To commemorate St Patrick’s Day, Simplexity Travel has put together some of our Travel Manager’s favourite Irish hotels that are not to be missed when travelling to Ireland.
Hotel: Culloden Estate and Spa
The quietly imposing Culloden Estate & Spa sits atop the Holywood Hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and the County Antrim coastline. This is the most prestigious hotel in Northern Ireland. The house was originally built as the official palace for the Bishops of County Down; today, a decidedly regal atmosphere, brimming with antiques, original artworks and sumptuous accommodations, welcomes world travellers. Enjoy the new duplex apartments at the Culloden Estate. Diversions include a full-service ESPA spa, privileged tee times at Royal Belfast Golf Club (the oldest in Ireland) and gourmet dining in the award-winning Mitre Restaurant.
Simplexity Added Value - Complimentary Traditional Afternoon Tea for two, once during stay.
Location: County Mayo
Hotel: Ashford Castle
Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognized as Ireland’s top castle destination and, once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Set in 350 acres of woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib in County Mayo, the multi-award-winning property has been voted Best Hotel in the World by Virtuoso. Enjoy extraordinary dining experiences and fine Irish cuisine, watch hawks soar at Ireland’s first School of Falconry and restore inner peace at the state-of-the-art spa. Warm smiles will greet you at every turn from the extraordinary characters of the castle.
Simplexity Added Value - $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Hotel: The Merrion
The Merrion, Dublin's most stylish five-star hotel, is perfectly located in the city centre. Housed in four Georgian townhouses and a contemporary Garden Wing, its bedrooms and suites surround two 18th-century-style gardens. Stunningly restored interiors provide the perfect backdrop for one of Ireland's most impressive private art collections. Choose from three dining options: Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (Ireland's only two-Michelin-star restaurant), The Garden Room restaurant and The Cellar Bar. Art Afternoon Tea is also available in the gracious Georgian Drawing Rooms, as is a mineral-salt soak in the highly lauded Tethra Spa.
Simplexity Added Value: For Superior King & Twin rooms in the Garden Wing receive; 2 Cocktails and 2 Appetizers served in The Cellar Bar
All bedrooms and suites reserved in the Main House in addition to the Garden Wing Suites and Penthouse in the Garden Wing receive: A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room, once during stay, excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities (in The Garden Room)
Hotel: The K Club
The K Club, Ireland’s first AA Five Red Star property, is 25 minutes from Dublin’s International Airport and 30 minutes from the Dublin city centre. The home is nestled on 550 acres of parkland and gardens and offers family rooms and an abundance of family-friendly activities - think fly-fishing, falconry and horseback riding, as well as a spa, pool and health centre. Home to two Arnold Palmer designed championship golf courses, the resort was the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup and 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. The K Club is perfectly located for guests who wish to discover Ireland’s Ancient East and 5,000 years of Irish history.
Simplexity Added Value: The choice of 2 of the following activities per room: 1. Art & History Tour, 2. Wine Cellar Tour, 3. A Drive to the Local Pub in Resort Jaguar and a 'Pour your Own Pint' Experience, 4. Irish Coffee Making Demonstration, 5. Whiskey Tasting
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