£169pp – Galway: 5-star gourmet break w/flights
Restaurant gigi's has held two AA Rosettes for the past five years
With opulent rooms and award-winning food being two good reasons to stay, The g Hotel & Spa is also "well placed for explorations of both the city and the surrounding Wild Atlantic Way" (The Daily Telegraph). Head to Galway for a luxury gourmet break with this £169-per-person deal, including flights and breakfast, and save up to 28% on the cost of putting this trip together yourself.
- Return flights to Shannon or Knock airport
- Two nights at the 5-star The g Hotel & Spa, in a Superior Room
- Daily breakfast
- A 2-course meal at the 2-AA-Rosette Restaurant gigi's (per person, per stay)
Depart from London (Gatwick, Luton or Stansted), Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool or Manchester on select dates 1 October-17 December, 2019; 6-29 January, 2020.
Fly in February, 2020, from £179 per person; or in March, 2020 from £199 per person.
Stay three nights from £219 per person.
The g Hotel & Spa is a modern 5-star property by Lough Atalia, 25 minutes' walk (or a 10-minute drive) from the centre of Galway. The hotel's flamboyant interiors were designed by Galway milliner Philip Treacy, who has designed hats for Lady Gaga, Grace Jones and Boy George.
Set on the outskirts of town, the hotel is close to the shops and the cinema at Well Park retail park, and is a good base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way -- 1500 miles of coastline that stretches between Donegal in the north and Cork in the south, taking in "Ireland's scenic showstoppers, welcoming towns and villages, heritage sites and plenty of unexpected thrills" (The Independent) along the way.
The light-filled Restaurant gigi's serves modern cuisine and Irish steaks. It has been awarded two AA Rosettes -- the only restaurant in Galway to achieve the grade. The hotel's Asian-inspired spa by ESPA has a vitality pool, a crystal steam room, a rock sauna, an ice fountain and a relaxation room that overlooks the rooftop zen garden. Hotel guests are charged a reduced rate for use of the thermal suite, or it is free when booking a treatment of 55 minutes or longer.
The rooms have huge beds, Treacy-designed linen and photographs of the designer's favourite model, Linda Evangelista. Deluxe Rooms are larger than the standard Superior Rooms, and some have views of Lough Atalia.
Transfers and baggage
Transfers are not included in this deal. Add private return transfers from £131 per person (based on two sharing). Alternatively, car hire from Shannon Airport costs from £15 per day on Rentalcars.com. Click here for more information.
Checked baggage costs from £50 per person and can be added when you choose your flights on the next page (select "incl. checked luggage").