Amber Springs Hotel and Health SPa
To VAT, or not to VAT, that is the question
03 Dec, 2018
Christmas at The Amber
03 Sep, 2018
Ho Ho Ho we’re all go for Christmas 2018
07 Jun, 2018
New Family Den Suites puts Amber Springs firmly on the destination map
05 Feb, 2018
Best Family Hotel in Ireland
24 Mar, 2017
One Farm Two Hotels One Vision
19 Oct, 2016
18 Aug, 2016
To VAT, or not to VAT, that is the questionRead More
With Budget 2019 announcing that tourism-related activities will revert to a VAT rate of 13.5%, hotels & restaurateurs around the country are left to face the dilemma of passing on the cost to the guest that being you the public or taking the hit themselves. Businesses around the country were left reeling after this and for some smaller businesses this increase of 4.5% means the difference of staying opening or closing up altogether. A lot of people are unaware or unsure of what this means to them. What this increase means to you the public is an increase of 4.5% on food and accommodation costs. So if you are planning a wedding, christening, communion or a night away you will now pay an additional 4.5%.
The hospitality sector is the sector that carried Ireland through the recession and now the economy is moving in the right direction the industry and the public seemed to be seems to be targeted again. With rates, rent, insurance, utility costs and wages all soaring many businesses have been forced to pass this cost on to the customer. You may have read recent articles of how some hotel have passed this cost on to Brides & Grooms increasing their overall wedding costs by thousands.
Here at the Amber Springs Hotel and Health Spa we have decided not to pass this cost on to the guest. So for all pre-booked services for 2019 or for anyone looking to book a service in the hotel for 2019 we will not be passing this 4.5% increase on to you. Having won Ireland’s favorite family-friendly stay in the 2018 Reader Travel Awards of the Irish Independent and Georgina Campbell’s Family Destination of the year, we’d like to treat you as family would and look after you……
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24th December – Christmas Eve
A warm welcome awaits our guests at The Amber Springs Hotel – Check in from 3.00 PM.
4.30 PM or 5.00 PM – take a trip on our Amber Express to our Christmas Village to wave farewell to Santa before he returns to the north pole for his busy night ahead.
5.30 PM – Pre-Dinner Mulled Wine reception In Hotel Foyer with Festive Singers.
6.00 PM Tea with Santa’s Elves.
6.00 PM to 8.00 PM – Sumptuous Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner in Kelbys Restaurant.
7.00 PM to 10.00 PM- Christmas themed activities with our Kids Entertainment Team.
8.00 PM to 9.30 PM – Family Disco in BBG.
Cinema screening a selection of Christmas movies during the afternoon and evening.
Live Entertainment for the adults in The Terrace Bar from 9.30 PM.
25th December – Christmas Day
A leisurely full Irish breakfast is served in Kelbys to start this special day.
10. AM – 4.00 PM – Amber Park with go-karts, mini- golf, football pitch and playground.
No better way to work up an appetite than a visit to Club Amber Leisure.
1.30 PM – Full 5 course traditional Christmas Day Luncheon in The Corrig Suite.
Cinema screens a selection of Christmas Classics throughout the afternoon and evening.
An afternoon with a selection of Board Games available in our Playroom.
Or simply relax out in our Oasis Room.
6.00 PM to 9.00 PM – Festive Buffet Dinner served in Kelbys.
9.30 PM – Live Entertainment in The Terrace Bar, Terrace Bar open from 6.00 PM.
8.00 PM – 9.30 PM – Family Disco in BBG, BBG Bar open from 6.00 PM.
26th December – Stephen’s Day
Delicious full Irish breakfast is served in Kelbys Buffet at your leisure.
10 AM -4 PM – Amber Park with go-karts, mini- golf, football pitch and playground.
Re-invigorate the body and mind with a visit to Club Amber or revive the senses with a treatment in Cocoon Spa (appointments must be booked in advance).
10.00 AM -1.00 PM and 7.00 PM to 10.00 PM – Kids Club.
Festive favourites screened in our Cinema throughout the day.
9.30 PM – Live Entertainment in The Terrace Bar.
Dining in BBG & Farina.
27th December – Fond Farewells
Delicious full Irish breakfast is served in Kelbys at your leisure prior to a fond farewell to friends & family.
Christmas Sparkle Package with The Amber Springs Hotel 3 night’s Bed and Breakfast
Dinner on two evenings and Christmas Day Luncheon
Rate €512.00 per adult sharing / €229.00 per child
Infants 3 and under go FREE
Ho Ho Ho we’re all go for Christmas 2018Read More
The Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey is renowned for being the leading family destination hotel in Ireland and for running one of the best Santa Train experiences. This year for Christmas 2018 they have combined their skills to open over the festive period with a 3 day package celebrating this most wonderful time of the year.The hotel will be open for a limited number of families, ensuring each can enjoy the break with space, calm and enjoyment as well as having a full itinerary of events on hand to entertain all ages. The Christmasexperience starts with a train trip to wave bye bye to Santa Claus as he heads off on his all important Christmas Eve trip. Guests then return to the hotel for a mulled wine and carole reception, a very festive start to the break.Filled with sparkle and fun the Amber Springs 3 night family Christmaspackage starts on Christmas Eve, 24th December. Running for 3 nights bed and breakfast with dinner on two evenings and of course a sumptuous Christmas Day Luncheon. The Amber Christmas programme is designed for total relaxation and family enjoyment.€512.00 per adult sharing / €229.00 per child (4 years and upwards) the hotel is only taking names and details of those interested at the moment, but you would be advised to register quickly as rooms will be limited as it will book out fast!Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas!For the first time we’re open for Christmas 2018. Filled with sparkle and family fun we have a festive and memorable 3 night package starting on Christmas Eve 24th December.Join us for a indulgent three night stay including gourmet food, fine wines, winter walks, activities and entertainment for the whole family. Our ChristmasProgramme is designed for your total relaxation and family enjoyment over the festive period. Upon arrival you are welcomed with a warming glass of Mulled Wine, after which you can relax and unpack in your bedroom or suite to start yourChristmas Break in Gorey at the Amber Springs.Christmas Sparkle Package with The Amber Springs 3 night’s bed and breakfast, dinner on two evenings & Christmas Day Luncheon €512.00 per adult sharing / €229.00 per childChristmas Eve 24th December 2018A warm welcome awaits our guests at The Amber Springs Hotel – Check in from 2pmTake a trip on our Amber Express to our Christmas Village to wave farewell to Santa before he returns to the north pole for his busy night ahead (Amber Express departs at 4.30pm & 5pm only)5.30pm – Pre Dinner Mulled Wine reception In Hotel Foyer with Festive SingersChristmas Eve, Children’s Tea with Santa’s Elves (6.00pm)Sumptuous Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner served in Kelbys 6pm to 8pmChristmas themed activities with our Kids Entertainment Team 7.00pm – 10pm with Family Disco 8.00pm -9.30pm in BBGCinema screening a selection of Christmas movies throughout the afternoon and eveningLive Entertainment for the adults in The Terrace Bar from 9.30pmChristmas Day 25th December 2018A leisurely full Irish breakfast is served in Kelbys to start this special dayAmber Park with *go-karts, *mini- golf, football pitch and playground (available 10am – 4pm)No better way to work up an appetite than a visit to Club Amber LeisureFull five course traditional Christmas Day Luncheon Dinner served in The Corrig Suite at 1.30pmCinema screening a selection of Christmas Classics throughout the afternoon and eveningAn afternoon with a selection of Board Games available in our Playroom or relax out in our oasis roomFestive Buffet Dinner served in Kelbys 6.00pm—9.00pmLive Entertainment in The Terrace Bar from 9.30pm, Terrace bar open from 6pmBBG bar open from 6pmFamily Disco 8.00pm— 9.30pm in BBG
St.Stephen’s Day 26th December 2018Delicious full Irish breakfast is served in Kelbys Buffet at your leisureAmber Park with *go-karts, *mini- golf, football pitch and playground 10am -4pmRe-invigorate the body and mind with a visit to Club Amber or revive the senses with a treatment in Cocoon Spa (appointments must be booked in advance)Kids Club 10.00am-1pm and 7pm—10pmFestive favourites screened in our Cinema throughout the dayLive Entertainment in The Terrace Bar from 9.30pmDining in BBG & Farina27th December 2018Delicious full Irish breakfast is served in Kelbys at your leisure prior to a fond farewell to friends new and old
New Family Den Suites puts Amber Springs firmly on the destination mapRead MoreAmber Springs Hotel opens new extension and furthers its reach into the resort market48 new Amber Family Suites added to the Gorey hotel.The Amber Springs Hotel in Gorey is extending its reach into the family resort market with the addition of 48 new Amber Family Suites. This brings the number of bedrooms within the resort to 127.The new Amber Suites sees a further investment in the Amber Springs Hotel of over €6 million and is not the last project planned for the resort with the addition of a new garden view lounge, expanded kids and wobbler playroom and extension to the existing family restaurant to begin later this month.Officially opened by Minister of State Michael D’Arcy TD, he said “The Amber Family Suites shows a significant and further investment in the tourism sector in North Wexford and with it brings further employment which is extremely positive. The Dens are excellent and truly innovative in hospitality. What parent wouldn’t love their kids close by while giving them privacy at the same time? Hats off to the Redmonds, it’s clear to see they know their market! Recently recipients of two significant awards for Ireland’s top family destination hotel, the Amber Springs really is helping to put Gorey on the destination map and at the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Well done to all involved!”.The first of their kind in Ireland, the Amber Family Suites have an open plan space of 55 sq metres with an internal kids den that has a private area where the children can sleep and play while the adults get to relax in comfort! The Suites will have WiFi, smart TV’s, mini fridge and larger family bathroom with walk in shower.The best bit is the family get to stay together, like a fun family slumber party, in a luxurious, spacious and contemporary designed room with exclusive access to this new wing.Also within the new wing are the Amber Family Corner Suites which are open plan rooms with all of the comfort, space and luxury of the Family Suites within one enormous space.A great addition to the hotels current rooms, the price point sits comfortably between the current family rooms or choosing two interconnecting rooms.The Amber Springs put a huge emphasis on the family market with strong investment in family facilities including an outdoor park with go-karting, mini golf, pet farm, playground and the Amber Village where seasonal events are held.General manager Eibhear Coyle, “Year-on-year we strengthen our family offering and have a strong focus on providing the best experience for guests of all ages from toddlers to grandparents. We see the new wing of family suites will really cement our position in the family hotel/resort sector as one of the leading hotels in Ireland for our international and domestic guests.”“In the last 24 months we have opened two new restaurants – our Italian garden pizzeria and FARM Steakhouse, an adult only outlet that serves the most delicious steaks using beef from our own hotel Redmond Farm. As a property we have also won the Best Family Destination Hotel at the Destination Ireland Awards, the Best SPA Team at the recent Irish Beauty Industry Awards, Best Hotel Restaurant in the South East, a Bord Bia Origin Green award for Redmond Farm and an Sustainable Restaurant Award (SRA). All in all its been a busy time!” he concluded.For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Family Hotel in IrelandRead More
The Amber Springs Hotel is the winner of the BEST FAMILY HOTEL IN IRELAND in the inaugural year of the Irish Hotel Awards. This programme was set up to celebrate the amazing work being done in hotels across the island.
The hotel focuses strongly on providing the best experience for all ages from toddlers to grandparents. There are loads of things for the kids to do. The hotel is minutes from excellent beaches, has adult and kids’s swimming pool, a great active kids club, pet farm, mini golf, go-karting, Amber Train and Village and four restaurants including an Italian garden pizzeria and an adult only FARM steakhouse. The hotel is surrounded by family visitor attractions. We are hugely fortunate to have a really lovely repeat guest business and our strongest marketing tool is word of mouth which we hope reflects the service and enjoyment our guests have.
The Amber Springs has recently embarked on a complete bedroom renovation project and a new 48 family rooms extension.
Speaking at the awards organisers said “The hospitality industry in Ireland consistently goes the extra mile to provide top quality experiences for visitors from all over the world. This wouldn’t be possible without the ‘Stars’ of the industry – those people day in day out who work behind the scenes to deliver consistently high standards. The Irish Hotel Awards is a celebration of these people and the hotels they work in”.
Eibhear Coyle, General manager of the Amber Springs believes the award is a reflection of the value and affection the industry and the guest hold the hotel in “Its a great win for us, we have a strong team in place who drive our property mantra “Dedicated to happiness dedicated to you”, the Irish Hotel Award is one team Amber can be, and should be, proud to have won”.
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Bord Bia lists Redmond Farm as a finalist in Origin Green Awards
We are delighted to be a finalist in the forthcoming Bord Bia Origin Green Awards, read more about our Farm Gate to Hotel Gate and our carbon footprint, sustainable ethos below…
Wexford farm shortlisted for Bord Bia Origin Green award
Prize recognises sustainable practices in beef and dairy farming
Winners to be announced at awards ceremony on October 21st
Redmond Farm (the farm linked to the Amber Springs Hotel and the Ashdown Park Hotel) has been nominated for the first-ever Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards, putting the farm among the most efficient in the country. Origin Green is the world’s first national programme to address climate change and the broader sustainability challenges in food and agriculture. Bord Bia is inaugurating the Farmer Awards this year to the exceptional performance being achieved by members of Bord Bia’s Beef and Dairy Sustainability Assurance Schemes, which are pivotal to differentiating Irish food and drink in the global marketplace.
A total of 28 beef and dairy finalists have been shortlisted for the Awards. These producers exemplify an environmentally conscious approach, producing what the market demands in a natural, sustainable manner. The overall winning producers will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 21st October 2016.
The Amber Park is a fantastic place to host your child’s party – whether its a communion, confirmation, school tour or special event.
The Amber Park is a fantastic spot for children and adults alike to enjoy and hang out in. Lots of do in a private area at the back of the Amber Springs behind our Italian garden restaurant FARINA. See our many different animals from pigs, to alpacas, our new racoon, pet rabbits and of course our calves.
Try your hand at mini golf, go karting, lifesized chess and enjoy a trip aboard our Amber Express to see the Amber Village and for the little ones they can also feed the ducks. For kids parties e can host treasure hunts, creative art parties, sport competitions anything you and your special birthday child would like to do to make their day the very best birthday….EVER!
Kids Party packages start from €12.50 per child (1 hour and a half) which includes as many go’s on the park games as they wish as well party food and drinks (for example: sausages and chips with plenty of dips!) Our 2 hours and a half includes unlimited use of our crazy golf and go carts and train trip to the Amber Village to feed the animals as well as the party food is only €15 per child.
We promise to make your child’s day one to remember! Call 053 948400 to book.