Mayo hotel wins Best Hotel Spa in Ireland at annual global awards

The Spa at Ashford Castle has been named Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa for a seventh consecutive year at the annual World Spa Awards.

With voting cast by both industry experts and consumers, The Spa at Ashford Castle emerged victorious from a 2022 shortlist that included eight outstanding Irish hotel spas.

The Spa at Ashford Castle is widely recognised for its beautiful, relaxing facilities, including five treatment rooms, a relaxation pool, steam room and a terrace area that offers unrivalled views across the tranquil waters of Lough Corrib.

With a treatment menu that includes an invigorating hammam, not often found in Ireland, The Spa at Ashford Castle uses luxury Irish products from Voya, Red Carnation Hotels’ own B|Africa product range, along with the renowned Elemis range and the family-owned Spanish brand, Natura Bissé.

Michelle Ryan, spa manager at Ashford Castle, said: “We are immensely proud of the spa experience we offer guests at Ashford Castle but nevertheless, to win this global award once again is an honour, an incredible achievement and a testament to our team. A visit to The Spa is a real treat and so many guests tell us just how fantastic they feel after a treatment.

“I believe that feeling comes from experienced therapists, exceptional products, a soothing ambience and the beautiful surrounds of the Ashford estate. The experience is truly unique.”

The World Spa Awards aim to celebrate and reward excellence in spa and wellness tourism through its annual awards programme. The awards inspire superior standards globally and all winners can be seen at

Located in Cong, the award-winning Ashford Castle is steeped in 800 years of history and more than 80 years of exceptional hospitality. Learn more at