Tomorrow is December!
It is hard to believe that in a couple of hours we will be into the final month of 2016 and the start of the festivities that December inevitably brings with it. 2016 seems to have been such a quick year, it seems no time since we were preparing for the 2015 festive season! We have had such an amazing year in Ariel House and we thought we would take this opportunity to look back on the highlights and share them with you!
Our Melting Moments – we shared the recipe for our most popular afternoon tea recipe and we had emails and messages from all over the world telling us that you had made them and devoured them! We love hearing from people that try our recipes and think it is fabulous that so many of you bake them at home!
The McKennas’ Guides featured us in their 100 Top Places to Stay in Ireland 2016 and we are still beaming with the news. They also launched an app which is fantastic for people thinking of travelling to Ireland.
We really enjoyed the 1916 Commemorations which took place all over Ireland. So important to mark these truly historical occasions with the respect they deserve.
Ireland in the Euros 2016 – We certainly didn’t win the Euros but we won the hearts of all the nations across Europe with our singing and our celebrations! We were particularly proud to be Irish for the month of June!
We featured in The Telegraph UK article naming The Top Ten Best Budget Hotels! We were thrilled to get such amazing coverage and pride ourselves on offering good value for money.
We baked and blogged the most delicious Crispy Bacon Sodabread and are still dreaming about how delicious it was! You really need to try it!
We received a Best Customer Service Award at the National Hospitality Awards 2016. We were absolutely thrilled to be awarded this prestigious award from industry professionals!
We were so happy to host a very special Cookies & Coffee Morning organised by Canopi Sleeves. All moneys raised was donated to Breast Cancer Research Ireland and we had a really successful fundraising day! Canopi Sleeves are also donating 10% of their sales for the month of December to this worthy cause, perfect gift idea for Christmas.
Last but not least we were awarded Ireland’s Best Hotel Breakfast by Trivago! We pride ourselves on sourcing the best ingredients and tastiest produce that we can find and are thrilled that our lovely guests have taken the time to rate us on Trivago.
So much happened in 2016 here in Ariel House. We are looking forward to having a very busy festive season, plenty of mince pies and lots more exciting things to come in 2017!
Till the next time!