Located in Cork, Ireland, the Castlemartyr Resort was awarded the Green Hospitality Silver Award for their eco friendly practices. Their spa treatments offer something for every one.
Why we love it: Without diminishing the luxury the guests have come to expect, they have been awarded the Green Hospitality Silver Award. They truly care for their surroundings and want to support their local community by being environmentally friendly. The Resort presents itself in such a friendly manner, and the website is a delight to see. They are well-rounded and have special offers for families, for women, for couples and also special treatments for men.
Treatments on offer: They offer their very own signature treatments such as the Gaelic Escape, starting from €140 (USD170). On their list of treatments you can also find facials, eye treatments, and body therapies ranging from massages to body wrap treatments, body exfoliation, Les Luneides Energetic Envelopment and other finishing touches. There are half day and full day packages, and also treats for two spa packages.
Must have treatment: The mid-week “Ultimate Girls Day out Package” cost €115 (USD140) include several pampering activities. If you are there with your spouse or special someone, then the “Treats for Two Spa” package sounds like something incredible to try out.
Ambiance and style: All bedrooms come with full amenities included, with spacious and luxurious bathrooms. The resort is within an oasis of calm, with a golf course and splendid gardens in front. The spa includes seven treatment rooms, two couple’s suites and manicure and pedicure stations that are overlooking the 20 meter heated indoor swimming pool.
Where: The Resort is 30 minute drive from Cork City and is located in the village of Castlemartyr. From here you can experience traditional Irish music and dance. Not far is the Fota Wildlife Park, the Old Jameson Distillery and small fishing villages and market towns. Historic towns include Youghal and Cobh, and the Blackwater River.
Cost: The price ranges for rooms are from €165 (USD207) per night. They also have deals of the month, ranging from €160 to €280 per night, depending on the packages and the rooms chosen. There are several packages available. The spa treatments also have a range, depending on the length and the chosen treatment. They have a helpful brochure with all of their prices on their website.
Who to go with: Even though it probably is more inviting for either couples or groups of friends hoping for a relaxing time, the resort is also certainly very open to families, and offer many packages for children too. They have, again, lots to choose from, especially also romantic packages that sound delicious.
How long to go for: They offer packages for one, two and more night stays. They also have half and full day packages, but for the best result in relaxation and enjoyment, a weekend or an extended three day stay would be ideal.
Amenities and extras: Included with your stay is the use of their sauna, fitness rooms, huge indoor swimming pool and water room. Every hotel guest receives a bathrobe and slippers in their room. All day guests also receive robes, slippers and towels upon their arrival.