A hotel getaway is the ultimate indulgence and allows you to leave all the stresses of real life behind – even if it’s just for one night.
When it comes to relationships, it’s so important to take some time out to enjoy each other’s company and a break from discussing bills, kids and in-laws!
There are some stunning locations around Ireland that are ideal for a romantic escape so we’ve rounded up a few for you to consider!
Limerick is one of our favourite cities for a good night out and this elegant hotel has a range of period and club rooms, each named after either an Irish poet or a former resident of the building. It’s centrally located, just a stroll from some great restaurants and nightlife options, and there’s a spa on site as well!
No. 1 Pery Square offers a Couples Romantic Spa Escape package from €129 per person sharing, which includes overnight accommodation with breakfast, relaxation time in the thermal suite, a couples aroma bathing ritual, a glass of bubbly each and a side-by-side back, neck and shoulder massage each.
This Georgian house and courtyard is located on the waterside near Bantry in Cork and it’s just stunning. There are a number of accommodation options on the site, from a loft apartment to a cosy cottage, and all have been impeccably designed. The perfect way to get away from it all!
A weekend overnight stay in a standard apartment at Blairscove House (including breakfast) is priced at €110 per person sharing.
Do you know what says romance to us? An outdoor hot-tub. Luckily, the divine Wineport Lodge has a lakeside one so you can soak your cares away as the night falls. The hotel started life as a restaurant so the food is top notch, with treats like dry-aged striploin steaks and fillet of hake with tunisian potato and vegetable shakshuka on the menu.
A midweek overnight stay in a lakeview room at Wineport Lodge with breakfast in bed and afternoon tea starts at €229 per room.
A stone’s throw from Dublin, this Wicklow bolthole is an 84-bedroom country house close to the Powerscourt Gardens. It’s classic, traditional, cosy and is home to the award-winning Rainforest Spa – what more do you want?
Try the Romantic Break For Two, which includes a two-night B&B stay with a bottle of wine and choc-dipped strawberries on arrival from €165 per person sharing.
There’s an indescribable charm about Lough Rynn Castle, which aims to combine “old world elegance with modern comforts”. The Castle is home to the John McGahern Library and you can enjoy a well-crafted cocktail while taking in views of the lake in the Piano Room. Bliss!
An overnight midweek B&B stay at Lough Ryan is priced from €70 per person.
When it comes to natural beauty, you can’t beat the West and Clifden is one of the prettiest spots in the area. Head for a hike and admire the amazing countryside, or put the feet up and relax in the spa, before tucking into a delicious meal from local producers in the Carriage Restaurant. The ideal mini-break!
The Clifden House Hotel is running a September Special, which includes an overnight stay with breakfast, dinner for two and a complimentary bottle of wine from €75 per person.
If there’s a golf lover in the family, then Carton House will be a very popular choice for a weekend getaway! A popular wedding venue, the four-star hotel offers “cosmopolitan chic with contemporary cool” – not to mention some gorgeous Darphin treatments in the spa!
Enjoy an midweek overnight stay in a superior double room with breakfast, a three-course meal and access to the spa from €330.