If you read our guide to the best spa hotels in Ireland, you’ll know that plenty of swanky Irish hotels boast hot tubs.
However, only a handful are home to a hot tub where you can soak (shite pun half intended) up a mighty view.
In the guide below, you’ll find 12 hotels in Ireland where you can kick back in some shteamy bubbly water while admiring a fine bit of scenery.
This article was originally published in 2017 on our old website, instaireland.ie. It has been updated to include the Merchant, the Dingle Skellig, the Shandon and Kelly’s.
1. The Lake Hotel (Kerry)
Welcome to the very swanky Lake Hotel in Killarney in Kerry. You’ll find this hotel nestled on Lough Lein – Killarney’s lower lake.
If you spend a night or two here, you’ll be treated to a view where mountains, islands, and woodlands all collide.
The best part? Their outdoor… I was going to type hot tub, but I’m not 100% sure if it’s a hot tub or a jacuzzi…
Anyway, the best part is that you can flake out in their hot tub/jacuzzi and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and the nearby lake.
Check out prices for a night at the Lake Hotel here.
2. The Merchant Hotel (Belfast)
You’ll find the very unique Merchant Hotel in Belfast City’s buzzy Cathedral Quarter. It’s hard to believe that this 5-star hotel was once the headquarters of Ulster Bank.
The hotel underwent a £16.5 million refurbishment back in 2010, which transformed it into one of the most unique places to stay in Northern Ireland.
The exterior of the building is Italianate in style, which was a popular feature of High Victorian Architecture.
Visitors to the Merchant can kick-back in the rooftop hot tub and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding city.
Check out prices for a night at the Merchant Hotel here.
3. Hotel Meyrick (Galway)
Overlooking the buzzy Eyre Square, Hotel Meyrick boasts elegance and Victorian grace by the bucket load.
This is a fine place to base yourself from if you’re planning on exploring Galway City or the surrounding county.
The hotel’s spa also looks pretty damn good. Just look at the view that you’ll be treated to from the hot tub!
Check out prices for a night at the Meyrick hotel here.
4. Aghadoe Heights (Kerry)
You’ll find the five-star Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney where it offers incredible views out over Lough Leane.
A handy ten minute spin from the town, the hotel is a luxurious place to start your adventure along the Ring of Kerry.
The Spa at Aghadoe Heights makes full use of the surrounding landscape. Those that visit can flake out in the hot tub pictured above while gazing out at the Kerry Mountains.
Check out prices for a night at the Aghadoe hotel here.
5. Wineport Lodge (Westmeath)
The four-star Wineport Lodge in the historic town of Athlone in County Westmeath boasts the perfect combination of tranquillity, comfort and top-notch service.
I missed Wineport when I wrote our guide to the best places to stay in Ireland with a view, and I’m not sure how, as each of the rooms and suites here offer brilliant panoramic lake views.
This hotel is located smack bang on the banks of the magnificent Lough Ree and, thanks to the finely placed hot tub above, you can admire views of the lake from the comfort of piping hot water.
Check out prices for a night at Wineport here.
6. Kelly’s (Wexford)
You’ll find our next hotel in Wexford, finely located next to Rosslare’s sandy beach. I’ve been hearing about the 4-star Kelly’s Hotel for years.
My Nan and Grandad used to go there when they were younger, and my Nan still speaks of the hotel fondly.
Views, top-class service, and a stone’s throw from the sand. The fact that the hot tub overlooks the sea is the icing on the cake.
Check out prices for a night at Kelly’s Hotel here.
7. Rossharbour Resort (Fermanagh)
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I watched the video above two hours ago and I’ve been thinking of booking a visit ever since. You’ll find the Rossharbour Resort in Fermanagh, on the shores of Lough Erne.
The resort is finely plonked on 6 acres of land and offers guests everything from VIP areas and a spa to glamping and holiday homes.
There are a number of different accommodation options at Rossharbour (see more here), but the cream of the crop are the lakeside lodges.
Each lodge is situated right on the shore of Lough Erne and boasts a private hot tub that offers the view in the video above.
Check out prices for a night at Rossharbour here.
8. Park Hotel Kenmare (Kerry)
Located on the picturesque Ring of Kerry, the Park Hotel in the gorgeous town of Kenmare combines history with heritage and luxury.
This swanky spot offers the ultimate spa break in Ireland’s countryside with open fires, golf, a cinema room and a bar with Europe’s largest collections of whiskey.
Visitors to the Park Hotel can whittle away an afternoon at the Samas Spa where both the body and mind will receive their fair share of nourishment.
Or, you can skip all of the fancy treatments and head straight for the outdoor pool and hot tub where you’ll be treated to the view above.
Check out prices for a night at the Park Hotel here.
9. The Shandon (Donegal)
The 4-star Shandon hotel in Donegal overlooks the breathtaking Sheephaven Bay. You’ll find it a handy drive from Dunfanaghy and the incredible Horn Head.
Inside the spa, you’ll find a luxurious range of heat and cooling experiences that’ll help cleanse and relax the mind, body and soul.
There’s also a vitality pool, heated loungers, state of the art lifestyle showers, foot spas, a sauna and plenty more.
The highlight of the Shandon’s spa, for me, is the Canadian hot tub (above). The view from here is out of this world.
Check out prices for a night at the Shandon Hotel here.
10. The Galgorm
The Galgorm is the perfect spot for a couple of nights respite if you’re in search of a luxury spa in Ireland.
You’ll find it a handy 30-minute drive from Belfast, in Ballymena in County Antrim, a stone’s throw from the Causeway Coastal Route.
The Galgorm boasts a 163-acre park that’s home to the rushing River Maine, 48 deluxe rooms and suites and an award-winning spa and Thermal Village.
You can look forward to riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, steam rooms, saunas and more amidst the tranquillity of Mother Nature.
Check out prices for a night at the Galgorm Hotel here.
11. The Dingle Skellig (Kerry)
You’ll find the mighty 4-star Dingle Skellig Hotel a handy walk from Dingle Town in Kerry. The hotel is finely located on the shores of the beautiful Dingle Bay, which means you’ll get to enjoy magnificent views throughout the hotel.
I was here a year ago and there’s no better view in the place than the one from the big ass hot tub, just outside the pool area.
There’s something special about kicking-back in hot water while chilly wind bashes against your face while you admire the view above.
Check out prices for a night at the Dingle Skellig Hotel here.
12. Eccles Hotel (Cork)
I’ve been trying to carve out some time to get to Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff in West Cork for a while now.
This gorgeous hotel overlooks Bantry bay and Garinish island and it’s a stone’s throw from an endless number of adventure opportunities.
The spa at Eccles boasts three tranquil treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy bath, a Bayview relaxation room, a rockface outdoor experience and the hot tub above.
Check out prices for a night at Eccles hotel here.
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It’s packed with castle hotels, unique Airbnbs, fancy five-stars and plenty more!