If you’re in search of the best spa hotels Dublin has to offer, you’ve landed in the right place.
We all need a little R&R from time to time, and what better place to kick back and relax than in one of the many spa hotels in Dublin City Centre.
The capital is home to many of the best spa hotels in Ireland, with a mix of very lavish accommodation and 4 star spa hotels on offer.
In the guide below, you’ll find everything from fancy spa hotels in Dublin for a treat to places to head for a day with a friend for a bit of chill time.
Our favourite spa hotels Dublin has to offer
The first section of this guide is packed with what we think are the best Dublin spa hotels – these are places that one of The Irish Road Trip Team have stayed in and loved.
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1. The Spencer Hotel
Relax in style at the smart modern Spencer Hotel overlooking the River Liffey. Close to city attractions and famous Dublin landmarks, this four star hotel has beautiful refurbished rooms and suites, including some with balconies for enjoying fresh air and city vistas.
Adults and children have their own dedicated hours at the indoor swimming pool. The Health Club is open to members and hotel guests and includes a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi.
A few hours in the Viola Day Spa will leave you feeling regenerated and invigorated after a full session of massages, exfoliation and beauty treatments. Bring it on!
If you’re in search of the more central spa hotels Dublin has to offer, it’s well worth taking the time to check out the Spencer.
2. Royal Marine Hotel
Located just 12km south of Dublin in the coastal town of Dún Laoghaire, the Royal Marine Hotel is an imposing landmark building dating back to 1863.
Regarded as one of the finest four star hotels in Dublin, this elegant hotel has had many famous visitors including Queen Victoria. Now independently owned and managed by the Neville family, this magnificently restored hotel has an equally opulent Sansana Spa.
As well as a full range of spa treatments, it has a thermal area, waterbed “float and relax” room, mud chamber, dry flotation and hydrotherapy rooms as well as a quiet relaxation area.
If you’re looking for hotels with a spa in Dublin near the sea, you won’t go wrong with a night at the Royal Marine.
3. Portmarnock Hotel
The Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links is the perfect choice for couples who want to spend quality time relaxing. While golfers can head out onto the links for a bracing round of golf, partners can de-stress in the spa.
This well-located hotel was once the magnificent home of the Jameson family and overlooks breathtaking coastal views. It is 15km northeast of Dublin city and handy for Dublin Airport.
Enter the tranquil ambience of the spa and look forward to a full range of holistic treatments and massages using Elemis products. You’ll emerge a whole new person!
4. Castleknock Hotel
Located in an affluent Dublin suburb, Castleknock Hotel and Spa is an award-winning hotel beside the River Liffey. It has outstanding private grounds, an 18-hole golf course, leisure centre, luxury day spa and award-winning restaurants so there’s something for everyone.
Ideal for couples and families, this luxury urban retreat has a state-of-the-art spa to boost your sense of well-being and quality of life. Elemis Biotec products take facials to the next level, promising revolutionary results.
A range of spa rituals allow you to slow your mind and body and completely relax. Finish with afternoon tea to bring you gently back to earth.
Luxury spa hotels in Dublin City Centre
The second section of our guide is packed with the most luxurious spa hotels Dublin has to offer, for those of you with some cash to splash.
Below, you’ll find some glorious Dublin spa hotels, from the modern and swanky Marker hotels to the stunning Merrion Hotel and more.
1. The Marker Hotel
The Marker Hotel is one of the newest 5 star hotels in Dublin and, as you can see from the photos above, it’s a blend of quirky and luxury rolled into one.
This is a refreshingly contemporary luxury spa hotel in Dublin, overlooking the waterfront on Grand Canal Dock. Expect the unconventional at this member of the prestigious “Leading Hotels of the World” group.
Spacious rooms have amazing waterfront and city views along with marble bathrooms and high-tech amenities. The sleek modern design continues in the luxury spa with infinity pool, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness room.
It recently earned the title “Dublin Spa of the Year” by Tatler magazine so you know it’s a bit special. Hidden in this protective cocoon of pampering, guests are spoilt with award-winning treatments as part of an unforgettable stay.
If you’re in search of the more luxurious spa hotels Dublin has to offer, you can’t go wrong with a night at The Marker.
2. The Merrion Hotel
Centrally located near Temple Bar, the Merrion Hotel has a striking Georgian facade and is surrounded garden and city views. This award-winning five star hotel has refined rooms and suites yet retains the ambience of a historic country house, built in a era of glamour and indulgence.
What’s not to like about the Michelin star restaurant, the Cellar Bar in the original brick-vaulted cellars and the elegant drawing room for afternoon tea?
The Spa at the Merrion is equally upscale and relaxing with a focus on holistic health and wellness. Espa’s luxury therapies and aromatherapy products are all part of the chilling process.
3. InterContinental Dublin
Located in the affluent Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge, the luxurious InterContinental Hotel is set in two acres of gardens creating a private haven for your spa retreat.
This elegant five star hotel has stylish rooms, a chandeliered restaurant and a peaceful outdoor terrace for relaxing and dreaming a while. The InterContinental Spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Enjoy a workout in the gym and a cool swim in the peaceful indoor pool. Four serene treatment rooms offer a full range of blissful massages and beauty therapies delivered at the fingertips of trained therapists. This is regarded as one of the best hotels in Dublin for good reason.
4. The Shelbourne
Next up is the Shelbourne – arguably the most historic of the spa hotels Dublin has to offer. Located in the heart of Dublin on leafy St Stephen’s Green, The Shelbourne is close to the bustling shops and pubs on Grafton Street, but you’d hardly know it.
This 5 star luxury hotel exudes comfort and luxury the moment you enter. Rooms feature quality furnishings, marble bathrooms and pillow-top mattresses to sink into. Outstanding spa treatments are delivered in the sanctuary of the Health Club and Spa.
Signature treatments pamper guests from head to foot, literally, with quality Elemis products. Massages, body wraps, facials and scrubs leave you feeling good as new.
More Spa Hotels In Dublin with excellent reviews
The final section in our guide to the best spa hotels Dublin has to offer is filled with more accommodation in the capital with excellent reviews.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from the Radisson BLU and the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane to some often-overlooked Dublin spa hotels.
1. Radisson BLU Royal Hotel Dublin
The Radisson BLU Royal Hotel is in the hub of Dublin’s culture and architecture, combining sightseeing with some serious relaxation. This ultra-modern hotel offers state-of-the-art rooms and suites with amazing city views after dark.
Upgrade to a Superior Room for a few luxury touches including a Smart TV with mirror casting. Make use of the newly opened spa and gym with six treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and conditioning facilities.
Complete your spa break with a healthy meal in the Asado Grill which uses sophisticated cooking techniques for the ultimate meal.
2. Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
Dublin has four Clayton Hotels, but the four star hotel on Cardiff Lane is ideal for a spa break. Close to Dublin Docklands and city attractions, this bright modern hotel has a casual ambience with comfy rooms.
Combine city sightseeing with some serious leisure time in the fitness centre and spa. Take a dip in the 22m heated pool, unwind with drinks at the bar and book a few pampering treatments while you’re there.
Special packages combine Relax and Rejuvenate treatments with afternoon tea, a glass of bubbly, a delicious meal and a memorable overnight stay with breakfast.
The Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is arguably one of the most overlooked spa hotels Dublin has to offer (it’s lovely and central, too!).
3. Rochestown Lodge Hotel & Spa
Another Dún Laoghaire gem just south of Dublin, the Rochestown Lodge Hotel offers modern rooms and facilities near the stunning Wicklow Mountains.
Leisure Club facilities include a pool with deck and a fully equipped gym. The Replenish Day Spa offers hot stone massages, manicures and pedicures, signature treatments, hydrating body wraps, essential eye treatments and waxing.
You can even book tanning and make-up sessions to really look your best. At the end of your stay, you’ll feel noticeably re-energised and rejuvenated from top to toe.
4. Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa
Our final suggestion for your spa break is one of our favourite spa hotels near Dublin – Dunboyne Castle Hotel. Just 18km from Dublin, this imposing estate sits in 21 acres of lush Meath countryside.
Built in 1745, this charming Georgian mansion exudes luxury with glittering chandeliers, stucco plasterwork and 145 spacious bedrooms.
The opulent Seoid Spa (Seoid is Irish for jewel) is one of the finest in Europe as a regional winner at the World Luxury Spa awards. There’s a Crystal Steam Room, Herb Sauna, heated Laconium, tiled Rasul for mud treatments and an amazing outdoor hot tub.
Hotels with a spa in Dublin: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant Dublin spa hotels from the guide above.
If you have any favourite hotels in Dublin with a spa, let us know in the comments below and we’ll check it out. Or, browse some of our other Dublin accommodation guides below:
- 11 of the best rated B&Bs in Dublin
- 10 of the quirkiest boutique hotels in Dublin
- 13 of the finest family hotels in Dublin
- The best places to go glamping in Dublin (and the finest spots for camping in Dublin)
- 9 of the most extravagant castle hotels in Dublin
- 7 luxurious 5 star hotels in Dublin
FAQs about the best spa hotels Dublin has to offer
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what Dublin spa hotels are the cheapest to which are the fanciest spa breaks in Dublin.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best spa hotels in Dublin?
Our favourite Dublin spa hotels are Castleknock Hotel, Portmarnock Hotel, Royal Marine Hotel and The Spencer Hotel.
What are the most luxurious spa hotels Dublin has?
There are some very fancy Dublin spa hotels, from the Shelbourne, and the InterContinental to the Merrion and the Marker.
What Dublin spa hotels are the most unique?
When it comes to unique spa hotels in Dublin, the one in the Marker is hard to beat. However, any of the ones in the 5 star Dublin spa hotels are pretty slick.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.