee, €10 off Jule Day Spa and 10% discount at Kildare Village. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We stayed here recently and loved its modern style and lively bar. Kellys Steakhouse deserves all the hype it gets – just make sure you book it in advance. The Midlands Park Hotel is ideally located to explore the many attractions in Laois, Kildare and Kilkenny, and shoppers will love its close proximity to Kildare Village, just 20 minutes away.

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11. Limerick: Clayton Hotel with Breakfast, Dinner and Drinks, €95pp

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I’ve got an exclusive hotel deal for you, staying in the highly-rated Clayton Limerick Hotel. Boasting stunning river views over the Shannon, a leisure centre on site, and a choice of dining options, this is one of the most popular hotels in the city.
 

 

 
From a mere €80 based on 3 sharing or €95 per person based on 2 sharing, you can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast, a 4-course dinner, a complimentary cocktail, and Prosecco in your room on arrival.  This deal is available on various dates throughout January and February.

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12. Wexford: Clayton Whites Hotel, €50pp

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Enjoying a town centre location with a reputation for great service and facilities, the Clayton Whites Hotel is one of Wexford’s best known hotels. As well as a 20-metre pool there is a Tranquillity Spa with thermal suite and forty different treatments available.

This is a great choice if you are looking for last minute hotel deals in Ireland with a luxury spa on site.

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13. Meath: Trim Castle Hotel, B&B €50pp 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Overlooking Trim Castle, with a choice of dining options, this is one of the most popular last minute hotel deals for Dubliners. Its proximity to the capital means you can be relaxing on the terrace within an hour of leaving your house. Enjoy some of the many activities available in the Boyne Valley or simply relax and enjoy the views.

Read: 5 Activity breaks less than an hour from Dublin

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14. Monaghan: The Lodge at Castle Leslie, B&B €85pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Castle Leslie is one of the few great Irish castle estates that still remains in the hands of the founding family. It is often described as ‘Europe’s most romantic hotel’ – and I can see why. This is the perfect overnight escape or romantic getaway, and is superb value at this time of year.

Read how I was captivated by Castle Leslie here.

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15. Kilkenny: Langtons Hotel, B&B €49pp

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Langtons Hotel is practically a landmark in Kilkenny at this stage.  I recall many great nights here over the years – it won Black and White Pub of the Year four times in a row.
 

 

 
Its superb location in the heart of Kilkenny, ideal for anyone looking to be within walking distance of Kilkenny Castle, shopping, and all the great pubs and restaurants that Kilkenny is renowned for.

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16. Dublin: The Spencer Hotel, Superior Balcony Room: €88pp

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Enjoy river views from your balcony, a swim in the health club, and some delicious cocktails, in this modern 4-Star Dublin hotel. It’s location is great too, with EPIC museum just minutes away, and Dublin city centre’s shopping streets within walking distance.
 

 

 
The Luas tram line stops outside the door, offering a five-minute connection to Connolly Station, should you wish to explore Dublin’s suburbs or go further afield. 

Read: 20 Dublin hotel deals – Overnight stays from €50pp 

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17. Mayo: Breaffy House Hotel, Twin Room: €60pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We stayed in Breaffy House Resort on two occasions 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, check out my blog posts here:

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

Read: 10 reasons to choose Breaffy House Resort for your next staycation

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18. Westmeath: Sheraton Athlone, €40pp

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Located in the heart of Athlone, the highly rated Sheraton Hotel ticks all boxes for an overnight escape. It has a 20 metre pool, a luxury spa, and stylish dining options. All guests receive the property’s Platinum Card, which provides discounts on a number of shops in Athlone town centre.

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19. Derry: Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel, €47pp

Last minute hotel deals in the city of Derry.

Did you know that Derry is one of the world’s best preserved walled-cities, and is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland? Derry is brimming with culture and history and is waiting to be explored.

Stay at the 4-star Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel which boasts an award-winning restaurant and leisure centre, and is just 15-minutes drive from the city centre – for a mere €47pp.
 

 

 
Alternatively if you prefer to stay inside the city walls, you can stay at the five-star Bishops Gate Hotel, for just €71 per person.

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20. Clare: 3-Star Falls Hotel, Twin / Double Room €49pp  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I had the pleasure of staying in the Falls Hotel this summer, and loved the swimming pool and outdoor hot tub!

The Falls Hotel & Spa is ideally situated to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, with the Cliffs of Moher and the lively town of Doolin less than 15 minutes away. You can also help the environment by staying here – the Falls Hotel & Spa is officially a carbon neutral hotel.

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I hope this post on last minute hotel deals will help you plan a nice getaway. 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.
 

 

 
These last minute hotel deals were researched across various hotel booking sites. When you make a booking you do so via a third party website. Prices are correct at the time of publishing but may change. Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.

 


 

 

 

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Family Holiday in Lake Garda for October Mid Term Break: 1 week Flights & Apt From €1115

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Hoping to get away for the October mid term break? This family holiday in Lake Garda might do the trick!

With Ryanair and Aer Lingus both flying to Verona at the end of October, a family holiday in Lake Garda might be a good idea for the Halloween break. I hope that travel restrictions will not be in place at that time, but as always I recommend booking accommodation with free cancellation just in case you are unable to travel.
 

 

 
This deal is priced with Ryanair flights, but if you prefer to fly Aer Lingus the supplement is €79 per person. Both airlines will allow free changes up to 31st December, but with Ryanair you must travel before 31st December, Aer Lingus will allow you to change to travel in 2022.

Read: Aer Lingus allowing free changes up to 31st December
 

 

 
Lake Garda ticks all boxes, it’s got scenery, sights and plenty of style! Enjoy quiet lakeside towns, Gardaland’s thrill rides, and explore the new cycle path that is due to open this summer. I love taking water taxis across the lake and discovering new towns. The nearby city of Verona should also not be missed. One thing for sure is that if you book a family holiday in Lake Garda, you won’t be short of things to do!

Sirmione, Lake Garda

There are so many different resorts to choose from, but my personal favourite is Sirmione. It’s situated at the south of the Lake, which is handy for visiting Gardaland as well as being close to Verona. Sirmione is situated at the tip of a long peninsula that juts out into the Lake. The old town has a fairytale like castle that sets the tone and gives a magical feel to the place. Take time to explore the narrow streets which are buzzing with local shops and Italian Osterias.
 

 

 
The Garda Village apartments are situated close to Sirmione near the lakeshore and are ideally located if you want to explore Lake Garda and some of Italy’s top attractions. These basic bungalow style apartments are situated in a large complex with camping and mobile homes too. There is plenty of on-site entertainment including a swimming pool.

family holiday in Lake Garda for the October mid term break

Personally I would recommend a car if booking a family holiday in Lake Garda ( there is free parking on site), but they also have a shuttle service to take you to nearby attractions, if you don’t fancy driving. There are also some gorgeous holiday homes available, check out this beauty with a private pool.

holiday home in Lake garda with private pool
 

 

 
There are so many things to see and do nearby, but if travelling with kids, Gardaland is a must. This is one of the best theme parks in Europe and is a great day out for all the family. I would also recommend a  visit to the amphitheatre in Verona, but for more inspiration check out my handy guide to Lake Garda. I have been asked about weather during October, and while it may not be sun bathing weather, it should be warm, with the average temperature approx. 16 degrees last year – see historical weather here.

Gardaland, Lake Garda
 

 

 
Fly from Dublin to Verona on the 22nd of October for only €126 per person with Ryanair, alternatively choose to fly on the 23rd of October with Aer Lingus for €188 per person. 
 

 

 
The Garda Village two-bedroom bungalows are €611 for seven nights. Mobile home rates are cheaper and also available. There are many more accommodation options to choose from including some gorgeous holiday homes here.

Search Ryanair here €126pp

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See apartments here 2-bedroom bungalow €611

 

 

 
All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to availability. Please note flights and accommodation has been researched on third-party websites and facilities are subject to change – please check with individual airlines and accommodation for clarification on travel restrictions. Attractions such as Gardaland may also have restrictions in place.
 

 

 
Some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made but at no additional cost to you.

 

Sarah

 

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Santorini Holiday – Aer Lingus Flights & Hotel, 18th May 1 week, €577

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Scratch one off the bucket list and kick start your summer with a Santorini holiday in May.

Santorini is undoubtedly one of top places to visit in the world, so I was delighted when Aer Lingus announced they were going to continue flying direct from Dublin airport this year. Wouldn’t a Santorini holiday be the ultimate way to kick start your summer?
 

 

 
I love Aer Lingus’ flexible booking options, so if you do decide to book a Santorini holiday now, you know that you can change your flights as many times as you like up to 3oth of September. And, if you opt for their Plus or Smart fare, you can cancel and avail of a refund voucher that is valid for five years.  

Read: Aer Lingus allow free changes for Summer 2022
 

 

 
Santorini is still on my own bucket list – I can’t wait to visit, but I want to spend a week there, and not simply get a glimpse from a cruise ship visit. The picture postcard villages of Oia and Fira have to be one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset – and this is only possible if you book a Santorini holiday. 

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The island is quite small, so if you choose to stay on the beach side, you will never be longer than 30 minutes bus ride from the stunning villages of Oia, Imerovigli and Fira. The beach resorts have plenty of life, and the restaurants and bars offer better value for money.
 

 

 
I often see luxury hotels with private pools being advertised, but it is also possible to book a Santorini holiday on a budget – there are plenty of three and four-star hotel options to choose from.

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I found a great deal in the highly rated Unique Galini Oia. This white-washed guest house is located in Santorini’s most popular resort Oia. This Cycladic-style home with a heated swimming pool, sun terrace and air-conditioned rooms is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor and is great value for such a central location. A homemade breakfast is also included in the price of your stay.
 

 

 
Fly from Dublin to Thira on the 18th of May and enjoy a seven-night Santorini Holiday in this superb location with breakfast included, for just €577 per person. 

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If this date or hotel doesn’t suit you simply edit the dates on the links below, there are many other flight and accommodation options to choose from.  
 
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Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a commission if a booking is made. However these links do not increase the cost for you in any way.
 

Sarah

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20 Family Hotel Deals in Ireland During Easter Holidays – 2 Night Stays from €216!

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From Dublin to Donegal, Cork to Clare, check out these family hotel deals in Ireland with prices from €216 for two nights during Easter school holidays!

 
With Christmas officially over, perhaps now is the time to start thinking about Easter holidays. I have highlighted family hotel deals in Ireland based on two-night stays during the first week of school holidays. However, if you have specific dates in mind, or need change the duration of your stay, simply edit the search dates to suit your requirements.

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As always I recommend booking a room with free cancellation, incase there are any changes to the facilities listed below, or you need to cancel your booking at the last minute.

Most of these Easter family hotel deals in Ireland include my affiliate links – where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

1. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo: Family of 4, €328; Family of 6, €472

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We stayed in Breaffy House Hotel on a few occasions, and love it family atmosphere and superb facilities. It is situated on 101 acres and there is a spa and swimming pool on site. It is also a great base to discover to some of Mayo’s top attractions, including Westport, Achill, Croagh Patrick and DownPatrick Head.
 

 

 
I fell in love with Mayo’s beaches, and if you fancy cycling, the Great Western Greenway is only a 30 minute drive away. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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2. 3-Star Falls Hotel & Spa, Clare: Family Room, €365

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We enjoyed a great value stay at The Falls Hotel this summer, and as you can see from the above image, I enjoyed their superb spa! The Falls Hotel is ideally situated to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, with the Cliffs of Moher and the lively town of Doolin less than 15 minutes away.

You can also help the environment by staying here – the Falls Hotel & Spa is officially a carbon neutral hotel.

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3. Dunboyne Castle Hotel, B&B, Family Suite €369

Dunboyne Castle Spa.

Enjoy a family break in the Boyne Valley over the Easter holidays. Visit Tayto Park, Newgrange, Trim Castle or simply relax and enjoy the facilities at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa.
 

 

 
Set in 21 acres of gardens and woodlands, with fairy trails for children, and a spa with outdoor hot tub for adults, it offers the best of both worlds.  You won’t even have to leave the hotel for dinner, as the award-winning Ivy Restaurant is the perfect choice for an evening meal.

Read: 5 Activity breaks less than an hour from Dublin

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4. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (6) €444

The traditional Quilty Holiday Cottages are located on Clare’s coast and offer panoramic views on the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine walking the Cliffs of Moher, and returning to an open fire in your cottage – bliss! These three-bedroom homes sleep up to six and offer complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. 

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5. Clonakilty Park Hotel, Cork, 2-bedroom apartment: €430

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This Clonakilty Park Hotel is a popular choice with families due to its superb facilities. There is an award-winning leisure centre, a play zone with separate teen area, and a kids camp usually operates during school holidays.

A three-screen cinema, outdoor playground, high ropes and zip wire adventure centre, and family friendly dining options are also located within the complex. The hotel offers family rooms as well as two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom holiday homes.

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6. Riverside Park Hotel , Wexford: Family Room €238 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Riverside Park Hotel is a great value choice for a families looking to explore all that Wexford has to offer – there are so many things to do in Wexford with kids. We stayed overnight here during the summer and enjoyed its choice of dining options and family friendly facilities.
 

 

 
Guests have complimentary access to the leisure centre with swimming pool and kids pool, and there is a large playground next door to the hotel. Superior family rooms are also available with separate TV’s for kids, and can cater for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

Read: Top things to do in Wexford with kids.

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7. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo, Two-bedroom Family Room: €376

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Set on beautiful grounds overlooking Benbulben Mountain, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, the 4-star Clayton Sligo ticks all boxes for a family holiday in Ireland. The leisure centre has a separate kids pool, and two bedroom family suites sleep two adults and three children.

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8. Jameson Court, 2-bedroom Apartment, Galway: €560

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With a superb beachfront location in Salthill, these modern apartments offer stunning sea views and are beautifully furnished. With Galway city, Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, these will surely be one of the most popular options for self catering breaks in Ireland.
 
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9.  Jurys Inn Belfast, Superior Family Room: €502

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Jurys Inn is located in the heart of Belfast, next to Belfast’s city Hall. It boasts stylish bedrooms and modern dining options and is ideal for a family stay in the city.
 

 

 
Belfast is brimming with family attractions including indoor skydiving at Vertigo, Ireland’s award-winning Science and Discovery Centre W5, and make sure you take a spin to Colin Glen Forest Park to enjoy their Gruffalo Trail, ziplines and alpine coaster.

Read: 20 things to do in Belfast with kids and teenagers

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10. Kilkenny: 5-star Mount Juliet Estate, B&B: €615

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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. We enjoyed a family stay here last summer and loved it, you can read all about it here:

Read: My review of Mount Juliet Estate

Read: Top 10 things to do in Kilkenny with kids

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11. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: Deluxe apartment, €475

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bellavista Hotel & self-catering suites offer beautiful views of Cork Harbour in the pretty town of Cobh. There is a traditional Irish bar and a Chinese restaurant on site, and the highly rated Spike Island tour, Fota Wildlife Park and Titanic Experience are right on your doorstep.

This is a great choice for families looking for an Easter break with plenty of activities close by.

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12. Mill Park Hotel, Donegal: B&B, €476

swimming pool at the Millpark Hotel Donegal.

Located close to Donegal town, with some of Ireland’s best beaches and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is one of the best value family hotel deals in Ireland. There is a swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym onsite, as well as a choice of dining options. 

Read: Top 10 things to do in Inishowen, Donegal

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13. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family room (Sleeps 5) €288

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Located just 20 minutes from Galway City, within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, and with a leisure centre and large family rooms, this is a great value choice for family hotel deals in Ireland. This deal can accommodate a family of five.

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14. Johnstown Estate, Meath, 2 bedroom House, €498

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Johnstown Estate is the ideal choice if you want a luxury family break that is close to Dublin. Set within 120 acres of stunning parkland, this 1750’s Georgian residence has extensive leisure and spa facilities, golf and horse riding, as well as a choice of dining options.
 

 

 
The two-bedroom self-catering lodges are perfect for families who want to enjoy all the hotel’s facilities but enjoy the benefits of spacious self catering homes. Each lodge has a separate dining and relaxing area and a terrace that opens onto a green with a small children’s play area.

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15. Woodstock Hotel, Clare, Superior Family Room: €216

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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.

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16. Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, Deluxe Family Room: €500

family hotels in Ireland - Newpark Hotel Kilkenny has a pet farm.

The Newpark Hotel is often regarded as one of the best family hotels in Ireland – I have no doubt your kids will agree. It was voted Family Friendly Hotel of the year in 2020 at Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards, the fact that there is a wildlife park and a go-karting track (8+) on site might have something to do with that.
 

 

 
Children will love meeting the llamas, emus, rabbits and donkeys, and there are over 40 acres of parkland to explore. There is also a fairy trail, treetop zip line, sandpit with diggers, seasonal kids club including weekend evening sessions, and a swimming pool.

Superior family rooms can sleep families of five and interconnecting rooms are also available. There is also a parenting room onsite, with microwave, fridge, steriliser and baby changing facilities.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Kilkenny with kids

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17. Castlerosse Park Resort, Kerry, Family Room: €482

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Castlerosse hotel overlooks its own 9 hole golf course, the Killarney Lakes and the Magillicuddy Reeks. They even have their own resident deer on the grounds. There is a leisure centre with pool on site and there are plenty of dining options to suit all the family.
 

 

 
There is so much to see and do in Killarney including the National Park, Muckross House and Gardens and Torc Waterfall. We stayed here a few years ago and enjoyed the 2km walk through the National Park to Killarney town. We travelled around the Ring of Kerry too – read what I got up to here.

Read: My family holiday in Killarney

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18. Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford, Family Flexi Room: €635

Amber Springs is one of the best family hotels in Ireland

Amber Springs is without a doubt one of the best family hotels in Ireland and it is not difficult to see why. There are so many facilities to keep kids entertained, including Amber Park with go karting, mini golf, archery and the Amber Express train.

If the weather is not in your favour, you don’t need to worry, there is a playzone with state-of-the-art jungle gym, a tween room with air hockey and foosball, and a VR room with gaming consoles. There is also an indoor pool and a cinema!
 

 

 
And if all of that wasn’t enough there is a birds of play display, reptile show, dancing games and lots more fun activities in the kids club. There is a wide selection of family rooms to choose from, including the Amber family den suite, which has two sets of bunk beds, sleeping up to four children.

Read: Top things to do in Wexford with kids.

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19. 5-star Radisson Blu St Helens, Dublin, €379

five star Dublin hotel deals at the Radisson St Helens.

This great value Dublin hotel deal will you see you stay in a stunning Georgian mansion that dates all the way back to the 16th century. It is situated close to Dublin City Centre, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. If you fancy a luxurious family getaway that won’t break the bank – then look no further.

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20. Parkavon Hotel, Killarney: €298

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The Parkavon Hotel is ideally perfectly located within walking distance of Killarney town centre and Killarney National Park. It also boasts a leisure centre which should keep the kids happy. This 3-star hotel is great value for a family stay in Killarney.

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I hope this post on family hotel deals in Ireland will help you plan an Easter 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.
 

 

 
These deals were researched across various hotel booking sites. When you make a booking you do so via a third party website. Prices are correct at the time of publishing but may change. Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.
 
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10 Self Catering Breaks in Ireland, 3-Night Stays July & August, from €450

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From Dublin to Donegal, Limerick to Leitrim, I’ve got 10 self catering breaks in Ireland this summer.

Self catering breaks in Ireland were extremely popular last year, and I can see that demand is already high for this summer. Whether you fancy a family break, or a catch up with friends, I’ve got 10 self catering breaks  in July and August to suit you. All have received good reviews from previous guests, and have flexible booking options. I also found some options with access to swimming pools. 

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I have priced these self catering breaks in Ireland for three-night stays in July and August, but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements, simply click on the links below and edit the search dates accordingly.
 

 

 
Please note that some facilities may not be available and are subject to change, so it is best to check with the hotel or apartment if there is any facility you are particularly interested in. Note all links are affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

1. Park Place Apartments, Killarney, Kerry: 2-bedroom Apartment from €726

Park Place Apartments Killarney - self catering breaks in Ireland

Located in the centre of Killarney town centre, these bright, modern apartments are just 500 meters from the Killarney National Park. With the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way on  your doorstep, the possibilities for day trips is endless.

View offer here July €726

View offer here August €762
 

 

 

2. Carrick Plaza Suites, Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim: 2-bedroom apartment €567

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Blueway Waterpark, 20 minutes away.

Located in the heart of Carrick-On-Shannon, these modern two-bedroomed apartments sleep up to six, and three-bedroomed apartments sleep up to eight. Both boast panoramic views over the River Shannon. Take a cruise along the river, and enjoy Lough Key Forest Park. and the Blueway Waterpark (above) which is located 15 minutes away. The apartments are only a few minutes walk to the centre of this vibrant town. 

View offer here July €567

View offer here August €567
 

 

 

3. Beckett Locke, Dublin: 2-bedroom apartment: from €673

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The recently opened Beckett Locke is ideally located in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. Its stylish modern interiors, as well as an all-day restaurant, bar and fitness centre, allow all the comforts of a hotel, with the benefits of self catering facilities.

View offer here July €683
 
View offer here August €673
 

 

 

4. Jamestown Court 2-bedroom apartment, Salthill, Galway: €865

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With a superb beachfront location in Salthill, these modern apartments offer stunning sea views and are beautifully furnished. With Galway city, Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, these will surely be one of the most popular options for self catering breaks in Ireland.
 
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5. Self Catering at Lough Rynn, Roscommon: 3-bedroom house, €450

This three-bedroom house is located just 2-minutes walk from Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and 12 km from Carrick on Shannon. Take a cruise along the river, or enjoy an action packed day at Lough Key Forest Park or the Blueway Waterpark, which is just 30 minutes away. The beautiful Strandhill beach in Sligo is just an hour away.

View offer here July €450
 
View offer here August €450
 

 

 

6. St Anglea’s 3-bedroom apartment, Sligo: 4-bedroom apartment €545

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If you want to explore the Wild Atlantic Way on a budget, then look no further! Anglea’s apartment boasts free WiFi, an onsite gym and views of th Isle of Innisfree. Located just five miles from Sligo town, with Strandhill beach and Rosses Point close by, this is a great value option for self catering breaks in Ireland.

View offer here July €545

View offer here August €545
 

 

 

7. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from €696

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bellavista Hotel & self-catering suites offer beautiful views of Cork Harbour in the pretty town of Cobh. With a traditional Irish bar and a Chinese restaurant on site, and the popular Titanic Experience and Fota Wildlife close by, this is a great choice for extended families looking for a self-catering break in Ireland.

View offer here July €696
 
View offer here August €696
 

 

 

8. Benbulben Court, Sligo: 2 bedroom apartment: €524

A selection of one and two-bedroom apartments close to Sligo town centre and Ireland’s most distinctive mountain, Benbulben,  these apartments are a great value choice for families looking to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

There is an onsite reception opened daily should you need anything during of your stay, and guests can enjoy discounted swimming pool and gym rates in the nearby Clayton Hotel.  The reviews from previous guests are excellent, and the opportunities for day trips are endless.

View offer here July €524
 

View offer here August €524
 

 

 

9. Assaroe Falls, Donegal: 2 bedroom apartment: €600

Assaroe Falls is located just over 2km from the Lakeside Centre and just over 5km from the gorgeous beach at Rossnowlagh. It features river views, free WiFi and free private parking. 

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10. Castle Oaks House Hotel, 2-bedroom Courtyard Apartment with pool access, Limerick: €625

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Set in 26 acres of grounds, and beautifully situated on the banks of the River Shannon, this Georgian Manor House Hotel is a great choice for self catering breaks in Ireland.
 

 

 
The Courtyard Suites are located just a one minute walk from the reception area. There are two double bedrooms with a spacious living area and kitchenette. Guests can enjoy access to the hotel facilities including breakfast in the hotel restaurant for a small supplement, as well as access to the River Leisure Club and pool. 

Note cheaper family rooms will show initially, but if you click on ‘see availability’ you will see all room types listed.

Read: Top Things to do in the Munster Vales

View offer here July €625
 

 

 
I hope this post on self catering breaks in Ireland will help you plan a staycation this summer. 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, or a small deposit, incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you.
 

 

 
These deals were researched across various hotel booking sites. When you make a booking you do so via a third party website. Prices are correct at the time of publishing but may change. Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.

  

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15 Hotel Breaks in Ireland, 2 Night Stays in August from €109pp

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Treat yourself to one these Summer hotel breaks in Ireland, with a choice of staycation deals available in some of our most popular hotels.

We are all yearning to travel again these summer hotel breaks in Ireland should give you something to look forward to. I have priced all of these deals based on two-night stays in August, but dates and durations can be changed, simply click on the links below, and edit the dates to suit your requirements. 

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It is important to note that some facilities may not be available, and swimming pools, spa treatments 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, or if you need to cancel at the last minute for unforeseen circumstances. 

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1. Woodstock Hotel, Clare, Superior Deluxe King Room: €137pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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.

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2. Delphi Resort, Galway B&B: €246pp

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Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, Delphi Resort is surrounded by 200 acres of forest, and has a wide selection of leisure activities to choose from. Thrill seekers will love zip-lining, kayaking and rock climbing, but the thermal suite and yoga classes provide excellent opportunities for those who just want to relax. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and only a short drive to Westport, the opportunities for day trips here are endless.  

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3. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo: €199pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We enjoyed a fabulous few days in Breaffy House Hotel this summer. It is situated on 101 acres and there is a spa and swimming pool on site. It is also a great base to discover to some of Mayo’s top attractions, including Westport, Achill, Croagh Patrick and Down Patrick Head. I fell in love with Mayo’s beaches, and if you fancy cycling, the Great Western Greenway is only a 30 minute drive away.  

 

 

 

4. Riverside Hotel Killarney, Kerry: €109pp

Great value hotel breaks in Ireland at the Riverside Killarney

The Killarney Riverside Hotel is a 4-star boutique style hotel located just 10 minutes walk from Killarney town centre. The River Bar & Bistro offers local craft beers, whiskey tasting platters & great bar food, while the Rejuvenation Suite, offers an array of holistic and beauty treatments.

 
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5. Mill Park Hotel, Donegal: €185pp

swimming pool at the Millpark Hotel Donegal.

Located close to Donegal town, with some of Ireland’s best beaches, the Slieve League Cliffs and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is a great choice if you are looking for active hotel breaks in Ireland. There is a swimming pool,  sauna, and state-of-the-art gym onsite, as well as a choice of dining options. 

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6. Clayton Hotel Limerick, Dinner, Breakfast & Drinks: €218pp

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I’ve got an exclusive hotel deal for you, staying in the highly-rated Clayton Limerick Hotel. Boasting stunning river views over the Shannon, a leisure centre on site, and a choice of dining options, this is one of the most popular hotels in the city.
 

 

 
From a mere €109 per person per night, you can enjoy an overnight stay with breakfast, a 4-course dinner, a complimentary cocktail, and Prosecco in your room on arrival – can you believe the price? You also have full access to the Club Vitae health and fitness centre, and will receive a €10 voucher for Bellissimo hair and beauty salon – should you wish to get a blow dry or facial to mark the occasion. This deal is based on an overnight stay on various dates throughout June, July and August. Simply select two or three nights if you wish  

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7. Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway, B&B: €189pp

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Offering spectacular views over the Atlantic, yet only 10 minutes drive from Galway City, the Connemara Coast Hotel offers the best of both worlds. The Leisure club boasts a 19 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, gym and treatment rooms. With the Connemara coast and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, you may wish to extend your stay…
 
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8. Staycity Aparthotel, Dublin Castle: €124pp

great value hotel breaks in Dublin at staycity

A new edition to the capital, this aparthotel offers the benefits of apartment living, with the comforts of a hotel stay, in the heart of Dublin. Rated number 1 on Tripadvisor, this is a great place to stay in Dublin, with all the city highlights right on your doorstep. This apartment also happens to be wheelchair accessible.

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9. Jurys Inn Galway City: €200pp

Galway city at night time

Located in the heart of Galway city, Jurys Inn is the hotel to choose if you want to experience the restaurants and nightlife that Galway is famous for. Highly rated on Tripadvisor, this is great choice for couples looking for a lively city break in Ireland.

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10. Lodges at Kilkea Castle, Kildare: B&B, €230pp

geat value hotel breaks in Ireland at Kilkea castle

The self catering lodges at the luxurious Kilkea Castle are the perfect solution for couples or families looking for hotel breaks in Ireland with self catering facilities. You will have full access to the resorts facilities including the spa, golf and 180-acre grounds.

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11. Holiday Inn, Belfast: €90pp

 
Centrally located in the heart of the city, with the Titanic Exhibition and Victoria Square close by, this a great choice to discover Northern Ireland. It is rated very highly on TripAdvisor – currently it is the 5th best place to stay in Belfast! This super deal includes a full Irish breakfast too!

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12. Savoy Hotel, Limerick: €176pp

hotel breaks in Ireland - the savoy hotel

The chic Savoy Limerick places you right in the heart of the city centre. Overlooking the River Shannon, it has three restaurants, a modern gym, spa, and plunge pool. With the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, the possibilities for day trips are endless.
 
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13. Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast: €192pp

Great value hotel breaks in Northern Ireland

The Fitzwilliam Hotel offers five-star luxury in the very heart of Belfast city. This boutique hotel offers modern guest rooms, great dining options and a ultra-chic bar. With all of Belfast’s top attractions on your door-step, this is the place to be seen in Belfast.

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14. The g Hotel & Spa, Galway, B&B: €239pp

cheap five star hotel deals in ireland - G Hotel

The popular g Hotel & Spa’s daring and colourful design make it the place to be seen in Galway. Enjoy the entertainment and vibrancy of the city, within easy access to Connemara and some of Ireland’s best beaches. The g Hotel offers the best of both worlds and breakfast is also included in the price.

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15. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney, B&B: €259pp 

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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa blends traditional style with contemporary decor perfectly. Set amongst 25,000 acres of the Killarney National Park, all of Killarney’s highlights are right on your doorstep. If you can manage to tear yourself away from Killarney’s stunning scenery, the spa and dining options at the hotel are superb.
 
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I hope this post on summer hotel breaks in Ireland will help you plan a staycation soon.  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.
 

 

 
These deals were researched across various hotel booking sites. When you make a booking you do so via a third party website. Prices are correct at the time of publishing but may change. Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.  Read more in my privacy policy.

 

 

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Sarah

The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery

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