Step into Spring with some lovely Hotels around Ireland

Step into Spring at Cliff House Hotel

 

Shake off the winter and step into spring with an invigorating midweek escape to Cliff House Hotel, the intimate 5-star hideaway carved into a cliff in West Waterford, set against the backdrop of the striking coastline, with a stunning modern design and some of the most exciting food in the country.

Embrace the longer, brighter days and milder weather by enjoying scenic Cliff walks, a bracing sea swim or by simply relaxing in the outdoor hot-tub, up to your neck in warm bubbles while soaking in the sights and sounds of Ardmore Bay.  With plenty of activities available locally, from the award-winning Greenway Getaway to kayaking, paddle-boarding and more, you can enjoy the great outdoors, and afterwards return to the luxury of your 5-star hotel to warm up with a hot drink in the bar, or while watching the sun set on the terrace with a comforting blanket.

The hotel has a ‘wet’ spa, The Well at the Sea, which has a view-wrapped pool, outside baths and a hot tub overlooking Ardmore Bay on the country’s south coast.  A 15m indoor infinity-edge swimming pool is at the heart of the spa, with floor to ceiling windows creating a sense that you could swim right into the Irish Sea outside. Outside, a natural outdoor rock pool can be enjoyed at full tide. There’s also an outdoor heated Jacuzzi, relaxation terrace and two outdoor stone baths. Inside, The Well by the Sea has a sauna, steam room and four treatment rooms, including a couple’s treatment room.

One of the most loved walks in the country, the Cliff Walk in Ardmore is the perfect way to step into spring, as you take in the stunning coastal scenery, a variety of flora, fauna and wildlife along this beautiful route. Amble over cliff-top paths, minor roads and laneways past St Declan’s Well, which dates back to early Christian times, the beautifully preserved Ardmore Round Tower and a 12th century Cathedral.

From Sundays to Thursdays on selected dates, you can Step into Spring at Cliff House Hotel from just €525 for two people sharing a Deluxe Sea View room, with a three-course dinner in the Bar Restaurant on one evening, breakfast on both mornings and 10 % off all spa treatments in The Well by the Sea. Also included in this lovely spring break is a complimentary guided Cliff walk on one morning, and a delicious CLIFF10 Hot Chocolate in The Bar.

Cliff House Hotel

Middle Road, Ardmore, Co Waterford P36 DK38, Ireland

T: +353 (24) 87800

www.cliffhousehotel.ie

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Whiskey Me Away to Castlemartyr Resort

Unwind, dine & experience

Castlemartyr Resort, located on the stunning grounds in East Cork, is offering guests a unique overnight stay including a trip to the Jameson Distillery in Midleton for an unforgettable Jameson Experience Tour.

The Jameson Distillery Midleton offers you a range of unique whiskey experiences, with expert whiskey ambassadors to walk you through the process and craft of Irish whiskey making from grain to glass, complete with tales of the distillery’s early workers including John Jameson himself. All guided experiences end in the Jameson Bar to soak up the atmosphere with a complimentary Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Return to Castlemartyr Resort fully educated on Jameson and take in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the luxurious 5-star resort. The perfect chance to try another Jameson Irish Whiskey or Midleton Very Rare by the open fire in the hotel’s cosy Knight’s Bar before sitting down for a delicious dinner in the elegant Bell Tower Restaurant.

‘Whiskey Me Away Jameson Experience at Castlemartyr Resort includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with a full Irish breakfast, a two course dinner in the Bell Tower Restaurant and entry into the Jameson Experience Tour in the Midleton Jameson Distillery, available midweek (Sun-Thursday, valid until March 31st 2019) from €209.

To book call 0214 421 9000 or visit www.castlemartyrresort.ie for more information.

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Revitalise your body and mind just in time for spring at Chill Spa at The Ice House

This spring, shake off your winter hibernation with Chill Spa’s new luxurious treatment, the indulgent Body Banquet, a gorgeous new treatment which promises to leave you feeling revitalised from top to toe.

Join the expert therapists at Chill Spa and get ready to check-in and chill out with the Body Banquet, a treatment which promises to completely restore both body and mind. Relax with this indulgent 85 minute treatment where a full body exfoliation with VOYA Organic Seaweed Sugar Glow, relaxing hot stone back and neck massage and mini VOYA facial will leave you feeling like you’re walking on air. After your treatments, continue the relaxation in Chill Spa’s newly refurbished Thermal Suite and outdoor spa terrace where you can take in the fresh air from cedar wood hot tubs, relaxing chairs and barrel sauna perched beautifully on the River Moy, overlooking the woodlands beyond.

Book the Body Banquet treatment for €120 for 85 minutes and make a night of it with an overnight stay from €160BB and check-in to one of the beautiful guestrooms at The Ice House. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, The Ice House is an escape from the ordinary. Delicious food and drink, first class service and the award winning Chill Spa create a destination full of character, luxury and charm in the heart of North Mayo.

For more information on the Body Banquet treatment and more seasonal offers, call +353 (0)96 23500 or check out www.icehousehotel.ie .

Ice House Hotel,

The Quay,

Ballina,

Co. Mayo.

+353 (0)96 23500

www.icehousehotel.ie

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Start your weekend in style with a Five-star Friday at The K Club

Start your weekend in style with a Five-star Friday at The K Club, the stylish 5-star country resort – grand but cosy, firmly anchored in old-school Irish hospitality in a delightfully relaxed and unfussy way.

Check into your luxurious bedroom on Friday afternoon and get the best possible start to the weekend, benefiting from a complimentary upgrade to one of the resort’s most generously plush and indulgent rooms. Then make full use of a 10% discount on all spa treatments in the resort’s award-winning spa, The K Spa, as well as the same generous discount on golf at either of the pair of championship golf courses at The K Club during your stay.

Five-star Friday at The K Club also includes a delectable four-course dining experience in the atmospheric Byerley Turk restaurant on Friday night, the ideal end of week treat to set the right tone for a great weekend.

There are resort bicycles available to explore the private lanes and paths of the estate, mapped garden walks to follow, or you can also simply choose one of the many fine drawing rooms with their crackling log fires and deep sofas, and get comfortable – make yourself at home at The K Club.

The sitting room area in Bedroom Suite 6 at the Kildare Hotel Spa & Golf Club near Straffan in County Kildare.

There are countless optional additional treats to choose from at The K Club too, with an impressive variety of activities available onsite, from falconry to archery, clay pigeon shooting, horse-riding, fishing & golf demonstrations, wine cellar tours, art talks, plus the health and leisure facilities including gymnasium, sauna and outdoor hot tub.

One night’s luxury accommodation with a complimentary room upgrade on Five-star Friday at The K Club includes full Irish breakfast in the River Room restaurant, a four-course dining experience in the Byerley Turk restaurant, a late check-out at 1 p.m. and a 10% discount on spa and golf at the resort, and is available from €165 per person.

Five-star Friday at The K Club – the perfect antidote to a busy week and a luxurious reward to yourself, starting your weekend in style.

Visit www.kclub.ie or call 01 601 7200 to book.

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