Whether on a date night or a night away with the girls, there’s nothing like booking into a nice hotel and leaving all the stresses and strains of daily life behind.
Luckily, we’re spoiled in Ireland with the range of stunning hotels that are available to us and a weekend away can be really affordable if you choose to travel during the off-peak season.
So, put your feet up, have a browse through these beautiful locations and start planning a mini-getaway – you deserve it!
There’s no denying that the jawdropping gorgeous Monart is top of our wishlist when it comes to a hotel staycation. The five-star location specialises in relaxing spa breaks, with everything from dry flotation to caviar facials on the menu. There are 68 bedrooms on the property and it’s an adult-only hotel so there’ll be no crying babies or busy toddlers in sight!
A one-night weekend B&B getaway this September with access to classes starts from €179 per person.
If it’s been designed by Philip Treacy, you can be pretty sure that it’s glamorous. Located on the outskirts of Galway City, the G Hotel definitely lives up the hype with a fab ESPA on site and a delicious afternoon tea option!
A two-night weekend stay this September with B&B and dinner on one evening starts from €280 per person.
Offering unrivalled views, Parknasilla Hotel & Spa is an absolute gem in the Kingdom and offers both B&B and self-catering options. The hotel also has dog kennels so you can bring your furry friend along for the trip!
A weekend two-night stay in September in one of Parknasilla’s two bedroom lodges (up to four people) is priced from €330.
With 20 treatment rooms, including a private Spa Suite and a 20-metre Swarovski Crystal-lit heated pool, the Powerscourt Hotel has one of the most beautiful spas in the country. In addition, it has a fab terrace and is decked out in classic vintage decor.
A weekend overnight stay for two in September is priced from €318 per night.
If you fancy heading west, you can’t beat the Ice House on the banks of the River Moy. The hotel’s design is quite eclectic, with the clean lines accented by old-school touches. The restaurant is a must for seafood lovers, while the spa uses the lush VOYA range of products (one of our faves!)
A weekend overnight stay for two (with breakfast) in a Heritage Suite this September is priced from €340.
If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, we would thoroughly recommend taking a step back in time with a trip to the elegant Mount Juliet. The Manor House is a 250-year-old Georgian property, which is also home to the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant. Ultimate indulgence!
A weekend overnight stay for two at Mount Juliet in September, including breakfast and a 55-minute spa treatment each, is priced from €439
This seaside boutique hotel is a real treat for foodies as its Michelin-starred restaurant has been getting rave reviews since it opened. Cliff House also has a great spa offering, with a whole range of dedicated treatments for any mums-to-be!
The Gourmet Package, which includes an overnight stay with B&B and dinner, for two this September is priced at €610
This five-star resort is definitely one of the most opulent hotels in the country, overlooking Loch Lein and the McGillycuddy Reeks. Choose to sit back and enjoy a relaxing ESPA treatment or get busy with one of the many activities on offer including golf, horse riding, boating and fishing, walking, hiking, tennis and swimming. Phew!
A weekend overnight stay for two this September with breakfast is priced from €260
The People’s Republic can lay claim to one of our favourite hotels ever, the Castlemartyr. We probably don’t have to do a lot of explaining here because the below pictures says it all but suffice to say, it’s got uber-glam rooms and you can even take a carriage ride around the estate.
A weekend overnight stay for two in a Junior Suite this September is priced from €221.40 (advance booking rate).
If you’re more of a city slicker than a lady of the manor, then The Westbury is the place for you. Located just off the shopping mecca that is Grafton Street, this five-star hotel has a real New York vibe and some of the nicest cocktails in Dublin.
A weekend overnight stay for two this September (including breakfast) is priced from €400.
*all prices correct at time of publication, see individual websites for further information. Originally published on the Littlewoods Ireland Blog.