Ease yourself into the autumn season with these fabulous Irish hotel stays that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated for the busy months ahead
If you’re in the market for a midweek getaway, the team at the exclusive and tranquil Inchydoney invites you to “linger longer” this September with a rejuvenating break at the resort. The package includes three nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one night in the Gulfstream Restaurant and lunch on one day in Dunes Bistro, use of the thermal saltwater pool, sauna and hammam and complimentary yoga from €465 per person.
The stunning location along the Wild Atlantic Way means guests can also enjoy walks along the beach as well as days of discovery around picturesque West Cork and Cork City.
If you have ever wanted to live out your Cocktail fantasy and mix drinks a la Tom Cruise, this could be the perfect getaway for you. It gives you the chance to become your own mixologist with an immersive experience from the experts at Knockranny House Hotel in Co Mayo, creating and customising your own unique cocktail.
With breakfast each morning overlooking the magnificent vistas of Clew Bay, the buzzing town of Westport within a short stroll and dinner on one evening in the award-winning La Fougère Restaurant, this immersive cocktail experience with two workshops on 6 -7 October, includes a copy of your masterpiece recipe to recreate at home, and is available from €275 per person sharing.
Indulge your senses and soothe tired muscles with a blissful day spa package from The Spa at four-star luxury hotel,The Johnstown Estate in Enfield, Co Meath. Just 35 minutes from Dublin, you will be treated to the ultimate day of pampering, complete with lunch, in a stunning state-of-the-art destination spa.
See stress and tension float away as you receive a back, neck and shoulder massage, a back-of-leg massage and a scalp massage (treatment time, 60 minutes), delivered by expert therapists using natural oils. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy 90 minutes of indulgent relaxation in the Estate’s Rooftop and Indoor Thermal Suites, followed by a two-course lunch served in the relaxing surrounds of The Spa Café. The Autumn Muscle Melt experience, €145 per person, is available throughout September and October, Sunday – Thursday.
This gorgeous package will see guests enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious guest room at the Croke Park Hotel in Dublin with breakfast included, a two-course pre-theatre meal in the newly-launched Hawthorn Restaurant, two tickets to an evening performance of Peter Pan at The Gate, a signature Peter Pan-inspired cocktail after the show, and an exclusive, signed programme by Roddy Doyle in each guestroom on arrival. Rates will start from €350 per night for two guests sharing for stays from Thursday-Saturday.
There is also a limited family offer for Sat/Sun matinees for a family of four, with dinner in The Sideline restaurant and tickets to Roddy Doyle’s Peter Pan at The Gate.
If you’re a pet parent and want to bring your dog on holidays, why not consider a trip to Co Laois? There are several pet-friendly options including Preston House – a charming, family-run boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic town of Abbeyleix. With its elegant rooms and top-notch restaurant, it’s the perfect place for a luxurious staycation.
Whether travelling solo, with friends, family (or pets!), Laois has an abundance of activities to offer, and is easily accessible by bus, train or car. There are countless beautiful views and photo ops as well as areas of play, wander and taste for your four-legged friends.
Revive yourself with a midweek break this autumn at the warm and welcoming country house hotel, Faithlegg, in Co Waterford. With a daily complimentary coach to take you into the vibrant city of Waterford, exploring all that this southern county has to offer couldn’t be easier.
The Autumn Awaits stay at Faithlegg includes a two-night stay with dinner on both nights in the award-winning Roseville Rooms restaurant, breakfast both mornings, daily courtesy coach into town, exclusive discounts at Carraig Donn, complimentary admission to House of Waterford Crystal Factory and discounts on treatments in the Faithlegg Treatment Suites. Prices start from €449.