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Dreaming of your next staycation? The season of wrapping up and staying snug is here and we have lined up a brilliant list of hotels and cosy lodges that you should check out and check in to this Winter. From short stays to spa experiences, there is something for everyone this Christmas… Plan your next staycation now!

The Bakers’ Cottages (5*), Seaforde, Co Down

Relax and enjoy your time with your nearest and dearest at The Bakers’ Cottages. Sit back and admire the tranquil views of the Mourne Mountains and then curl up with a book in front of a cosy wood burning stove. With these stunning surroundings, you are guaranteed to have a merry Christmas break. Oh, and did we mention there are hot tubs? Delightful!

Galgorm, Ballymena, County Antrim 

Enjoy a peaceful break this Christmas as you unwind and refresh at Galgorm, located in County Antrim. We all deserve some wining, dining, and pampering of course, and this is a phenomenal setting to enjoy all those things. Be sure to check out their Christmas Stay and Spa packages.

Corick House Hotel and Spa, Clogher, County Tyrone 

Set among meandering streams and winding country roads in County Tyrone, Corick House Hotel and Spa offers guests the finest in tradition and hospitality. With superb cuisine and lavish surrounding, your visit will be a memorable one.

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

The Merchant Hotel is beautifully dressed and ready to welcome you for a Christmas break to remember. Based in Belfast, you will be able to take in the stunning Christmas light displays in the city, dander through the Christmas Market taking in the festive sights and smells, and then retreat to the comfort of the luxurious Merchant Hotel.

Hanna’s Close, Kilkeel, Co Down 

Situated in County Down, Hanna’s Close has a beautiful range of traditional Irish cottages which are ready and waiting for you. With your own self-catering cottage and lots of open spaces, Hanna’s Close is the perfect spot to have a lovely Christmas break away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine. 

Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast 

Beat the winter chill with elegant dining experiences and have a magical stay at the stunning Fitzwilliam Hotel this Christmas. You will be blown away by their gorgeous festive décor - which makes the most gorgeous backdrop for all your Christmas photos!

Clandeboye Lodge, Bangor, County Down

Tis’ the season for all the foodies! A warm-hearted Christmas welcome is waiting for you at the Clandboye Lodge. Enjoy a top class stay with mulled wine, gingerbread and festive dining experiences, made with the finest local produce. 

Newforge House, Craigavon, Co. Armagh 

This Georgian Country House in County Armagh is cradled in beautiful gardens and lush fields, offering warm hospitality and superb food. Be treated with their legendary “Ulster Fry”, which won “Best Breakfast in Ireland” at the Irish Breakfast Awards!

Everglades Hotel, Derry~Londonderry

The Everglades Hotel is a stylish first choice for those seeking a relaxing and cosy staycation in Northern Ireland’s second city, Derry~Londonderry. Each room has been tastefully furnished and decorated to get you in a festive spirit! 

Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh  

Stay at the Manor House Country Hotel and celebrate the festive season within their charming country house ambience, along with beautiful views of lower Lough Erne. Their wonderful Christmas packages that are more than tempting!

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From all the team at Discover Northern Ireland, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Manor House Country Hotel
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Manor House Country Hotel

Located in the heart of The Fermanagh Lakelands on the shores of Lough Erne, the award winning Manor House Country Hotel is the perfect country retreat combining old world charm with modern hotel luxury.

Everglades Hotel
Hotel
Everglades Hotel

The Premier Hotel in the North West, situated on the banks of the Foyle and within easy access to the historic City of Derry. Lavishly appointed bedrooms, superb cuisine, professional service for conference and business, as well as friendly staff.

The Merchant Hotel
Hotel
The Merchant Hotel

Belfast's only AA five Red Star hotel, is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

Newforge House
Guest House
Newforge House

Luxurious Georgian 5-star Country House accommodation set in mature gardens and fields. Period features seamlessly blend with contemporary comforts. Superb food, using local suppliers and much home grown produce, is central to our offer.

Clandeboye Lodge Hotel
Hotel
Photo of main entrance to hotel framed by landscaped gardens

A place apart. Clandeboye Lodge is the warm welcome of Northern Ireland. The comfortable and cosy corner you won’t want to leave. Charm and service from dawn until dusk.

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
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The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

Sleep in one of our 146 elegantly designed guestrooms. Cocoon yourself in sumptuous surroundings and create your own oasis of comfort. Warm American walnut walkways ease you into your personal sanctuary.

Hanna's Close Holiday Cottages - The Barn
Self-Catering
Hanna's Close Holiday Cottages - The Barn

The Mountains of Mourne country cottages consist of the restored Clachan of Hanna's Close (7 cottages) and three more in the local area. Hanna's close has been continuously occupied from 1640-1997.On site is a cottage museum and meeting ...

Galgorm
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Vitality Pool at Galgorm

Galgorm is one Ireland's premier Resorts, set in 163 acres of lush parkland near Northern Ireland’s most renowned scenic attractions it is the perfect location to truly relax & unwind.

Corick House Hotel & Spa
Hotel
Corick House Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the heart of the Clogher Valley where style and elegance meets country hospitality, this idyllic 4* 17th Century House offers a haven of tranquillity. A warm welcome awaits you in this family owned and managed charming William and Mary.

The Bakers Cottages
Self-Catering
The Bakers Cottages

An ideal tranquil location for exploring the Mourne Area of Outstanding Beauty but also with easy access to Belfast. The perfect base for exploring the attractions of the local area or just relaxing in the peace and privacy of the extensive grounds.