A few months back, I was taken by surprised on my birthday to spend a day in one of the best Spa in Ireland. I didn’t have a single clue where we were heading to but I only knew we were somewhere around the Wicklow mountains and countryside.
For me being in Wicklow for the day was more than enough because I could spend hours admiring the green landscapes over there. But as we were driving for nearly an hour from Dublin, we entered a little town called Aughrim, which I honestly had never heard of before but it was such a charm.
A few minutes later we were pulling over in the amazing ‘Brooklodge Hotel & Macreddin Village‘ and I just couldn’t believe it! I was so thankful and happier than ever.
What to Expect?
When you arrive in this place, you immediately connect with nature and let me tell you, it’s the perfect place for a city break with your other half.
What really caught my attention at first was the loose hens walking around the hotel freely. Something I would have never imagined for a Hotel & Spa. But they have a purpose of being there – these hens are well fed and provide delicious eggs that you can enjoy for breakfast.
Brooklodge Hotel & Macreddin Village is the perfect place to indulge and connect with yourself. Besides the beautiful surroundings, they have the Wells Spa where you can find a range of relaxing packages to be enjoyed by yourself or with your loved ones.
Even if you don’t book a treatment, you can still enjoy the indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, including the sauna and the aroma steam room.
It’s all about being Organic
What really blew my mind about this place, was the fact that they are certified by the Organic Trust. They are committed to use the wild seasonal food from the village (The Food Village) and create dishes for Ireland’s first certified Organic Restaurant – The Strawberry Tree.
But if you prefer to disconnect a little bit from all the organic and wild nature and have a more easy going meal, you can do so at La Taverna Armento, a lovely Italian restaurant. The hotel also have a lovely bar where they make cocktails with fruits from the garden.
The Brooklodge is a 4 star hotel and all you can expect in high standard service and zero stress. One thing I recommend doing in advance is to book the restaurants and massage treatments way before your arrival because as I said before, it’s one of the best spas in Ireland 😉
Do I recommend visiting Brooklodge & Macreddin Village?… Definitely! I would like to return again to this beautiful place and take advantage of all the good things they have to offer.
Thanks for reading xx