01 May AA Hotels to Visit Over the May Bank Holiday
If you’re looking for a sedate and somewhat indulgent weekend, there are plenty of excellent hotel deals on offer around the country this May. Rather than spending endless hours trawling the internet in search of the perfect event, we have selected eleven AA Hotels that will definitely deliver.
Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa, Dingle, Co Kerry
Enjoy a restorative trip to the Kingdom and escape to the Dingle Skellig Hotel this May. Guests can avail of bed and breakfast plus a €20 spa credit per room for use in the Peninsula Spa. What’s even better is that they are also offering guests complimentary upgrades to a Superior Room, subject to availability; very snazzy. Work off a delicious meal in The Coastguard restaurant by doing a few laps in their 17 meter pool or the hotel’s leisure facilities. If your stress levels are still at level ten, then a trip to their Relaxation Suite in the Spa should do the trick; it includes an outdoor hot tub overlooking Dingle Bay and Harbour. Furthermore, you can make everyone jealous at home by sending them all selfies with Dingle Skellig Hotel’s complimentary WiFi.
Also keep in mind that Feile na bealtaine is happening in Dingle until Monday 4th May with music, art, comedy and other events taking place.
Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan are offering a May Madness package which includes two nights bed & breakfast and one evening meal for just €85 per person. You can be assured of the best levels of service in this family run hotel in the (sunny) south east of Ireland. Let’s just hope the sun graces us with its presence this weekend.
If you plan to stay home this May Bank Holiday and have a box set marathon but you still want to get away, the incredible Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare is offering a super midweek ‘3 for 2’ offer until Thursday, 28th May. Guests can enjoy two nights’ accommodation in a room overlooking either Kenmare Bay or the cascading Sheen Waterfalls. A full Irish breakfast is included each day, an ideal start if you plan to cycle the Ring of Kerry. Dinner is also included on two evenings plus a complimentary third night is offered on a bed & breakfast basis. There is complimentary use of the leisure facilities at Easanna Spa too so you can go home looking totally refreshed. Rates are from €540 in total for the three night package based on two people sharing a Classic Room.
We promise we love all counties equally, but Castlerosse Hotel and Golf Resort in Killarney is the third Kerry hotel featured in this blog. The Kingdom is just on fire this month. Castlerosse Hotel is offering a May Bank Holiday Weekend Family Package featuring a three nights’ stay in a family room with three nights bed & breakfast and three dinners for two adults & two children. This an excellent resort for families as there’s something for everyone to be kept busy with. The adults can enjoy a round of golf or two whilst the children can run around the gorgeous grounds or the pool and other facilities. Prices are from €379 for the total stay arriving Friday, 1st May and leaving Monday, 4th May.
The May Sligo Races gets underway on Sunday, 3rd May. Horse lovers who want to make a weekend of it would do well to take up Sligo Park Hotel’s ‘Day at the Races’ offer. Guests can select a double or twin room for one night with a full Irish Breakfast the following morning and tickets for two people to the Races. The cost of this package is from just €134 per room and is only available for arrival on Sunday, 3rd May.
Tower Hotel in Waterford City are getting a head start on summer with their Summer Getaway offer. Avail of one nights accommodation with a delicious two course meal in their newly refurbished Lara Restaurant from only €99 per room based on 2 people sharing. If you’re bringing the family with you, they also offer two nights bed & breakfast with dinner on one evening in the Lara Restaurant from only €89.00 per person sharing. Two children (aged between three and twelve) share on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis in a standard family room. These offers are valid from Sunday to Friday (subject to availability) until Tuesday, 30th June. All rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.
If you want to impress someone or apologise for something, the incredible Maryborough Hotel and Spa in Cork is just the place to do it. Pretend your Jennifer Lopez/Jennifer Lopez’s fella for the night and enjoy an overnight stay for two with one night’s bed & breakfast plus a four course dinner in Bellini’s Restaurant. A bottle of Prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries are also included in the package alongside a €20 spa voucher per person for a 55 minute treatment and complimentary use of their Spa Thermal Suite. J-Lo eat your heart out. The rate for one night is €165 from Friday 1st to Monday 4th May.
There is always something exciting happening in our nation’s Capital (sorry anyone from Cork reading this. We know it hurts you to read that). If you’re looking for a great location near to Dublin city centre but also the feel of a country retreat, Castleknock Hotel & Country Club is the perfect location. Their ‘Summer Beside the City’ offer is available from just €89pps with an evening meal at The Avenue Bar & Restaurant, which is newly opened from May.
It is said that there is no such thing as a free lunch but at The Waterside House Hotel in Donabate, they are throwing in a third nights stay absolutely free when you book two nights bed & breakfast. Their sea view rooms boast stunning views of Lambay Island, Howth Head and Irelands Eye but it’s advisable to book early to you secure one of these extra special rooms. Spend an evening having a relaxing dinnerSamphire Restaurant or you could also opt for a more casual dining experience in The Tower Bar and Bistro. If the sun shows up, pop on your togs and make your way from the hotel terrace straight onto Donabate beach which is literally on the hotel’s doorstep. This offer is valid until the 31st May, Sunday to Thursday and is not valid on bank holidays. Rates are from €50 per night.
A visit to The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate is always a treat and their Late Spring Break offers a restorative break from the daily grind. Work up an appetite exploring the grounds of the Estate taking in their ‘ancient walks and bridleways’ and lakes before sharing a five course dinner in their 2 AA Rosettemulti award winning Snaffles Restaurant. Also included in this deal are two night’s accommodationplus a bottle of bubbles.
You’ve heard all about Fifty Shades of Grey but at The Talbot Hotel, Bellmullet, they’ve got Fifty Shades of Pink for May and June. This offer is definitely one for those with romance on their mind and perhaps a particular question that needs to be popped. Start your romantic break with dinner at The Barony Restaurant complete with ‘romantic treats’ and then retire to the luxury of your room. Each room comes with a king size bed, soft lighting, bathrobes, slippers, mini bar and an iPod dock to play “your song” (too much romance? NEVER!). Room rates are from €180pps.