Ballina Business Profile: The Ice House

Ballina Business Profile: The Ice House

History of the Hotel

Originally called the ‘Iceland Cottage’ the Ice House hotel is a building steeped in history. Strategically positioned on the Moy Estuary, (which became the principal sea-port of Ireland) in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century tons of wild salmon were preserved here under ice before being shipped to the markets of Dublin and Liverpool. Today it stands built anew, once again a place to rest a while…but in an altogether different kind of cool.


Contemporary chic meets traditional elegance throughout Mayo’s 4 Star Ice House Hotel. It’s the little details you remember. Like the comforting goose down duvets, the waterside hot tubs and sauna and the original pieces of art that catch your eye everywhere. Created by three of Irelands finest artists…Charles Tyrrell, Martin Gale and John Devlin…like the Ice House itself they are far from ordinary.


With just 32 bedrooms and suites, at this boutique Ballina hotel you can look forward to personal service that is second to none. First class food and drink, VOYA organic seaweed lotions and potions, comfort with spectacular views and an award winning Chill Spa that guarantees to soothe are just the beginning.

Awards – Here are the big ones!

Irish Tatler People Choice Spa 2016, Irish Tatler Connacht Spa of the Year 2016, Best Spa, Irish Hair and Beauty Awards 2016

Best Organic Therapy (VOYA), RSVP Awards 2016, Boutique Spa of the Year, Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2014

Best Therapist, Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2014, 2 AA Rosettes for Pier Restaurant 2010, 2011, 2012, Best Design Restaurant, Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) Awards 2010, Penfolds Best Connacht Restaurant , Food & Wine Awards 2009, Irish Golf Tour Operator (IGTOA) Small Hotel of the Year 2009, Best Newcomer, Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) Awards 2009

Contact Details

Business: Ice House

Location:    Ice House, The Quay, Ballina, Co Mayo

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Email:   [email protected]

Phone: +353(0)9623500


Ballina Chamber Special Offers


Introducing New Exclusive Treatment, Heavenly Dreams Sleeping Ritual, at Chill Spa at the Ice House

This sleep treatment is unique to Chill Spa and uses a mixture of wellness and massage techniques to decompress and relax the body and mind, melting away stresses, strains and tensions. The ritual evokes instant peacefulness and nurtures inner mindfulness, calmness and serenity. The treatment includes an introductory foot ritual, mini therapeutic facial and full body massage using Balinese and Hawaiian techniques. Complete your chill time in our Dark Relaxation Room, perfect for after your treatment with dark soft lighting with soothing lavender, rose & camomile scent from VOYA to deeply relax the mind and body.

Usually €120 but available for limited time at introductory price of €95 for 80 minutes.

To book, call 096 23511 or email [email protected]


Ballina Chamber Shop Local Vouchers can be redeemed at the Ice House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa!

For more information, visit or call 096 23500

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