The Best Hotel Spas In The UK

By Olivia Emily

12 months ago

A dip in the pool, a trip to the spa


There’s nothing better for body and mind than a spoiling spa sojourn, says Olivia Emily. These are the best hotel spas in the UK.

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The Best Hotel Spas In The UK

Terrace area at Whatley Manor.

Whatley Manor – The Cotswolds

Reset and recharge at Whatley Manor’s Aquarius Spa, with its experiential thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, heated stone recliners and salt scrub showers, with treatments utilising Parisian wellness brand Sothys, and Gaia’s organic and beneficial products. whatleymanor.com

St Moritz Spa

St Moritz – Cornwall

The only non-Soho House Cowshed Spa in the UK, this rustic-luxe spa brings a satisfying mixture of tranquillity and indulgence, drawing on products with botanical ingredients straight from a country garden, with a choice of scents before your treatment begins. stmoritzhotel.co.uk

Rooftop garden at Lime Wood Hotel

Lime Wood – New Forest

It’s all natural wellbeing at Herb House Spa, where all its three floors inviting the forest surroundings indoors. A sauna, hydro pool, Mud House, outdoor hot pool, and ten treatment rooms all instil calm and serenity, while a rooftop gym and indoor lap pool await the more energised. limewoodhotel.co.uk 

The Devonshire Arms seen through the silhouette of a tree

Devonshire Arms – Yorkshire

The Secret Spa here epitomises the spa retreat: nestle into your private bell tent (complete with complimentary refreshments) and gaze across the Yorkshire Dales before hopping to the sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy pool at your leisure. devonshirehotels.co.uk 

Bailiffscourt swimming pool

Bailiffscourt – West Sussex

Drawing on nature, this Sussex barn-inspired spa pulls the outdoors in through expansive windows. Limber up in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, take it easy in the relaxation rooms, and then indulgent in a restorative Temple Spa treatment. hshotels.co.uk 

Inhabit – London

Take a breather… Inhale at Inhabit centres wellness across four key pillars: calm, balance, awaken and strengthen. Expect a soothing subterranean spa, with a gym, yoga, pilates and meditation studio, and tranquil treatment rooms offering organic Gaia treatments. Queens gardens. inhabithotels.com 

Swimming pool at Heckfield place

Heckfield Place – Hampshire

With a recommended three hours’ visiting time, disconnect and return to simpler times at The Bothy By Wildsmith, hidden through Heckfield Place’s walled garden. A nature-fuelled, healing experience awaits. heckfieldplace.com 

Beaverbrook Spa Glass Ceiling

Beaverbrook – Surrey

Nurture mind, body and soul at Beaverbook’s spa, where contemporary artwork inspired by nature is enhanced by vibrant furnishings and dappled light pouring through stained glass windows. Gaze across the Surrey Hills from the outdoor pool before your holistic, nurturing treatment. beaverbrook.co.uk 

A big fireplace, two white loungers,

Corinthia – London

Espa Life, Corinthia’s wellness spa, is rooted in restorative treatments, utilising the latest technology and science with ancient holistic methods to provide an innovative wealth of treatments, rituals and therapies. corinthia.com 

Chewton Glen swimming pool

Chewton Glen – Hampshire

A proper spa with superb facilities, you can easily while away a whole day dedicated to just you – in the indoor and outdoor pool, the hydrotherapy pool, the hot tub and a vast array of top-notch treatments with brands such as Oskia and Natura Bissé. chewtonglen.com 

A tin bath tub in Dormy House hotel

Dormy House Hotel – The Cotswolds

Feel fabulous at Dormy House Hotel’s House Spa, where an indoor-outdoor concept eases you between soothing therapies, from the serene pool to the terrace hot tub and Scandi-style thermal suite. dormyhouse.co.uk 

The pool at The Retreat at Elcot Park

The Retreat At Elcot Park – Berkshire

Relax, refresh and revive at Signet Spa, where residents can switch off in the hydrotherapy pool or salt flotation pod, detox Scandi style in Himalayan salt sauna, breathe deep in the aroma steam room, and indulge in a menu of ILA Spa treatments. retreatelcotpark.com