Self-care is one of the most important things you can do for your health, in addition to taking a break from the stresses of daily life.

So why not combine the two?

The Rose Hotel in Tralee have recently introduced a new boosting facial at their Serenity Spa, which promises to leave you brighter, lighter and glowing – so naturally, we had to try it out for ourselves.

Upon arrival at the four-star Rose Hotel, the welcoming surrounds immediately felt like home.

Modern, but with the right hint of comfort, a double room at the hotel is packed with all the amenities needed for two people, delivered with a luxury that’s second to none.

Luxurious furniture in divine fabrics and a bed like a cloud were two of the perks to our room for the weekend, alongside complimentary wifi and parking.

Location-wise, the hotel is perfect for those on a quick trip to the Kingdom, or for families looking for a slightly longer break as it’s located just beside the Aquadome.

One of the views from our delightful hike near the hotel.

The hotel is located near the Tralee Golf Club too, complete with Arnold Palmer-designed course, so it’s also a great spot for golf enthusiasts looking to unwind after a round or two.

The hotel promises easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and more.

The surrounds of the hotel are gorgeous, too – we took a walk through the wilds of the south-west around the unspoilt, natural beauty of the locality that would be enough to encourage a return visit.

After a rejuvenating hike through some of the best scenery the country has to offer, a trip to the spa to relax, and to experience The Elemis Superfood Pro Radiance Facial (€85) at the hotel’s Serenity Spa.

The facial is packed full of essential minerals and superfoods, applied with a gentle care and light touch.

It’s such a delectable, relaxing experience, that you must be careful not to succumb to sleep whilst being pampered!

An inside look at the Serenity Spa at the hotel

It leaves the skin feeling supple and refined for days after, delivering a glow as if one had just returned from a week in the sun.

Delivered in the surrounds of the beautifully designed Serenity Spa, each room at the spa has several features intended to help create the most tranquil experience possible.

Incredible design features – such as a mix of colours and soft textures teamed with mood lighting – provide a sanctuary, that allows you to forget the woes of a busy, daily life.

To round off a perfect, relaxing day, the newly renovated Rose Room delivers an á la carte menu with a difference, with Vegan and Vegetarian menus also on offer.

Subtle flavours pack a punch, in a surrounding that puts you totally at ease, the best finale to a relaxing break from the city.

The Rose Hotel offers a relaxing respite from the hussle and bussle of the capital, with reasonable rates.

For more, be sure to check out therosehotel.com.