With the most romantic day of the year fast approaching, there is one question on every couple’s lips is – how do I make this Valentine’s extra special? Dublin has so many fantastic traditional and alternative date ideas to suit couples with all sorts of interests. Shopping in the city is second to none so you’ll find the perfect gift for your loved one and Aishling Hotel offers the ideal backdrop for a romantic dinner and night away together. Check out our extra special Romantic City Escape Package to enjoy a city break in Dublin you won’t forget.
The Perfect Gift
With such a vast shopping district in the city spanning both sides of the River Liffey, you’re sure to find something to wow the one you love, no matter what their taste. Heading the affluent Grafton Street area if your other half has expensive taste, shopping designer shoes, clothes and bags in Brown Thomas. If they (and you!) love a bargain, walk across town to the Henry Street/Mary Street area where you’ll find all sorts of high street names and great deals. The city has many fantastic jewellers from bespoke shops like Greene’s to bigger brand names like Fields just in case you want to buy something extra special to ask a big question!
Date Ideas in Dublin
A city full of history, adventure and possibility, Dublin is an ideal spot for a romantic city break with a twist this Valentine’s Day.
One of our favourite alternative date ideas is a day spent exploring Phoenix Park and the gorgeous Dublin Zoo. Dublin Zoo is a must-do for Dublin visitors and the perfect day out for friends, couples, and animal lovers. They have over 400 animals with species from across the globe being taken care of and bred within its 69 acres. They have a variety of habitats and climates that you can experience in one visit. Make sure to visit the African Savannah on your date, it’s a great place to get lost together.
Dinner & Drinks
A classic Valentine’s Date, but how can you make it extra special? Plan a trip to Chesterfields Restaurant in Ashling Hotel for a romantic meal you won’t forget. Our AA Rosette restaurant is ideally located on the banks of the River Liffey, a stone’s throw from the city and Heuston Station. Chesterfields has a wonderful selection of traditional Irish favourites along with sumptuous steaks, mussels and an extensive wine list. Everything we serve is prepared fresh by our talented team of chefs and only the highest quality ingredients are used. Finish your date with a couple of cocktails or a bottle of bubbly chilled to perfection from our Iveagh Bar menu.
There’s always something going on in Dublin and so many events and shows to choose from to make some lasting memories together. Head to one of the many sporting arenas for matches or tours such as the Skyline in Croke Park or a Six-Nations Rugby match in the Aviva Stadium. Enjoy some top musical or comedic talent in the 3 Arena, Vicar Street or Whelan’s Pub with acts to suit all musical tastes. If you love the world of theatre, time your visit to coincide with a show in Bord Gais Theatre or the Gaiety or Abbey Theatres. Read our blog about events in Dublin for some more inspiration.
Romantic City Break in Dublin
Escape from it all and enjoy some quality time together with a romantic city escape at Ashling Hotel. We’ve designed these extra special packages so guests can enjoy the best of the city, our beautiful hotel, and each other. Spend the night in one of our Superior King bedrooms, designed and decorated with your comfort in mind. You’ll be warmly greeted by our professional staff and enjoy prosecco & strawberries in your room upon arrival. Explore the city centre on our doorstep at your leisure for the afternoon. Start your evening with a mouth-watering two-course meal in Chesterfields Restaurant, sharing delicious food and great conversation with your other half. Sleep well and wake up to a full buffet breakfast in our restaurant with over 100 buffet items to choose from.
Enjoy true romance this Valentine’s Day with a city break to the nation’s capital and a romantic stay in Ashling Hotel. Our extra special city escape packages are only available when you book directly on our website or with our team. We look forward to welcoming you for a city break in Dublin that you’ll cherish forever.