If you are looking to book a relaxing Spa getaway in Co. Donegal, one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of Ireland, then this list is sure to have the perfect option for you.
We have narrowed down our top picks for the best Spa hotels in the county, and we are sure one of them will present itself as just what you have been searching for.
5. The Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa
Ideally placed in a quiet corner of Donegal, the 4-star Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa acts as a haven of peace and quiet. A harmonious blend of the latest in natural beauty and holistic therapies, the Marine Spa is the ideal location to revitalise and rejuvenate, as you take a break from the commitments and stresses of everyday living.
What makes this Spa stand out is that before your treatments, a beauty therapist will talk you through your specific needs and recommend the most appropriate treatments for you. This Spa utilises natural beauty and holistic therapies that are specially designed to pamper your body while simultaneously calming and soothing your mind.
Just picture relaxing back into a steaming organic seaweed bath or try a massage, facial, exfoliation or body wrap.
Prices: from €189 per night
4. The Shandon Hotel and Spa
The Shandon Hotel and Spa overlooks the terrific Sleephaven Bay and is located on the Wild Atlantic Way Route, making it just a short drive from Dunfanaghy and Horn Head.
Not only does this hotel boast a fantastic Spa but it is a rare treat, as it is one of the very few hotels that boasts sea views from almost every bedroom, as well as fantastic sea views from the lobby.
Shandon Spa provides an entirely new perspective on health, beauty and relaxation, as this is a place where tired spirits are invigorated, and cares are gently swept away. Part of this is due to the relaxing and soothing views of Sleephaven Bay which are visible from all three stories of the Spa; what better view could you hope for while you indulge in luxurious pampering and a host of treatments.
There are eight spacious treatment rooms, one of which is a double so that if you wish, you can be pampered alongside a friend or partner.
Finally, the Spa includes a unique relaxation room where you can reflect on your Shandon Spa experience before returning to the realities of everyday living.
Prices: from €286 per night
Address: Marble Hill Strand, Dundrudian, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, Ireland
3. Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa
Next on our list in the incredible Ballyliffen Lodge and Spa. This award-winning hotel is one of the most prestigious family run hotels in Donegal’s Inishowen.
One of the most notable properties of Ballyliffen Lodge is its fantastic Rock Crystal Spa. This is a Spa defined by a passion for pampering, featuring a wide selection of organic plant extracts and all the luxurious beauty treatments you can dream of.
If you are looking to de-stress, then the Ballyliffen Lodge is the perfect option for you, with its gentle lighting, candle-lit corridors and serene rooms.
The Rock Crystal Spa incorporates renowned Irish products into its pampering treatments which will relax the body, still the mind and heal the soul. This is the ideal option for anyone seeking a relaxing spa break in one of the top Spa hotels Ireland has to offer.
The hotel itself hosts 40 stunning bedrooms, all equipped to luxurious standards. With stunning, panoramic views over Malin Head, the hotel is also ideally placed in the heart of Ballyliffen, making it ideal for you to explore the Inishowen Peninsula.
Prices: from €130 per night
Address: Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal, Ireland
2. Villa Rose Hotel and V-Spa
The renowned V-Spa is set within the 4-star Villa Rose Hotel and is one of only two purpose-built Spas in Co. Donegal.
With its seven treatment rooms and highly qualified Spa therapists, it offers a wide variety of treatments including: body wraps, a large selection of facial treatments including advanced facial treatments and time expert facials, pulse laser hair removal technology and skin rejuvenation, wrap sensations, body polish treatments, massages, holistic care including aromatherapy and reflexology, hand & foot wellness treatments and more.
This is a Spa that focuses its philosophy on an oriental idea in which the harmony between body and mind can be a source of true beauty and health.
When entering the premises one can expect to be overwhelmed with a sense of peace and tranquillity as candlelight, soft music and aromatic scents permeate the air.
It can be quite expensive to stay here but with the amount of online deals and discounts, you could get it for a bargain.
Prices: from €79 per night
Address: Main St, Stranorlar, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, Ireland
1. Lough Eske Castle
Spa Solis at Lough Eske Castle Hotel is a 5-star Spa resort experience, specially designed to be a place where you can restore both your body and mind. If you are in search of the perfect Spa getaway to indulge in pampering and relaxation, then Lough Eske Castle is the right choice.
This castle spa is ideally nestled in the magnificent surrounds of Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way. This is a truly unique experience as the pool and Spa building sits in the footprint of the original Victorian Glass House.
The space comprises of seven treatment rooms, including two couple treatment rooms with jet bath and steam room; a fully equipped thermal suite consisting of an ice fountain, sauna, steam room, samarium, tropical experience showers, heated bench and an infinity pool.
Throughout the pool and Spa area, a tranquil green and gold colour theme flows, ensuring your mind will remain at peace while you indulge in your choice of fantastic treatments.
Prices: from €285 per night
Address: Lougheask Demesne, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal, Ireland