Hotels in Ireland with their very own outdoor hot tubs

By Emma Power,

Ireland is famous for its stunning scenery – and for good reason, too – so what could be better than admiring these views from a luxury hotel’s outdoor hot tub?

Whether you fancy looking out onto a lakeside vista in Kerry or a panoramic cityscape in Belfast, Ireland’s got several hotels with their very own outdoor hot tubs for when you just need to treat yourself.


Hotels in Munster with outdoor hot tubs

Lake Hotel Killarney

Kerry

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This beautiful family-run hotel has been welcoming guests to its lakeside property since 1820, against the backdrop of Killarney National Park.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a spectacular room, be it one that overlooks the dreamy Lough Lein or the forest areas where wild deer roam freely.

Get ready to admire the picturesque views of woodlands, mountains and a 12th-century castle, all from the luxury of the hotel’s generous outdoor hot tub – there’s really nothing quite like it.


Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa

Kerry

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This cosy country house hotel is set on over six acres of landscaped gardens in Tralee, and is a calming retreat nestled in the heart of the Kerry countryside.

The charming, individually-designed bedrooms overlook the Slieve Mish Mountains and are furnished with antiques. You’re even treated to an evening turndown service, adding that extra touch of luxury to your stay.

Set at the foot of the Kerry Mountains, the spa is surrounded by gardens to ensure you are at one with the scenic nature of the area. After all, what could be more relaxing than soaking your troubles away in the outdoor hot tub?


Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Kerry

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Set on a stunning 500 acre estate, this 17th-century manor house and spa hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of Kenmare Bay along the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.

If you feel like splurging, there are a selection of elegant suites to choose from, including the Princess Grace Suite. Named after the hotel’s most glamorous guest who visited in the summer of 1961, it’s fit for a princess.

The hotel’s spa has been recently developed and boats 12 treatment rooms, thermal suite and best of all, an outdoor hot tub overlooking Kenmare Bay and the Kerry Mountains.

Love Killarney? Read our post on the best hotels for a weekend getaway.


Park Hotel Kenmare

Kerry

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This elegant Victorian hotel dates back to 1897, situated on 12 acres of scenic grounds overlooking Kenmare Bay and the Cork and Kerry Mountains.

The luxury rooms – complete with 100% goose down pillows and antique furniture – overlook the perfectly manicured greenery, and many boast their own private garden or balcony.

The outdoor facilities at the hotel are second-to-none, and ideal for taking in the spectacular natural beauty of the area. Pay a visit to the 18-hole golf course, outdoor vitality pool (basically a giant outdoor hot tub) or the yoga pavilion.


Hotels in Ulster with outdoor hot tubs

Merchant Hotel, Belfast

Belfast

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Housed in a former bank and original Grade A listed building, this grand Victorian hotel is located in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Art deco-style rooms are furnished with pillow top king-size beds, walk-in showers and Carrara marble walls, while the sumptuous Victorian Suites boast four poster beds, silk curtains and antique furniture.

The hotel’s fabulous thermal area features a rock sauna, steam room and incredible eight-person hot tub on the rooftop. Make sure you enjoy the bubbles as you take in the panoramic city views over the river Lagan.


Galgorm Resort & Spa

Antrim

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Set on 163 acres of green parkland along the North Antrim Coast, this gorgeous country house hotel is just a five-minute drive from the golf course.

The charming standard rooms are housed in the original building, decorated in a traditional style overlooking either the manor countryside estate or the River Maine. Upgrade for a more contemporary feel and luxurious amenities.

Unwind in the hotel’s incredible thermal spa village with the infinity hydrotherapy pool, snow cabin, Celtic sauna and 12-man outdoor hot tub, next to the beautifully landscaped Spa Garden with olive trees from Tuscany.


Hotels in Leinster with outdoor hot tubs

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa

Meath

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This incredible spa hotel is tucked away in a grand estate dating back to 1764, boasting over 21 acres of spectacular grounds and woodland walks.

Feel like treating yourself? The Synolda Suite is the only guest room in the Georgian House and occupies the entire top floor, featuring a king-size four-poster bed, deep soaker bathtub and toiletries from The Handmade Soap Company.

Enjoy some well-deserved TLC in in the Seoid Spa, where you can split your time between the hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite, Turkish Hammam and of course the outdoor hot tub.

Want more? Check out our post on spa hotels in Meath.


Carrickdale Hotel & Spa

Louth

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Why not pay a visit to the idyllic Cooley Peninsula, where you’ll find this gorgeous spa hotel right at the gateway of Newry and Belfast?

Decorated in the style of a classic Irish country house hotel, the rooms boast views over the manicured landscaped gardens or mountains, and come complete with all the luxury mod cons you could ever need.

The pièce de résistance is the Serenity Spa where you can unwind in the Canadian outdoor hot tub facing the sprawling grounds, or you can take a dip in the plunge pool after enjoying some holistic massage treatments.