If you’re in search of the best spas in Dublin, you’ve landed in the right place.
The capital is home to an almost endless number of day spas and spa hotels. Some or amazing, others are Ok and some, well, some are… you get the drift!
Below, you’ll find everything from fancy spas that are perfect for a treat to a very unique Dublin day spa that’s like nothing we’ve seen before.
Our favourite spas in Dublin
The first section of our guide is packed with what we think are the best spas in Dublin. These are places that one or more of The Irish Road Trip Team have visited, and loved.
Now, we’ve put in the current Google review score next to each spa – keep in mind that these are the review scores at the time of typing.
1. The Buff Day Spa (4.7/5 from 256 reviews)
You’ll find The Buff Day Spa in the heart of the city, at 52 King St Street, a stone’s throw from Stephen’s Green and Grafton St.
Here you will be able to choose from a vast range of treatments, like facials and holistic, body and beauty treatments. You can nip in for a quick, 1-hour treatment or you can opt for a full day of pampering.
This spa is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00, and it’s open late on Thursday and Friday. The Buff Day Spa also offers special packages for brides, pregnant women and couples.
2. The Bodywise Clinic (4.9/5 from 294 reviews)
The Bodywise Clinic, situated at 25 Suffolk Street, is widely regarded as one of the best spas in Dublin and it has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row since 2017.
This spa specializes in massages and here you will be able to find a wide selection from deep tissue massages, sports massages and Indian head massages.
Other treatments available in the Bodywise Clinic are dry needling, reflexology and acupuncture. Most of the massages will cost you €59 for 45 minutes and €75 for an hour of treatment. On their website, you will also find special packages available for groups.
3. Merrion Day Spa Dublin (4.9/5 from 116 reviews)
The Merrion Day Spa is another handy one if you’re working in the city, as it’s finely situated at 79 Merrion Square.
This spa is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. The most popular package here consists of a skin analysis, a customised mini facial treatment, an eye mask and a head massage.
The head massage can also be replaced for a hand and arm massage, and there’s a hot oil back massage thrown in too, for only €59!
You will also be able to choose between coffee, tea, hot chocolate or a glass of Prosecco to end your package with a final treat. This is arguably the best value day spa Dublin has to offer.
4. Oasis Beauty (4.7/5 from 119 reviews)
Oasis Beauty another Dublin day spa located in the city, on Thundercut Alley in Smithfield. This spa offers unique treatments such as the chocolate body wrap treatment and the cocoon escape body wrap treatment.
Here you will also be able to try a holistic spa capsule that will help you release muscle tension, promote skin restoration and heal skin irritations.
Oasis Beauty also offers several packages such as the mother-to-be spa package, the inner city half-day break spa package and the pampered skin spa package.
The best day spas in Dublin
Now that we have what we think are the best day spas in Dublin out of the way, it’s time to see what else the capital has to offer.
Below, you’ll find a mix of locations that you can either nip into for a quick visit or book into a full or half day treat.
1. Urban Day & Medi Spa (4.8/5 from 89 reviews)
Here you will be able to access several treatments such as body treatments, spa facials and massages.
You can also expand your visit with complimentary access to the Urban Day & Medi Spa Relaxation Area or the Leisure Suit where, one hour before your visit, you will be able to use a steam room, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.
2. Julia’s Day Spa (4.8/5 from 149 reviews)
So, we couldn’t find any great photos of Julia’s Day Spa in Lucan, however, the reviews for this spa in Dublin speak for themselves (people rave about Julia’s online!).
This spa is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. One of the most popular offers here is the Pamper Package Special that includes a full-body massage, an eminence organic facial and an Indian head massage for only €80.
Julia’s Day Spa Dublin also offers other treatments such as full-body massages, which cost €60 for 40 minutes, hot stones massages, €70 for one hour, and back massages, €40 for 30 minutes.
3. Unique Day Spa Dublin (4.9/5 from 30 reviews)
Unique Day Spa is without a doubt the most quirky day spa Dublin has to offer, and you’ll find it in Fashion City on Ballymount Road Upper, where it’s open seven days a week from 10 am to 7 pm.
Here you will be able to access a private spa room available for singles, couples and groups. Each room features a Jacuzzi, a steam room, a sauna and a shower. You can even upgrade your experience with a bottle of bubbles!
If you want to still have some extra treatment you can try the dry floatation room where you will lie on top of a soft membrane that will make you feel weightless and leave you completely dry!
You can also try the Unique Salt Therapy Room or the Unique Presso Therapy Room. If you’re looking for a spa in Dublin that’s doing things differently, check this place out.
4. Ayurveda Dublin (5/5 from 248 reviews)
If we’re going off Google Reviews, Ayurveda Dublin is the best spa in Dublin. The reviews for this place really are sensational.
31, James’s Walk, Rialto, at about 15-minute drive from Dublin city centre. Maria, the owner, is an Ayurvedic massage therapist who studied Anatomy and Physiology in Dublin and has a diploma in Medical Acupressure.
This spa offers several treatments among which you will find acupuncture, pregnancy massages and reflexology. Ayurveda Dublin is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.
Spa hotels in Dublin
The final section of our guide focuses on spa hotels in Dublin. These are places, like The Marker, where you’ll be treated to a luxurious experience.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from the Intercontinental and the Castleknock Hotel to the Shelbourne and more.
1. The Marker
The Marker Hotel is situated in Grand Canal Quay in Dublin’s Docklands, and it features what’s arguably the most luxurious day spa in Dublin.
The spa is open seven days a week and offers a variety of treatments. Some of the facilities included are a eucalyptus-infused steam room, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, an infinity pool and a fitness centre.
The Marker spa has three main signature treatments, one of which is the Elemental Herbology Five-Element Aroma Massage consisting of both western and eastern massage techniques with a mix of essential oils infusion and warm herbal steam towels.
The fact that this spa is situated in one of the finest 5 star hotels in Dublin should give you a good sense of what to expect.
2. Intercontinental Dublin
The Intercontinental Dublin Hotel is widely regarded as one of the finest spa hotels in Dublin, and for good reason. This hotel is outstanding.
You’ll find it in Ballsbridge, around 6 km from Dublin city centre. This spa is open seven days a week from 9 am to 8 pm. Before your treatment, you will be able to access the 14-meter pool and Jacuzzi for complete relaxation.
Intercontinental Dublin Hotel Spa has four main treatment rooms and has a team of award-winning therapists.
3. The Shelbourne
The Shelbourne is arguably the best known of the many hotels in Dublin. However, historic hotel aside, it’s also home to an excellent spa.
This spa has a few signature treatments, including the Elegance and Grace treatment consisting of a massage with a luxury Elemis facial as well as a Frangipani back exfoliant.
At the end of the treatment, you will be able to enjoy a glass of Champagne in the relaxation room overlooking St Stephen’s Green Park. This treatment lasts for about 70 minutes and costs €169 per person.
The other signature treatment of this structure is the Gentleman’s Old Fashioned Package including a tailored Men’s Elemis Facial combined with a back massage and a foot ritual. At the end, you will also be offered a cocktail to finish your experience with a little treat.
4. Castleknock Hotel
The Castleknock Hotel is arguably the best value hotel spa in Dublin, and it’s worth considering a night here if you fancy following up your treatment with dinner and drinks.
This place is home to a popular spa that features a variety of modern and traditional treatments such as massages, face rituals and maternity treatments.
Make sure to check their website as this spa also has special seasonal offers for a great price!
Day spa Dublin: Which ones have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant spas in Dublin from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the best spas in Dublin
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What spa in Dublin is the fanciest?’ to ‘What’s the best spa in Dublin for a night away?’.
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 is the best spa in Dublin for a day visit?
In our opinion, the best day spa in Dublin is The Buff Day Spa, however, Oasis Beauty, Merrion Day Spa and The Bodywise Clinic are all excellent, too.
What is the most unique day spa Dublin has to offer?
It’s all in the name – the ‘Unique Day Spa Dublin’, as you’ll see from the photos above, is very different than many of the other spas in Dublin (the reviews are also great!).
What are the best spas in Dublin for a night away?
When it comes to spa hotels in Dublin, you can’t beat The Shelbourne, Intercontinental Dublin and The Marker.
Cristina fell in love with Ireland’s breath-taking landscapes, quirky folklore and traditional music while studying in Limerick. Many years later, her love for all things Irish is just as strong.