After the overindulgence of Christmas, now is the time of year where we all feel like getting back on track and having a total detox. With that in mind, there’s nothing quite like a wonderful weekend away in a spa hotel to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
From indulging in a full body massage to clearing out all those nasty toxins with a session in the sauna, you’re guaranteed to feel rejuvenated by the time you leave. Whether you choose to make it a romantic break or a weekend with the girls, we’ve found some of the best hotels in Ireland for a spa break.
The Spa at Fota Island Resort, Cork
If you’re looking for total relaxation, head to the spa at Foto Island Resort. With stunning woodland views, guests are invited to use the hydrotherapy pool and thermal suites before they spoil themselves with one of the spa’s extensive list of treatments. There are some amazing treatments available, from a Bamboo Back of Body Massage to several different Envelopment Rituals (including a sensual chocolate body polish and wrap, heaven!). The selection of hydrotherapy baths incorporates colour light therapy to relax the mind and body. Full and Half Day Packages are available along with packages for couples.
Book Foto Island Resort here
ESPA at The Europe Hotel, Kerry
Set along the waters of Killarney’s largest lake, Loch Léin, overlooked by Co. Kerry’s stunning McGillycuddy Reeks, ESPA luxury spa at The Europe is magnificent. Designed to be in perfect balance with the nature of its environment, each room features breathtaking views, making it very easy to relax and unwind. The unique series of holistic treatments available at the Spa combine traditional European and Eastern Philosophies, releasing tensions and restoring a sense of absolute wellbeing. From a Balinese Massage to an Ultimate Hot Stone Pedicure, you’re guaranteed total bliss! There are a range of treatments also available tailored for men and expectant mums.
Book The Europe here
Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare
Take some time out to relax, unwind and recharge in the luxurious award-winning spa at Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare. In this haven of tranquillity, immerse yourself in a lazy massage or surrender to the healing properties of the fabulous hydrotherapy suite. Treatments are tailored to your own personal skin and body profile. Try a Deep Cleanse Facial or a Hot Stone Massage to unwind after a challenging day. There are a range of day packages available including the Spa Indulgence Package or the Oriental Mud Rasul.
Book Killashee Hotel, Co. Kildare here
The Spa at One Pery Square, Limerick
Situated in the Georgian Quarter of Limerick’s city centre, the spa at No.1 Pery Square is an oasis of calm. Located in basement vaults of the sensitively restored 1830’s building, the holistic spa offers an extensive range of organic & holistic treatments for men & women designed to fulfil every need. All of the spa retreats include an hour in the thermal suite, which includes the snooze room, aroma salts foot bath and the coal bunker sauna. Signature treatments range from the Voya Voyager Massage Journey to the Mindful Dreams Sleep Ritual. Pure bliss!
Book No.1 Pery Square here
The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
For a spot of pampering in the heart of Dublin city, it’s hard to beat the spa at the iconic Shelbourne Hotel. Featuring seven treatment rooms and an opulent relaxation room, the treatment menu is extensive, featuring Elemis facials and treatments inspired by (and including!) classic cocktails. The hotel is also home to a Health Club with swimming pool and thermal suite, rounding out the classic spa experience.
Book Shelbourne Hotel here