New London hotel, just the fit for fitness-lovers, and breathtaking Prague views

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Clayton Hotel City of London

Clayton Hotel City of London


London Irish

Irish hotel operator Dalata Hotel Group has opened its eighth UK hotel this month with the launch of its Clayton Hotel City of London. The four-star is on New Drum Street, in perfect proximity to Brick Lane, the Gherkin, and Old Spitalfields Market. It boasts 212 bedrooms, is inspired by Victorian textile warehouses and reflects the neighbourhood’s fusion of East End tradition and contemporary creativity. Guests can dine in the Grill restaurant and enjoy the group’s own coffee brand Red Bean Roastery or enjoy brunch in The Globe Bar. Avail of reduced rates of up to 25 per cent as part of Dalata’s Love London campaign across its three London hotels at 

Best for baby

The Wineport Lodge babymoon experience near Athlone is something special for mums-to-be. Enjoy a 60-minute maternity massage, a locally-sourced menu in its restaurant for dinner, an overnight stay and its award-winning breakfast the following morning from €125 per person sharing. With all of the perks of a luxury hotel and Lough Ree shore on its doorstep, this is a real treat for those expecting.

West wellness

Galway’s Galmont Hotel & Spa has rebranded and expanded its Energize Fitness and Leisure Club. The gym now offers guests and members two new fitness studios, a HIIT Room, along with the latest Precor and Exigo equipment. Alongside the leisure centre’s 18-metre indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub with views of Lough Atalia, plus the Spirit One Spa, the new offerings takes the four-star to another next level for fitness-lovers.

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Corinthia Prague
Corinthia Prague

Considering a city break to Prague this spring? The five-star Corinthia Prague, located just 15 minutes from the 11th century Vyšehrad fortress and boasting breathtaking views of the historic city, is a great place to stay in the Czech capital. Beware though, the hotel’s restaurants, bar, and 26th-floor spa with panoramic views of the “hundred spires” may tempt you to stay put rather than go explore. Rates start from €150 per room per night based on two people sharing including breakfast.