When invited to stay at the Park Hotel in Dungarvan a couple of weekends ago I jumped at the opportunity. Having had a long association with the Flynn Hotel Group I knew it was going to be good. My first introduction to their hotels was a few years ago when I stayed at the Imperial Hotel in Cork on the lead up to Christmas and later I joined the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny as member of their Escape Health Club & Spa. Any experiences I’ve had with Flynn Group have always been great and this trip was no exception.
We started off our stay by checking in around 2pm and from the minute we arrived we couldn’t have felt more welcome. There was a great atmosphere and everyone seemed to be getting in the Christmas spirit.
After a quick bite to eat we settled into our room before heading on a stroll around the grounds of the hotel. With stunning views overlooking the River Colligan and central to many popular destinations along the Waterford Greenway we couldn’t have been situated in a better spot for our festive getaway.
Unfortunately we were a little bit unlucky with the weather but come November/December time in Ireland I don’t think anyone expects much better. However The Park embodies an ‘old worldly’ interior design which made us feel warm and cosy.
One plus to Winter is the spectacular light it throws…
…. and we could enjoy it nestled up beside the fire.
Before we knew it dinner-time was upon us and we made our way down to the Garden Restaurant. Compared to the rest of the hotel this restaurant is decorated with a more modern twist. There was a great buzz at dinner with a couple of Christmas parties taking place. The food was delicious as were the couple of glasses of vino we polished off!
The next morning saw us rise for breakfast early and start our tour of the Waterford Greenway with a full Irish on board of course. There are many routes mapped out on the Greenway to suit everyone’s tastes, needs and capabilities. The signage along the trails is extremely helpful too, even we managed to find our way back to the hotel! The Park Hotel offers specific packages for those interested in exploring the Greenway, which you can check out here.
… And before we knew it, it was time to get on the road and leave our haven of coziness and relaxation, all good things must come to an end eh?! Finally I must say a huge thank you to Fuzion PR for organising this trip, to the Flynn Group for always making me feel so welcome & the Greenway Man for providing us with our bikes!