Disconnect to Reconnect – Ireland’s Most Romantic Getaways
Can you feel it? Love is in the air. This year, why not head off to a beautiful location and embrace all the peace, quiet and serenity that comes with a weekend away. In a world were we are all highly digitally connected, from time to time it is essential to disconnect from the pressures of the outside world and reconnect with our loved ones.
Below we have listed some of the most romantic and scenic hotels in Ireland, if you have not made plans yet well then look no further.
Mount Juliet Estate
Evolving from a history of true love. In 1747, young Somerset Hamilton Butler, soon to be the first Earl of Carrick, and his bride-to-be set about developing a working estate on the banks of the river Nore. The estate was a true labour of love. The Manor House has 32 luxurious bedrooms, the majority of them with beautiful views of the River More. The more recent development of Hunter’s Yard houses 93 modern bedrooms. Spend a wonderfully romantic evening in the Michelin Star, Lady Helen Restaurant enjoying incredible food, wine and hospitality. Outdoor pursuit offerings are aplenty with an award winning golf course along with archery and falconry. A guided walk with the resident historian is also a wonderful way to while spend an hour exploring the estate. Click here for all the information you need on Mount Juliet Estate.
Glamorous luxury awaits you in Adare Manor. This Castle has been restored and maintained to the highest of standards. Deeply decadent in every aspect from the grounds to the rooms to the outstanding dining offerings. Afternoon Tea in The Gallery is simply stunning. Created by Executive Pastry Chef, Xavier Torne. Dinner in the The Oak Room, where Head Chef Michael Tweedie has created an innovative five-star introduction to Irish fine cuisine, is one of the most indulgent dining experiences you can experience. For information on all packages available click here.
Located on a spectacular 138 acre estate Glenlo Abbey oozes romance. All bedrooms and suites are plushly decorated with many rooms enjoying sweeping views of the beautiful grounds. Dinner in The Pullman restaurant is romance personified. You will be seated in an original carriage of The Orient Express where you will enjoy the most incredible food created by Chef Michael Safrik and his talented team. The waiting staff are in full character from the era in which the Orient Express was fully operational which adds so much fun to the entire experience. Stroll around the grounds, take in a game of glass, watch a classic movie in the in-house cinema or simply order a cocktail in one of the beautiful bars and sit back and relax. Click here for further information.
Cliff at Lyons
Cliff at Lyons, hotel and country retreat occupies an unusual collection of historic rose-clad buildings including a mill and former dovecote, in rural Kildare. A mere 30-minute drive from Dublin. Providing an array of contemporary luxuries in an idyllic rural setting. This is a hotel and country retreat with 38 bedrooms spread out across rooms, apartments and cottages. Cliff at Lyons is home to two-Michelin star Aimsir and the multi award winning The Well in The Garden spa. The Orangery Restaurant with its exposed brick, ivy clad walls and subdued candlelit tables is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner. The very uniquely placed Two Michelin Star Aimisr Restaurant within the grounds makes this an ideal retreat for serious foodies. Click here for further information.
The Shelbourne Hotel
Whisk your love away to the world famous Shelbourne Hotel, a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Overlooking the magnificent St. Stephen’s Green, it is only a few minutes walk from Dublin’s most famous landmarks as well as the key shopping and cultural areas of the city. Each uniquely decorated bedroom and suite is bursting with character and charm. Book one of the iconic booths in the Saddle Room Restaurant for an unforgettable intimate dining experience. Click here for further information.
Located between The Letter Road and Boa Island, a host of romantic accommodation options await you in Finn Lough. The most romantic of all being the Bubble Domes. When we visited we stayed in Premium 1 which comes complete with a roll top bath and fluffy bath robes . Bathing and sleeping beneath the stars has to be up there with the most romantic way to spend a night. The food on offer in the on site restaurant is a sublime celebration of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Your Bubble Dome also has a 4 poster custom build bed complete with electric blanket, in room heater, coffee maker, record player, mini fridge with complimentary bubbles and snacks. The elements spa trail and many other beautiful additions to this magical place make it a couples paradise. Click here to find out more.
Located on the magical shores of Lough Eske, Harvey’s Point exudes romance and relaxation. With a host of luxurious suites to choose from there really is something for everyone at Harvey’s Point. A leisurely stroll around the manicured, lakeside grounds is the ultimate way to unwind with your loved one. Enjoy dinner in The Restaurant created by Chef Colin and his talented kitchen brigade. The food on offer is inspired by the finest seasonal ingredients from local and regional artisan producers. The “Cuisine Art” set menu and new tasting menu is modern and creative, yet distinctively Irish. For all the information you need, click here.
Park Hotel Kenmare
Five Star sophistication laced with tradition is in abundance in Park Hotel Kenmare. Luxury adorns each of the 46 bedrooms complemented by rich fabrics, original antiques and interesting art. The breathtaking beauty of the grounds coupled with first class hospitality make this a truly unique experience. Victorian Afternoon Tea here is a must, served in The Terrace overlooking the magnificent gardens and Kenmare Bay. Old fashioned romance at its best. Click here for further information.
Ice House Hotel
Perched on the banks of the Moy, with stunning views across the river and out to the Wild Atlantic Way, The Ice House whisks all stress away. It feels like a happening hotspot in a bubble that’s all your own. Think eclectic style, laid back buzz and brilliant flavour in a place of unhurried peace and easy natural beauty. A visit to the Ice House is an escape to the extraordinary. Click here for further information.
The Europe Hotel & Resort
This five star hotel in Killarney is beautifully located overlooking the world famous Lakes of Killarney. The Europe Hotel & Resort is one of the leading luxury hotels in not just Killarney, but also in Ireland. Guests can relax and unwind by enjoying a wide range of wonderful leisure activities on the extensive grounds including some of the signature treatments available in ESpa. Panorama Restaurant has one of the most enviable views in Ireland with vistas of the Lakes of Killarney, mountains and gardens stretching before you. Click here for further information.
Clontarf Castle Hotel is a unique, intimate, luxury hotel providing exceptional hospitality. Known for their indulgent Afternoon Tea offerings, here you can kick back and relax with the one you love. Subdued lighting and lots of cosy corners make this a very romantic hotel in which to spend some quality time with the one you love. Click here for further information.
The K Club
Steeped in history, the 5 Star K Club hotel and resort combines old world elegance with indulgent luxury. Guests are treated to luxurious rooms and incredible dining experiences. Unwind in the internationally acclaimed K Spa or take in a round of golf on a the Ryder Cup Course. Indulge in a romantic dinner in The River Room Restaurant overlooking the picturesque grounds. Click here for further information.
Cliff House Hotel
Cliff House Hotel is a five star, luxury hotel that picturesquely clings to a cliff on the Southside of Ardmore Bay. Regarded as one of the finest small luxury hotels in Ireland, Cliff House Hotel is a 39 room Irish seaside boutique hotel in the traditional fishing village of Ardmore. This stunning property also features an intimate Irish destination spa as well as the Michelin-star awarded House Restaurant. Panoramic views are in abundance here, from your room to the restaurant, not forgetting the award winning Spa. This is an idyllic place to spend some quality time with your special someone. Click here for more information.
The very beautiful Tankardstown House, situated in the Heart of the Boyne Valley encapsulates all that is conducive to a romantic night away. This 18th century Manor House has been restored to an exceptional standard. The interiors are polished and plush. Enjoy a little aperitif in the Honesty Bar before an award sumptuous candlelit dinner in Brabazon Restaurant.
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Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, outside the town of Kenmare, Co Kerry. A stay in Sheen Falls Lodge is unforgettable. The level of hospitality along with the ultimate in luxury surrounds, both inside and outside make this one of Ireland’s most romantic destinations.
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Foyle Arms Hotel
Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way with the one you love is the perfect way to disconnect from the busy day to day duties of life. Check into Foyle Arms Hotel and treat yourself to a romantic candlelit dinner prepared by award winning Chef, Brian McDermott and his magnificent team. Located in Moville, Donegal a stay in Foyle Arms Hotel is the perfect place to spend some time reconnecting with your nearest and dearest. Click here for everything you need to know.