Thursday 21 March 2019

10 Christmas hotel breaks that won't break the bank

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Radisson Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan
Radisson Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan
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Pól Ó Conghaile

Christmas hotel breaks can cost a fortune, but they don't have to. We've rounded up ten of the best value breaks in Ireland this December 25th.

€34.50pp: Jurys Inns, Dublin

Santa won't be calling, and there's no Christmas dinner included, but hey - you can't have it all. What €69 per room (lead-in rate) will buy you, however, is a night away at Jurys Inns' Custom House or Parnell Street hotels in Dublin. Rates at Christchurch start from €80 on December 25th. www.jurysinns.com/special

€109pp: Hotel Kilkenny

Arrive on Christmas Eve to a festive selection of homemade treats and mulled wine. Carry on to enjoy dinner, a traditional Christmas lunch and Santa Claus over a one-night stay in the Marble City. Two night packages start from €329pp, with three-night packages from €429pp. 056 776-200; www.hotelkilkenny.ie.

€179pp: Jackson's Hotel, Donegal

A carvery lunch, evening buffet, dips in a 22m pool and a reading of 'Twas Night Before Christmas' by the open fire are all promised on a two-night package in Ballybofey priced from €179pp. A family package is available from €639 (total price). 074 913-1021; www.jacksons-hotel.ie.

€239pp: Oakwood Arms Hotel, Co. Clare

Three night's B&B, two evening meals and Christmas buffet lunch and supper are available from €239pp at the Oakwood Arms in Shannon. There are mulled wine and mince pies galore, too. 061 361500; www.oakwoodarms.com.

€339pp: Falls Hotel, Co. Clare

Three nights' B&B including all dinners, Christmas lunch, entertainment and lashings of mulled wine and mince pies start from €339pp in Ennistymon's Falls Hotel. Kids under four go free, with kids aged 5-12 half-price. 065 707-1004; www.fallshotel.ie.

€349pp: Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co. Wexford

Two nights' dinner, B&B, Christmas lunch, entertainment and movie nights are available at this Wexford four-star from €349 per person sharing. A three-day package costs €499 (kids from €195). 053 912-0999; www.ferrycarrighotel.ie.

€349pp: Hodson Bay Hotel, Co. Westmeath

The lakeside four-star has two nights' B&B plus two dinners from €349pp over Christmas. Mince pies, festive snacks, a five-course festive lunch and bingo are promised, and you can upgrade rooms from €10pp per night. Just one room was left as we posted! 090 644-2000; www.hodsonbayhotel.com.

€349pp: Radisson Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan

Valet parking, welcome drinks, Christmas day lunch and two dinners are among the add-ons in this two-night package, available from €349pp. 049 437-7700; www.farnhamestate.ie.

€379pp: Hotel Westport, Co. Mayo

Two nights' dinner and B&B are available at this Westport four-star from €379pp. You can also book three-night packages from €469pp, and four nights from €579pp. 098 25122; www.hotelwestport.ie.

€390pp: Fitzpatrick Castle, Dublin

From €390pps, guests can enjoy a two-night Christmas escape with full Irish breakfast each morning, dinner on Christmas Eve and a festive lunch with bubbles on Christmas Day at Fitzpatrick's. Carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies are also to hand! 01 230-5556; www.fitzpatrickcastle.com.

Check out our round-up of four and five-star Christmas breaks here.

NB: Price subject to availability/change. Children's rates may differ.

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