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Top 15 Spa Hotels In The UK For An Awesome Vacation

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 104 USD per night)

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: Crookfur Park, Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6DT (see map)

Price: from 104 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 141 639 9222

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2. Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa (from 157 USD per night)

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 Rd, Torquay TQ2 5HF (see map)

Price: from 157 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1803 226366

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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 219 USD per night)

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 Hotel & Spa

Address: Station Rise, York YO1 6GD (see map)

Price: from 219 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1904 380038

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4. Whatley Manor (from 243 USD per night)

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, Malmesbury, SN16 0RB (see map)

Price: from 243 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1666 822888

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5. Galgorm Resort & Spa (from 250 USD per night)

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 Resort & Spa

Address: 136 Fenaghy Rd, Ballymena BT42 1EA (see map)

Price: from 250 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 28 2588 1001

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6. Intercontinental London - The O2 (from 303 USD per night)

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 Dr, London SE10 0TW (see map)

Price: from 303 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 20 8463 6868

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7. Rudding Park (from 323 USD per night)

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 Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH (see map)

Price: from 323 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1423 871350

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8. Seaham Hall and Serenity Spa (from 341 USD per night)

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, Seaham, SR7 7AG (see map)

Price: from 341 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 191 516 1400

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9. The Gainsborough Bath Spa - YTL Classic Hotel (from 373 USD per night)

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 St, Bath BA1 1QY (see map)

Price: from 373 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1225 358888

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10. Coworth Park - Dorchester Collection (from 378 USD per night)

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, Ascot, SL5 7SE (see map)

Price: from 378 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1344 876 600

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11. The Scarlet Hotel (from 397 USD per night)

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, Saint Eval, TR8 4DQ (see map)

Price: from 397 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1637 861800

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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 451 USD per night)

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.

Milestone Hotel Kensington

Address: 1 Kensington Ct, Kensington, London W8 5DL (see map)

Price: from 451 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 20 7917 1000

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13. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa (from 463 USD per night)

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, Bath, BA1 2LS (see map)

Price: from 463 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 1225 823333

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14. Corinthia Hotel London (from 501 USD per night)

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 Hotel London

Address: Whitehall Place, Westminster Borough, London, SW1A 2BD (see map)

Price: from 501 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 20 7930 8181

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15. The Savoy (from 578 USD per night)

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, Westminster Borough, London, WC2R 0EU (see map)

Price: from 578 USD per night

Number of Guests: 2

Contact: +44 20 7836 4343

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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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