11 Luxurious Belfast Spa Hotels

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LOOKING FOR A RELAXING BELFAST GETAWAY?

You’re in the right place, as these 11 hotels offer the best spa treatments in all of NI.

Belfast Spa Hotels can be hard to come by. As a Belfast local, I know how few great spa hotels we have.

So to save you time researching, here are the best 11 options for you to try out!

A picture of a towl, massage oil and some roses. You can get a really good massage at any of these Belfast spa hotels.

πŸ†EDITOR’S PICK: Don’t have time to read the full article? The Best Belfast Spa Hotel is The Merchant Hotel

Ready to choose your Belfast spa hotel? Let’s get straight into it!

My Top 3 Picks: Belfast Spa Hotels

#1 TOP PICK

A picture of a masseuse giving a massage at the Merchant Hotel, the best of the Belfast spa hotels.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Merchant Hotel
βœ”οΈ Spa and wellness
βœ”οΈ 9.2/10 on Booking
βœ”οΈ Luxurious rooms

#2 PICK

A picture of the spa pool in the Culloden, another of the finest Belfast spa hotels.

Culloden Estate & Spa
βœ”οΈ Spa and wellness
βœ”οΈ Swimming pool
βœ”οΈ 8.6/10 on Booking

#3 PICK

A picture of the pool in the spa in the Rabbit Hotel.

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat
βœ”οΈ Spa and wellness
βœ”οΈ 9.2/10 on Booking
βœ”οΈ Good value for money

Belfast Spa Hotels

There are only so many spa hotels in Belfast, and they can be hard to come by. Most websites and booking sites are unclear as to whether there is a spa or not. Each of these 11 hotels has an amazing spa. Whichever hotel you choose, you won’t be disappointed!

1. The Merchant Hotel

A picture of a masseuse giving a massage at the Merchant Hotel, the best of the Belfast spa hotels.
Image Courtesy of Colette Creative/Merchant Hotel

⭐RATING: 9.2/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

The Merchant Hotel is a beautiful 5 ⭐ hotel in the centre of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. It is a favourite among both locals and tourists and offers some fantastic spa options.

Review which says "The most beautiful hotel and staff. I really cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and it is in an excellent location. The spa is idyllic and the stress relief massage was amazing!"
Review by Claire, read more reviews here.

With a range of rooms and suites available, the Merchant Hotel offers guests a luxurious and comfortable stay. With its top-notch amenities and stylish decor, it is one of the most sought-after hotels in Belfast.

The spa, gymnasium and rooftop hot tub will give you the perfect chance to relax and have some time to yourself. The spa has five treatment rooms with massages available and a hydrotherapy area. There is also a sauna and steam room on the rooftop. All your stresses are sure to melt away!

The luxurious rooms are perfect for winding down with black-out curtains, spacious marble en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. The soundproofing will also add to making your stay peaceful.

Its excellent location means you can explore Belfast with ease and the range of travel links from the city centre makes you well-connected to the rest of the top-tourist sites across the country. This is an added bonus on top of the incredible spa.

Make sure to Book the Merchant Hotel, it is top of my list for spa getaways in Belfast!


2. Culloden Estate & Spa

A picture of the spa pool in the Culloden, another of the finest Belfast spa hotels.
@Press Eye/Darren Kidd

⭐RATING: 8.6/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

One of the most famous spa hotels around Belfast is the Culloden Estate & Spa – loved by many celebrities on their tours of Northern Ireland. If it’s good enough for celebrities and their high expectations, I’m sure anyone can enjoy a trip to the Culloden.

Review which says, "Wonderfully comfortable interiors and bedrooms set in beautiful gardens with great views. The facilities were excellent including a very expansive and modern gymaccompanied by relaxing spa facilities and great treatments."
Review by Sarah, read more reviews here.

Located about 10 minutes outside of Belfast, in Holywood, the Culloden Estate & Spa is set in a beautiful coastal area with grand houses nearby and beautiful gardens and woodland to wander. It has everything that you could need for a relaxing spa weekend with a pool, spa and fitness suite all on-site.

The spa’s facilities are top notch with a marble steam room, dance studio and hot tub with beauty treatments and various massage options available. The fine-dining restaurant features modern takes on traditional Irish dishes and the afternoon tea is a must.

The Culloden Estate & Spa has many rooms overlooking Belfast Lough and many acres of gardens. Many are furnished with antique pieces, paintings and chandeliers. This hotel certainly offers a grand experience.

If you are looking for a spa getaway on top of some good food and incredible views, you NEED to book the Culloden Estate & Spa.


3. The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

A picture of the pool in the spa in the Rabbit Hotel.
Image Courtesy of The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat and Emma Rock Photography

⭐RATING: 9.2/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

One of the newest Belfast spa hotels is the Rabbit. The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is a gorgeous lakeside escape which is perfect for couple staycations or a girls’ weekend away.

Review which says "My partner & I couldn't fault our stay in any way. We loved our clay ritual treatment experience as part of our stay it was so relaxing. The facilities were amazing. The spa was breath taking we have never felt so relaxed. We were so sad to have to leave but we will be back & maybe book an extra night next time. "
Review by Kirstie, read more reviews here.

Situated just 20 minutes outside of Belfast and only 10 minutes from the International Airport, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat promises to look after you in a home away from home. The spa and wellness centre is very popular with guests and the on-site restaurant offers some delicious meals.

There is a range of treatment options on offer at The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat including massages and facials. The packages are very good value and many include meal options, taking away the worry of where you will eat. What’s better than a spa and food combo?!

The rooms are rusticly decorated and one option even comes with an outdoor bath which looks amazing for relaxing right in your room. The wooden accents in each room really give the hotel some character and the pops of colour in the furniture only add to it.

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat is perfect for anyone looking to stick to a smaller budget but still wants to experience a luxurious stay at a spa hotel.


4. Galgorm Resort & Spa

A picture of two people walking from the spa at Galgorm, arguably the best of all Belfast spa hotels.
Image Courtesy of Galgorm Resort & Spa

⭐RATING: 9.3/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

The Galgorm Resort & Spa is where all the locals immediately think of when you mention spa hotels in Belfast! It’s definitely one of the most luxurious and carries a strong reputation as being one of the best in Northern Ireland.

Review which says "I cannot fault this stay! We wish we had stayed longer than one night. You don’t even have to leave the resort, two beautiful restaurants onsite as well as a pub! The spa facilities are the best I’ve seen and the whole experience is amazing! Will be booking again!"
Review by Kelly, read more reviews here.

It is a gorgeous resort with everything you could need. Set in over 160 acres of luscious parkland with a flowing river, the Galgorm Resort & Spa is certainly great for a quiet getaway.

This 4-star resort has an award-winning restaurant on-site with many other bars and eateries to choose from. The Thermal Spa and Village is the highlight of the Galgorm, featuring riverside hot tubs, heated pools, steam rooms and saunas.

Should you choose to stay the night there (which you should!), there are lots of different accommodation options from cottages to shepherd’s huts which are all private and fit lots of different party sizes. Each bedroom is elegantly decorated with luxury furniture and modern bathrooms.

You are also guaranteed a space to kick back and relax in a cosy living area. Galgorm have truly thought of it all, and you will leave the resort feeling like a whole new person!

If you are looking for a relaxing spa break, book the Galgorm Resort & Spa. It is the hotel for you, there’s a reason it’s considered the best in Belfast and beyond.


5. La Mon Hotel & Country Club

A picture of someone getting a neck massage at La Mon Hotel
Image courtesy of La Mon

⭐RATING: 7.3/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

The La Mon Hotel & Country Club is located just outside of Belfast in the beautiful Castlereagh Hills, boasting stunning views! What’s better than combining a relaxing spa with gorgeous views?

Review which says "The room was spacious and comfortable. Leisure facilities and pool were very good. It was great having the spa for treatments.The staff were lovely too."
Review by Jane, read more reviews here.

This peaceful hotel has over 120 rooms on offer, all luxuriously decorated and with top-notch facilities. There is an award-winning restaurant on the premises along with an impressive health club for guests to enjoy.

The La Mon Hotel & Country Club has a 20-yard indoor swimming pool, allowing you to do some lengths all year round and their 2 full-quipped sports centres give you plenty of opportunity to do some gentle exercise.

The hotel’s trained beauticians are on-hand to give you a fresh manicure or treatment and the hair stylists will be happy to give you a new hair-do.

While you are a guest at the hotel you can take advantage of the health club’s tennis courts, sauna, steam room and spa bath, giving you a well-rounded experience. There is an extensive list of massage treatments available at La Mon Hotel & Country Club.

Free parking and WiFi will upgrade your stay to the next level along with the beautifully furnished rooms. There are two restaurants available to dine in, each with a delicious menu, but if you fancy a trip out somewhere new then there are plenty of options in the surrounding area.

The La Mon Hotel & Country Club is a great choice for a relaxing and restorative break from Belfast.


6. Dunadry Hotel and Gardens

A picture of the jacuzzi and pool at the Dunadry Hotel
Image courtesy of Dunadry

⭐RATING: 8.3/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

Dunadry Hotel and Gardens is another great location near Belfast International Airport for a spa break, making it very popular with anyone travelling for business and for pleasure.

Review which reads "Was lovely, nice staff, asked for champagne on arrival and they had a bottle and card left in room for my partners birthday, lovely spa 😊 Food was beautiful as well 😁 I’ll defo be back and recommended it to all my family and friends πŸ˜€"
Review by Percy, read more reviews here.

All guests earn complimentary use of the hotel’s leisure facilities during their stay and you are encouraged to use them as you please. A spa pool, swimming pool and fitness suite are all available throughout your stay.

Should you wish to upgrade and indulge in any spa treatments you can certainly do so at Dunadry Hotel and Gardens, with a vast range to choose from. Reviews boast about the glorious massages and the refreshing body scrubs available from trained therapists at this hotel.

There are 2 eateries on offer at this hotel, – the Mill Race Restaurant suits you for breakfast and dinner while the other – The Peacock Lounge gives you the opportunity to have some lighter bites. Cocktail hour in The Peacock Lounge seems to be a favourite among guests.

The Dunadry Hotel and Gardens is very attractive when it comes to location, amenities and price! And of course, the spa.


7. Hilton Belfast Templepatrick

A picture of a massage bed at the Hilton Belfast Templepatrick, one of the Belfast spa hotels on my list.
Image courtesy of Hilton

⭐RATING: 7.3/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

The Hilton Hotel chain is known for its luxurious hotels all around the UK and beyond, and this one is no different. The hotel and spa are world-class and you are guaranteed to have an amazing stay.

Review saying: "The staff were really lovely and friendly. The pool / spa area was lovely , nice and warm. we were traveling with a baby and was warm enough for her. Beautiful outside just newly painted by looks of it."
Review by Cara, read more reviews here.

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick is the perfect option for larger groups as well as couples with plenty of family-style rooms available.

Being a chain brand does not mean that quality has to suffer at Hilton hotels. This hotel is very much loved by locals wanting a short break away and is very charming in the facilities it provides.

This hotel has lots of spa treatments and facilities to offer. These include an indoor heated swimming pool and bubble pool, sauna, steam room and a full gymnasium available to guests during their stay.

Set in the private Kingfisher Estate, rooms have a tranquil view of an expansive 18-hole golf course. All rooms are listed as being very spacious with work desks, easy chairs and flat-screen TVs.

Treffner’s Restaurant on-site serves multiple cuisines in the evening so there will be something for everyone! The bar also serves some fantastic cocktails to sip on throughout the night.

Hilton Belfast Templepatrick is a grand contender in the running for a great spa break for anyone and everyone, even those looking for a spa getaway as a family.


8. The Old Inn Treetop Spa

A picture of two guests in a hot tub at The Old Inn Treetop Spa
Image courtesy of The Old Inn

⭐RATING: 9.0/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

The Old Inn Treetop Spa is a very charming little inn which offers the perfect rural retreat. Hot tubs and spas are great, but hot tubs and spas surrounded by nature and beautiful greenery are unreal.

Review which says "It’s a beautiful hotel to go for a short break and relax with thermal pool and spa. We had a very relaxing stay. The rooms are so so beautiful if you love
vintage theme this is for you. We had a great great stay , I 100% recommend for someone who’s looking out for a romantic staycation."
Review by Syed, read more reviews here.

Just 5 minutes from the little seaside town of Bangor, there is plenty of exploring to be done.

This hotel is bursting at the seams with idyllic rooms and views. There are plenty of cosy corners and log fires to snuggle up by. The Old Inn Treetop Spa invites you to make yourself at home and enjoy your relaxing stay.

There are multiple room options including one which comes with its own private hot tub so guests can really enjoy a luxury stay! All elegantly decorated, the rooms look very inviting and perfect for winding down with a partner on a spa break.

The Treetop Spa is open to all hotel guests and provides a range of facilities including an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, heated loungers and sauna and steam room. There is a range of dining options available at The Old Inn Treetop Spa – something to suit anyone or any occasion.

As part of the Galgorm Collection, you know the spa here is going to be state-of-the-art. It’s one of the best in Belfast for sure.

For a really relaxing spa day, book The Old Inn Treetop Spa. It has a real charm to it and promises a great stay by the sea!


9. Clayton Hotel Belfast

A picture of the pool at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast.
Courtesy of Clayton Hotel

⭐RATING: 7.9/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

The Clayton Hotel Belfast can be found right in the heart of Belfast and just a 10-minute drive from Belfast City Airport. It’s one of the most popular hotels in Belfast.

Review which says "Room was fine, beds comfy, great to have the pool, spa and gym facilities. Location good, central and easy to get to attractions. Staff were very helpful too."
Review by Lorraine, read more reviews here.

Its close proximity means that it is the perfect option for travellers looking to relax before exploring the beautiful city of Belfast. This 4-star hotel offers modern and comfortable rooms and excellent facilities.

There is a range of amenities on site such as a restaurant, bar and fitness suite. The spa, beauty salon and pool are very popular among guests. The Clayton Hotel Belfast invites you to relax in its sauna or spa bath and test out the treatment options available to help you unwind and feel pampered.

With fitness classes available in the leisure centre, there’s an opportunity to feel energised after all of your relaxing and the reviews rave about the swimming instructors in particular.

The Clayton Hotel Belfast is a great option for a short spa getaway in Belfast.


10. Lough Erne Resort

A picture of a couple getting a massage at Lough Erne Resort. Possibly the best out of all Belfast spa hotels and best in Northern Ireland.
Image courtesy of Lough Erne Resort

⭐RATING: 8.7/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

Okay, admittedly this one isn’t in the heart of Belfast. We only have so many! But for just under a 2-hour drive, you can reach arguably the best spa hotel in Northern Ireland. If you’re from Northern Ireland, you’ve likely heard its adverts on the radio.

Review which says "Staff were excellent, I couldn’t
recommend the Thai spa enough, I had the most amazing massage ever.
Beautiful hotel, fabulous facilities and food was excellent. Could not fault the staff, just perfect."
Review by Γ“onagh, read more reviews here.

The Lough Erne Resort is a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ hotel and golf resort in County Fermanagh. Located in the beautiful Lakelands, the resort offers stunning scenery, luxurious accommodation, and a wealth of activities.

The resort owns two championship golf courses and a wide range of leisure amenities including tennis courts, a spa, and a range of water sports. Its on-site restaurants offer a variety of local and international cuisines, while its range of bars, lounges, and entertainment venues offer plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The on-site Thai Spa offers massage and beauty treatments along with traditional Thai therapies. There is a sauna, steam room and relaxation room available also. When staying at Lough Erne, it’s an absolute must to get a Thai massage.

Nearly every review you read will mention how good and relaxing they are! The staff are Lough Erne are also really nice and extremely hard to fault.

The Lough Erne Resort could be the best spa hotel in Northern Ireland, but you’ll have to travel a bit out of Belfast to experience everything it has to offer, but trust me, it’s worth it.


11. Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa

A picture of the massage beds in Slieve Donard Hotel, the last of my Belfast spa hotels recommendations.
Image courtesy of Slieve Donard Hotel

⭐RATING: 8.4/10 | πŸ’†Spa Treatments: Yes! | 🏨 View on Booking.com

Again, this one is a bit further from Belfast but it’s more than worth the drive. For just under an hour, you can reach the Mourne Mountains. It’s one of the most Instagrammable places in Northern Ireland, so imagine having such a nice view while getting a spa treatment!

Review which says "Beautiful hotel, the bedroom was very spacious and the bed and pillows where so comfortable. The spa was first class and overall the hotel was so clean and the staff where so friendly and helpful."
Review by Ciara, read more reviews here.

The Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa is a luxurious 4-star hotel located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.

It is a popular destination for any type of traveller whether you are a tourist visiting Northern Ireland or a NI resident. The hotel offers a range of facilities including a modern spa and leisure centre.

The Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa has a variety of restaurants and bars, and a range of leisure activities. It is renowned for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the infamous Mourne Coast. It is conveniently located for exploring small towns and villages nearby.

The beautiful en-suite rooms are elegant and classy with modern touches and you can catch a breathtaking view of either the coastline or the Mourne Mountains from your window. Kick back and relax in the designated seating area in your room.

The spa and leisure facilities are top quality with a steam room, sauna, aerobics area and gymnasium. Treat yourself to one of the fabulous treatments on offer!

Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or an adventure, the Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa provides a perfect setting for your stay.


A picture of a towl, massage oil and some roses. You can get a really good massage at any of these Belfast spa hotels.

πŸ†EDITOR’S PICK: Don’t have time to read the full article? The Best Belfast Spa Hotel is The Merchant Hotel


Belfast Spa Hotels: FAQ

Below are a number of questions related to Belfast spa hotels, along with my answers.

What is the best spa hotel in Belfast?

The best Belfast spa hotel is The Merchant Hotel. It’s an affordable but very highly rated (5-star) hotel, with one of the best spas in the country. There are 5 incredible treatment rooms, a relaxation room and a hydrotherapy area. It’s hard to beat! You can also visit the spa without booking a stay in the hotel.

Does the Europa Hotel have a spa?

The Europa Hotel in Belfast, unfortunately, does not have a spa. The best option nearby is The Merchant Hotel which has a spa and a gym too.

Does the Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast have a spa?

The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, unfortunately, does not have a spa, despite being named on some sites a spa hotel, I’m not sure why this is the case. The best option nearby is The Merchant Hotel which has a spa and a gym too.

Belfast Spa Hotels: Conclusion

And there you have it, the 11 best Belfast spa hotels. Remember, the best option is The Europa Hotel in Belfast, unfortunately, does not have a spa. The best option nearby is The Merchant Hotel which has one of the best spas you’ll ever visit.

Regardless, whichever of these 11 hotels you choose to visit, you are guaranteed to have a great time. Taking a spa break is a time to relax, and these hotels are the perfect option.

Enjoy your stay and most importantly, enjoy the spa πŸ™‚