How to Spa
Frequently Asked Questions
The following is a guide with answers to frequently asked questions by guests who wish to visit ESPA at the g.
Advance booking is required for both treatments and Thermal Suite therapy. Please book by contacting our spa team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 091 778454. Non-resident bookings must be secured with a credit card.
For guests booked for ESPA treatments of 55 minutes or more, you are encouraged to arrive at least 1hr prior to your appointment to enjoy our facilities. Should you choose not to make use of the Thermal Suite, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so your treatment can begin promptly at its scheduled time.
Please advise that late arrivals will result in a reduction of treatment time. Please allow plenty of time for parking, especially at weekends.
WHAT TO WEAR
Swimwear is required in the Thermal Suite. Residents may change into their swimwear in their room and avail of the robe and slippers provided in your room. Non residents will have a robe and slippers provided as well as a locker to store your clothing.
Please advise of any cancellations no later than 24hrs prior to your appointment. 50% cancellation charge will apply for any treatments cancelled within 24hrs. 100% charge will incur if your cancellation is within 12hrs.
Our spa is an adult area only. All guests visiting the ESPA at the g must be aged 16 or over.
We ask you to advise us of any health conditions, allergies or injuries which could affect your treatment when arranging your reservation. You will also be asked to complete a guest card on arrival so please allow time for this when visiting ESPA at the g for the first time.
Our spa is an environment of tranquillity. Please respect all spa guests’ right to privacy and serenity. We ask you to turn off your mobile phone whilst in the spa. The Relaxation Lounge is a silent area, we ask you to relax and enjoy the silence.
The elevator will stop at the ground floor and you will require a key card from reception to access the first floor spa area. Please allow plenty of time for parking, especially at weekends.
We have special treatments for expectant and nursing mothers and our reception team can talk you through the options. Please be advised that the thermal suite is not suitable for expectant mothers due to extreme heat.
To continue your spa experience at home, the ESPA products used in the treatments are available at Spa reception. These natural products consist of deeply relaxing and de-stressing oils, revitalising seaweeds and nourishing creams to help achieve outstanding results on your face, body and mind.
Our Thermal suite area is part of your spa journey with ESPA at the g. When booking a treatment of 55 minutes or more, you will enjoy 1 hour Thermal Therapy prior to your treatment. It is possible to book the thermal suite without reserving a treatment at a cost of €30 for 1 hour – Hotel residents receive a preferred rate. Please note that numbers are limited to preserve the spa experience for all guests. All treatments and Thermal Therapy must be booked In advance of arrival.
Choose from warm tropical rain, an invigorating arctic mist option in one shower or select the rainfall cascade shower to enliven your senses.
Relax in our luxurious hydro-pool designed to revitalise the body. It is equipped with water jet features to massage shoulders and hips as well as a seated area with air jets to gently massage the entire body. The Vitality pool operates at a temperature of 36°C. **Not suitable for swimming**
A traditional wood lined sauna using dry heat generating sweltering temperatures of 80°C – 100°C. High temperatures are said to stimulate blood circulation and boost the immune system. Recommend no more than 15 minutes.
Crystal Steam Room
A high humidity environment combined with aromatic essential oils which help to keep your skin supple and hydrated. Steam also has positive effects on respiratory system. The average temperature in steam room is 45°C – 50°C.
Tepidarium Heated Lounger
Following the water and sauna experiences, enjoy the heated mosaic stone loungers with radiant heat to harmonize the body. Please ensure you use a towel to protect sensitive skin as temperature can rise to 40°C.
Use the crushed ice to counteract the warming effects of the thermal experiences.