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13 of the best luxury spa breaks in the UK

HELLO!'s top picks for the most relaxing and revitalizing spa stays

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You've got to admit, there really is nothing more blissful than a spa break, and whether that's a spa day or a long weekend, some of our absolute favourites can be found right here in the UK.  

The beauty of a spa break is that it can be enjoyed anytime of the year, whatever the weather, and shared with everyone from your girlfriends to your partner or your family. 

Now that hen party season has officially started, a spa day would make the perfect activity to do with your hens. 

We're really spoilt for choice with options these days, so scroll on for team HELLO!'s ultimate favourite spa days.

How we chose the best spa hotels in the uk 

  • HELLO! reviews: The HELLO! editors are often hosted on trips either in a group capacity or with a family member. The writer will evaluate whether the hotel or spa is to be included in this list. 
  • Online reviews: We trawl through the reviews looking for recent visitors and their opinions. We also keep track of celebrities as well, and where they travel to for some R&R. 
  • Value for money: The list has a wide variety of price points to cater to all needs. 

The best spa breaks at a glance

The royal-approved spa: Cowarth Park, Berkshire

The most romantic spa: AIRE, London

The best wellness experience: Beaverbrook, Surrey

The best spa garden: Carden Park, Cheshire

cowarth park spa

Cowarth Park, Berkshire

Why visit?

Prince Harry chose this 5-star luxury hotel, which is part of the Dorchester Collection, to spend his last night before the royal wedding in May 2018, alongside his brother and best man Prince William - and we’re not surprised! As well as providing a relaxing break, the hotel has a spa with an indoor pool, a gym, Spatisserie and a private sun terrace.

Spa days

There are various spa days to choose from, and the price varies depending on whether you opt for an evening, weekday or weekend. The Afternoon Tea Spa Day is a huge hit with fans, and it includes a 60-minute treatment from a list of six (including a prenatal treatment), but you also get to enjoy the hotel's seasonal afternoon tea served in The Spatisserie and use of the spa facilities. Treatments include facials, massages, pregnancy pamper treatments, cancer care treatments, nails, and body.

We recommend

"On my trip to Cowarth park, I tried the Ishga Personalised Wellbeing Massage, £160 for 60 minutes. It was an hour of absolute bliss and I really enjoyed how the treatment combines marma massage, lymphatic drainage and traditional Swedish massage techniques to detox and balance the body, whilst relieving tension and stress. I've never felt more relaxed. I would say this would be a great spa day as a treat for your sister or your mum, and the cancer care treatment would be extra special as a gift for someone who's gone through cancer treatment."

Spa days start at £95. To book a treatment or enquire about a spa day, visit Mr & Mrs Smith.

Reviewed by Leanne Bayley, HELLO!'s Director of Lifestyle & Commerce.

Beaverbrook Spa

Beaverbrook, Surrey

Why visit?

Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Beaverbrook offers the ultimate in secluded luxury. The spa is among the most gorgeous we've visited, with a stained-glass roof sending iridescent light shimmering onto the ceramic tiled walls to soothe the senses. Plush furnishings fill every corner of the gorgeous space, which boasts a heated outdoor pool, a serene indoor pool and countless cosy areas to hunker down in.

Spa days

Beaverbrook offers a combination of spa days and wellness experiences, depending on if you're after a blissed out afternoon in the thermal suite, or want to try your hand at cold water exposure, via the Wim Hof Method. The Time Together Spa Day For Two comprises a synchronised double treatment of massage and scryb to rejuvenate the sense, followed by a deli lunch and full use of the facilities. More in the mood for me-time? Book the Wonderful Woman Spa Day, which included a 90-minute restorative massage and facial, lunch and use of the facilities.

We recommend

"When I visited Beaverbrook, I attended the Full Moon Circle, from £175, part of the spa's unique wellness offering. A group of five of us spent two sublime hours taking part in breath work, yin movement and sound healing, before heading to the Coach House restaurant for a delicious pizza – because wellness is hungry work!"I also called into the spa - it would be rude not to - taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool as well as spending a blissful hour reading by the fire in the relaxation suite and floating from steam room to the sauna, via the jacuzzi. I had the whole place to myself, which made it all the more magical."

Spa days start at £275. To book a treatment or enquire about a spa day, visit Mr & Mrs Smith.

Reviewed by Melanie Macleod, HELLO!'s Wellness Editor.

Titanic Spa Pool© Titanic Spa

Titanic Spa, West Yorkshire

Why Visit

Nestled in the serene landscape of West Yorkshire, Titanic Spa offers an unparalleled sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. This award-winning spa destination has garnered acclaim not only for its luxurious amenities but also for its commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices.

Spa Days

Embark on a journey of pampering with Titanic Spa's array of enticing spa day options. Whether you seek a tranquil weekday escape or a blissful weekend retreat, there's a package tailored to suit your preferences. In the signature Titanic Heat & Ice Experience, you'll go on a sensory journey designed to invigorate the senses and promote wellness. Each spa day includes access to the extensive facilities, including the heat experience area, swimming pool, and relaxation lounge.

Take your pick from relaxing treatments, ranging from rejuvenating facials to soothing massages.

We Recommend

"During my visit to Titanic Spa, I had the 'Best of Both Worlds' treatment, which was a truly great experience that left me feeling renewed and invigorated. This treatment begins with a gentle exfoliation to nourish and revitalise the skin. Then the therapist eased away muscle tension, while the soothing scents of essential oils helped me feel really calm and relaxed.

"Moreover, Titanic Spa's accommodations are second to none. The spacious apartments, usually spanning two levels, provide a luxurious retreat after indulging at the spa. With ample space to unwind and recharge, these apartments offer a true home-away-from-home experience."

To book a spa day (with prices starting at £49pp), visit Titanic Spa for more information. To book (or gift) a luxury one night break with dining and a treatment for two, visit

Reviewed by Rafael Rubio, HELLO!'s Global Director of Audience Development.

Carden Park spa

Carden Park, Cheshire

Why visit?

Those looking for a luxury spa experience in the North West or the Midlands should head to Carden Park. Nestled in the Cheshire countryside, the £10 million wellness facility is a favourite of celebrities and sports stars thanks to its beautiful surroundings and five-star facilities.

Spa days

There are so many spa experiences to choose from, which include culinary options and hotel stays, with the Sparkling Escape, the Fine Dining Spa Stay and Twilight in the Spa Garden among the most popular. With hot tubs, a heated outdoor vitality pool, heated pods, an outdoor sauna, and not forgetting the Bollinger Bar, it boasts one of the largest spa gardens in the UK. While inside you'll find the likes of heated loungers, salt steam rooms, a tepidarium, and a Finnish sauna. 

We recommend

"I tried the Luxury Face and Body Experience (£185), which was an hour and 45 minutes of pure bliss. Combining a radiance-boosting facial with a deep pressure full-body massage, it's the first time in months I've truly switched off. I often break out after facials but I left the treatment room glowing, and weeks later my skin had never looked better. We ended the day with dinner at Carden Park's award-winning fine dining option The Vines, which I couldn't recommend more for the amazing service and the most incredible Beef Wellington."

Spa experiences start from £95. To book a treatment or enquire about a spa day, visit

Reviewed by Hollie Brotherton, HELLO!'s Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer.

Gainsborough spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath

Why visit?

This award-winning Spa Village pays homage to Bath's thermal water heritage, honouring the healing traditions of the region with its wide selection of treatments. Set beneath a glass atrium within the Gainsborough Hotel, a former 18th-century Georgian mansion, guests get to enjoy the spa's natural thermal pools and saunas - it's a totally wonderful setting for some much-needed downtime.

Spa days

Residents wishing to access the Bath House between 10am and 7pm may book a Spa Village Experience granting 3 hours access at £70.00 per guest. 

Before your treatments, guests can enjoy the self-guided bathing circuit and Bath House facilities including three thermal baths, traditional and infrared saunas, a steam room, an ice alcove and elegant relaxation areas. The Bath House is complimentary to all hotel guests of The Gainsborough Bath Spa during designated in-house guest bathing hours or with a scheduled spa treatment.

We recommend

"During my stay at the Gainsborough Bath Spa, the highlight was undoubtedly the spa day. I indulged in their one-hour-long signature massage, and found my experience nothing short of exceptional. I'm very ticklish, and was lucky that my therapist took the time to find the right firmness for me to enjoy the whole massage. After my treatment, I ventured towards the steam rooms and was treated to a unique Bath House experience, thanks to their two natural thermal pools of varying temperatures. If you're ever in Bath, and are looking for an alternative and more quiet option to Thermae Bath Spa, then I can't recommend the Gainsborough Bath Spa enough."

To book a stay at Gainsborough Bath Spa, visit

Reviewed by Sharnaz Shahid, HELLO!'s Deputy Online Editor.

Four Seasons Spa

Four Seasons Hampshire Spa

Why visit

The historic 18th century converted barn Spa in Hampshire is the perfect setting for a day of relaxation. Be prepared to unwind! Amid the beautiful nature setting of the English countryside, guests can continue their wellness journey with a range of innovative mind massage therapies, restorative yoga sessions, adrenaline pumping exercise classes or simply a dip in the hotel’s star conservatory style pool.

Spa days

The Just The Two Of You package is a lovely one to try. Relax with a 50- or 80-minute massage or facial together (excluding Ni Putu Signature Massage and dr Sturm facials), then enjoy 60 minutes’ use of the Couples’ Suite post-treatment. What's more, a glass of Prosecco is included. Cheers to that! 

If you're with family members or friends, you might want to indulge in a world-class wellness journey with their new offer of a nightly credit of £75 towards an array of rejuvenating treatments from brands including ila, Dr. Barbara Sturm and 111SKIN. You also get a bottle of champagne on arrival. How lovely. 

We recommend

"Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire has a spa menu like you've never seen before. If you're after a facial, you might want to try the 'signature Harley Street facial'  - a high-performance treatment to deeply nourish and hydrate. If you're after a massage, the Inner Peace therapeutic massage helps stabilise, heal and renew the body with long light-to-medium pressured strokes." 

To book a stay at Four Seasons Hampshire, visit

Reviewed by Leanne Bayley, HELLO!'s Director of Lifestyle & Commerce.

Ellenborough spa

Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Why visit?

This stunning luxurious hotel located in Cheltenham is a top option if you're 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, a small fitness suite, a relaxed pub and bar, fine dining restaurant and bespoke service; everything you could possibly need for a relaxing getaway in the Cotswolds.

Spa days

You've got plenty of spa day options to choose from, and prices start at £95. The most popular option would likely be the half-day Revive & Glow package. The perfect pamper for those in need of relaxation, you can choose 10am until 2pm or 2pm until 6pm. 

You get a 25 minute treatment (choose from a Back Massage and Elemis Express Facial), tea/coffee and homemade cookie, use of indoor facilities including jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as well as use of outdoor heated pool, relaxation room and gym. Fear not, fluffy robes, towels and slippers are included. This is available from Monday - Thursday. 

We recommend

"Try the 85-minute full body massage, that will leave you feeling new. My favourite, however, was spending time in their outdoor heated pool. I did so on a rainy typical English day, and it felt amazing. The spa has other amazing spaces not to be missed, like its Spa Garden Retreat, which features a sauna, hot tub and steam room."

To book a stay at Ellenborough Park, visit

Reviewed by Andrea Caamano, HELLO!'s Website Editor.  

Aire in London

AIRE, London

Why visit?

Despite being located in central London's Covent Garden, AIRE is an underground sanctuary that makes you feel like you're anywhere but the bustling capital. The candle lit thermal baths are a truly magical and unique spa experience, and appropriately, it's the same 18th Century building J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan.

Spa days

You can choose from multiple packages, which range from 90 minutes in the thermal baths to the Wedding Love Connection 60', which includes the thermal tour as well as a full-body couples massage, a facial and a botanical foot bath. There are a whole range of specialist wedding, hen party, and pamper experiences for up to four people, and for five or more AIRE offers exclusive private packages designed to accommodate your needs. 

We recommend

"I tried the Love Myself Package (£215pp) which as well as full access to the thermal baths, includes a divine 45-minute massage with basalt stones and a choice of soothing or energising oil, plus post-massage cava and truffles while you sit on the hot stones. The thermal baths have varying temperatures between 10 and 40 degrees, and with the jet bath, flotarium and aromatherapy steam room, I could have easily spent a whole day there."

Prices start at £115. To book a treatment or enquire about a spa experience, visit

Reviewed by Hollie Brotherton, HELLO!'s Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer.

St Pancras

St. Pancras Spa, London

Why visit?

Housed in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel (yes, the place where the Spice Girls filmed Wannabe on that iconic staircase), you'll find the stunning Victorian spa. You won't quite believe you're in the heart of the city when you step into this calming and relaxing haven. The best bit is that there's always an offer or a deal on, so you don't have to break the bank to treat yourself. I'd recommend having afternoon tea upstairs in the hotel's restaurant, The Hansom, after.

Spa days

There's a range of treatments to choose from, including the traditional massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs, or the more out-there treatments like black diamond body sculpting. As well as a gym and a pool for the more active among us, the spa also features pool hydro loungers, saunas, a therapeutic steam room, a relaxation lounge, and a couple's suite.

Red Letter Days regularly has deals on at St. Pancras Spa, which is the best-value way to visit. For example, their £145 voucher deal will get you a one-hour treatment, plus full use of the spa facilities for two hours.

We recommend

"I love how this striking spa is conveniently located in central London. When I visited, I made use of the spa's beautiful pool and relaxed on the hydro loungers, before indulging in a one-hour classic massage that was heavenly. It was midweek, and the spa was virtually empty – another bonus! I had afternoon tea upstairs at The Hansom after, which I totally recommend. The bright and airy restaurant is in what used to be the railway station, so it makes for a really unique setting."  

To book a stay at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, visit Red Letter Days.

Reviewed by Ainhoa Barcelona, HELLO!'s Content Managing Editor.

outdoor square vitality pool with five people

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

Why visit?

This stunning country retreat set in 72 acres of private Staffordshire countryside allows the perfect switch off and reconnect with nature. It not only offers luxury comfort and unforgettable experiences, but Moddershall Oaks boasts 5-star luxury boutique suites, Woodland Trail, Wellness Centre, and the crown jewel itself seen all over instagram - their unique heated Outdoor Vitality Spa Pool, positively relaxing all year round whatever the weather. 

Spa days

There are a wide range of spa day packages to suit all budgets, starting from £85. Each package offers a full range of complementary therapies and beauty spa treatments. As well as a 30-minute time slot for the private pool spa all to yourself, perfect for a romantic retreat or pamper session for a special occasion.

Take in the countryside surroundings with a stroll around the private lake, and why not pop into the lakeside restaurant for a treat when you’re done. This nearly refurbished restaurant has fabulous outdoor seating for those warm weekends and a glamorous Balcony Bar for when your not soaking in the pool.

We recommend

"On my visit to Moddershall Oaks I tried the Demi Glass Beauty Facial, £45 for 25-minutes. This glorious quick fix facial left my skin with a glass-like smoothness. I really enjoyed the combination of an exfoliating massage not only for my face but neck and scalp. Overall this really improved my tone and appearance - I was left glowing for days. The wide range of Demi Treatments are fantastic for those who want to indulge in a little luxury without breaking the bank. Especially if you're celebrating a special occasion or treating a loved one, you still can feel absolutely spoiled."

Spa experiences start from £85. To book a one night spa break with treatments and dinner for two, visit virginexperiencedays.

Reviewed by Lauren Connolly, HELLO!'s Senior Digital Designer

Lime Wood Spa

Lime Wood, New Forest

Why visit?

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

The Herb House spa is dedicated to natural well-being and inspired by its forest surroundings. Herb House instils a sense of calm, well-being and serenity and it’s the perfect retreat if you're looking for some rest and relaxation. 

There are six spa day options to choose from; Perfectly Pampered, Bespoke Spa Day, Ground Wellbeing Spa Day, Sundown Spa Evening, The Wind Down Spa Day, Couples Spa Day. Prices start at £185. 

The Bespoke Spa Day is probably the most popular. Priced at £240, you can relax and unwind at Herb House with a 60-minute holistic treatment, followed by lunch in Raw & Cured. 

We recommend

"The Bamford De-Stress treatment - this massage focusing on the back of the body eases tense muscles and reduces stress levels, while restoring and realigning energy in the body. The treatment starts with an Epsom salt foot ritual drawing toxins from the body and allowing it to absorb magnesium to help reduce inflammation."

To book a stay at Lime Wood, visit Mr & Mrs Smith.

Reviewed by Leanne Bayley, HELLO!'s Director of Lifestyle & Commerce.  

Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Why visit?

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. Situated just minutes from the seaside, you'll feel instant calm, but if you're up for something more active, there's also a gym, indoor and outdoor tennis centres, a golf course and acres of country trails for walking or jogging.

Spa days

Chewton Glen offers bespoke spa days, tailored around you. You'll find a 17-metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy spa pool, outdoor whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms, as well as luxurious treatment rooms offering the most indulgent massages and facials. If you're planning a romantic break you can book pampering for two in one of the spa’s double treatment rooms.

We recommend

"While we haven't tried the treatments ourselves, the Sleep Soundly ritual, which combines a whole body massage with CBD and Himalayan salt stones designed to encourage a full cardiac rhythm reset, sounds just dreamy. They also offer specific treatments for those on their menopause journey."

To book a stay at Chewton Glen, visit Mr & Mrs Smith.

Bannatynes spa

Bannatyne Fairfield Hall, Bedfordshire

Why visit?

Situated in the idyllic Bedfordshire countryside, the Bannatyne Spa Fairfield provides a beautiful setting for escaping the stresses and strains of everyday life. It's one of the most affordable spa days we've found, with prices starting from just £59.50.

Spa days

Bannatyne spa days include full use of the facilities, where you can slip into relaxation in the pool, sauna and jacuzzi. You'll also get to choose from their many treatment options, from massages to manicures. They only use top brands - think Elemis and OPI.

We recommend

"If you're looking to treat a loved one, how about the Pure Pamper Day? As part of their luxury escape, they can choose two treatments from the Full Body Seasonal Scrub, Elemis Pro-Glow Renewal Facial and a Swedish Back, Neck & Shoulders Massage (BNS)."

To book a spa day at Bannatynes across the country, visit Spa Breaks.

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