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Top 15 Spa Hotels In The UK For An Awesome Vacation - Updated 2020

Top 15 Spa Hotels In The UK For An Awesome Vacation
Rachel
Rachel
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The United Kingdom, or UK for short, has always been an alluring sovereign state attracting travellers from all over the world. As an island state separate from the rest of Europe and the world, the UK has lots to explore, from the rugged countryside to the bustling streets of London to quaint coastal villages and ancient architecture. Not only is there so much to see and do in the UK, figuring out where to stay is a common problem for travellers as well, given the myriad of choices available.


Here’s number 9 on our list of the top UK spa hotels.

Instead of booking a stay in just another hotel, why not make your trip memorable with a spa holiday this time round? Worried that a night in a great spa hotel might burn a big hole in your wallet? Fret not. This article will guide you to the top 15 UK spa hotels that cater to different travel budgets for an equally awesome vacation.

For the budget-conscious traveller:

Who says spa hotels are all too expensive and beyond reach for the budget-conscious traveller? Even if you are travelling on a tight accommodation budget of less than 100 USD per person per night, it does not mean you have to make do with basic accommodation. Get your money worth with these 2 economical spa hotels now!

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1. Parklands Hotel & Country Club (from USD 129)

Located in the affluent southside district of Glasgow, Scotland, Parklands Hotel & Country Club is a new 30-bedroom boutique hotel opened in June 2016. Start your day at Parklands with breakfast at Michael Bistros in a relaxing ambience. Thereafter, relax in the hotel’s La Belle Forme Spa, or work out in the gym equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to suit all fitness levels.

Those with little ones in tow will be delighted to know that the swimming pool is divided into 2 sections, where you can find a dedicated section for general play and swim. Parents can be assured of your children’s safety with a staff keeping an eye on the poolside. Furthermore, every Saturday from 5 to 9 pm, let your kids play to their heart’s content with the big floats out in the pool!


Parklands Hotel & Country Club

Address: 196 Ayr Road Crookfur Park
Price: from 129 USD

Back massage Hair styling Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Fruits Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas First aid kit available Kid meals Bar

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2. Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa (from USD 100)

If you love the beach, Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa located just a 2-minute walk from Torre Abbey Sands Beach in Torquay is the ideal match for you. Situated in the seaside town of southwest England, the luxury 4-star hotel has a new rejuvenating spa installed in late 2016. Guests can enjoy full access to the luxurious heated pool and fully equipped gym as well as the steam room and sauna in the idyllic surroundings.


Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa

Address: 2 Belgrave Road
Price: from 100 USD

Room service Beauty Services Special diet menus (on request) Shallow end Family rooms Laundry Non-smoking throughout Bridal suite

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For the traveller seeking mid-range options:

If you could afford to throw in a little more budget for that rewarding spa holiday than the budget-conscious traveller, read below for the options available at below 200 USD per person per night.

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3. The Grand Hotel & Spa (from USD 182)

As the only 5-star luxury hotel in the historic walled city of York, The Grand Hotel & Spa is housed in a superb location, in the city’s Grade II listed former railway headquarters. It is a mere 3-minute walk from the York Rail Station, and in the real heart of York within walking distance to shops and sights, which makes exploring the city and beyond a real breeze.

Needless to say, the highlight of a spa holiday should be the rejuvenating spa facilities you can enjoy. At The Grand Hotel & Spa, escape from the stresses of city life in the atmospheric spa set in a tranquil environment, despite being right in the heart of the city. Only the finest products from top British skincare house Espa is being used at the spa. Furthermore, the whole family can indulge in a variety of treatments such as soothing massage, facial and nail services.


The Grand, York

Address: City Centre, Station Rise
Price: from 182 USD

Luggage storage Shallow end Spa Facilities Non-smoking rooms Pool/beach towels 24-hour front desk Cooking class Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

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4. Whatley Manor (from USD 433)

Whatley Manor is a beautifully restored Cotswold manor house hotel situated in Wiltshire, one of England’s oldest boroughs. The Wiltshire countryside evokes an old-world charm, creating a unique nostalgic feeling as you relax in the stylish hotel. Enjoy a sumptuous twelve-course dining experience at the hotel from Wednesday to Sunday. After that, you can stroll along the river through the traditional English country house garden. Do not forget to visit Aquarias Spa, voted in the top 10 of UK spa retreats by Condé Nast Traveller Readers. Enjoy a wide range of facilities in the spa such as the hydrotherapy pool, salt scrub showers and the exclusive Natura Bisse Bubble Suite where you get to breathe 99.995% pure air to rejuvenate your mind and body.


Whatley Manor

Address: Easton Grey
Price: from 433 USD

Breakfast takeaway containers Bicycle rental Wine/champagne Lift Terrace Pet basket Steam room Spa lounge/relaxation area

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5. Galgorm Resort & Spa (from USD 288)

Set on 163 acres of extensive parkland with the magnificent River Maine flowing through, Galgorm Resort & Spa is proud to be home to the unique Thermal Spa Village, the first of its kind in Ireland. The luxurious spa village features riverside hot tubs, indoor and outdoor heated pools, steam rooms and saunas where you can experience pure relaxation. Take your time to enjoy the tranquility at the spa as all hotel guests have full complimentary access to the Thermal Spa Village. Choose from a variety of rooms, from standard, superior or deluxe rooms to suites and even cottages and cabins to add to your awesome travel memories in the idyllic countryside of Northern Ireland.


Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Address: Fenaghy Road
Price: from 288 USD

Secured parking Movie nights Accessible parking Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Tennis court 24-hour front desk Outdoor fireplace Yoga classes

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6. Intercontinental London - The O2 (from USD 192)

Attached to the renowned O2 Arena via a covered walkway, Intercontinental London - The O2 is located in London, the capital city of England. The Intercontinental hotel group needs no special introduction of its luxury hotels all over the world boasting modern rooms in tasteful furnishings. At its London hotel, not only are you assured of the usual quality rooms as with all other hotels in the group, its unique location along River Thames also means you can soak in unparalleled views of London from the Eighteen Sky Bar.

Be transported back in time as you enter The Spa in a nostalgic setting. Traces of the hotel’s strategic location within historic Royal Greenwich, an area known for trading porcelain and silk back in the 18th century, can be found through the use of bespoke printed mosaic tiles, lavish rugs and blue pearl granite in the design of the spa.


Intercontinental London - The O2

Address: 1 Waterview Drive

Head massage Meeting/banquet facilities Bottle of water Dry cleaning Couples massage Fire extinguishers Kid meals 24-hour security

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7. Rudding Park (from USD 132)

Rudding Park is an elegant hotel with award-winning restaurant and luxury spa located in Harrogate, the spa town in north Yorkshire, northern England. Staying in a spa town like Harrogate means you can enjoy relaxing in natural thermal waters but go for one of the finest in the country for a truly memorable holiday. Using natural waters from the ground, the new Rudding Park Spa recaptures Harrogate’s spa heritage and brings it to the next level. You have to be at the spa and experience its unique charm and beauty for yourself. In addition, the hotel is also home to an 18-hole golf course that runs through the 19th-century parkland. A stay at Rudding Park is definitely unforgettable as you find yourself within one of Harrogate’s most beautiful hotels.


Rudding Park

Address: Rudding Park, Follifoot
Price: from 132 USD

Fitness centre 24-hour front desk Babysitting/child services Foot bath Pool/beach towels Smoke alarms Golf course (within 3 km) Sun loungers or beach chairs

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8. Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa (from USD 213)

Fancy a spa holiday by the beach with a twist? How does staying atop a cliff in the rustic harbour town - Seaham in Durham, northern England sound to you? If that sounds like a heavenly vacation, then Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa is the perfect choice for that dream holiday. The 5-star hotel is perched on a cliff overlooking Durham’s heritage coastline, and just a stone’s throw from the pristine beach. Furthermore, the restored Georgian country house - Seaham Hall, set amidst a vast beautifully landscaped garden evokes classic charm with modern touches.

You can also look forward to relaxing in the award-winning Serenity Spa boasting a 20-metre indoor pool with massage stations, a sauna and fitness centre. Indulge in a therapeutic retreat designed with inspirations from the east. You may also tuck into a scrumptious afternoon tea at Byron’s Restaurant, prepared with the freshest seasonal ingredients.


Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa

Address: Lord Byrons Walk
Price: from 213 USD

Swimming pool Indoor pool (all year) Facilities for disabled guests Concierge service Hiking Solarium Bikes available (free) Ticket service

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9. The Gainsborough Bath Spa - YTL Classic Hotel (from USD 326)

The Gainsborough Bath Spa - YTL Classic Hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath. The city is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa waters, and YTL Classic Hotel is proud to be the only UK hotel with access to naturally heated thermal waters within its Spa Village. In addition, unwind with signature therapies in the spa with use of its Malaysian origins. You can also enjoy complimentary access to the baths in the Spa Village between 7 am and 9 am, and 8 pm and 10 pm daily. Outside of these free hours, you can continue to soak and enjoy the historical public Roman Baths, just a stone’s throw from the hotel.


The Gainsborough Bath Spa - YTL Classic Hotel

Address: Beau Street
Price: from 326 USD

Books, DVDs, music for children Foot massage Emergency cord in bathroom First aid kit available Lower bathroom sink Cashless payment available Express check-in/check-out Ironing service

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10. Coworth Park - Dorchester Collection (from USD 504)

Coworth Park - Dorchester Collection is located just a 45-minute drive from London, making it a convenient getaway from the stresses of city life. The 5-star country house hotel features spaciously comfortable rooms installed with upmarket technology such as the Bang and Olufsen TV, Blu-Ray DVD player and Nespresso coffee machine. As a hotel situated in Ascot, a small town in East Berkshire known for its race courses, Coworth Park is also proud to be home to the only hotel in the UK with its own polo fields. Without even getting out of the hotel, you can attend a horse-riding lesson at the equestrian centre.

In addition, you will be delighted to know that its award-winning spa not only offers an array of relaxing spa and beauty treatments but is also stylishly designed to create a most soothing ambience for guests. Its roof is covered with fragrant herbs that help to calm your mind, and you can also enjoy underwater music while swimming.


Coworth Park - Dorchester Collection

Address: Blacknest Road
Price: from 504 USD

Body Treatments WiFi available in all areas First aid kit available Golf course (within 3 km) Facilities for disabled guests Restaurant Process in place to check health of guests Kids' club

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11. The Scarlet Hotel (from USD 484)

Located just 3 minutes walk from the beach in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, The Scarlet Hotel offers large elegant rooms with balconies and wrap-around terraces. The restorative spa has Ayurveda roots infused with distinctive Cornish twist. Experience a traditional bath in the hammam, which is the Middle Eastern variant of the steam bath. Instead of enjoying a massage by one of the skilled therapists, why not try your hand at massage guided by one of these professionals? There is also an outdoor hot tub where you can stargaze as you soak in the chemical free pool on the cliff top. Let your thoughts wander and drift away as you relax in the unique cocoon-like pods swinging from the ceiling after a therapeutic treatment.


The Scarlet Hotel

Address: Tredragon Road, Mawgan Porth

Steam room Fax/photocopying Bottle of water Room service Beachfront Parking Bar CCTV in common areas

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For the traveller seeking the finest things in life:

For whatever reason, there are just some moments in life when you do not mind splurging on a lavish hotel stay just to satisfy that wanderlust in you. Here are 4 best spa hotels in the UK above 400 USD per person per night that will suit the most discerning traveller!

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12. Milestone Hotel Kensington (from USD 582)

Consistently awarded as one of the best hotels in both the UK and Europe, Milestone Hotel Kensington is an ancient mansion hotel dating back to 1689. The magnificent 5-star luxury hotel is located within the prestigious Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens. No two rooms or suites look the same as each is individually designed with comfort and gracefulness in mind. Receive celebrity treatment with lavishly furnished rooms and 24-hour butler service. Savour the best dishes prepared with locally sourced organic produce and chill out at the intimate Stables Bar offering more than 400 vintage wines.


The Savoy

Address: Strand

Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Beauty Services Internet services Dry cleaning 24-hour security Sun loungers or beach chairs Emergency cord in bathroom Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

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13. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (from USD 323)

Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a luxury boutique hotel overlooking Victoria Park only 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Travel back to the 18th century the minute you enter the hotel, one of the remaining Georgian-style architecture in the UK. All bedrooms feature 18th-century style decor and luxe bedding with paintings from period artists mounted on the wall.

Every morning, wake up to a scrumptious full English breakfast included in your stay. The upscale British restaurant is open for all-day dining too. Of course, another highlight of the stay has to be its award-winning spa that reopened its doors recently following extensive renovation works. Besides the existing Relaxation Pool at the spa, new facilities such as the Himalayan Salt Infused Sauna and Blossom Steam Inhalation Room offers guests and members an even more wonderful spa retreat now. The best part of this is, as a hotel guest, you can enjoy unlimited access to the spa and bath house overlooking a picturesque landscaped garden.


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Address: 16 Royal Crescent
Price: from 323 USD

WiFi Snack bar All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Garden Contactless check-in/check-out Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Safety deposit box Swimming pool

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14. Corinthia Hotel London (from USD 816)

Corinthia Hotel London is home to the largest spa in London, in addition to 3 elegant restaurants, 2 bars and a chandelier lounge for afternoon tea. In addition, the luxury hotel boasts a fabulous location in the heart of London, minutes away from Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and the popular shopping district. From the outside, the hotel is a classic 1885 heritage building. Past through its doors and you will find state of the art amenities for ultimate comfort and convenience. Unwind with a rejuvenating beauty and wellness treatment from the award-winning ESPA Life 17-room spa. Corinthia Hotel London certainly offers you the best of everything, with a top-notch location, while allowing you to relax with signature wellness treatments you have been longing for.


Corinthia London

Address: Whitehall Place
Price: from 816 USD

Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Access to health care professionals Wheelchair accessible Babysitting/child services Family rooms Spa lounge/relaxation area Wine/champagne Facilities for disabled guests

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15. The Savoy (from USD 582)

The Savoy is a well-known celebrity hotel visited by the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Katherine Hepburn, on the north banks of River Thames. It is not hard to understand why the hotel opened over a century ago in the vibrant Covent Garden is such a coveted hotel. Besides its excellent location close to major tourist attractions such as the Royal Opera House and the British Museum, theatres and shops, The Savoy is also home to some of London’s best restaurants. In addition, all rooms and suites in the hotel feature elegant Edwardian or art deco style, marble bathrooms stylishly blended with comfort. Enjoy round-the-clock access to the Technogym. Recharge yourself after a therapeutic beauty treatment at the fine Natura Bissé spa. Above all, the beauty of this heritage building is enough reason to keep travellers returning!


The Savoy

Address: Strand

Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Beauty Services Internet services Dry cleaning 24-hour security Sun loungers or beach chairs Emergency cord in bathroom Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

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You deserve the best spa break in the UK

Regardless of your budget and reasons for travelling, the UK has some of the best spa hotels you can check into to get that well-deserved break. Act fast and make that booking for an awesome vacation now!

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Rachel has forgotten when and exactly how she caught the travel bug. What she does remember is the triumphant feeling she enjoys when she sees the fascinating world out there with her own eyes. She...Read more

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