Top 5 Luxury Hotel Breaks in Ireland

Posted on 17 Jan 2023 in Luxury Stays This Winter

Whether you’re looking for a romantic luxury getaway for you and a loved one or a sister's spa day, SuperValu Getaway Breaks have the most amazing luxury hotels dotted across Ireland for you to choose from. Explore the undulating Irish countryside while experiencing a wonderfully luxurious experience. Craft your ideal vacation and pick one of our top 5 luxury hotel breaks below for your next break away.

1. The Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co Meath

Located in the hidden heartlands, county Meath is home to many great attractions. For thrill-seekers, Tayto park is a must-do. It is Ireland’s only theme park and zoo and has something for everyone, young; old, and in between. For all the history lovers, Newgrange is a jewel in the crown of the Ancient East and promises to be a great day out. Step back in time with a visit to Slane Whiskey Distillery. Not only will you taste their smooth and flavourful, triple-casked whiskey but you will also tour the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle estate. For thrill-seekers, history lovers, and whiskey fanatics, the Johnstown Estate is close to all of Meath’s tours and attractions. Why not top off your Meath experience with a luxurious night's stay, or two, in the popular 5-star Johnstown Estate hotel? This hotel is a beautiful Georgian rural residence on over 120 acres of parkland overlooking the river Blackwater. Its award-winning Spa resort has 18 treatment rooms with a myriad of treatments that complement any stay.

2. Breaffy House Hotel & Spa, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Next on our luxury hotel list is county Mayo. Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, county Mayo is packed with things to do and see. Why not kick start your Mayo adventure with a luxury night stay in the Breaffy House Hotel? Set on a 90-acre estate of Breaffy Resort, this hotel is perfect for couples looking for that well-deserved relaxing break. It’s an excellent base to explore Mayo and its attractions. First on the adventure list involves popping on a pair of hiking shoes and heading up Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. However, if beaches are more your thing, you’ve got to visit the endless sandy stretches that you’ll find dotted along the glorious coastline including Keem Bay and Silver Strand. A little bit off the beaten track is Doolough Valley, the Ceide Fields, and the Tourmakeady waterfall. 

3. Barberstown Castle, Straffen, Co.Kildare 

Shop till you drop in Kildare Village, in the heart of county Kildare. This luxury designer shopping destination is perfect to stroll through for a few hours before heading to the Irish National Stud. This stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish thoroughbred bloodstock & as one of Ireland’s true treasures. If you are looking for something to suit all ages, the Kildare Maze can provide hours of entertainment on a nice day. Top your day off with a night’s stay in Barberstown Castle which is an elegant 4-star castle. With 20 acres of beautiful gardens and individually decorated rooms, with chandeliers and antique furniture, this luxury hotel will not disappoint. 

4. Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Looking for a wealth of heritage? Picturesque scenery or a gorgeous coastline? County Kerry has got it all. Arguably one of Ireland’s most scenic counties, there sure is something for everyone in the southwest of Ireland. If you’re looking to explore by car or even by bike, you’re in luck, you will find some of the best drives and cycle routes in Ireland. Your options are endless! The Ring of Kerry, the Skellig ring, Slea head, and Conor Pass to name a few. Other well-worth visits while in the Kingdom include Ballaghbeama Gap, Puck Fair, and the Great Blasket Island. The Sheen Falls Lodge will cater to all your post adventures around the Kingdom. Located in Kenmare Bay, this 5-star luxury hotel is set on 300 acres of magnificent woodland and waterfalls. The luxurious spa & health club is a must-do throughout your stay. 

5. The Castleknock Hotel & Spa, Co. Dublin

Planning a visit to county Dublin? The luxurious Castleknock hotel is only 15 minutes drive from Dublin’s city center. This award-winning 4-star hotel is set on beautiful grounds, offering you and a loved one everything you could want from a great hotel. Award-winning restaurants, deluxe spa, 18-hole golf course, and a well-equipped leisure center. When you’re in the capital, why not plan a visit to Kilmainham Gaol? For over 100 years, Kilmainham Gaol held thousands for crimes that ranged from minor offenses to being involved in some of the most momentous events in Irish history. A trip to Trinity College Dublin might also be worthwhile with the building façade constructed back in 1592. Stroll through St Stephen’s Green or book a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. This is a must-see on any trip to Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant in the heart of James’s Gate Brewery, tells a story of Ireland’s iconic drink and brings to life the heritage of the world’s famous beer. 


Whether you're into history, biking, hiking, or just a nice relaxing break away from reality, SuperValu Getaway Breaks has something to suit everyone. Relax in one of our amazing luxury hotels and let the stresses of the world melt away. 

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