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10 Spas in Ireland For the Perfect Winter Break

From Dublin to Donegal, Cork to Cavan, I’ve got 10 Spas in Ireland with thermal suites and hot tubs, for the prefect for a winter break. 

When I think of great spa experiences I think of thermal suites, steamy hot tubs, bubbling jacuzzis and hot stone massages – all of which suit winter getaways perfectly. Visiting spas in Ireland when it is hot and sunny outside doesn’t have the same appeal, but I can’t think of a better way to beat the January blues than a spa break in Ireland during the cold dark winter months.

spas in Ireland with hot stone massage

I have teamed up to, Ireland’s leading Spa website, to highlight Spas in Ireland for the perfect winter break. offer discounts on spa treatments as well as spa hotel deals, and offer vouchers that can be used in over 80 Spa hotels in Ireland – including the hotels featured below. You can see all of their spa deals in Ireland here.


1. Wells Spa at Brook Lodge Hotel, Wicklow

spa hotel breaks in Ireland at Brooklodge

BrookLodge is set in its own unique village and is one of Ireland’s most loved hotels. It is famous for its delicious organic food – in fact it won Hotel Restaurant of the Year and Culinary Hotel of the Year, but is also renowned for its Spa and Wellness experiences.

Pool at Wells Spa, Brooklodge

The Wells Spa is an adult-only Spa that offers treatments from organic product ranges such as Voya and Babor. Guests can avail of the Serail mud chamber, aroma baths, hammam, flotation room, finnish baths, double treatment rooms, as well as various Jacuzzi & water features, indoor pool, heated loungers and an outdoor hot tub. Tempting isn’t it?

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2. Sansana Spa at Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin

spa at Royal Marine, Dublin

I live very close to Dun Laoghaire and love taking walks along its seafront. A stay at the Royal Marine Hotel not only affords you the pleasure of being close to the sea, but its Spa is one of the best in Dublin. 

Pool at Sansana Spa Dublin

The impressive Thermal Suite boasts heated marble stone beds, a rock sauna, dry flotation chamber and mud chamber, and there are a wide variety of spa treatments available.

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3. Chill Spa at The Ice House Hotel, Mayo

spa at the Ice House Hotel, Ballina

Funky furnishings and an eclectic design combine to make The Ice Hotel one of Ireland’s coolest hotels – excuse the pun! It has all the feels of a city hotel, yet located in the countryside on the banks of the river Moy.

Steam room at Chill Spa, Ice House Hotel

This year saw the addition of a new outdoor thermal extension, with a raised deck stretching out over the river. The new Wellness Room with a private outdoor hot tub for two, and new outside baths for shared bathing rituals are ideal for couples looking for a spas in Ireland with outdoor areas.


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If you can manage to tear yourself away from the Ice Hotel,  check out some of the best beaches in Mayo – they are some of Ireland’s best too, and don’t miss nearby Downpatrick Head. have exclusive deals on spa treatments at Chill Spa, including a spa experience in the Thermal Suite with Afternoon Tea from €80 per person.

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4. The SPA at Kilronan Castle, Roscommon

spa break at Kilronan Castle

When you drive through the medieval gates of the 18th century Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, you are bound to be impressed by its beauty. The 50 acres of gardens, woodlands and lake also add to its fairytale like appearance.

Whirlpool at Kilronan Hotel Spa

Originally a royal family home, it has been transformed into a luxurious Irish castle hotel. Expect four poster beds and antique furniture, as well as fine dining and a luxury spa. You will be treated to an award-winning thermal suite, saunas, steam rooms and Rasul, as well as a swimming pool and treatment rooms.  

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5. Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Cavan

Farnham Estate - luxury spa hotel in Ireland

Farnham Estate’s multi-award-winning Spa boasts a large indoor pool, an outdoor infinity pool, mud chamber, ice fountain, forest walkways and a wide selection of treatment options.

Farnham Estate is one of the best spas in Ireland

There is also an 18-hole golf course, superb dining options and 1300 acres of grounds for you to explore. A stay in Farnham Estate will feel like a real treat, as it has one of the best spas in Ireland.

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6. Shore Island Spa at Lough Rea Hotel, Galway

spas in Galway, Ireland - Lough Rea Hotel

The Shore Island Spa at Lough Rea Hotel boasts a Thermal Suite with indoor hot tub, ice fountain, Rasul mud chamber, experience shower, as well as couples treatment rooms and a host of pampering packages.

Its location in Galway, with the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep makes it an ideal choice for a wellness break in Ireland.

Shore Spa at Loughrea Hotel offer overnight spa hotel deals with dinner and spa treatment included from €229, as well as day packages from just €55 per person.

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7. Cara Organic Beauty Spa, Lough Eske Castle Hotel,  Donegal 

Lough Eske Castle - one of Ireland's best hotels

Lough Eske Castle is steeped in history and romance. Dating back to the 15th century and set within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske, it certainly has the wow factor. 

Lough Eske Hotel Spa

The pool and Spa sits in the original Victorian Glass House and boats seven treatment rooms, including two couples treatments rooms with jet bath and steam room; a fully equipped Thermal Suite including an ice fountain, sauna, steam room, sanarium, and an infinity pool.

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8. Aghadoe Heights Spa, Kerry

luxury hotels in Ireland - Aghadoe Heights Hotel

The Aghadoe Heights Hotel is superbly located overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. The hotel boasts two restaurants, two bars, a leisure centre with swimming pool, and luxury spa.

Aghadoe Heights Hotel Spa

The Spa offers stunning lake views and has won numerous awards. Facilities include a Thermal Suite with heated mosaic loungers, hammam, rock sauna, and treatment rooms using Voya products.

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9. Spa at Eccles Hotel, Cork

spa hotels in Ireland - Eccles Hotel West Cork

West Cork is one of my favourite parts of Ireland and Eccles Hotel is practically a landmark in this area. Although Eccles is one of the few spa hotels in Ireland that doesn’t have a swimming pool, spas with outdoor hot tubs and stunning views like this, are perfect for a winter spa break.  

Seaweed spa at Eccles Hotel, Cork

Eccles is a Heritage hotel, steeped in 250 years of history, with all the modern comforts of a spa with a clifftop thermal area. It’s luxurious treatment rooms feature VOYA organic Irish seaweed based therapies which help to make this one of the most popular spas in Ireland.

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10. Powerscourt Springs Heath Farm & Wellness Retreat, Wicklow

Powerscourt Springs

For the ultimate spa break, treat yourself to an overnight stay in Powerscourt Springs Health Farm and Wellness Retreat in Wicklow. Originally Ireland’s first Health Farm, the adult-only getaway is only 30-minutes from Dublin, but will feel world’s apart.

Pool at Powerscourt Springs Spa is offering a mid week stay up to the 8th of February with all of the following included, from only €150 per person:

  • 30 minute Spa treatment of choice from GROUND Body Ritual / GROUND Face Yoga / Coconut Cocoon
  • Use of facilities: Pool / Outdoor Hot Tub / Outdoor Wood Fired Sauna
  • Morning Yoga / Meditation Class
  • Healthy juice on arrival
  • Two Course Evening Meal
  • Breakfast
  • Lazy checkout to 1PM
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I hope you one of these Spas in Ireland will inspire you to take a well deserved winter break. For more information on Spa breaks visit


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