Finding that elusive slice of time to truly zone out and reboot becomes more and more difficult, so when you do, it must be extra special. The IMAGE team share their favorite Irish spas for a little bit of heaven on Earth.
THE BATHHOUSE AT BELLINTER HOUSE
Country getaways don’t get much chicer than Bellinter, which combines big house grandeur with hipster sensibilities. FACILITIES E
Effortlessly low- key, The Bathhouse has all the signatures of fuss-free design that makes it welcoming, inviting and truly relaxing. Treatment rooms are more like little country house salons.
Voya and bath treatments from French brand Les Luneides. USP If you want complete privacy, opt for a Bellinter Butler’s Bath, where one of The Bathhouse’s signature baths is drawn in your own room.
Navan, Co Meath; bellinterhouse.com
ESPA AT THE G
Galway’s five-star Philip Treacy-designed hotel celebrates its tenth year and still leads the way with spa services.
ESPA at The g, which is situated over two doors, o ers eight treatment rooms and four beauty suites, with several “hands on” therapies, including lifestyle showers, a vitality room, rock sauna, ice fountain and crystal steam room.
All products and treatments are ESPA, complete with a fab take-home range of products, candles and treats.
The ESPA Advanced Treatments here, like the chakra-rebalancing special, are marvellous for a top-to-toe reboot. Then, treat yourself to The g’s infamous afternoon tea for pure indulgence.
Old Dublin Road, Galway; theghotel.ie
This article originally appeared in the November issue of IMAGE magazine, on shelves nationwide now.