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

Cowley Manor and C-Side Spa

Fancy a country house spa hotel with a difference? Where you can relax in stylish luxury in the heart of the Cotswolds, bathe in heated indoor and outdoor pools and kick back in a cool cobalt bar? Design-forward Cowley Manor Experimental is calling.

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Monkey Island and the Floating Spa

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.

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Outdoor pool at Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor

Whatley Manor is a treat of a Cotswolds country house hotel with gorgeous gardens, fabulous food and a serene spa. With a friendly atmosphere and exceptional attention to detail its the perfect place for a restorative rural retreat.

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30m outdoor pool at The Nici with trees behind

The Nici

Sometimes a spa hotel comes along that offers something a little different – whether it’s location, facilities, or aesthetic. In the case at the newly refurbed Nici, it’s all of the above. Spavellous checked in to check it out.

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Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa

Location, Location Spacation! Perched above one of the loveliest sandy beaches in the UK, Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa near St. Ives offers luxurious coastal comfort, stylish spa relaxation and fabulous dining options, all with cracking views of the beautiful bay.

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Indoor spa swimming pool with large window at one end overlooking grounds

Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa

Looking for somewhere a little different to enjoy the finer things in life? 16th century Boringdon Hall in Devon boasts a modern spa and a Michelin star as well as suites with their own hot tub.

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pink apple blossom in the sunshine

Heckfield Place and The Bothy spa

Calling all Londoners who like the finer things in life. Heckfield Place is your perfect not-too-far luxury country house escape, with fabulous food and a serene new spa and wellness space, The Bothy.

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Claridge’s Spa

One of the most anticipated spa openings of the century. Claridge’s new spa, in the heart of London, is everything you’d expect from this iconic luxury hotel and more.

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The Newt in Somerset

Looking for a real treat of a country escape? super-stylish country house hotel, The Newt in Somerset, delights with food, stunning gardens, stylish decor and a fabulous new spa.

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Dormy House

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.

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The Ned

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.

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Rudding Park

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.

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Thyme

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…

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Aqua Sana, Longleat

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.

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