Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Valentine's Trips ~ My Top Spots!

With the festive season firmly in the rear view mirror it’s time for a bit of forward planning, but before those Summer holidays come calling, let’s talk about some Valentine’s Day romantic getaways. While I know everyone won’t be all loved up with that special, Snuggle Bunny / Pookey / Muffin Chops or Sweet Cheeks by February 14th, my top picks are also perfect for some bestie Valentine’s pampering. GALentine's, if you will. PALentine's? You get the gist. 

I loved everything about the Killashee House Hotel on our visit couple of years ago & have vowed to go back as soon as I can. The four poster bed was so luxurious as was the decor of the room. We got gentle tap on the door not long after we arrived to present us with some wonderful macarons, this, for me, is top class service.  

I have yet to find Eggs Benedict to rival those at The Killashee. Head Chef Philip Gleeson along with his team source the best quality Irish ingredients & whip them into dishes that are found in every foodies dreams. Trust me dinner in Turners Restaurant is a must, the 5 course tasting menu is to die for. 

They also have an onsite spa which uses my all time favourite Elemis products. One night bed & breakfast including dinner in Turners starts at €200 per room per night. You can purchase gift vouchers online here.

The ultimate Valentine’s getaway would be to the City of Lourve, Paris. Believe it or not it really doesn't have to cost the earth. Aer Lingus currently have their January seat sale with flights to Paris Charles du Gaulle starting at €103pp for Friday 13th – Sunday 15th February. BARG!

The hotel I have chosen for you is a very budget friendly 4 star designer hotel in a fantastic location near the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe & the Eiffel Tower in the 16th arrondissement.  Hotel Bassano is easily reached via Metro from Charles du Gaulle airport. Valentines weekend for a double room is €337.76 per room for two nights. Here is where I found the cheapest rate for Hotel Bassano. Flights & hotel for this weekend would cost approx €544 for two people.

The last one I’m not allowed to tell you about, but I can tell you that you'll snap up two nights B&B for 2, including a bottle of wine for just €145 Here - if that's not enough to make you Lusty for Lusty Beg Island, maybe Sue's full review will be - check it out HERE!

Tell us, are you planning on escaping it all this February 14th? 

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