Every month we are highlighting one of our brilliant spa partners with you; the perfect way to discover VOYA treatments and products from all around the world. Our Spa of The Month for December is the majestic Ashford Castle, Hotel and Country Estate in Ireland.
Ashford Castle is one of the oldest castles in Ireland and is located near Cong on the Mayo-Galway border by Lough Corrib. Once a medieval and Victorian castle dating back to 1228, it has expanded over the centuries and turned into Ireland's first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel.
Ashford Castle is recognised as one of the best hotels in the world according to Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler. The glorious 800-year-old castle is visited by people all around the world for it's luxurious setting. They are a member of the Leading Hotels of the World organisation and are consistently acknowledged by top hotelier associations as a best in class destination. Click here for a full list of their awards & accolades.
The Ashford Estate offers an extensive range of activities including Orvis fly fishing and Ireland’s first school of falconry. Dining options include the George V, the Dungeon, Cullen’s at the Cottage, or The Wine Cellars. There is a 32-seat cinema, a library, billiards room, cigar terrace, and beautiful public lounges. There are 83 bespoke bedrooms and a lakeside cottage where guests can enjoy an extensive range of VOYA products as part of the in-room hotel amenities.
The Spa at Ashford Castle is in a league of its own having celebrated winning the prestigious award of Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards 2021 for the sixth consecutive year in a row!
It has everything you could want to unwind for the ultimate sanctuary of calm and serenity with five exceptional bespoke treatment rooms perfectly complimenting the striking conservatory.
The Spa also includes an invigorating suite of Hammam ceremonies, a relaxing steam room, and a charming terrace with breath-taking views over the tranquil waters of one of Ireland's largest lakes. When you step foot in the spa, you are transported into a fairy-tale setting with remarkable features such as the exquisite seashell chandeliers and a mesmerising Tree of Life mural stretching the length of the relaxation pool.
Dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through treatments and spa journeys, Ashford Castle’s exceptionally skilled therapists ensure the best experience possible for all guests. In keeping with their elegant style, the tailored treatment menu includes an extensive list of VOYA’s scrubs, and body experiences, each specially blended with harmonising aromas to help still the mind, whilst beautifully reviving the skin. For a full list of treatments, please click here
Popular treatments are the VOYA Aromatherapy Massage, Essential Back Treatment and Hammam Experiences
VOYA Aromatherapy Massage
A fragrant head to toe massage totally relaxing the mind and body whilst uplifting your spirit with highly concentrated plant oil, choose from our specially blended oils.
Essential Back Treatment
VOYA’s Essential Back treatment is perfectly designed for those with problematic skin or simply those who are in search of the perfect “time out” treatment. Using soothing, deep cleansing techniques incorporating warm towels the skin is gently prepared. A warm oil back massage is then completed to help calm and soothe the area, while releasing any built-up tension. A balancing seaweed mask is then applied to the back area which helps to heal and nourish even the most problematic skin with the treatment finishing with a blissful foot, leg and back massage.
Shopping & Retail
During your stay, we encourage you to visit Mrs Teas Boutique and Bakery, the best place to shop local Irish brands. Enjoy a cup of your favourite beverage with fresh pastries, jams, chutneys, and chocolates, lovingly made in the Castle Kitchen. Browse through their varied collection of hampers, gift sets including best-selling VOYA products or pick up the famous Ashford Castle themed Monopoly Board Game.
Ashford Castle began their sustainability journey in 2008 by joining Green Hospitality Ireland. They were the first hotel in Ireland to achieve the GreenMark Plastic Smart Standard Award for its efforts in responsible tourism and are honoured to still retain the Gold standard. This year, they have won ‘The Green Tourism & Entertainment Award' in 2021's Green Awards.