Travel News: Swim in Catalonia, escape to Rhodes, pooch care Killarney style

A pet concierge is available at Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney

Solar powered fun in the sun

On the shores of the Mediterranean, just 30 minutes from the centre of Barcelona and five minutes from Sitges beach, Dolce by Wyndham Sitges offers eco-friendly luxury. The hotel invites guest to take a refreshing dip in one of its four solar-heated outdoor pools open until October. With a kids-only swimming pool, a sports-focused pool with dedicated swimming lanes and an infinity edge pool with stunning views across the Spanish coastline, the hotel has a swimming pool for every member of the family.

August getaways flying from Belfast

If you haven't booked your summer holidays yet, Tui have some tempting offers departing from Belfast. A seven-night half board at the Hotel Bonsai, Ca'n picafort, Majorca, leaving on July 30 is from £479pps. Or for a late summer break to the Greek island of Rhodes, staying at the Lisabeth Apartments Faliraki for seven nights, departing August 28, is from £379pps. Another Greek option, departing August 28 and staying for a week at the two-star Odyssues, Kavos, Corfu, is from £359pps. More at

Bring your pampered pooch to Killarney

Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney, is now welcoming canine companions to bask in the luxurious surroundings of the hotel's self-catering apartments. All dogs will be welcomed with doggie treats, in-house Kennel Service Menu,which also includes shoe chews, pig's ears, choko dog-friendly chocolate, 'Bottom Sniffer beer' and dog-friendly pizza. There is even a pet concierge who has details and discounts on local dog walkers, sitters, groomers, dog boutiques and vets, and can provide a map of dog friendly walks through Killarney National Park and nearby beaches. Apartments are available from €160 per night and can accommodate up to five guests.

Summer Siesta in the heart of Belfast

Belfast's Europa Hotel is offering visitors a summer siesta break from £48pps, which includes full Irish breakfast, as well as complimentary room upgrade, and a bottle of Estrella or glass of wine in the Lobby Bar. The hotel in Belfast's Great Victoria Street is the ideal location for exploring city centre shopping outlets, along with top tourist attractions including Titanic Belfast and Crumlin Road Gaol. Offer available until August 31 2019. See or call 028 9027 1066.

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

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