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Menus designed with love and special midweek hotel package

The five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel has a special Valentine’s Day menu

The five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel has a special Valentine’s Day menu

 

Love on the Green  

The five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel is offering a special experience for lovers this Valentine’s Day. Their plush pink Glover’s Alley restaurant is set to serve four-course and eight-course Valentine’s Day menus designed, with love, by their head chef Andy McFadden starting from €80 per person or €130 with wine pairings. Those who dine can enjoy complimentary parking in the hotel, and those who wish to make an occasion of it and stay over can enjoy dinner, b&b, a love-inspired welcome amenity plus a later check out from €419. Available from February 12th-17th, visit fitzwilliamhoteldublin.com. 

Fly and buy 

Bank of Ireland has partnered with Aer Lingus to launch a new travel-friendly credit card. The Aer Credit Card has the added bonus of travel rewards for customers. Each year, customers who sign up to the card will receive two free return fares to Europe, two fast-track and priority boarding passes, two lounge passes, and worldwide multitrip family travel insurance, including winter sports. Customers can collect 1 Avios for every €1 spent on Aer Lingus products and services and 1 Avios for every €4 spent on all other transactions. For more on the new reward scheme, visit bankofireland.com. 

Hospitality highs 

TripAdvisor has named Ireland’s top hotels and B&Bs, with Harvey’s Point in Donegal taking back its top spot. Other hotel’s rated top notch included the Killarney Park Hotel, the Merrion, Ashford Castle and Dromoland Castle. As for B&Bs, Creevagh Heights in Ballina took first place followed by Larkinley Lodge in Killarney and Desmond House in Kinsale. For a full round-up of winners, visit tripadvisor.com.

Winter warmer packages at The Cliff at Lyons Hotel & Country Retreat
Winter warmer packages at The Cliff at Lyons Hotel & Country Retreat

Winter warmers 

The Cliff at Lyons Hotel & Country Retreat is offering guests their Winter Warmer package this month. Begin with a pampering session in The Well in the Garden spa, with 50 per cent off a one-hour treatment using their own handmade products. Afterward, relax over a three-course dinner in the award-winning Orangery restaurant, before ruling up in a room for a restful overnight stay and breakfast the following morning all from €270. The package is available Sunday to Thursday until March 14th, visit cliffatlyons.ie for more.