9 Of The Best Adult-Only Spas To Know

On the hunt for some rest and relaxation? Revitalise with SL’s pick of the best adult-only spas – from idyllic sanctuaries set in rolling countryside to under-the-radar urban boltholes, get ready to don your white robe and see nine of the best spas in the UK...

Alexander House Hotel

We defy you not to feel pampered in the award-winning Alexander House Hotel, nestled in rolling countryside just an hour outside of London. With an extensive treatment list that goes beyond standard offerings, this is a spa to be taken seriously. Plus, the hotel has opted for a more decadent approach to spa dining (think bottomless afternoon tea and a 3 AA Rosette restaurant), making this sanctuary a true urban escape.

Visit Spabreaks.com to book in for an overnight break, complete with full use of the spa facilities and a £35 allocation towards dinner from £152 per person.

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Set within 110 acres of country estate, Down Hall feels entirely rural despite being just 25 minutes from Stansted Airport and its Eden Spa is a true haven of tranquillity. Boasting one of the best ESPA treatment menus we’ve come across (we recommend the Full-Body Inner Calm Massage), the only trouble you’ll have is knowing which to book in for. There are also dedicated maternity and men’s treatments so no-one need feel left out.

Visit Spabreaks.com to book in for the Girls Night In package, an overnight break that includes a three-course dinner, breakfast and one 25-minute treatment each as well as complimentary champagne and use of the facilities. Price start from £130 per person.

Hoar Cross Hall

A hidden gem in the heart of Staffordshire, Hoar Cross Hall is the ideal place to relax body and mind and restore well-being. Facilities include a Nordic heat and ice suite; a 26-metre saltwater vitality pool; a Snooze Room and countless whirlpools, plunge pools and steam rooms. There’s also a state-of-the-art gym, tennis, cycling, croquet and boules if you’re looking to work up an appetite before sampling the hotel’s five-star afternoon tea.

Visit Spabreaks.com to book in for the Soak Up The Sun Spa Break, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast, three-course dinner, a 55-minute Tahitian Experience, three-course lunch and full use of the spa facilities; price start from £149.50 per person.

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

This Scandi-style spa hotel is one to keep on your radar – just minutes from Frinton-on-Sea on the Essex coast, the season-driven food, outstanding spa and wellness offerings will leave you feeling truly restored. As well as traditional spa treatments, expect wellbeing consultations from resident specialists including life coaching, nutrition, weight loss and holistic therapies. This hidden gem won’t disappoint.

Visit Spabreaks.com to book in for the Best Friends Break from just £69.50 per person – the offer includes one night’s bed and breakfast, a glass of prosecco on arrival, 50% off a room upgrade, 10% off pre-booked treatments and 15% off bar drinks during selected hours.

No 15 Great Pulteney

Nestled in the stone vaults beneath No 15 Great Pulteney, arguably Bath’s coolest boutique hotel, is Spa 15. The combination of the cedar-wood hot tub, Swedish sauna and steam-room is the ultimate upgrade on the original Roman bath experience. Take your pick of holistic treatments (all use ila and Natura Bissé products) that include facials, classic massage and body scrubs.

Prices for the Luxury City Spa Break, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast, one hour-long treatment and use of spa facilities, start from £189 per person.Visit Spabreaks.com to book.

Rudding Park

Some 12 years in the making, the Spa at Rudding Park near Harrogate comes highly rated. Featuring a panoramic sauna, outdoor hot tub, experience showers, herbal steam rooms and mani-pedi bar, prepare to easily while away the hours and seriously chill out in the process. The jewel in its crown are the 11 treatment rooms, including a VIP room with a seriously Instagrammable feature copper bath and the award-winning dining options, including The Clocktower, which boasts two AA Rosettes and serves up locally sourced and seasonal dishes.

Prices for the Sleeping Beauty Overnight Spa Break, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast, £30 food allowance towards dinner, a choice of treatment and unlimited spa access, start from £185.50 per person. Visit Spabreaks.com to book.

The Principal Blythswood

One of the best spas in Glasgow, the recently renovated facilities at the Principal Blythswood are ideal for those seeking a mind-body reset. The vitality pool and crystal steam room are noteworthy highlights while the impressive treatment menu guarantees there really is something for everyone, whether you’re in need of a Dreamtime Massage, Elemis facial, reflexology session or a detoxifying body scrub.

A variety of spa day packages are on offer; prices start from £45 per person. Visit Spabreaks.com to book.

The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village

Set in 110 acres of Lancashire countryside, this adult-only escape offers both spa days and weekend packages to leave you rejuvenated and indulged. Facilities include a hydrotherapy pool and seven heat experiences including a herbal sauna, aroma steam room, tepidarium, samarium and Balinese salt inhalation room. If that wasn’t enough, the spa menu boasts Elemis, Neom and ishga treatments as well as exclusive signature rituals.

Prices for the Autumn Warmer Spa Break, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast, a £35 allowance towards dinner, a 90-minute treatment and full use of the facilities, start from £194 per person. Visit Spabreaks.com to book.

The Swan at Lavenham

In the sleepy Suffolk village of Lavenham, The Swan is the rural idyll to keep on your radar. The fifteenth-century building may be all beams and roaring fires, but the spa is surprisingly modern. Ideal for a couple’s mini-break or getaway with a girlfriend, the small but luxury spa has everything you need for a weekend escape. Our top tip? Book a room and enjoy dinner in the award-winning Gallery Restaurant while you’re there.

Visit Spabreaks.com to book in for the Spa-Cation, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast, dinner in the Brasserie Restaurant, a choice of one 60-minute treatment and two hours’ use of the facilities; prices start from £169 per person.
For more information, and to book your next spa visit, Spabreaks.com

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