Spending the holidays in the enchanting landscapes of the emerald aisle is a delightful experience, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a Christmas hotel break in Ireland? Ireland's hotels offer a warm and festive atmosphere, making them perfect for a holiday retreat. Picture crackling fireplaces, tastefully adorned decorations, and a welcoming ambience that truly captures the spirit of Christmas.

From the bustling streets of Dublin to the serene countryside, there's a diverse range of hotels to suit every preference. Imagine waking up to picturesque views of rolling hills blanketed in snow or exploring charming local Christmas markets. Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway or a family-friendly adventure, a hotel break for Christmas promises a memorable and heartwarming experience in a truly special setting.

1/ Sheen Falls Lodge

Co. Kerry

Spend Christmas in luxury with a three-night stay at Sheen Falls Lodge; cosy up in front of a roaring fire with a cup of coffee or relax in the Sheen bar with a glass of mulled wine and soak in the beauty of the roaring falls. Each day offers delightfully festive and utterly luxurious activities, from afternoon tea on Christmas Eve to clay pigeon shooting on Boxing Day.

For €3,360 for a standard room or 4,560 for a suite. Book now!

Sheen Falls

2/ Hayfield Manor

Co. Cork

The Ultimate Christmas Experience at Hayfield Manor encompasses three days and nights of the best of luxury accommodation, dining & entertainment with unique touches to make this Christmas your most memorable. With each day tastefully planning to put your leisure at the forefront, after one Christmas at Hayfield Manor you won't want to spend the holiday anywhere else!

For €3,500 for a manor king room or €3,860 for a deluxe room. Book now!

Hayfield Manor

3/ Castlemartyr Resort

Co. Cork

This year, dedicate yourself completely to enjoying the perfect Christmas with the ones you love and leave every detail to the team at Castlemartyr Resort. There are many reasons to choose Castlemartyr Resort this Christmas – the exceptional level of service, the unsurpassed attention to detail, the lavish array of delicious seasonal food, the indulgent element of escape and the pleasure of Christmas spent in beautiful Cork countryside.

For €2700 for a deluxe room or €3900 for the grand suite. Book now!

Castlemartyr Resort

4/ Slieve Donard

Co. Down

Spend your Christmas at Slieve Donard. Whether you're looking for a family getaway or a romantic break, it’s the most magical place this time of year. Christmas at Slieve Donard is sure to keep you entertained, with a robust list of activities you can enjoy, from wine and gin tastings to horse-drawn carriage rides to live music, this will not be a dull holiday! Take a dip in the sea on Christmas morning or curl up in front of the roaring fireplace with a hot chocolate and unwind.

For €2,582 for a standard room or €3,270 for the Slieve sea view king suite. Book now!

Slieve Donard

5/ The Shelbourne

Co. Dublin

Experience all the excitement and glamour of The Shelbourne at Christmas time. Since 1824, families and friends have gathered here to celebrate the season, and the cherished traditions of nearly two centuries of Christmas live on in every glittering detail of the holiday festivities. After a frosty walk through the magical St. Stephen's Green, the warmest of welcomes awaits you back at the hotel, with a 5 course Christmas Day lunch or dinner in The Saddle Room Restaurant and a visit from Santa Claus in The Lord Mayor’s Lounge. This will be a Christmas you cherish for years to come!

For €1,540 for a deluxe room. Book now!

The Shelbourne

6/ InterContinental Dublin

Co. Dublin

Whether you are planning a Christmas Day getaway with family or catching up with old friends, the InterContinental Dublin has it all wrapped up in a bow this Festive Season. Enjoy a two-night stay, where you'll be treated to an indulgent Christmas Day dinner with Champagne, breakfast in Seasons Restaurant surrounded by your loved ones and special Christmas gifts for the little ones.

For €1,790 for a king classic room or €8,190 for the James Joyce suite. Book now!

InterContinental Dublin

7/ Powerscourt Hotel

Co. Wicklow

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas in style at Powerscourt Hotel. Delight in the Christmas spirit and you can enjoy blissful relaxation and celebrate the magic of the festivities in luxurious surroundings. Watch snow settle on the peaks of the Sugar Loaf Mountains from the comfort of the Sugar Loaf lounge with a glass of wine or take in the morning by the Swarovski crystal-lit pool. You'll enjoy a delectable Christmas lunch featuring your traditional favourites and maybe even a visit from Santa!

For €2,970 for a classic deluxe king room or €4,770 for the Powerscourt suite. Book now!

Powerscourt Hotel

8/ Lough Erne

Co. Fermanagh

Retreat to the countryside this Christmas for an unforgettable two-night stay at Lough Erne Resort. Arrive to the magic of roaring open fires and a welcome reception with the ambience of festive music. Wake up on Christmas morning to enjoy an indulgent breakfast, then take a morning dip in the pool at the Thai Spa or stroll along the scenic Collop Walk that envelopes the resort. A five-course Christmas lunch awaits in the Catalina Restaurant, served with bubbles and a festive ambience.

For €1,235 for a lake view room or €1,499 for the presidential suite. Book now!

Lough Erne

9/ The K Club

Co. Kildare

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and nowhere captures the enchanting magic of Christmas quite like The K Club. Glimmering lights, the crackle of logs on open fires and a sense of anticipation in the air, step inside a captivating world where your every Christmas wish is catered to from homemade mince pies and mulled wine on arrival to indulgent festive dining, and glow-inducing activities indoors and out. Eat, drink and be merry! Indulge in a delectable Christmas Day feast with all the trimmings and glasses overflowing with festive cheer. Take advantage of the list of activities like fishing, garden walks and musical entertainment, or just curl up in the library with a board game and hot chocolate.

For €3,090 for a standard room. Book now!

The K Club

- Gráinne