After all, what could be better than escaping from the city and enjoying a luxurious spa break, and maybe even a sneaky glass of bubbly too?
The most beautiful spa hotels in Meath & Louth
Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf
This stately spa hotel overlooks a spectacular 18-hole golf course, just 20 minutes away from the historic Trim Castle and heritage town.
The deluxe rooms are individually designed and furnished to the highest standard with ensuite bathrooms – upgrade to a suite for Jacuzzis and plush separate seating areas.
Enjoy some TLC in the River Spa with their signature treatment, a soothing ‘tranquility pro-sleep’ massage – you deserve it, after all! Then sit back in the Terrace Lounge, sip on a glass of bubbly and take in the incredible views.
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa
Set in a grand estate dating back to 1764, with over 21 acres of manicured lawns and woodland walks, is the luxurious Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa.
Stay in the Synolda Suite for the ultimate in indulgence – the only guest room in the Georgian House, it occupies the entire top floor and features a king-size four-poster bed, deep soaker bathtub and Paul Costello toiletries.
Pay a visit to the three-floor Seoid Spa and treat yourself to some valuable ‘me time’. Flit between the thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor Jacuzzi and Turkish Hammam for serious bliss.
Carrickdale Hotel & Spa
You’ll find this beaut of a spa hotel located on the idyllic Cooley Peninsula, right at the gateway of Newry and Belfast.
The rooms have the air of a classic Irish country house hotel, boasting views over the spectacular landscaped gardens or mountains, but with all the mod-cons you’d expect from a three-star luxury hotel.
Retire to the Serenity Spa for some R&R, whether you prefer unwinding in the Canadian outdoor hot tub facing the sprawling grounds, taking a dip in the plunge pool, or enjoying some holistic massage treatments.
On the banks of the River Boyne, this upscale spa hotel occupies an 18th-century, Palladian-style Georgian house, spread over 12 acres of parkland.
The hotel’s individually designed bedrooms boast goose feather pillows, original wooden floorboards and handmade or vintage furniture. Guests can stay in the Main House, The Stables, The Pavilions or The Ruins.
Check out the onsite spa and experience a facial, massage or signature bath treatment, whether you fancy soaking in milk and honey or seaweed. There’s also seven relaxation rooms, a sauna, steamroom and outdoor hot tub.
Pillo Hotel Ashbourne
This gorgeous contemporary hotel is perfect if you’re looking to go on a family break but still enjoy some time to yourself in a spa.
You and the kids will love the bright and spacious family rooms, with free WiFi and a HD flatscreen TV to keep everyone entertained. For even more fun, there’s also a children’s play room filled with games and toys.
Then prepare yourself for the height of luxury in the full service spa. Admire the elegant chandeliers and marble floors before you make your way to the Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy area, swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
Ballymascanlon House Hotel
Although technically not a spa hotel, if you can forego a facial then you can lap up all the luxury leisure facilities you could possibly dream of.
Set on 130 acres of beautiful parkland and surrounded by national forests, the impressive Victorian house features an outdoor Canadian hot tub, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and hydro pool.
Check into the authentic Victorian-style room, which comes complete with a super-king canopy bed and its own living space, or the garden suite which boasts magnificent views over the courtyard and the Cooley Mountains.