Top 10 most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas

Whether you’re in search of a hassle-free Christmas, or simply want to indulge in some pre- or post-yuletide time off, these are the ten most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.

As 2020 comes to an end, and the holidays approach, you may be feeling the need to invest in some hard-earned rest and recreation.

Perhaps a break is overdue, or you want to spend some quality time with the family. Maybe you need a little ‘me-time’ before the silly season truly begins, or you want to spend the season in style. These are the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.

Each offers a little slice of something unique this Christmas, along with bucket loads of charm and merriment in good measure.

10. Bellinter House, Meath – for a country house escape

Bellinter House is the perfect country house escape.
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This four-star country house is one of the most charming postcard-worthy places for couples and solo travellers this Christmas.

Its boutique surroundings are the perfect backdrop for your seasonal stay. With its effortless air of enchantment, its award-winning cuisine, and on-site spa, you’ll be spoiled from start to finish.

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Address: Bellinter House, Ballinter, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 F2XA

9. The Westin, Dublin – for a Dublin City Christmas

The Westin is one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.
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Located in the heart of Dublin City is The Westin hotel – one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.

It has devised a unique Christmas programme this year for its guests which includes feasts, music performances, fireside cocktails, and individual presents for its residents.

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Address: College Green, Westmoreland St, Dublin

8. The K Club, Kildare – the golfer’s Christmas

The K Club is perfect for golfers.
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The K Club is a five-star resort located in County Kildare, only a short drive from Dublin.

It’s a favourite amongst golfers, and its lavish surroundings make for one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas. If golf isn’t your cup of tea, the on-site spa is yours for the taking.

The two- or three-night Christmas package is complete with yuletide dining, Santa visits, and there will even be a Christmas tree in your room!

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Address: Straffan, Co. Kildare, W23 YX53

7. Hayfield Manor, Cork – for a five-star family Christmas

Hayfield Manor is one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.
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If you’re seeking a five-star family Christmas in Cork, look no further. Hayfield Manor is one of the most enchanting country houses on the Emerald Isle.

The kids are bound to be impressed with fireside stories, personal stocking hanging, and the arrival of Santa.

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Address: Perrott Ave, College Rd, Centre, Cork, T12 HT97

6. Culloden Hotel and Spa, Belfast – for a Belfast Christmas break

The Culloden Hotel and Spa is the ideal Christmas getaway.
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Luxury Lifestyle Magazine just named the Culloden Hotel and Spa in Belfast the ‘Best Hotel for Romance’ so, as you can imagine, it is sure to be one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.

From Christmas spa days to festive afternoon tea, there are much yuletide happenings to pepper the season at the Culloden Hotel and Spa.

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Address: Bangor Rd, Holywood BT18 0EX, United Kingdom

5. Kilronan Castle Hotel and Spa, Roscommon – for a fairytale Christmas

Kilronan Castle Hotel and Spa is perfect for magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.
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If you’re in search of a fairytale Christmas, look no further than the Kilronan Castle Hotel and Spa in County Roscommon.

Expect performances from the local school choir, fireside readings, and homemade mulled wine and festive snacks as you rest in the lap of luxury.

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Address: Castletenison Demesne, Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon, F52 R867

4. Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow – for a Wicklow winter wonderland

Powerscourt Hotel is perfect for a Wicklow winter wonderland.
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If a Christmas break in a Wicklow wonderland sounds up your alley, we’ve got just the ticket. Powerscourt Hotel is a five-star experience like no other, and at Christmas, it raises the bar even higher.

A two-night package boasting four-course feasts, winter woodland walks, Santa visits, and even a falconry display on the front lawn are just some of the reasons this is considered one of the top luxury hotels in Ireland.

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Address: Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

3. Cliff House Hotel, Waterford – for a Michelin-dining Christmas dinner

The Cliff House Hotel is one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.
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Located along the Waterford coast, this five-star stay makes for one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.

Expect all the usual festive offerings, plus Michelin-star food to knock your socks off. Overlooking the wild sea, enjoy mulled wine, afternoon tea, or even a crisp winter walk on the beach. Its spa facilities are pretty dreamy, too.

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Address: Middle Road, Dysert, Ardmore, Co. Waterford, P36 DK38

2. The Johnstown Estate, Meath – the two-night New Year’s package

The Johnstown Estate does a great New Year's package.
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The 18th-century Johnstown Estate in County Meath is a top place to ring in 2021 with family and friends, old and new.

Expect a five-course fine dining dinner, dancing, free-flowing Champagne, and merriment all around.

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Address: Johnstown, Enfield, Co. Meath

1. Castlemartyr Resort, Cork – the most magical of Christmas getaways

Castlemartyr Resort is one of the most magical hotels in Ireland to spend Christmas.
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The five-star Castlemartyr Resort takes the top spot on our list of most magical of Christmas getaways in Ireland.

Only 20 minutes from Cork City, this enchanting estate offers a festive retreat that includes Santa visits, festive treats, music throughout the house, Christmas movie showings, endless feasts, and present-giving. The list just goes on and on. 

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Address: Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, P25 X300

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