17 of the best luxury spa breaks in the UK


Whether you’re looking for some girly time with your best friends or a romantic break with your beloved, we’ve rounded up the best luxury spa breaks in the UK – including one with the Duchess of Sussex‘s seal of approval. Here’s where to head for the ultimate relaxation…


Eastwell Manor, Champneys Hotel and Spa

You can’t go wrong with a weekend getaway to Eastwell Manor, located in the breathtaking English countryside. Not only are the rooms and suites spacious, but the elegant décor and luxurious furnishings promise to give you a good night’s sleep. The Champneys spa also offers a wide range of health and beauty treatments, including massages and facials that you could enjoy as part of a relaxing spa day or treat yourself to a relaxing weekend break. You’ll be able to make use of the facilities such as a 3000 square foot gym, all-weather tennis court, golf course, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, steam room and sauna! Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can treat yourself to a range of dining options, which use fresh local and seasonal ingredients to celebrate British heritage with an international influence. Work off your meal by exploring Eastwell Manor’s 3,000 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

Eastwell Manor are currently running a special Mother’s Day offer which includes one-night accommodation, 55-minute manicure, use of resort facilities, buffet breakfast, two-course lunch and £35 per person dinner voucher, from £400 per room.

If Kent isn’t your thing, Champneys also have four spa resorts across England so chances are you won’t have to travel too far to find your nearest Champneys health spa. A one-night stay with a three-course dinner, breakfast, access to fitness classes and full use of the spa starts at just £94.50. Prices vary depending on which location you choose.

For more information, visit booking.com


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Carden Park, Cheshire

New in 2020 is the Spa at Carden, a £10 million wellness facility that offers the ultimate luxurious experience in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. With a heated relaxation bed, a Finnish sauna, an ice fountain and a salt steam room, the thermal suite alone is enough to keep you busy all day. After experiencing the themed relaxation rooms – which include Panoramic, Deep relaxation and Sensory relaxation – you can enjoy a light meal with garden-sourced ingredients at the restaurant Elements, which overlooks the countryside. 

Relax with an overnight spa retreat from £170, which includes a spa garden and thermal experience, a 50-minute spa ritual treatment and dinner in Redmond’s restaurant. 

For more information visit Trip Advisor.

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Cliveden House, Berkshire

If it’s good enough for the Duchess of Sussex, then Cliveden House deserves a spot on our list of luxury spa breaks. Meghan and her mother Doria Ragland spent the night here on the eve of the royal wedding in May 2018, and it’s a fabulous spot for a spa day or retreat. With seven treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, outdoor hot tubs and a tennis centre, you’ll be feeling relaxed and revitalised after a stay here.

Treat yourself to the Cliveden Spa Experience, which includes a 60-minute treatment of your choice, a luxury overnight stay, full English breakfast, lunch and full use of the spa facilities, as well as access to the 376 acres of National Trust Gardens. Prices start from £367.50 per person, per night.

For more information, visit booking.com.


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Chewton Glen, Hampshire

It’s been voted the number one hotel in the UK by hoteliers and counts Tess Daly and Mollie King among its celebrity fans, so Chewton Glen is well worth considering for an indulgent spa break. You’ll find a 17-metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms, as well as treatment rooms offering everything from manicures to massages. If you’re up for something more active, there’s also a gym, indoor and outdoor tennis centre, golf course and acres of country trails for walking or jogging.

A midweek spa break starts at £690 for two, while a treehouse spa break – as tried by Tess and Mollie – begins at £1,1700 per night.

For more information, visit booking.com.


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Whatley Manor, Wiltshire

Princess Anne and her daughter Zara Tindall are said to be regular visitors to this Cotswold manor house, so who knows who you might spot on a break here. The spa includes a Natura Bisse Bubble Suite which features a purifying and detoxing bubble treatment.

The spa also has a hydrotherapy pool, thermal cabins and salt scrub showers, a gym and workout studio. Full-day spa use during mid-week costs £150, while the Signature Aquarias Spa Day package starts at £250 and includes Raindrop therapy and healing massage techniques, Gaia rejuvenating face treatment and a light lunch.

For more information, visit booking.com.


Dormy House Hotel & Spa, Worcestershire

Offering fabulous views over the Cotswolds, you won’t regret a stay at Dormy House Hotel & Spa, which is home to an award-winning spa complete with pool, terrace hot tub, Scandi-style thermal suite, a fitness suite and a number of treatment rooms.

Try the Timeless Spa Break, which includes overnight accommodation, a 60-minute spa treatment of your choice, champagne lunch in the Greenhouse, dinner in the Potting Shed, full English breakfast and use of the spa facilities from £555, based on two people sharing.

For more information, visit lastminute.com.


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Coworth Park, Berkshire

Prince Harry chose this luxury hotel to spend his last night before the royal wedding in May 2018, alongside his brother and best man Prince William. As well as providing a relaxing break, the hotel has a spa with indoor pool, treatment rooms, a gym, and a private sun terrace, with various spa day packages on offer.

The Luxury Spa Day is three hours of pure bliss, with an 80-minute Carol Joy Time Defying Signature Facial, sculpting eye lift treatment and the Caviar and Collagen Cocoon body treatment. It also includes access to the spa facilities and lunch at The Spatisserie. Prices start at £350.

For more information visit booking.com.

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Pennyhill Park, Surrey

Pennyhill Park is another exclusive hotel and spa that has a number of celebrity fans, having hosted Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright when they were celebrating their first wedding anniversary in 2016. A luxury spa break includes overnight accommodation, dinner in the Brasserie, a full English breakfast, a three-course lunch in the spa restaurant and use of all facilities – as well as a 60-minute treatment per person for two people. Prices start from £625 based on two guests sharing.

For more information, visit booking.com

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The Belfry Spa, Birmingham

Located just outside Birmingham is The Belfry Hotel & Resort, which is home to 319 luxurious guest bedrooms and suites as well as The Belfry Spa. As well as a range of relaxing treatments, you can enhance your mood with the famous Fire & Ice 90 minute relaxation experience that uses a selection of bio thermal rooms. 

If a day trip isn’t enough to fulfil your pampering needs, try the two-night serene spa break from £139 per person per night. It offers a two-night stay, full English breakfast, 40 mins Spa treatment, Fire & Ice experience, three-course dinner from Ryder Grill and entry into the Bel Air nightclub.

For more information, visit booking.com. 


The Athenaeum, Mayfair

If you’re a Londoner who can’t get away for the weekend, then head to The Athenaeum hotel in Mayfair for the ultimate pampering day out with a loved one. You’ll start your visit with an hour-long downtime at the five-star hotel’s REN spa where you can soak in the cedar wood hot tub and feel your stress evaporate in the sauna and steam room, all whilst sipping on a chilled glass of bubbly. The Red Letter Days gift voucher also includes a 60-minute treatment of a facial or massage, or half an hour of each, for the pair of you in a private room. Bliss!

For more information, visit redletterdays.co.uk.

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North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Penrith

If you are looking to unwind in the Lake District, why not incorporate stunning scenery with a spa trip? The North Lakes Hotel & Spa is a delightful haven in the heart of Penrith, located moments away from the local train station. Just a stone’s throw car journey from the most picturesque area of Ullswater, the hotel boasts comfortable, spacious rooms and a fabulous spa. The huge pool area, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi is the perfect place to unwind and there’s even a timetable of classes for fitness fanatics.

A wide range of treatments is on offer from manicures and pedicures to scrubs and facials, and FYI, the Caudalie Des Vignes Back Massage, £38, is not to be missed…

For more information, visit booking.com.



Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

This stunning luxurious hotel located in Cheltenham is a top option if you are in need of a relaxing weekend away from the big city. It not only offers unparalleled comfort and a truly unforgettable experience, but Ellenborough Park boasts lavish bedrooms, a serene spa, small fitness suite, relaxed pub and bar, fine dining restaurant and bespoke service; everything you could possibly need for a relaxing getaway in the Cotswolds.

Ellenborough Park is a 15th century country estate with the perfect fusion of tradition and modernity and is located between the Cotswolds’ highest point and the lush green gallops of Cheltenham’s world-famous racecourse. 

Try the ELEMIS Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage, £70, to relieve tension and hydrate skin – plus, you’ll smell like frangipani monoi body oil!

For more information, visit booking.com.

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Four Seasons, Park Lane, London

This cosy yet luxurious spa is the perfect way to spend an afternoon recharging your batteries and relaxing. Located on the tenth floor of the lavish hotel, the views from the spa are spectacular and can be admired through the window of the sauna. The treatments are also delightful, and we would recommend the 60-minute massage to truly switch off. 

For more information, visit booking.com.


The Varsity Hotel and Spa, Cambridge

You can tie in some rest and relaxation with a visit to the charming city of Cambridge with a stay at The Varsity Hotel and Spa. Although it has a prime location in the city, you can escape the hustle and bustle at the onsite spa, which overlooks the River Cam and offers a wide range of Elemis treatments, a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and studio classes.

Try the Spa Escape Combination package, which includes accommodation and two 25 minute treatments, a continental breakfast and spa access, as well as free fast Wi-Fi and a DVD library if you’d prefer to stay in.

For more information, visit booking.com.

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Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire

This five-star hotel, located on the border of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, is nothing short of stunning, with an array of facilities within its country club and spa. There are several spa day packages on offer too, whether you just have a few hours to spare on a Sunday afternoon or want to indulge yourself.

The Ultimate Spa Experience includes a 25-minute body scrub, 55-minute body or massage treatment, 80-minute facial treatment, two-course lunch in Adam’s Brasserie and full use of the spa and leisure facilities. Costs £250 per person.

For more information, visit booking.com.


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Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire

Venture just 90 minutes out of London and you’ll find Lime Wood Hotel, an idyllic hideaway in the New Forest. The spa here has its own rooftop herb garden where morning yoga and meditation classes are hosted, as well as a hydro-pool, steam room and sauna. Spa days include unlimited access to all facilities as well as a set lunch menu.

Prices start at £230 for different spa day packages, such as the Girls Getaway day which includes 120 minutes treatment time.

For more information visit tripadvisor.com.


Middlethorpe Hall, York

This country house hotel is located just two miles away from the centre of York, yet you’ll feel like it’s much further away once you enter this 20-acre estate with beautiful gardens and parkland. The spa here is located in its own secluded garden and includes treatments like facials, massages and holistic treatments with a programme of spa days and half days from £89 per person. Tie in with a stay at the historic hotel for a truly relaxing break.

For more information, visit booking.com. 


The Grove, Hertfordshire

Set in 300 acres of beautiful countryside, this is the place to go to escape from it all – but only 18 miles away from London! The award-winning spa offers a number of different treatments and packages, all designed to offer the ultimate indulgence and relaxation.

Prices start at £110 for the Be Nurture Massage, which includes breath work and visualisation.

For more information, visit TripAdvisor.co.uk.


The May Fair Hotel, London

For a place to unwind in the capital, head over to The May Fair Hotel’s very own luxury spa. Be prepared to spend a while deciding on your treatment, with so many spa packages on offer.

Why not try the Inner City Escape – which starts at £150 and includes two 30 minute treatments – from a facial to a manicure? Finish off with a Mediterranean-inspired brunch or afternoon tea.

For more information, visit booking.com.


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