There’s nothing like spa breaks for escaping the daily grind and indulging in a bit of R&R – and the UK offers up some very tempting stays.
After all, Britain’s packed with beautiful spa hotels from countryside retreats to city nooks; we’re talking luxurious rooms, tranquil settings with beautiful views, delicious food, and impressive treatment menus. Basically, total bliss.
The best part is that you don’t need to break the bank for a relaxing weekend, as there are some great value bargains to be had year-round.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve searched out some of the best spa hotels in the UK including top packages and budget-friendly stays.
All you need to do is pick your favourite one!
1. Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
It’s no wonder that this five-star resort served as the host of the 2010 Ryder Cup; it boasts some seriously luxurious amenities.
Think relaxing treatment rooms, a champagne and beauty bar, electronic therapy couches and a glorious indoor pool, sauna and stream room.
Meanwhile the rooms boast large, comfortable beds and ensuite marble bathrooms for a luxurious home away from home.
How much? Spa packages start from £119pp.
2. Gleddoch Hotel Spa & Golf, BW Premier Collection, Glasgow
If you’re after a weekend that’s filled with golf, spa and luxury, then Gleddoch Hotel could be just the place.
This beautiful hotel boasts luxurious rooms, a rooftop bar with views for days, and plenty of fine dining offerings.
As for the spa? Expect every treatment you could want from body wraps to massages and facials, as well as access to six treatment rooms, an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and even a host of indoor and outdoor hot tubs.
How much? Prices start from £126 per night based on a stay in a standard king room.
3. Crabwall Manor Hotel and Spa, Chester
This beautiful 17th century manor house is just a short drive from Chester’s city centre, and boasts a luxurious spa and indoor swimming pool – so it’s ideal if you’re after a mix of a spa and city break!
You’ll find a sauna, steam room, massage showers, a whirpool as well as treatments ranging from aromatherapy massages to facials and hand treatments. Not to mention there’s also a fully-equipped gym if you really want a detox.
Feeling peckish? Check out the chic Earl of Chester restaurant where you can tuck into some classic British grub.
How much? Overnight retreats from £85pp including a 25-minute treatment, accommodation, light lunch, breakfast, full use of spa leisure facilities and robes and slippers for the day.
4. The Malvern Spa, Worcestershire
With 33 luxury boutique bedrooms, award-winning restaurant and a luxury spa, the Malvern has everything you need for a relaxing weekend break.
The spa itself has an indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool complete with bubble massage stations, powerful water jets, gentle hydrotherapy beds, and spacious relaxing booths.
Or you can book in for a treatment from the extensive menu on offer.
How much? Bed and breakfast packages start from £119 including access to the spa.
5. The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Cheltenham
This Elizabethn manor sits on the outskirts of Cheltenham and boasts a serene spa with picturesque gardens and a wooden outdoor hut tub, for that proper countryside retreat feel.
The spa boasts a hydrotherapy pool, thermal suites, champagne nail bar and offers a range of ESPA treatments.
Meanwhile you’ll find cosy yet spacious rooms with comfortable beds, not to mention a hearty full English breakfast to start the day off properly.
How much? Prices from £124 per room including breakfast and access to the Elan Spa. Packages available from £180pp including accommodation, a 55-minute treatment, dinner and breakfast.
6. Spa at Rookery Hall Hotel, Cheshire
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a period drama thanks to the grandiose setting that is Rookery Hall.
Think luxurious rooms with opulent interiors and comfortable beds, not to mention a restaurant that’s ideal for a hearty Sunday lunch.
Meanwhile the Spa has seven treatment rooms on offer, as well as its Amber lounge with soft lighting and a water wall as well as a sauna, a steam room, hydrotherapy pool and large swimming pool.
How much? Spa breaks for two start from £118pp including two 25-minute treatments each, full use of the spa and health club, overnight accommodation and a full traditional breakfast.
7. Varsity Hotel & Spa, Cambridge
This 18th century property is home to The Glassworks Health Club complete with a spa and gym, making for a great break that’s all about health and wellness.
Relax in the spa’s Jacuzzi overlooking the river, unwind in the sauna and steam room, or indulge with treatments from massages to facials in one of the private rooms.
The bedrooms themselves are sleek and stylish with comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms so the relaxation can continue through the night.
How much? Bespoke spa packages start from £155pp.
8. Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire
If you’re looking for something that little bit extra special or want to celebrate a special occasion, then Hoar Cross Hall could be the ideal spot.
The Grade II-listed building offers up plenty of film set-worthy accommodation with opulent interiors and chic decor, not to mention fine dining and afternoon teas are on the menu.
The spa is a hit with guests thanks to its extensive offering of indoor pools, sauna and steam rooms, and the treatments for tip top indulgence.
How much? Spa packages available from £149pp, per night.
9. Slieve Donald Resort & Spa, Northern Ireland
Tucked away within six acres of private grounds, this 180-room hotel offers everything from cosy bedrooms to opulent suites, many of which boast panoramic views of the stunning coastline.
The spa offers direct views of Irish Beach, as well as the rugged coastline and mountains that make for a stunning backdrop.
Take a dip in the gold-flecked mosaic pool, indulge with a luxe treatment or tuck into a light lunch at the spa cafe.
Oh, and there’s even a golf course for anyone who fancies a round!
How much? Prices start from £130 per room, per night with access to the spa.
10. Titanic Spa, Huddersfield
This beautifully restored textile mill has everything you need to focus on your health and wellbeing.
Think products from renowned brands such as NEOM Luxury Organics, Elemis, Decléor and Comfort Zone, as well as eco-friendly and renewable energy sources contributing to the tranquil atmosphere.
Instead of rooms the spa offers up apartments for a true ‘home away from home’ feel, with cosy beds and hearty meals on offer for ultimate pampering.
How much? Spa packages available from £149pp.
11. Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Surrey
Located less than an hour outside of central London, this award-winning spa boasts an impressive total of eight swimming pools with both indoor and outdoor options so you’re covered no matter what the British weather brings.
Then of course there are the luxe spa treatments, the fitness suite that has us actually wanting to go to the gym, and a three-hole golf course.
Enjoy overnight breaks in luxurious bedrooms and elegant suites with chic ensuite bathrooms; and foodies can also indulge thanks to the Michelin-starred dining on offer.
How much? Prices start from £266 per night based on two people sharing.
12. Moor Hall Hotel & Spa, BW Premier Collection, Birmingham
Located within easy reach of Birmingham, this pretty country house offers a tranquil haven for those wanting to escape the daily grind.
Think stylish and elegant rooms with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
As for the spa, there are three treatment rooms, a gym and a sauna on offer, with a menu offering manicures, facials and massages.
Ideal if you’re hoping to explore the city of Birmingham or just want a short spa break!
How much? Prices start from £72.25 per night based on a standard double room. Spa treatments will be extra.