It’s been a long, cold winter, but with the evenings lengthening and the Easter holidays glowing on the horizon, you can look forward to a family spring break. There’s little point in booking a luxury hotel, however, if it does not cater for people with children. Delightful decor and lavish leisure options mean nothing if you’re staying somewhere that doesn’t look after the needs of little ones, so it’s a relief to know that some of the best hotels have spacious family rooms especially for you. Here are just some of our favourites:
The Clanree Hotel, Donegal
The Clanree Hotel in Donegal is a real family favourite, with its accommodating rooms and wonderful leisure facilities. Located less than 2km from Letterkenny town centre, the
Clanree offers a comfortable family base to come home to after a day exploring Donegal, with spacious rooms for you and the kids to relax in and a handy restaurant the whole family can enjoy.The leisure club caters for all ages with a 20m pool and a separate kids’ pool.
The Quality Hotel & Apartments, Cork
Situated in the grounds of the Quality Hotel & Leisure Centre in Youghal, east Cork, two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom chalets cater for families, who have free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities. During school mid-term breaks and holidays, children aged between 5 and 14 can attend the Kids Kamp. Younger children can enjoy indoor soccer, arts & crafts, pool games, indoor team games and face painting, and those aged 8 and over can also play touch rugby and rounders.
Lios na Mara, Lahinch, Clare
For the ultimate in family freedom, you cannot beat self-catering accommodation. Make the right choice of holiday home in Clare and you have the ideal base for exploring everything from the Burren to the Aran Islands. Lios Na Mara holiday homes are the perfect choice, within walking distance of the beach paradise of Lahinch – for even the shortest legs. Exceptional 4-star accommodation is provided to make this Easter a family break to remember.
Glen Beg Point, Ardamine, Courtown
Feel the sea breeze lift your spirits on a fabulous Wexford beach, and stay at Glen Beg Point holiday homes in Ardamine. It’s hard to believe you’re just a 90-minute drive from Dublin when you and the kids take a short stroll from your luxury 4-star self-catering to arrive at a magnificent Blue Flag beach. You may be doing more sandcastle building than sunbathing, but you’ll arrive home after your Easter break in Courtown refreshed and determined to take a longer break next time.
The Westlodge Hotel, Bantry
West Cork is the ideal destination for an Easter family break, and the Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre in Bantry is the perfect place for you and your children to stay.The 3-star family-run hotel overlooking Bantry Bay nestles among 25 acres of landscaped gardens with nature trails and plenty of hidden corners for your kids to enjoy. Enjoy two nights midweek in one of the West Lodge Hotel’s spacious family rooms for just €149 for two adults and two children.