HAS the turbulent year of 2020 put you in the mood for a short break this October? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The Clare Echo today explores some of the best deals available for an Autumn staycation and relieve the stresses of life during… well, you know.
Due to Level 3 restrictions, we’ve limited our options to County Clare– but as you all know, there’s no shortage of options on our doorstep. You’ll never beat the Banner!
ARMADA HOTEL, Spanish Point
We’re starting in the west of Clare at the iconic Armada Hotel, overlooking the glorious Spanish Point beach. The Armada Hotel has been one of the most proactive hotels in reacting to current economic restrictions and because of that, their offering goes that little bit further.
During the summer months they brought visitors the most wonderful seaside glamping experience, and while it’s too nippy for that now, you’ll be warmed up by their current room rates, fireside hearty food and drinks, and mesmerising views. They’ve also introduced ‘Catch by Armada’ this year, an outdoor food truck serving delicious fresh fish, so you can enjoy a bite on the beach.
- You’ll come for: the view
- You’ll stay for: a complete unwind
- *Deal: From just €50pps B&B in a classic room
www.armadahotel.com/(065) 707 9000
(signed up to Govt stay & spend scheme)
BELLBRIDGE HOUSE HOTEL, Spanish Point
Staying in the seaside resort of Spanish Point, on the western side of the beach lies the Bellbridge House Hotel, another absolute gem. A favourite with locals and visitors alike stopping in for a belly full of comfort food after a day on the beach, the Bellbridge will warm your cockles on a crisp and foggy autumn evening. Directly across from the beach for fresh strolls or a swim for the brave at heart, two nights in the Bellbridge House Hotel will rejuvenate the soul.
- You’ll come for: sounds of crashing waves
- You’ll stay for: luxury and service
- *Deal: €59 midweek for 2 people sharing / €69 weekend for 2 people sharing
065 708 4038 / www.bellbridgehotelclare.com
CARRYGERRY COUNTRY HOUSE, Newmarket-on-Fergus
This 11-bedroom beauty set in classic green countryside overlooking the Shannon Estuary is history on our doorstep. A warm welcome, guaranteed peace and quiet and a culinary experience to fill your senses will leave you wanting more Carrygerry in your life. Famed for their passion for food, the Ennis family create homemade artisan products that go on sale locally, but their hotel guests have the benefit of the full experience – dinner, bed and breakfast.
- You’ll come for: the tranquility and warm welcome
- You’ll stay for: the food
- *Deal: One night bed & breakfast (3 course meal plus tea / coffee) for only €140 in total for 2 people sharing (valid October 9-24, 2020).
061 360 500 / www.carrygerryhouse.com
THE INN AT DROMOLAND, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Set in the rolling hills of Newmarket-on-Fergus and overlooking the parish of Quin, The Inn At Dromoland has it all whether it’s a short family break or a couple’s ‘getaway’. The Inn At Dromoland has the benefit of gym and leisure facilities along with a tennis court and mini golf on its grounds (guests can also avail of special rates for the championship golf course in Dromoland Castle).
It’s also set within 450 acres of wooded countryside so it’s also the perfect place to clear your mind. The gastro offering is also fast growing its reputation thanks to its takeaway service, while residents get to experience this (with a drink) straight out of the kitchen.
- You’ll come for: Great value and central location
- You’ll stay for: Attentive staff and wide range of facilities
- *Deal: From only €62 per night last minute.
061 368161 / https://www.theinnatdromoland.ie/
(signed up to Govt stay & spend scheme)
SHANNON SPRINGS HOTEL
Shannon Springs is a Clare hotel which just keeps getting better and better under the management of Dermot Kelly and John Gavin. Last year the modern hotel was awarded four-star status and crowned ‘Airport Hotel of the Year’.
Shannon Springs prides itself on offering a home away from home experience and you’ll definitely feel right at home eating and drinking in the award wining The Old Lodge Gastro Pub. Anyone that’s had to cancel plans to go anywhere…why not avail of whats on your doorstep with family or friends.
- You’ll come for: Comfortable rooms & delicious bistro
- You’ll stay for: Four star quality & service
- *Deal: 20% discount off their sleep & dine offer until Oct 27. Book online promotion at https://bit.ly/3dyzE3t.
*deals first appeared as advertised in The Clare Echo on October 8 except Inn At Dromoland & Shannon Springs Hotel (deals via social media)