It may be Valentine’s weekend this week, but these getaways are romantic no matter the season
If you’re planning a romantic staycation for you and a beau this Valentine’s Day, try one of these gorgeous getaways around the country. Whether staying for one night or two, or opting for a luxurious treatment, these stays will be sure to impress.
Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co Cork
Wonder at the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way at the Celtic Ross Hotel in West Cork. The Fall in Love with West Cork package includes a two night stay on 11 and 12 February in a Superior Double Room with full Irish breakfast each morning. Indulge in a three course dinner for two at the Kingfisher Bistro followed by a signature Clonakilty Gin cocktail in the Library Bar and live music. Prices start at €209 per night. Book your getaway here.
Hardiman Hotel, Co Galway
Keep to the west with a stay at the Hardiman. Their Valentine’s package includes a two-night stay, one romantic dinner, breakfast on both mornings and even a rose for your other half. Plus, the location is hard to beat. The Love is in the Eyre Valentine’s Package is available for the month of February until the 27th, from €150pp for two nights. Book online on thehardiman.ie or call 091 564 041.
Farnham Estate, Co Cavan
Create your own love story this Valentine’s Day at Farnham Estate Spa and Golf Resort. The Love Actually one night package is available on Sunday and Monday 13th and 14th, from €169.50 per person sharing and includes bed and breakfast, prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries, dinner in the Maxwells Grill Room, a rose petal turn down service unlimited use of the Health Spa’s infinity pool, Water Mint Thermal Suite, Gym, and Relaxation rooms. See more and book here.
Cliff at Lyons, Co Kildare
Just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, with historical grounds, lush gardens and rose-clad cottages, Cliff at Lyons is the perfect setting for a romantic night away. The Lyon’s Heart package includes an overnight stay and breakfast with a three course meal at the Mill Restaurant, a choice of an outdoor bathing therapy or a back or neck and scalp massage at the Garden Room. The package is from €520 for two people sharing. See cliffatlyons.ie to book. Plus, dogs are more than welcome if you want to bring your true Valentine along! Pre-booking is a must as dog-friendly rooms are subject to availability.
The Metropole Hotel, Co Cork
For a romantic city break, head to The Metropole Hotel in Cork’s City Centre. Treat your other half to a one-night stay, a seven course dining experience in the MET Bar & Restaurant with a special Valentine’s cocktail and breakfast in the Riverview Room. The Valentine’s day package is running all weekend and starts at €300 per couple sharing. See their website for more information or to book your stay.
The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo
Turn up the romance with a luxurious stay at The Lodge, and enjoy a meal at the award-winning Wilde’s Restaurant for a cherry on top. Their overnight stay package starts at €175 per person, and includes a night in a Courtyard Deluxe room, dinner for two and breakfast the next morning. The hotel has an old world charm with a chic twist, so you’ll be torn between a quiet stay in the cosy surroundings and getting out to explore the rest of the estate. Book here.
Pembroke, Co Kilkenny
For a city retreat, look no further than the Marble City’s Pembroke. Their Valentine’s package includes an overnight stay, chilled prosecco and chocolate-dipped strawberries,
a full Irish or continental breakfast, and a three course meal in Statham’s. There’s even free parking. The Loved Up package starts at €314 or you can book the Valentine’s City Retreat which includes an indulgent spa treatment. See pembrookekilkenny.com
The Shelbourne, Co Dublin
And for a truly indulgent stay, book a night at Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel, right at Stephen’s Green. A romantic overnight stay on Monday 14th February at The Shelbourne includes a glass of Champagne in your room on arrival, dinner in the Saddle Room restaurant and a delicious breakfast the following morning. This luxurious Valentine’s night package is only available on Valentine’s Day itself, Monday 14 February, and costs from €549 per room. To make a booking contact the hotel’s reservation department directly on +353 1 663 4500.