With a new year comes a fresh mindset, new ambitions and a new profound attitude to fulfil our goals for the year ahead, by taking January by the horns.

But after a busy festive season, and with the cold and dark nights still upon us, it’s important to take a moment for rest and relaxation, focus on wellness and banish those winter blues.

So, forget the cold weather, leave the diet at the door and embrace all the indulgence you can in the warm arms of Galgorm Collection, Northern Ireland’s leading luxury hotel group.

From the idyllic and globally-acclaimed Galgorm, and the breathtaking Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, to the fabulous surroundings of The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, there are new year packages available to suit all tastes, demographics and budgets so that you can embrace a world of wellbeing and some serious self-care this January.

With world-class facilities, top-end eateries and a focus on laid-back luxury at each location and only a short 2.5 hour drive from Dublin, some much-deserved New Year ‘me-time’ will bring you back to your best self, revived, refreshed and rejuvenated for a 2023 to remember.


(Spa days from €80 per person & overnight stays from €220 based on two people sharing)

Situated just 30 minutes from Belfast and 2.5 hours from Dublin is Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel Galgorm, internationally awarded the Best Luxury Golf Resort Spa in Europe at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2022, for the second consecutive year.

Promising laid-back luxury and an award-winning spa offering, Galgorm is the perfect retreat to take time out to immerse yourself in total relaxation this new year. Whether you unwind in the globally acclaimed Thermal Spa Village, enjoy the tranquility of nature with the riverside tub experience or get outdoors and explore the 380 acres of lunch parklands with the babbling River Maine flowing through the estate, Galgorm is the ideal escape to embrace wellness this January.

Shepherd’s Hut Experience
From €399 for two guests
Reimagine an overnight break and escape from it all with a stay at one of Galgorm’s unique Shepherd’s Huts. With everything you need for a relaxing getaway, including access to the Thermal Spa Village where you can enjoy a Celtic Sauna infusion and range of indoor and outdoor spa facilities, you will come away fully restored. Guests will also be treated to a private spa treatment during their stay, choosing from a Private Bathing Experience, Mud Rasul or Galgorm Detox Therapy. But that’s not all, once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy a delicious three-course meal in your choice of Gillies Grill, Fratelli Ristorante or Castle Kitchen + Bar. Before departing, indulge in a delicious breakfast at Gillies to set you up for the day ahead.

Cottage Luxury Experience

From €250 for two guests

Begin the new year in your home away from home, with an overnight stay in the comfort of a Galgorm Cottage Suite, offering a blend of countryside comfort with all the luxurious touches Galgorm are renowned for. All cottages are also complete with a complimentary mini-bar and everything you need to ensure a relaxing stay. Succumb to the tranquility of the Thermal Spa Village as you explore the range of indoor and outdoor spa facilities designed to offer a truly unique Irish spa experience.

With a range of one, two and three bedroom cottages available, enjoy a night away with your other half, plan an overdue girl’s weekend or reimagine this year’s family staycation – with allocated family pool times and over 380 acres of woodland to explore with Galgorm’s family trail map, there is plenty to keep your little ones entertained at Galgorm this new year. All Cottages are now dog-friendly so that you can enjoy quality time and make memories with the whole family.

Indulgent Escape with Private Spa Experience

From €399 for two guests

Usher in the new year and reawaken your soul with an indulgent escape with your loved one at Galgorm. Guests will enjoy an overnight stay in a luxurious Deluxe Guestroom, complete with a complimentary mini-bar to keep you refreshed throughout your stay. Once settled into your room, explore the world-class facilities in the Thermal Spa Village as well as enjoying a private bathing experience, Mud Rasul or Galgorm Detox Therapy treatment which will leave you feeling a restored sense of wellbeing. Once you have worked up an appetite, indulge in a scrumptious three-course evening meal in one of the on-site restaurants, before retiring to your room for a dreamy night’s sleep.

To book, visit www.galgorm.com, email reservations@galgorm.com.

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

(Overnight stays from €200 for 2 people sharing)

Situated just 20 minutes from Belfast and 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is an idyllic retreat located in the picturesque village of Templepatrick village, in the heart of the County Antrim countryside. The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, home to the show-stopping spa comes with all of the luxuries you would expect from Galgorm Collection, with a few quirks along the way. The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is also dog-friendly, and has its own resident dog who is sure to welcome you on arrival.

Burrow Down

From €230 based on two people sharing

For those in need of a night away after the New Year buzz, this one’s for you. Enjoy a fun overnight stay experience at The Rabbit, from our chilled vibes in The Spa whilst sipping a cocktail, detoxing your body and mind with a private duo clay ritual experience as part of your stay, to a comfy night’s sleep and delicious dining, you’ll love it.

The Full Works
From €480 based on two people sharing

Enjoy a room with a view of the lake accompanied with a stylish, standalone bath, separate rainforest shower, King Size bed and signature robes and slippers exclusively for customers at The Rabbit, when you stay in a luxe guestroom. Once settled in, make your way to the spa and embrace the wow-factor as you relax beneath the disco ball in the Roman Baths, enjoy a cocktail on Ireland’s only man-made heated beach or take in the mesmerizing views from the lakeside hot tubs- setting the scene for wellness and indulgence. As part of your stay enjoy a private Duo Clay Ritual, an interactive healing spa experience designed to energise, hydrate and detoxify the skin. You will also experience total relaxation in the hands of your professional spa therapist as you indulge in a 60-minute spa treatment of choice using high-end Germaine de capuccini products exclusive to The Rabbit on the island of Ireland. Once you have worked up an appetite make your way The Rabbit Restaurant to indulge in a delicious three-course evening meal and enjoy a cocktail made by the in-house mixologist before retiring to your room for a great night’s sleep. Of course, no stay would be complete without an a la carte breakfast to refuel for the day ahead.

For more information or to book online, visit www.rabbithotel.com, email stay@rabbithotel.com.

The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

Let’s Get Cosy

From €160 based on two people sharing

Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn, located just 10 minutes from Belfast, the Old Inn is perfect for a uniquely rural retreat this new year, with the hotel and new outdoor Treetop Spa overlooking the stunning views of a beautiful country park and just a stone’s throw away from the local beach.

With a history dating back to 1614, even hosting world-famous author C.S. Lewis on his honeymoon back in 1958, The Old Inn is one of Ireland’s most historic inns and is featured in Ireland’s Blue Book 2023, a renowned collection of country houses, historic hotels and restaurants representing the true essence of Irish hospitality and heritage. The Old Inn was also named in the Irish Independent’s ‘FAB 50’ Top Stays in Ireland 2022.

As you enter the iconic thatched-roof property, the roaring open fire provides the perfect setting for a well-earned rest after enjoying the local nature walks and trails. This unique hotel bursts with character, with charming interiors sure to help you unwind and recharge.

Winter Warmer package

(From €290 based on two people sharing)

Where Victorian design meets elegant luxury, The Old Inn at Crawfordsburn embodies a playful blend of old and new, local and worldly. Enjoy a break from it all with a luxury stay, including gourmet dining and access to the hotel’s fabulous all-new Treetop Spa. Perched above the stunning Crawfordsburn Country Park, guests can escape into nature with unrivalled forest views for a peaceful rural retreat. With outdoor bathing in the pool and hot tub, you’ll have the chance to detoxify and cleanse the body and mind in the sauna and steam room before unwinding on heated waterbed in the covered Cabana area. To fully experience the tranquility of nature, head to The Conservatory, where you can snuggle up by the woodburning stove and take in the picturesque views of the country park while classical music plays softly in the background. Once you return indoors, enjoy an unrivalled dining experience in the plush surroundings of the Old Inn Restaurant where the seasonal menu offers up the best of local produce. Indulge in a nightcap as the entertainment lifts your spirits in the 1614 Bar before retiring to bed for a well-deserved night’s sleep. Before saying your goodbyes, take a stroll through the country park to the beach before enjoying a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.

To book, visit www.theoldinn.com, email reservations@theoldinn.com.

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