Travel News: Free January hotel rooms, new Dublin hotel, Mayo and Donaghadee

The Devlin, Dublin’s newest hotel, in Ranelagh

Blag yourself a

free hotel room

Malmaison and Hotel du Vin are offering Cyber Monday deals that cover food, drink and stays, and are redeemable in January – a great way to avoid the January blues. Purchase the £75 gift card during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period and get a free overnight stay on a Sunday in January. Redeemable at all 15 Malmaison boutique hotels, including Belfast and at all 19 Hotel du Vin sites across England and Scotland. For more see

Dublin city's newest

boutique hotel opens

Dublin's hottest new hotel, The Devlin, opened it's doors this month, complete with an underground cinema and rooftop restaurant and bar. Pure Fitout, Northern Ireland fit out company, completed the exclusive fit out for the Ranelagh boutique hotel from scratch, including bespoke marble features, handmade carpets and one-of-a-kind bronze finishes that brings the hotel to life. Similar to its sister, The Dean on Harcourt Street, it features a funky bank of rooms with small, 12sqm ModPods starting from €120 per night. BunkPods and TriPods'sleep up to three and four respectively, while 16sqm SuperPods offer most space. In-room quirky features include Dyson hair dryers, Netflix, Smeg fridges, munchie boxes and mini-Marshall amps. Visit

A winter escape

in Donaghadee

Escape the hustle and bustle of commercialism with a relaxing break at Cottage Loft. This five-star apartment offers breathtaking views across Donaghadee Sound towards the Copeland Islands, the Irish Sea and beyond. Take a leisurely walk into the town and visit Ireland's oldest pub, Grace Neill's, or simply chill in this beautiful self-catering apartment. Two nights' accommodation with the third night half price costs £325 per stay. Offer available until March 10 2019. To book call 07496 851 992.

New Year chill-in

at The Ice House

Check into Ballina's Ice House this New Year's Eve and let the festive fatigue melt away as you take in the stunning views of the River Moy, Co Mayo. You will have unlimited time in the Chill Spa thermal suite, which features an outdoor hot-tub and seaweed baths on the riverside deck before celebrations get under way with a Champagne reception and festive five-course meal in the Riverview Restaurant. The New Year's Eve Chill In package costs from €210 per person sharing. More at

:: All prices and availability correct at the time of issue.

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