Lovely Lyrath in Kilkenny

Hubby and I always like to do something nice for our anniversary. So, recently we checked out the luxurious Five Star Lyrath Estate near Kilkenny and found the perfect retreat for sweethearts!

We arrived at three in the afternoon which gave time for a short tour of the hotel from the warm-hearted doorman. He proudly informed us about the history of the estate, and the lavish architectural refurbishment. We were itching to see to the room – which didn’t disappoint. We had a large deluxe room with balcony – decked out with cast-iron table and chairs it was perfect for a glass of wine before dinner. Room service was swift – we tested it out straightaway, then changed into our bathrobes and slippers and headed to the Oasis spa. It offered a couples treatment option so we could be pampered together, and I had possibly the best facial ever. The hydropool is especially nice as it offers guests a taste of the outdoors, while still inside, with an open wall looking out over the green landscaped gardens.

I’m not a frequent visitor to Kilkenny but was pleased to find out that the city is bustling and there are plenty of options to amuse a couple of lovebirds with quaint boutique shops, cafes and bars. There is of course Kilkenny Castle and a host of other local sights to see. Kilkenny is close to Cork, Wexford, Waterfordand a host of other counties that are within close proximity and easily explored in a day, providing you are not having a lie-in of course! The hotel supplies bicycles and the estate has a signposted walk perfect for a romantic after dinner cycle or ramble.

For those who love to work up a sweat there is a gym, sauna and swimming pool. Of course there are other options for working up that sweat and the generously proportioned rooms allowed our imaginations to run riot.
We ate in Yindees restaurant which had good choice and a pleasant nod to Asian cuisine but there are other eateries with bar food in Tuppers bar and La Perla restaurant.

Enjoy 3 nights B&B in a luxury suite with Champagne and canapés on arrival, and the following morning wake to a delicious Champagnebreakfast served to your bedroom. A stay at Lyrath Estate is a truly relaxing and luxurious way to spend time with someone special, and packages start at €495 per person sharing.

Lyrath Estate
Dublin Road
Kilkenny
Phone: +353 56 7760088

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