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An insiders guide to Ireland's Best Spa Hotels

ESPA at the Europe in Killarney
ESPA at the Europe in Killarney
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Are you looking for the ultimate relaxing escape where your senses will be soothed and you will reappear refreshed and feeling fantastic?

Ireland has fast become a true go-to destination for the best spa experiences in the world, from couples treatments to romantic getaways for adults-only, to by-the-sea retreats and dedicated wellness centres.

The challenge is in the choice! … from the amazing hotels, treatments and world-class therapists that are currently putting the country on the map .. the question is, which one is for you?

Here's your insiders guide to Ireland's Best Spa Hotels …

Calm by the Coast

White Horses Spa at Trump Doonbeg, Co. Clare, offers a true 5-star experience by the coast. With the healing power of nature as the backdrop, the stunning beachfront location soothes the senses on arrival and the most natural, organic products have been chosen with Voya and Elemis therapies working in natural synergy with the skin, body and mind.

A Romantic Spa Break in Cork

The award-winning Hayfield Manor is a truly romantic destination to get away from it all in, with 7 individually designed treatment rooms. One of Cork's finest spa hotels, it offers a heated pool and outdoor jacuzzi and the luxurious Elemis products in the Beautique Spa.

A City-Centre Hideaway

The Marker Spa oozes sophistication. Hidden away in Dublin's city centre, it is the ultimate hideaway with a unique 23 metre infinity pool – a rarity in a city spa - and a eycalyptus infused steam room and an ongoing list of bespoke packages. This is a true respite from the outside world!

Get Energised at ESPA at the g

The ESPA spa in the g Hotel in Galway is the place to go to completely indulge yourself and emerge completely refreshed. There's a timelessness here and contemporary elegance with two floors of pampering spa treatments and rituals. There are 12 treatment rooms with a wide menu of ESPA treatments and a Thermal Suite featuring a vitality hydro pool, lifestyle rain showers, rock sauna, an ice fountain and a rooftop Zen bamboo terrace.

Decadence and Opulence in Kerry

ESPA at the Europe is a stunning resort spa on the shores of Killarney's Loch Lein and offers ESPA treatments in this beautiful and serene corner of Ireland. The heated loungers with the backdrop of the sound of the water on the lakeshore offer the ultimate in relaxation and this haven really soothes body and mind.

The Magical Monart

Monart has to be included on any list of spa getaways in Ireland. It is a dedicated adults-only destination and remains one of the world's leading spa destinations. This hideaway in Co. Wexford offers the ultimate in treatments with Pevonica Botanica, an elite natural skincare brand.

Adare Manor - The Only La Mer Spa in Ireland

The Spa at Adare Manor is the first and only La Mer Spa in Ireland and the UK. A marriage of luxury and tranquility, the multi-million euro refurbishment of Adare Manor makes this one of Ireland's most exciting spa experiences now ready to disccover. Every detail whispers luxury in this magical setting in the fairytale village of Adare.

Soak in the Luxury: The Spa at the Shelbourne

The therapists at the luxurious Spa at the Shelbourne are some of the most welcoming and highly trained in the country. They tailor each experience so that visitors immediately experience a feeling of calm and being transported to a unique setting. The top brand Elemis is featured here and there are seven luxurious treatment rooms.

What are you waiting for? Transport yourself and take time out in one of Ireland's stunning spas.