With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better way to brighten up your winter than with a sumptuous break to one of Ireland’s top hotels. I’ve gathered a list of my favourites and the prices are good value too…
Break away from the ordinary this Valentine’s Day with a Delphi Experience at Delphi Resort
– romance with a difference.
Ditch the roses and chocolates this Valentine’s Day and escape to Delphi Resort in Connemara for a Delphi Experience, a two-night break filled with exciting outdoor adventures, magnificent scenery, sensational food and relaxing spa treatments.
Located along the Wild Atlantic Way on the Galway/Mayo border, Delphi Resort is close to some of Ireland’s stunning coastal beaches, ideal for a romantic stroll and a picturesque mountain region for some exploring.
Delphi Resort has it all – magnificent scenery, an exciting outdoor adventure centre, sensational food in the 814 Restaurant, a cosy 4-star hotel, an award-winning spa and more! A haven for romantic getaways, Delphi Resort have tailored the perfect package that combines all the elements of the resort in one experience – enjoy escape, adventure and indulgence – leaving you with unforgettable memories this Valentine’s Day.
The two-night Delphi Experience package includes a relaxing two-night stay for two people in the four-star Delphi Resort with a full Irish breakfast each morning, a romantic three-course evening meal in the 814 Restaurant each evening. You and your loved one will also enjoy a half day of adventure activities (choose from over 20 activities) plus a 30-minute spa treatment and an organic seaweed bath per person in Delphi Spa. The romance continues as you relax and unwind together with complimentary access to the Thermal Suite experience while looking out over the Mweelrea Mountains unwind using the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi – all supplied by Delphi’s own mountain spring water.
The two-night Delphi Experience is a truly unique way to spend Valentine’s Day in 2017 and starts at just €320 per person sharing, available 7 days a week. Visit delphiresort.com to book for more information on the fantastic offers available at Delphi Resort.
Delphi Resort, Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway
Melt hearts at the Ice House Hotel this Valentine’s Day
Melt hearts at the Ice House Hotel this Valentine’s Day and escape to the Ice House Hotel in Ballina, Co. Mayo where contemporary chic meets traditional elegance on the banks of the River Moy, enjoying a one night’s stay in a luxurious river view room with chilled bubbles and chocolate treats on arrival, a leisurely breakfast and a romantic Table D’Hote dinner.
At the Ice House Hotel it’s the little things that make a romantic break extra special. Snuggle up under cozy goose down duvets and Foxford Woollen Mills blankets, relax in the unique waterside hot tub and sauna as the sun sets over the River Moy or indulge in an in-room Voya Seaweed bath with a glass of bubbles!
The Valentine’s Day package is available from the 10th -17th February 2017 and starts from €337 based on two sharing. For more info visit
Roses are red…
Rediscover romance in the heart of the Kingdom this Valentine’s Day
Nothing says romance like candlelit meals, rose petals, chocolate and long lazy mornings spent in the company of the one you love. This Valentine’s The Rose Hotel in the heart of the Kingdom have combined luxury with their warm and welcoming surroundings to give you a weekend of romance and indulgence.
The charming Valentine’s Package give you the option of one or two night’s accommodation with a freshly prepared breakfast each morning. On one evening of your choice you and that special someone can exchange lingering glances over a specially designed 5 course His & Hers candlelit dinner in the elegant surrounds of The Park Restaurant.
In your room, some romantic surprises await you including rose petals, delicious chocolates and wine to raise a glass to true love. On your final morning, finish off your romantic break with a leisurely lie in as all Valentine’s guest can avail of a 1pm late check out.
For rambling roses, The Rose Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore The Kingdom’s exquisite scenery, from local Blue Flag beaches on the Wild Atlantic Way, to Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and Tralee town itself.
The Valentine’s Day package is available on the 10th and 11th of February and from 13th-15th February and is priced from €144 per room. For further information visit
Love is in the air this Valentines at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa
Float away to Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa this Valentine’s with the one you love by your side.
The stunning setting of Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa overlooking the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beach of Inchydoney, makes the perfect romantic backdrop for your Valentine’s break, and cupid has added in plenty of extras to ensure an unforgettable getaway: A beautiful guestroom with your own private balcony with sea views; A candlelit dinner in The Gulfstream Restaurant overlooking Inchydoney beach; Your choice of Elemis Facial or Elemis Massage in The Island Spa and quality time together in the state of the art thalassotherapy seawater pool. This break costs from €648 per couple.
Love is certainly in the air at Inchydoney Island and there’s plenty more to do in the hotel – snuggle up in the lounge with a drink in front of the fire, take a walk hand-in-hand on the beach, or enjoy a swim in the heated seawater pool and allow the jets and bubbles to massage your muscles. Inchydoney is a place for people who value time together, so let it work its magic on you and you’re both sure to float home on a cloud of love!
- 2 nights bed and breakfast in a guestroom, with a private balcony overlooking Inchydoney beach
- Candlelit dinner in The Gulfstream Restaurant
- Elemis Facial or Massage of your choice
- From €648 per couple
Escape to Faithlegg House Hotel with your Valentine!
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spoil that special someone in your life and what better way to say ‘I love you’ than spending quality time together. So pack your bags and head to Waterford, as romance is the order of the day at 4 star Faithlegg House Hotel and Golf Resort!
Relish the look on your companion’s face as you make your way up the meandering drive and catch the first glimpse of the 18th century country house in its fairy-tale setting. Let the experienced staff guide you to your luxurious room where you’ll find romantic rose petals on your bed, tempting handmade chocolates, and decadent chocolate- dipped strawberries prepared by the hotel’s pastry chef.
While away the next few hours feeling like the King or Queen of the manor as you explore the opulent rooms or picturesque grounds. Take a walk in the woodlands, challenge each other to a round of golf, or indulge in well-deserved pampering in the Estuary spa.
Dress to impress for your reservation at the Roseville Rooms Restaurant, where head Chef Jenny Flynn’s Valentine’s Day menu and a glass of bubbles, provide the perfect backdrop to uninterrupted blissful time together.
This Leisurely Lovers Valentine’s package includes one or two nights bed and breakfast, one dinner on the night of your choice with a glass of bubbles in the 2 AA Rosettes award winning Roseville Rooms Restaurant, rose petals on your bed, handmade chocolates and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival, plus a freshly prepared full Irish breakfast each morning. One night packages start from €100 per person sharing, or a two night package starts from €155 per person sharing. Prior booking and reservations are essential.
A trip to Faithlegg House Hotel with your Valentine this year is guaranteed to put a smile on both your faces! For more information, visit www.faithlegg.com or call 051 382000.
Cast a spell on your Valentine at Clontarf Castle Hotel
Honour Saint Valentine this year with the ultimate romantic gesture and whisk your loved one away to a 12th century castle. Let the fairy-tale begin as you wander up the leafy driveway to catch your first glimpse of the impressive façade, continue through the dramatic atrium lobby and step into the magical world of Clontarf Castle Hotel.
Chilled champagne and decadent chocolates await you in your room on arrival. At your leisure take the time to follow the impressive art trail, uncovering a series of intriguing pieces as you stroll through the open and hidden areas of the hotel, afterwards discuss your favourite pieces over a glass of wine or perhaps try the wonderful Fusion Afternoon Tea experience.
Relax with your loved one over dinner in the double AA Rosette winning Fahrenheit Restaurant. Enjoy Executive Head Chef Stuart Heeney’s creations using the best of locally sourced produce, followed by an after dinner cocktail or craft beer in the Knight’s Bar, before retiring to your luxurious room for the night.
The luxury continues the next morning with Artisan Castle breakfast, then take the time to explore Clontarf with a walk along the pretty promenade or simply relax in the by the open fireplace with a book or newspaper in each other’s company.
The Spellbound Valentine’s package is available from €249 per person sharing (minimum 2-night stay required) and includes bed and breakfast, with one dinner on the night of your choice in the Fahrenheit Restaurant and chilled champagne and handmade chocolates on arrival. Prior booking and reservations are essential.
Clontarf Castle Hotel combines the perfect blend of old and new, mixing tradition and history with contemporary luxury. Located just 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre and 15 minutes from Dublin airport, it is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. For more information on the Spellbound package, visit www.clontarfcastle.ie or call 01 8332321.
Love in Limerick
Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick has romance wrapped up this February
Let the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick take care of the romance this February while you enjoy quality time with that special someone.
There are plenty of memories waiting to be made this Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick. Take a romantic stroll through the 20 acres of rolling green fields on site, indulge in a spa treatment at Rain Spa or flirt over cocktails and a candlelit dinner at Porter’s Restaurant. For something extra special, hit the town and explore all the excitement that Limerick city has to offer including some great gigs taking place over Valentine’s week, including Des Bishop, Keith Barry and Tommy Fleming taking place in various locations in the city only a short drive from the hotel.
Valentine’s Day at Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Limerick has all the added touches to make it one to remember. Enjoy an overnight stay with chocolate and prosecco on arrival, a romantic candlelit dinner, freshly prepared breakfast the following morning and a leisurely 2pm check out. A complimentary after dinner cocktail and access to the Rain Spa thermal suite will ensure that both you and your loved one feel extra special this Valentine’s Day.
The Valentine’s Day break is priced from €200 per room per night and is valid from the 10th-19th February 2017. For further information, visit www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-limerick or call 061 456200.
Love at the Lodge
Retreat to the romantic surrounds of the Ashford Estate this Valentine’s Day and woo your loved one with an overnight stay in the west of Ireland. Whisk that someone special to The Lodge at Ashford Castle on the shores of Lough Corrib and enjoy an overnight stay with a decadent tasting menu for two that night in Wilde’s Restaurant. Enjoy a stroll hand in hand through the grounds of the estate, share a bottle of wine by the peat fire in the Quay Bar or relax and unwind in the comfort of one of the luxurious rooms at The Lodge.
Surrounded by the picturesque drama of lakeshore and woodland, and just outside the charming village of Cong, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the ideal destination for those seeking a cosy hideaway which is still close to the heart of everything the region has to explore – a polished and comfortable gem set on the shores of Lough Corrib.
A perfect treat for you and your special someone, The Lodge at Ashford Castle sets the scene for a Valentine’s to remember.
Your stay will include a tasting menu in the award winning Wilde’s Restaurant, accommodation with breakfast, two glasses of Prosecco and a romantic turndown with strawberries & petals. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day at The Lodge at Ashford Castle and its breath-taking view to Lough Corrib from €339 per room.
12 tempting treats from The Twelve –
Sweep your Valentine off their feet with the Lovebomb Surprise package
The Twelve boutique hotel in Bearna is always full of surprises and has a fun and quirky take on the world. It’s no surprise then that their attitude to romance is as generously dramatic and over the top as their approach to everything else!
Sweep your significant other off their feet this February with a typically tantalising Valentine’s Lovebomb Surprise package from The Twelve – a loved-up treat, packed full of 12 different romantic elements.
Beginning first with a gorgeous guest room, with petals strewn across the bed, there are also two boldly red iced muffins from the Pins Bakery, a delicious packed picnic perfect for a romantic stroll, a candle-lit dinner in lovely West, pampering in-room spa treatments and a seaweed bath, Love Potion cocktails in The Pins bar, a discount gift voucher for Hartman’s Jewellers (just in case the need to drop to one knee suddenly presents itself!), a wrapped rose on checkout, early check-in and late check out, a coffee voucher each from the onsite bakery…And number 12 of the romantic notions squeezed into this Lovebomb package? Well that’s the wonderful Twelve itself and all that it entails!
This ultra-romantic overnight package is available on February 14th at a cost of €470 per couple.
There’s nowhere quite like it, and no-one does romance like them either, so lovebomb your partner with a Valentine’s Lovebomb Surprise from The Twelve!
Tel: 091 597000
Romance and Relaxation on the Wild Atlantic Way
Valentine’s Day presents the perfect opportunity to shower your sweetheart with special attention. Celebrate this Saint Valentine’s Day in style with a romantic rendezvous at Knockranny House Hotel and Spa.
The four star hotel is nestled into a hillside overlooking beautiful Westport on the acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way. Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay’s islands and the Nephin mountains compose the breath-taking backdrop.
Relax in the tranquillity of your lavish surroundings together. Unwind in Spa Salveo’s vitality pool and thermal suite before an amazing two hours of treatments. The pampering begins with a Serail Mud Chamber for two. This Arabic cleansing ritual involves body brushing the skin before self-application of therapeutic mud. Following this, you will be guided to a double treatment room where the mud’s healing properties are given time to work their magic. Your time in the haven continues with individual back, neck and shoulder massages and facials.
After the serenity of the spa, you will both look and feel your best for a decadent dining experience in La Fougère restaurant. Head Chef Seamus Commons’ menus use the best of local produce. A signature cocktail in the Brehon Bar, created by one of Knockranny’s innovative mixologists, is the perfect accompaniment to watch the sun setting over Clew Bay.
The hotel is a great base from which to explore Westport’s many attractions. Guests will discover pristine blue flag beaches, lively pubs, historic Westport House and an abundance of land and water based activities in close proximity. The more adventurous will enjoy a cycle along the 42km Great Western Greenway or a challenging climb to the top of majestic Croagh Patrick.
The Romeo Retreat Valentine package at Knockranny House Hotel and Spa is available on the 10th and 11th of February from €496 for two nights. The package includes two nights of bed and breakfast and one evening meal on the night of your choice in La Fougère restaurant. Guests can enjoy two hours of treatments in Spa Salveo, including a Serail Mud Chamber for two, followed by an individual 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage each, with a 30 minute Kerstin Florian Refresher facial for women and a 30 minute Gentlemen’s facial for men. Alternatives are available for expectant mothers. Prior booking and reservations are essential.
Relax with your Valentine at Knockranny House Hotel and Spa, no excuse is needed for spending quality time together. For more information visit:
Tel: +353 (0)98 28600
Love in the city..
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin city
Spend some quality time with your Valentine this February 14th with a stylish and romantic city break at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin city.
Available from the 10th-12th February, this chic Valentine’s package includes overnight accommodation with Super Buffet Breakfast and a romantic dinner for two in the elegant V’nV restaurant from the specially designed Valentine’s menu from executive chef Tommy Butler.
Chic, stylish and sophisticated, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel makes the perfect background to a Valentine’s to remember – where there is great food to be had, a city to be explored, shopping to be done and afternoon tea to be taken!
The Valentine’s package starts from €275 per couple including accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
T: 01 898 2900
A Suite Valentine’s Break at The Shelbourne Hotel
The Shelbourne Hotel, the city’s landmark hotel, on the city’s grandest square is offering a special overnight package for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s. A national treasure in the heart of the capital and its most prestigious address, the Shelbourne Hotel is the perfect location for a romantic escape.
The ‘Suite Valentines Break’ package at the Shelbourne Hotel includes an overnight stay in a spacious Junior Suite, a bottle of Champagne in your room on arrival, a dinner for two in the glamorous Saddle Room restaurant and a lavish full Irish breakfast the following morning. You will also enjoy a one hour Elemis Spa treatment for two in the opulent surroundings of the Spa at the Shelbourne, a gem of focused treatments and therapies, set over 3 floors in quietly elegant surroundings just steps away from the famous buzz of this iconic hotel.
Love is in the air at the Shelbourne Hotel this Valentine’s Day, so why not pull out all the stops to say I love you with a romantic getaway for two. The ‘Suite Valentines Break’ package is available from €850 and is valid until February 15th 2017.
Fizz and Feast at Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa for Valentine’s
Spoil your Valentine this year with a luxurious stay at the four Star Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa with their Indulgence Escape package . Situated in 21 acres of lush Meath countryside, the enchanting setting provides the perfect backdrop for an effortlessly amorous weekend. The contemporary wings, with state of the art facilities are the perfect mix of modern with a classic feel. The wooing begins as soon as you step into your spacious room with a chilled bottle of prosecco waiting for you on arrival. Spend the next few hours making use of your complimentary access to the thermal suites in the Seoid Spa or unwinding in the outdoor hot tub. A romantic three course a la carte dinner in the Ivy restaurant with two after dinner house cocktails will give you plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company. The gold star service continues the next morning with a sumptuous breakfast and complimentary newspaper delivered directly to your room. There’s no need to get back to reality in a rush with late checkout at 2pm.
The two night Indulgence Escape package this Valentines is available from €290 for two people on the 10th and 11th of February.
T: 00 353 1 801 3500