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The Perfect Christmas Gift Box: Irish Hotel Stay & 3 Handmade Irish Gifts, €199!

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An Irish hotel voucher is a super Christmas gift, but go one step further and give a Christmas gift box from Select Hotels of Ireland, which includes a hotel stay as well as three handmade Irish gifts.

 

There has never been a better time to support and shop local. I am delighted to see so many Irish companies offering unique Christmas gift ideas, and this Christmas gift box from Select Hotels of Ireland is no exception. As well as receiving an overnight stay in any of their 29 hotels across Ireland, you will also receive three Irish handmade products, all beautifully presented in a gift box, with free postage to anywhere in Ireland. 

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What I love about this Select Hotels of Ireland Christmas box, as well as their staycation vouchers, is that you are actually giving the gift of an overnight stay with breakfast included, and not a monetary amount of money towards a hotel stay. This overnight stay is valid in any of their 29 hotels, on any night, at any time of year, even bank holidays or peak summer dates – subject to availability of course. 

 

This Christmas gift box also includes three handmade Irish  gifts:

 

  • A box of handmade chocolates from Chez Emily:

Handmade artisan Belgian luxury chocolates from Chez Emily, made in Co. Meath using the best local Irish ingredients.  

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  • A beautiful scented candle from Field Day Ireland

 A beautiful hand poured soy wax candle from Field Day Ireland with warm cinnamon, clove, fruity orange and soft vanilla scent. This large 190g candle has a 40 hour burn time. Trust me, this smells divine – it is Christmas in a box!

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  • A Christmas Tree bauble from The Irish Handmade Glass Company

A handblown crystal bauble from The Irish Handmade Glass Company based in Waterford.

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The total cost for all three gifts and the overnight hotel stay with breakfast is only €199. You can also choose a voucher with a two-night hotel stay for €330. Hotel vouchers are valid for five years.

This gift is beautifully presented in a presentation Christmas gift box that can be simply placed under the tree. It can be delivered anywhere on the Island of Ireland and delivery is included in the cost. 

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As well as this gorgeous Christmas gift box, Select Hotels of Ireland have a wide selection of gift vouchers that can be delivered online instantly, including an overnight stay with breakfast from €150, and staycation vouchers for four or six and eight nights.  

Read: Staycation vouchers: The Ultimate Gift from Select Hotels of Ireland 

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About Select Hotels of Ireland:

Some of you may be familiar with my stay in Breaffy House Hotel in Mayo this summer, a member of Select Hotels of Ireland. However, for those who are not familiar with Select Hotels of Ireland – here are some of things that I think you should know:  

    • Select Hotels of Ireland is a group of 29 independently owned hotels, across various counties in Ireland, that are bookable on one great website.
    • All hotels are renowned for their great service, quality food and high standards of accommodation – you can expect a warm Irish welcome and a full Irish breakfast too!
    • There are many household names in the group, like the Celtic Ross Hotel, the Clifden Station House and Killarney Riverside Hotel, but also some hidden gems that you may not be aware of. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Read: Ten friendly 4-star hotels in Ireland that guarantee a warm welcome.
 
See all Select Hotels of Ireland here. 

This Christmas gift box is a gift is a wonderful gift idea. Not only are you supporting small businesses, but also 29 Irish hotels too.
 
This post on the staycation Christmas gift box was sponsored by Select Hotels of Ireland, but all views, as always, are my own.
 

 

Sarah

 
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Staycation Vouchers – The Ultimate Gift from Select Hotels of Ireland

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Give the gift of a staycation! With a choice of 29 hotels to choose from, in superb locations throughout Ireland, staycation vouchers from Select Hotels of Ireland are the ultimate gift this Christmas. 

 

One of the positive things I have learned from this crazy year, is to appreciate my own country a little more. As much as I miss overseas travel, I discovered some amazing beaches that I didn’t know existed in Mayo, tried falconry and horse riding in Kilkenny, and rekindled my love for full Irish breakfasts!

I also enjoyed seeing so many beautiful images of Ireland across social media this summer, I think it made us all realise how much of our own country we have yet to explore.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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With overseas travel still uncertain, many of us may choose to holiday in Ireland again next year. Can you think of a better gift to receive this Christmas than an Irish hotel voucher? What I love about the Select Hotels of Ireland staycation vouchers, is that you are actually giving the gift of a staycation, and not a monetary amount of money towards a staycation.

 

Instead of purchasing a €150 gift voucher, you can purchase an overnight stay with breakfast in any of the Select Hotels of Ireland 29 hotels. This is valid on Saturday night stays, over bank holidays, and during peak holiday time in July or August.

Remember how difficult it was to get availability along the Wild Atlantic Way this summer? Select Hotels of Ireland staycation vouchers can be used at any time during 2021. You can choose to buy four, six or eight night vouchers and stay in two, three or four different hotels, or you can choose to stay in the same hotel for a week over the peak summer period.

Select Hotels have also introduced a Christmas gift box which includes an overnight stay, as well as three Irish handmade products.

Read: Christmas Gift Box from Select Hotels Ireland

Explore Ireland with staycation vouchers with Select Hotels of Ireland
I am delighted to work with Select Hotels of Ireland once again. I had a wonderful stay in one of their hotels this summer, Breaffy House Hotel in Mayo and can’t wait to visit some more in the group. However, for those who are not familiar with Select Hotels of Ireland – here are some of things that I think you should know:  

  • Select Hotels of Ireland is a group of 29 independently owned hotels, across various counties in Ireland, that are bookable on one great website.
  • All hotels are renowned for their great service, quality food and high standards of accommodation – you can expect a warm Irish welcome and a full Irish breakfast too!
  • There are many household names in the group, like Actons of Kinsale, Dingle Skellig Hotel and the Talbot Collection, but also some hidden gems that you may not be aware of. 

Read: Ten friendly 4-star hotels in Ireland that guarantee a warm welcome.

See all Select Hotels of Ireland here.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There are a variety of Select Hotels of Ireland gift vouchers to choose from. All vouchers can be purchased online for instant delivery, or if you prefer, vouchers can be delivered in a beautifully presented gift folder, along with a copy of their hotel directory.

The only question is which one will you choose? 

 

One-night Select Hotels of Ireland Gift Voucher: €150

Actons Hotel, one of the hotels available with staycation vouchers from Select Hotels of Ireland

Give the gift of a one-night stay for two people at any of the 29 Select Hotels of Ireland. Stay in a luxury room with full Irish Breakfast during any time in 2021.

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Christmas Gift Box with Overnight Stay & 3 Handmade Irish gifts: €195

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This fabulous Christmas Gift Box includes a one-night stay for two people including breakfast, at any of the 29 Select Hotels of Ireland, as well as three handmade Irish products. You will receive a handblown crystal bauble from The Irish Handmade Glass Company, artisan Belgian luxury chocolates from Chez Emily, and a hand poured soy wax candle from Field Day Ireland – trust me, this smells divine – it is Christmas in a box! 

select hotels of Ireland Christmas gift box

This gift is beautifully presented in a presentation Christmas gift box that can be simply placed under the tree. It can be delivered anywhere on the Island of Ireland and delivery is included in the cost. Not only are you supporting small businesses, but also 29 Irish hotels too.

Read: Christmas Gift Box from Select Hotels Ireland

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Two-night Select Hotels of Ireland Gift Voucher: €295

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Give the gift of a two-night stay for two people at any of the 29 Select Hotels of Ireland. Stay in a luxury room with full Irish Breakfast during any time in 2021. This voucher also includes a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.
 
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Ultimate Package Gift Voucher: €395

Ultimate staycation voucher includes a gift cheque to spend on spa treatments or meals in the hotel

This ultimate gift voucher includes a two-night stay for two people at any of the 29 Select Hotels of Ireland. Stay in a luxury room with full Irish Breakfast, a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, plus a €100 Gift Cheque which can be used in the hotel for meals, spa treatments, or as you wish.

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Staycation vouchers for four, six or eight nights: from €520

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Explore Ireland over multiple trips, or choose to spend your staycation voucher on a longer stay during the peak holiday season. Select Hotels of Ireland have four, six and eight-night staycation vouchers, valued at €520, €780 and €1040 respectively. Staycation vouchers offer flexibility to use your voucher in one hotel, or you can choose to stay two nights in two, three or four different properties and enjoy many staycations throughout the year.  

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6-Night Voucher

 

8-Night Voucher

 

 

Cash gift vouchers

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If you simply can’t decide which option to choose, you can give a cash gift voucher instead. Gift cheques are available in denominations of your choice, from €50 to €1000, and may be used as payment, or part payment, or for a stay, or meal, in any Select Hotel. You can choose an eVoucher for instant delivery, or postal voucher delivered in a beautifully presented gift folder along with a copy of the Select Hotels of Ireland hotel directory. Cash gift vouchers are valid for 5 years from date of issue. 

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It is important to note that although package and staycation vouchers state that the validity is 12 months from date of issue, the amount you spend on the voucher will be valid for five years. So if, for example, you are unable to use a staycation voucher during 2021,  the full value of the voucher will be available to use against any Select Hotels of Ireland booking for five years.

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So, go on, give the gift of a staycation. This is a gift that anyone would be delighted to find under the tree this Christmas!  This post on staycation vouchers was sponsored by Select Hotels of Ireland, but all views, as always, are my own.

 

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Select Hotels of Ireland Christmas Giveaway – WIN 3 Great Prizes!

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Why give a gift voucher for one hotel, when you can choose from 30? Select Hotels of Ireland have the perfect Christmas gift – their gift vouchers can be used in any of their 30 hotels. To celebrate, they have given me 3 great prizes to give away!

 

 

  • Enjoy an two-night stay in the 4-Star Malone Lodge Hotel Belfast. Prize includes breakfast each day and 1 Dinner for two people sharing.

     

  • Enjoy an two-night stay in the 4-Star Talbot Hotel Stilloran, Dublin. Prize includes breakfast each day and 1 Dinner for two people sharing.

 

  • Enjoy a €100 Select Hotels of Ireland voucher to spend on ANY of the 30 Select Hotels.

 

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And all you have to do be in with a chance of winning is to fill out the form below!

 

Select Hotels of Ireland are renowned for their great service, quality food and high standards of accommodation. There are 30 different hotels to choose from, across various cities and counties in Ireland. A Select Hotels of Ireland gift voucher is the perfect Christmas gift because you can use this voucher in ANY of their 30 Irish hotels.

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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. The ultimate gift voucher includes a €100 Gift Cheque that can be used in the hotel for meals, spa treatments, etc. and costs €395. 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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Ten 4 Star Hotels in Ireland That Guarantee A Warm Welcome

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Select Hotels of Ireland offer a wide selection of accommodation across many cities and counties in Ireland. They have family hotels, intimate country clubs, and friendly 4 star hotels in Ireland.

 

 

Select Hotels of Ireland are renowned for their great service, quality food and warm Irish welcome. I have listed ten 4-star  hotels in Ireland below, but you can see all 30 hotels on Select Hotels of Ireland new website. Alternatively call the Central Reservations Office and let their expert staff help you choose the right hotel for you.

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1. Falls Hotel & Spa, Co. Clare

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. Self-Catering apartments are also available, and a kids club runs daily during school holidays.

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2. Malone Lodge & Apartments, Belfast

This Victorian town-house hotel, situated in the Queens University Quarter of Belfast, needs no sales pitch. The luxurious location and intimate atmosphere combine to offer a delightful stay in the heart of Belfast. Visit the Titanic Museum or explore the nearby Causeway Coast and Game of Thrones locations.

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3. Oriel House Hotel, Co. Cork – Part of The Talbot Collection

Complete with a 25-metre pool and leisure centre, a lively bar and bistro, the Oriel House Hotel is one of Cork’s leading 4-star hotels. Located just 10 minutes drive from Cork City, yet within easy access to West Cork, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, makes it a great choice for business or leisure. Families are well catered for two with a kids club operating during school holidays, and plenty of family attractions close by. 

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4. Kilkenny Ormonde, 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. A kids club operates during school holidays, making it a great choice for couples and families alike.

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5. Trident Hotel, Kinsale, Cork

Superbly located in the picturesque town of Kinsale, the 75-roomed Trident Hotel has been recently refurbished and now boasts 11 luxury penthouse suites with sea views. Voted as Kinsale’s best place to stay on TripAdvisor, this is a superb choice to enjoy this colourful town. If you can manage to tear yourself away from The Gourmet Capital of Ireland – Kinsale – remember you are located on the Wild Atlantic Way, so take time to explore the surrounding countryside. 

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6. Hotel Minella & Leisure Club, Co. Tipperary

Take a trip to Tipp and stay in the 4-star Hotel Minella & Leisure Club. Overlooking the River Suir in Clonmel, this award-winning hotel boasts an AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence for the last 10 years, and is proud to offer many locally produced foods. Choose to relax in the hotel and enjoy the swimming pool and leisure centre or explore the countryside and the nearby Suir Blueway. Modern two-storey catering apartments are also available and are ideal for families.

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7. Talbot Stillorgan, Co Dublin – Part of The Talbot Collection

The award-winning Talbot Stillorgan is one of the Talbot Collection Hotels, a group of six 4 star hotels in Ireland. Located close to Dublin’s city centre, you can avail of the free shuttle bus (10 minutes) to Saint Stephen’s Green, or enjoy the nearby coastal towns of Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire. You will find many special offers available on the Select Hotels of Ireland website, including kids staying for free, a Dublin Zoo family package, and deals for over 50s.

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8. Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co. Meath

This multi-award-winning resort hotel has just won Hotel of the Year and Best Hotel Spa Ireland, at the 2019 Hotel Awards Ireland – this must be one of the best 4 star hotels in Ireland. It is situated in the scenic Boyne Valley yet only 35 minutes from Dublin. However, with an 18-hole championship golf Course and a leisure club and spa on site, you may find it difficult to leave. 

Families are well catered for too with self-catering houses, a kids club and games room on site. Its close proximity to Newgrange, Hill of Tara and Tayto Park are sure to please too. 

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9. Ardilaun Hotel, Galway

Located in a secluded setting, yet only 1km from Galway city centre, the Ardilaun offers the best of both worlds. The spacious gardens provide an ideal choice for an evening stroll, and the choice of award-winning dining options are sure to please. There is a leisure centre, swimming pool and kids club on site and pets are also welcome.

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10. The Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry

The Dingle Skellig Hotel is superbly situated overlooking Dingle Bay and is an ideal choice to explore this beautiful peninsula. Drive around Slea Head, take time to see Fungi, the resident dolphin, and catch a traditional music session in one of the many pubs for which Dingle is famous. 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 is one of the best places to stay in Dingle.

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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. 

 

Buy Vouchers here

 

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

 

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