Very much the jewel in Ireland’s spa crown at the moment, Galgorm has everything from innovative spa packages to a beautiful location and exceptional food. The River Maine flows through the estate to really set the scene, and making relaxation in the River House which overhangs the water a delightful experience. The spa embraces its Celtic heritage with offerings such as the Beltane Experience where you relax around a sunken fire available, and the hotel does everything to five star standards.
Overlooking the Irish Sea and the Mourne Mountains, Slieve Donard Resort and Spa has a history of Ireland’s hospitality dating back to 1898. With its own bakery, vegetable gardens, pigs, laundry, and power plant it has always been forward thinking, and today it’s no different, with two floors of space dedicated to the spa experience and making it the perfect place to unwind with a group of friends.
A glass jewel designed by ESPA, the spa at The Europe Hotel and Resort looks out onto the Killarney area’s largest lake, Lough Lein, and the McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain beyond. It is a place of carefully considered customer experience – a journey through the spa, while the surrounding hotel continues the contemporary luxury alongside a spectacularly beautiful natural landscape.
In characteristic Irish style, this new spa in Ireland to the Spabreaks.com collection is in a beautiful location, free to be explored on foot or using one of the bicycles available to borrow. The hotel’s history dating back to the 1600s is evident throughout, in name, style and food, but the spa itself is utterly contemporary. Perfect for romantic getaways, Farnham Estate is a luxurious destination.
Just 40 minutes from Dublin and looking out across the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Wicklow hills. That, teamed with the rolling estate on which the hotel is located as well as the nearby Powerscourt Waterfall, it doesn’t get much more scenic than this. Meanwhile, inside there are 20 treatment rooms, including a private spa suite, a 20-metre Swarovski crystal-lit pool and a thermal suite – and that’s just the beginning of what makes it the perfect way to escape the school holidays.
The home of Ireland’s first Walking River feature in a thermal suite, renowned for its assistance in healing sports and fatigue related injuries, as well as being close to the Fota Wildlife Park, Fota Island Resort is an entirely unique experience that very much takes its lead from mother nature. On an island in Cork Harbour, the Irish coast provides impressive scenery while the five star resort offers accommodation in either 123 contemporary rooms and eight penthouse suites or a number of self-catering lodges within the grounds.
Woodland trails and a rich history are key characteristics at Killashee Hotel, a mere 30km from Dublin. All Victorian grandeur, the hotel is teeming with old world charm, while the spa sits in a separate building in the grounds and is divided into leisure facilities which can also be accessed by children, and an adult only spa.
Just 20 minutes from Dublin, Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa’s romance stems from its luxury credentials. One of the most regal looking spas in Ireland, it is surrounded by landscaped gardens. The SEOID spa is set over three floors dedicated to wellbeing. Wake up with a verdant view, and head to Dublin for a day out.
Dating back to the 1400s and the founding fathers of Donegal, Lough Eske Castle is a five star hotel on the edge of a lake (Lough Eske). Despite updates it has retained its baronial style which form the basis of a luxurious, offering one of the most romantic and welcoming escapes of the spas in Ireland. Again, the grounds are beautiful and you can really take time to explore them with your partner with activities including horse riding, fishing, surfing.
Originally called the ‘Iceland Cottage’ the Ice House is a place steeped in history. Strategically positioned on the Moy estuary where tons of wild salmon were preserved here under ice before being shipped to the markets of Dublin and Liverpool.