Everyone deserves to be pampered once in a while and the ultimate way to do so is to kick back at a luxury spa hotel. Read on to discover our pick of the best spa hotels in the UK where relaxation and rejuvenation comes as standard.
Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa – Chippenham, Wiltshire, England
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the renowned historic spa town of Bath, The Lucknam Park Hotel is a Palladian country house, which dates back to the early 1700s. Surrounded with 500 acres of protected parkland and beautiful landscaped gardens, this is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of the English countryside. The Lucknam Park offers guests the highest standard of Spa facilities along with multiple indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
At A Glance:
Location: Wiltshire, England
Best for: Romantic and relaxing couples retreats; Those who enjoy luxury spa facilities alongside outdoor pursuits. Families also welcome.
Style and Size: With 42 bedrooms and 13 individually designed suites, this manor house is quite sizeable. Along with the rolling grounds, guests have plenty of space to enjoy some peace and quiet. Rooms are decorated in a refined and traditional English manor style, with period features and antique furniture.
Food and drink: The Brasserie is stylish and contemporary with a beautiful al fresco dinning area perfect for summer evenings. Lucknam Park also boasts a Michelin starred restaurant available for evening dinning or Sunday lunch.
Spa Facilities: 20 meter indoor swimming pool; hydrotherapy pools; outdoor salt water plunge pool; 8 modern treatment rooms; manicure/pedicure room; Thermal Cabins (incl. Japanese Salt, Amethyst Room and Sauna); Spa Boutique; Hairdressing salon.
Other facilities: Cookery School; Equestrian centre; Gym; Tennis Courts; Spaces for Private Dinning, Meetings and Occasions.
The Royal Crescent – Bath, England
Located on a beautifully preserved crescent in the centre of Bath, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a charming townhouse that provides guests with a luxurious retreat set amongst an acre of stunning gardens. The hotel itself is an elegant example of 18th century architecture and the Spa & Bath House is a holistic haven, using both modern and ancient therapies.
At A Glance:
Location: Bath, England
Best for: Weekend breaks to Bath, with close proximity to both Bristol and London. Family friendly.
Style and Size: Traditional décor with original features and contemporary touches. Expect high ceilings with chandeliers, muted pastel tones, original open fireplaces and coving. The hotel has 45 individually designed rooms and suites, some of which boast impressive views.
Food and drink: The Dower House restaurant offers fine dinning all year round and is open to guests and non-residents alike. The sunny terraces and lawns are opened for al fresco dinning in the summer months also. The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge is the ideal place for pre-dinner drinks or cocktails with friends.
Spa Facilities: Vitality Pool; Himalayan Salt Infuded Sauna; Blossom Steam Inhalation Room; Products fro, Bath Spa Skincare and ESPA; Tattinger Spa Garden; Spiezia Wellness Retreat.
Other facilities: In-room Dinning; Spaces for Private Dinning, Meetings and Occasions.
The Scarlet Hotel – Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
With beautiful views out across the sea, The Scarlet Hotel’s coastal location adds to it’s relaxing atmosphere. Light airy spaces and contemporary décor makes for a calming retreat, whilst it’s extensive spa facilities give guests the opportunity to truly escape it all. This unique eco-hotel allows guests to feel at one with nature and connected to the outdoors even when sheltered inside.
At A Glance:
Location: Cornwall, England
Best for: Couples, small groups. Adults only.
Style and Size: Conteporary and eco-friendly. Décor is tranquil and modern, whilst plenty of open spaces and windows allows guests to feel free and connected to the beautiful landscapes around the hotel.
Food and drink: The Scarlet Restaurant offers unrivalled views across the sea with chances of stunning sunsets. Food is locally sourced, European in style, and as fresh as it can be. The hotel also has a luxurious intimate bar space for pre-dinner drinks and also a lounge, library and terrace for small refreshments.
Spa Facilities: Cliff Top Hot Tub; Outdoor barrel cedar sauna; Steam room; Natural reed-filtered outdoor pool; Indoor Pool with floor to ceiling windows; Tented treatment rooms; Light relaxation room; Deep relaxation room; Cloister garden; Meadow garden.
St Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa – St Ives, Cornwall
Overlooking Porthminster Beach, the St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa is a luxury seaside resort with spectacular views. If it’s location in the iconic St Ives wasn’t special enough, this 4 star hotel offers guests boutique bedrooms, local fine dinning, and incredible spa treatments.
At A Glance:
Location: Cornwall, England
Best for: Couples looking for that perfect luxury-UK break.
Style and Size: Elegant seaside-chic. Contemporary décor in muted tones interspersed with traditional red white and blue. This isn’t your average seaside style though – expect plush details and luxe features.
Food and drink: The Terrace bar and restaurant serves up fresh produce from the best local suppliers. Menus reflect the change in the seasons and climate and often features the fresh fish that is landed daily at the harbour. Afternoon Tea in the bay view lounge is also another great option!
Spa Facilities: Swimming pool; Sauna; Crystal steam room; Relaxation Lounge; Treatment Rooms; Hydrotherapy pools; Outdoor sun terrace; Cosmetic procedures.
Other facilities: 24 hour reception; Space for weddings and special occasions; Fitness Suite.
Blythswood Square Hotel – Glasgow, Scotland
This 5-star spa hotel is located slap bang in the middle of Glasgow, and offers a glamourous retreat whilst still being close to all the big city amenities. Commanding a whole side of a beautiful city square, the Blythswood square hotel offers 100 stylish rooms, opulent bars and restaurants , and an award-winning spa.
At A Glance:
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Best for: groups of friends looking for a glamourous hotel with luxurious spa facilities.
Style and Size: Opulent décor with sumptuous furniture and art deco inspired details. The original features of the building are blended with contemporary touches and the occasional nod to it’s Scottish location (tartan cinema chairs)!
Food and drink: The Glasgow restaurant, located in a former ballroom is a vibrant and chic venue that serves up classic Scottish favourites with a European twist. The Salon, which is rated as ‘one of the best bars in the world’ by Class Magazine, offers inventive cocktails and bubbles in a comfortable but elegant location.
Spa Facilities: 9 luxury treatment rooms; thermal suite; two relaxation pools; relaxing lounge; ishga signature treatments; Crystal steam room; Tepidarium; Ice fountain; Rahssoul Chamber; Aromatherapy saunarium; Laconium heat room; Cold drench shower.
Other facilities: Private film screening room; Space for meetings, weddings and special occasions; Fitness Suite.
Limewood – Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Nestled in the heart of the New Forrest National Park, Lime Wood is a boutique country house hotel. This classical building is set amongst beautiful parkland and has been renovated to create a traditional English manor with a modern twist. The 5-star country house hotel is home to 16 bedrooms, classical lounges and dinning rooms, a stunning library, a restaurant, bar and billiard room, not to mention it’s unique spa.
At A Glance:
Location: Hampshire, England
Best for: Families looking for a comfortable but luxury break. Dog friendly!
Style and Size: Classic meets contemporary is the general theme of the interiors at Limewood. Décor is cosy without being twee, with leather club chairs and open fires paired with contemporary fixtures.
Food and drink: The main restaurant, Hartnett Holder & Co is a relaxed space that offers great dishes without being OTT. It serves delicious contemporary Italian food and is more chef’s home-cooked than chef’s restaurant cooked. There is also a delicious food bar in the Herb House Spa that offers natural and healthy food for an after-treatment refreshment!
Spa Facilities: 8 luxury treatment rooms; 1 private double treatment room with ajoining steam room, garden and outdoor bath; Caldarium; Hyrdopool; The Mud House; The Massive Forest Sauna; The Steam Room; Outdoor steaming hot pool; Indoor wimming pool; Rooftop herbary with meditation areas.
Other facilities: Technogym; Workout Studio; Event Space; Cookery School; Wine Cellar; Smoke House; Open Kitchen
Dormy House – Broadway, Worcestershire
A quaint 17th century farmhouse is home to the lovely rural hotel and spa, Dormy House. Part of the 400-acre Farncombe Estate, Dormy House is perfectly located amongst the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The cosy but luxurious hotel is full of open fires, sumptuous textiles, and enviable traditional features like the exposed brickwork and wooden beams in some of the largers rooms. This hotel feels very much like a home from home (albeit a luxury one!)
At A Glance:
Location: Cotswolds, Worcestershire, England
Best for: Girly weekends away, Mum and daughter mini-breaks.
Style and Size: Country chic with surprising design touches. Boutique in size and style. Successfully blends traditional elements with contemporary interior design.
Food and drink: Choose from sleek, fine dinning at the bright Garden Room Restaurant or lazy lunches with boutique pub food from the more casual Potting Shed Restaurant. Dormy House also offer Dormy hampers for happy picnickers!
Spa Facilities: Outdoor pool and terrace hot tub; Bathing room; Spa Terrace; Thermal Suite; Six tranquil treatment rooms; Double treatment room; Mud room; Greenhouse for post-treatment refreshment.
Other facilities: Nail Parlous; Fitness Suite; Archery; Pistol Shooting; Quad Biking; Clay Shooting; Segway Safari; Space for events, meetings and weddings.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa – Bath, Somerset
Originally built in the 1800s, The Gainsborough Bath Spa occupies two grade II listed buildings within the World Heritage Site in Bath. If the amazing Georgian and Victorian architecture doesn’t impress you, the exclusive access by a hotel to the natural thermalwaters in their Spa Village Bath will do.
At A Glance:
Location: Bath, Somerset, England
Best for: Those looking for a unique spa experience in a location steeped in history. Definitely one for the grown-ups.
Style and Size: Elegant and sophisticated, The Gainsborough pays homage to the esteemed history of Bath. Understated colours adorn the walls and set off the striking furniture to create a style that is both contemporary but also nods to centuries past.
Food and drink: The hotel has partnered with a world –renowned chef for their Johan Lafer at The Gainsborough experience in a beautifully classic space, central to the restaurant. The Canvas room offers guests a characterful space to relax for afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks, and the Gainsborough Bar is a modern and fun hub with a great cocktail menu.
Spa Facilities: 3 natural thermal baths; Infrared sauna; Traditional sauna; Ice alcove; Steam room; Relaxation terrace; Thermal water fountain; 11 treament rooms.
Other facilities: Hair and Beauty room; Fitness room with Technogym; Space for Events, Meetings and Weddings.
The Connaught – London
This iconic London hotel is as famous for it’s high teas as it’s award-winning Aman Spa. Situated in renowned Mayfair in central London, The Connaught is traditional British luxury at it’s best. Expect a modern-take on an old classic with no luxury spared and although the spa is perhaps smaller than others, don’t expect treatments to be anything less than high quality.
At A Glance:
Location: London, England
Best for: Weekend city-breaks, People looking for something extra special.
Style and Size: Classic and sumptuous, The Connaught is one of London’s most iconic hotels. In rooms you can find bespoke furniture creations alongside antique finds, set in contemporary, elegant rooms.
Food and drink: For something special, Helene Darroze at The Connaught will fulfil all your Michelin star requirements, whilst Espelette offers classic brasserie style dinning in an impressive Italian-style dinning room. The Conservatory naturally hosts Afternoon Tea, whilst guests will be spoilt for choice with three individually unique bars.
Spa Facilities: Five low-lit treatment rooms; 60-square metre swimming pool; Steam room; Spa Signature treatments.
Other facilities: Fitness Centre;