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Christmas in Gorey
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.
Christmas in Gorey
24th December – Christmas Eve
A warm welcome awaits our guests at The Amber Springs Hotel – Check in from 2.00 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 Dinner 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
New Family Suites in Gorey
Amber Springs Hotel opens new extension and furthers its reach into the resort market
48 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.
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Best Family Hotel
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”.
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.
Children Celebrations and Parties Gorey
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.