Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

Spas 2018

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

King’s Lynn

Arrangements of garden flowers scent the public rooms at this ‘lovely country hotel’, where each of the ‘pretty bedrooms’ is named after a herb.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
25% voucher
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
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3
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Autumn Special Offer

Seaham

Overlooking Durham’s heritage coast, this Georgian mansion, all sea views and sofas for sinking into, is ‘a wonderful place, combining luxury and style with a friendly, relaxed approach’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel - Ultimate Indugence Getaway

Saundersfoot

‘The sea views, over Saundersfoot Bay, are wonderful and exceptional’ at this family-friendly hotel, perched above a village in the Pembrokeshire Coast national park.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
5
Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

There are ‘plenty of smiles’ at the Lewis family’s centuries-old manor house standing in extensive grounds – and not just from the ‘professional, attentive’ staff.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • wine
6
Park House

Park House

nr Midhurst

The day is one long round of pleasure at this ‘luxurious but unstuffy’ Edwardian country house beneath the South Downs, where classic lawn sports and garden games make jolly the ‘gorgeous, well-maintained’ grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • activities
  • wine
  • value
  • disabled
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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The Cary Arms

The Cary Arms

Babbacombe

Step out of your yacht, if you have it, and on to the private jetty at Lana de Savary’s cliff-face hotel, on a ‘fabulously secluded’ cove; the rest of us will descend the winding road and admire the wide vista over the Teign estuary.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Think of anything you might want from a luxury hotel – ‘friendly, professional staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’, ‘delightful’ public spaces, a ‘memorable’ breakfast with peerless granola.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
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Dormy House

Dormy House

Broadway

Countryside chic fills this 17th-century farmhouse on a ridge above vast fields beyond the Cotswold village.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled

2017 Editor's Choice Spas

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Hartwell House & Spa

Hartwell House & Spa - £89.50 Per Person Special Offer

Aylesbury

Swish up the drive through an Arcadian 18th-century landscape to reach this Jacobean mansion.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
2
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Taste of Chewton Glen Special Offer

New Milton

‘Superb’, ‘excellent’, ‘impressive’, ‘delightful’ – on the edge of the New Forest, this model of a country house hotel and spa is on top form, having celebrated its golden anniversary.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
3
Special offer
Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Three for Two Short Break

Taplow

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
Upgrade voucher
4
Special offer
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Autumn Special Offer

Seaham

Overlooking Durham’s heritage coast, this Georgian mansion, all sea views and sofas for sinking into, is ‘a wonderful place, combining luxury and style with a friendly, relaxed approach’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
25% voucher Upgrade voucher
5
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

Amid the sublime sweep of a Grade I listed Georgian crescent, two converted town houses combine as one luxury hotel affording ‘magical vistas’ over lawns and public parkland.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wine
6
Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor

Tetbury

‘You can hear the sounds of birds all around’ this converted 14th-century farmhouse.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • romantic
  • disabled
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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Bodysgallen Hall & Spa

Llandudno

‘A lovely old house’, this historic mansion on the slopes of Pydew mountain has glorious views of Snowdonia.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Clean, contemporary design, eco credentials and ‘wonderful views’ attract guests to this voguish, adults-only hotel overlooking ‘a classic Cornish bay’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
9
Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Think of anything you might want from a luxury hotel – ‘friendly, professional staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’, ‘delightful’ public spaces, a ‘memorable’ breakfast with peerless granola.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
10
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island

Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island

Eriska

Rumble across a bridge at the mouth of Loch Creran to reach this ‘simply faultless’ Victorian baronial mansion, a luxury spa hotel, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, on a private pleasure island. ‘A magical place,’ say guests in 2016.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • wine
  • disabled

Hotels chosen in 2016

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Park House

Park House

nr Midhurst

The day is one long round of pleasure at this ‘luxurious but unstuffy’ Edwardian country house beneath the South Downs, where classic lawn sports and garden games make jolly the ‘gorgeous, well-maintained’ grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • activities
  • wine
  • value
  • disabled
2
Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Barnsley

Romance is in the air, along with the birdsong of robins, nuthatches and chaffinches, at this golden-hued manor house in a pretty Cotswold village.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • disabled
3
Dormy House

Dormy House

Broadway

Countryside chic fills this 17th-century farmhouse on a ridge above vast fields beyond the Cotswold village.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled

Find the right luxury spa hotel for you

Bringing another dimension to the hotel experience, the UK has been increasing its breath of spa hotels over the last decade, resulting in some of the most highly considered luxury destinations and health resorts in the world.

The range of opportunity when it comes to spa hotels makes the small and simple title somewhat inadequate.  The likes of Chewton Glen take the crown for being amongst the most luxurious facilities in the country, complete not only with excellent spa treatments but a wide range of facilities and knowledge that are hard to come by.

Meanwhile, the likes of Seaham Hall blend a contemporary knowledge of wellbeing with artistic integrity across the whole venue, all surrounded by rich history and contrastingly rugged coastal surroundings that juxtapose beautifully with the perfectly presented hotel and spa.

The Scarlet has a wide reaching reputation for being a spectacularly romantic hotel to visit but is also Cornwall’s ultra eco friendly low-tech solution to wellbeing travel, managing to fuse style and green credentials with the most spectacular coastal views as you sip champagne in the hot tub overlooking the wild Atlantic below.  It is the sister hotel to Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, which continues the stylistic credentials of The Scarlet, but adds to it a family friendliness that appeals to a wholly different market.

Then onto another genre of spa hotel in the form of Lime Wood in the New Forest, a spectacularly hip hotel that has a reputation for its decadent restaurant overseen by celebrity chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, as well as The Herb House, its standalone spa amongst its awe-inspiring gardens, which has its own rooms to stay in, a dedication to its namesake – the herb garden and, and treatments that fuse efficacy with holistic credentials.  It all comes together to make the rustic playground of the stylish set.