It’s officially Christmas so it’s time to put the feet up and relax – so why not chill out with an Irish hotel getaway?
With so much choice these days of where to go, lots of people choose to stay home and have a “staycation” – Irish holiday makers are deciding more and more to travel to another county or even within their own county instead of booking a trip abroad.
If you’re interested in holidaying at home but don’t know where to start, fear not as Goss.ie have done the hard work for you and found the top 10 hotels to stay at this month.
Take a look:
1. The Maryborough
If you’re looking for one of Cork’s most luxurious hotels, The Maryborough offers a premier service to their guests – and is a favourite of Suzanne Jackson and James Kavanagh.
The hotel is a unique experience – a charming old world mansion with creatively designed extension with 18 acres of 300 years old listed gardens and wood just minutes from Cork City and Cork International Airport.
Specialising in events, The Maryborough can host meetings and conferences, private dining, team building activities and programmes with laser guns and archery all available on site.
Not only that but the hotel also has Bellini’s Restaurant and Bar offering gourmet food and award winning service with 2 AA Rosettes
After a delicious meal, guests can also enjoy their exciting and advanced leisure centre along with their award winning ESPA spa where every guest can enjoy the ultimate personalised pamper experience.
Check out their amazing deals on their website HERE.
2. Riverside Hotel
For those wanting an adventure, the Riverside Hotel is a modern hotel in the heart of Sligo Town just off the Wild Atlantic Way located in the beautiful setting overlooking the Garavouge River.
Within walking distance of the town centre’s restaurants, bars and shops, the hotel offers both traditional hotel bedrooms and luxurious suites making it a popular spot for both business and leisure.
Guests can choose from formal dining at the Riverside Restaurant or a more casual setting at the Mill Bar – but those looking for fine dining, the Conservatory Restaurant offers seasonal menus featuring the very best of locally sourced ingredients prepared in a creative and innovative way.
The atmospheric setting of the Riverside Hotel in Sligo on the Garavogue River is a beautiful contrast to the central location, making it the perfect spot for a special occasion, a romantic meal or a tasty lunch.
Since opening in May 2015, the Riverside Restaurant has received a number of commendations and accolades, it is included in the Mckenna and Bridgestone Dining guides.
Find out some of their best deals on their website HERE.
3. Bellinter House Hotel
Bellinter House Hotel is a gorgeous example of an 18th century country house in the chic Palladian style.
Recently the hotel has seen a significant investment allowing it to undergo a fantastic new refurbishment under the extremely talented designer Suzie McAdam.
Standing majestically on the banks of the River Boyne in the rolling landscape of County Meath, Bellinter House oozes period glamour and is located just under 40 minutes from Dublin city and Dublin airport.
The large grounds at the hotel have large lawns, old trees with character with a number of secluded spots to relax, and there’s a marvellous labryinth of local footpaths and trails for guests to explore – guests are even given wellies!
For those looking for more adventure, there’s hot air ballooning, golf, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting can be arranged locally with private fishing close by at the River Boyne.
After a long day of activities, guests can indulge afterwards with their delicious afternoon tea in The Library or an amazing meal from their award-winning Eden Restaurant.
Have a look at their luxurious deals on their website HERE.
4. CityNorth Hotel
Dublin city is one of the top spots for shoppers and travellers to visit, and CityNorth Hotel is the perfect destination for guests to the Emerald Isle.
The staff at the contemporary 4 star hotel are extremely passionate about traditional Irish hospitality and every guest receives a very warm welcome from their dedicated and experienced team.
CityNorth Hotel combines high standards of hospitality and service, stylish bedrooms and excellent value with a very accessible location just 25 minutes from Dublin City – the perfect destination for a family or city break.
Boasting 128 guest rooms, 14 dedicated meeting rooms and conference centre, fitness suites, children’s games room, treatment room and local heritage trails, guests can also indulge in some casual bar food or daily carvery in the relaxing atmosphere of the Tara Lounge – or for a more intimate setting, the Mornington Restaurant is the ideal place to treat yourself to their popular afternoon tea in calm surroundings.
CityNorth Hotel is surrounded by dozens of local tourist attractions like Newgrange, the Hill or Tara and Ardgillian Castle as well as horse-riding, local beaches, world class golf links and shopping – making it a stellar location for a family break with Funtasia Waterpark and Tay Park close by.
Find the best deals on their website HERE.
5. Armada Hotel
Christmas time can be very stressful, so when all the madness is over a relaxing stay at the Armada Hotel in West Clare is the location for you.
Guests can wake up and gander out of the floor to ceiling windows to a breath-taking ocean view from your luxurious bed, made with with crisp white linen with some covering feather and down duvets.
Other rooms in the hotel feature stylish artwork, natural colours and textures to make them feel at home before enjoying a relaxed dinner in the Ocean Bar.
Guests can watch seagulls dance and dive from a window table in the Pearl Restaurant to enjoy the sensory delights of the freshest seafood paired with the locally sourced vegetables and Armada’s own homemade pantry products.
For the adventurous, they can enjoy all of this as well as walking, caving, golfing, rock-climbing, kayaking, surfing or paddle-boarding.
Check out their amazing deals on their website HERE.
6. Salthill Hotel
Known as Galway’s finest 4-star hotel and overlooking Galway Bay, the Hills of Clare and Salthill Promenade, Salthill Hotel provides the best venue for leisure breaks and events for an unforgettable breakaway.
The sophisticated contemporary decor sets a refined and restful ambience for any guests stay and, with splendid features, some rooms offer stunning settings unrivalled elsewhere in Galway.
Guests can relax in the Blackrock Bar with friends before enjoying a delicious freshly prepared 3 course dinner in the Prom restaurant.
For those wanting adventure in the west of Ireland, the hotel’s incredible fitness suite at Ocean Fitness suits everyone from a world class athlete to an exercise novice – with a 25 meatre pool, two gyms and a warm hydrotherapy pool, Ocean Fitness has everything you need to make the most of your leisure time in Salthill.
The hotel’s prime location just 2 miles away from Galway City provides easy access to all the sights and sounds of the busy city, Salthill village and beyond.
Check out their great deals on their website HERE.
7. Rathsallagh House
Recently awarded Historic Hotel Wedding Experience for 2017 by Historic Hotels of Europe, a group representing almost 500 historic hotels, the Rathsallagh House is a large country house converted from Queen Anne stables in 1798.
Located less than an hour from Dublin, the romantic settings on the hundred of acres of rolling fields, long winding avenue and thousands of mature trees make it an excellent location for a wedding – but it’s more than just a wedding venue.
With it’s open log and turf fires, walled gardens, ceremony room, wedding pavilion, bedrooms, drawing rooms and even a golf course, it provides an experience that is hard to find anywhere else.
Having been in the same ownership and in operation as a country house for the last 30 years, Rathsallagh has an unrivalled reputation for service, hospitality and exquisite food in a private and romantic setting.
Find an amazing deal on their website HERE.
8. Castlemartyr Resort
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, the 5 star Castlemartyr Resort will help you relax and unwind in the elegant surroundings of Cork, allowing you to rest and recharge after the festive season.
Set in 220 acres of mature, rolling parkland, the country house is speckled with meandering streams and glistening lakes offering a serene and tranquil world where great food, good wine, a glorious spa and lavish accommodation awaits – it’s one of the best ways to recharge and put you on the right step for 2017.
Not only have they lush surroundings, but The Spa at the Castlemartyr Resort offers a luxurious and tranquil setting boasting a spectacular wellness, spa and fitness centre where the wrap-around glass frontage surrounding the 20-metre swimming pool.
Their water room also gives unbeatable views out over this 5-star country estate – and with 9 treatment rooms, jet pool, aromatherapy sauna and steam room, relaxation rooms and vitality lounges, The Spa at Castlemartyr Resort features the luxury spa and skincare ESPA product and treatment range.
Find the best deal over on their website HERE.
9. Radisson Blu, Golden Lane
Enjoy lush accommodation and amazing city views in a prime location of Dublin at the Radisson Blu on Golden lane, where each suite includes contemporary furnishings and clean design elements.
The designer quality of the Radisson Blu doesn’t stop at the rooms – the hotel restaurant also features exquisite detail that is reflected throughout the hotel
With its dark woods and white glittering accents, V’nV Restaurant provides a timeless, elegant atmosphere for guests desiring the finest dining experience.
A cool display of colours and lights illuminates this casual Sure Bar while modern electronic beats play in the background.
Have a look at their great deals on their website HERE.
10. Ballygarry House
Ballygarry House Hotel boasts luxury hotel accommodation in Tralee, Co. Kerry with spectacular views over the Kerry Mountains.
They are among the most luxurious hotel rooms in Kerry and have been individually designed to the highest standards.
Guests can relax in fluffy white robes with luxury toiletries to help them relax and antique furnishings to add some character – all combined to create an atmosphere of unhurried tranquillity.
All guest rooms in this exquisite Tralee Hotel offer tea and coffee making facilities and are equipped with high-speed wireless internet access.
Everything you need to surround yourself in comfort is found here, be it for a relaxing weekend away or a day spa visit.
Take a look at their amazing deals on their website HERE.