IF you haven’t been to the Ice House Hotel, you’ve yet to experience true luxury.
The boutique four-star hotel sits on the edge of the Moy estuary, just outside the north Mayo town of Ballina on the edge of the wild Atlantic.
Overlooking the rivermouth and across to the Woodlands that surround Belleek Castle, you really couldn’t wish to be anywhere else in the world. When we arrived for a two-night break away from the kids, the warm welcome we received was anything but icey. Our room, in the new part of the historic old property, boasted amazing views of the river, which you can almost touch from your bed.
The Ice House is in the perfect spot to wrap yourself in the wilderness of the West Coast of Ireland, all the while enjoying the fantastic food, soothing spa, bubbling hot tubs and super service that this award winning boutique hotel offers.
You can discover a world of raw, natural beauty right on your doorstep, and all the wonderful little touches that the Ice House Hotel offer will make it all the more sensational – a packed picnic for your cycle or walking tour; bike hire; an umbrella to ensure a bit of rain won’t ruin your adventures; a freshly-drawn, hot bath or hot whiskey to warm you up after a surfing lesson or a game of golf on a links course by the blustery Atlantic sea.
From cliff walks to sea stacks, from spa treatments to seafood trails, the North Mayo section of the Wild Atlantic Way has lots to inspire.
For the thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie looking for an adventure filled break, choose from water sports, hiking, boat trips, fishing, horse-riding, adventure centres and more.
If you’re interested in spectacular scenery, peaceful walks and scenic drives, this beautiful coast has it all, including two signature points of the Wild Atlantic Way – Downpatrick Head and Keem Strand.
Unwind with seaweed baths, beach strolls and spa treatments; nourish your body and excite your taste buds with the delicious food being produced in this area.
Catch a wave at Easkey beach or tee off for a game of golf beside the sea at Enniscrone Golf Club. Fish for your supper with a boating trip on the River Moy, right beside the Ice House Hotel, or enjoy a whiskey tasting at Connacht Whiskey Distillery. Visit and wander around the vibrant nearby towns and villages.
Visit www.icehousehotel.ie or call 096 23500 to book – and make sure you do. It’s perfect.