Fancy a relaxing break at a spa hotel? If you don’t want to stay in the city centre there are some excellent Dublin hotels in the north of the county offering a range of calming and de stressing beauty treatments.
· Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa
With a stunning setting on the grounds of the 15th century Howth Castle and boasting breathtaking views of Dublin Bay, the Deer Park Hotel Golf & Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation. It’s located just outside the charming fishing village of Howth (about a 15 minute walk) in North County Dublin and offers guests a 3 star standard of accommodation.
If you’re driving to the hotel it’s really easy to get to. It has easy access to the M1 and it’s only about 15km frrom Dublin city centre.
The accommodation is made up of 80 bedrooms, all of which have an excellent range of in room amenities. Other hotel facilities include the Four Earls Restaurant, Palm Tree Bistro, a swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room, tennis courts and a landscaped 30 acre garden which guests can use. For the keen golfer there’s 400 acres of superb parkland course.
For relaxing body treatments and facials a visit to Deer Park Spa, which is called Que Pense, is a must. You can relax and de stress in the lnowledge that you’re being looked after by qualified staff.
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· Grand Hotel
Located in the heritage town of Malahide, about 16km north of Dublin City Centre, the 4 star Grand Hotel offers excellent accommodation and leisure facilities. It’s about a 15 minute drive from Dublin International Airport and it’s only about 2 minutes from the nearest DART station.
The hotel dates back to 1835 and has retained its original exterior. It has a number of dining options including the The Colonade Restaurant which overlooks Malahide Estuary and The Palm Court Restaurant which serves a delicious carvery lunch. And for a relaxing drink Ryan’s Bar is an excellent choice.
The hotel has all you’ll need in terms of leisure facilities at the Arena Health & Fitness Club. The fitness centre is fully equipped with all the usual cardio vascular equipment as well as free weights. There’s also a heated indoor 21 metre pool, a bubble pool and a whirlpool, a jacuzzi, a steam room and there’s even a special aerobics room.
Buttercups is the name of the hotel spa. Here you can treat yourself to a range of luxurious and relaxing treatments. There’s a special discount for hotel guests so you might as well make use of it. Popular treatments include hydrating and detoxifying seaweed facials as well as four layer facials from Repechage.
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· Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links
With 138 en suite guest bedrooms, the 4 star Portmarnock Hotel Golf Links & Oceana Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hotel boasts stunning sea views and even has its own access to Velvet Strand as well as the Bernhard Langer designed championship golf links course. It’s only about a 10-minute drive from Dublin International Airport and is roughly 25 minutes from Dublin city centre.
Formerly the home of the Jameson family (Jameson Irish Whiskey) the hotel has no shortage of facilities. For a bite to eat there’s the award winning Osbourne Restaurant. There’s also a choice of venues for a relaxing drink, namely The Cocktail Bar and The Jameson Bar.
It’s not lacking in business facilities either with 8 meeting rooms, which come with all the usual high quality audiovisual equipment and a business centre.
If some pampering is in order then you can check out Oceana Spa. Relaxing treatments here include a range of spa facials, massages, manicures & pedicures, dead sea salt scrubs, and mud wraps just to mention but a few.
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· Roganstown Golf & Country Club
The Roganstown Golf & Country Hotel is a fantastic 4 star hotel located close to the North County Dublin village of Swords and is only about a 5 minute drive from Dublin International Airport. It’s an excellent choice if you want to relax and de stress.
With an impressive range of guest facilities as well as 52 stylish and comfortable guest bedrooms, it’s the ideal spot for a rejuvenating break. For the golfing enthusiast there’s a golf course which was designed by Christy O’Connor There’s a fully equipped business and conference centre, while you can sample the very best of local and international cuisine in McLoughlin’s Restaurant. Afterwards you can relax with a nightcap in O’Callaghan’s Bar.
The Roganstown Leisure Club has a fitness room, a 17 metre heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a Jacuzzi while you can pamper yourself with a range of beauty treatments at Sakura Spa.
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