Please note our writers reviewed the following hotels prior to the coronavirus pandemic
Spas in the UK are now open, albeit with reduced treatment menus, limited facilities and new measures in place to limit the spread of Covid-19. But even before the pandemic the spa-scape was constantly evolving. It wasn’t long ago that a spa meant a couple of pokey treatment rooms doing overpriced, mediocre massages and facials.
The UK once lagged way behind the likes of Austria, Germany, Italy and Hungary – countries where spa-going is part of the culture, and a steam, sauna and cold dip (often in the nude, men and women alike) is the natural thing to do before a pre-dinner G&T. But as our insatiable interest in wellness, fitness and, increasingly, mindfulness continues to grow, so has the offering in spa hotels across the UK. We round up some of the UK's best spa hotels we hope to see again very soon, from year-round rooftop spas in Yorkshire and natural pools overlooking the Cornish coastline, to the thermal spa waters of Bath.
At the time of writing, all hotels were open, with limited facilities. Always check directly with the hotel before booking or travelling.