We booked for two nights with an additional add-on package of a massage each and dinner in their main restaurant on one night. We arrived around 3pm. We were greeted at the main door and taken through the old house to the modern addition at the back which is magnificent and very tastefully done. Lots of granite and floor to ceiling windows looking out on a lake with ducks and landscaped gardens.
The rooms are found down a long, darkened corridor with subdue lighting which assists in destressing tightly woundup city guests. The room was enormous and the bathroom really lovely. I especially loved the lighting.
We ate in the Lounge area for lunch which was lovely and the maitre d' was a really lovely French gentleman whose name I can't remember. We ate in the main dining room on the first night. It was nice but not great. The following night we had dinner out on the terrace of the lounge area and it was much nicer.
The spa is wonderful - so many places to relax and water and herbal tea stations all over the place. The ginger and honey tea is sensational. The massages were fantastic.
There is also a smallish gym which is perfectly adequate.
We had heard that many people visit the nearby town of Enniscorthy for a meal during their stay but personally I don't understand why you would leave the peace, tranquility and other worldliness of Monart to rejoin the madness of the outside world.
If you can afford it, don't hesitate. Go, stay and don't leave the gates until they kick you out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monart Destination Spa 'The Great Escape' is an Adults Only Destination, to unwind, escape the stresses of modern life, relax and return to one's true nature. Voted in the top three Destinations Worldwide by Conde Nast Reader's Choice Awards. Irish Tatler Destination Spa of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monart Hotel Enniscorthy
- Monart Spa Enniscorthy
- Monart Enniscorthy, Ireland - County Wexford