I’ve shared photos of the Penthouse Suite and food with you already so now it is time for my final post about Parknasilla Resort & Spa, as nice as it was lazing around the Penthouse Suite there is an awful lot more to do during your stay.
The Elemis Spa
We were lucky enough to have a spa treatment each included in our competition prize package. We both opted for the ‘Renew Your Wellness’ seaweed detoxify and deep cleanse. The spa is situated under the manor house in a serene environment, as soon as you walk down the stairs you can feel the calmness! The treatment was lovely, the stand out for me was most definitely the facial. It was the first treatment that I’ve ever had and I couldn’t believe the difference in my skin afterwards. My make-up applied so smoothly and my spots were visibly reduced, I did breakout in a few blackheads the following day but these are now gone and my skin is almost clear (apart from two big spots but this is really good for this particular time of the month!).
As I’d never had a Spa treatment before I wasn’t sure what to expect at all. The girls were really nice and discreet. Disposable underwear is provided and my ‘bits’ hidden at all points during the treatment. My beauty therapist waited outside the room once the treatment was over so that I could get dressed. When I came out she was waiting for me with some lovely goodies, a small juice drink, fruit & natural yoghurt and a small quiche type thing (I wish I had though to actually ask what they were!), she then took me into the relaxation room where there were loungers, magazines, and plenty of drinks including a variety of flavoured tea. Spencer was already in there with a pot of strawberry & mango tea so I joined him in drinking that.
After our little chill out we had a go in all of the various saunas and steam rooms. These were all quiet and clean. The only downside that we experienced was that the experience showers weren’t working properly, they were only working as a standard shower. Following all of this we spent a little time in the amazing outdoor hot tub overlooking the sea, this really was a very pleasant experience.
The Grounds & a Cat
I like to befriend a cat wherever I go and Ireland was no different. I met this lovely little fella in the car park and couldn’t get rid of him, my leggings were covered in white hairs! There were various walks around the impressive hotel grounds, when we checked in we were given a walking guide. Unfortunately during our stay a lot of the walks were closed off due to storm damage. We still managed to go for a nice stroll and take in some beautiful views.
Aside from walks there is also a tennis court, a golf course (we did have a round of golf including in our package but it didn’t appeal to me!), archery, kayaking and plenty of other activities.
The Fairy House Trail
I’m pretty sure that this particular walk was aimed at the children but Spencer and I couldn’t resist heading into the woods to hunt for fairy houses. We were given a map with markers to indicate where we would find a fairy house nesting amongst the trees. After a lot of bickering about who was right we ended up finding all of them. They were all so pretty, the detail in them is fantastic.
I’m pretty sure I’ve only covered a small selection of things to do here, after all we were only there for two nights. As you can see there really is something for everyone at the amazing Parknasilla Resort & Spa.Read about the Penthouse Suite here and the food here.