It’s the time of year when we’re all starting to think about summer breaks, as the days get longer and the sun starts to shine. With no foreign trips on the horizon
I asked on my instagram what people wanted from a hotel break in Ireland, a 2BB & 1 Dinner deal. The results told me that a pool is the top thing families want in a hotel, and we want to keep it under €600.
I’ve been looking for myself so I’ve found these that I thought I’d share. All prices were checked online on 15th/16th March 2021 and were available. Where possible I’ve tried to go for packages that include a dinner as I find they end up being excellent value.
Good Value Family Hotel Breaks in Ireland in Hotels with pools
1. The Carrickdale Hotel near Dundalk, Co. Louth
The hotel has a spa and leisure centre including pool, outdoor playground, crazy golf and sports pitches. Nearby you can visit Carlingford and you’re only a few minutes from the fabulous Slieve Gullion park. I priced a weekend in July for 2 adults and 2 children for 2nd to 4th July at €505 for a family room or €545 for interconnecting, including breakfast both mornings and dinner one one evening. The same package for 2 adults and 3 children is €550 in a family room.
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The Inn at Dromoland is made for a family break, their packages are built for our needs! There’s an indoor playcentre, tennis, crazy golf, foot golf and an outdoor Jungle Gym as well as the all important indoor heated swimming pool.
The break I priced is incredible value- €477 for 2 adults and 3 children in a family room – a 3 night Friday to Monday stay in July they offer ALL of the following – Bed and breakfast, Dinner on one evening in Deerfield Restaurant, €50 credit voucher towards food or beverage, Family Snack Pack, in-room “Pizza night” on one night of your stay as well as entry to the playcentre and pool.
The hotel has a pool and is next to a public playground, there’s loads to do nearby, you can walk over to Enniscorthy Castle for a tour. Rooms can sleep 2 adults and 3 children, I priced a weekend in July with 2 B&B and 1 dinner and it came in at €569 including a pass to a nearby attraction including National Heritage Park or Wells House, ice-cream treat for the kids..
4. Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork
Lovely Hotel in the suburbs of Cork city- there’s brilliant deal of 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast, with Dinner on One Evening for up to 2 Adults and 3 Children, including a Family Pass to Fota Wildlife Park and a freshly prepared picnic lunch to take with you to Fota – I priced it for a weekend in July for €514, fantastic value with the Fota pass.
5. Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan
The Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan €445 for 2BB in hotel with pool for 2 adults and 3 children. The Hillgrove has a great family offering including kids’ club, playground and teen zone.
The Maldron in Oranmore is a great base for exploring Galway. Price wise it’s €491.50 for 2BB 1D or €664.40 for 3BB1D for 2 adults and 3 children for a weekend in July, hotel has a pool and outdoor playground and offers a kids pack and icecream on arrival for kids too!
The hotel is really family friendly (I’ve stayed here numerous times), there’s soft play, kids packs, a pool, a playground nearby and a general understanding of what families need. It’s €518 for 2BB1D for 2 adults and 3 kids for a weekend in July. Check out my instagram stories for our experience of an invited stay at this hotel.
8 Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis
Treacy’s West County in Ennis offers a kids’ club, movie nights and a leisure centre with pool . A weekend break in July for the 2+3 bunkbed room €398 for 2 nights B&B or €567 for 3 nights.
9 Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
A great option to explore the capital, the Royal Marine Hotel has a 2 night family staycation package for 2 adults and 2 children. For €465 they offer 2 nights B&B in an executive family room, 4 course meal for the adults in the hotel restaurant, use of the leisure centre and complimentary car parking.
In the heart of Clifden the Station House Hotel is a family friendly spot that offers hotel and self catering accommodation. There’s a pool, and spa. The hotel is doing excellent value hotel breaks this summer with midweek or weekend breaks for 2 adults and 2 children in a large family room coming in at €470 for 2 nights. Check out our things to do in Connemara with kids.
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