Valentines Day Stays Around Ireland

Love reigns at Cork’s Imperial Hotel

Here are some more hotels offering Valentine’s Day specials


Enjoy a tranquil escape this Valentine’s at Avalon House Hotel

The elegant four-star Avalon House Hotel in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny is the perfect destination for a romantic escape. It features 30 restful and beautifully decorated bedrooms overlooking the quaint countryside of County Kilkenny. The entire property has recently been completely renovated and the result is elegant and chic with the Georgian House’s classic features not being lost amid the modern amenities. The atmosphere is warm, inviting and undeniably luxurious.

Avalon House Hotel has announced a special Valentine’s break offer which is available on Friday, February 10th to 12th and on Friday, February 17th to 19th 2023. Couples can enjoy Valentine’s weekend stay for two nights in a beautiful classic room with a delicious breakfast each morning plus a 7-course tasting menu dinner at Lil’s Restaurant on the Saturday evening along with a glass of prosecco all from €439 for two persons sharing.

At the formal restaurant, Lil’s on the first floor the fare is flavoursome with a focus on Irish seasonal cuisine with ingredients sourced from local producers. The plush and stylish luxury bedrooms are air-conditioned; beautifully decorated and sure to meet the most discerning expectations. Lark’s Bar offers cosy and comfortable seating by a wood-burning stove with an extensive drinks menu filled with a wide variety of gins, whiskeys, beers, wine and cocktails, or, if you’re feeling peckish, order the beer-battered fish and chips or some hot and sour chicken wings, and more. For further details on this fabulous four-star in Kilkenny see


Love will reign at Cork’s Imperial Hotel this Valentine’s as the ‘Queen of Hearts’ rules over romance

Treat your loved one like royalty this Valentines by planning the ultimate romantic break at Cork’s iconic and elegant Imperial Hotel. Cork’s most historic hotel has just unveiled a new ‘Queen of Hearts’ inspired stay, featuring extravagant displays, themed cocktails and afternoon tea along with rose flourished spa treatments all designed to set hearts racing. These exclusive Queen of Hearts experiences will be available throughout the romantic season leading up to and after Valentine’s Day (17th January – 8th March) giving love birds every opportunity to paint the town red on a date of their choosing!

Love reigns at Cork’s Imperial Hotel this Valentine’s Day

The scene for your loved up stay will be set from the moment you arrive. The majestic Imperial lobby with its high vaulted ceilings and sparkling crystal chandelier will be elevated to new romantic heights with ‘Queen of Hearts’ inspired floral displays and decor heralding guests’ arrival in regal fashion.  Expect white roses painted red, alongside hearts, and playing card motifs inspired by the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland. Whether you want to aim cupid’s bow at the king or queen in your life, you’ll be guaranteed a memorable first impression or the perfect instagrammable moment when choosing the Imperial Hotel for your next romantic break!

The ‘Queen of Hearts’ stay package is all about loved up luxury. On arrival you get the wow factor from the dramatic décor and sparks will fly over an indulgent ‘Queen of Hearts’ themed afternoon tea for two. Later that evening, make it a truly romantic Imperial experience, as you indulge in signature cocktails and a ‘Birdcage’ sharing platter for two in either the hotels new look bar No. 76 or food destination ‘Sketch’. Your stylish overnight stay is topped off with some local Cork treats in your room, a sort of ‘love letter’ to their guests this includes a bespoke Queen of Hearts O’Conaill chocolate bar, red and white Shandon Sweets and an exclusive postcard designed by local illustrator Ethan Desmond. In the morning you’ll be greeted with a delicious breakfast to set you up for the day, whether you want to spend it relaxing at the hotel or soaking up Cork City.. all combined this package is sure to set hearts racing.

The ‘Queen of Hearts’ themed Afternoon Tea included in the package has been designed by the hotel’s talented chef and pastry team who are renowned for their culinary talents and aesthetic creations. Get swept away with local delights including On the savoury side you’ll enjoy a generous sandwich selection including cream cheese & cucumber, ham & tomato chutney, egg brioche, red pepper and hummus, while the sweet selection includes a ‘Wonderland’ of on theme treats including the ‘Queen of Tart’ Red Sable Biscuit sandwich, ‘Eat Me, Opera Cake’ with chocolate, coffee and nut layers, White Rabbit Vanilla Yogurt Mousse, Berry Rice Gateaux ,  ‘Red Knight Army Shortbread’  sandwiched with Vanilla and Jam, a ‘Grow Me, Shrink Me, Bring Me Back Scone’ served with Champagne Jam.

As an optional added extra why not spend quality time together, relaxing with a couples spa treatment in Escape Spa at the hotel, followed by time to unwind in the vitality suite. Choose from a customised facial, full back of the body massage, Indian head massage or facial and back massage combination treatment.

Of course, Cork’s Grande Dame of romance has unrivalled love credentials as it has been hosting first dates, engagements, weddings, and honeymoons for more than 200 years. Continuing in this tradition, The Imperial is pulling out all the stops when it comes to romantic gestures, providing the services of their Director of Welcomes and Special Occasion Butler, James Gunter, who is on hand to help grant guests every romantic wish during their stay.   Whether you are planning the ultimate romantic date weekend, an anniversary celebration, or a surprise proposal, James will be on hand to provide local insights, advice, and unparalleled expertise.

The Queen of Hearts package night stay with afternoon tea, cocktails and a birdcage sharing platter to share plus breakfast included starts from €270 and you can also add a couples spa treatment from Escape Spa at the Imperial for extra indulgence. See for more. To make a booking email or call 4274040.

Queen of Hearts Stay Package Priced from €270 includes:

An overnight stay with Arrival treats in the room. Afternoon Tea for two with Birdcage and cocktails in Sketch or 76 in the evening. Breakfast the following morning

Queen of Hearts Spa Package (without overnight) includes:

Get the Royal Treatment with your choice of one of the following (total treatment time: 50 mins)

Midweek: €149/Weekend: €159

Booking on 021 7306622




Feel revived in time for spring, with a trip to Lough Eske Castle in the heart of delightful Donegal. This refreshing spa break includes an overnight stay with breakfast, a thirty-minute ESPA treatment in the hotel’s award-winning Cara Spa, a three-course dinner in the 2 AA Rosette winning Cedars Restaurant, and use of the world-class leisure facilities at Lough Eske Castle.  

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  Take time to explore the green surrounds of Lough Eske with complimentary use of the hotel’s bicycles and enjoy a complimentary history tour with one of the friendly team at the castle

This is truly the resetting you need this spring!


This package includes:  

Accommodation in a luxurious Courtyard or Deluxe Room with full Irish breakfast for one night  and Three course dinner in the award winning 2 AA Rosette Cedars Restaurant. Access to the thermal suite for an hour prior to your treatment and Choice of one 30 min ESPA spa treatment from: an Express Facial or Foot & Leg Massage or Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage . Post treatment, enjoy a refreshing sorbet and selection of herbal teas in the relaxation room. Complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool and fitness suite at CARA Organic Beauty & Spa

Prices start from €415 per room, based on two people sharing.  Available up until March 2023, Sunday to Friday and subject to availability. 

Upgrade from a 30 minute to a 60-minute treatment for an additional €50 per person. Available to include as an add on at time of booking. 

Click to book  or contact the team on 00353749725100 or via email 


Love in the Eyre at The Hardiman Galway this Valentine’s


Treat your loved one to a romantic getaway in the heart of Galway City where love is the Eyre this February! Stay at the historical Hardiman on Eyre Square, known for its effortless charm and timeless elegance – the perfect place to spend special moments with your Valentine.

Check into one of the Hotel’s luxurious and sophisticated guestrooms for two nights with a long stem rose for your Valentine, a bottle of bubbles and chocolate dipped strawberries and a rose petal turndown, and then relax with a romantic three-course dinner on one evening in the Gaslight Brasserie or The Oyster Bar overlooking the Square.

Enjoy a ‘hearty’ breakfast each morning and why not take a romantic stroll around the City or a drive along the Coast on the Wild Atlantic Way. You could also take a trip to the village of Claddagh where the famous Claddagh ring, synonymous with lovers came from, or pop into the award winning and oldest Claddagh ring store Dillon’s on Quay Street.

The Love is in the Eyre Valentine’s Package at The Hardiman is available from Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th February from €282 per person sharing.

Book online on or call 091 564 041.

Northern Ireland

Hastings Hotels Northern Ireland

For a romantic, classy and relaxing getaway with your Valentine, Hastings Hotels has a range of packages on offer.

Ranging from £150 per room (approx. €170), each of the Northern Ireland hotel group’s six unique locations offer luxurious accommodation, delicious meals, fizz and a quirky touch of romance with their “Kiss me Quack” love duck.

In addition, some packages offer late checkout and a complimentary room upgrade.

In the heart of Belfast city, there’s the 5-star Grand Central’s aptly named “Love is in the Air” package.

This includes luxurious accommodation offering unrivalled panoramic views over Belfast, a romantic four-course evening meal and prosecco in the AA Rosette Seahorse Restaurant with live musical entertainment as well as breakfast the next morning. The package costs from £440 per room per night (approx. €500).

For a truly romantic experience, the 5-star Culloden Estate and Spa’s “Cherish & Adore” offering starts from £420 per room per night (approx. €480pps).

The package includes an overnight stay in the hotel’s famous bespoke cloud beds, rose petal turndown with truffles, a candlelit 5-course dinner in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant with Prosecco, and breakfast the next morning as well as full access to the spa amenities.

For an extra £80 per person (approx. €90), you can indulge in the ‘Spa with your Valentine’ treatment, which includes hot stone neck, back and shoulder massage and oriental scalp, and ground foot ritual.

Couple enjoy at The Culloden Estate + Spa

The hotel, voted Best Hotel for Romance by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, is located just six miles outside of Belfast and overlooks Belfast Lough. It has hosted celebrity couples such as Victoria and David Beckham and Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.

Hastings Hotels’ Loved up packages include:

Love is in the Air at the Grand Central in Belfast from £440 per room per night

Cherish & Adore at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast from £420 per room per night

Winter Indulgence at the Europa in Belfast from £220 per room per night

Romance by the Sea at Ballygally Castle in Co Antrim from £215 per room per night

Romance in the City at the Everglades Hotel in Derry from £180 per room per night

Laidback Love at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast from £160 per room per night

To book, contact 0044 28 9047 1066 or visit Hastings Hotels’ dedicated Valentine’s page online at

Additional luxury extras such as Champagne and chocolates can also be arranged upon request.

Euro prices are dependent on exchange rate at time of booking. Terms and conditions apply.