I recently went on a spa break with two of my good friends to The Rainforest Spa in the Summerhill House Hotel in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow and I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now as I have to let you all know how utterly amazing this place is! If you are looking for a relaxing break either on your own or with a few girls, this is the place you need to go to.
They have day or overnight packages and the prices are so unbelievably reasonable that you won’t feel one bit guilty for indulging.
We decided to go for the overnight break or The Great Spa Break for €120pps which included (wait for it…..)
- An overnight stay in Summerhill House Hotel
- 2 Spa treatments – Swedish Back Massage & Eye Reviver Treatment, as well as use of the spa facilities
- A 3 course meal
- Breakfast the next morning
I honestly don’t know how they offer all that and make money but still, I wasn’t complaining!
The offer is on all during the week and weekend so we made the most of it and arrived on the Friday. It was one of the hottest days during the unusual heat wave we’ve been having so we decided to have a drink outside first which was a nice way of relaxing.
When our appointment time came we slipped into our swimsuits and popped across the Courtyard to the spa which resides in a lovely wooden style cabin with a large balcony area overlooking the lush green Wicklow mountains. On such a sunny day, it really was a sight to behold. We hadn’t realised we were supposed to arrive an hour earlier to use the spa facilities such as the two outdoor Jaccuzzi’s or indoor Sauna and Steam rooms so we just used these after our treatments.
I was called first for my massage which was honestly one of the best massages I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a few! I do love me a good massage it has to be said and I like to treat myself whenever I can. The therapist (whose name I didn’t get, sorry!) had magic hands and I just melted into the massage table for the next half hour as she managed to work out all the knots in my back and afterwards I felt so relaxed and not a bit sore or uncomfortable like some deep massages can cause you to feel. I was praying for it not to end! But unfortunately, end it did, and I dragged myself off the bed, popped on a light green robe that was left for me and shuffled back out to the sunny balcony to re -join my friends. We had a little dip in the Jaccuzzi and even ordered a glass of wine and enjoyed the view while wondering was this how the other half lived and vowing that when we won the lotto and bought our mansion in the hills, it would defo have an outdoor Jaccuzzi lol! We can dream, eh?! 🙂
As an add-on to your package, you can also order lunch or afternoon tea and at €15 for a toastie and a glass of wine, we decided to do that and enjoyed it at one of the tables & chairs dotted around the outside balcony. We were then called for our second treatment, a Reviving Eye Treatment which was just lovely & refreshing and sorted my puffy eyes out in no time. We were then free to enjoy the facilities which include the outdoor area complete with amazing view, and an indoor lounge with a comfy sofa, magazines/books and fruit & nut nibbles.
Pampering over, we got ready and enjoyed a few more drinks before having our delicious 3 course meal and ordering yet more drinks (that was the theme of the weekend really, relax and drink J ) It was such a lovely setting to catch up with my friends and enjoy each others company especially since our lives are so busy with work, kids etc. So I would highly, HIGHLY recommend this place if you’re looking for a break. The staff are lovely and very accommodating, the food is delicious, the spa is fantastic with extremely professional staff and the backdrop of the Wicklow mountains is just breathtaking. I don’t know if it was the sun or what but it made me appreciate the beauty of our lovely little country. I went home thoroughly relaxed and rejuvenated and I can’t wait for my second visit to the spa. They do Yonka facials which, anyone who knows me will know that, I LOVE this brand and will never have any other kind of facial so I am planning to pop back for one of those soon.
Overnight spa breaks start from €99 pps or day packages from €79 You can check their full range of packages out at http://www.rainforest.ie/ or http://www.summerhillhousehotel.com/ they also do gift vouchers so would make the perfect present for someone who deserves a bit of R&R.
Just so you know, I paid for this myself and was not given this break for free or given any compensation for writing the above, I just like to spread the love when I really like a place. 🙂