Thermae Bath Spa

The lowdown

An impressive and unique day spa with a large roof-top pool in the centre of beautiful, historic Bath. The spa’s wow factor is the open-air pool with its stunning views across the city, and the chance to bathe in Bath’s natural thermal waters. The spa also has a second, indoor spa pool with a ‘lazy river’ and there are various packages on offer with combinations of spa, treatments, and lunch.

Spavellous for

City break, friends, spa on a budget, solo spa, sightseeing, group spa, history-lovers, couples.

Spa info

With its three floors of spas and relaxation, Thermae Bath Spa is a great place to spend a 2 hour ‘Thermae Aqua’ spa session, enjoying the naturally-occurring thermal spring water, that’s been associated with wellbeing in the city for many centuries. The session includes use of towel, robe & flip-flops and access to:

• Open-air Rooftop Pool – where you can spa among the spires, just hanging out in the spa water or enjoying the jets and bubbly seats • The Minerva pool – a large indoor pool with mineral-rich waters, massage jet, whirlpool and lazy river • Wellness Suite – a more recent addition with: two large steam rooms, infrared room, ‘celestial relaxation room’, ice chamber and multi-sensory ‘experience showers’

Treatment highlights

Thermae Bath Spa has a good range of treatments, ranging from Hot Stones and Bamboo Massages to Signature Treatments like the full body treat that is the Roman Trilogy, incorporating a fragrant body scrub, an enriching massage massage and a revitalising rose facial. There are also pregnancy treatments and couples massages, and all treatments have to be booked alongside a 2-hour session in the main spa. Oh, go on then – if we must.

rooms

Nope – day spa only

wining & dining

The spa has its own café restaurant, Springs, serving lightish bites and drinks.  Dress code is spa robe chic and all food and drink purchases are put onto a SmartBand, which you settle up when you leave.

why so spavellous?

The spacious rooftop pool with a bird’s eye view of beautiful Georgian Bath is unique, and good value, with packages ranging from £35 for 2-hour session.  It’s not ‘exclusive’ – the spa can often get quite busy – but there is something special about the rooftop pool and being able to enjoy Britain’s original natural thermal spa waters, like the Romans did.

spavellous tips

Book ahead – a Twilight Session lets you take in a day-to-night view of the city, starting at £50 for a 2 hour spa session plus dinner It’s worth arriving a little early as there’s often a bit of a queue  If you’re a visitor to Bath, why not stay at one of the many charming AirBnBs in the city, and book a session at Thermae? It’s likely to work out cheaper than a spa break at any of the dedicated spa hotels nearby.  And it’s great for a group visit (over 16s only)  

spa-goers say

‘LOVE the spa, the view and the free flip flops – but you definitely need to book ahead’ ‘The food’s good, the pool’s fab a and the view’s to die for’

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Thermae Bath spa, Bath Street, Bath – 7 minute walk from Bath Spa station

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