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Love is in the air! The perfect spots for a Valentine’s Day break

Still looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner? Well, we’ve got you covered. From romantic getaways to gorgeous dates in the most beautiful of venues, the options are endless!

Luttrellstown Castle

Nestled away in Castleknock, Dublin, Luttrellstown Castle is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day – nothing says romance quite like swanning around a castle! Enjoy the gorgeous Wish Upon a Castle’afternoon tea in the Van Stry Ballroom, served at either 1pm or 4pm on the 11th, 12th and 13th February. You’ll sample savoury delights including Free Range Truffled Egg Mayonnaise on Multi Seed Bread, Warm Sundried Tomato and Onion Quiche, Slow Roasted Tipperary Sirloin, Red Onion Marmalade on Bretzel Bloomer and Clare Island Smoked Salmon, Wasabi and Lemon Butter on Tomato and Fennel Bread.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also some sweet treats such as Strawberry and Champagne Mousse, Ruby Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Green Tea and Pistachio Roulade and Black Cherry and Rich Chocolate Tart. Yum! Afternoon Tea is €55pp but you can upgrade to Rose Champagne Afternoon Tea for an extra €15 each.

The Montenotte

Whether you’re a local or want to travel a little bit for a getaway this Valentine’s Day, The Montenotte in Cork is the perfect place to stay. The Love at Montenotte Package includes a one or two night stay in an executive bedroom, with breakfast on both mornings. You will enjoy a glass of Prosecco upon arrival as your luggage is delivered directly to your room where chocolate-dipped strawberries will patiently await your arrival.

Later on, sit down to enjoy the delicious themed six-course Tasting Dinner menu curated by Chef Tabrez Shaikh. As a cherry on top of the perfect evening, relish in the comfort of the stunning new, state of the art, rooftop bar and terrace, The Glasshouse, and enjoy a complimentary cocktail of your choice.It’s available on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th & Monday 14th of February.

Glenlo Abbey

Fancy a break in Galway? Well, the Glenlo Abbey has a brilliant Valentine’s Day deal on offer. The Champagne Amour overnight package includes luxurious accommodation with a chilled bottle of champagne on arrival, a la carte breakfast, dinner aboard The Pullman on an evening of choice, plus the private cinema experience and romantic candlelit turndown service. Prices start at €259 per room for the overnight experience, subject to availability.

Fota Island

Impress your other half this Valentine’s Day with a trip to Fota Island Resort. The No Ordinary Love Package, available from €245 pp, includes an overnight with breakfast in bed for two, a six-course tasting menu The Cove with a welcoming glass of prosecco each. In your room, a bath butler service is available, and a dozen red roses too.

Number 31

Enjoy some laid back luxury this Valentine’s Day at Dublin’s Number 31. After you settle in, pour yourselves a drink from the honesty bar and steal a moment together in the sunken lounge with the fire crackling nearby.

Enjoy a meal out in Dublin’s fair city, before returning to Number 31, for some bubbly and chocolates in the room. Prices start at €143 and can be booked at number31.ie, where you can personalise your stay with wine or prosecco to your liking.

The Ice House

Heading West this Valentine’s Day? You’ll need to visit The Ice House in Mayo. Arrive to bubbles on ice and some chocolate treats too, before settling down to enjoy a two-night stay in a luxurious guest room overlooking the River Moy. Spend two long lazy mornings over breakfast and experience the new restaurant 54° 9° with dinner on one evening.

From peaceful woodland walks to exploring the coastline of North Mayo to relaxing in the new outdoor thermal area with waterside hot tubs and sauna, Valentine’s Day at the Ice House Hotel is a true heart warmer. Prices start at €350 based on two sharing.

The Westbury

Right in the heart of Dublin City Centre, this five-star hotel is an ideal spot for a glamorous break. Enjoy an overnight stay in an elegant suite or bedroom where there’ll be a personalised gift from Loulerie awaiting your arrival, and a romantic meal in WILDE with rose champagne to start the evening off. Available February 12, 13 and 14, from €480 per night.

Cliff at Lyons

One of our favourite locations in Kildare, Cliff at Lyons is a beautiful spot for a romantic retreat. The new package, A Lyon’s Heart, includes an overnight stay and breakfast with a three course meal at the Mill Restaurant, a choice of an outdoor bathing therapy or a back or neck and scalp massage at the Garden Room, from €520 for two people sharing.

The Intercontinental

Based in Dublin city, The Intercontinental would make for a gorgeous getaway this Valentine’s Day. Celebrate the occasion in one of their luxurious and spacious guestrooms, indulge in strawberries dipped in chocolate on arrival followed by a Valentine’s Signature Cocktail in the Lobby Lounge & Whiskey Bar.

Then wake up to a full Irish breakfast in the Seasons restaurant and relax in their tranquil Spa and Health Club. Package from €355 per room, per night, based on two sharing.

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