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Castlemartyr

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The Castlemartyr Resort is a magnificent 5 star hotel and resort situated in East Cork – a gloriously beautiful part of Ireland. Just a short drive from the City of Cork along the southern Irish coast, the Castlemartyr hotel occupies a grand manor house, surrounded by green fields, woodland and lakes. It’s hosted its fair share of A-list celebrities over the years, with Bill Clinton staying recently.

Guests at Castlemartyr stay in true luxury in enormous, luxurious rooms, with oversized bathrooms and views over intricately manicured gardens and the ruins of an 800-year-old castle in the hotels grounds.

Guest bedrooms have large, marble bathrooms, even featuring a personal sauna, giant beds, and plenty of space to relax and store your luggage. The hotel is very tastefully decorated throughout, in a smart, country house style, fitting the location.

Foodie guests have a choice of two restaurants at the resort – The Bell Tower, offering fine dining, and Francini’s, which serves more relaxed Italian food. The Bell Tower’s menu features a good deal of produce sourced locally and from further afield in Ireland. There is a good range of dishes to choose from – all of which sound delicious. A full Irish breakfast is served here every morning from a buffet. Food allergies are catered for well with notice given.

There is plenty for guests to do on site, with a golf course, leisure centre and spa to hand. The pool is large and overlooks the gardens, with designated family and adult only swimming times.

The spa at Castlemartyr is a real highlight. Spa guests have their own private jacuzzi and beauty treatment area overlooking the swimming pool. There is a sauna and steam room and gorgeous relaxation room for guests to enjoy around treatments. The spa uses lovely ESPA products and offers a wide range of pampering and relaxing treatments for guests and visitors to the hotel.

For more adventurous guests wanting to explore the local area, the resort is well positioned to enjoy Cobh (pronounced ‘Cove’ island – the last stopping place of the Titanic), world-famous Ballymaloe House and Cookery School, Blarney Castle and Cork city (Ireland’s second city) within a half an hour drive. Cork Airport is also around 30 minutes drive away.

For more information and bookings, please see the Spabreaks.com website

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