If you need some chill in your life these are some of the best places to get it in England. Whether you’d rather kick it in the jacuzzi, or get all the knots worked out of your back, we’ll take care of it for you with this comprehensive list!
‘Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.’…so goes the old Chinese proverb referring to the grind of the day-to-day getting you down. Nothing beats some luxurious and lavish spa treatments, and the overwhelming sense of refreshment and rejuvenation which gives you back that glowing, happy feeling you deserve! The best spa hotels in England offer you all this and more, so sit back, relax and see what’s on offer:
I firmly believe in the school of thought, that everyone should treat themselves to a little bit of downtime every once and a while. It’s incredibly important to not let stress get the better of you, and sometimes you just need a break from it all by falling in love all over again with the pleasures in life. However, there are so many different spa hotels that claim to be the best spa break that it can be a little hard to know where to start – not just anybody can make this list of course! With that in mind, I’ve removed a lot of the pretenders and compiled a list of gems that are just too good to miss and will be sure to leave you feeling like a brand new person! So here you go, in no particular order the top ten best spa hotels in England…enjoy!
This sumptuous south coast hotel definitely deserves a spot on our list of the best spa hotels. With sweeping lawns to welcome you for your retreat, this 5* hotel has all the mod-cons and well as the timeless elegance to make it well worth a visit. The spa itself offers both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, whirlpool, and even a solarium, as well as treatments and massages to help that stress just evaporate away. The hotel gets a worthy 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
Yet another 5* offering, the Pennyhill Park Hotel (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor) is a gorgeous 19th-century manor house set in 123 acres of rolling Surrey parkland – but it’s this hotel’s first class spa that makes it one of the best spa hotels in England. The spa features 8 pools, including the impressive ‘Ballroom’ with underwater music, and this award winning wellness centre also offers a spa bath, thermal cabins and fabulous treatment rooms. The complex also boasts a fitness centre if you want to work up a sweat before indulging in a few hours of bliss.
Nestled in gorgeous Wiltshire countryside, this 5* luxury hotelhas already been ranked as one of the country’s best spa retreats, as it was voted in the top 10 of UK spa retreats by Condé Nast Traveller Readers. With hot tubs, indoor pools, massage, a sauna and a solarium, this certainly deserves to be considered as one of England’s best spa hotels. TripAdvisor seem to agree – the hotel gets a 4.5/5 rating.
The grandly named Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa (again, a solid 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor) is a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. In a beautiful manor house setting with a spa, sauna, steam room and treatments as well massage available, this hotel’s hidden gem is it’s fab hot tub, where you can survey the grounds and relax in the open air. The fact that this hotel is not only one of our best spa hotels but also boasts a prime location close to London and within easy reach of Gatwick means that you could easily tie a break here in with some other travel plans.
Get away to England’s original spa town, Bath, where people have been indulging themselves with a little me-time since the Romans. Built in 1825, in this glamorous luxury hotel (4/5 on TripAdvisor) you can ‘take the baths‘ like a character in one of Jane Austen’s novels, but this time with all the mod-cons of an indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi. With it’s location close to the beautiful historic centre of bath, you could take a stroll into town for afternoon tea before heading back for some pampering. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it?
This hotel (4.5/5 on TripAdvisor) is definitely the priciest on this list, but I assure you it’s the chic-est place you will ever stay! With a pool that takes pride of place on the London skyline offering views over the city, and an incredibly well-equipped spa offering facials, body scrubs, massages and various beauty treatments along with a sauna, this glamorous luxury outfit is in London’s fashionable Belgravia, near to Hyde Park.
This 16th Century manor house nestled in the Cotswold’s is a dreamy spa destination, with a health club, sauna, spa tub and steam room. The (4/5 on TripAdvisor) hotel also holds pilates classes and has tennis facilities onsite, so why not treat yourself after a go on the court?
Yet another historic structure with all the modern glam you’d expect from the best spa hotels, this gorgeous Georgian manor has a fabulous luxury spa, with hot tub, sauna, steam room and swimming pool. The great thing about this hotel is the grounds, which have tennis courts and a croquet lawn, as well as a kitchen garden where many of the ingredients used in the hotel restaurant are grown. The hotel has an overwhelming 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.
This last choice is just outside of Bath, again continuing long history of pampering and indulgence. In a magnificent mansion with 500 acres of pristine parkland, it’s again the award-winning spa that makes this hotel a cut above the rest. This spa complex really has everything, with well-known brands and experts offering decadent spa treatments and the new Well-Being House, which is an oasis of calm offering yoga, pilates, reflective sunlight therapy treatment and many others. The Lucknam Park receives an excellent rating of 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor + Certificate of Excellence.
Everyone deserves a bit of pampering to help you escape the daily grind and find your inner bliss, so why not take advantage of the amazing spas up and down this country and indulge in a truly relaxing getaway. Go on, treat yourself!