Irish motels busy preparing for ‘glimmer of hope’ with summer time staycations

Breakfast hasn’t changed

The Park Lodge Kenmare ( is searching ahead to welcoming friends from all in excess of the island of Ireland again this summer season. Pre-Covid-19, global attendees amounted to 60% of the hotel’s summertime bookings, says Standard Manager TJ Mulcahy. “Very last summer time we had amazing visitors from every single province of the region, and we are hoping to do the identical yet again this year.”

Irish staycationers are scheduling in for extended stays with the Park Hotel, he states. “We are encouraging our attendees to stay for longer, so staying for 7 nights with two evenings complimentary, and that is superior for us and excellent for our friends due to the fact it encourages fewer motion in the lodge. We are a 41 bed room resort so we are cosy, relaxed and secure.”

Some things may well have improved, but just one matter has remained the exact same at the Park Resort Kenmare. “We constantly offered a totally serviced breakfast, plated. So we deliver your juice, cereal, fruit, pastries and regardless of what you like to your desk, and you can delight in that with your incredibly hot breakfast – be it French toast or eggs Benedict.” 

Cork international hotel
Cork worldwide lodge

The preparation is in the history

The Cork Worldwide Hotel and the Metropole Lodge ( are at this time open up for essential travel only, but team have been performing absent striving to develop packages and offerings that will make guests sense distinctive as very well as protected, states Sandra Murphy. “We have constantly been passionate about collaborating with area enterprises to display persons the ideal that Cork can offer you – and that ethos is far more important than ever just before.”

There is a lot hanging on the following few months for the industry, she states. “We are now targeted on that glimmer of hope for the summer of 2021. It must also be said, that the health and protection of our friends and team are often of paramount thought and so this is some thing that we will keep on to concentration on. We absolutely experienced skipped welcoming friends into our hotels, on the other hand, we are acutely conscious of the ache, suffering and hardship seasoned by so numerous more than the previous yr.”

The Celtic Ross Hotel 
The Celtic Ross Hotel 

Ireland should really not be a next preference holiday place

Neil Grant is Basic Manager of the Celtic Ross Hotel in Roscarbery ( and he states that the final week has viewed a big maximize in people enquiring about summer season bookings. “We have had a spike on the cell phone traces and on our internet site and it is fantastic to see.”

This summer will be a lot easier for hotel team to navigate the new way of hospitality, states Grant. “Previous summer season, we went into a really fast paced season, and the overall sector integrated model new methods in buy to retain our guests protected. This 12 months, we know how they do the job, we know what’s expected, and so in a way, it will be less complicated. We can not wait to welcome friends again to the resort.”

The main factor that holidaymakers choosing to staycation this 12 months should realise, he states, is that Eire really should not be a 2nd selection for a holiday break spot. “Ireland is 1 of the most stunning destinations in the earth and we must feel lucky to holiday in this article. The Celtic Ross is in West Cork and I truly think you could expend your full summer months in this article and nonetheless have far more to take a look at.”

Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort
Tulfarris Hotel and Golfing Resort

These bookings are not necessarily new

For Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Vacation resort in Blessington, County Wicklow (, loads of family members are rebooking stays that might have been delayed previous 12 months thanks to limitations. This will make their guides are searching full for the summer time months, according to Basic Manager Darren Byrne. 

“Lots of spouse and children staycations around the mid-phrase breaks have now booked later in the yr as individuals feel to be joyful travelling as soon as they come to feel risk-free in the ecosystem. We also have a great deal of golf teams who would have been booked very last calendar year but had been not able to travel due to govt restrictions. This coupled with weddings which ended up postponed has resulted in a active summer time in advance.”

Company have very particular needs, says Byrne. “We are getting that visitors are hunting for value for income as properly as overall flexibility in the circumstance of having to reschedule bookings. More to this in the course of these periods it is crystal clear that all friends want to really feel risk-free in the lodge. We offer you this by guaranteeing strict adherence to protection rules alongside with an considerable cleaning/sanitisation timetable in all locations of the property.

Cahernane House Hotel
Cahernane Household Lodge

Versatility is a key prerequisite

Emer Corridan, GM of Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney ( says that folks are undoubtedly putting the feelers out for what is offered this summer season. “People are checking availability, and keen to make a booking and to have a little something to appear ahead to.” 

Irish holidaymakers are interested in getting an action-packed getaway, she says. “The advantage of Cahernane currently being at the edge of the Killarney Nationwide Park (26,000 hectares to explore), indicates the outdoor is extremely quickly accessible for hotel friends. And we locate visitors favor to keep in the house for the evenings and chill out for their free time.”

We want to know that they can adjust their reserving, ought to the will need crop up, implies the GM. “Company want to be able to have the independence to postpone or cancel must the need to have crop up. We comprehend the great importance of this for our guests and are constantly joyful to reassure then that we will do all we can to assist them must they require to make a alter.”

Premier Suites
Premier Suites

Self-catering is a very good choice

Pauline Ray, Location Supervisor with Leading Suites ( suggests that the deficiency of activities scheduled in Dublin implies that there are loads of good self-catering selections available. “We obtain that the self-catering homes are pretty well known – they give contactless check-in and out. Friends also like to have the privateness, area and comfort of their own apartment.”

Self-catering selections offer a fantastic circumstance for holidaymakers who are nervous about clocking up contacts all through their holiday getaway. “Attendees are searching for safety (Covid strategies are exceptionally vital to them) and the overall flexibility to terminate at the last minute if requirements be.”

Clonakilty Park Hotel
Clonakilty Park Lodge

Rooms are filling fast in Clon

Aisling Drummond from the family members-welcoming Clonakilty Park Resort ( suggests that they have had a big amount of enquiries from holidaymakers recently. “We have viewed unprecedented demand from customers in the latest days on the telephones for July and August, but there is nonetheless confined availability remaining in our two-bedroom suites and substantial relatives rooms for the a great deal-desired summertime vacations! We hope that those people who pick West Cork this summer for the 1st time might under no circumstances leave these shores once again! 

Bookings are busier than regular

A spokesperson for The Europe Resort & Resort confirmed bookings for summer time are being produced earlir this yr and there is a sturdy curiosity in spouse and children-helpful holiday seasons and exclusive events like honeymoons.

The Europe Hotel and Resort, Killarney, Co, Kerry. Picture: Denis Scannell
The Europe Lodge and Vacation resort, Killarney, Co, Kerry. Picture: Denis Scannell

“Sure, we see a development that bookings are produced substantially before for this year than typical at The Europe Resort & Resort for the summer time months ahead and Irish clientele would like to safe their bookings very well in advance. As a final result the specific bookings for the summer months months are seeking busier than usual at this time and we can see an improve in bookings accordingly.

“We seem to acquire a lot of requests for household rooms and interconnecting rooms for the summer season. Aside from this we do have a lot of enquiries for mini moons, honeymoons and particular events in normal for this yr. We sense that there is a development for individuals to organise a resort remain perfectly in progress to spend some high quality time with their people and so that they have a little something to glimpse forward to at the time it is possible to travel yet again. We very substantially appear ahead to welcoming everyone back again yet again to The Europe Hotel & Resort once the time is suitable.”