Need a break? Recharge your batteries in one of the beautiful spa hotels near Dublin. See our top 5 below to make the most of your staycation.
Staycations are the new vacations, so why not treat yourself to some luxury in your own country? If you love whirlpools, saunas and massages as much as we do (and why wouldn’t you?), a weekend at a spa oasis might just be what you are looking for.
Luckily for everyone living in or around the capital, there’s plenty of beautiful spa hotels near Dublin, featuring everything from hot tubs to saunas, mud baths and facial treatments. And some come with stunning sea views and award-winning restaurants on top.
Have a look at our favourites below, pack your bags – and leave the stress behind.
5. Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa, Dún Laoghaire – a spa hotel for the whole family
This three-star-place is located just outside of one of the most beautiful coastal towns on the Dublin Bay and is a great option for both couples and families looking to recharge their batteries in a relaxed and tranquil setting.
The hotel has 90 bright, spacious and comfortable rooms and suites including family rooms. Guests have complimentary access to all the leisure facilities including a 15-metre deck pool and a fully equipped gym.
The hotel’s Replenish Spa features a hydrotherapy pool, hot tub and sauna as well as nine treating rooms, offering everything from massages to facials, tinting and body scrubs. There’s also special packages for “Mother & Daughter” days and gents.
The restaurant serves typical Irish dishes while the bar offers live entertainment on weekends. Please note when booking that the spa is closed on Sundays.
Address: 164 Rochestown Ave, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 ETY8, Ireland
Prices: from €109
4. Portmarnock, Hotel and Golf Links, Portmarnock – a sophisticated hotel not just for golf fans
Don’t be fooled by the name! While this four-star-hotel between Malahide and Howth attracts golfers from around Ireland and beyond thanks to its Championship Golf Course on the premises, it’s just as suitable for guests looking for a luxury-style spa break (or combine both).
Combining 19th-century flair and modern elegance, the hotel with direct beach access was formerly owned by the Jameson Whiskey dynasty (there’s still a James bar!). It has 134 rooms and suites overlooking the “Velvet Strand” and ocean, the garden courtyard and the golf course.
The spa offers full and half day packages as well as treatments such as facials, massages, peelings and body wraps. There’s also a popular and very relaxing option for mothers to be.
Address: Strand Rd, Burrow, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin, D13 V2X7, Ireland
Prices: from €119
3. The Grand Hotel, Malahide – for a stylish spa break North of the city
One of the most popular spa hotels near Dublin, The Grand Hotel was built in 1835 by James Fagan of Feltrim, a member of the British Parliament, and has undergone several changes in owners and appearance since (at one point it sported a bright pink facade!).
The four-star-hotel in Malahide just North of Dublin, a few minutes’ walk from the beach and close to attractions such as Malahide Castle, sports its own spa and health club with a 20-yard swimming pool, a whirlpool, bubble pool, a sauna and a modern gym. We especially love the classical decor around the pool with its beautiful statues.
Guests can choose between 203 rooms and suites, many of them with sea views, and end their day dining in style in the hotel’s Coast Restaurant or sipping a cocktail in the cosy Matt Ryan Bar.
Address: Grove Rd, Malahide, Co. Dublin, K36 XT65, Ireland
Price: from €100
2. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney – a Dalkey landmark with one of the best spa hotels near Dublin
This luxury place near Killiney Beach, overlooking Dublin Bay, is just a 20-minute drive (or train ride) South from the capital and has attracted couples, families and wedding parties for decades.
The 18th-century-building houses two award-winning restaurants and a massive spa perfect for a relaxing weekend, a romantic getaway or both in one.
The hotel’s leisure centre has a 20-yard indoor heated swimming pool, a whirlpool, a Scandinavian wood sauna, a steam room and a gym. There are also regular swimming, spinning, and aqua aerobics classes that you can join in, making it one of the top spa hotels near Dublin.
Fitzpatrick is a castle, so their 113 luxury boutique bedrooms mirror the theme. Given its top-notch location, we’d definitely opt for the sea view.
Address: Killiney Hill Rd, Scalpwilliam, Killiney, Co. Dublin, A96 N125, Ireland
Prices: from €129
1. Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire – the A-listers favourite spa hotel
Our favourite of the spa hotels near Dublin, this fancy four-star-oasis has hosted Heads of State, Kings, Queens and celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Charlie Chaplin since its opening in 1863.
Overlooking the Dublin Bay, the hotel has direct access to Dun Laoghaire Promenade and Pier as well as beautiful coastal walks at its doorstep. Many of the 228 rooms (from classic to presidential suite) boast stunning sea views.
The Royal Marine Hotel has its own spa called The Pier Health Club with a steam room, spa bath and free weights. There’s a rock sauna and a mud room as well as plenty of treatments from facials to body wraps and pedicures. If you are traveling with your significant other, we recommend the Couples Package (back massage and romantic mud chamber).
Address: Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 K063, Ireland
Prices: from €109