Romantic Retreats


Perhaps enjoy a delayed Valentine’s celebration in one of these luxurious Irish hotels…

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Galgorm, Co. Antrim

Immerse yourself in luxury this Valentine’s Day with a romantic trip to Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, recently voted Best Spa Experience across the UK and Ireland at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2021. Choose from a One Night Valentine’s Escape where you will be welcomed with bubbles and chocolates on arrival. Take time to experience ultimate relaxation in the newly enhanced Thermal Spa Village before indulging in a sumptuous three-course evening meal and a delicious full Irish breakfast before you check-out. For something extra special, treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Deluxe Luxury Break where you can also enjoy a side-by-side warm candle back massage and a private tub experience, complete with a glass of bubbly and chocolate dipped strawberries. With enhanced safety measures in place, there’s no better place to enjoy a safe and relaxing break with your special someone.

Packages & Pricing: The One Night Valentine’s Escape is priced from £295 for two guests and the Valentine’s Deluxe Luxury Break from £495 for two guests.

Reservations: Phone +44 (0) 28 2588 1001 or visit

The River Lee Hotel

Western Road, Cork

Perfectly positioned on the banks of the Lee, overlooking the colourful Cork cityscape, check in to The River Lee hotel in for a romantic stay and enjoy some much needed me-time, switching off from the new normal and taking time to catch-up with someone special. Cosy up and sink into a comfy armchair overlooking the picturesque river with a bottle of chilled Whispering Angel, the world’s most-loved rosé, and a selection of homemade sweet treats by your side.

Pricing: The Rosé & Stay overnight escape at The River Lee is priced at €170 per room Sunday to Thursday and €190 per room Friday and Saturday. Price is based on two people sharing.

Reservations: Phone +353 (0) 21 4937772 or visit

The Shelbourne

St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

A truly indulgent date night might seem next to impossible at the moment, but The Shelbourne has a seamless and special solution. If you live anywhere within Dublin’s M50 or within 10km of The Shelbourne, choose your evening and arrange your Chauffeur and Champagne experience, beginning with a limousine pick up by Irish Chauffeur’s from your home. With two snipes of Laurent-Perrier Champagne chilled and waiting in the luxury car for you to enjoy on the journey, you will be brought straight to the door of Dublin’s favourite five-star, to enjoy dinner à deux with a bottle of sommelier-selected house wine in the hotel’s elegant and romantic Saddle Room restaurant. Your chauffeur will then bring you safely and comfortably home, or you can choose to stay overnight and after a leisurely breakfast the following day, your chauffeur will collect you and bring you home.

Package: The Chauffeur and Champagne experience at The Shelbourne starts from €249 for two people sharing. Include an overnight stay with breakfast in your experience from €499 for two people sharing.

Reservations: Phone +353 (0) 1 6634500 or visit

Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort

Farnham Estate, Cavan

 This luxurious hotel’s picturesque setting provides the perfect backdrop to a truly romantic escape. Start as you intend to go on with Prosecco and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room on arrival. Blow the cobwebs away with a meander through the seven kilometres of woodland walking trails, stopping along the way to take in the view and relax on the swing benches at the edge of the lake. After all the activity visit the spa’s beautiful outdoor infinity pool where watching the sun set is a magical experience. The Water Mint Thermal Suite and relaxation rooms will help you recharge for dinner in Maxwells Grill Room. A glass of wine in the atmospheric Cellar Bar provides the perfect end to a lovely day together. Retire to your room to discover a rose petal turn down service and Farnham Estate bath salts and body scrub to help you unwind for a blissful night’s sleep. Arise the next morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast.

Pricing: The Love Actually one night package is available from €129.50pp sharing sharing on 11th February, €159.50pp sharing on 12th February and from €164.50pp on 16th February.

Reservations: Phone +353 (0) 49 43 7770 or visit

Set Featured Image Credit – The River Lee Hotel


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