Kilkenny

Luxury spa hotels in Kilkenny for a weekend break

We all deserve a spa break now and again, so grab those cucumber slices and get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy...

Whether you’re in Kilkenny for its vibrant nightlife or to simply take in the sights, why not enjoy some well-deserved TLC in one of the gorgeous luxury spa hotels.

Top off a girls’ weekend away with some pre-dinner facials and afternoon tea, or if it’s a couples break you’re after, enjoy a romantic spell in the Jacuzzi after a day wandering hand-in-hand through the quaint city centre.

A spa hotel in Kilkenny perfect for equestrians: Mount Juliet

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If you head just 20 minutes outside the city centre into County Kilkenny, you’ll stumble across this gorgeous country mansion. Set on a hill overlooking the River Nore and surrounded by 1500 acres of manicured parkland, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend of pampering.

For your spa break, check into one of the 32 Georgian-style Manor House rooms, the peaceful Hunter’s Yard just off the golf course, or the Rose Garden and Chauffeur’s Lodge for a home-from-home experience… plus a little extra luxury!

Elegant afternoon tea served is served daily from 1pm – 5pm, with a choice of classic Irish Breakfast or organic Darjeeling. Feeling a bit bold? Then go all out with a liquor coffee, or add a glass of Pimms or a Hendrick’s G&T.

Fancy getting some wind in your hair? With two-all weather arenas, show jumps and a 30-acre cross country course, the spa hotel in Kilkenny is perfectly equipped for horse-riders of all levels.

 

The spa

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Treatment rooms

 

Escape from the world in the Mount Juliet Estate’s Treatment Suites – located in the Hunter’s Yard area of the estate – and enjoy some holistic therapies, such as reflexology, Reiki and auricular therapy. Alleviate stress with Ayurvedic healing techniques, or indulge in a deep heat cocoon body wrap.

Ease those tired muscles with a therapeutic massage or hot stone therapy.  Just fancy some good old-fashioned grooming? The hotel also offers nail care, tanning, tinting and hair removal to get you looking and feeling your best.

Signature treatment

Eastern Poultice Massage: warming poultices, made with sea salts and coconut oil, are used to massage the body. The muslin cloth of the poultices gently exfoliates the outer layers, as vitamin E and other ingredients deeply nourish the skin.

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Mount Juliet Estate

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (415 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
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A spa hotel in Kilkenny set in a 170-acre estate: Lyrath Estate

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This elegant Kilkenny spa hotel is nestled in 170 acres of mature parkland, dotted with picturesque lakes and historic gardens just on the outskirts of the city centre.

The bedrooms in the 17th-century manor house are furnished with four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes and roll-top baths, while luxury suites have dressing rooms, wet room showers and gas fireplaces. The opulent Penthouse at Lyrath Estate includes special touches like fresh flowers, red wine and handmade chocolates.

Celebrate with afternoon tea in the brightly lit Atrium, as the large window runs the length of the restaurant and looks out over the courtyard and garden. At the weekends, it’s served in the Yew Restaurant with views of Lady Charlotte’s Gardens.

The spa

  • Indoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tropical showers

 

Sit back and relax for a few hours in the Oasis Spa with its panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the estate, whether you choose exclusive treatments from Kerstin Florian and Elemis or a dip in the hydrotherapy pool.

Signature treatment

Warming Ginger Renewal: To begin this 85 minute treatment, earthy minerals are combined with ginger’s healing properties in an invigorating full body exfoliation. Followed by a pampering back, neck and shoulder massage using ginger oils and warm healing stones. Nourish and relax inside a warm cocoon wrap , while a luxurious foot and pressure point massage are performed to complete this head to toe service.

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Hotel Lyrath Estate

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Kilkenny, 2.8 km to Kilkenny Castle
9.1 Excellent (4474 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
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A stylish spa hotel in Kilkenny with a cosy coffee dock: Springhill Court

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This stylish spa hotel in Kilkenny is located just five minutes from the city centre, and has been recently renovated so you can be sure you’ll have all the necessary mod cons during your stay.

Romantic weekend for two? Then why not go all out and stay in the Exclusive Suite, featuring a pretty four poster bed, separate seating area and period-style furniture.

The newly-refurbished Paddock Bar at Springhill Court offers everything from light bites to a traditional carvery lunch, while the coffee dock is the best place for a catch-up over a cuppa. For something a bit more refined, try Oscar’s Bistro.

The spa

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Enjoy a spot of TLC in the hotel’s spa and leisure club, which features a 19-metre deck-level swimming pool, sauna, peppermint-scented steam room, and Jacuzzi. There’s also a hair salon on the ground floor of the hotel and seven treatment rooms where you can be pampered in style.

Signature treatment

Visit the Image Hair Studio on the ground floor of the hotel and treat your tresses to a new do.

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Springhill Court

Kilkenny, 2 km to Kilkenny Castle
7.6 Good (497 reviews)
Very good Facilities 8.2 / 10
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A modern spa hotel in Kilkenny close to the city-centre: Hotel Kilkenny

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This modern spa hotel in Kilkenny is located just a short stroll from the busy city centre, Kilkenny Castle and Gardens and Kilkenny MacDonagh Station, so if you’re looking to combine a city break with some TLC then you’re in luck.

Deluxe rooms at the Hotel Kilkenny are adults-only, so you can be guaranteed a stylish stay that’s free from distractions. Situated in the new wing, the luxury rooms come with Italian marble bathrooms and generous king-size beds.

When it comes to dinner and drinks during your spa break, try an expertly-made cocktail in the stylish Pure bar before a relaxed bistro-style experience in the hotel’s Taste restaurant.

The spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Indoor swimming pool

Visit the Orchard Salon & Treatment Rooms for some R&R, like anti-ageing facials, body scrubs and massages. The thermal suite also features a 20-metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, or there’s a hair salon if you fancy getting dolled up.

Signature treatment

Le Grange Classique Facial: one of the most elaborate, complete facials, leaves you with clean, perfectly balanced skin and a radiant complexion. Customised and recommended at any age, it centres on YonKa’s exclusive deep cleansing regimen: in five successive steps carried out with the utmost care in the oxygenating atmosphere of the five quintessence essential oils: the pure glow of the skin is revealed, one step at time.

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Hotel Kilkenny

Kilkenny, 1.1 km to Kilkenny Castle
8.2 Very good (1644 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.7 / 10
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A spa hotel in Kilkenny with a chic Art-deco bar: Kilkenny Ormonde

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Located right in the heart of the medieval city centre, just two minutes off the lively high street, this contemporary spa hotel in Kilkenny is a great base for a weekend break in the city.

Special occasion, or just looking to splash out? Located on the exclusive fourth floor, the signature Ormonde Suite offers you a private entrance hallway, separate living area, deluxe bathroom and a balcony with views of the famous Kilkenny Castle.

Make sure to treat yourself to a pre-dinner cocktail in the Kilkenny Ormonde’s glamorous bar, complete with a chic Art-Deco vibe, cosy snug and warm fire. There’s even live entertainment every Saturday night for after your meal.

The spa

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Treatment rooms

After a busy day seeing the sights, what could be more relaxing than a spell in the thermal suite? You can also enjoy facials and massages with VOYA products in the KO spa, as well as manicures, pedicures and fake-tanning.

Signature treatment

Anti-Aging Seaweed Facial: suitable for all skin types, this is a highly restorative facial designed using a combination of VOYA’s organic seaweed face strips with pro-collagen extracts and anti-oxidant ingredients. This facial helps fight the signs of visible aging, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and hydrating delicate skin. The result is instantly firmed and tightened skin, with a natural radiant glow.

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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Kilkenny, 0.3 km to Kilkenny Castle
8.4 Very good (2501 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
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A gorgeous spa hotel with an outdoor infinity pool: Newpark Hotel

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Set in a luscious 40-acre estate just 10 minutes from the centre, this beautiful spa hotel in Kilkenny is ideal for enjoying a weekend away with the girls or celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion.

The Ballinamore Penthouse at Newpark Hotel is a truly sumptuous place, and includes its own private balcony boasting the best views of the grounds. Our personal favourite, however, is the luxurious executive room that comes with an outdoor hot tub on the terrace.

When you’re finished your massage, tuck into delicate sandwiches and dainty pastries served on classic silverware. While the chandeliers sparkle from the ceiling all year-round, in the winter months a crackling fire warms the lobby, and the summertime sees grand flower arrangements.

The spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Outdoor infinity pool

Continue the pampering in the hotel’s health club. After a refreshing dip in the 17m swimming pool, move to the Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, or the spa’s pièce de résistance: the outdoor infinity pool with its underwater loungers and power jets.

Signature treatment

Rosemary Mint Awakening: Renew body and mind with this stimulating and invigorating treatment. Your body is exfoliated and softened, followed by an application of rosemary mint body lotion. As you lie on a heated bed, a relaxing head and foot massage will help to balance the whole body.

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Newpark Hotel

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Kilkenny, 1.6 km to Kilkenny Castle
8.6 Excellent (2244 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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