Best UK Spa Hotels for a Relaxing Getaway

The leisure industry set to reopen over the next few weeks in line with the UK governments plans to end lockdown measures, so now is a great time to book a ‘spa staycation’.

If you fancy a spot of R&R in a luxury spa hotel, here are our recommendations for a relaxing UK spa staycation:

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Luxury in London

The ESPA Life Spa at Corinthia is a flagship destination for lovers of our Capital city who want to boost their wellbeing. The spa offers a holistic approach with a range of alternative therapies, beauty treatments and a Daniel Galvin hair salon.

The spa is also home to a team of globally-renowned naturopaths, who practise Chinese medicine techniques, including acupuncture and herbalists to promote a total approach to health and beauty.

Based in Whitehall Place, the Corinthia is an ideal choice for anyone who doesn’t feel ready to stay away from home overnight just yet. Day packages include the Time For Tea experience which combines a personalised full body massage, a quintessentially British afternoon tea – complete with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne — and access to the thermal spa with vitality pool, indoor pool, heated marble loungers and private sleep pods.

The Time For Tea experience is available Monday-Thursday at £295 per person or Friday-Sunday for £330 per person.

The Spring Renewal

The Beaverbrook Spa and Hotel, located in the Grade II listed ancestral home of Lord Beaverbrook, is a very different spa hotel.  The interior was designed by Brian Clark, a contemporary artist and architect and decorated with a kaleidoscope of colour to awaken the senses.

From May 17th, the hotel is offering a Spring Renewal package which includes overnight accommodation for two, a bottle of bubbly upon arrival, a seasonal evening meal in the Anglo-Italian botanical restaurant and a full English breakfast.

The offer includes a luxury 90-minute Spring Awakening pampering session and a mint and charcoal Detox Hamam Souffle treatment.  The spa also boasts a twenty-metre indoor pool, a bubbling jacuzzi set to a warm 34-degrees, a steam room, sauna and an ice fountain.

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Award-winning spa facilities at Ragdale Hall

Ragdale Hall, centrally located in Leicestershire, reopens on May 17 with a range of spa breaks, including a four-night stay that promises pure relaxation and the chance to re-energise.

Prices start from £920 per person when sharing a twin room, with breakfast served in your luxury room, a buffet-style lunch and a three-course evening meal every day.

The following treatments are included with the break: the Pure Radiance Facial, a Conditioning Foot and Hand Treatment and a 50 minute Relax and Rehydrate Body Treatment.

The use of spas facilities is included in the price, allowing fitness fanatics to enjoy the Aqua Gym with a daily programme of water classes, or hire mountain bikes to explore the grounds.

If that sounds too energetic, relax in the rooftop infinity pool with underwater massaging recliners or enjoy a cocktail in the sumptuous Twilight Bar.

Swimming, saunas and steam rooms

This unique spa set in the serene Surrey countryside is the perfect getaway for lovers of relaxing in a pool.  With an indoor infinity pool, an outdoor vitality hydrotherapy pool and an 18m long heated wild swimming pool, guests will be spoiled for choice. After a refreshing swim, indulge in a thermal experience in the infused sauna and salt steam room.

Spa breaks are available from May 17 and include an overnight stay in luxury accommodation, full use of the spa facilities during the day and a 60-minute treatment from the spa’s extensive menu.

Guests will also be able to choose a dining experience in one of two dining rooms, the two AA Rosette winning Camellia restaurant or the Mediterranean-inspired Botanica where robes can be worn until 6pm for total relaxation.

Spa break prices at The South start from £699 for two people sharing a room.

Cornish coastal spa seclusion

St Michael’s Resort on the beautiful Cornish coast is offering a two-night Twilight Spa Break from a budget-friendly £230 per person.

The package includes two night’s bed, breakfast and evening meal, and full use of the spa’s health club, gym and pool. Guest can also enjoy an hour of pure indulgence in the resorts hydrothermal experience which includes the world’s only Cornish salt steam room and the largest spa-hydrotherapy pool in the south-west.

Other facilities include a south-facing spa garden with sea views and a sun terrace, where spa guests can watch the world go by from the red cedar hot tub or Finnish barrel sauna, before enjoying an evening meal that showcases the absolute best ingredients from Cornish fishermen and farmers.

Easily accessible – yet a world away from everyday life

Situated just off the A1 in Nottinghamshire, the Spa at Ye Old Bell is the perfect destination for pure escapism.

From just £145 per person, guests will experience the ultimate in relaxation with an individually styled bedroom, full access to all spa facilities and English breakfast.

There are eleven thermal experiences to enjoy, including the Alpine Sauna, heated to 80-95°C to flush out toxins and improve skin condition, and the 100% humidity Steam Bath designed to increase your metabolism. At the other end of the temperature scale, the Snow Storm Walk promises to improve the appearance of cellulite and speed up muscle recovery.

Treatments are additional and categorised by price, with 30-minute treatments at £55, or £95 for a 60-minute session.

Check before booking

All the spa locations we have featured are due to reopen from May 17, although we recommend checking at the time of booking as lockdown restriction guidelines are subject to change. Some destinations offer a Covid-guarantee, should a break be cancelled due to the pandemic.

For the latest advice and dates concerning travel and UK holidays, please visit the government website.