Summer Escapes in the Southeast

Posted on 30 Mar 2023 in Travel Guide

Southeast Summer Family Escapes

We may only be getting to grips with that come with Spring but it’s the best time to start planning ahead. While many are thinking about booking a hotel for a last minute Easter Break, it’s also a great time to look even further ahead.

Taking some time to consider the great value summer deals now and avoid the scramble for last-minute hotel deals is really worth it. From couples getaways to family hotel breaks booking in advance helps keeps costs down and also gives you a better room choice for your Irish mini-break.

We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular destinations for late spring and summer escapes in the sunny south east of the country.

Talbot Hotel, Carlow

Talbot Hotel Carlow

The Talbot Hotel Carlow is well known as one of the most family friendly hotels in the county. Offering a complimentary kids club at weekends and holidays as well as being located right next to The Dome Family Entertainment Centre the hotel is the perfect destination to let children burn some energy. The Dome also offers a host of activities ideal for those bigger kids.

If you’re travel without children, don’t be disparaged as The Talbot is just as good a hotel for a couples break or friends getaway as any. A state-of-the-art health centre (with separate kids corner) and an onside hair and beauty salon will keep you looking and feeling your best, while the hotels dining options - The Liberty Tree Restaurant and Corries Bar & Bistro are both highly rated eateries loved by both locals and visitors.

You can check the all the upcoming deals at The Talbot Hotel in Carlow here.

Brandon House Hotel & Solas Croi Eco Spa, Co. Wexford

Brandon House Hotel

Brandon House Hotel is one of the many gems on offer in the Wexford. The multi-award winning hotel must be considered when planning a hotel break in the south east. Great for solo travellers and couples but this hotel ticks all the boxes for a friends get together, especially if pampering is top of the agenda. Resembling something you might see on the moon The Solas Croi Eco Spa at Brandon House Hotel is one of the most distinct buildings your will see at any Irish hotel and offers Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and a Hydrotherapy Grotto.

The hotel also offers a great dining experience in The Gallery Restaurant, while the Library Bar provides a more relaxed dining option.

You can’t visit New Ross in the summer without going a little bit further and making your way out to much loved Hook Head. With Hook Head Lighthouse and the infamous Loftus Hall both situated on the peninsula, along with a selection of beaches, there isn’t a better way to spend a sunny day.

Hook Head Lighthouse

Visit the Brandon House Hotel & Solas Croi Eco Spa profile here.

Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny City

Hotel Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny is situated right on the edge of Kilkenny City away from the hustle and bustle of this lively and historically rich city. The hotel is a short walk to the city centre and many of the major attractions in the area such as the pristine Kilkenny Castle and Gardens, Butler Gallery, St Canice’s Cathedral & Round Tower as well as the very popular Smithwick’s Experience.

The hotel itself offers an onsite swimming pool, gym with sauna plus a great spa offering. Coming into the summer the hotel’s patio allows for outdoor dining and comes alive with visitors enjoying the weather. Hotel Kilkenny is popular with all kinds of travellers, it’s off centre location means it’s great for exploring both the city and the wider county, Castlecomer Discovery Park being a popular attraction for families.

Extremely popular in the summer it is advised booking your stay in Hotel Kilkenny as soon as possible.

Check out the hotel in more detail here.


Maldron Hotel, Wexford

Maldron Wexford

Another popular Wexford hotel with our guests is the Maldron Hotel Wexford. The Maldron goes that extra mile when it comes to keeping the children entertained with a choice of onsite playgrounds, a kids camp and as well as the swimming pool which can be found in the hotel’s leisure centre. The hotel itself sits just in the outskirts of Wexford town and close to Irish National Heritage Park, Johnstown Castle, Wells House and Gardens, Hook Head and Loftus Hall, attractions all worth visiting. The hotel is also accredited by Green Tourism for their on going efforts for sustainable tourism.

Book your stay at the Maldron Hotel Wexford here.

Subscribe to the newsletter!

And take note of the latest news and travel offers