Irish Staycations: 8 Dreamy Hotels To Book This Summer (Because You Deserve It)

We're ready to indulge a little with these five star breaks!

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite hotels in the country and now, it’s up to you to pick the one you love the most!

Here’s a look at what each hotel has to offer…


The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney, Co. Kerry 

Located amidst the Lakes of Killarney with Co. Kerry’s MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range as a backdrop, it’s no wonder tourists flock to The Kingdom to soak up the best that nature has to offer. And let us tell you, what better place to do so than at The Europe Hotel & Resort. It’s got the scenery, the most incredible pool that offers both indoor and outdoor swimming at the touch of a button, a stunning resort spa, a selection of restaurants from fine dining to totally indulgent room service, and least we forget, complimentary horse riding for all guests. I mean, could it get any better?

To enquire about room rates and book your stay now, visit


Adare Manor, Adare, Co. Limerick 


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Reopening its doors in 2017, Adare Manor got one serious facelift a couple of years ago, undergoing the largest restoration project of its kind in Ireland to give guests the perfect mix of architectural heritage with the latest in contemporary luxury. Making for one truly memorable stay on the grounds of the 840-acre estate, Adare Manor is expanding again to include a highly anticipated state-of-the-art activity centre, The Padel Club. Taking your stay up a notch, the new leisure centre will offer everything from Padel tennis sessions with a trained instructor to private barre or pilates classes in The Padel Club Studio. And of course, if none of that tickles your fancy, you can also enjoy a host of different activities from spa treatments to golf, clay pigeon shooting to Michelin star dining, the options are endless and the choice is yours.

To find out more about the summer package experiences and book your stay now, visit


Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork

Set in the beautiful countryside of East Cork, Fota Island Resort makes for a great break for the whole family given its location right next to the incredible and must-see Fota Island Wildlife Park. With its range of amenities to keep everyone entertained, Fota Island Resort offers everything from water sports and treasure hunts for the kiddies, to golf and a world class destination spa for the grown ups to enjoy. Yes, there’s certainly plenty to see and do at Fota Island Resort before coming together at night to enjoy some food at one of the hotel’s exceptional restaurants that offer everything from fine dining at the exclusive Cove Restaurant, to the more casual surroundings of The Spike Bar.

To check out the latest hotel deals and specials that you can tailor to suit your needs, visit


Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Galway 


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It really doesn’t get any boujee-er than Ashford Castle, does it? A celebrity favourite and with no surprise as to why, Ashford Castle oozes glamour with every guest getting the VIP treatment from check in to check out. Located behind grand stone gates, the 800 year old castle sits on a 350-acre estate with landscaped gardens, ancient woodland and an emerald lake for you to peruse outdoors, while inside there’s six restaurants, three bars, an award winning spa and of course, your luxurious bedroom to keep you busy. Oh, and did we mention it’s Ireland’s first Forbes Five Star Hotel?

To find out more and experience the place for yourself, visit


The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare 


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Located just 30 minutes from Dublin in the beautiful Kildare countryside, The K Club Hotel and Resort is an oasis for those who love golfing, incredible dining and sinking into a spa chair after a long day on one of the luxurious courses. As one of Ireland’s finest 5 star hotels, The K Club prides itself on offering its guests and adventure seekers the very best in entertainment and relaxation all within the resort. From its wreath of activities like air rifle shooting and tennis to whiskey tasting and wine cellar tours, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy here.

To book your stay this summer and enquire about the hotel’s golfing and spa packages, visit


Monart Destination Spa, The Still, Co. Wexford 


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If spending days in your dressing gown, receiving luxurious massages, swimming in the most dreamy pool and eating the finest of foods sounds like your idea of heaven, then the Monart Destination Spa is heaven. Located in Co Wexford, and as Ireland’s only 5 star destination spa for adults, it’s no wonder Monart was named in the top 1% of all 5 star hotels in the world by Tripadvisor in 2020. Dedicated to ensuring all guests relax, rejuvenate and renew in a unique environment built to help you unwind, Monart Destination Spa sounds like something we all need post lockdown 3.0.

With thermal rooms based on ancient heating and cooling bathing rituals, relaxation rooms, a pool, spa cafe and gym facilities, if you’re so inclined, Monart has it all for those looking for some well needed R&R.

To check out the incredible spa packages and overnight stays available this summer, visit


The Merrion Hotel, Dublin 2 


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Located in the heart of Dublin, The Merrion Hotel is perfect for those who want a city break that screams luxury. Perfect for living out your Carrie Bradshaw fantasies, the rooms ooze glamour and sophistication and best yet, they’re situated just a short walk away from the shops on Grafton Street. Created by the amalgamation of four Georgian townhouses, The Merrion feels like you’re entering a fairytale with everything from the pretty pastel furniture to the intimate cocktail bar and two star Michelin Patrick Guilbaud restaurant providing every guest with a happy ever after… even if just for one night.

For more details and to find out room rates, visit


Lough Eske Castle, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal 


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If it’s discovering Donegal you’ve got your heart set on this summer, than Lough Eske Castle is certainly the place to rest your head while doing so. Located in Donegal town, the castle which is rich in history and noted as one of Ireland’s top wedding destinations is the perfect place to retreat to with your loved ones this year. Nestled at the water’s edge of Lough Eske and located near the Blue Stack mountains, Lough Eske Castle is perfect for those who want to disconnect and relax, with incredible spa facilities, picture perfect afternoon tea and a whole host of trails and hikes located just a short car ride away.

Lough Eske Castle truly combines luxury with nature making it the perfect trip for the pampered adventurer.

To find out more information and details on how you can book your stay, visit


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