Spas in Ireland

Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2012

By , June 20, 2012

Now in their fourth year, the Irish Tatler Spa Awards have named 2012’s top spas in Ireland as voted for by readers and a team of expert judges. The big winner on the night was ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton, scooping the coveted Spa of the Year accolade, as well as the new Fáilte Ireland Approved Spa of the Year award. Monart Destination Spa took home the prize for Best Destination Spa for the fourth year running, but several other spas around the country have appeared on the winners’ list for the first time. The full list of winners is as follows:

Spa of the Year:                             ESPA at The Ritz Carlton
Failte Approved Spa of the Year:     ESPA at The Ritz Carlton
Destination Spa of the Year:           Monart Destination Spa
Hotel Spa of the Year:                   Oceo Spa at Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel
Boutique Spa of the Year:              The Spa at Mount Juliet
Reader’s Choice Spa of the Year:    Sanctuary Spa at Mount Wolseley Hotel

Best Facial
Winner:                   The Eve Lom Ultimate Cleanse Facial at Galgorm Resort & Spa
Highly Commended:  Rituel Energisant de Choc at The Spa at No.1                                                               Element Nature Facial for Radiant Skin at The Escape Spa at The                                    Imperial Hotel

Best Body Treatment
Winner:                  Burren Wilderness Massage at The White Horses Spa
Highly Commended: The Neck & Bust Ritual at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa                                              Hot Stone Massage at The Cloisters Spa at Muckross Park Hotel

Best Treatment
Winner:                  The Real Aromatherapy Experience at Spa Solis at Lough Eske
Highly Commended: The Elixir Magical Moment at The Spa at Druids Glen Resort                                           Confessions of a SPAholic package at ESPA at The g

Best Therapist
Winner:                  Rita Bonn at The Spa at the Heights at Aghadoe Heights
Highly Commended: Rose Dennigan at Delphi Spa at Delphi Mountain Resort                                                Tracey Moran at Johnstown House Hotel & Spa

Best Service
Winner:                  SÁMAS at The Park Hotel Kenmare
Highly Commended: The Spa at Dromoland Castle                                                                                       ESPA at The Europe

Spa Style Award
Winner:                  SUNDARI Spa at The Killarney Plaza Hotel
Highly Commended: The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort                                                                             Chill Spa at The Ice House Hotel

Winner:                  Watsu at The Spa at Hodson Bay Hotel
Highly Commended: Lava Sea Shell massage at Nadur Spa at Ballygarry House                                                The Spa Suites at The Maryborough Spa


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