Spa Style: Inchydoney Lodge

December 14, 2010

Daily Digest, Lifestyle

Spa Style: Inchydoney Lodge

The first thing that caught my attention when I visited Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa website was the fact that they had Nespresso machines in every room. As a huge fan of Nespresso coffee, this hotel and spa won me over before I even stepped foot in it!

In need of some R&R, I’d signed up for a Golden Glow which turned out to be everything it said it would be.

First off,  I was submerged in a bath of warm milk in a candlelit room as I lay surrounded by nourishing, honey scented bubbles.  When my Cleopatra moment overheated  ( it was me who overheated rather than the bath!), the therapist was quick to cool me down with cold face cloths and the experience left my skin soft and ready for the next step.

I then moved to another treatment room, where I received The Diamond Body Exfoliation which got my skin ready for the Milk and Honey Body Wrap. The final stage involved getting smothered in a Gold Enriched Cream which left a subtle shimmer on my skin and looked and felt so good that I left it on until the following morning.

Post treatment I floated back to the relaxation suite where I enjoyed a herbal tea and drank in the sea view before tucking into lunch which is included in the Golden Glow package.

The spa itself is modern and luxurious and my favourite room was  with the relaxation suite which emulated the pale blue and white clapperboards of The Hamptons, with a blissful view of the sea visible from every corner of it.

Upon returning to my room from the spa,  I was pleasantly surprised to find a note on my bed detailing the next day’s weather forecast and accompanied by a chocolate!

The Spa aside, Inchydoney’s location is sublime – it’s worth going to see Inchydoney beach alone (pictured).  It feels like the hotel’s arranged its own private beach for you, except that its big enough to accommodate surfers, West Corkonians and tourists alike who flock to Dunes pub and bistro post surf  to chow down on a casual menu which caters for all tastes.

The menu is upped a notch to a la Carte in the hotel’s Gulfstream Restaurant where I thoroughly recommend asking for a table with a sea view.  In fact, go the whole hog and get a room with a sea view too so that your experience at Inchydoney is complete.

My only gripe was the  decor in some of the hotel  corridors which felt dark and dated  as I manuvered between rooms; but this is quickly overlooked  as everything else at Inchydoney excels.

Inchydoney Lodge and Spa, Clonakilty, West Cork.  http://www.inchydoneyisland.com/

B&B starts at €75.00 Per Person Per Night midweek.

Golden Glow costs €165

WhatSheWears was a guest of Inchydoney Lodge and Spa.

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3 Responses to “Spa Style: Inchydoney Lodge”

  1. Orla Says:

    It is my aim for 2011 to stay here! I have visited the place before as friends live in one of the houses that you can see on your picture of the beach (Imagine waking up to that view every day!?) but I would love to stay in the hotel.
    Sounds amazing!

  2. AnneMarie Says:

    oh your lucky friends! Hope you´re dropping lots of hints as it is amazeballs altogether

  3. tania82 Says:

    The first thing that caught my attention when I visited Inchydoney Island Lodge

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