Mother’s Day moments

by Gazette Reporter

THERE’S no greater gift for your well deserving mum this Mother’s Day than some quality time with you… along with some pampering and an indulgent trip to one of our country’s best hideaways of course.

So if you’re thinking of spoiling mum with a special treat this year, or wrapping up a gift voucher for her well-deserved getaway, we’ve found a host of luxurious over-night stays and afternoon teas being offered from hotels across Ireland.

If she fancies a bit of five-star treatment every now and then, The Cliff House Hotel in West Waterford has everything you need for an indulgent trip away.

Start with afternoon tea (officially launching this Mother’s Day) before a pampering luxury manicure at The Well Spa. The 55-minute relaxing treatment can be enjoyed with a glass of wine too.

The luxury afternoon costs €130 and includes afternoon tea and manicures for two. Choose to stay overnight with breakfast from €180 per room.

Offer available on March 30. Contact The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore on 02487800 or visit www.thecliffhousehotel.com

If you’re hoping to celebrate Mother’s Day with more than just the two of you, The Spa Suite at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa in Enfield, County Meath, offers you your very own private suite for a day of pampering. Perfect for a girly gathering of 6-10 people, you’ll have the suite from 10am until 3pm where you can lounge on the sofa in your robe and enjoy afternoon tea. You will also enjoy a relaxing full body massage or Elemis facial in the spa. Afterwards, stick on your favourite chick flick and curl up with popcorn and sweet treats – all from just €85 per person. Vouchers can also be purchased as a Mother’s Day gift. To book, call 046 954 0000, or visit www.johnstownhouse.com

If you’re looking for a tranquil treat to get away from it all, take a drive to Fota Island Spa where you and your mum will be treated to homemade truffles and sparkling wine on arrival. Unwind with a relaxing harmony facial or a full body massage and spend the evening savouring a meal at Fota Restaurant before a night cap in the bar. The Mother’s Day Package at Fota Island Resort is available on Sunday, March 30 from €358 for two people sharing. To book, call Fota Island Resort on 021 488 3700 or visit www.fotaisland.ie

Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in Westport, County Mayo has a special Mother and Daughter pamper package on offer. From just €160 per person, you can enjoy complimentary access to the vitality pool and thermal suite for the duration of your stay, along with one hour of blissful pampering with a Kerstin Florian refresher facial and relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage each. Later, enjoy a delicious dinner in La Fougere Restaurant before sinking into a comfy armchair in The Brehon Bar with a cocktail.

The pamper package at Knockranny House Hotel is available from €160 per person sharing and includes an overnight stay with breakfast, dinner and spa treatments.

To book call 098 28600 or visit www.knockrannyhousehotel.ie

If you don’t have the time to travel out west, treat your mum to a well-deserved day out at Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa instead. Just 18km from Dublin city centre, it’s the perfect place to escape for some much-needed pampering. Relax at Seoid Spa with a mini facial and scalp massage, followed by a back, neck and shoulder massage and choose a mini manicure or pedicure to finish.  Afterwards, curl up in a cosy armchair in the Terrace Lounge to enjoy freshly baked hot scones served with tea and coffee.

The Mum’s the Word package is available from €89 per person. Combine with an overnight stay and breakfast with a three-course evening meal in The Ivy, from €129 for two people sharing. To purchase a voucher or to book, call 01 801 3500. Offer is valid Sunday to Thursday, March and April only.

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