If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my instastories of the beautiful Galgorm Resort & Spa two weekends ago. I love nothing more than a spa escape, there’s something so relaxing about floating in a swimming pool or sipping cocktails in a hot tub! I’ve been to the Galgorm before and loved the experience so when I had an impromptu day off the other weekend we decided to treat ourselves to a night away to relax! I just had to share what a beautiful place Galgorm is, if you’re planning a trip to Northern Ireland or just want to experience a spa break this is definitely the place to go!
We treated ourselves to a Deluxe room with a balcony overlooking the river and Thermal Village. The room was huge, with a queen size bed, gorgeous ensuite with a rainfall shower and bathtub, a complimentary mini fridge and seating area.
The Galgorm Resort has numerous different eating options on site so you don’t have to leave the grounds if you don’t want to. We had a light snack in the new Elements cafe, dinner in Fratelli’s the onsite Italian restaurant, breakfast at the River Room and lunch in Gillies Bar & Grill so we experienced all the different eating options and not one disappointed!
We both had a salad in Elements to keep us going until dinner, I opted for the quinoa, tomato, cucumber and lemon while Tim went for the Thia salad, which was a mix of spiced carrot and veg. Tim also treated himself to a huge piece of carrot cake! We chose Fratelli’s for dinner due to their extensive list of dairy and gluten free options. Our package included a three course meal each, I went for dough balls, sea bass with veg and a little fruit pot for dessert. Tim had a selection of Checetti (traditional Italian tapas), a steak for his main and some local honeycombe icecream for dessert. Breakfast at the River Room is complimentary for deluxe rooms & suites. The standard, superior and executive rooms eat in Gillies. You have the option to order a cooked breakfast alongside your continental breakfast. I went for a dairy free mushroom and spinach omelet alongside some homemade granola and almond milk. Tim had a traditional full Irish breakfast. For the continental breakfast there was a selection of fresh fruit, juices, pastries, yogurts, granola with different toppings, fresh meats and breads. Finally for lunch at Gilles, which is a more relaxed affair, I opted for fish and chips while Tim had a gammon steak and chips.
The Thermal Village at Galgorm is the real highlight and is complimentary for hotel guests. The village consists of two indoor pools, two outdoor hot tubs, an outdoor jacuzzi pool, numerous indoor and outdoor steam rooms and saunas, heated loungers and water beds, a snow room and now has the Elements cafe I mentioned above and a serenity garden. The serenity garden isn’t completely finished yet as they’re adding some hot tubs, you can still use it though. You can spend forever relaxing on the swings and outdoor seating or on heated loungers in little huts!
Galgorm also has the most beautiful grounds to explore too, you can walk in their gardens, woodlands or alongside the river and see if you can spot their resident heron! You can just see him popping up in the photo above!
Galgorm Resort is the perfect place for a break. You’ll leave feeling like you’ve been there for years! They also offer some great package deals including dinner, drinks, afternoon tea (which I experienced before my food intolerances and I can tell you is well worth trying!) or spa treatments.