#FridayFive – Best Spa Hotels In The UK


If you’ve been working hard all week (and all year for that matter), maybe it is time for a break? But, to be honest, we don’t think you need an excuse to indulge in a relaxing spa day, as everyone deserves a treat now-and-then, right?

Now, there is a big difference between hotels with a spa, and ‘spa hotels’. Hotels with a spa will, of course, offer some facilities and treatments, but a spa hotel is purpose built and is often a very special place!

Serene and luxurious with high level therapists (often trained in-house) and really amazing facilities and treatments, these spa hotels focus on the pure well-being of their guests, and are a real treat!

Here’s our Friday Five suggestions of amazing spa hotels across the UK.

1 – Galgorm Resort and Spa

Where: County Antrim, Northern Ireland


Located about 30 miles from Belfast, the resort and spa is in an 18th century manor house, set in 163 acres of gorgeous parkland. The River Maine runs alongside the hotel, providing stunning views along the river and through the forest. Hot-tubs sit by the river, and one of the best features is the hotel’s Thermal Village which has a variety of heat and ice experiences, including a sauna with a glass front, also providing views of the forest – very Scandinavian!

2 – Lucknam Park Hotel

Where: Chippenham, Wiltshire


This place was designed solely for people to relax, unwind and indulge. From thermal cabins to a salt-water plunge-pool, this place offers a head-to-toe experience, with countless well-being treatments on the menu. In addition to the spa facilities, the Lucknam Park Hotel also has a studio with daily classes of Yoga and Pilates which are focused on de-stressing and well-being. It also has an outdoor pool to help you feel at one with nature – a swim outdoors, especially in the rain, is exhilarating!

3 – Pennyhill Spa

Where: Bagshot, Surrey


Source: Pennyhill Spa

Located only 45 minutes from central London, the Pennyhill Spa is filled with five-star facilities, including heated relaxation beds, herbal saunas and an ice cave! This place has endless hot-tubs, and features eight pools, indoor and out – one with underwater music! All their spa days start with a welcome smoothie followed by treatments matched to your emotional and physical needs.

4 – The Scarlet Hotel

Where: Mawgan Porth, Cornwall


A luxury eco hotel just for grown-ups, on the edge of the Ocean! Just the hotel itself provides the perfect atmosphere, with typical Cornish views of cliffs, sea and sky, making it a wonderful place to unwind. The Scarlet Spa offers treatments which focus on holistic well-being and nourishment of the mind, body and soul, all with a Cornish twist. Featuring chemical-free pools, and a relaxation room with hanging canvas pods to curl up in after the treatments. Pure bliss!

5 – Careys Manor Hotel

Where: Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Hydrotherapy Pool Hampshire

Nestled away in the New Forest, Careys traditional English manor house meets authentic Thai well-being at their SenSpa. With Asian influenced treatments and specialist trained therapists all the way from Thailand, the spa boasts the best Thai massages found outside of Thailand. Plus you can experience the magic of water and its therapeutic benefits with SenSpa’s world class hydrotherapy facilities!

Go on, treat yourself…