Two Good To Be True! The Ultimate East To West Staycation


Combine the beauty of the western seaboard with a stay in the Garden of Ireland with this fabulously flexible offer …

Location! Location! Location! If this year has taught us anything, it’s that an inspiring view combined with space, comfort and culinary delights is what we are craving this summer. Which is why the special two- and three- night packages on offer at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate, Galway and Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Co Wicklow are especially tempting. Guests can book flexible packages at each hotel – for instance one night at Powerscourt and two at Glenlo Abbey or vice versa – where historic splendour, charm and elegance unite.

Dating back to the 18th-century, the five star Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate overlooks Lough Corrib and is set on a 138-acre lakeside estate. You’ll find each of the bedrooms and suites provide unrivalled views of the dramatic landscape, which also sets the scene for an impressive range of activities. Guests have access to boating, archery and falconry, while the unique championship nine hole golf course is quickly becoming one of the best in the country. Meanwhile, indoors the hotel boasts a private screening room and billiards room.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate has 2* Rosettes from the AA, and the superb dining facilities include the River Room Restaurant overlooking the estate, the Pullman Restaurant on The Orient Express, the Oak Cellar Bar, and three elegant Reception Rooms in the Main House where guests can enjoy coffee, afternoon tea, or a cocktail while having a read or enjoying some people watching. As part of this special package Glenlo is offering breakfast daily, dinner on one evening aboard The Pullman restaurant plus an upgrade to a Corrib Deluxe Room.

Meanwhile guests checking into the historic Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa will receive a complimentary upgrade to a Mountain View Deluxe Room, dinner on one night at the recently refurbished Sika Restaurant. As for leisure facilities, guests all have access to complimentary bicycles for exploring the Estate and gardens while working off the delicious full Irish breakfast. More vigorous mountain climbs and walks can also be organised, while the fully equipped gym and stunning Swarovski-lit swimming pool are at guests’ disposal. A stay is not complete, however, without Afternoon Tea in the Sugar Loaf Lounge.

This special package, which includes stays at each hotel for two people sharing from Sunday to Thursday is available throughout August and September, with bookings co-ordinated by the Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa reservations team. The total price for a three night stay package is from €1,105, and €1,400 for a four night experience. Telephone +35312748888; [email protected] For more information visit


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