Ladies, if you’re longing for a relaxing weekend break away. Just think – beautiful scenery, fabulous food and maybe a spa treatment or two. We here at Two’s Company believe that the pressure to plan and organise fantastic dates at the beginning of most relationships comes down to the guys. So, if you’re feeling romantic and in need of a break away. Why not treat the both of you to an amazing weekend. Forget the Hussle and bustle of life, leave the stress at home and spend the time together. If you’ve a special occasion or anniversary coming up, or just being spontaneous and want to take off for the weekend.
With that in mind, we have done the hard work for you and whittled down some of the most romantic hotels in Ireland.
– Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, Loughrea, Co. Galway
This lovely 4* hotel comes with everything you could need for a brilliant stay. Classy interiors, excellent spa facilities and a wonderful rooftop terrace where you can enjoy some lovely cocktails just the two of you. Of course, if you’re aren’t too busy spoiling yourselves rotten in the aforementioned spa, you’re perfectly situated for heading out on a romantic trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, where you can experience some of Ireland’s prettiest views.
– Knockranny House Hotel & Spa, Westport, Co. Mayo
The coastal views at this very plush 4* country house hotel have to be seen to be believed! We’ve always been in love with the gorgeous coastlines of Mayo, but when you get to enjoy a proper dinner with a view like this I think it’s fair to say that this will be a getaway to remember. All of the dishes at the La Fougere restaurant are locally sourced, and should be craving a little bit of a pamper sesh, you’re in the right place – the Salveo spa features a whopping 12 treatment rooms, a thermal suites and a very stately pool.
– Ballynahinch Castle, Clifden, Co. Galway
If you want a romantic getaway that’s fit for a king and queen, then you couldn’t go wrong with this place. Just seeing the view of this 4* castle reflected in the water with the breathtaking hills behind it… It’s like something out of a fairy tale! Inside you can expect the usual stately touches such grand wood panelling, open fires and beautiful stucco ceilings. But what really draws me to the place is are the unspoiled views of the river that you’ll be able to enjoy as you sit down to dine in the excellent restaurant.
– Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Sometimes you just want to treated like royalty and indulge in a little bit of that VIP lifestyle. If that’s what you’re after, then you’ll be in good hands at the beautiful Mt. Juliet Estate. Set in the grounds of a breath-taking Georgian country house, this 5* establishment offers a refined, tranquil atmosphere where you’re free to switch off from the outside world and enjoy your time together. On-site you’ll find several outstanding restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Lady Helen Restaurant, and you can even sit down for a proper afternoon tea in one of the stately lounges. On top of all that you’ve loads of fantastic activities on hand, including fishing, golfing, archery and falconry to name but a few!
– Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow
Set in the heart of Wicklow’s beautiful hills, the 5* Druids Glen Resort is a heavenly retreat in the countryside that’s worlds apart from the bustling streets of Dublin, which is only half an hour away. Ease all of your aches and pains in the intimate spa, relax in the jacuzzi or sauna, or even go for a refreshing swim in the beautiful 18-metre pool which features floor-to-ceiling windows.
– Clontarf Castle, Clontarf, Dublin
Situated just outside the centre of Dublin, it just goes to show that you’ll still be able to find your own little oasis of peace in the Fair City. This 4* hotel masterfully combines the original ornamentation of the building with a distinct modern edge, which in my eyes really gives it that wow factor. With several restaurants on-site, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to treating yourselves to an unforgettable dining experience.
– The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Looking out onto the beautiful mountain peaks of Killarney, the lovely 5* Dunloe Hotel has everything you could need for a relaxing getaway enjoying some of the most beautiful landscapes going. Their extensive gardens even feature the ruins of a 12th Century Castle! After spending the day exploring Killarney National Park or the beaches of Inch Strand and Rossbeigh, you can unwind in the spa or sit down for a beautiful meal in the Oak Restaurant.
– The Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork
If coastal escapes are more your thing, then you’ll adore The Maritime Hotel down in Bantry. This 4* hotel enjoys a privileged location overlooking Bantry Bay, where you can imagine just how beautiful the sunsets are here! From the sleek design to the breath-taking pool, there’s plenty to love about this hotel. The suites have a fantastic air of class about them.
– No.1 Pery Square, Limerick City, Co. Limerick
Opt for one of the grand period rooms and really treat yourself with an open fireplace, super king size bed, a fabulous roll top bath and authentic sash windows overlooking Limerick’s famous people’s park.
– Tepee Valley Campsite, Market Hill, Co. Armagh
Tepee Valley is an award-winning campsite and the place to be for unique retreats and sleepovers under the stars. There’s all kinds of cool cover-ups for unforgettable trips – from log cabins, to gypsy caravans, tepees, yurts and more.
– The Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Check in and check out the Paris Suite at the 4* Galgorm Resort, a spa haven especially for couples. Wallow in a Cleopatra milk bath, have dinner on a fairy-lit balcony or take a helicopter ride over the spectacular Causeway Coast. Fancy something low key? Then just order chocolates and a movie to your room. Bliss.
– Belle Isle Castle, Lisbellaw, Ennskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Belle Isle has a delightfully exclusive away-from-it-all country house atmosphere and is impressively furnished with antiques, striking paintings and dramatic colour schemes. In addition to the eight romantic bedrooms, guests have use of a magnificent drawing room and also the Grand Hall complete with minstrels’ gallery, where dinner – which may include produce from the sister estate, Baronscourt, well known for its game – is served for residents. The original castle dates back to 1680 and has mid-19th century additions, including a courtyard and a coach house offering self-catering accommodation.
There are plenty to choose from, if your favourite romantic hotel isn’t listed. Comment below and give us your suggestions.