Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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.
Hartwell House, Aylesbury
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Editor's Choice Spas 2021

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - £125 Per Person Per Night Flexible Special Offer

Aylesbury

The terracotta walls, arches and statues lend a Roman vibe to this spa set in the garden orangery. And after your pick from a range of Aromatherapy Associates therapies, you should feel like a Roman god or goddess.
From £200 per night
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  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
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  • parking
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  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
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  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

If you feel a twinge after using the hotel’s golf course, you can book a massage using golf balls. There is something for everyone, with dance classes and kids’ treatments. There’s also an ozone-treated pool, hydrotherapy pool and hot tub.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
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  • garden
  • spa
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  • wi-fi
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  • tennis
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  • for_wine-lovers
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
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  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Special Offer

Seaham

A destination spa with a boutique hotel attached, Seaham has at its heart a toasty 20-metre hydrotherapy pool. Designed according to feng shui principles, the spa comes with outdoor hot tubs, a variety of sauna and steam cabins and a modern gym.
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  • wi-fi
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  • vegan-friendly
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  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

What could be better for the soul than swimming in the pool as shards of light penetrate the church-style windows of this boutique spa? A door opens on to a walled garden for more relaxation after an Elemental Herbology treatment.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
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  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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  • outdoor_dining
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Summer Lodge

Summer Lodge

Evershot

Other spas embrace the darkness, but Summer Lodge is true to its name, with its pool and gym in an impressive light-filled conservatory. There are mindfulness classes, and both reiki and reflexology as well as Elemis treatments.
From £60 per night
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The Devonshire Arms

The Devonshire Arms

Skipton

There’s no need to venture into the Yorkshire Dales to get muddy when you can do so in the rasul temple, with different muds to treat the face, body and hair. The spa, in an ancient, adjacent barn, features a pool beneath a high beamed ceiling.
  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • eco-friendly
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  • for_wine-lovers
  • fishing
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Ilsington Country House

Ilsington Country House

Newton Abbot

Wine isn’t just for dinner at this Dartmoor hotel: spa treatments use vinotherapy, based on the antioxidant qualities of grapes. You can enjoy a premier cru facial or a crushed cabernet body treatment and toast the healthy side of wine.
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  • garden
  • spa
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  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • wildlife_watching
  • baby-friendly
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  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Lake Country House Hotel & Spa

Llangammarch Wells

Indulge in champagne and truffles – as a facial, rather than at dinner, although you do get a complimentary glass of bubbles too, putting the treat into this Temple Spa treatment. There is a hot tub overlooking the lake as well as a pool.
  • gym
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  • child_friendly
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  • garden
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  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
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Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor

Easton Grey

For extra effect, you can book a treatment in the Natura Bissé Bubble Suite, where filtered air is 99.95 per cent pure. As well as an impressive inside/outside hydrotherapy pool, the spa has heated recliners in the tepidarium and thermal suite.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
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  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
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  • eco-friendly
  • foodie
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
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Mullion Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel

Helston

Forget whale music: at this cliff-top spa hotel, the lapping sea provides the relaxation soundtrack. With an outdoor pool and hot tub, seaweed treatments and a wall of windows to show off the view, it makes the most of the seaside setting.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
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  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • spa
  • indoor_pool
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Editor's Choice Spas 2020

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Mallory Court

Mallory Court - Pre-Christmas Staycation Special Offer

Leamington Spa

This Lutyens-style Arts and Crafts manor house with wood panelling and leaded windows presides over landscaped grounds, with lawns, ponds, rose and herb gardens.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
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  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • vegan-friendly
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  • baby-friendly
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • gourmet
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

Readers are ‘unable to fault anything at all’ at this ivy-clad country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest, ‘the ultimate luxurious and indulgent treat’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
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Dart Marina

Dart Marina

Dartmouth

Devoted to leisure and pleasure, Richard Seton’s spa hotel overlooking the Dart estuary is a perennial readers’ favourite.
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  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
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  • weddings
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • baby-friendly
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Special Offer

Seaham

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
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  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere

This luxurious country house hotel (Relais & Châteaux) offers ‘indulgent’ rooms, Michelin-starred dining, spacious grounds, legions of staff, and ‘comfort in all the right places’.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
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  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
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Bingham Riverhouse

Bingham Riverhouse

Richmond-upon-Thames

Bang on the banks of the Thames between Richmond and Petersham, this former Georgian mansion turned ‘classic English hotel with a modern twist’ sits in a riverside garden and terrace.
  • weddings
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  • garden
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conference_meeting
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  • historic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
25% voucher
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
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  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
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  • seaside
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  • eco-friendly
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adults-only
  • foodie
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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel

Saundersfoot

The panoramic views of Saundersfoot harbour and the coastline from this modern hotel above Carmarthen Bay are ‘exceptional’ – and the inward calm that washes over guests in the award-winning spa isn’t bad, either.
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  • for_wine-lovers
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  • parking
  • romantic
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  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
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Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

A sense of history pervades this 14th-century manor house, festooned with wisteria, which sits in landscaped grounds in a wooded valley.
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  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
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  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
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  • tennis
  • eco-friendly
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  • honeymoon
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  • gym
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • gourmet
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Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor

Easton Grey

From the moment your car is valet-parked and luggage whisked to your room, you know this honeyed Cotswold manor house will deliver cosseting luxury – and star-spangled dining (Relais & Châteaux).
  • gym
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  • golf
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Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Winter Warmer Package Special Offer

King's Lynn

Fragrant herbs and flowers from the renowned herb garden infuse signature treatments in the Secret Garden Spa at this Georgian mansion. There’s a pool with floor-to-ceiling windows, a thermal suite, an outdoor hot tub.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Special Offer

Seaham

A dramatic swimming pool with massage stations and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the verdant grounds, an Asian herbal sanarium and an Indian steam room with amethyst crystals lie at the heart of this Georgian mansion’s award-winning spa.
  • weddings
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  • wi-fi
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  • vegan-friendly
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  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

Guests don robes and flip-flops to relax and sip champagne with lunch at this luxury hotel’s spa garden. The bath house has a relaxation pool, vitality pool, salt- infused sauna and a blossom steam room.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
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  • historic
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  • view
  • wine
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  • romantic
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
10% discount voucher
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House

Taplow

Surely one of Britain’s most beautiful spas lies within old brick walls in the gardens of this Italianate mansion. Facilities include an indoor and (notorious) outdoor pool, a gym, hot tubs – an easy drive from London.
  • weddings
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  • wi-fi
  • romantic
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  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
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Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Windermere

Cedar-clad spa lodges at Gilpin Hotel have a treatment area, steam room, outdoor sauna and hot tub. Lake House guests can book treatments in the Jetty Spa, in a tree canopy overlooking a lake.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
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  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
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  • vegan-friendly
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  • foodie
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Park House, Hotel & Spa

Park House, Hotel & Spa

Midhurst

Day guests, members and hotel residents pass through a marble shower before dipping in a mother-of-pearl indoor pool at this Edwardian country house’s spa. They can also bathe in the outdoor pool, use sauna or steam rooms.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • parking
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Ilsington Country House

Ilsington Country House

Newton Abbot

ILSINGTON This Dartmoor country house hotel’s spa draws inspiration from Tibet, with soothing sounds, scents and music. There’s a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna, and poolside ‘kubel dusche’ – a bucket of ice water to tip over yourself.
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  • conference/meeting_friendly
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Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Spa days and holidays are spent in luxury at this New Forest hotel. There is a mud house, an outdoor hot pool, sauna and rooftop gym, with healthy food in Raw & Cured, all in a tranquil forest setting.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
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  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
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  • gourmet
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  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
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St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel

Saundersfoot

A warm, salt-water infinity pool overlooking the bay is a highlight of this coastal hotel’s spa. Double treatment rooms have full-height sliding windows to let in the sea breezes and soothing sound of the waves.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
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  • parking
  • romantic
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  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
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Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester

Cotswold stone and beams create indoor– outdoor harmony at the spa in the garden of this manor house. There is a choice of music in treatment rooms, a herbaceous sauna, a lounge overlooking the outdoor, heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
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  • honeymoon
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  • dog_friendly
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Spas 2018

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Special offer
Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Winter Warmer Package Special Offer

King's Lynn

In summer, visitors buzz like contented bees around a garden of almost 400 herb varieties at Nicholas Dickinson’s Georgian merchant’s house-turned-hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
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  • honeymoon
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Special Offer

Seaham

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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Cary Arms & Spa

Cary Arms & Spa - 'Family Bauble' Special Offer

Babbacombe

Queen Victoria thought of Italy as she viewed the ‘red cliffs and rocks and wooded hills’ that surround pebbly Babbacombe Bay, and for la dolce vita look no further than this spa hotel.
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  • view
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  • for_wine-lovers
  • mooring_available
  • wildlife_watching
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  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • walking
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House

Taplow

As you approach this glorious Italianate Thames-side summer palace designed by Charles Barry and set in 376 acres of National Trust grounds, it ‘feels as if you are on the film set of Pride and Prejudice’, says a Guide insider (see also Chewton Glen, New Milton).
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Park House, Hotel & Spa

Park House, Hotel & Spa

Midhurst

Now a luxury spa hotel in a ‘magnificent’ setting, this country house was a family home when it first opened its doors to the Cowdray Park set back in 1949.
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  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • wine
  • value
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • baby-friendly
  • parking
10% discount voucher
6
The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adults-only
  • foodie
7
Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Designed for pure leisure and pleasure, this Georgian New Forest lodge is run as a glamorous yet relaxed country house hotel for today’s savvy guest.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • with_cooking_school
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
8
St Brides Spa Hotel

St Brides Spa Hotel

Saundersfoot

The panoramic views of Saundersfoot harbour and the coastline from this modern hotel above Carmarthen Bay are ‘exceptional’ – and the inward calm that washes over guests in the award-winning spa isn’t bad, either.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gym
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
9
Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

A sense of history pervades this 14th-century manor house, festooned with wisteria, which sits in landscaped grounds in a wooded valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_wine-lovers
  • baby-friendly
  • tennis
  • eco-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • gym
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • gourmet
10
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
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • country_house

2017 Editor's Choice Spas

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Hartwell House

Hartwell House - £125 Per Person Per Night Flexible Special Offer

Aylesbury

Visitors this year were ‘very happy with everything’ at this former stately home set in landscaped gardens and parkland on the edge of the Chilterns.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • conference/meeting_friendly
2
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 3 Nights for the Price of 2 Special Offer

New Milton

Readers are ‘unable to fault anything at all’ at this ivy-clad country house hotel on the edge of the New Forest, ‘the ultimate luxurious and indulgent treat’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_wine-lovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • baby-friendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
3
Special offer
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa - Seven nights for the price of five Special Offer

Llandudno

Set in 220 acres of parkland, this antique-filled Elizabethan mansion has plenty to impress, from the oak-panelled hall and 13th-century tower to the modern spa and ‘lovely’ gardens.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
4
Special offer
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - Three Night Christmas Special Offer

Seaham

‘A wonderful place’, this Georgian mansion with a pedigree (Lord Byron was married to Anne Isabella Millbanke in the drawing room) stands in landscaped gardens overlooking Durham’s heritage coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • baby-friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
5
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

Behind the golden-stone facade of two mansions, at the centre of Bath’s magnificent Georgian crescent, lies a luxurious hotel with an oasis garden, spa and 12-metre pool.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
10% discount voucher
6
Cliveden House

Cliveden House

Taplow

As you approach this glorious Italianate Thames-side summer palace designed by Charles Barry and set in 376 acres of National Trust grounds, it ‘feels as if you are on the film set of Pride and Prejudice’, says a Guide insider (see also Chewton Glen, New Milton).
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • baby-friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • historic
7
The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

While children let rip at sister hotel Bedruthan (previous entry), all is serene at the adults-only Scarlet, ‘perfectly located overlooking the beach and ocean’, with Ayurvedic-inspired spa and outdoor hot tubs.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • eco-friendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adults-only
  • foodie
8
Lime Wood

Lime Wood

Lyndhurst

Designed for pure leisure and pleasure, this Georgian New Forest lodge is run as a glamorous yet relaxed country house hotel for today’s savvy guest.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • with_cooking_school
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • horse_riding
9
Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

‘We had a wonderful family holiday here.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • vegan-friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
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
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • wine
  • disabled

Hotels chosen in 2016

Editor’s Choice: Best Spa Hotels

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Park House, Hotel & Spa

Park House, Hotel & Spa

Midhurst

Now a luxury spa hotel in a ‘magnificent’ setting, this country house was a family home when it first opened its doors to the Cowdray Park set back in 1949.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • activities
  • wine
  • value
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • baby-friendly
  • parking
10% discount voucher
2
Barnsley House

Barnsley House

Cirencester

The late Rosemary Verey, doyenne of the 20th-century English country garden, created the flourishing grounds at this 17th-century Cotswold stone mansion, her home from the late 1950s.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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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
  • disabled_facilities
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • country_house

Find the right luxury spa hotel for you

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. 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.

Last updated: December 02, 2020