A stunning resort spa of The Europe Hotel & Resort on the shores of Killarney’s Lough Lein captures the beauty and serenity of this most enchanting corner of Ireland.
The still beauty of the lakes is complemented by the understated design of the spa, the colours of an early morning on the shore reflected in a palette of muted charcoals lit by flashes of brilliant blue and emerald green. The spa has been designed to be in perfect balance with the nature of its environment, each relaxation space created to take advantage of the landscape, a peaceful haven in which to awaken the senses and relax the mind.
From the moment you enter the spa, down a spiral staircase filled with light from above, your imagination is captured by a sense of retreat. The gentle sound of water as it trickles down an indoor wall of slate leaves the outside world behind as you are welcomed into the spa.
The spa, which has been hewn from the gardens leading to the lakeshore, has the feeling of a hidden cavern which opens up to the magnificent views beyond from the light, bright relaxation spaces and thermal suite.
As the vista stretches before you, you are touched by a sense of anticipation. Your body and your mind are ready to experience everything that’s on offer. The thermal suites include salt water pool, steam rooms, rock saunas, ice fountain and lifestyle showers. The poolside offers heated stone loungers and outdoor vitality pool where the feeling of an early morning mist cool on your cheek as steam rises from the water has a truly calming effect on the soul and is not easily forgotten.
Treatment rooms echo the understated elegance of the spa design, dove grey robes and soft bath towels awaiting each guest. A gentle light which fills and soothes the room during your treatment will be replaced with sweeping natural light from floor to ceiling picture windows which you may choose to enjoy as you sip a glass of cool water or juice after your treatment.
A very unique feature is the private spa suite for two which includes private changing area, double bath, steam shower and even a private sauna with one entire wall of glass overlooking the lake.
The philosophies and treatments that make up ESPA therapies are equaled only by the quality, purity and integrity of the natural ingredients in ESPA products. ESPA therapies fuse the benefits of modern health, beauty and relaxation with the proven wisdom of ancient therapies from around the world. The holistic total body ritual, a signature treatment, encapsulates this philosophy using hot stones and individually tailored essential oils to release natural energies.
After your treatment visit the Spa Café which offers a harmony between beautiful surroundings and satisfying, nourishing food whether guests are seeking an organic salad or a refreshing fruit juice or herbal tisane.
Or you might simply choose to relax in the cocoon of our heated loungers where the peaceful sound of the water on the lakeshore will lull you into a gentle rest, delaying the return to the outside, the blissful escape lasting just a little longer. ESPA at the Europe truly offers a place of peace, calm and tranquillity, a unique experience you will always remember.