8 of the most stunning luxury spa hotels in County Kerry

By Emma Power,

Thanks to the abundance of mountains, lakes and miles of Atlantic coastline, Kerry is one of the most peaceful places in all of Ireland, so what could be better than escaping the city and enjoying a weekend spa break in one of the county’s luxury spa hotels?

Think outdoor hot tubs facing the sea, infinity swimming pools overlooking rolling hills and serene relaxation rooms with uninterrupted views of the Kingdom – bliss.


Park Hotel Kenmare

Kenmare

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Situated on 12 acres of scenic grounds overlooking the Cork and Kerry Mountains, this elegant Victorian spa hotel has been welcoming guests since 1897.

As well as featuring antique furniture and 100% goose down pillows, many of the hotel’s luxury rooms include their own private garden or balcony so you can take in your surroundings in peace and quiet.

Don’t forget about enjoying some R&R in the SÁMAS spa, whether you prefer the tropical rain showers, 25 metre indoor swimming pool or the stunning outdoor vitality pool with its infinity edge and views over Kenmare Bay.


Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Sneem

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What says treat yourself more than a night or two away in a 17th-century spa hotel right on the doorstep of Kenmare Bay?

Set on a stunning 500-acre estate, the manor house boasts a selection of charming rooms. We love the romantic Penthouse Suite, only accessible by a private staircase to ensure you two enjoy some well-deserved peace.

The spa’s piece de resistance is a toss up between the 18-metre swimming pool with panoramic sea views or the outdoor hot tub overlooking the impressive Kerry Mountains.


Sheen Falls Lodge

Kenmare

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Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls just outside Kenmare town, amidst 300 acres of magnificent woodlands, is a gorgeous five-star hotel with your name on it.

The rooms feature views over Kenmare Bay and the waterfalls, and we especially love the suites with their bay windows, private terraces and high ceilings.

The Easanna spa boasts a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and indoor heated pool. Indulge in a holistic treatment or beauty therapy in one of the private treatment rooms for some real R&R on your spa break.


The Europe Hotel & Resort

Killarney

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This incredible spa hotel is one of the most popular 5-star luxury resorts not just in Kerry, but in all of Ireland, thanks to its picturesque setting on the shores of Loch Léin.

The elegant rooms and suites look out over the lakes of Killarney, impressive McGillycuddy Reeks and the sprawling 30 acre estate. Most have spacious balconies, perfect for making the most of the spectacular views.

Of course, you can’t stay in the Europe without checking out the spa. With its ice fountain, outdoor vitality pool, indoor infinity pool and crystal steam rooms, there’s something for everyone.


Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Killarney

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Situated on the Ring of Kerry, this gorgeous spa resort is the ideal place to enjoy some peace and tranquility along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Take advantage of the surrounding views by staying in one of the Lake Side rooms, as the landscape windows and private balconies command views of the 25,000 acres of National Parkland.

The hotel spa rests atop a hill, boasting unrivalled views of Lough Leane. The thermal suite features four heat cabins, a tropical rain shower, mist shower and deluge shower, as well as heated mosaic loungers to relax your muscles.


Dingle Skellig Hotel

Dingle

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One of the finest spa hotels in Kerry, here you’ll be staying on the most westerly peninsula in Europe along the famous Wild Atlantic Way.

Go all out and check into the Eask Suite, a stunning south-facing room that boasts its own sitting room, private balcony, stand-alone bath and power steam shower.

The Peninsula Spa offers one of the most spectacular views of Dingle Harbour and Bay, as well as a luxury relaxation suite, eucalyptus steam room, Finnish sauna and best of all, a spacious outdoor hot tub.


Ballygarry House & Spa

Tralee

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Set on a grand estate spread over six acres of manicured gardens, this beautiful spa resort is an ideal retreat tucked away in the heart of the picturesque Kerry countryside.

As you’re in the Kingdom, why not be treated like royalty? The elegant Master Suite features a king-size bed, spacious lounge and ensuite bathroom boasting a Jacuzzi bath and double vanity unit.

For that extra touch of luxury, make sure you check out the hotel’s spa. Set at the foot of the Kerry Mountains and surrounded by landscaped lawns, water fountains and trees, the facilities even include a generous outdoor hot tub.


The Malton

Killarney

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Dating back to 1854, the Malton is a historic spa retreat located in the heart of Killarney town, surrounded by six acres of manicured grounds.

Rooms in the Main House are distinctive thanks to their high Victorian ceilings and tall windows, while the newer Garden Wing houses more contemporary styled accommodation.

The Innisfallen Health and Beauty Rooms provides a full range of facial and body skincare treatments, such as hot stone massages and hydrotherapy baths. The spa also features a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and heated pool.