The Most Romantic Escapes In Ireland To Book This Month - The Gloss Magazine

The Most Romantic Escapes In Ireland To Book This Month

Fourteen Haute Hideaways and chic City Breaks To Book for Valentine’s Day …

From breezy outdoor pursuits to pampering spa breaks or decadent dining opportunities, however you wish to spend Valentine’s Day there’s plenty of scope and something for all budgets. Fortunately many of these special Valentine’s offers are valid for a few weeks rather than just one day …

Cashel Palace, Co Tipperary

Cashel Palace is preparing for its first Valentine’s Day since reopening on March 1 last year. Over the past ten months, the hotel has played host to 22 proposals, 30 weddings, 75 honeymoons and countless wedding anniversaries putting it high on the list of romantic getaways that Ireland has to offer. With full access to the hotel’s impressive spa facilities, residents who book its “Romantic Retreat” package, from €545 per couple, will enjoy a champagne and oyster reception before dining from a five-course table d’hôte menu at The Bishop’s Buttery (a recent addition to the Michelin Guide). A leisurely breakfast in the Queen Anne Room is also included in the experience. Alternatively, book the “Valentine’s Spa Experience” from February 6-19, which includes a 90-minute treatment for two (with a full body scrub, hot oil back massage and a refreshing express facial). An indulgent afternoon tea in the Queen Anne Room completes this treat. €410 per couple;

Ice House Hotel, Co Mayo

If you are picturing the works on Valentine’s Day – champagne, chocolates and roses – you’ll love “Minimoon on the Moy” at the Ice Hotel. Priced from €290 per night, this offer includes two nights’ accommodation, dinner on one evening in 54° 9° Restaurant, room service breakfast each morning, a petal turndown service on one evening and bubbles on arrival;

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

Book the “Date Night in Dublin” experience and guests will stay in Junior Suite and enjoy an afternoon in Velvære spa, with access to the thermal area. Included in this offer is a 60-minute “Day in Dublin” facial, plus a 30-minute head and arm massage. Relax afterwards with a glass of bubbles. This experience starts from €310 per person;

G Hotel, Galway

The good news: the g hotel’s “All You Need is Love” offer is available for the whole of February. This includes two nights’ accommodation in a luxury guestroom, dinner on one night, and breakfast on each morning. Guests can also pre-book the hotel’s courtesy car for some shopping in town and there is also discounted for use of the impressive thermal suite. From €265;

Stauntons on the Green, Dublin

This year’s Valentine’s experience?at Stauntons on the Green is inspired by James Joyce’s famous quote from Ulysses “Love Loves to Love Love” and guests can enjoy a stay filled with both love and literature. Enjoy some prosecco and chocolates in your room on arrival, then head next door to the Museum of Literature with two complimentary tickets provided. Guests can also book a romantic carriage ride around the city with coachman Ned and his trusty horse Romeo. This Valentine’s experience is from?€149;

The Johnstown Estate, Co Meath

The Johnstown Estate combines all the glamour of a grand Georgian house set on 120 acres of parkland and is home to a state-of-the-art spa, a 30,000m leisure centre and a range of dining options including the elegant Fire & Salt restaurant. This is the setting for a Valentine’s dinner, which includes pre-dinner cocktails and a four-course menu, €110 per couple. This can be enjoyed solo or as part of an overnight “Foodie Escape”, €345 per couple. There’s also a “Romantic Spa Day For Two”, €250 per couple, which includes a 30-minute treatment plus access to the Estate’s Thermal Experience. To end your spa journey, guests are treated to a two-course lunch with a glass of prosecco in The Spa Café;

The Imperial, Cork

Cork’s grande dame has a “Queen of Hearts” Valentine’s package which runs until March 8, allowing plenty of time for romantic gestures. The hotel has embraced the theme wholeheartedly – from the impressive lobby décor of white roses painted red by order of the Queen of Hearts and other deck of card style flourishes inspired by the iconic Lewis Carroll tale Alice in Wonderland. The overnight package includes afternoon tea, cocktails and a sharing platter, plus breakfast, from €270. Guests can also add a couples spa treatment from Escape Spa at the Imperial for extra indulgence;

Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

For a truly relaxing escape, enjoy a one-, two- or three-night stay with breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening in Owenmore Restaurant created by the hotel’s new executive head chef Danni Barry. This is the perfect place for spending time in the great outdoors with enthusiastic and professional Ballynahinch guides on hand, or guests can explore the many trails at their own pace. Afterwards there are plenty of comfy sofas and cosy nooks by the fire for relaxing. Prices start from €220 per person sharing, and includes champagne and chocolates;

The Fitzwilliam, Dublin

Perfectly positioned for a romantic stroll through St Stephen’s Green or a wander down Grafton Street, the luxurious “Valentine’s Getaway” at the Fitzwilliam Hotel will not disappoint. Guests will be gifted a romantic gift on arrival, before checking into one of the recently renovated rooms. Breakfast for two, complimentary on-site parking and late check out are included in the price of €199 per couple. If you can’t get away for the night but still wish to celebrate, book in for the Loved-Up Afternoon Tea, €49, which includes some tempting gourmet sandwiches, sweet treats, mini scones, and mini carrot cake loaf with vanilla frosting and walnuts;

Ashford Castle Hideaway Cottage, Co Mayo

If it’s seclusion, relaxation, and extra luxury you are looking for this Valentine’s Day then Ashford Castle has it covered. The hotel has launched a new two-night package for its Hideaway Cottage, an idyllic retreat set on the grounds of the Estate. Couples checking in will find some chilled champagne waiting. As part of this experience, guests will enjoy a private cinema viewing of a classic romantic movie in the hotel’s art deco cinema room as well as a one-hour archery lesson. Additionally, on one evening, there will be a private wine tasting in The Castle’s wine cellar followed by a five-course table d’hote dinner in the George V dining room. This “Lakeshore Romance Package” is from €5,750;

Avalon House Hotel, Co Kilkenny

Located in Castlecomer, the recently renovated Avalon House Hotel combines elegant classic features with contemporary amenities across its 30 restful bedrooms. The atmosphere is warm, inviting and undeniably comfortable. Its Valentine’s offer, available from February 10-12 and 17-19, is a two-night stay with breakfast each morning plus a seven-course tasting menu dinner at Lil’s Restaurant on the Saturday evening along with a glass of prosecco. From €439 for two sharing;

Belleek Castle, Co Mayo

Built on an Abbey dating from Medieval times, this former 1820’s neo-gothic Castle is warm and friendly with open log fires and plenty of antiques from fossils to weapons and armoury to spark curiosity. Facilities include an award-winning Library Restaurant, the Spanish Armada Bar and Jack Fenn’s, a popular brunch spot. All this can be enjoyed on a two-night “Fairytale Getaway”. Guests can also take in the sprawling grounds on the banks of the river Moy and walk the Fairy Trail that loops through the largest woodland in Mayo. This is perfect for working up an appetite before a three-course dinner in the Library Restaurant, where the team has developed a new food philosophy, the spirit of which is to search for more “depth of flavour”, via classic and imaginative cooking techniques. Relax in front of the castle’s open log fires before retiring to bed – many rooms have four-poster beds with overhead canopies. From €250 per night, this getaway also includes a drink voucher per person to be used at their Armada Bar in addition to dinner and breakfast;

Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa Hotel, Donegal

This coastal destination is upping the romance stakes with its new “Month of Love” package, starting from €169 for two people. Guests can choose from a one- or two-night offer, which includes chocolates on arrival and a three-course supper in The Edge restaurant which overlooks the lapping waters of Lough Foyle. Also included is breakfast and a spa credit to spend in the Cara Spa which has a menu of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments using Voya products;

No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Co Limerick

This boutique townhouse in Limerick’s historic Georgian Quarter is offering an overnight “Georgian Valentine Experience” from February 14-15. This includes a luxurious night of pampering and the opportunity to participate in an exclusive six-course tasting menu at Sash Restaurant. Guests have breakfast the following morning and are gifted some lovely Lavender & Rosemary Bath Salts to enjoy during their stay. From €398 total stay;

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