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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. 

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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.

 
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10 Irish Hotel Deals Over The June Bank Holiday Weekend – Prices from €64pp

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Treat yourself to one of these hotel deals over the June bank holiday weekend, with prices from €63 per person including breakfast.

I have priced 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 5th, 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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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.
 

 

 

10 Hotel Deals Over The June Bank Holiday Weekend:

 

1. Connemara Coast Hotel, Galway: B&B €117pp

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. Redcastle Hotel & Spa, Donegal: Double Room: €83pp 

Redcastle Hotel Spa in Donegal, Ireland

The Redcastle Hotel offers superb value to explore this coastal county. I stayed on the Inishowen Peninsula last summer and loved it – it has stunning scenery and some of the best beaches in Ireland. However, with a waterfront location, 9-hole golf course and Thalasso Spa, you may find it difficult to leave.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Inishowen

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 3. Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Tipperary: €67pp

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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4. Silver Tassie Hotel, Donegal: B&B €64pp

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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5. Trim Castle, Meath: B&B €100pp

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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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6. Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan: B&B €85pp

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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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7. The Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Kerry: B&B €73pp

Slea Head Drive close to the Dingle Skellig Hotel

The modern Ashe Hotel is ideally placed to explore the top attractions along the Ring of Kerry. The speciality gastro bar and restaurant is a favourite with locals, but if you fancy exploring the bars and restaurants in Tralee town, you are just a few minutes walk away. Highly rated on TripAdvisor, and a Travellers Award winner this year, this is great value for a short break in Kerry.

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8. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo: Twin Room B&B €90pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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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9. Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone,  Sligo: €100pp

Enniscrone Beach.

Located in the heart of Enniscrone, overlooking one of Ireland’s best beaches, the location couldn’t be better. If the weather holds up this could be the most sought after location if those looking for a beach stay in Ireland.

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10. Treacys Oakwood Hotel, Clare: €80pp

Cliffs of Moher

Located within easy access of Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way, this is ideal for those looking to explore Clare’s gorgeous coastline, without breaking the bank.

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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 and facilities 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 in 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 August to suit you. All have received good reviews from previous guests, and have flexible booking options. 

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I have priced these self catering breaks in Ireland for 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 some of the links listed 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 €800

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-bedroom apartment €597

Lough Key forest park

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, or enjoy a family day out at Lough Key Forest Park.
 

 

 
Note: When you click on the link below you will see quad rooms, but once you click through to see availability you will see two-bedroom apartments available.

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3. The Helm 3-Bedroom Apartment, Westport, Mayo, 2 Night stay €585

 
 
 
 
 
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If you have been following me for a while you will know I fell in love with Mayo’s stunning coastline a few years ago, and this two-bedroom apartment is ideally located to explore it.
 

 

 
Located right in the heart of Westport, The Helm overlooks the harbour and has a restaurant and bar, with complimentary breakfast included in your stay. This is great value for self-catering breaks in Ireland in one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most vibrant towns.

Read: Top 10 things to do in Mayo

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4. Jamestown Court 2-bedroom apartment, Salthill, Galway: €1030

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. St Anglea’s 3-bedroom apartment, Sligo: 2-bedroom apartment €545

Benbulben
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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 the 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.
 

 

 
Note: When you click on the link below you will see one bedroom apartments, but once you click through to see availability you will see two-bedroom apartments available.

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6. Glamping Under The Stars, Laois, Hobbit House, €599

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As well as offering six different glamping accommodations, the name, ‘Glamping Under the Stars’ has already got me thinking that I want to stay there.

Located just an hour from Dublin, this award-winning glamping site has bell tents, wood lodges and a shepherd’s hut, all equipped with proper beds, a private decking area and sockets for charging phones.  
 

 

 
The hobbit-style Houses sleep up to six and have private bathrooms. Prices for a three-night family stay are €599 on various dates in August.  

Read: 20 Top picks for glamping in Ireland
 
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7. Benbulben Court, Sligo: 2 bedroom apartment: €448

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 Clayton Sligo Hotel which is next door.  The reviews from previous guests are excellent, and the opportunities for day trips are endless.
 

 

 
Note: When you click on the link below you may see one bedroom apartments available , but once you click through to see availability you will see two-bedroom apartments available. 

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8. 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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9. Berehaven Pods, Castletownbere, Cork: 15th August, €450

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The Beara Peninsula is one of my favourite parts of Ireland and these glamping pods are in the perfect location to explore it. Each pod has a kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and patio and seating area. There is a private beach area on site too and with Killarney, Kenmare and West Cork all within easy reach, the possibilities for day trips are endless.

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10. Castle Oaks House Hotel, 2-bedroom Courtyard Apartment with pool access, Limerick: €900

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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 may 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 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 Family Staycations Over Halloween Break, 2 Night Stays from €241!

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Thinking about some family staycations over the October mid term break? I’ve got family friendly Irish hotels and self catering apartments and houses to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you are planning some 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 plenty of variety below.

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All family staycations are based on a two-night family stay, but if you want to stay for longer, or just want an overnight escape, simply click on the links below and edit the search dates accordingly. I selected various dates throughout the mid term below but dates can be changed to suit your requirements.  

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, facilities and activities are subject to change. This post contains affiliate links where I receive a referral commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
 

 

 

1. Kenmare Bay Lodges, Kerry: 3 Bedroom Lodge €598

Kenmare Bay Hotel

Located just a short stroll from one of Ireland’s prettiest towns is the popular Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort. Complete with a state-of-the-art leisure centre, kids club,, playground and kids’ play room, its not surprising that it is one of Kerry’s most popular family hotels. There is a dedicated Kids’ Corner in the restaurant with games and DVD’s, so you can enjoy a quiet meal while the kids play happily. 
 

 

 
The three bedroom holiday homes are discreetly located in the grounds of the Hotel, and just a few minutes walk from the hotel facilities.

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2. Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, Wexford: 2-bedroom €460, 3-bedroom €600

irish hotel deals for families in wexford

The luxurious Talbot Suites at Stonebridge is a super choice for families looking for large apartments in the heart of Wexford Town. There are 69 apartments on-site with fully equipped kitchen, balcony or patio and TV’s in all living areas and bedrooms. Three-bedroom apartments also boast floor-to-ceiling windows.
 

 

 
Guests have access to the swimming pool and Talbot Quay Leisure Centre and the bar and restaurant at the Talbot Hotel which is just 100 metres away.

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3.  Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin: Family Room €388

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 is a great choice for a coastal stay in Dublin.

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4. Quilty Holiday Cottages, Clare: 3 bedroom home (Sleeps 6) €434 

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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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5. Bella Vista Hotel, Cork: 2-bedroom apartment €398 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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.
 

 

 
Note when you click on the link below you will see hotel rooms, but if you view the availability you will see apartments and holiday homes listed

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6. Bunratty Holiday Homes, Clare:  3-bedroom house €429

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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7. Restored Cottage with views of Skelligs, Kerry: 3-Night Stay €349  

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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. Note there is a three-night minimum stay here.

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8. Riverside Park Hotel Wexford- 2 Night Stay: B&B + 1 Dinner + Attraction Pass €425 

The Gruffalo Walk is one of the best things to do in Wexford with kids

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. Price includes breakfast each day, a 4-course meal for all the family on the evening of your choice, and a family activity pass to one of Wexford’s top family attractions.

Superior family rooms are also available with separate TV’s for kids, and can cater for up to 2 adults and 4 children. Price for two adults and three children in a superior room is €599.

Read: Top things to do in Wexford with kids

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9. Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club, Sligo: Large 2-bedroom Family Suite €458

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Set on expansive grounds, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, the 4-star Clayton Sligo ticks all boxes for a family holiday in Ireland. We enjoyed a family staycation here recently and loved it.
 

 

 
The leisure centre has a separate kids pool, and there is a mini golf course, games room and sensory room on-site. The family suites are very spacious and can sleep two adults and three children. 

Family rooms are available for €418 but if you click through to show availability you will see the large family suites available from €458.

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10. Breaffy House Hotel, Mayo, Family Room: €347

 
 
 
 
 
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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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11. Garryvoe Hotel, Cork, Family Room: €426

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

The beachfront Garryvoe Hotel is a firm favourite with families. There is a health club and swimming pool onsite, and the hotel is tastefully furnished in contemporary style, with sea views from all public areas. 

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12. 5-Star Killarney Park Hotel

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Killarney Park Hotel is one of the few family owned and run 5 star hotels in Ireland. Located in the heart of Killarney Town with the National Park on your doorstep, you will be hard pushed to find a better located 5-star hotel in Killarney. The Killarney Park Hotel is affiliated to Leading Hotels of the World, and is the top rated hotel in Killarney on TripAdvisor.
 

 

 
Kids will love the 20 metre indoor pool as well as child-friendly dining options, while parents will love the luxury Spa with Elemis treatments, caldarium,  hot tub, and relaxation room.

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13. Millpark Hotel, Donegal, Family Room: €436

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 a family holiday 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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14. Midlands Park Hotel, Laois, Family Room: €241

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We had the pleasure of staying at the Midlands Park Hotel in December and loved its family friendly facilities, modern decor and great dining options, particularly Kelly’s Steakhouse. It is located in the centre of Portlaoise and has a health and fitness club with a 22 metre pool, spa and fitness centre.
 

 

 
The Midlands Park Hotel is ideally located to explore the many attractions in Laois, Kildare and Kilkenny, and must be one of the best value family hotel deals in Ireland.

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15. Claregalway Hotel, Galway: Family room €268 – Sleeps up to 5

family staycations over Halloween at 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 over Halloween. This deal can accommodate a family of five.

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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.  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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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20 Spa Hotel Breaks in Ireland – Overnight Stays in September from €50pp

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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 €50 per person.

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 €90 per person! I initially wrote this post for Mothers Day, but of course you can bring a friend or partner too.

I have priced these spa hotel breaks based on overnight 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 in place – please check with individual hotels for clarification. 

 

 
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. Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan €85pp

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Farnham Estate’s multi-award-winning Spa boasts a large indoor pool, an outdoor infinity pool, mud chamber, ice fountain, forest walkways and a wide selection of treatment options.
 

 

 
There is also an 18-hole golf course, superb dining options and 1300 acres of grounds for you to explore. A stay in Farnham Estate will feel like a real treat, as it has one of the best spas in Ireland.

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2. Brooklodge Hotel & Spa, Wicklow, €95pp

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BrookLodge is set in its own unique village and is one of Ireland’s most loved hotels. It is famous for its delicious organic food – in fact it won Hotel Restaurant of the Year and Culinary Hotel of the Year, but is also renowned for its Spa and Wellness experiences.
 

 

 
The Wells Spa is an adult-only Spa that offers treatments from organic product ranges such as Voya and Babor. Guests can avail of the Serail mud chamber, aroma baths, hamam, flotation room, finnish baths, double treatment rooms, as well as various Jacuzzi & water features, indoor pool, heated loungers and an outdoor hot tub.

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3. Redcastle Hotel & Spa, Co. Donegal: Double Room, €57pp 

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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4. Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co. Carlow: Deluxe Twin: €86pp 

 

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. 

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5.  5-Star Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, B&B €104pp 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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 spa hotel deals for couples looking for a luxury escape.

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6. Breaffy House Hotel, Co. Mayo: B&B, €76pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
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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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7. Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa, Donegal, €55pp

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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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8. Dunboyne Castle, Co. Meath: Deluxe Twin €99pp 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. 

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9. 5-star Muckross Hotel & Spa, Killarney, B&B: €132pp

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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10. Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co. Wexford: Double Room, €60pp 

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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.
  
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11. Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, Donegal, B&B €55pp

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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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12. Connemara Coast Hotel, Co. Galway: Twin Room B&B €76pp 

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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13. Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin €80pp 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I live very close to Dun Laoghaire and love the gorgeous walks along its promenade and pier, as well as watching the brave hearts jumping into the 40ft. If you just want to relax, you can do that too – the Royal Marine hotel has a health club, Spa and indoor pool, as well as a choice of dining options in Hardys bar and the Dun Bistro.
 

 

 
The impressive Thermal Suite boasts heated marble stone beds, rock sauna, dry flotation chamber and mud chamber, and there is a wide variety of spa treatments available.

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14. Johnstown Estate, Meath, Deluxe Room, B&B, €94pp

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Johnstown Estate is a super choice if you are looking for luxury spa hotel breaks 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.
 

 

 
Johnstown Estate invested 3.6 million in  a ‘New Spa’ during lockdown, and it is now the Flagship Destination Spa for Elemis & Gharieni in Ireland. A new Rooftop Experience has been added to the already impressive Thermal Suite, and there are 15 treatment rooms, including a Rasul mud and mineral treatment chamber, and a couples room.

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15. 5-Star Lough Erne Resort, Co. Fermanagh: Twin Room B&B €85pp

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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.
 

 

 
Lough Erne Resort 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.

Read: My review of Lough Erne Resort

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16. Wexford: Whitford House Hotel, €55pp

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It is hard to believe you could be relaxing in a jacuzzi or hydro therapy pool, swimming in a 50-foot swimming pool, with an overnight stay included, for just €50! This is exceptional value for a hotel that is so highly rated on TripAdvisor.

This family-run hotel is located just 3km from Wexford town, and a short drive from some of Ireland’s best beaches.

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17. Midlands Park Hotel, Laois, €54pp

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The Midlands Park Hotel is located in the centre of Portlaoise and has a health and fitness club with a 22 metre pool, spa and fitness centre. There is a choice of dining options available, including the award-winning Kelly’s Steakhouse. We dined here at Christmas time and the food was superb.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Midlands Park Hotel is ideally located to explore the many attractions in Laois and Kilkenny, and Kildare Village Shopping Outet is only 30 minutes drive away.

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18. Westmeath: Sheraton Athlone, €60pp

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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. 5-star Savoy Hotel, Limerick: €83pp

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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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20. Garryvoe Hotel, Cork: €79pp

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. 
 
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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.

 

 

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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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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 – August Stays from €91pp

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Fancy a luxury break in Ireland? I found ten five star hotels in Ireland, for the perfect overnight escape.

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 August, but if these dates don’t suit, simply change them 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: €107pp 

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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. Lough Eske Castle – Donegal, B&B €155pp 

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Lough Eske Castle is steeped in history and romance. Dating back to the 15th century and set within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske, it certainly has the wow factor. It blends its historic past with contemporary luxury beautifully, and has a luxury spa with thermal suite and infinity pool for the ultimate relaxing break.

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3. Savoy Hotel Limerick: €110pp

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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: €115pp 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.

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5. Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast: €102pp

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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 an 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: €116pp

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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. Bishops Gate Hotel, Derry, €105pp

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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.
 

 

 
The landmark Bishop’s Gate Hotel is located within the historic city walls and combines tradition with contemporary style. This is a superb deal to explore this beautiful city, and must be once of the best value five star hotels in Ireland.

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8. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa – Kerry: €148pp 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: €117pp 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. 

Read: My review of Mount Juliet

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10. The G Hotel & Spa – Galway: €143pp 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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