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06th Apr 2019

Plans for the Easter break? 3 amazing and family friendly hotel breaks to book now

Trine Jensen-Burke

With the weeks passing by so quickly, now is the time to start planning your perfect Easter with family or friends.

If you fancy getting away for a bit, but want to avoid the hassle of airports and long-haul travel, few things can beat a staycation in one of Ireland’s most beautiful and family friendly hotels.

Right now, these three below are doing some fab deals for the Easter break – but hurry; they are cound to book out quickly:

1. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

The stunning four-star, family owned and run Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney has a great two-night break offer available for Easter, and children of all ages will love the Castle’s Easter Treasure Hunt that takes place on Easter Sunday morning.

From just €170 per person sharing, guests can enjoy a two night stay with full Irish breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening in the stylish surroundings of the new Mapas Restaurant. Family rooms are available at a supplement of just €30 per night.

Guests can also make the most of the hotel’s stunning location and enjoy a stroll in the Spring sunshine in Killiney Hill Park, located just beside the hotel. Or the whole family will enjoy exploring the beautiful village of Dalkey, which is located just a short walk away. Take some time to relax and unwind in the hotel’s leisure centre with 20-metre swimming pool, separate children’s pool and also, for mum and dad, the Scandinavian wood sauna and jacuzzi!

The Easter breaks package is subject to availability, so early booking is recommended.

For more information or to make a booking log onto or call 01 230 5400.

2. Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa

This Easter, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa has the ultimate seasonal packages to suit every type of guest – from racing enthusiasts to spa devotees, and from family getaways to style seekers.

Teaming up with Fairyhouse Racecourse for one of the most hotly anticipated dates on the Irish racing calendar, Boylesports Irish Grand National; Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa offers a special package available on Sunday, 21st April, which runs until Tuesday, 23rd April. Enjoy bed and breakfast and two tickets to one day of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival, from €175 for two people. Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is the ideal place to ‘Race and Stay’, as it is located just over 10km from Fairyhouse (transfers to the race course are not included).

Stylish ladies across Ireland can get ready for the Most Stylish Lady at Fairyhouse Racecourse at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa this Easter. The new style partner for the Most Stylish Lady competition, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to be pampered ahead of the big day at the beautiful Seoid Spa. The ‘Race and Stay’ package is not only for horse lovers, it is also for sartorial queens!

Get a Good Friday feeling this Easter by indulging in an overnight stay, complete with a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, a beautiful and relaxing treatment in Seoid Spa, and breakfast the following morning with the hotel’s Friday Feeling package. Priced from €155 for a double room, there’s no better way to start the long Easter weekend than with this get-away, (10% discount on spa packages, which must be booked in advance).

For families, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa offers two packages complete with entry to either Tayto Park or Dublin Zoo. The package includes overnight accommodation in a deluxe family room, for two adults and two children under 12, a full Irish breakfast to get everyone set for the day ahead, and entry for the family to their choice of entertainment.

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3. Killashee Hotel & Spa

The Easter Break package at the gorgeous Killashee Hotel & Spa in Naas starts at just €180, and includes accommodation for two adults and up to three children in extra spacious family rooms with a full Irish breakfast each morning in Turners Restaurant, dinner in The Bistro on an evening of your choice and access to the complimentary Kids Club.

The complimentary Kids Club is for children aged from four years to eleven years and will run throughout the Easter break. The supervised service is available from Sunday to Friday inclusive and offers the hotel guests’ little ones a chance to enjoy some fun activities and games. Don’t miss out on the Children’s cinema nights too.

While the little ones are kept entertained, the adults can choose to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the multi award-winning spa. The list of treatments is endless and tailored to each guest depending on personal needs. There are also babysitting services available on request.

Make sure to pick up your #KillasheeTreats Programme at reception for discounts at local attractions including a 10% discount card for Kildare Village, 2 for the price of 1 access to Russborough House and 2 for the price of 1 accesss to National Stud Visitor Attraction Centre.

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