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The Travel Expert’s Best Travel Deals – 22nd June 2021

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My best travel deals are back! I’ve got summer holidays to Greece and Croatia, a family holiday to Lake Garda, a super cruise deal in September, winter sun breaks, Christmas shopping breaks in New York, holidays in Ireland, and lots more.

With overseas travel finally returning on the 19th of July, I thought it was time I brought back my Best Travel Deals posts. I started publishing my weekly round up of the best travel deals over six years ago, and would you believe I never missed a week until last year! I include travel deals that I have sourced myself, as well as travel agent offers, cruise deals and Irish hotel deals.

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It is important to be aware that each country has their own entry requirements, and these can change at any time. Most countries require non-vaccinated people to produce proof of negative Covid tests on arrival. Some require PCR tests, others will accept Antigen tests, and child ages vary from country to country too.
 

 

 
It is also vital that if you are vaccinated or have recovered from Covid that you have proof of this. We have been told that the Digital Covid Certificate will be available to us by the 19th of July, but have to wait a little longer to be able to access this information.
 

 

 
Most countries require passenger locator forms to be filled out in advance of travel – in some cases these have to be done 24 hours in advance. I have some advice and tips in these posts that you may find useful, but please be aware that travel restrictions can change at any time. Always check the latest updates with your airline or travel agent before you travel.

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

 

 

Best value summer sun:

Enjoy a week in the sunny Greek island of Rhodes from just €388 this summer! The Stella View Studios are located in the pretty town of Pefkos and boast gorgeous sea views, a restaurant, outdoor pool and a poolside bar. The reviews from previous guests on TripAdvisor are excellent. Price includes flights and accommodation for seven nights, departing August 10th.

Read: Rhodes holidays, the best places to stay for couples, families and groups

Check flights here €141pp

View apartment here €247pp
 

 

 

Best luxury summer sun:

The 5-star Hotel Croatia has been a firm favourite for many years. Its location in the pretty resort of Cavtat offers the best of both worlds – a peaceful resort with some super bars and restaurants, with the added advantage of being just a ferry ride away from the bustling city of Dubrovnik. We stayed in Cavtat a few years ago and loved it.
 

 

 
Fly from Dublin to Dubrovnik on the 22nd of August and enjoy a seven night stay with breakfast included for just €649 per person. This would normally be double that price for travel in August.

View flights here €117pp

View hotel here €532pp
 

 

 

Best family deal:

Enjoy a family holiday in Lake Garda over the October mid term break. Visit Gardaland, cycle the newly opened greenway along the lake, or visit the gorgeous cities of Verona and Venice nearby. Price for flights on the 23rd of October to Verona and a seven night stay in the Garda Village apartments is just €854 for a family of four.  

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Best cruise:

Sunway have some super cruise only offers with Norwegian this summer. You can cruise the Med from Barcelona on Norwegian Epic for just €753 on the 19th of September! Visit Pisa, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Sardinia and Palma before returning to Barcelona for your flight home.
 

 

 
Price includes seven-day cruise with all meals, unlimited drinks, WiFi, gratuities and shore excursion credit. Return flights are available with Aer Lingus from €181, but if you have a voucher you can use that too! Note all guests and crew must be fully vaccinated.

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Best city break:

Enjoy a Christmas shopping break in New York for just €616 per person. Aer Lingus are offering direct flights from Dublin and Shannon from just €338 in December, with unlimited changes right up to two hours before departure! Price for a three-night stay is in the highly rated Moxy Hotel Times Square is just €278 per person, based on three sharing.

This hotel deal offers free cancellation so if your plans change, you can cancel free of charge.  Make sure to check out its cool roof top bar…

Read: My ultimate guide on where to stay in New York

View flights here €338pp

View hotel here €278pp
 

 

 

Best winter break:

If you would love a winter sun break to look forward to – now is the time to book it, as it is likely that prices will increase closer to the time. I found a great deal staying in the Aqua Marina apartments in Lanzarote. Price for flights and a seven night stay on the 7th of December is just €279 per person.
 

 

 
Want to pamper yourself? Price for flights and the five-star Gran Castillo Tagoro on an all inclusive basis is only €663 on the same date!

View flights here €120pp

View Agua Marina €159pp

View Gran Castillo €543pp All Inclusive

Read: 10 Winter holiday destinations with direct flights from Ireland
 

 

 

Best family staycation:

Enjoy a three-night break in the highly rated Park Place apartments in Killarney from just €587 on the 15th of August. Located in the centre of Killarney town centre, these modern two-bedroom 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.

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Best Irish spa break:

As you may know I fell in love with the Inishowen Peninsula last week, and I think this deal in the 4-star Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa is superb value – the price for an overnight stay is just €50 per person in September! There is a swimming pool, spa, and the popular Jacks Bar and Restaurant on site, and it is ideally located to explore the Inishowen Peninsula. 

See my highlights from Donegal on my Instagram profile here

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Best early booking offers:

Secure your summer holiday for 2022 now, and enjoy your pick of free child places. Choose waterpark holidays, all-inclusive resorts, self catering apartments, or exclusive villas. TUI have a wide variety of free child places available for July and August now and a deposit of €75 secures a booking. 

Search here
 

 

 

Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some of my best travel deals include affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.

 
Sarah
 
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20 Irish Hotel Deals Over The June Bank Holiday Weekend – Prices from €47pp

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Now that hotels are opening on the 2nd of June, why not treat yourself to one of these super hotel deals over the June bank holiday weekend?

Can you believe Irish hotels are finally opening? I can’t wait to dine out, enjoy some cocktails, and feel the luxury of crisp cotton sheets! Many of you may have already booked holidays during the summer months, so with that in mind I decided to price some hotel deals over the June bank holiday weekend – for a quick overnight escape.

All deals are priced in four-star hotels on Sunday June 6th, 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 operating as usual, 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.
 

 

 
These hotel deals over the June bank holiday weekend include affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to  you.

Read my county-by-county guide to the hidden gems in Ireland to help you make the most of your trip.
 

 

 

20 Hotel Deals Over The June Bank Holiday Weekend:

 

1. Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway: B&B €90pp

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. Clayton Hotel Limerick, Dinner, Breakfast & Drinks: €109pp

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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 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 available on various dates throughout June, July and August, including Sunday the 6th of June.

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3. Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin: €70pp

hotel deals in Dublin city centre over June bank holiday weekend

One of Dublin’s most popular hotels, the eco-friendly Iveagh Garden Hotel is located just minutes from St. Stephen’s Green, and adjacent to the Iveagh Gardens public park. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a night out in Dublin when hotels open.  

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4. Ballyseede Castle, Kerry, B&B: €97pp 

hotel deals in Ballyseede Castle

Kerry’s only authentic castle hotel is surrounded by 30 acres of private gardens and woodland, and is steeped in history. Wouldn’t it be nice to check into a castle for the night? Ballyseede Castle is also known for its traditional Irish cuisine and fine dining.  

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5. The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Mayo: B&B €98pp

 
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Ashford Castle needs no introduction – it is arguably Ireland’s best hotel. The Lodge at Ashford Castle is a four-star hotel located adjacent to the 5-star hotel overlooking Lough Corrib. Its luxurious rooms and top class restaurant have seen visitors leave excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. This great deal includes breakfast too.

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6. Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin, Deluxe Double: €58pp

Hotel deals in Dublin at the Clayton Charlemont hotel

Centrally located overlooking Dublin’s Grand Canal, with St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street a short stroll away, the location couldn’t be better. There is a choice of dining options and you can add on breakfast for just €8 per person. This deal is valid on various dates throughout June, July and August including the bank holiday weekend.  

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7. Redcastle Hotel & Spa, Co. Donegal: Double Room, €92pp 

Redcastle Hotel Spa in Donegal, Ireland

The Redcastle Hotel offers superb value to explore this coastal county,  However, with a waterfront location, 9-hole golf course and Thalasso Spa, you may find it difficult to leave. There is a super 3 nights for the price of 2 offer available on the hotel website, should you decide to stay longer. Combine your stay with a visit to the Slieve League Cliffs, Donegal’s answer to the Cliffs of Moher, and one of the highest and finest marine cliffs in Europe.

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 8. Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Tipperary: €47pp

Ballykisteen Golf Hotel swimming pool

Treat yourself to a round of golf on the superb 18-hole Championship Parkland Golf Course, or relax in the leisure centre with pool, jacuzzi and sauna. And, after a busy day, let the popular Junction One Bar and Restaurant serve you some tasty food – sounds like a great way to send the bank holiday weekend to me! 

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9. Markree Castle, Sligo: B&B €100pp

 

Markree Castle

Markree Castle is firmly on my own bucket list! This 17th Century authentic Irish castle was once used as a private venue for exclusive weddings and celebrations, but is now a luxury 31 roomed hotel situated in 500-acre grounds, with lavish decor and fine dining. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the hotel, it is ideally located to explore Sligo’s beautiful coastline and the Wild Atlantic Way.

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10. Silver Tassie Hotel, Donegal: B&B €60pp

Silver Tassie Hotel Spa

The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa has everything you need for break away.  The Seascape Spa specialises in Donegal seaweed baths, and the restaurant offers an awarding winning carvery lunch and the famous Tassie Steak. If you do manage to tear yourself away, it is located a short drive from the Letterkenny town centre and the Wild Atlantic Way.

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11. Brandon House Hotel, Wexford: €70pp

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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12. Bunratty Castle Hotel, Clare: B&B €73pp

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One of Clare’s newest 4-star hotels, you can expect modern decor and well equipped bedrooms, as well as an authentic Thai Angsana spa with an indoor pool. The dining options are good too with Fibber McGee’s Steakhouse proving popular for lunch or dinner and the library offering afternoon tea. 

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13. Trim Castle, Meath: B&B €78pp

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Overlooking Trim Castle, with a choice of dining options, this is one of the most popular hotel deals over the June bank holiday weekend 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. Riverside Hotel Killarney, Kerry: €70pp

Great value hotel deals 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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15. Kinsale Hotel & Spa, Cork: B&B €100pp

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 for the June bank holiday weekend. This rate includes breakfast too!

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16. Woodstock Hotel, Clare: €71pp

Cliffs of Moher

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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17. Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan: B&B €70pp

hotel deals in Cavan Crystal Hotel

With an 18 m swimming pool, an award-winning health and fitness club, a bar, and a restaurant on site, you may very well check-in for an overnight stay and not leave… There is also a choice of dining options including the Opus One Restaurant and the Atrium Bar.

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18. Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road Galway: €67pp

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway hotel room.

The Maldron Hotel is a popular hotel located less than 15 minutes walk from Galway city. With Connemara and The Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this will surely be a popular choice over the June bank holiday weekend.

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19.  Headfort Arms Hotel, Meath: B&B €60pp

Headfort Arms Hotel deals over June bank holiday weekend

Located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, the Headfort Arms Hotel is an ideal choice for a short break in Ireland’s Ancient East. A family-run hotel, with an award-winning restaurant, as well as its own Wood Fired pizza oven, you have the choice of casual or fine dining. You will also find treatment rooms if you need some pampering.

Read: 5 Family activity breaks less than an hour from Dublin

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20. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo: €70pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We stayed in Breaffy House Hotel last summer and had a wonderful experience. There is a large swimming pool and spa on site, and you are just 20 minutes from the coast. Mayo has some of Ireland’s best beaches and there is so much to see and do – if time allows, I suggest you extend your stay!

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

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These hotel deals over the June bank holiday weekend 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 in August, 2 & 3-Night Stays from €360

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From Cork to Donegal, Kilkenny to Kerry, I’ve got 10 self catering breaks in Ireland this summer.

I know many people are still searching for self catering breaks in Ireland in August, so I have picked out some that might suit below. 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 two or three-night stays in 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.

You can find more hotel deals available here:

20 Family hotel breaks in August, 2 & 3 Night stays from €245
 

 

 

1. Park Place Apartments, Killarney

2-night stay, 24th August: 2 bedroom apartment, €401

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.

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2. Carrick Plaza Suites, Carrick On Shannon, Leitrim,

2-Night Stay, various dates in August: 2-bedroom apartment, €478

self catering breaks in Ireland at the Carrick Plaza suites
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. 

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3. Rathmullan Village Apartments, Donegal,

3-night stay, various dates August €886

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Located just 300 metres from the beach at Rathmullan, these modern village apartments are well equipped and offer free WiFi. These are a great base to explore the Donegal coast line, its amazing beaches and the Slieve League Cliffs. 

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4. Jamestown Court 2-bedroom apartment, Salthill, Galway,

2-night stay, 18th August €570

self catering breaks in Ireland - Galway apartments

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

2-night stay: 28th August €360

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.

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6. St Anglea’s 3-bedroom apartment, Sligo,

2-night stay: 21st August, €371

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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.

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7. Bunratty Holiday Homes, Clare, 3-bedroom house

Various dates August, 3 Night stay, €699

Family staycations in Bunratty Holiday Homes.

Set in the village of Bunratty, these spacious three-bedroomed homes have bright modern interiors, and a patio area. The village has a host of craft shops and restaurants, with Bunratty Castle and Folk Park just 200 metres away. The coast is just 15 minutes away, and the beaches at Lahinch or Kilkee are an hour’s drive away.

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8. Benbulben Court, Sligo

2-Night Stays, Various Dates August, 2 bedroom apartment: €398

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.

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9. Assaroe Falls, Donegal

2-Night Stays, Various Dates August, 2 bedroom apartment: €400


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:

2-Night stay: 21st August : €548

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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

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I hope this post on self catering 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, 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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20 Family Staycations Over The October Mid Term Break, 3 Night Stays from €356!

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Plan ahead to secure one of my family staycations over the October mid term break. I’ve got picked 3 and 4-star family friendly Irish hotels and self catering apartments and houses to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you are thinking about family staycations over the October mid term break, now is the time to book. I understand that some of you are looking for cheap hotel deals, others might want a bit of luxury, and many are looking for self catering accommodation with hotel facilities. I have tried to cater for everyone and have some three and four-star options below – and many have swimming pools.

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All family staycations are based on a three-night family stay, some hotel rooms sleep up to four, while others up to five or six. Dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements, simply click on the links below and edit the search dates accordingly.

Remember some facilities may not be available in October, and swimming pools, kids clubs etc, may only be available with prior reservation. Note, this post contains affiliate links where I receive a referral commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

3-Star hotels for family staycations

 

1. Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny: Family Room B&B (4) €607

family hotel deals in Ireland in Kilkenny

The newly refurbished Springhill Court Hotel Kilkenny is very popular with families, thanks to the swimming pool with separate kids pool, kids club, and family friendly dining options. This super deal includes breakfast and free cancellation too. I visited Kilkenny last summer and loved it – there are so many things to do in Kilkenny with kids.

Read: Top things to do in Kilkenny with kids

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2. The Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Waterford: Family Room B&B (4) €510

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Park Hotel is located in one of Waterford’s prettiest towns, Dungarvan. It also boasts a leisure centre, extensive grounds and is ideally located within walking distance to the town centre and the Waterford Greenway. We loved cycling the Greenway during our tour of the Munster Vales, it it one of Ireland’s top outdoor attractions for families. 

Top things to do in the Munster Vales

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3. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family Room €417

family hotel deals in Ireland in the Claregalway hotel

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 staycations.

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4. Falls Hotel & Spa, Clare: Family Room (4) €492

 

 
 
 
 
 
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As well as an award-winning spa, swimming pool and fitness centre on site, 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, a stay at the Falls Hotel & Spa offers the best of both worlds.
 

 

 
You can also reduce your carbon footprint by staying here, The Falls Hotel & Spa gets its electricity from the river that runs alongside it. We loved its laid back atmosphere and peaceful location.

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5. Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club, Wexford: Family Room (4) €420

Wells House & Gardens - meerkat experience

The Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club in Wexford is a popular choice for family breaks in Wexford. The leisure club with separate kids pool, and the lively Alamo Steakhouse prove popular with guests, as well as its close proximity to Curacloe Beach, the National Heritage Centre and Wells House and Gardens. 

Read: Family breaks in Wexford at the Riverside Park Hotel

Read: 5 things to do in Wexford with kids

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6. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, Dublin: Family Room (4) €443

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

Matt Damon may have left Killiney, but he certainly shined a spotlight on this pretty Dublin village, and a stay in the 4-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is the perfect way to discover it. Overlooking Dublin Bay, you can choose to relax and enjoy its scenic location, or take the short train ride to Dublin city – this luxury hotel offers the best of both worlds.

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7. Clayton Hotel Limerick: Family Room €570

family staycations in Ireland in hotels with swimming pools.

With the opportunities to explore Limerick, Kerry and Clare all on your doorstep, as well as a leisure centre with a 12 metre pool, this hotel is the perfect choice for a family staycation over the Halloween break. The Clayton Hotel Limerick is well known for its contemporary style and delicious food – don’t miss its vitality breakfast in the morning.

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8. Millpark Hotel, Co. Donegal: Family room (4) B&B €540

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 a great choice for family staycations 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. 

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9. Diamond Coast Hotel, Sligo: Family Room B&B €480

The Diamond Coast Hotel is one of the best hotels with large family rooms on the wild atlantic way.

Located close to one of the best beaches in Ireland, the Diamond Coast Hotel is one of the best places to stay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Families love the large family rooms that are equipped with smart TVs with child friendly apps, a fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Read: 50 hotels in Ireland with large family rooms

Read: Best places to stay on the Wild Atlantic Way

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10. Hilton Belfast TemplePatrick Golf & Country Club, Antrim: Family Room €356

the Hilton Belfast Hotel is one of the few hotels with large family rooms in Northern Ireland.

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick is ideally located in a countryside setting, but is just 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre and the Causeway Coast. There is a golf course, pool, spa and gym available and a choice of dining options. Family deluxe rooms can accommodate two adults and four children – this is one of the few hotels with large family rooms in Northern Ireland.

Read: A magical few days on the Causeway Coast

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11. Breaffy House Hotel & Spa, Mayo, Family Bunkbed Room €585 (4) or €663 (6)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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 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.
 

 

 
Breaffy House Hotel has family rooms that sleep four as well as large bunkbed rooms that can accommodate a family of six.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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12. Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre, Bantry, Cork: Family Room €396

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Mizen Head Bridge, Cork

Set in 30 acres of gardens, yet close to Bantry town, The Westlodge Hotel is superb value for a family staycation over the Halloween break. The indoor pool, games room and pitch and putt course are a big hit with families, as is its close proximity to West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.

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11. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road, Galway, Family Room €420

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

The Maldron Hotel is a family-friendly hotel located less than 15 minutes walk from Galway city. Children are treated like VIPs and have a separate check-in with a welcome gift on arrival, as well as child-friendly menus throughout the hotel. With Connemara and The Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is a great choice for families looking to explore the surrounding area. 

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12. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (6) €616 

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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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Nearby Caherush Lodge is a four-bedroom house that also shares the indoor heated pool with Quilty Holiday Cottages residents. This can also be rented on Airbnb and it sleeps up to ten people.  I have a dedicated post on Airbnbs by the sea that are available for the October mid term break.

Read: 25 Holiday homes beside the sea available for the October mid term break

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13. Johnstown House Estate – 2 bedroom House, €717

Johnstown Estate family staycations

Johnstown Estate is the ideal choice if you are looking for family staycations 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.

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14. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: Two Bedroom Apartment (5): €610

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bellavista Hotel offers 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 if you are looking to explore Cork’s top attractions and gorgeous coastline.

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15. Bunratty Holiday Homes, Clare, 3-bedroom house €516

Family staycations in Bunratty Holiday Homes.

Set in the village of Bunratty, these spacious three-bedroomed homes have bright modern interiors, and a patio area. The village has a host of craft shops and restaurants, with Bunratty Castle and Folk Park just 200 metres away. The coast is just 15 minutes away, and the beaches at Lahinch or Kilkee are an hour’s drive away.

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16. Shorehaven, 3-bedroom home, Quilty, Clare: €160 per night

Holiday homes beside the sea in Clare, Ireland

Located just 500 meters from the village of Quilty, and a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean, this is a superb holiday home to explore the beaches and villages of Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way. However, with views like this, you may not want to leave. 

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17. Browns Cottage,  Annestown Beach, Waterford: €75 per night

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Browns cottage is located on the gorgeous Copper Coast in Waterford, a place I had the pleasure of visiting a few years ago. With Annestown Beach just 200 metres away, and the Comeragh mountains and the Waterford Greenway close by, you will be spoilt for choice with the many great attractions in Waterford.

Read: Top 10 things to do in the Munster Vales

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18. Restored Cottage with views of Skelligs, Kerry: €104 per night

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This three-bedroom cottage is located in Ballinskelligs and offers stunning views of the Skellig Islands. With the Ring of Kerry and a choice of beaches close by, this is a super choice to explore the south west coast of Ireland.

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19. The Bridge House, Fanore, Clare: €197 per night

4-bedroom holiday homes beside the sea in Ireland to rent

There four-bedroom home is a super choice to explore Clare and the Wild Atlantic Way. With stunning sea views, as well as the beach and the village of Fanore close by, this holiday home ticks all boxes. 

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20. 4-Star Seaside Cottage Near Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland: €104 per night

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This stylish cottage is located directly across the road from Downhill Beach and offers sea views from both floors.  It is just 1km from Mussenden Temple, 2km from the famous Whiterocks Beach and the Causeway Coast’s top attractions are all close by.

Read: A magical few days on the Causeway Coast

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I hope this post on family staycations will help you plan a nice family trip in Ireland over the Halloween break.  It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual hotel for clarification. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you.
 

 

 
These Irish 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.

 

 

Like this post? You might like:

25 Holiday homes beside the sea available for the October mid term break

20 self catering breaks in July and August

20 Great value family breaks this summer

20 Airbnbs on the Wild Atlantic Way available in July & August

 

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8 Irish Hotel Deals in August For Families

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Fancy a family break away before the summer ends? I’ve searched the web to bring you Irish hotel deals in August for families, with prices from €367!

 

I have updated this Irish hotel deals post as availability is limited in August. I have chosen rates with free cancellation, but if you want to book a non-refundable room, the rates should be even less. All prices are the total cost per family for three nights, but you can change dates or duration to suit your requirements.

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Please note that some of these Irish hotel deals may have only one or two family rooms available, so if they are sold out please check alternative dates or durations. This post is for families, but this post on hotel breaks in Ireland is ideal for couples. 

 

 

 

 
I hope this post on Irish hotel deals for families will help you plan a family break away 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.

 

 

Sarah

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20 Spa Hotel Breaks in Ireland – That Won’t Break The Bank

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Treat yourself and your Mum, friend or partner to a quick break away. I have selected 20 spa hotel breaks in Ireland from just €48 per person, and all with a free cancellation policy. 

Spa hotel breaks always sounds expensive, but they don’t have to be. All of the hotels listed below are four or five-star, highly rated on Tripadvisor, and most are less than €75 per person! I originally wrote this post for Mothers Day, but of course you don’t have to bring your Mum – a friend or partner can avail of these great deals too!

I have priced these spa hotel breaks based on staying on Sunday night stays in September, but if that doesn’t suit, simply edit the dates when you click on the links below to suit your requirements.
 
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It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may have restrictions due to Covid-19 – please check with individual hotels for clarification. I always recommend booking a hotel with a free cancellation policy, and therefore ALL of my spa breaks in Ireland that are listed below are priced this way.
 

 

 
Most of the links to the hotels below are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made. This helps me run my website, and provide you with all these great deals – but there is no additional cost to you. 
 

 

 

1. Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa, Co. Kerry: Twin Room €82pp 

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Who doesn’t love Killarney? The National Park, Killarney Lakes, Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey – there is so much to see and do here. I brought my Mum to Killarney a few years ago and she loved it. The Killarney Plaza Hotel is adjacent to Killarney National Park and offers stylish bedrooms, a choice of dining options, as well as a Spa and Leisure Centre.
 

 

 
Price of €164 includes stay for two in a twin room based on the 12th of September arrival. Add on breakfast for an additional €6.50 per person. If this date does not suit, simply search dates to suit you when you click below.
 
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2. Falls Hotel, Co. Clare: Twin / Double Room €75pp  

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I had the pleasure of staying in the Falls Hotel this summer, and I can confirm the Spa is amazing! There is a swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and an 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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3. Galmont Hotel, Galway, Twin Room: €88pp

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The centrally located Galmont Hotel is located just a few minutes walk from Eyre Square and the train station, so it is an ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t want to drive. The on site spa, gym and swimming pool, and choice of two restaurants, make it one of the most popular places to stay in Galway. 

 
Price of €175 per room includes overnight stay for two, based on the 12th of September arrival. Add on breakfast for €10pp. If this date does not suit, simply search dates to suit you when you click below.

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4. Faithlegg Hotel, Co. Waterford: Twin Room €79pp 

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Faithlegg Hotel is a restored 18th century mansion that is set in acres of woodlands overlooking the Suir Estuary. It offers all the cosy feels for the perfect winter break. Faithlegg offers a choice of dining options – choose from the award-winning Roseville Rooms in the main house, or casual dining in the Golf Club. 
 

 

 
The health and fitness centre boasts a swimming pool, sauna and steam room, tennis courts, as well as treatment suites. This rate is based on the 19th of September, but if this date does not suit, simply search dates to suit you when you click below.

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5. Redcastle Hotel & Spa, Co. Donegal: Double Room, €77pp 

The Redcastle Hotel offers superb value to explore the Inishowen Peninsula. However, with a waterfront location, 9-hole golf course and Thalasso Spa, you may find it difficult to leave.
 

 

 
Make sure to seek out Kinnagoe Bay and Mamore Gap, two of Ireland’s true hidden gems and spend some time exploring Malin Head. You could also combine this spa break with a trip to Derry city, it is less than 30 minutes drive from the hotel.  

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6.  Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co. Carlow: Deluxe Twin: €91pp 

 

Enjoy spa treatments with Elemis beauty products at the luxury spa, or walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s best golfers, on the championship golf course – perhaps you could do both? There are great dining options too. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor here.

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7.  5-Star Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, B&B €102pp 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Set amidst 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate is a luxury hotel with Spa, indoor infinity pool, and two award-winning restaurants. This super deal includes breakfast too, and must be one of the best last minute hotel deals for couples looking for a luxury escape.

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8. Breaffy House Hotel, Co. Mayo: Twin Room €70pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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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9. Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa, Donegal, €68pp

Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa, swimming pool.

This award-winning 4-star hotel boasts fantastic views of Malin Head and is an ideal choice if you want to escape to the unspoilt Inishowen Peninsula. 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. 

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10. Dunboyne Castle, Co. Meath: Deluxe Twin €75pp B&B

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Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is set in 21 acres of gardens and woodlands, and boasts a luxury spa with a hydrotherapy pool, an outdoor hot tub, and treatment rooms. You won’t even have to leave the hotel, as the award-winning Ivy Restaurant is the perfect choice for a relaxing meal.
 

 

 
Its proximity to Trim Castle, Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, as well as being less than 20 km from Dublin, means there are lots of possibilities for day trips along Ireland’s Ancient East. Price of €150 per room per night includes breakfast and free cancellation, based the 12th of September arrival. If date does not suit, simply edit the dates on the search links below.

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11. 5-star Muckross Hotel & Spa, Killarney, B&B: €137pp

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.  

Price of €274 per room includes breakfast and free cancellation, based on the 12th of September arrival. If date does not suit, simply edit the dates on the search links below.

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12. Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co. Wexford: Double Room, B&B €70pp 

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The highly rated Ferrycarrig Hotel offers stylish and spacious accommodation overlooking the river Slaney. It is renowned for its great food, olympic-sized pool and active health club and spa. Rated as excellent on Tripadvisor, this is great value for a spa hotel break.
 

 

 
The price of €140 per room is based on a double room with breakfast and free cancellation.  Price is based on arriving the 12th of September but if date does not suit, simply edit the dates on the search links below.
 
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13. Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, Donegal, B&B €65pp

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If you have been following me this summer, you will know I fell in love with Donegal when I was there in June. This deal staying in the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa offers superb value, and is ideally located to explore Donegal’s gorgeous coastline and top attractions. However, if you just want to relax, the hotel’s Seascape Spa that specialises in Donegal seaweed baths, should do the trick! 

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14. Connemara Coast Hotel, Co. Galway: Twin Room B&B €80pp 

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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…
 

 

 
Price of €160 per room per night includes breakfast and free cancellation, arriving the 12th of September. If this date does not suit, simply search dates to suit you when you click below.

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15. Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Co. Kilkenny: Classic Room €72pp 

 Great value hotel breaks in the heart of Kilkenny

The Kilkenny Ormonde is practically a landmark in Kilkenny City, and is located just minutes away from the Medieval Mile. Its brasserie and lively bar attract locals as well as visitors, and it is the only city hotel in Kilkenny that has a leisure centre and spa. 
 

 

 
Kilkenny is a great choice for a mother and daughter break. There is so much to see and do in Kilkenny, including Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey as well as great shopping in the Kilkenny Design Centre.  

Price of €144 per room per night is based on arriving the 12th of September with free cancellation. 

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16. 5-star Mount Juliet Estate, Twin Room B&B: €135pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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

Price of €270 per room per night includes breakfast and free cancellation, arriving the 12th of September. 

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17. 5-Star Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh: Twin Room B&B €109pp

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We stayed in Lough Erne resort a few years ago and loved it. It’s stunning location on a 600-acre peninsula was just one of the reasons, the top quality food and service were others. It caters equally well for couples and families and offers a host of activities including two Championship Golf Courses and a unique Thai inspired Spa. It has also won numerous awards including Hotel Restaurant of the Year and Hotel of the Year. It is also a great choice for spa hotel breaks.
 

 

 
Price of €220 per room includes breakfast and free cancellation, arriving September 5th. If this date does not suit, simply search dates to suit you when you click below.

Read: My review of Lough Erne Resort

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18. Galway: Delphi Hotel Resort & Spa, B&B : €70pp

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Delphi Resort is one of Ireland’s best known adventure resorts, but it also happens to have a luxury spa. For those who love outdoor pursuits, there is nothing better than relaxing in a thermal suite to heal any aches and pains at the end of the day. 

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19. Westmeath: Sheraton Athlone, €48pp

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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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20. 5-star Savoy Hotel, Limerick: €80pp

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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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So go on treat yourself to one of these spa hotel breaks in Ireland, the only question is which one will you choose? It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may have restrictions due to Covid-19 – please check with individual hotels for clarification.
 

 

 
Please note when you make a booking you do so via Expedia or Booking.com. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but an no extra charge to you. Read more in my privacy policy.

 

 

Sarah

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Select Hotels of Ireland Launches New Website

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Tired of the large hotel chains with expensive room rates? Want a staycation filled with traditional Irish hospitality? From the Dingle Skellig Hotel to Actons of Kinsale, Select Hotels of Ireland is a group of 30 independent Irish hotels, bookable on one great website.
 

 

Select Hotels of Ireland are renowned for their great service, quality food and high standards of accommodation. You can also expect a warm Irish welcome and a full Irish breakfast. There are many different hotels to choose from, across various cities and counties in Ireland. Select Hotels of Ireland offer family breaks in self catering lodges, Christmas and New Year offers and group tours.

I have listed some of my favourite hotels from the Select Hotels of Ireland website below, but there are many more to choose from. If my personal picks don’t suit you, you can see all 30 hotels on Select Hotels of Ireland new website, or why not call the Central Reservations Office and let their expert staff find the perfect hotel to suit you.

 

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Actons Hotel Kinsale, Cork

With a yacht-filled harbour, cobbled-stone streets and delightful dining options, it’s not surprising that colourful Kinsale is one of Ireland’s most popular port towns. It was also voted Ireland’s top foodie town last year.

Kinsale’s landmark hotel, Actons, is an excellent place to stay according to TripAdvisor, and I second that! I love Actons’ home from home atmosphere – in fact this embodies what Select Hotels of Ireland is all about. This boutique hotel offers some excellent dining options, as well as a health and leisure club with a gym, a 15-metre swimming pool, sauna and steam room. 

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Dingle Skellig Hotel, Kerry

The Dingle Peninsula is full of exciting places to explore. The Slay Head Drive is probably one of Irealnd’s best coastal drives, with Gallarus Oratory and Coumeenole Beach just some of the highlights. You must also take time to see Fungi, the resident dolphin, and catch some traditional music in one of the many pubs that line Main Street. 

The Dingle Skellig Hotel is superbly situated overlooking Dingle Bay and is an ideal choice to explore this beautiful peninsula. The hotel also has a leisure club, swimming pool, spa, and outdoor hot tub – so if you just want to relax, you can do that too! Rated excellent on TripAdvisor, this must be one of the best places to stay in Dingle.

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Wyatt Hotel Westport, Mayo

Westport is a delightful town, so much so that you may not want to leave it! However, it is a shame not to explore Mayo’s beautiful coastline. Pay a visit to Achill Island and marvel at Keem Bay. If weather permits, why not cycle there on the Great Western Greenway bike trail?

I have chosen the boutique hotel Wyatt, which is superbly located in the heart of Westport. The Wyatt has a traditional Irish bar, an upmarket brasserie, an award-winning restaurant, and offers access to the 4-star Westport Leisure Park during your stay. It also happens to be Westport’s only Dog Friendly Hotel! Rated as excellent on TripAdvisor, a stay at the Wyatt is sure to please. 

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Clifden Station House Hotel, Galway

This unique hotel was once an old railway station. It has been beautifully restored and manages to combine the old brick and native oak with modern furnishings. Its location in the upmarket town of Clifden is ideal for anyone who wants shops, bars and restaurants close by, but also wants to get out and about and explore the rugged coastline of Connemara.

Rated as excellent on TripAdvisor, you will also find a spa and leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool. Families are well catered for too, as children under 12 stay free when sharing with adults. There is also a free kids club throughout the school holidays. 

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Talbot Hotel Wexford & Talbot Suites Stonebridge, Wexford

The Talbot Hotel Wexford is located right in the heart of Wexford Town and boasts a fully equipped leisure centre and swimming pool. The Talbot Hotel Wexford is part of The Talbot Collection, which also includes Talbot Hotel Stillorgan, Oriel House Hotel and the Midleton Park Hotel. It has recently added the luxurious Talbot Suites at Stonebridge to its collection – a super choice for groups or families looking for large apartments in the heart of the city.

There are 73 luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments available, with floor-to-ceiling windows, high gloss fully equipped kitchen, TV’s in all living areas and bedrooms, and all have access to the Talbot Quay Leisure Centre. Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor – these are a super addition to the Select Hotels of Ireland portfolio.

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Gift Vouchers

Still can’t decide which hotel to choose? Buy a Select Hotels of Ireland gift voucher. Gift vouchers are a great idea for Christmas, birthdays or a special thank you. What I love about Select Hotels of Ireland gift vouchers is that they can be used in ANY of their 30 hotels.

You can purchase gift cheques from €50, which can be used towards the cost of a hotel stay, or purchase one- or two-night Gift Voucher Specials for €150 and €295 respectively. These will cover the cost of a one- or two-night stay, in a luxury room a full Irish breakfast for two people, in ANY of the Select Hotels of Ireland. You will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine with the two-night stay. 

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If you are looking for the ultimate gift, choose the Select Hotels of Ireland Ultimate Gift Voucher. This includes a two-night stay for two people as above, plus a €100 Gift Cheque that can be used in the hotel for meals, spa treatments, etc. The total cost is €395.

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You can order Gift Vouchers online and they will be sent directly to your inbox, or order paper Gift Vouchers, which are beautifully presented and posted. 

 

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This post was sponsored by Select Hotels of Ireland, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

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SuperValu Getaway Breaks Inspired Collection: Luxury Hotel Deals in Ireland From €62.50!

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Did you know that SuperValu Getaway Breaks have an Inspired Collection of 4 and 5-star hotels? To be able to get luxury hotel deals in Ireland from only €62.50pps, from one of Ireland’s leading brands, now that’s a game changer! 

 

Fancy an overnight stay in The g Hotel & Spa in Galway for €75pps, or a two-night break in the fabulous Aghadoe Heights in Killarney from €140pps? These are incredible deals for such top-class hotels. I am delighted to team up with SuperValu Getaway Breaks to tell you about their Inspired Collection of Ireland’s finest luxury hotels. These premium 4 and 5-star hotels are hand-picked and are sure to please even discerning travellers. I am a regular SuperValu shopper, and I was aware of SuperValu Getaway Breaks, but I did not realise that they offered so many luxury hotel deals in Ireland. 

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t need to be a SuperValu shopper to purchase one of their Getaway Breaks. However, if you are a SuperValu Real Rewards member, you can collect Real Rewards points when you purchase a Getaway Break. Every €1 you spend on SuperValu Getaway Breaks will earn you one Real Reward point. There are over 300 three, four and five-star hotels on their website, including family fun breaks and holiday homes.
 
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How to book SuperValu Getaway Breaks:

Booking your SuperValu Getaway Break couldn’t be easier! Simply log on to SuperValuGetawayBreaks.com and select one of their luxury hotel deals in Ireland, or call their dedicated travel experts on 0818 22 00 88 who will find you the perfect break at the best possible price. You can also add a 3-course dinner to your break from only €20 per person. Simply tick  B&B + Dinner at the top of the page after your search, to browse the best dinner break deals.

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My top picks from SuperValu Getway Breaks’ Inspired Collection of luxury hotel deals in Ireland

 I have picked some of my favourite two-night breaks to tempt you. There are over 40 different hotels in the Inspired Collection, so choosing only five was not easy! I have chosen hotels in Cavan, Cork, Galway and two in Kerry to show you that there is a wide variety of luxury hotels deals in Ireland available in the Inspired Collection. You don’t need to just take my word for it though, all of the hotels I have chosen have received the top rating of ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor. All of the prices below are available and are based on travelling in October, November and December.
 
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4-Star Montenotte Hotel, Cork: 2 Nights B&B from €125pps

I have heard so many great things about the Montenotte Hotel. It has been recently refurbished and offers stunning views of Cork City. This boutique hotel is one of the most popular places to stay in Cork. With a state-of -the-art leisure centre, an in-house cinema, and this cosy outdoor terrace – you may not want to leave!  

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4-Star Brehon Hotel & Spa, Killarney: 2 Nights B&B from €125pps

Who doesn’t love Killarney? The National Park, Killarney Lakes, Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey – there is so much to see and do here. I brought my Mum to Killarney last year and she loved it. The luxurious Brehon Hotel overlooks Killarney National Park and is Ireland’s best 4-star hotel according to Fáilte Ireland! It is also renowned for its great cuisine and the luxurious Angsana Spa, whose Thai therapists have been extensively trained at The Banyan Tree Academy in Thailand.

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4-Star Slieve Russell Hotel, Golf & Country Club, Co. Cavan: 2 Nights B&B from €139pps

The Slieve Russell Hotel has it all – set in 300 acres with lakes, a 20-metre swimming pool and a luxurious spa. However, I included this on my list for another reason. Not only is the Slieve Russell Hotel home to an 18-Hole, PGA National Ireland Championship golf-course, but you will also find a nine-hole par 3 Academy Course, and adventure golf here. For experienced walkers, one of Ireland’s best Instagram locations, the ‘Stairway to Heaven Walk’ on the Cuilcagh Mountain trail, is only a 30-minute drive from the hotel. 


 

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5-Star The g Hotel & Spa, Galway: 2 Nights B&B from €150pps

Galway City’s only 5-star hotel & spa, The g Hotel is the best place to stay if are looking for luxury and easy access to Galway’s vibrant city centre. Designed by Philip Treacy, you will love the modern decor in its three signature lounges: the Grand Salon, Pink Salon and the Blue Lounge. Choose to dine in its award-winning restaurant, or enjoy a leisurely 20-minute stroll to Eyre Square to sample Galway’s lively bars and restaurants. Whatever you do, don’t miss the luxury spa – Espa at The g. Situated over two floors, you will find a large thermal suite, as well as 12 treatment rooms and a fitness studio. 

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5-Star Sheen Falls Lodge, Co. Kerry: 2 Nights B&B from €160pps

One of my favourite hotels in Ireland, Sheen Falls Lodge enjoys an idyllic location overlooking Sheen Waterfalls, as well as being within walking distance to the picturesque town of Kenmare. A Relais & Chateaux Hotel, it boasts fine food and wine and a host of activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, archery, fishing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and falconry. If you prefer to relax, spend some time in the spa or indoor heated pool. Kenmare is ideally situated on the Ring of Kerry and on the Wild Atlantic Way, so a two-night break is an ideal choice.

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. Prices above were based on 16th October arrival but many other dates in October, November and December were available at the same cost. See full list of Ts&Cs here. This post on luxury hotel deals in Ireland was sponsored by SuperValu Getaway Breaks, but all views, as always, are my own. 

 

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Ten Great New Year’s Eve Hotel Offers in Ireland

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If you’re looking to escape the age old problem of making plans for New Year’s, why not skip all the rigmarole and plan a luxurious escape for yourself. Check out this list of ten great New Year’s Eve hotel offers in Ireland which will hopefully provide you with some inspiration.

 

Every year the same debate always pops up; “what shall we do for New Years?” More often than not, this normally pops up just a couple of days before and everyone is already exhausted from Christmas. Instead of falling into the same traps, why not plan a bit ahead this year? If you look around even now, there are lots of great New Year’s Eve hotel offers in Ireland to be had. The below list aren’t in any particular order, they are all four stars and they are spread all around this beautiful Ireland of ours. Enjoy! 🙂

Treacys Oakwood Hotel – Limerick

Price: €51pp

Shannon is more than just a river! Situated right in the heart of Shannon Town, you will find the charming Treacys Oakwood Hotel. It is just a short spin away from Bunratty Castle and has the fabulous Pierre 17 restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal… and a glass or two of wine. 😉

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Sneem Hotel – Kerry

Price: €58pp

Sneem Hotel is right in the middle of the stunning Ring of Kerry. You will be able to enjoy some breathtaking views and forget about all the hectic madness of the weeks previous. There is a sauna and a steam room where you will be able bring 2018 to a close in style.

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Ballina Manor Hotel – Mayo

Price: €54pp

Ballina Manor Hotel is a chic and stylish four-star hotel right in the heart of Ballina. It has a lovely swimming pool on site if you’re looking to take a dip and it’s location means that there is some great bars within walking distance. If you’re on the hunt for a drink and a sing-song, you won’t have to look far!

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Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny – Donegal

Price: €68pp

The Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny sits just a short walk away from the centre of the extremely colourful town of Letterkenny. Again there is a swimming pool available for patrons to spoil themselves and you will also find Glenveagh National Park just a short drive away.

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Shirley Arms Hotel – Monaghan

Price: €70pp

The Shirley Arms Hotel is one of the gems of the midlands. It is a smaller hotel of only twenty-five rooms. That doesn’t mean that it’s not right up there when it comes to luxury. It’s only an hour away from Dublin and Belfast and has an amazing restaurant for those of you who like a bit of fine dining.

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The Beacon – Dublin

Price: €58pp

The Beacon in Dublin is a very trendy hotel that is both as far away and as close to Dublin as you want it to be. It is still only a short spin in a taxi into the centre of town if you’re looking to celebrate in a big way. It’s also just far enough away where you enjoy some intimate alone time with your loved one.

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Carragaline Court Hotel & Leisure Centre – Cork

Price: €61pp

The Carragaline Court offers a relaxing escape from the stresses of daily life at the best of times. During the holiday season though, its peaceful surroundings will be nothing short of a godsend. Collins Bar should be a nice place to grab some drinks and share a few laughs as midnight approaches.

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Harlequin Hotel – Mayo

Price: €65pp

The Harlequin Hotel in Castlebar is our second offering from the beautiful county of Mayo. It’s boutique design gives off a very modern vibe and it is again just a stone’s throw away from some brilliant bars and restaurants in Castlebar. Dining Room and The PIZZA Bros are two places worth checking out.

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Kingswood Hotel Citywest – Dublin

Price: €77pp

If you’re looking to escape the capital but don’t want to travel that far, you can enjoy a mini getaway in the Kingswood Hotel Citywest. Even a a few kilometers between yourself and home can give you that much needed change of scenery. This hotel is very easy on the eye and has a fantastic reputation, so why not check it out? 🙂

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Old Ground Hotel Ennis – Clare

Price: €70pp

I have extremely fond memories of Ennis from my childhood as we would head west every summer for our family holidays. The town just has this infectious charm that undoubtedly goes into overdrive during the holiday season. Experience this charm for yourself in a truly lovely hotel.

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Lough Rea Hotel & Spa – Galway

Price: €85pp

The Lough Rea Hotel & Spa is another beautiful four-star hotel that could offer you a peaceful alternative to your local pub. Its lakeside setting is highly romantic and it’s only a short two hour spin from Dublin. Don’t let this one pass you by!

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A nice change of pace and a chance to spend some quality time with one of your nearest and dearest is what it’s all about. For all the investments you will probably make over the holiday season, I could guarantee you that a night away in one of the above hotels will be one that you’ll be glad that you made. 🙂

 

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Five-Star Hotel Deals in Ireland – September stays from €71pp

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Fancy a short break away or want to treat someone special? I found ten five star hotels in Ireland, all priced with free cancellation policies.

I love searching hotel offers online and I’m always looking for good value in luxury hotels. These five-star hotels in Ireland are priced on overnight stays in September. All deals include free cancellation, just incase there are any restrictions when you due to travel. 

If the date I have selected doesn’t suit, simply change the dates to suit your requirements when you click on the links below. So grab your best friend, or your partner, and head off for a night in one of these five star hotels in Ireland, and give yourself something to look forward to. 

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1. Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel – Dublin: €71pp 

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This luxury hotel break 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.  

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2. Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, Killarney B&B: €133pp

Dunloe Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Ireland for families

The Dunloe Hotel is a great choice for couples looking for a luxury stay in Kerry. As well as a luxury spa and 64 acres to explore, you can enjoy kayaking on the river that flows through the estate, as well as complimentary tennis and fishing. If you are lucky to catch something, the kitchen will be pleased to prepare and cook your catch for dinner that evening. This hotel is pet-friendly too.

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3. Savoy Hotel Limerick: €80pp

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The chic Savoy Limerick hotel 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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4. Castlemartyr Resort – Cork: €172pp B&B

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Castlemartyr Hotel is one of Cork’s most popular hotels. Set on 220 acres, with a 17th century country manor house adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle, this super hotel has four different restaurants to choose from, a swimming pool and luxury spa. This deal includes breakfast too – need I say more?

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5. Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast: €107pp

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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 the city’s top attractions on your door-step, this is the place to be seen in Belfast.

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6. The Dylan Hotel, Dublin: €99pp

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Dublin’s most popular five-star boutique Hotel boasts modern decor and spacious rooms. The Eddison Restaurant serves gourmet Bistro-style cuisine, and its location close to St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street is just what you want for a luxurious stay in Dublin city.

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7. Kilkea Castle, Kildare, €95pp

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Kilkea Castle is set in 180 acres of woodlands and gardens and boasts a Thermal Suite with hydrotherapy pool, golf course and wide selection of outdoor activities. You will be spoilt for choice at meal times as there is a host of dining options including the fine dining 1180 restaurant overlooking the castle gardens, and less formal options in the Clubhouse including The Bistro and Hermione’s Restaurant.

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8. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa – Kerry: €125pp B&B

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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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9. Mount Juliet Estate – Kilkenny: €123pp B&B

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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 an overnight stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet last summer and loved it. 

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10. The G Hotel & Spa – Galway: €130pp B&B

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Last, but most definitely not least, is the popular G Hotel & Spa in Galway. This luxurious offering is great value for a five star hotel in Ireland. It’s daring and colourful design make it the ultimate spot for an overnight stay, and breakfast is also included in the price.

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These five star hotels in Ireland 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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