RSVP Spa Awards 2016: The Top 20 Best Spas In Ireland
After another year of checking out some of the best spas this country has to offer, we at RSVP magazine have chosen our pick of the bunch when it comes to great service, excellent quality and total luxury for that perfect relaxing escape
BEST SPECIALISED TREATMENT – The Spa at Mount Falcon
Mount Falcon Estate, Foxford Road, Ballina, Co Mayo.
The Spa at Mount Falcon uses Elemis and Neom treatments. The innovative Neom Wellbeing Treatment begins with the science of scent therapy, where you choose between four treatments by inhaling four luxurious candles that represent four needs in our hectic lifestyles. Sleep, De-Stress, Happiness and Energy. Treatments include meditation, shiatsu, Thai massage, trigger point and reflexology techniques, with each one created to provide true therapeutic wellbeing benefits. This organic brand is the perfect fit to Mount Falcon’s calm and tranquil surroundings.
Tel: 00353 (0) 96 23109 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.mountfalcon.com
BEST ANTI-AGING TREATMENT – Breaffy House Resort
Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
A new and exciting facial is being introduced to Breaffy Spa at Breaffy House Resort Castlebar – BIOTECH. This unique facial combines new machine technologies seamlessly with hands on therapy, creating immediate and long-term results while targeting specific skincare needs. Powerful plant actives work with the body’s natural bioelectrical field and enhance the skins ability to rejuvenate, resurface and radiate. This Facial is truly the future of skin care with immediate and long lasting results. Price is usually €99 but Breaffy Spa have offered an amazing special offer of €79.
Tel: 094 9044160 | Email: email@example.com | Web: www.breaffyhouseresort.com
BEST 5* SPA EXPERIENCE – The Angsana Spa
The Brehon Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
The Angsana Spa, at The Brehon, is the European flagship of the famous Thai celebrity haunt, The Banyan Tree. This Spa provides a sanctuary for the inner self by offering a range of holistic non-clinical spa treatments and massages to refresh and revitalise the spirit mind and physical being. All treatments carried out in the Angsana Spa are 100% authentic Thai and use 100% natural ingredients. All therapists have been trained at The Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket.The Spa also incorporates a Wellness Vitality Suite that includes a vitality pool with underwater seats and hydrotherapy jets, a tropical shower, a herb sauna, a crystal steam room, a salt grotto and an ice fountain.
Tel: 064 6623980 | Web: www.thebrehon.com
BEST ULSTER SPA – The Ciúin Spa
The Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.
The Ciúin Spa is the perfect place to unwind, whether you’re flying solo or having a pampering day with the girls. It was the first spa in Ireland to launch three fabulous new Elemis body treatments: the Hot Mineral Body Boost (55 mins, €85pp); the Thousand Flower Detox Wrap (1hr, €85pp) and the Garden Rose Restore (55 mins, €85pp and Deluxe, including face and scalp, 1hr 20mins, €110pp). It also offers the sought-after Elemis Biotec Facial. There are two relaxation suites to chill out in after treatments and for every €10 you spend, you earn a minute of treatment time.
Tel: +353 (0)49 952 6444 | Web: www.slieverussell.ie
BEST SPA PACKAGES- The Spa @ Horse and Jockey Hotel
Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Tipperary.
The SPA at the Horse and Jockey Hotel Tipperary is a relaxing oasis, dedicated to a sense of personal well-being and to the renewal of mind, body and spirit. The Spa @ Horse and Jockey encompasses seven treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy room, couples suite, beauty rooms & a star lit relaxation area. Guests of our spa also have use of our pool & hydrology areas. Using top brands such as Voya, Elemis, & HD Brows our guest are guaranteed a luxurious and relaxing experience.
Tel: 0504 33020 | Web: www.horseandjockeyhotel.com
BEST DESTINATION SPA – The Wells Spa
BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow.
The Wells Spa takes its name from the site’s ancient wells – all the water used on site is sourced and purified from these natural springs, while the spa’s heating and hot water comes from Ireland’s largest hotel geo-thermal heat recovery system. This state of the art spa has a hammam massage room, wet and dry flotation rooms, heated relaxation loungers, a serail mud chamber and a stunning indoor to outdoor swimming pool, to name a few of its special features. All one hour treatments are just €75, with treatments of other durations priced accordingly.
Tel: 0402 94790 | Web: www.brooklodge.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEST LUXURY SPA – The Spa at Muckross
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Muckross, Killarney, Co Kerry.
The Spa at Muckross is located in the five star Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney. The award winning spa provides the ideal destination to relax and unwind, located in the heart of Killarney National Park, overlooking the Blue Pool River and private spa garden, the luxurious spa is surrounded by nature. The Spa has 10 treatment rooms and an extensive Vitality and Thermal suite including, Vitality Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Outdoor hot tub, Jacuzzi, Heated Loungers and Relaxation Room.World Spa Award winner for Best Destination Spa in Ireland, the Spa facilities are renowned world-wide. The Spa is proud to partner with Pevonia Botanica, one of the world’s leading Spa product providers.
Tel: 064 6623456/ 064 6624300 | Email: email@example.com | Web: www.muckrosspark.com
BEST RESORT SPA – Shandon Spa
Shandon Hotel and Spa, Marble Hill Strand, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal.
Enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Donegal coastline at the Shandon, as the spa’s full height picture windows over three floors ensure you have breaktaking views of Sheephaven Bay and its surrounding hills and mountains. The spa boasts a vitality area, a vitality pool, individual foot spas, a sauna, a salt grotto, a relaxation room and an outdoor Canadian hot tub where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea. There are eight treatment rooms, including two double rooms, so that you can have your pampering alongside a friend or partner.
Tel: 074 913 6137 | Web: www.shandonhotelspa.com
BEST GETAWAY SPA – River Spa
Falls Hotel & Spa, Ennistymon, Co Clare.
Spoil yourself and some friends in the unique Riverspa at the Falls Hotel & Spa in Co Clare. With twelve treatment rooms, there are over 50 incredible treatments to choose from; facials, massages, body wraps, dry floats, body scrubs, mud treatments, and their signature Balinese Massage. You’ll feel amazing after The Mud Rasul ritual! Forget the outside world in their thermal suite and relaxation room with stunning views, leave time for the Aqua Club. With B&B and Afternoon Tea packages available, it really is the ultimate Girl’s Getaway. Offer – Relax and enjoy a getaway with your besties – one night B&B, Afternoon Tea with prosecco, a Deep Tissue Full Body Massage, with a bonus Elemis taster facial – all for €150pps, exclusive to RSVP readers. Quote RSVP offer upon booking.
Tel: 065 707 1004 | Web: www.fallshotel.ie
BEST ULSTER DAY SPA – Riverside Spa
Stradone, Co Cavan.
A visit to Riverside Spa situated on this oldstyle unique estate dating back to the early 1800’s will leave you feeling revitalised and deeply relaxed. This unique 200 year old stone building in our secluded estate will take you to tranquillity and peacefulness, away from stress and daily chores. Here at Riverside Spa every effort has been made to be at the forefront of the latest technology and methods to excel results and standards in award winning anti-ageing, inch loss, toning, cellulite, hair removal treatments, etc. Whilst on your personal journey, you will experience our thermal suite area which includes a steamroom, sauna, indoor jacuzzi and outdoor hot-tub, rain shower and relaxation area leaving you feeling revitalised and refreshed following pure tranquillity from your spa treatment from one of our highly trained therapists. We pride ourselves in exceeding our customers’ expectations and will be gladly here to assist in any special requirements and for all our customers to enjoy their experience at Riverside Spa.
Tel: 049 432 3866 | Web: www.riversidespa.ie
BEST ELEMIS TREATMENT – Lyrath Estate
Lyrath Estate, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny.
Elemis Exotic Escape treatment. Escape to The Oasis Spa at the 5 star Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny with this indulgent new ritual, designed by Elemis and Exclusive to the Oasis Spa. Begin with a luxurious full body exfoliation with an Elemis Exotic Frangipani Salt Glow, followed by a muscle melting massage of the Back, Neck, Shoulders and backs of the legs. To complete your experience enjoy an Elemis Vitamin Injection Facial. Bursting with anti-oxidant rich minerals and vitamins, this de-stressing and purifying treatment helps remove damaging toxins, regenerate skin cells and balance sebum. The exceptional results are remineralised, rebalanced and renewed skin.
Tel: 056 7760088 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.lyrath.com
BEST DAY SPA LEINSTER – Rainforest Spa
Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
Rainforest Spa is a multi-award winning day spa that boasts stunning views overlooking the Wicklow hills. The Rainforest Spa experience goes beyond the best treatments available and offers a haven of wellness in picturesque Enniskerry. This spa is Leinster’s best kept secret and the perfect place to destress. Alongside premium treatments, there are day spa facilities of sauna, steam, outdoor hot tub and whisper lounge. Launched in 2009, Rainforest Spa has won several industry awards and is Ireland’s first certified Cancer Aware Spa.
Tel: 012748080 | Web: www.rainforest.ie
BEST HOLISTIC BODY RITUAL – The Silver Tassie Hotel and Spa
Ramelton Rd, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
A holistic journey of relaxation awaits you at the award winning Seascape Spa. “The Wild Atlantic Way Signature Treatment” is the ultimate choice. Your journey begins with an application of the worlds finest organic seaweed oil followed by a soothing holistic full body massage, face and scalp pressure point massage then a relaxing soak in hand harvested seaweed from the shores along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way. This treatment can also be enjoyed in the Seascape Spa’s couples treatment room (supplement applies). For reservations or further details contact the Seascape Spa today. Duration: 90 minutes. Individual Treatment Cost: €115.00
Tel: +353 (0) 74 91 25619 | Email: email@example.com | Web: www.silvertassiehotel.com
BEST TREATMENT ROOMS – Estuary Spa
Faithlegg House Hotel, Faithlegg, Co. Waterford.
The Estuary Spa is the ideal location for relaxation and pampering. There is a team of highly professional and skilled therapists whose aim is to deliver outstanding treatments that have been chosen with much care and knowledge allowing customers to choose treatments with confidence. The Spa is set in the most peaceful surroundings. It has 4 individual treatment rooms, a relaxation room and a leisure centre offering a Sauna, Steam room, Jacuzzi, and a heated indoor poll. The Estuary spa offers a calm, tranquil and holistic experience.
Tel: (0)51 382000 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEST THERMAL SUITE – Fota Island
Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Cork.
A wonderful spa where the worries of the world just melt away, Fota Island Spa at 5-star Fota Island Resort brings together a unique combination of treatments, therapies and facilities to restore personal energy and vitality. Perfect for anyone looking for relaxation, pampering and an exceptional focus on beauty, escape to tranquillity with one of the Fota Island Spa signature treatments and enjoy access to the hydrotherapy pool and thermal suites. Unwind with the top to toe Serenity Massage, spoil yourself with the Chocolate Indulgence or experience pure bliss with The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Rejuvenation Treatment.
Tel: 021 4673131 | Web: www.fotaisland.ie
BEST ORGANIC THERAPY – Chill Spa at the Ice House Hotel
The Quay, Ballina, Co Mayo.
A facial, a massage, a body wrap, or a soothing soak in an outdoor hot tub…award winning Chill Spa at the Ice House Hotel offers everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and restore well-being and reinstate the rhythm and harmony between mind, body and soul. With revitalising Irish made organic seaweed based VOYA creams, gels and oils, here you’ll find all the little extras your body has been longing for. Chill Spa at The Ice House has a reputation for therapeutic excellence too. The Spa features five intimate and tranquil treatment rooms, two relaxation rooms (one light filled and one dark), a thermal area and an outdoor spa garden with hot tubs and cedar barrel sauna overlooking the River Moy. Enjoy 20% off the brochure price of all individual VOYA Face and Body Treatments of 60 mins or more, Sunday to Thursday inclusive from September to April 2017.
Tel: 096 23511 | Email email@example.com | Web: www.theicehouse.ie
BEST MUNSTER SPA – Revas Spa
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick.
Revas Spa offers a haven of relaxation in the most picturesque surroundings of Adare, Co. Limerick. This luxurious country escape is based in Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel. Revas Spa has 18 treatment rooms, and is complete with an extensive beauty, nail and hair salon. Revas Spa offers some unique features and treatments which include; a Turkish Mud Rasul Chamber, romantic duet treatment rooms, outdoor heated pool and a luxury thermal suite. Ms. O’Donnell’s Tea Rooms, located in the Revas Spa, serves vintage Afternoon Tea, adding to the guests spa experience.
Tel: (061) 605120 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Web: www.revasspa.ie
BEST NEW TREATMENT – The Killaloe Spa
The Killaloe Hotel & Spa, Kincora Harbour, Killaloe, Co. Clare.
The Murad Method Facial begins with an in-depth, segmented, five-zone analysis of the skin that aims to reveal the true health of the skin. This allows therapists to treat multiple skin concerns at different levels of severity in one prescriptive treatment, using professional-strength products. Elevated massage techniques are used in the treatment, focusing on lymphatic massage and acupressure which will enhance overall wellness and induce relaxation to relieve stress.Upon completion of the treatment, a personalised skin health plan is prescribed. Contact Caroline and her colleagues at The Killaloe Spa for more details.
Tel: 061-622334 | Web: www.thekillaloe.ie
BEST BEAUTY THERAPIST – Amia Beauty
6 railway Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.
Situated in the heart of Dalkey village, Amia beauty offers clients a large selection of beauty treatments to ensure your experience is one of a kind. Amia beauty is an elegant salon with a difference. We bring you cnd nail polishes, Dianne King Skincare, Kaeso Facials, Waxperts Waxing, Vita Liberata and Cocoa Brown Tan. Our beauty professionals will work with your own needs and preferences to specially design a treatment package that works best for you. We cater for all ages and requirments, offering speciality treatments from ‘Little Princess’ manicures/pedicures to Anti-Ageing Enzyme Therapy facials, as well as full body and back massage, Art Deco make-up application and much more.
Tel: (01) 236 9594
BEST MUM TO BE SPA PACKAGE – The Spa at the Kingsley
The Kingsley Hotel, Victoria Cross, Cork.
Combining natural beauty products and luxurious spa treatments The Spa at The Kingsley offers a unique experience of an outdoor Hydrotherapy Pool overlooking the River Lee. The Kingsley offers you the guest, an opportunity to escape to a haven in the heart of Cork City. Relax and revive with The Spa at The Kingsley, where both full and half day packages, single treatments and finishing touches are available.
Tel: (021) 4800 570 | Web: www.thekingsley.ie