Christmas Holiday Stays in Ireland

Do you dream of having Christmas Dinner served up to you in a hotel on Christmas Day? I’ve gathered up a selection of great hotels offering gorgeous getaway Christmas stays. So if you don’t want to stress over cooking the Turkey or doing the clean up afterwards check these out!

I’ll be heading to Glenlo Abbey next week to check out their new lodges and revisit the gorgeous Pullman Restaurant so keep an eye out for my stories on Instagram and Facebook




3-night package from €1,650 per person sharing to include

Three nights luxurious accommodation with A la carte breakfast each morning for two people. Mulled-wine on arrival. Christmas Eve Dinner (24th December) and Festive Christmas Day Lunch with a glass of champagne (25th December). Supper on Christmas Day (25th December) with Dinner on St. Stephen’s Day (26th December)

5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway has unveiled its 2023 Christmas Program, designed to encourage total relaxation and enjoyment for the whole family.

Celebrate Christmas in style, in one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels (a proud member of Ireland’s Blue Book and Small Luxury Hotels) located two miles from the vibrancy of Galway city and overlooking the magnificent Lough Corrib on a 138-acre estate. Sit back and spend some quality time together over the festive period and enjoy a three-night extravaganza with arrival on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th and departure on Tuesday, December 27th.

Genlo Abbey, Galway , Ireland. Christmas Decorations. © Anita Murphy 2019

The spirit of Christmas at Glenlo commences on Christmas Eve.  A glass of mulled wine welcomes guests into the warm and inviting surrounds of Glenlo Abbey Hotel, where Glenlo’s valet will look after your vehicle and the attentive concierge will take your luggage to your roomSettle into the hotel and take advantage of the onsite activities, with scheduled seasonal movies in the atmospheric Abbey Movie Theatre and serenity walks on the estate. Moving festively along, guests will be treated to a sumptuous candlelit dinner in the elegant River Room Restaurant or the iconic Pullman. Residents can then retire to one of the luxurious bedrooms and suites or savour the joyous ambience and relax beside the open log fires with a nightcap of creamy hot chocolate and mince pies served in the exquisite Ffrench Room.

After a great nights’ sleep, you will be rejuvenated and ready for the magic of Christmas Day at Glenlo Abbey to unfold.  Share gifts over a leisurely breakfast in bed or with family for Santa’s breakfast in the River Room.  Relax in the Ffrench Room, listening to Glenlo’s Resident Pianist whist your traditional Christmas Banquet is being perfected by the culinary team. Sit-back and relax after lunch in a cosy armchair by the open log fires or grab your winter woollies and take a stroll or cycle around the beautiful estate.  Later that evening residents are invited to enjoy a light fork supper followed by festive movies in the in-house private cinema.  Guests are invited to partake in the annual Christmas Day Table Quiz that will put your general knowledge to the test (not a Christmas cracker question in sight, we promise!) in the relaxed environment of Palmers Bar & Kitchen.

Take breakfast at leisure on St. Stephen’s Day and afterwards you are free to explore, whether it is touring in Connemara, or relaxing in Glo Spa & Wellness, golfing on the Championship 9-hole course, cycling the grounds of the estate or enjoying a spectacular falconry show in the walled garden, there are an abundance of activities to entertain and build an appetite, for your dinner that evening. After a majestic three nights of luxury, before departing on your merry way, you will enjoy a festive breakfast in the river room on the morning of the 27th of December.

Check-in Saturday, December 24th for three nights from €1,650 per two adults sharing a classic bedroom. Classic rooms can accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children and children’s package from €560 per child aged 3-12 years, sharing with parents and children under 3 years can stay complimentary with minimum charge for meals sharing with their parents. Two-night experience from €1200 per person sharing and €425 per child.

Glenlo Abbey’s Team will be delighted to assist you with any queries by telephone on: Tel: Intl +353 (0) 91 519600. Or Email:

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  • Two-night package from €1,255 per person sharing to include accommodation, breakfast daily, scheduled meals, treats and activities.
  • Stay for three nights with the addition of Afternoon Tea, scheduled meals and activities from €1,485 per person sharing.

Leave the stresses at home and escape to the luxurious comfort of the 5* Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa this Christmas where you can enjoy a two- or three-night programme.

A Classic Powerscourt Christmas Experience encompasses two days and nights of the best of sumptuous accommodation, dining & entertainment. Let the exceptionally festive backdrop and ambiance of Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa envelop you, as you are welcomed by carol singers, mince pies and mulled wine. Spend a leisurely afternoon discovering the delightful amenities of your Christmas retreat and relax in the comfort of your incredibly spacious room. Perhaps take the opportunity to do a little last-minute gift-wrapping or settle yourself in one of the many resident lounges to reconnect with loved ones.  Continue the festivities with a sublime four course dinner with musical accompaniment. Following dinner retreat to The Sally Gap Bar & Brasserie for a night cap or two, then off to bed in high spirits for the big day to arrive.  For those traveling with little ones, they will receive reindeer dust and carrots to give Rudolph and his helpers as a midnight snack.

Christmas Day begins with a delicious hearty breakfast in Sika Restaurant and a glass of festive bubbles, to get you into the Christmas swing. Spend the morning relaxing in the luxury of your room or take a dip in the Swarovski crystal lit pool. Why not join the team for a crisp Estate walk with some warming hot chocolate to keep you aglow, or take in the sights by horse and carriage ride through the glorious Estate? Following a visit from Santa Claus, the Christmas Day feast commences with a Traditional Christmas Lunch – a gourmet spectacle prepared by the talented culinary team featuring all your traditional festive favourites with seasonal music setting the festive tone. Sit back and relax after your feast, or head to the Games Room to play board games with family or watch a movie together in the comfort of your room. The evening culminates with some savoury treats in The Douglas before retiring to the peace and luxury of your room for the final hours of Christmas Night.

St Stephen’s Day begins with a leisurely breakfast and a magnificent falconry display on the front lawn before making your journey home. The two-night break costs from €1, 255 per person sharing to include accommodation, breakfast daily and scheduled meals. For those staying for THREE nights you will enjoy breakfast on St. Stephen’s day followed by a falconry display on the front lawn.  Later that afternoon savour an indulgent festive Afternoon Tea experience in the Sugar Loaf Lounge with spectacular vistas of the Wicklow Countryside. Enjoy breakfast on December 27th at Sika Restaurant before making your journey home.  The THREE night experience costs from €1,485 per person sharing. Children’s meals are charged upon consumption. Up to two children under 12 years may share a room with two adults based on the existing bed configuration. Terms & conditions apply.

Powerscourt Hotel Resort Spa has lots to offer including complimentary bicycles, so you are free to explore the Estate at your leisure. The indoor 20m Swarovski crystal-lit swimming pool is also yours to use, with family access times available, fully equipped gym and an array of outdoor pursuits on the doorstep.   If a Christmas adventure break is what you are looking for, the hotel can organise mountain climbs, escorted walks or more strenuous activities including abseiling and mountain biking.  Golf can also be arranged at Powerscourt Golf Club. A treatment at ESPA at Powerscourt is most definitely a Christmas treat not to be missed and pre-booking is essential.

Powercourt Hotel

Located just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, Powerscourt offers the most stunning vistas of “The Garden of Ireland” with scenic river walks, quaint villages, and luxurious surroundings to explore at leisure. With acres of “free to roam” walking trails surrounded by Wicklow’s wonderful landscapes and wilderness, more top-class golf courses than you can shake a putter at, miles of nearby golden beaches and a choice of dining and entertainment options second to none. There are few places elsewhere on this earth that can offer the visitor such a wonderful choice within such an intimate, hospitable, and secure location.    Enniskerry is packed with interesting things to do and see. The town itself is brimming with great restaurants, fabulous shops, and old-town atmosphere.

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Bookings can be made through the Reservations Team on +35312748888 or



Package overview

 Two nights’ accommodation on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in a luxuriously appointed guest room with Full breakfast each morning, with a champagne breakfast on Christmas Morning. Dinner in Morelands Grill on Christmas Eve with Mulled wine and mince pies in the Atrium Lounge on Christmas Eve and Champagne aperitif on Christmas Day. Five-course Christmas sumptuous buffet on Christmas Day with Festive sandwiches by the fire on Christmas Night. Festive entertainment on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with 2pm late check-out

Two-night package from: € 765 per person sharing.

To book your festive stay, contact our team at


Swap festive stress for a luxurious two-night Christmas stay at Dublin’s newly re-imagined five-Star retreat, The College Green Hotel Dublin, Autograph Collection where they have curated an enchanting programme to ensure you and your nearest and dearest are treated royally from the moment you arrive on Christmas Eve 24th December and departing on the 26th December

Christmas time in Dublin is rather magical and so too is The College Green Hotel where they have perfected their personalised service over the years, creating an impressive balance of five-star standard and convivial hospitality.   Ideally located, overlooking Trinity College and a short stroll to the atmospheric Grafton Street, it is easy to see why so many guests trust The College Green Hotel, to deliver their yuletide experience effortlessly year after year.  With its impressive Lobby festooned with stunningly lit trees and ornate decorations and lights throughout, guests are warmly welcomed into this light-filled, atmospheric foyer and escorted to their luxurious accommodation to begin their relaxing break.

Guest accommodation offers characteristic Irish décor, where you will enjoy a gorgeous nights’ slumber in a generously proportioned air-conditioned room. Each room offers all the modern comforts and special touches, luxury bathrobes, slippers, bed linens, Italian marble bathrooms complete with rainfall shower and a separate tub with room enough for two with the gorgeous amenities adding an intoxicating aroma to the overnight experience.  Here guests too will savour their new exclusive bespoke tea offering, in the comfort of their bedrooms. The tea is a sophisticated blend of Darjeeling, elderflower, and lemon verbena.

On Christmas Eve guests are invited to soak up the joyous spirit, with a welcoming glass of mulled wine and mince pies in the tranquil surrounds of the Atrium Lounge. Settle-in to your gorgeously appointed bedroom and prepare yourself for a delightful dinner at Morelands Grill, with merry entertainment to ensure all guests get into the festive swing!

Christmas Day begins with a celebratory champagne breakfast. Spend the morning relaxing in the luxury of your room or take advantage of the quiet city streets and stroll to St. Stephen’s Green where you can shake-off the cobwebs and prepare for the decadent days’ feasting ahead.   Christmas Day at The College Green Hotel, is truly magical, where guests dine in the opulent surroundings of the historic Banking Hall, under glistening chandeliers and sublime ambiance.  The incredible dining experience commences with a glass of champagne, followed by a five-course festive buffet, featuring some traditional favourites, all elevated by the jolly tones of the resident pianist and harpist, entertaining all throughout lunch. Rumour has it that Santa will pop in to say hello, albeit weary from his overnight journey around the globe, he never misses his annual lunch in the Banking Hall. Sit back and relax by the fire after dining or take a well-earned nap in the comfort of your luxurious room.   The evening ends with some delicious festive sandwiches by the fireside in the Atrium Lounge.

St Stephen’s Day commences with a leisurely champagne breakfast and late check-out (2pm) is available to all guests. The two-night break costs from € 765 per person sharing includes accommodation, breakfast daily, mulled wine and mince pies in the Atrium Lounge on Christmas Eve, dinner in Morelands Grill on Christmas Eve, Christmas day Christmas buffet in the Banking Hall, festive sandwiches by the fire in the Atrium Lounge on Christmas night, 2pm late check out on St. Stephen’s Day. Single supplement € 505

Limited availability on Christmas day for non-residents to dine in the Banking Hall (early sitting only) from €210 per person for a sumptuous five-course buffet and glass of champagne on arrival.  Pre-booking in advance is essential as selling fast. For further details contact

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  • 2-night Christmas Residential Experience € 535 per adult sharing
  • Package includes 2 nights B&B, welcome mince pies and mulled wine, Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day pre-lunch aperitif with canapés, 5 course lunch and high tea with entertainment throughout and many extras.
  • Children STAY FREE (under 12 years of age), sharing with parents (kids meals charged on a consumption only basis).

Stay at Limerick Strand this Christmas and experience two days and nights of the best 4* accommodation, dining, entertainment and gracious hospitality. Let the exceptionally festive backdrop of Limerick Strand envelop you, as you are welcomed with mulled wine and mince pies, on Christmas Eve. Spend a leisurely afternoon discovering the superb amenities of your festive retreat or take a dip in the indoor heated pool.  Perhaps take the opportunity to do a little last-minute shopping, soaking up the magical city ambience or pop next door for a wash and blow dry at award winning Niall Colgan Hairdressing or Namaste Skin Clinic & Urban Day Spa for a treatment (pre-booking essential and tell them you’re a resident and get 10% discount).

Evening celebrations continue with a festive Christmas Eve dinner in the award-winning River Bar & Restaurant followed by live music.  Milk, cookies, and carrots will be in each family room so that Santa and his helpers are looked after!

Christmas Day begins with Limerick Strand’s famous award-winning Bucks Fizz breakfast from 7am (for the early risers) until 10.30am. Celebrations commence with a 30-minute drinks and canapés reception, followed by a fabulous five course lunch in the elegant River Bar & Restaurant with prebooked sittings from 1-3pm, where Santa will drop-by to say hello, albeit exhausted after his worldwide dash.  Freshen-up with a stroll along the Shannon before enjoying some live music and a festive High Tea from 7pm-9.30pm.  St Stephen’s Day begins with a leisurely breakfast before checkout at 12noon.

Limerick Strand is looking forward to welcoming you to this most magical Christmas stay experience. Two-night Christmas Residential package costs € 535 per person based on two people sharing.  Children stay free, sharing with parents and meals charged on a consumption basis.

Non-residents are also welcomed to dine and celebrate throughout the month of December including special party nights, festive Sunday Lunches, Afternoon Teas.  Also locals can enjoy the famously festive Christmas Eve Luncheon offerings with a choice of buffet lunch with family entertainment, fun and games in The Shannon Suite (€49.50 per adult €19.95 per child) or a select menu at (€39.50 per person) in The River Bar & Restaurant and on Christmas Day lunch is of on offer with live entertainment (Christmas Day dining package €165 per adult and child 3-11 yrs €60) with advanced booking and pre-payment required.

For details on Christmas 2023 at The Limerick Strand Hotel please see

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