Behold, five of IMAGE.ie’s tried and tested staycation hotspots, perfect for treating your mum on March 6th. We know, Pancake Tuesday has yet to arrive, but for these kind of motherly treats, you’ll want to get booking in advance.
A little luxury at Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort
Picturesquely set in woodlands with sweeping views over the Suir estuary, Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort in Waterford is a gorgeous destination to bring your mum this Mother’s Day for a delicious Sunday Lunch or the perfect place where she can give into all her temptations with a glorious experience of pure indulgence with a heartfelt gift voucher.
Treat her to some well-deserved pampering and gift her with a voucher for the divine Estuary Spa. Choose from a wide range of blissful treatments including an Expressly Organic Facial, Stress Remedy Back Massage or a Luxury Manicure (from €50). Savour some quality time together and catch up over a bounty of delectable sweet and savoury treats with Traditional Afternoon Tea for two, freshly prepared using the finest fresh local produce and served by the open fire in the luxurious Aylward Lounge (€35).
Create the ultimate special occasion with Sunday Lunch in the elegant Roseville Rooms restaurant for a memorable day out with all the family. Enjoy a sumptuous three course meal prepared by award-winning head chef Jenny Flynn and her talented team. Afterwards, sip a digestif in the bar or take a stroll around the beautiful green surrounds, taking in the fresh spring air.
Finding it too hard to choose from their list of packages? A voucher towards a luxurious visit to Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort or Sunday Lunch with all the family will never not be an unwelcome gift. www.faithlegg.com.
A spa day at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
Whisk your mother away to spirit one spa at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway for a day of glorious pampering, relaxation, cocktails and mother/daughter bonding time.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway have just the afternoon to get pampering and fun wrapped into one with the ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ package which includes everything you need for a fabulous spa day for you and your mum.
Choose from an invigorating Elemis Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage (25 minutes), a soothing Cleopatra Milk Bath (25 minutes), or a revitalizing Elemis Taster Facial (25 minutes) that uses breakthrough technology to reduce puffiness and fluid retention associated with lifeless skin to leave you glowing with radiance.
From just €65 per person, the ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ package includes your choice of one of these three treatments, along with a cosmopolitan or mojito cocktail in the Atrium Bar & Lounge, overlooking Lough Atalia. Make a night of it and combine with an overnight stay from €169 per person sharing including breakfast. www.radissonhotelgalway.com.
Lounging at The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Overlooking Lisloughrey Quay, with enchanting views of Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon of pampering and spoiling your mother dearest.
Check-in to the luxurious surroundings and kick-start the relaxation as you and your mum will enjoy a Mini Dermalogica Facial or Deluxe Manicure in the capable hands of resident beauty specialist Debbie Murphy. From the relaxing experience in The Beauty Rooms at The Lodge, continue your time out with a delightful Prosecco Afternoon Tea overlooking the stunning views across Lough Corrib.
Lounge that little bit further in the Quay Bar with a complimentary cocktail and enjoy dinner by the fireside – the perfect space in which to sit back and admire the sweeping views of the Ashford Estate and to enjoy some hearty Irish cooking prepared with the finest local produce. Take some time the following morning and relax with a complimentary late check-out.
The Lounge at the Lodge package is available for €305 and includes an overnight stay with breakfast, Prosecco Afternoon Tea, a treatment per person at The Beauty Rooms and dinner with a complimentary cocktail in The Quay Bar. www.thelodgeac.com
Sugar and spice and all things nice at The Twelve Hotel
Famed for its fabulous food and wine offerings, this year The Twelve Hotel have won numerous awards for their wonderful food and wine in West Restaurant. So if superb food and wine are your Mum’s top loves, there couldn’t be a better boutique bolt-hole for a Mother’s Day break with your Mum than The Twelve Hotel in Bearna, County Galway.
Start your two-night Pampering break with something sweet – freshly-baked cupcakes from the homely hotel’s on-site bakery, which will be in your Splendid Guest Room on arrival along with a bottle of Prosecco and delectable chocolates. Next enjoy a back, neck and shoulder massage, or submerge yourself in a Seaweed Bath using the award-winning Voya range of seaweed products, all in the comfort of your own room.
Also included is a three-course dinner on the evening of your choice in Upstairs@West. After a lovely sleep night, awake to a cooked to order breakfast the following morning before you head home feeling relaxed and pampered.
From €165 per person sharing on Sunday 6th March and Monday 7th March (higher rates will apply for Friday and Saturday nights). www.thetwelvehotel.ie
Pampering at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa
The stunning setting of Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa overlooking the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beach of Inchydoney, makes the perfect backdrop for a Mother’s Day filled with pampering and relaxation.
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is a sumptuous seaside hotel – genuine, hospitable, open and warm – and a beacon of welcome for people who value time together, in wonderful West Cork.
Spend the afternoon with your Mum in the spectacular seawater spa and experience the Illuminating Gold Anti-Ageing Taster Facial. This rejuvenating 30 minute treatment incorporating a full cleanse, tone & exfoliation of the face, neck and décolletage uses a supreme facial oil with Gold Flakes to energise the skin. Enjoy full access to the heated Seawater Therapy Pool, Sauna, Hammam and Relaxation Areas and when you are pampered from head to toe, make your way to the Lounge for a sumptuous Afternoon Tea. If you want to make it extra special you can upgrade to include an overnight stay in a deluxe room with ocean view balcony/terrace with full West Cork breakfast the following morning.
Available Sunday to Friday. Spa and Afternoon Tea package costs €68 per person and accommodation starts at €79pps. www.inchydoneyisland.com