A childhood favourite of Kate’s, Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare Co.Wexford is a place you need to experience at least once in your life. Situated on Rosslare Strand Beach the views alone from Kelly’s Hotel are worth it. If you are looking for the best seafood that Ireland has to offer, Kelly’s is where you need to go. Your day revolves around food, wondering when your next meal is and what it will be, a true foodies dream. The menu for both lunch and dinner changes everyday and the choice is endless. It’s a family resort so there are loads of activities for the kids too meaning adults can also enjoy the relaxing break. Their spa is incredible, an hour in there and you will come out refreshed. They use Clarins and ESPA products which Kate loves. If you go for a weekend or for a week you will come home relaxed and refreshed.
So how did we find out about this haven you ask? Kate’s family have been going to Kelly’s long before she was born and her mother hasn’t missed a year since she was four years old!
Kate’s love for Kelly’s:
Kelly’s is a second home for me. My mum started going with her family when she was four years old and none of us have ever missed a year. We go at different times of the year but we all go together, it’s our family thing and we all love our holiday to Kelly’s, it would feel weird not being there. My family are all foodies and we discuss the Kelly’s dinner menu each night guessing what each family member will pick. As a child you will never be bored, there is so much to do and the hotel organise endless activities. As an adult it’s a place to relax, recharge and eat the most amazing food. I am slightly bias towards this hotel because I have so many family memories there but it will be a place that I bring my children too so they experience the same fun I had. I could spend all day on the beach or just walking around the grounds of the hotel. They have a 9 hole mini golf course along with tennis courts so you really won’t run out of things to do. Kelly’s has to be my favourite place in Ireland.
Darragh’s thoughts as a newbie to the ‘Kelly’s’ experience:
A weekend in Kelly’s has been such a great experience for me. From the moment I stepped inside the door I just felt relaxed and under no obligation or pressure to do anything but relax and enjoy myself. Kate had kindly booked me in for a “stress-buster” massage when I arrived and that set the tone for the weekend. From strolling to the pool in a bath robe to enjoying a glass of wine over dinner the weekend was really about unwinding and getting away from it all. The days in Kelly’s revolved around the excellent food on offer and the constantly changing dinner menu meant the hardest decision was deciding what to have!
The fact that it is situated right on the beach adds to its charm, for me there is nothing more relaxing than listening to the sea, we even managed to catch the sunrise the morning we left (the pictures speak for themselves). The staff in Kelly’s are so friendly and really are a credit to the hotel. I missed breakfast one morning yet when I asked they brought me out two plates full of pastries and toast, one thing for sure is you will never go hungry!
I came back to work on Monday morning feeling brand new. A weekend in Kelly’s feels like you are a world away, especially if the weather is good, and it was one of the most relaxing and food orientated weekends I’ve ever had!
If you have any questions about our weekend in Kelly’s Resort Hotel make sure to tweet us @wheretonextdarl
Kate & Darragh