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The creme-de-la-creme, the best of the best: the 2018 Spa Award winners lists the most beautiful relaxation rooms, the facials that wowed our panel of experts and body treatments worth every cent. Here's the list of the winning spa properties and treatments you need on your wish list this Christmas. 

Style Award

The Well in the Garden at Cliff at Lyons

Best Service

The Spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

The Spa at Aghadoe Heights wins in the Best Service category.

The Spa at Aghadoe Heights wins in the Best Service category.

Innovation

The Well at Cliff Spa Product line

Best Body Treatment

Neroli Blossom Sensory Massage at Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate Hotel

Best Therapist

Rachel O’Malley at The Beautique Spa at the Hayfield Manor

Rachel O'Mahony at The Beautique Spa at the Hayfield Manor is our 2018 Best Therapist.

Rachel O'Mahony at The Beautique Spa at the Hayfield Manor is our 2018 Best Therapist.

Newcomer Award

The Spa at Adare Manor

Best Facial

Youth Renew Hydra Glow Peel at Monart Destination Spa

The Award for Best Facial goes to the Monart Destination Spa.

The Award for Best Facial goes to the Monart Destination Spa.

Best Treatment Package

Lavender Lullaby at The Spa at Farnham Estate

City Spa of the Year

The Spa at the Shelbourne

The Spa at the Shelbourne wins City Spa of the Year.

The Spa at the Shelbourne wins City Spa of the Year.

People's Choice Award

Chill Spa at the Ice House Hotel

Ulster Spa of the Year

The Spa and Thermal Village at Galgorm Resort & Spa

The Spa and Thermal Village at Galgorm Resort & Spa takes the Ulster Spa of the Year award home.

The Spa and Thermal Village at Galgorm Resort & Spa takes the Ulster Spa of the Year award home.

Connacht Spa of the Year

The Spa at Ashford Castle 

Munster Spa of the Year

Sàmas Spa at the Park Hotel Kenmare

The Sàmas Spa at the Park Hotel Kenmare wins Munster Spa of the Year.

The Sàmas Spa at the Park Hotel Kenmare wins Munster Spa of the Year.

Leinster Spa of the Year

Monart Destination Spa

And finally…

Overall Spa of the Year

The Spa at Ashford Castle

This year's overall winner: The Ashford Castle Spa.

This year's overall winner: The Ashford Castle Spa.

Congratulations to all winners, we would not be too surprise if their phones get busy as Christmas gets nearer and nearer. We, for one, are already  all booked in.

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