Enjoy an Irish stay with some luxurious extras
Every now and then we all deserve a bit of luxury. And when there’s a special occasion on the horizon, high end hotels and luxury suites very much hit the spot. If you’re looking for a suite hotel escape with all the elevated extras then have a gander at these gems.
THE MERCHANT, BELFAST
If you’re planning a trip to Belfast and want to pull out all the stops, then look no further than the Victorian suites of The Merchant. Exuding glamour and timeless elegance, these suites are kitted out with stunning four poster beds, magnificent bathrooms and lavish lounges.
What’s interesting about these suites from a design perspective is they’ve managed to strike the right balance of remaining traditional with beautiful antique furnishings and art, but at the same time having all the modern touches of technology and touchpoints. Email info@themerchanthotel. com to book now.
THE WESTBURY, DUBLIN
Grand, delightful and full of atmosphere is the way to describe The Westbury and so the newly-designed terraced suites pull out all the stops for a memorable break away. Each of these extraordinary and unique suites has been individually designed and offer expansive views of the heart of Dublin city.
The luxurious accommodation features an Italian marble fourpiece bathroom with a freestanding bath, a mirrored cocktail bar, incredible wardrobe space, and the finest furnishings. It’s got all the comfort of home but with the five-star hotel feel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book now.
ASHFORD CASTLE, MAYO
To be perfectly honest, every room in Ashford Castle looks and feels fabulous, but then you see the wonderful suites and get complete notions.
Exceptional is the only way to describe them, but one suite in particular that is exquisite is the Reagan Presidential Suite, located in the oldest wing of the castle. It has an antique-style four-poster bed that reminds me of Downton Abbey. The views of Lough Corrib are amazing too.
Interestingly, this split level suite offers two bathrooms and can be combined with two adjacent rooms — the Kennedy Suite and Corrib Lake View Room — to complete a private three-bedroom wing of the castle. Email email@example.com to book now
MOUNT JULIET, KILKENNY
When a simple suite won’t suffice, check in to one of the Manor House Presidential Suites, in the form of the Walton Grove Suite and the Mount Juliet Suite. Located on the first floor of the Manor House, both suites provide stunning countryside views that stretch out beyond the River Nore banks.
There’s a four poster bed and a majestically proportioned sitting room, and bathroom with a beautiful bathtub and shower. The standout feature has to be the grandiose fireplaces that act as the centrepieces for each suite. Divine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book now
THE ARMADA HOTEL, CLARE
A truly breathtaking suite is the stunning Wild Atlantic Suite at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point. Designed with the stunning West Clare coastline in mind, the Wild Atlantic Suite is fitted with a telescope and floor to ceiling windows so you can make the most of the incredible views the hotel has to offer.
Apart from the incredible views, its standout feature has to be the four poster bed and the seating area by the fireplace. Add this one to your list if you’re looking to travel along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Email email@example.com to book now.
CASTLEMARTYR RESORT, CORK
The Presidential Suite at the Castlemartyr Resort offers the ultimate in high-end luxury and has stunning views of the 12th century castle and ornate gardens to the back of the hotel. It even has its own elevator and sauna — talk about pulling out all the stops.
As you can imagine, it has a spacious bedroom and a large bathroom that is superbly appointed with a separate walk-in shower, full bath and of course the sauna too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book now
THE FITZWILLIAM HOTEL, DUBLIN
The penthouse at the Fitzwilliam Hotel is almost 2,000 square feet — this is bigger than my apartment for two people. A showcase of interior excellence, it is contemporary, elegant and a superb space to entertain your nearest and dearest for an intimate gathering.
It also includes 24-hour butler service to cater to your every whim, Jo Malone toiletries, plus a fully stocked bar and pantry. The best part, though, is before you arrive they will stock the penthouse with your favourite music, movies, wine and snacks.
Its location too is ideal — it’s literally right in front of Stephen’s green and a minute’s walk to Grafton Street.
Email enq@fitzwilliamhotel. com to book now.