I’ve been feeling very weak, rundown and very drained lately and in serious need of pampering. A brainwave hit me during work on Friday that the last time I had a massage was the day before my wedding 10months ago and in fact I was going to book somewere to stay and squeeze a good spa break in too.
I thrawled the internet for a few of my favourite places to stay/pamper and then I remembered a colleague always tells me I should check out this hotel. I googled The Glenview Hotel and within 5minutes had booked a night stay with breakfast and on the following day.. Saturday 2Spa treatments. Room with breakfast was €90 but we got a upgrade for €120 and they do a great offer 2 spa treatments for €60 or 3 for €80.
Getting There 🚘
It only took 30 mins on the M50 coming Southbound from Dublin. We arrived to a windy road up a mountain to be greeted by a well lit up beautiful exterior hotel. My Husband and I booked into the Glenview Hotel in Wicklow for 1 night stay. There was lovely porches to sit in with open lit fires and it made it so cosy.
The receptionist was so lovely and helpful and booked us in for dinner in the bar as we were starving. We went up to put our bags in our room and was pleanstly suprised at the size of the room you walk into a hallway with built in wardrobes and a beautiful bathroom with double sinks. Fluffy housecoats and slippers laid out and to my husband’s amusment a coffee making macheine ☕
The bedroom was so spacious with a seating area overlooking the Glenn of the Downs mountains which the view alone is so breathtaken.
We then went for dinner in the bar and being Coeliac they were more than accomidating to change anything on the menu to suit my dietary requirements. I orderd the Chicken Satay as a main with boiled rice and Bunless Beef Burger for himself.
The Sauvigon wine on the menu is gorgeous I ended up having 2 glasses of this Chilean delight!
Our Room 🛁
We were so tired from the week we had so we went back to the room where I filled the bath with lavender oil and had a bubble bath it was so relaxing the bath tub was a great size for my 33inch legs to strecth out.. bliss
I wrapped myself in the fluffy bathrobe and crawled into bed to watch a movie and shortly after was passed out.
My husband woke me by opening the curtains to a beautiful sunny day and we got up and went for breakfast the restaurant has this unbelivable 360 views of the mountains and you could sit there all day just in awe of that view!
They had a great layout for breakfast with lots of choice.
The waitress immediately took our drinks order and a huge pot of tea arrived within minutes.
I had a bowl of fresh fruit and ordered 2 poached eggs, some baked beans and Gluten Free toast.
The Haven Spa🌸
My treatment was booked for half 11 and I was greeted by a lovely therapist called Angela.
I got a neck, back and shoulders massage which was amazing I didn’t realise how much tension I was carrying in my back until she worked on my muscles and it was pretty sore but I knew it would be better for me afterwards I felt instantly revived.
Then I had a facial which was so refreshing She exfoliated and massaged my face and put a face mask on and it was really uplifting I walked out feeling like I was walking on air.
The Leisure Centre🌊
We then used to Leisure Facilities and Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam room. The pool is lovely full if large windows of that view I keep telling you about! They also have a outdoor Canadian hot tub but it was being cleaned when there so we were a little bit dissapointed. The changing room facilities are great very tidy and private and they have a healthy snack bar at the desk which is also great as we were able to grab a snack after.
The Garden 🌹🌲
We then went for a walk around the grounds to check out the beautiful gardens which are well kept and so peaceful. We really enjoyed our stay and will be definately back ❤