Feeling stressed? Take a moment to browse this luxurious list of DonegalWoman.ie readers' favourite spas.

The weather outside is frightful, shopping stress is kicking in and we’re all in need of a little pampering before the busy Christmas season really begins.

We wanted to find the best local spas across Donegal where readers love to unwind and escape daily dramas. A popular vote celebrated salons, hotel spas and treatment rooms all over the county. To help you choose your next massage booking or to get a gift voucher for a friend, here is a list of the Top 5 favourites.

1. Seascape Spa, Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny

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Seascape Spa

Silver Tassie Hotel outside Letterkenny has a luxurious award-winning spa that is a treat favoured by guests and locals alike.

Clients can relax the stress away in the cosy cocoons and steam room before treatments that are inspired by the seaside and the Wild Atlantic Way. The team use brands including Voya and Yon-ka and stress relief bathing rituals, among other options, to take you away on a wave of calm and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

2. Cascada Beauty, Dunfanaghy

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Cascada Beauty, Dunfanaghy

Cascada is praised as a top class salon on the main street of Dunfanaghy – the seaside town where the waves are as therapeutic as a good massage. The Cascada team provide great massages pedicures, manicures, wax treatments, spray tans, and more.

Visitors say that Joy, Blaithin and all the team are a delight and always provide a friendly and fabulous experience.

Cascada Beauty, Dunfanaghy. Image via Facebook

3. V Spa, Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey

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Villa Rose V Spa Thermal Suite

The thermal suite of this in-house spa in Ballybofey is like a step into another world of mosaics, twinkling lights and rushing waters that make you feel like a goddess.

V Spa celebrated their 10th birthday this year, and pride themselves on their successful introduction of all the latest treatments. From Medi Spa to micro-needling and Epionce skin peels, they are always advancing in the beauty world.

The expert Spa Therapists are both talented and friendly, making sure everyone is treated like royalty.

Villa Rose V Spa Thermal Suite

4. Sabai Treatment Room, Central Hotel, Donegal Town

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Sabai Treatment Room, Central Hotel, Donegal

Sabai was selected by readers for the indulgent offerings therapist Therese Gallagher gives to all guests.

The room is a pampering palace in Donegal Town that uses age-old rituals with traditional techniques from all over the world.

Treatments include Full Body Massage, Reflexology, Facials, Mother to Be Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cupping and much more. Sabai means Happy – which is just how many voters felt!

5. Shandon Spa, Shandon Hotel, Dunfanaghy

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Shandon Spa

The Spa of the Shandon Hotel is in a league of its own in terms of escapism. The views from the thermal suite overlook a stunning vista of the Sheephaven Bay.

The sauna, grottos and many other pristine features are great to explore with friends on a girls’ day out.

Chilling in the hot tub – no matter the weather – is a fabulous way to unwind and get a breath of fresh air before a luxury treatment.

Views from the Shandon Hotel & Spa

Is there a spa you love to recommend that is not on this list? Let us know in the comments below.