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Emerald Experiences offers stylish hotels and resorts in Ireland

7th June 2012 Print

Emerald Experiences is a new and growing collection of stylish hotels and resorts across Ireland which aims to entice more visitors to discover the many outstanding destinations and hotels on offer.

The current low prices on flights and ferries from the UK make Ireland an ideal short-hop holiday. Emerald Experiences’ users book directly with the hotel and are assured of best value, providing the freedom and flexibility that today’s online bookers have come to expect. However, a concierge service is also available if desired and in the future the company plans to introduce bespoke holidays with its partner hotels.

At present, the collection includes Dromoland Castle; a five-star historic castle hotel and country estate close to Shannon Airport, Castlemartyr Resort; a luxurious golf and spa resort in Cork which has hosted the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce, and Wineport Lodge; a boutique lakeshore retreat in the Irish Lakelands within easy reach of Dublin which is famed as home to Ireland’s leading celebrity chef TV show.

A spokesperson for the group commented, “Emerald Experiences already boasts prestigious hotels and resorts across a broad geographical spread and we look forward to growing further. The collection is grouped by categories, or experiences, which include activity, boutique, golf, family, luxury, spa and wedding, making it easy for customers to understand what’s on offer and choose their hotel accordingly.

“It’s simple, user-friendly and takes the customer directly to the hotel’s own booking page so they have an immediate and direct relationship with their chosen hotel whilst knowing they can also benefit from our exclusive offers as part of the Emerald Experiences community.”

Customers signing up to receive the Emerald Experiences newsletter are entered into a prize draw to win a luxury hamper of Irish goodies as part of the launch promotions* and also receive a voucher to enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival at any of the hotels within the group, valid for travel until April 2013.

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Some of the current offers available with Emerald Experiences include:

Golfer’s getaway in Cork with Castlemartyr Resort

Castlemartyr Resort has teamed up with Cork City Golf Club to give visitors the chance to play two of the finest golf courses in Cork. Guests can enjoy 18 holes on the inland links-style course at Castlemartyr, designed by Ron Kirby, as well as a round of golf at the championship parkland course situated in Cork Harbour. The package costs £265 per room per night**, based on two adults, and includes two nights at this charming country manor house hotel with full Irish breakfast daily and dinner one evening in the contemporary Clubhouse restaurant, plus a round of golf on each course.

A right royal escape with Dromoland Castle with complimentary room upgrade

If Jubilee year has got you yearning to live like a royal, then a break at historic Dromoland Castle which was once the home of Gaelic royalty is the perfect place. When booking the Royal Package for three nights at £705 for two adults and up to two children***, guests receive a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe room, and enjoy full Irish breakfast each morning in the majestic Earl of Thomond restaurant. Available on a variety of dates, with a five night option also on offer.

Blissful two-night break by the lake at Wineport Lodge

Stay two nights at Wineport Lodge for £169 per person**** with full Irish breakfast each day and one dinner in The Restaurant included, based on two adults sharing a deluxe lakeview room, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this stunning lakeshore setting. Take in the views from your bedroom balcony, cosy up by the fireside in the Taittinger Lounge, soak away your stresses in the rooftop hot tub, or explore the local countryside with the walking trails provided. Plus you’ll get 5% off your total bill on departure. Valid for bookings until end of September.

*Full T&Cs available on the website. Prize draw to take place on 3 September 2012

**Based on 325 Euro. Sterling price may fluctuate with exchange rate

***Based on 855 Euro per room for three nights. Sterling price may fluctuate with exchange rate

****Based on 205 Euro per person for two nights. Sterling price may fluctuate with exchange rate