What most of us want at this time of year is some time to relax and unwind. Counterintuitive to the busy festive season looming, but what better gift to offer friends and family than a voucher to take time to savour the finer things in life. The iconic five-star Dublin hotel, The Shelbourne, is offering a range of indulgent vouchers, guaranteeing memories that will last a lifetime.
Choose a weekend of five-star luxury, dinner in The Saddle Room, Afternoon Tea in The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, or pampering treatments at The Spa & Salon. You can also customise your gift voucher with a monetary value so allowing the recipient to choose their own treat.
The largest, most exclusive day spa in Dublin city centre is The Spa at The Shelbourne, which offers a holistic approach to wellness and relaxation. Cleansing facials, invigorating massages, purifying wraps and healing rituals all form part of the extensive menu of therapies for men and women. By gifting a voucher for The Elemis Journey into Relaxation, the recipient will enjoy a two-hour treatment. A cocooning wrap, indulgent face and body massage and anti-ageing face and eye treatment are all-inclusive as is a de-stressing hand, arm and scalp treatment.
A great way to experience The Spa fully and also enjoy the health club, which includes a fitness centre, swimming pool, thermal facilities and gym is an overnight stay. The Shelbourne is offering an Overnight Spa Package voucher, €490, which includes an Elemis duo of massage and facial at The Spa and overnight accommodation in an elegant deluxe room. Full Irish breakfast is served in the Saddle Room the next day.
A voucher of Dinner for Two in The Saddle Room Restaurant, €100, is a dress-up occasion in which to enjoy fully its old-school service and timeless elegance. The voucher includes a three-course Table d’Hote dinner (excluding beverages), with the menu full of classic favourites devised by chef Garry Hughes and his team.
Unsure what to gift the man in your life or whiskey connoisseur? A voucher for a Guided Whiskey Tasting in The Horseshoe Bar for two will fit the bill. The Bar is known as “an institution within an institution” and has hosted musical and literary figures including Seán Ó Riada, Patrick Kavanagh, Brendan Behan and Seamus Heaney. A resident expert will take guests through the history of Irish whiskey in this impressive venue.
For these and other vouchers please visit www.theshelbournevouchers.ie. Please note last day for postal vouchers before Christmas is December 13.