With a selection of luxurious therapies to choose from, you can tailor your treatments to revitalise your complexion, detoxify your body or help you utterly relax. Swim from the serene spa out to the infinity pool and gaze over the gardens at one hotel or indulge in specialist facials brought across the Atlantic at another. Different hydro experiences at each will awaken your senses while soothing your muscles with hot scented rooms and invigorating ice fountains.
Feel refreshed and revitalised at these spa hotels in Cavan
Whether it’s a romantic break with your special someone or an excuse to catch up with friends, these spa hotels in Cavan offer a retreat from the real world.
Ancient Arabian rituals to discover at this spa hotel in Cavan
Loose yourself in the opulent Ciúin Spa at the grand Slieve Russell Hotel, where the hydrotherapy suite is filled with experiences to help stresses melt away. This adult-only haven has a whirlpool, foot baths, a salt grotto, herb-infused sauna and a steam room with invigorating showers and an ice fountain to cool off afterwards.
Extend your afternoon of pampering with treatments such as detoxifying wraps or soothing massages that use warm lava shells. Or how about a facial involving light therapy to help rejuvenate your complexion? For an all-encompassing experience, book the exotic steam temple (there’s room for two) for a traditional Arabian ritual. Lie under the starry ceiling for a salt scrub exfoliation followed by a body painting of therapeutic mud, sourced from the Austrian Alps. The temple will then be filled with scented steam that gently cleanses and detoxifies before the mud is washed away under a rainfall shower. There are nourishing rituals for hands and feet too, and soothing facials designed just for teens and men. The spa also offers special treatments using organic products for mums-to-be and those undergoing treatment for cancer.
If you can bear to leave the comfortable cushioned loungers of the relaxation suite, the hotel offers 300 acres of County Cavan countryside (dotted with 50 acres of serene lakes) to wander through. There is also a championship-standard 18-hole golf course. To satisfy your appetite after spa or sport, the hotel has three restaurants where you can order dishes like baked Atlantic salmon or Irish fillet steak for dinner.
Wrap yourself up in a soft bathrobe in your room with views across the soft landscape. Each space is decorated in soft tones with accents of colour and plush fabrics. A refined marble bathroom adds a sense of serenity and comes with Elemis toiletries, so you can continue the spa experience – you can even soak in a Jacuzzi tub in the executive suite.
Slieve Russell Hotel
A spa hotel in Cavan with an infinity pool in its grounds
Nestled in 1,300 acres of lakes, wild meadows and historic forests, Hotel Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort will have you feeling a million miles from everyday life. The 16th-century house combines its rich heritage with contemporary-style rooms that bring a sense of the outdoors inside – think natural fabrics and artwork based on the grounds. Original features such as high ceilings and tall sash windows are complemented by antique writing desks and sculptural armchairs. In the modern part of the hotel, rooms feel fresh and light with some offering French doors that you can open out to the gardens.
The therapeutic spa features an indoor-to-outdoor infinity hydrotherapy pool with massaging water fountains and views over the grounds. Inside, the water mint thermal suite will stimulate your senses in the aroma steam bath with its essential oils. Appreciate the calming properties of the amethyst and salt inhalation steam room, or bask in the heat of the traditional wooden Finnish sauna and laconium. A wander through the waters of the Kneipp Walk will help ease aching muscles with alternating temperatures and massaging pressure jets. Finish with a refreshing snail shower that includes a cool mist, or brave the invigorating ice fountain!
Therapists use world-renowned ESPA and Yon-Ka products to relax and rejuvenate. Choose from scrubs, facials or massages (including one that focuses on mindfulness to unwind busy brains with breathing and visualisation techniques). There are also specialist massages and facials for men and pregnant women, as well as energy-balancing treatments for those who are living with cancer.
Spend a decadent afternoon sipping tea and nibbling on homemade fruit scones in the Music room. In the evening, visit the two AA rosette-awarded Cedar Rooms restaurant for dishes made with locally sourced ingredients such as estate wood-smoked chicken.
Hotel Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort
This spa hotel in Cavan features luxe Italian skincare
Treat yourself to a meal at the Cavan Crystal Hotel’s Opus One Restaurant, which has been awarded an AA rosette for its creative take on Irish classics. Ingredients are sourced from local suppliers for dishes such as roasted lamb and fillet of hake, all beautifully presented. Whether it’s for a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap, stop by the Atrium Bar under the high ceilings of the airy lobby where, on Saturday nights, your favourite tipple will be accompanied by live music.
Spend a tranquil afternoon in the award-winning Utopia Health and Beauty Clinic on the hotel’s fifth floor. To renew your skin, choose a specialist treatment from Italian brand Bioline JaTó. The spa’s an expert in the line’s distinctive remedies, which include rebalancing facials that incorporate plant stem cells, antioxidants and bioactive peptides. You can boost your circulation with a dry body brush, try a rejuvenating peel and scrub to help rid your body of toxins or ease any tension with a soothing massage.
In the hotel’s health club, stretch out with a few lengths in the 60 ft pool or get your endorphin levels up with an aqua aerobics class. There’s also a dry-heat sauna, steam room and whirlpool, where the warmth will soothe muscles and help circulation. The steamy moist air aids detoxification – so you’ll come out with softer-feeling skin and a healthy glow.
The hotel’s modern rooms are decorated in a palette of calmingly cool tones complemented by dark wood and supple leather. In the en suite, you’ll find nourishing toiletries, while the bedroom has tea and coffee making facilities – handy in the morning when your newspaper is delivered. If it’s an extra-special stay, book one of the suites that feature an oak four-poster bed, cosy bathrobes and your own Jacuzzi bathtub.
Cavan Crystal Hotel
Treatments from LA to try at a spa hotel in Cavan
Focus on your wellbeing at the small and ideally formed Riverside Spa at Errigal Country House. In the thermal suite, heat experiences in the dry sauna and steam room will help release toxins before you’re drenched with cool water under the refreshing rain shower. Afterwards, the cushioned beds in the relaxation room are just the spot to get lost in a book (or maybe even nod off).
For a total pampering, choose from the menu of sumptuous therapies such as an aromatic scrub, chocolate wrap or exfoliation with crushed pearls. The spa specialises in LA-based Dermalogica facials that are customised to complement your skin and achieve anti-aging, soothing and nourishing results. There are also facials involving micro needling to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. In the beauty rooms, you can have a blow dry at the hair salon, get a healthy glow with a tan or even whiten your teeth! Beauty treatments such as waxes for men and women, makeup sessions and lash and brow tinting can also be arranged.
Top off your break away with a night in one of the bold suites, where fun contemporary design sits alongside the hotel’s original features. These spacious rooms have tall windows and high ceilings finished with a colourful chandelier. Feel like royalty sleeping in a four-poster king-size bed and indulging in luxuries such as your own Jacuzzi in the en suite. All rooms have a plush feel with rich fabrics, jewel-tone decor and seating areas.
If you fancy a mid-day snack, head to the Foyer Lounge. Watch the world wander past you while indulging in a tiered afternoon tea of sandwiches with homemade bread and a selection of petit fours. In the Reynard’s Restaurant, dinner is served in a sophisticated yet intimate atmosphere. Choose from the menu of dishes, such as fish of the day, made with fresh ingredients from local suppliers.
Errigal Country House