Categories: Luxury Weekends

Ah, Spa Hotels. Even the sound of them helps you relax just a little. So, imagine how you’ll feel when you actually spend time in one of the many fabulous ones here in Northern Ireland. And, of course, experience all the mouth-watering food, spectacular walks - and more - that goes with them. Here’s a list of Spa hotels that you might want to check out. Or rather check in, for a spa break in Northern Ireland. 

Culloden Hotel and Spa (5*) 

Overlooking Belfast Lough in County Down, the magnificent Hastings Culloden Estate & Spa (5*) used to be a Bishop’s Palace. So it knows a bit about stately elegance. Super-luxurious bedrooms and a beautifully appointed Spa area – with swimming pool and fantastic luxury treatments - make it a perfect retreat for couples in search of pamper time. Just a short drive from Belfast city, it’s surrounded by 12 acres of gardens and woodlands, so outdoors is as relaxing as indoors. 

Galgorm Resort & Spa (4*) 

Step inside County Antrim’s Galgorm Resort & Spa and you’ll know immediately why it was awarded Global Luxury Spa of the Year at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, 2018.  

Stresses fade as the aromas of lavender and sandalwood waft through every luxurious inch of the Resort. While outside the River Maine meanders through the 163-acre estate and the unique Thermal Village. That’s what makes this experience truly one of a kind with its outdoor hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms - and, of course, Voya treatments and two swimming pools. There’s never been a more relaxing way to press pause.  

Lough Erne Resort (5*) 

Fermanagh’s Lough Erne Resort (5*) has all the ingredients for a totally de-stressing break. Two championship golf courses – The Faldo Course and Castle Hume Course. A wonderful Thai Spa to iron out any tension after a hard day’s play. And the exceptional Catalina restaurant with its ability to transform seasonal local produce into show-stopping classic and contemporary dishes. And then, of course, there are the breath-taking lakeside views. No wonder nobody ever wants to leave. 

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (4*) 

The wonderful Slieve Donard Resort & Spa (4*) sits prettily between golden beaches on one side and Royal County Down Golf Links on the other. Inside, exquisite cloud beds make every night a dream. So you’re totally rested, even before you hit the award-winning Spa – one of Europe’s finest. 

With the very best in relaxing treatments and an infinity pool with panoramic views over the stunning County Down countryside, this is a break you’ll wish could go on for ever and ever. 

Merchant Hotel (5*) 

The stunning Merchant Hotel (5*) in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter really does take luxury to new heights, doing glamour with a capital ‘G’ - and a rooftop hot tub.  

This city centre haven is a tranquil oasis of calm that, together with a choice of wonderful treatments, will leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready for anything. A perfect spot for couples or a group of friends to enjoy. 

Hilton Templepatrick 

County Antrim’s Hilton Templepatrick Golf and Country Club comes with its own championship golf course. Its full address is ‘Paradise Walk, Castle Upton Estate’. Paradise? Perhaps that’s where you think you are after a very relaxing LivingWell spa treatment. Good for the body and the soul. 

Close to the M2, the country club’s within easy reach of Belfast and Carrickfergus Castle, with the Giant’s Causeway just a day trip away too. 

Canal Court Hotel (4*)

Sitting on the banks of Ireland’s oldest manmade waterway, you can’t get much more central than Newry’s Canal Court Hotel. Which makes it very convenient for shopping either before or after you’ve indulged in a restorative Germaine de Capuccini treatment in the award-winning Spa.  

Close to the spectacular Mourne Mountains and the Ring of Gullion, it’s only 40 minutes from Belfast and just over an hour from Dublin. 

Corick House Hotel & Spa (4*)

A 17th century period style house, in the heart of the Clogher Valley, the glamorous Corick House Hotel & Spa (4*) does history with a decidedly modern and romantic flourish. So there couldn’t be a better place to enjoy a luxury escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Pick one – or two – of their famously indulgent spa treatments. Or relax in the hydrotherapy pool, sauna or steam room. Before afternoon tea or dinner in the new Carleton Restaurant. 

Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel (4*)

Ideally located less than 5 miles from the historic walled City of Derry~Londonderry, and a short distance from the airport, this family run hotel offers everything you need to unwind in comfort. Including an award-winning beauty salon, sauna, steam room, 20m swimming pool and spa.  

Roe Park Resort (4*)

In a beautiful natural setting, amidst the gorgeous surroundings of the Roe Valley Country Park, the Roe Park Resort (4*) has established itself as a premier spa break destination. And when you experience its very own 18-hole parkland course, swimming pool, restaurants and luxurious spa treatments, you might just understand why. 

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel and Lodges (4*)

If it’s Fermanagh, it’s got to be lakeside. And lakesides don’t get much prettier than the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges (4*). Immerse yourself in the stunning local scenery or retreat from it all with a pampering spa treatment. Or indulge in some me (or us) time in the sauna, steam room or outdoor hot tub. 

La Mon Hotel and Country Club (4*)

Just 15 minutes from Belfast city centre, the luxurious La Mon Hotel and Country Club (4*) is the perfect de-stresser. Though, in the highly unlikely event that the spa, jacuzzi, sauna or steam room don’t totally relax you, the stunning countryside views certainly will.  

Whether you’re planning a couple’s getaway or a break with friends, there’s a Spa Hotel room in Northern Ireland with your name on it. Or at least a number on it. And whenever you’re ready, it will be too.