Christmas Hotel Break Tips for Families

The winter season is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. School's out for a considerable amount of time. Work's out for a good amount of time. With both school and work on break, that leaves the entire family available for nearly two weeks. Of course, most families are very content to spend this time at home. I mean, why not? Almost two weeks of sitting around at home and enjoying the holiday for what it is. Some families, however, want to do something a little different. Many of these families plan a big family vacation for the winter break season. A winter break vacation is a great opportunity for families to spend time together in a different setting and away from home during the cold, winter season. So, why not make new memories and plan a family vacation for winter break?

Tips For Your Family's Christmas/New Year Hotel Break

When you're selecting your family vacation destination, don't forget to choose the hotel, too. After all, you're going to need somewhere nice to stay for the entire family. But, there's a catch. It might be hard to get a good deal for your family during certain times of the year, especially if you're booking for the winter season. That's a concern that plagues popular vacation destinations during the winter months, such as, let's say, sunny tropical resorts. You'll be competing with other people who also want to take their families out of the cold. So, you'll have to get a bit crafty. How? Well, let's look at our tips:

1. Book ahead of time.

Don't ever show up at a hotel or hotel resort unprepared—especially with your family in tow. Take time before winter to book your family vacation for winter break. Of course, that starts with researching your destination of choice, booking the hotel and, obviously, buying transportation tickets and/or passes, among other things. Make sure you book rooms or suites with enough space for your family, depending on who's rooming with each other.

2. Pack what you need.

In order to make your family's hotel stay more comfortable, don't pack a lot of things. Instead, it's best to only take what you and your family members may need on the trip.

3. Select a hotel well within your budget.

Planning ahead means you should always budget your vacation. So, if you're booking rooms for your family's hotel stay, make sure you have enough to cover the room's fees. After all, you don't want to be stuck all in the same room on Christmas!

4. Have fun during the holidays.

One of the best things about staying in a hotel, especially a hotel room at a resort, is the fun you'll end up having with your family. Plenty of hotel resorts have amenities included with vacation packages and the like, so you or your family won't have to limit yourself for anything. Go and have fun!

Dunboyne Castle – 3 Night Christmas Escape

Dunboyne Castle

Dunboyne Castle

This Christmas season, Dunboyne Castle has a great special on offer - for eur550 per person, you can enjoy a relaxing 3-nights break

3 Night Christmas Package with Dunboyne Castle

This  3 night package starts with arrival on Christmas Eve. You will enjoy the mulled wine and mince pies at the reception while listening to carol singers, and later will be invited to a dinner at the Ivy Brasserie. Breakfast will be served the following morning until noon, and in the evening you can enjoy snacks from the supper buffet in the Sadlier Bar before joining everyone for the Christmas dinner. St. Stephen's Day will be as relaxing or as active as you like - either visit racing at Leopardstown or stay at the hotel to enjoy spa. Sounds exciting enough? Click here to make the booking!

Dromoland Castle: New Year Three Night Package

If you're looking for a perfect way to spend your New Year holidays, here's  one of the best options available so far: visit Dromoland Castle!

New Year Three Night Package at Dromoland Castle

Starting with just eur600 per person, you can enjoy three fabulous nights at Dromoland Castle. This offer includes a New Years Eve Gala Ball and a dinner on your two other evenings at the hotel.

New Years Eve Gala Ball at Dromoland

  • Cocktail reception
  • Fireworks display over Loch Dromoland
  • Black tie gourmet dinner
  • Wines, Champagne toast at midnight
  • Dancing all night long until the early hours
This offer is valid for max two adults and two children, but kids under the age of 12 will stay for free. Book this great three night New Year break at Dromoland Castle right now!

Luxury New Years Eve Packages at Randles Court Hotel

Randles Court, a luxury four-star hotel in Killarney, has just announced great New Years Even Gala offers:

New Years Eve Gala One Night at Randles Court

This offer includes the New Years Eve Event: champagne & mulled wine reception, an  intimate candlelit dinner, light fireside entertainment. After you enjoy your breakfast the following morning, explore the Club Sante leisure facilities or treat yourself with a visit to the Zen Day Spa. Great news for families: children are also covered by this package, for bed & breakfast only. Prices start from eur149 per adult and eur30 per child, so wait no more and proceed to booking!

Luxury 2 night New Years package

This offer includes the same New Years Eve Event but allows you to stay at Randles Court for an extra night. Prices start from eur215 per adult and eur60 per child, book now to avoid disappointment!

Luxury 3 night gala New Years Eve at Randles Court

Finally, if you want to spend 3 nights in festive luxury of Randles Court hotel, this package is for you! Prices start from just eur269 per adult and eur90 per child, so it's great way to spend the New Year holidays: book now!

Christmas – New Year Break at Dunboyne Castle

Enjoy a 2 night Christmas or New Year break at Dunboyne Castle hotel and Spa!

New Year break at Dunboyne Castle

You can book any two nights, get an evening meal in the Ivy Brasserie and enjoy a complimentary full Irish Breakfast for just eur149 per person sharing! As a guest, you'll also get a chance to relax in the Hydrotherapy Pool and Thermal Suites at the Seoid Spa. Proceed to Dunboyne Castle booking. You get the dinner on an evening of your choice, but it's best if you make a reservation at the time of booking your stay with Dunboyne Castle.

New Year specials for Adare Manor

I've just updated the Adare Manor Christmas specials page - so far there's only two deals for the New Year celebrations, but it's a good start and already two very good options for a mini-break! Stay tuned for more Christmas breaks announcements - there's plenty coming very soon!

Christmas at Ashford Castle

The first page with Christmas specials is online, and it's the one for the famous Ashford Castle. This time, the offer is for one night stay at Ashford sometime between Christmas 2009 and New Year (offer available for the dates between 27/12/2009 and 30/12/2009). I'm sure, more offers will follow as every year Ashford Castle has a truly exciting Christmas and New Year season.