Bristol Lido

The lowdown

A charming heated outdoor swimming pool with spa treatment rooms, tucked away in the stylish Clifton area of Bristol. The architecturally impressive Lido has a relaxed, holiday vibe, enhanced by the fresh Mediterranean-style food served from its award-winning glass-fronted poolside restaurant. Bristol Lido has six treatment rooms offering holistic treatments – facials and massages created in-house with the emphasis on making you feel relaxed and fabulous.

Spavellous for

Spa with a friend /friends, solo spa goers, swim en famille (dedicated slots), keen swimmers and foodies.

Spa info

As the name suggests, action is centred around the lovely pool which is 25m in length and heated to a swim-friendly 20-25 degrees

Other facilities are:

• Hot tub • Sauna • Steam room • 6 treatment rooms

Pool users are asked to follow the ‘wash naked’ policy and have a ‘proper’ shower with Lido spa products before entering the pool so chemical levels can be kept to a minimum.

Treatment highlights

Massages focus on delivering wellbeing objectives of relaxation, rejuvenation and mood-enhancement and can be booked individually or as part of day spa package which also includes use of the pool, steam room, hot tub and sauna. Choose from the Classic Lido Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Back Neck and Shoulder Massage or the original Bamboo Massage. All treatment bookings include a pre-treatment consultation and up to an hour in the relaxation room post-massage.


The Lido doesn’t have any accommodation but there are plenty of lovely and affordable AirBnB options in the local Clifton area

wining & dining

The restaurant at Bristol Lido has a great reputation and is very popular – for good reason. Dishes are fresh and imaginative with a Moorish/Mediterranean twist. The wood-fired oven adds an authentic flavour, with specials including velvety wood-roasted scallops, Tortilla Espanola and smoked sardines, to be enjoyed with a glass of wine and backdrop of swimmers. Almost like being on holiday…

why so spavellous?

Bristol Lido is a unique urban retreat – it has a great ethos, a friendly atmosphere and positive spirit. The pool is delightful and the treatments are carefully designed and skilfully delivered. The food is fresh and flavoursome and, all in all, it’s a lovely place to spend the day – especially if the sun is shining.

spavellous tips

Parking can be a challenge, so consider alternative travel. And definitely book in advance.

If you’re up for something a little different, we recommend trying the Bamboo Massage – this deep tissue massage that uses heated bamboo canes and it’s only offered by a handful of spas in the UK.

spa-goers say

The food was amazing – lovely place for a chilled lunch with friends

It’s fun watching people swim by while you’re having lunch

Loved the Lido spa products they give you for your naked shower



Bristol Lido, Clifton, Bristol


Photo credit: Bristol Lido
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