Three Wise Choices for Christmas

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The Merrion Hotel Dublin – Give yourself a treat this Christmas

A stylish Christmas awaits guests in the 5 star Merrion Hotel in the Georgian Quarter of Dublin’s fair city.  Here you will be in the heart of the city enjoying all the festivities and hearing the bells from the nearby churches and cathedrals ring out for Christmas Day.  The Merrion have superb packages on their website; lunch in the Garden Room will be truly special with party favourites and traditional crackers.  If you prefer you can choose the dinner option where Chef Ed Cooney will surpass himself with delicious festive fare and enticing treats.  The drawing rooms in The Merrion are perfect for Christmas with crackling open fires and lots of niches where you can chill out and enjoy the seasonal atmosphere.

Premier Suites, Dublin – a home from home for Christmas

When your family expands with the addition of partners and grandchildren it is a good idea to have really good back up for additional accommodation needed at this special time of the year.  Just the ticket is the Premier Suites in Ballsbridge, Dublin opposite the Royal Dublin Society.   The Premier Suites are definitely home from home for visiting family. Without a doubt they are the best serviced apartments in Dublin. It worked so well last year that we drew lots who got to stay there this year.  The suites are very spacious and allow that extra space you need when the presents have been distributed.  The bedroom is large so cot for baby is not on top of you.  Best of all is the separate sitting room (with large flat screen television and comfy sofas) and well equipped kitchenette. This is perfect when baby goes to sleep and you can sit back and relax knowing that you won’t wake baby up!  The staff love Christmas and the building has gorgeous decorations in the foyer to welcome guests.  It combines all the comfort of a hotel with the privacy and convenience of an apartment.  What’s more if you do over indulge on the Christmas pudding there is a cute little gym to work off the excesses.  Complimentary continental breakfast is available in the lounge or you can take a tray back to your bedroom.  How nice is that. Next year I am fixing it so I win and get to stay there;  Ho Ho Ho….

Cashel House Hotel, Connemara, Co. Galway – Traditional Christmas with the trimmings

The idea of a Festive Christmas for me means a joyful and convivial setting.  Cashel House Hotel in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway epitomises the traditional Christmas.  Lots of chatter amongst guests relaxing and enjoying mulled wine and champagne; banquets and brunches; afternoon teas and festive dinners all prepared and served with courtesy and a smile.  What could be more charming than a Christmas with all the trimmings such as sparkling decorations all imbued with the scents of holly and ivy.  After all this wonderful indulgence don’t be shy about taking in the pure Atlantic air with a walk along the nearby coastline.  Cashel House Hotel is definitely top of my Christmas list! Cashel House is also featured in the Hotel Edit on the Expedia website.

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