Three Graces Spa at Grantley Hall

The lowdown

From the second you arrive at the grand gates of Grantley Hall, you know you’re in for a treat. Grantley Hall’s a lovingly restored Palladian gem of a hotel with gorgeous grounds, luxurious bedrooms and just-right service. Not to mention the serene Three Graces Spa and state-of the-art gym.

Guests are spoilt for choice with four dining options, including the Michelin-starred Shaun Rankin at Grantley Hall. And, the Three Graces spa, while not huge, has top-end facilities and treatments. An all-round great choice for a relaxing retreat or special occasion escape.

Spavellous for

couples, wellness seekers, spa day, afternoon tea, foodies, luxury, special occasion, fitness fans.

Spa info

The spa and wellness offering at Grantley Hall is made up of the serene Three Graces Spa, and the high-tech Elite Gym, so it’s perfect whether your spa goal’s to relax and unwind, or tone and hone. Spa facilities are smart and well-designed with ambient lighting, comfy loungers, and plenty of fluffy towels. The restful spa lounge provides refreshing juices and light lunches and opens on to an inviting terrace.

The spa’s emphasis is on holistic wellbeing, incorporating elements of ancient Greek, Indian and Chinese wellbeing philosophies into its spa menu. The expert therapists focus on achieving balance in mind and body, and treatments are tailored to each guest, creating ‘wellness journeys’ based on current needs. And, you don’t have to be staying at Grantley Hall to enjoy the spa – day guests can enjoy a Full Three Graces Spa Day or Twilight Spa experience.

Spa and fitness facilities include:

• 18 m indoor pillared pool

• Indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool

• Outdoor hot tub

• Sauna

• Steam room

• Snow room – an alternative to a cold plunge pool or ice bucket

• Elegant Spa lounge

• Outdoor terrace

• Elite Luxury gym with state-of-the-art fitness and wellness equipment including a 3D body scanner, cryotherapy chamber and underwater treadmill

Children’s swimming times – 1 hour in the morning and afternoon

Treatment highlights

Three Graces Spa offers an impressive range of treatments, from full body rituals, massage, and facials to treatments for hands and feet, plus holistic treatments. Therapists are highly trained and offer treatments by ila and Natura Bissé, as well as those using their own spa product range. The spa also offers therapies suitable for people who are receiving cancer treatment, and for pregnancy after the first trimester.

If you’re a facial fan, the signature High Performance Wave Facial includes use of an LED facial mask and delivers a good foot massage too. For the more massage inclined, the rhythmic Kundalini massage is a fabulously restorative full body treatment. Or, if you like your massage a little firmer, the Quirosport Body Massage should hit the spot and is particularly popular with male guests.

rooms

There are 47 luxurious rooms and suites decked out with marble bathrooms and overlooking the well-groomed gardens. Rooms in the original mansion building reflect the historical opulence, while the 21 rooms in the new Fountains Wing are more contemporary and are the accommodation of choice if the spa’s the star for your stay.

If you’re really pushing the boat out, you might want to save up for the uber-luxe Presidential or Royal Suite.

wining & dining

Foodies are spoilt for choice at Grantley Hall with its four excellent dining options and stylish bars.

Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin’s restaurant offers haute gastronomy in grand surroundings. Here you can indulge in the ten-course tasting menu, which takes you on a perfectly executed culinary journey, without having to leave the comfort of your velvet throne. And, of course, you can accompany your tour with fine wine – really fine wine if the mood or occasion demands.

Bar and Restaurant at Eighty-eight is a stylish experiential explosion of colour and flavour, offering a fusion of Asian flavours and fresh local ingredients. The restaurant’s set against a backdrop of the pretty Japanese Garden, and has a fun energy, partially fuelled by the creative cocktails on offer.

Fletchers Restaurant is the go-to for upmarket hearty British fayre. With its Scottish baronial vibe, Fletchers overlooks the garden and is a popular choice for flavourful locally-inspired dishes.

The most recent addition is The Orchard, a flexible pop-up-turned-permanent heated outdoor space that reinvents itself depending on the season (and any curveball pandemic requirements). Currently ‘Apres’, a chic alpine space serving chalet classics like cheese fondue and mulled wine.

Finally, there’s Valeria’s bar. We love a spa with a decadent bar and Valeria’s definitely ticks that box. With more than a nod to the partying twenties this glamorous Champagne and cocktail bar makes you feel a million dollars whether you’re sipping on Moet or a mojito, and it does some great alcohol-free options too.

why so spavellous?

Grantley Hall and the Three Graces Spa has a holistic wow factor and succeeds in delivering everything from decadent décor to fabulous food and a superb spa. The grounds are beautiful, and service is impeccable. The spa is a thoughtfully designed, serene space and helps to maintain exclusivity by limiting group bookings to a maximum of four people.

A stay at Grantley Hall doesn’t come cheap – you get an over the top experience at over the top prices – but you get what you pay for, so it’s a good choice for a memorable special treat.

spavellous tips

The hotel offers valet parking so maybe treat your car to a quick whip round with the hoover before you arrive

Book a deluxe double in the new Fountain Wing for near access to the spa and a more contemporary feel

Remember to factor in children’s swim time – an hour every morning and afternoon

spa-goers say

‘We were blown away by our huge room which was fit for royalty’

‘I’ve been to a few luxury spa hotels – this is definitely the best so far’

‘my treatment was amazing and I left feeling like I was floating on air’

‘expensive but SO worth it’

‘My boyfriend loved the state of the art kit like the body scanner, cryotherapy chamber and underwater treadmill’

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Grantley Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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