Mini-break in Dublin with the family at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s
By Naoise Coogan
If a summer break in Dublin with the family has not been on the top of your list for places to go in the past, maybe the Radisson Blu St Helen’s in Stillorgan will change your mind.
If five-star accommodation, top class service, excellent food, and spacious, luxurious, surroundings, is part of what you look for in a summer break with your children, then look no further, as the Radisson Blu St Helen’s has it all for your family’s summer break.
The five star hotel’s summer family breaks include everything from Kids Go Free, to a family pass to the nearby Airfield pet farm where children can see a working farm complete with adorable miniature ponies and cute goats and pigs. Dundrum shopping centre is just a moment’s drive for those who love shopping.
Radisson Blu St Helen’s is surrounded by four acres of stunning manicured landscaped gardens, giving your children plenty of room to roam while you sit and enjoy a refreshing drink on the sunny terrace.
This is a fine 18th century stately house, originally called Seamount and it was built in 1750 for Sir Thomas Cooley, MP, who instructed his architect to build him ‘a delightful and gracious mansion’.
The hotel is ideally located for exciting family attractions such as Imaginosity, Dublin’s Children’s Museum, and the Dublin Hop On Hop Off bus tours which stop right outside the front door.
Special children’s dining menus, colouring table mats, travel games in the rooms, and even their own check in card will ensure the little ones feel like VIPs.
Along with all of this for the children, there is also heaps of fun for the weary parents.
The Radisson Blu has everything that you would expect from a five-star luxury break. Begin your day with a breakfast fit for a king in the relaxing Talavera Restaurant. This breakfast has it all. Children are catered for famously and even the fussiest child will find something he likes here.
Lunch is also highly recommended in the Orangerie Bar which is located in the stunning conservatory and also leads into the large ballroom lounge where there are ample sofas scattered for lounging purposes. Drinks are served here and large double windows open out onto the terrace below where the children can play as you relax.
Dinner in the Talavera restaurant is a special treat. The authentic Italian cuisine is second to none. Currently this summer, the chef is hosting a special location-specific menu from a different place in Italy and this month it is Sardinia. You will find specialities from Sardinia in abundance on this menu. However do not be put off if traditional Italian fare is not your cup of tea. There is excellent choice and variety on the main menu including tasty fish, succulent meats, and a range of tantalising treats, do try the side orders, including roasted Mediterranean vegetables and chunky chips to accompany your fish or meat dishes. The food is simply sumptuous — nothing is a problem and the taste is delectable.
The Radisson Blu is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the hustle and bustle of the city centre where the best of Dublin entertainment is on offer. However, if quiet, tranquil surrounds are more appealing for you and your family you will not need to leave this stunning hotel for the duration of your stay.
A family break at Radisson Blu St Helens Hotel for two adults and two children starts from just €210, subject to availability.
For more information call the hotel on +353 (0)1 218 6000 or visit www.radissonblu.ie/sthelenshotel-dublin