Ireland is a green and lovely island, set in the North Atlantic Sea off the coast of Great Britain. Its cities are full of history and culture with a mixture of old tradition and contemporary themes. Visit the capital city of Dublin or head to Galway, for a choice of charming pubs, great restaurants and shops. Walk in the steps of the Vikings in Waterford, a city dating back to medieval times and the Viking Triangle. Explore the Causeway Coastal Route, with beautiful sea views backed by rolling green hills and with quaint villages all along the way. Chill out and relax while staying at some of the best yoga retreats in Ireland. Scroll below to view our top picks.
The Trident Hotel is beautifully located right on the waterfront in Kinsale, a 30-minute drive from the city of Cork and 20 minutes from Cork Airport. Historic Kinsale is a picturesque town to explore and the hotel is surrounded by several art galleries, shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Dine on traditional Irish cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, while gazing at boats sailing on the water close by. Enjoy various activities in the area, including deep sea fishing, golf, sailing and horse riding, or relax by taking an enjoyable yoga class in the hotel. A swimming pool and kids’ pool are also available on the property, as well as a sauna, hot tub and fitness center. Spacious rooms feature flat-screen TVs and beautiful views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Blackhill Woods is set in manicured green lawns and surrounded by trees in Abbeyleix in Ireland’s Laois Region. Heritage House is 1.6 km (1 mi) from the country house, while Sensory Gardens Dove House is a 1.9-km (1.2-mi) drive away. The property offers spa and wellness packages and guests can attend yoga classes. A buffet breakfast is served each morning and includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Guest rooms are comfortably appointed and offer a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the country house. Parking is freely available and the property features an electric vehicle charging station.
Osprey Hotel is set in Naas, a short drive from the Naas Racecourse and a 35-minute drive from Dublin. The hotel can be conveniently reached from junction 10 on the M7 motorway, which is 3.2 km (2 mi) from the hotel. Osprey Hotel features a 20 m (65 ft) swimming pool and a spa offering massages and beauty treatments. The hotel’s fitness center offers personal trainers, while yoga classes are also available on-site. Guests can enjoy a relaxing drink at the Waldorf Lounge or in the heated outdoor courtyard of the Osprey Bar. Meals are served at the Herald & Devoy restaurant. Comfortable guest rooms have flat-screen interactive TVs with a selection of movies and music tracks as well as a minibar. Bathrooms offer large soaking bathtubs or showers. Free Wi-Fi is on offer throughout.
Sheraton Athlone Hotel is set in the center of Athlone, with shopping, riverside dining and bars a five-minute walk away. Public transport options and Athlone Castle are also a short walk from the hotel. There is an on-site luxurious spa, wellness and fitness center, where a variety of massages, treatments and services are available, including a personal trainer and yoga classes. The spa offers three swimming pools and a relaxation suite. Formal dining is available at La Provence Restaurant in the form of international and traditional Irish cuisine. A more casual option is the Harvest Cafe, where snacks can be enjoyed and the Sheraton Bar, which features cocktails and typical bar food. Rooms are elegant and offer Sheraton Sleep Experience beds, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi and an en-suite bathroom. Certain rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows providing beautiful views over the River Shannon and Athlone.
Nestling on the shores of Lough Ree in the Lakelands, and adjacent to the Athlone Golf Course, Hodson Bay Hotel is a perfect haven for relaxation and peace. The property is a five-minute drive from the town center. Galway and Dublin are both around a one-hour drive away. Adults can enjoy the use of an indoor pool with hydrotherapy, while children have their own pool. The property has a spa featuring massages, a sauna and steam room and there is a modern fitness center where guests can enjoy yoga classes. Dining is available at the Waterfront Bar and Carvery, as well as the award-winning L’Escale Restaurant. Most rooms offer beautiful views across the golf course and lake.
Maryborough Hotel & Spa nestles in beautiful, manicured 300-year-old listed gardens in Douglas, a 10-minute drive from the city of Cork. Guests can enjoy the services of the Thermal Suite, with hot and cold treatments, a vitality pool, sauna and hot tub. The property also features a gym offering fitness and yoga classes. Gourmet meals are served at the hotel’s restaurant, Bellini’s, while afternoon teas and lunches can be enjoyed in the Garden Room. All rooms have a 42” LED TV, while some offer beautiful scenic views over the garden. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available.
Clybaun Hotel is perfectly placed between the seaside resort of Salthill and the excitement of the center of Galway and gives convenient access to the Aran Islands and Connemara. Guests have access to a heated swimming pool, a modern fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Fitness and yoga classes are available on-site. All-day dining is offered by O’Gorman’s Bar & Bistro and a terrace in the garden is perfect for fresh-air relaxation. Breakfast and dinner are served at the a la carte Maritime Restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of the hotel.
The luxurious Ardilaun Hotel nestles in spacious grounds in the Galway suburb of Taylors Hill, a 1-km (0.6-mi) drive or leisurely stroll from the city center. Free parking is available on the property. Guests can relax and chill out in the hotel’s leisure club, which features an indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, free fitness center and steam room. Fitness and yoga classes are available. Beauty treatments are offered at the Avalon Health and Beauty Salon on-site. Attractively furnished guest rooms have a TV and en-suite bathroom.
The Ballyliffin Lodge and Spa is a luxurious hotel, located in the town of the same name and overlooking Malin Head on the coast. The Ballyliffin Golf Club is a two-minute drive from the hotel. The luxury hotel features a leisure complex with a swimming pool, fitness center, hot tub and rock crystal spa, where guests can enjoy a variety of massages and treatments. Yoga, step and aqua aerobics classes are also offered. Parents get a break here, as there is an indoor children’s play area, as well as a playground at the beach close by. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at Jacks Bar and Restaurant, offering views over the Donegal Inishowen coast. Each cozy and elegant guest room offers a TV, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Creacon Wellness Retreat is located in Lower Creacon, New Ross, a 37-km (23-mi) drive from Waterford Airport and a 4-km (1.8-mi) drive from the Dunbrody Famine Ship, a reproduction of the 1840s emigrant vessels that traveled to the USA. The property is surrounded by a pretty garden. Guests can enjoy a variety of spa and wellness options, including yoga classes, massages and beauty treatments and the use of a sauna and fitness center. Guests can enjoy a continental or vegetarian breakfast each morning. Guest rooms and family rooms offer flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms with a shower and complimentary toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available to guests.
Creacon Wellness Retreat
Address: Lower Creacon
Parking Restaurant Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing
Tranquility and relaxation in Ireland
Whether you are visiting the big cities, staying in the suburbs, or enjoying a vacation at the coast, there are plenty of opportunities to chill out and relieve the stress of daily living by staying in comfort and tranquility at one of the best hotels with yoga classes or yoga retreats in Ireland.
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