Ten luxury romantic getaways to woo your Valentine

Nothing planned yet for Valentine's Day? Here's a round-up of the best hotel deals for February 14th

Sheen Falls Hotel

Sheen Falls Hotel

 

Marlfield House

In the sunny southeast, Marlfield House in Co Wexford provides a fairytale setting for a night away with your beloved. Arrive in the afternoon and snuggle up with a bottle of bubbly by one of the many blazing fires. Then, make your way across the courtyard, past the roaming peacocks and through the gardens to enjoy a three-course candlelit dinner at the award-winning Duck Restaurant. Breakfast the next morning is served in the light of their beautiful conservatory space. From €160 per person. irelandsbluebook.com 

Marlfield House
Marlfield House

Luttrellstown Castle

For the first time, and for one day only, Luttrellstown Castle in Castleknock, Co Dublin will open its doors on Sunday February 16th for guests to celebrate a Valentine’s Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the love of a castle, head chef Nathan Greensmith’s menu will be served in the Van Stry Ballroom at three sittings – 1pm, 3.30 pm and 5.30pm – from €50 per person. luttrellstowncastle.com

Muckross Park Hotel

For a magical stay in the Kingdom, look to the Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, located just a stone’s throw from the National Park. Check in for a two-night package which includes a romantic jaunting car trip through Kerry’s most beautiful scenery, a five-course dinner in the Yew Tree Restaurant along with a complimentary glass of bubbles and a live violinist, and some well-deserved pampering with complimentary access to the vitality area and a 60-minute spa treatment at the spa. From €377.50 per person, available until February 16th. muckrosspark.com

Muckross Park Hotel
Muckross Park Hotel

Montenotte Hotel

From romantic movies on show in their in-house cinema to sentimental extras such as bubbles on arrival, chocolates, rose petals, breakfast in bed, and a special Valentine’s tasting menu, the four-star Montenotte Hotel, overlooking Cork City, has gone all out for love. Their Valentine’s package is available on February 14th and 15th from €265 (for two people sharing, of course). themontenottehotel.com 

Montenotte Hotel
Montenotte Hotel

Sheen Falls Hotel

The Fall in Love package at Sheen Falls is perfect for those looking to reconnect this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy luxury accommodation overlooking Kenmare Bay at the five-star with a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, dinner in The Falls Restaurant, and a one-hour facial massage per couple in the newly refurbished Easanna Spa. There’s a selection of activities from falconry to horse riding and clay pigeon shooting to help you bond. Stay for two nights from €680 in a Classic room. sheenfallslodge.ie 

Sheen Falls Hotel
Sheen Falls Hotel

The Ice House

The Ice House’s romantic offering will melt hearts. Escape to the four-star on the banks of the River Moy in Ballina, and enjoy one night’s stay in a river view room with chilled bubbles and chocolate treats on arrival, a leisurely breakfast, a romantic table d’hôte dinner and a Voya Lazy Days seaweed bath which can be used in your luxurious bathroom or taken home. Snuggle up under cozy goose-down duvets and Foxford Woollen Mills blankets, or relax in the waterside hot tub and sauna as the sun sets over the river. Available February 13th-16th, from €335 for two sharing. sheenfallslodge.ie 

Ice House Hotel
Ice House Hotel

InterContinental Dublin

For an overnight in the capital, look to the five-star InterContinental Dublin. Relax in a luxurious guestroom together before indulging in a four-course dinner with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé NV at the Seasons Restaurant. After a full breakfast the next morning, decamp to the Health Club for a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. With late check-out included, check in from €395 per room between February 13th and 15th. intercontinentaldublin.ie 

Kilkea Castle

History buffs will adore an overnight stay at the 12th-century Kilkea Castle in Co Kildare. Their five-course Valentine menu has been devised using seasonal, local produce and promises to be a “treat for the senses”. Afterward, unwind in a Carriage room or one of the on-site lodges, with chocolates and Champagne on arrival, a 30-minute massage or facial in the brand-new spa, and breakfast the next morning. From €394 per Lodge room, including a five-course dinner in Restaurant 1180. kilkeacastle.ie 

Kilkea Castle
Kilkea Castle

Limerick Strand Hotel

Who said love was only for the committed? The four-star Limerick Strand Hotel welcomes guests throughout February to celebrate their friendship with a special Galentine’s or Malentine’s Day package. Friends can enjoy a two-course dinner at the Terrace Bar & Restaurant before heading out on the town to the swanky House Dublin bar for a crafted cocktail or to Treaty City Brewery for pints and a guided tour. With prices from €100 per person sharing including breakfast the next morning, this is a date worth making with your bestie this month. strandlimerick.ie

Limerick Strand Hotel
Limerick Strand Hotel

Corinthia Lisbon

Looking to jet off for a romantic retreat? Consider Lisbon. Famed for its picturesque landscape, fresh seafood and delicious Pastéis de Belém, the vibrant city is an ideal destination for an unforgettable romantic break. After exploring the city, enjoy an overnight stay at Corinthia Lisbon in a deluxe junior suite which includes a couple’s Body Bliss massage and a Valentine’s dinner in the hotel’s excellent Erva Restaurant. Breakfast and access to the water therapy circuit at The Spa is all included from €648 per night. corinthia.com/Lisbon

Corinthia Lisbon
Corinthia Lisbon
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