We at Diamond Chauffeurs Ireland love working at this prestigious Galgorm hotel, transferring guests and clients in luxury surroundings. It is a part of our heritage, part of our natural world, but on a higher plane of indulgence.
The Galgorm Resort and Spa began life in the 18th century as one of our more gracious country houses. Today it is an internationally renowned spa hotel. The hotel is located just outside the town of Ballymena, County Antrim. Even the drive through the glorious tree lined entrance fills you with expectation. Inspired by an idyllic woodland, perched along the River Maine, Northern Ireland’s premier hotel plays host to the renowned Spa at Galgorm. Set within lush parkland, guests will enjoy the tranquility of nature and experience pure relaxation and an extensive selection of riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, steamrolls and saunas. The resort also boasts a selection of restaurants and bars, and extensive conference and banquet facilities. With luxurious facilities to enjoy and our renowned warm welcome, Galgorm is the perfect escape.
A river runs through: Set amidst woodland on the banks of the plunging River Maine guests wander its 163 acres, relax in wood fired hot tubs overlooking the river or in the tranquil garden setting. Take yoga in meditation rooms or lie back on the water beds before the 20 meter indoor leisure pool, letting the neck and back message cannons ease their stress away. Natural woods, subdued colours, beautiful aromas from scented candles – all is tranquility.
The Thermal Village: In the heart of a thermal village, entered around the indoor swimming pool, be-robed guests are guided through corridors lit by floor lamps, the atmosphere perfumed by scented candles, and into state of the art rooms prepared for a beguiling choice of wonderful treatments. There’s deep relaxation message, bodies natured by warm stones and all kinds of facials, skin care and messages, using luxurious products.
The Celtic Sauna Master: Even the sauna and steam rooms can be enjoyed in new and innovative ways. For a truly Scandinavian experience, emerge from the heat of the Sanarium to the extreme cold of the nearby snow cabin, where ice lines the walls, powdered snow on the floor. Then there’s the Celtic sauna, a kind of steamyhot meditation, where a Sauna Master agitates the essential oil infused air with towels to lessen the heat and allow you to stay longer.
Afternoon tea amidst the cherry orchards: The sense of serenity’s retained as guests emerge from their treatments, wondering to the riverside or to private hot tubs, heated cabins or perhaps to enjoy afternoon teas amidst the cherry orchards, imported Tuscan trees or innovative waterfall sculptures of the beautiful gardens.
Enjoy the elements: For those who are too chilled out to return to the main hotel to eat, the circular domed elements, one of only five such buildings in the world, houses a unique cafe over two floors, serving healthy food as well as champagne and cocktails.
People come from near and far for the tasting menu and the fine dining River Room and for the delicious afternoon tea at the adjacent Conservatory, both with sublime views of the River Maine, even more beautiful when lit up at night. The Gillies bar and grill is famous for its steaks and fish, while Fratellis restaurant offers a feast of Italian foods, including its awesome selection of pizza.