The Spavellous List
Tried and Tested: The Best UK Spas of 2024
Every spa on the Spavellous List below has earned its place and been chosen by our independent experts.
We add new reviews on an ongoing basis and update the list every year to make sure it continues to feature the current spa and wellness crème de la crème. So you can choose your next spa visit with confidence and live your most Spavellous life.
So, what makes a Spavellous spa? They’re special places offering experiences that make you feel great, where:
the Spavellous List 2024
A unique island retreat on the river Thames, 5-star Monkey Island Estate offers smart rooms, generous riverside grounds and a floating spa. With spa treatments inspired by the Estate’s rich history and former resident monks, you’re bound to find something that floats your boat in this port-holed pamper pad.
Dormy House is a luxurious rural retreat with contemporary rooms, fine food, multi award-winning spa and a relaxed ambiance. And, if for some reason spending hours relaxing in a gorgeous spa, or lording it up in a luxury hotel, isn’t your thing, Dormy House offers a range of activities too, from axe throwing to duck herding.
An Art Deco delight in the heart of London, The Ned’s spa’s as stylish as you’d expect in one of the City’s coolest hotels. Dive in to the deco pool, work up a sweat in the sauna and steam rooms and get yourself muddier than a wet weekend at Glastonbury in the marble-clad hammam. But alas, you’ll have to sign up to become a Ned member to dip a toe in the exclusive roof top pool.
A stylish Grade1-listed country house hotel with a particularly impressive rooftop garden spa. Set in spacious grounds, with not one, but two ,golf courses to play with, this happy Harrogate(ish) hotel is a great choice for luxury-loving wellness seekers with a penchant for herbaceous hydro pool relaxation.
Fancy a stylish escape to the Cotswolds? where you can indulge in style, nature, local seasonal food, and a fab spa in equal measure? Where you can commune with the sheep, dip in the outdoor pool, enjoy holistic treatments with botanical products, learn how to make soap and leave with a warm feel-good feeling? Thyme awaits…
Sometimes a single pool, sauna and steam room is not quite enough. if you’re looking for somewhere where you can spend a few hours trying different spa experiences and just hanging out in your spa robe with your chosen spa buddy/buddies, Aqua Sana Longleat is the perfect choice.