Check in to one of our luxury hotels in Wexford for a weekend of indulgence in 4 or 5-star grandeur. Start with a massage before a relaxing walk on the wind-swept Rosslare Strand Beach, then return to your top hotel for a night of fine dining. A rural stay with acres of grounds is your opportunity to get away from it all – or you can go for a fun boutique-style option in the middle of the medieval town.
Seven luxury hotels in Wexford for a celebratory break
With award-winning restaurants featuring rushing River Slaney views and holistic spas where you can get your zen on, a break in this county's green pastures is set to be memorable.
A luxury hotel in Wexford with a cosmeceutical spa
Feel at peace in Whitford House Hotel‘s Sérénité Beauty Salon. It uses Janssen cosmeceutical products (cosmeceuticals are a combo of cosmetic and pharmaceutical active ingredients like antioxidants) to improve skin health. Plus, it does facials catering to all skin types – so you can check out with a glowing complexion. Carry on your relaxation journey in the Jacuzzi, or ease tension in the ice bath or hydrotherapy area.
Planning a weekend of romance? Book a room overlooking the hotel’s pristine flower gardens. Super Deluxe King spaces have balconies, meaning you can sit out in the fresh air before sleeping on a bed dressed in duck-down pillows. Throws and floral scatter cushions bring a bit of homeliness to the neutral decor, while armchairs give you somewhere to chill after the 20-minute drive back from the sand and stone beaches of Rosslare.
Dinner for two at the Seasons Restaurant, where a roaring open fire sets the atmosphere for a cosy night of tasty food, is one for the memory bank. The menu lists classics like roasted fillet of hake – great followed up with a board of local cheeses. Afterwards, move on to the Forthside Bar and settle down in a floral-print chair with a glass of whiskey.
A luxury hotel in Wexford in a cool converted warehouse
Find tranquillity in the city at the Talbot Hotel. Set on the quay front, this accommodation has stellar views over the River Slaney. Head up to your room and sink your feet into the deep carpets before settling back against your tufted headboard with a freshly brewed coffee. River Suites come with a welcome bottle of wine – so you can also sip a glass while you soak in your Jacuzzi tub.
After putting at the 18-hole Wexford Golf Club, a 4 minute drive away, satisfy your appetite at the Ballast Bank Bar. Mixed bare wood furniture and a palette of cool greys and blues, not to mention mechanics hanging from the walls, give an industrial vibe that shows off the hotel’s warehouse roots. Grab a local dish, like Kilmore Quay hake, to feast on while you look out over the river.
Fancy something a little more formal? The Oyster Lane restaurant serves up tasty dishes such as coconut Thai green curry in an elegant setting. All that’s left to finish up your weekend of ‘you time’ is a session in the steam room followed by a skin-perking aromatherapy facial at The Beauty Bank.
A luxury hotel in Wexford with a full-service spa
On your trip away at Ferrycarrig Hotel, book yourself in at the Riverwood Wellness spa. Nourish skin with a brightening oatmeal body treatment, then top off your morning with a stress-relieving detox in the sauna. Afterwards, try fine dining at Reeds Restaurant, a luxurious spot for celebrating a big birthday. It’s a light and airy space thanks to the wide windows with wonderful river views. Wooden pillars lend it a rustic vibe, while dishes such as Wicklow venison and pigeon step up the experience. The Dry Dock Bar and Steakhouse is the place to be at the weekends with its outdoor deck for catching the sun.
What sets Ferrycarrig apart is that every single guest room looks out over the River Slaney Estuary, with huge windows to give you an even better view. Reserve a superior option and push open your French doors to let the crisp County Wexford air in. With a simple cream palette, the decor feels fresh – brightly hued lamps, throws and cushions have been added for a little lift of colour.
A luxury hotel in Wexford with pretty rose gardens
With a private lake and wandering peacocks and ponies, Marlfield House is an idyllic setting for a romantic weekend. Ramble across its 40 acres, uncovering the rose garden and croquet lawn, then return to the 19th-century country manor for a glass of champagne. Guest rooms are grand as they’re decorated with hand-picked antiques and period furniture. Slip on your bathrobe after a pamper session in the marble bathroom featuring complimentary Floris toiletries.
To really impress, go for a Sheraton Room. Open up the double doors and watch the sun glint on the lake as it sets. Or, settle down in front of your gas fire before sinking into your four-poster bed complete with luxurious Frette linens. Your window overlooking the gardens is a prime spot for a morning coffee before you head off to the tennis courts in the grounds for a friendly game.
You’ll need a reservation for either of the two upscale restaurants at this hotel. Try fresh produce grown in the kitchen gardens at The Conservatory Restaurant, which serves up French-inspired dishes like succulent pork cheek and guinea fowl. Palm-printed walls and plenty of greenery give off an Edwardian feel, while big windows look out onto the lush grounds.
A luxury hotel in Wexford on the banks of the River Slaney
Panoramic views of the River Slaney from The Riverside Park Hotel‘s Moorings Restaurant set the scene for a celebration. Treat yourself to dishes like fillet of salmon and pick out a wine from a list spanning the globe. For a more relaxed meal, take a seat at The Alamo Steakhouse. Based in an old mill built back in the 1700s, it has an old-world charm. Fill up on hearty Texan-style dishes like campfire curry and cookhouse burrito inside the exposed stone walls.
After a brisk walk around Fern Castle – a 13th-century ruin just a 15-minute drive away – rest your muscles in the sauna or steam room. Stopping by The Glow Rooms for a deep tissue massage or facial using Dermalogica products is also a must.
With their cream palette, guest rooms at The Riverside Park Hotel are peaceful – suites and deluxe rooms look out over the river, too. Lounge on your snuggle couch while you wait for your couple-sized Jacuzzi bath to fill up and unwind with a fresh coffee from your Nespresso machine.
A luxury hotel in Wexford with a hydrotherapy grotto
Leave tensions behind you as you step into the Solas Croí Eco Spa at Brandon House. The playful spherical architecture isn’t the only unique thing about this space: it’s also home to Ireland’s first ever hydrotherapy grotto. Focusing on restoring balance and inner calm, treatments include facials, wraps and massages using Elemis products. Try the lime and ginger salt scrub for a zesty afterglow, or treat a mum-to-be with a prenatal massage. Afterwards, hole up in the steam room or dip into the Jacuzzi and outdoor plunge pool.
Once you’ve relaxed, your room’s a cosy space to get back to. Crushed velvet chairs, throws and silky scatter cushions make sure you’re comfortable, while luxury products in the en-suite bathrooms mean you can carry on pampering. For a relaxing girls’ weekend, book a Premium Room and you’ll be treated to complimentary wine.
Spot works by famous Irish artists in The Gallery Restaurant. Stripped wooden floors and candles set the tone for a meal to remember if you’re celebrating. Try local flavours like Wicklow lamb, then drop by the Library Bar and snuggle up in a Chesterfield sofa by the fire. The apple crumble cheesecake served here is a sweet treat if you’ve still got room for pud.
A luxury hotel in Wexford for a romantic trip away
As you step foot inside the lobby of Ashdown Park and Leisure Centre, the sweeping staircase and candle-lit lanterns set the tone for a fairytale break. Set in private grounds, it’s a peaceful hotel for a weekend escaping your regular routine. Feather-down duvets, thick carpets and a nightly turndown service (by request) make sure your room is welcoming, too. Book into a deluxe option for the added indulgence of a bath to soak in and 24-hour room service.
For dinner, grab a table at the AA rosette-awarded Rowan Tree Restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the rooftop gardens and the menu gives you the chance to try local produce from the Redmond Family Farm. Fill up on hearty dishes like tasty Angus beef or pork fillet sourced from here. Fancy dining in the open air? Drop by the Ivy Bar & Café to take a seat in a stone courtyard where they serve up a filling carvery at lunchtimes all week long.
For that holiday glow, visit the Skin Gym, the hotel’s spa. They have facials targeting skin conditions or just to perk up your appearance! For a bit of a boost, order the Energize Me massage to get your circulation going.