It’s good news, wellness friends. Spa days are back on the menu! With restrictions easing after a solid year of self-care, it’s about time we all escaped for a pampering delivered by expert hands, isn’t it? Whether you’re looking for luxury spa breaks for couples, a catch up with a friend over some fizz in a hot tub or a sumptuous solo staycation, it’s time to turn on that ‘out of office’ and treat yourself.
We’ve carefully handpicked the best luxury spa breaks across the UK, from countryside retreats in Wales to exclusive hideaways in London, that will offer you the decadent downtime you desire away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Best Luxury Spas in London
A boutique haven of tranquility, The Athenaeum’s spa is a hidden gem, nestled beneath this chic Mayfair hotel. Escape your busy schedule and daily stresses and enjoy a blissful retreat of ultimate relaxation, taking full advantage of the modern facilities and sauna, before retiring to your superior double room for a sumptuous sleep. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also wake up to a hearty full English breakfast – it doesn’t get much more 5-star sanctuary than this.
After more of an East London vibe with just as much panache as the West? Say no more. Unwind at The Courthouse Hotel’s Sanook Spa, a 5-star retreat that boasts the very best in pampering and relaxation. Once you’re feeling zen, why not explore the Grade II listed hotel’s private cinema, cocktail bar, roof terrace or one of its award-winning restaurants for an after-spa supper? To add to the indulgence, a bottle of bubbly and breakfast the next morning is included to inject an extra splash of opulence into an already special getaway.
Best Luxury Spas in the South
Ashdown Park Hotel’s Country Club and Spa is only a short stroll through the lush gardens from the main house and offers a wide range of treatments, therapies and facilities in luxurious surroundings to enhance your overall sense of wellbeing. There, guests can enjoy the swimming pool and whirlpool as well as a choice of rejuvenating 40-minute spa treatment. Once fully pampered, you’ll be treated to a delicious a la carte dinner in the hotel’s 2-time AA Rosette-awarded restaurant before retiring to your characterful room in this grand 19th century mansion. This experience is truly what dreams are made of!
Surrounded by 38 acres of serene woodland, Bannatyne Hastings is the perfect place to get away from your daily routine and recharge your batteries. Across a two-night stay, you can expect to be treated to nothing less than the high life. Indulge in a delectable two-course candlelit dinner with Champagne, delight in even more fizz over a scrumptious afternoon tea and enjoy 110 minutes of treatments at the famous Bannatyne’s Spa, including a Swedish full body massage and an Elemis facial!
The Lifehouse Spa and Hotel is a contemporary, award-winning spa hotel nestled within 12 acres of peaceful English Heritage Listed Gardens in Essex. Drop off your bags in your super stylish Garden or Signature Room and head down to the spa for a full day of pampering. Enjoy a dip in the pool, a pumping workout in the gym and let off some steam in the sauna – you deserve it! The next morning, wake up and savour a hearty buffet breakfast before you head home with a full tummy, a calm mind and a big smile.
Looking for luxury spa breaks for couples? Call off the search! The Luton Hoo Hotel is where it’s at. Treat your squeeze to an overnight stay of glorious splendour at this 5-star country house hotel unlike any other in the home counties. As well as full access to the spa facilities, this unforgettable and romantic experience includes a 55-minute spa treatment, an exquisite three-course dinner in the renowned Adam’s Brasserie and a delicious breakfast the next morning. If you’re looking for a luxury spa with a certain je ne sais quoi, this is it.
Best Luxury Spas in the North
Treat someone to a spot of luxury in the fells at the award-winning Rothay Garden Hotel in Grasmere, Cumbria. The perfect balance of contemporary design meets elegant Victorian manor, this boutique hotel is an ideal getaway for two to enjoy together. After a long afternoon of exploring the area’s awe-inspiring landscape, delight in some serious R&R at the Rothay’s enchanting Riverside Spa – one of the few hotel spas in the region which is exclusively for overnight guests. Fancy, huh?
Wine, dine and relax at the stunning Bannatyne Hotel Darlington. On your first night at this characterful Grade II listed Georgian town house, you’ll be served a decadent two-course dinner with Champagne before retiring to your plush junior suite or four poster room for the evening. The next morning, awake to a full breakfast spread before 110 minutes of calming treatments and an afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and Champagne. There’s nothing quite as dreamy as slipping into a soft robe and sipping on bubbles for a whole weekend is there?
Best Luxury Spas in Wales
Set in the breathtaking vale of Llangollen, The Wild Pheasant Hotel and Spa is the ultimate calming oasis to escape to for a restorative overnight stay. Snuggle down in the king suite and take in the view of the Welsh countryside from your very own bubbling hot tub on your private balcony. If you can drag yourself away from your room, slip on a fluffy robe and some slippers and head down to the gorgeous spa facilities to make the most of the sauna and hydrotherapy pool. The next morning, after indulging in a heart full English, why not head out and explore this area of natural beauty? This experience truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Treat your nearest and dearest to an award-winning pamper break at The Lake Country House Hotel and Spa. A supreme stately manor house with opulent yet refined interiors, you’ll spend a night in one of the hotel’s decadent double or twin rooms and have full use of the exceptional spa facilities. Delight in a tasty evening meal, enjoy a 30-minute treatment from facials to massages and tuck into a delicious breakfast spread on the morning of your departure. If you don’t leave with an extra pep in your step, we’ll eat our hair wrap towels!
Prefer to be pampered near the coast? The Quay Hotel and Spa is the boutique escape for you. Set in idyllic scenery with expansive views across the water to the majestic Conwy Castle, The Quay Hotel retains an intimate atmosphere meaning it’s impossible not to feel an instant sense of tranquility upon arrival. Included in your stay is a sumptuous three-course meal, a delicious breakfast for two and a classic-grade stay in a chic room overlooking the stunning courtyard. The perfect spot for exploring the quaint market town of Conwy, you can choose to stay in and pamper yourself with a top-quality spa treatment or head out onto the hotel’s beautiful terrace overlooking the bay. And relax…
So, what are you waiting for? Browse all of our spa and pamper getaways and secure yourself a slice of serenity and indulge in a day or two of ultimate relaxation at one of the best luxury spas in the UK! Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, why not explore all of our short break staycations and weekend trips? We have so many incredible escapes just waiting to be discovered.