Romantic roll-top baths: gorgeous hotels in Ireland with free-standing tubs

By Emma Power,

There are few things quite as luxurious as having your very own free-standing bath in your hotel room.

Thankfully, Ireland has a beautiful selection of hotels with roll top bath tubs that will take your romantic weekend away to the next level. Order room service and a bottle of bubbles and you won’t need to leave your suite!


Hotels with free-standing tubs in Munster

No 1 Pery Square & Spa

Limerick

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Make your way up the original staircase that sweeps through the townhouse, and you’ll find the spacious, period-style Vanderkiste and Lord Barrington rooms.

With big sash windows that look out over the garden terrace or the People’s Park, the rooms boast original Georgian architecture, dressing screens and the ever-important deep roll-top baths.


Cliff House Hotel

Waterford

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All rooms and suites allow you to gaze out across Ardmore Bay, with stylish and comfortable interiors such as crisp Irish linens, handwoven wool blankets and wingback armchairs covered in Donegal tweeds.

Most of the bright bathrooms feature oversized, free-standing egg-shaped stone tubs, plus powerful rainforest showers and floor-to-ceiling, light-reflecting mosaic tiles that mirror the blue waters of the bay.


Dunraven Arms

Limerick

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Taking luxury to the new level is the Dunraven Suite, boasting king-sized free-standing twin baths with dramatic views of the hotel’s magnificent gardens.

The suite also features a stately king-sized four-poster bed, a sitting room with an ornate fireplace, walk-in dressing room and a bespoke multi-room Bose Surround Sound System.


Ballyseede Castle

Kerry

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The Canty Room, which is one of the Superior Castle Rooms, is often used as a bridal suite, and it’s easy to see why. Located downstairs in Paddy’s Way, it boasts a free-standing roll-top bath and canopied bed, perfect for two.

Just a two-minute walk from the main castle, The Aherne Room in The Lodge is a replica of the bridal suite, with its own beautiful claw-footed bath in the centre of the living area, plus a four-poster bed.


Hotels in Leinster with roll-top bathtubs

Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin

Dublin

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When it comes to the Deluxe or Deluxe Premium rooms, you can choose features like a terrace overlooking St Stephen’s Green, a king-sized four poster bed and best of all, a fab chartreuse-coloured free-standing bath.

Alternatively, if you upgrade to the huge Penthouse, you’ll be able to soak your troubles away in a luxurious limestone egg-shaped bath, while your private butler takes care of your every whim. Win win.


Rathaspeck Manor

Wexford

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Originally the manor house’s chapel, Fr Albert’s Room now boasts beautiful scenery from the sash windows and a generous free-standing, claw-footed slipper bath.

As well as featuring their own roll-top baths, the heritage-style Frederick’s Room and Sister Aidan’s Room have great perks like under-floor heating, super king-size beds and power showers.


Ghan House

Louth

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In the main house, there are two superior rooms that feature roll-top baths. Room 2 boasts a king-size bed, roll-top claw bath and separate walk-in power shower, as well as pretty views of the gardens.

Room 4, the Bridal Suite, is furnished with an antique bed, large Victorian free-standing bath and separate walk-in shower with views of the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough.


Tankardstown House

Meath

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Here you have two choices of rooms with roll top baths. The Master Suite boasts fabulous bay windows, a large marble ensuite bathroom with a double shower and free-standing tub, plus two dressing rooms!

Alternatively, The Library Suite is a beautiful space overlooking the orangery, with a canopy bed and antique furnishings. The ensuite bathroom features a free-standing bath, his & hers gilt washstands and a double shower.


Celbridge Manor

Kildare

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Travel back to the 18th-century and savour the individual period details of this hotel’s seven historic heritage rooms, located in the building’s original wing.

Only accessible via a corridor with exposed oak beams, each uniquely-decorated room differs in style, featuring decadent four-poster or sleigh beds and large ensuite bathrooms with roll-top tubs and separate showers.


The Keadeen Hotel

Kildare

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Made up of four luxurious rooms spread over 137m sq, and accessible via a private staircase separate from the other guestrooms, The Suite is what hotel dreams are made of.

Snuggle up in the four-poster king-size bed after a soak in the free-standing tub, and admire the his and hers sinks and separate walk-in shower. Total privacy and unadulterated luxury – how could you resist?


Killashee Hotel

Kildare

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Located within the Original House, the Waltrude Suite is beautifully appointed with a canopy bed, opulent furnishings, plus a gorgeous silver claw footed bath.

The Bridal Suite also features its own all-white free-standing tub in the large marble bathroom, as well as a separate walk-in shower and extra luxury touches like his and hers robes.


Carton House

Kildare

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Located on the presidential floor of the original house, the 18th-century Lady Emily Suite boasts panoramic views of the rose-garden, open fireplaces, glass chandeliers, free-standing roll-top bath and a four-poster bed.

In The Duke Suite, there’s a fireplace and four-poster velvet-clad bed surrounded by feather-trimmed silk lamps. The bathroom is spacious, with a free-standing bath, double sinks and a separate WC.


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Kilmore Country House

Antrim

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The piece de resistance of the Glenariffe – Superior Suite is without a doubt the stunning bathroom, with its spacious shower, double vanity unit and beautiful slipper bath boasting views of the Glens and Red Bay.

After a long soak in the tub, enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep in the king-size four poster bed; the soft gold and purple hues give the suite a luxurious feel, a nod to the elegance of the mansion’s 18th century roots.


Merchant Belfast

Belfast

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Art Deco rooms mean glamour and luxury, so naturally the bathrooms are all decked out in Carrara marble, with professional Hollywood-style vanity mirror, large free-standing baths and walk-in showers.

The Victorian rooms and Junior Loft Suites are a mix of original 19th-century features and 21st-century technology, like deep roll-top baths, heated anti-steam mirrors, vintage textiles, silk curtains and velvet throws.


Galgorm Resort and Spa

Antrim

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Located within the original manor house, Suite 1857 boats a traditional bath with claw feet, as well as brocade wall coverings, French baroque furniture plus a Juliet balcony with unrivalled views of the River Maine.

Alternatively, the other suites also come with their own deep slipper bath, super king-sized bed, corner wrap-around balconies with outdoor seating, and a separate living and dining space.


Lough Eske

Donegal

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With private access to the castle tower, the Presidential Suite is made up of two bedrooms and a spacious drawing room. Period-style furniture includes a silver clawfoot bath and hand-carved mahogany four poster bed.

An ensuite bedroom that connects to a secondary suite, The Vice Presidential Suite also features a stand-alone bath and four poster bed, as well as a double vanity unit, bespoke furniture and views of the castle.


Hotels in Connacht with free-standing baths

Mount Falcon Estate

Mayo

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The opulent Wallpool Suite overlooks the estate’s grounds, and boasts original features like sash windows, a free-standing cast iron bath, sleigh bed, custom furniture, ornate fireplace, chandeliers and high ceilings.

Fancy a view with your tub? The Connors Gap Suite’s bathroom hosts a roll-top cast iron bath, which looks out over the estate’s 100-acre woodlands.


Hotel Westport

Mayo

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How could you possibly say no to this gorgeous free-standing copper bath in the Presidential Lough Conn Suite? If you’re all soaked out, there’s even a powerful rainfall shower for something a little bit more invigorating.

Meanwhile, the art-deco influenced Lough Cullin Suite comes with its very own wave-inspired free-standing bath. It’s perfect for relaxing in before retiring to your cosy L-shaped sofa in front of the 40-inch smart TV.


Talbot Hotel

Mayo

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Why not treat yourself and check into The Talbot Ivory Suite for a romantic couple’s night? The luxurious free-standing Jacuzzi bath is just one of the lovely perks you won’t be able to resist.

The suite comes complete with a fireplace and 42 inch LCD flat screen TV, super king four poster beds dressed in duck down comforter and pillows, separate twin rainfall showers and double vanity units.