Ruthin Castle Hotel
At a glance
Hotel Spa Venue
The venue offers a unique spa experience in the grounds of a historic hotel.
At 700 years old, albeit with a few later modifications, the building retains its sense of regal charm and with parts counted as Ancient Monuments the owners are careful to conserve it.
The hotel is surrounded by acres of woodland and gardens and is nestled between the Welsh Coast and Snowdonia.
The location and history make for a very romantic escape, and the venue is also licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, catering to up to 120 people.
Bertie’s serves local ingredients and has been awarded two AA Rosettes, while the castle also hosts Medieval banquets for an alternative twist.
The Medieval banquets that are hosted at the castle provide a historic dimension to the group spa experience.
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Spa & Leisure
Every now and again you come across a spa experience that is entirely different to any other, and that was certainly the goal at Ruthin Castle’s The Moat. Inspired by Finnish, Russian and Siberian experiences, the spa is an indoor/outdoor experience in the grounds of a medieval castle. Outdoor facilities include a sauna and cocoon seats swinging from the trees – please note that outdoors is booked and paid for separately. Indoors there are more mineral rich hot tubs, thermal rooms, five treatment rooms, a VIP couple’s room with a copper bath and private steam room, and a make up and nail studio complete with king-size loungers. Additionally there is a mud rasul using Welsh mud, but this is booked and paid for separately. The treatments are equally unique as well – all bespoke and using ESPA products, the collection includes Detoxifying Body Wraps, Relaxing salt & oil scrubs and Skin Solution Facials. The product houses used at the spa include the high-end brands such as Jessica, Gelish, and Bare Minerals.
Hotel & Accommodation
The castle itself was built for Edward I in 1277, with later owners including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Although large parts were destroyed in the 17th century, today the 54 bedroom venue still boasts a historic charm as it nestles between in acres of parkland beside the Clwydian Range in North Wales. Meanwhile, the four star rooms are all uniquely decorated and densely textured, with detailed wallpaper and fabrics in six categories from Castle Rooms to the Prince of Wales suite. Bertie’s is the main restaurant – named for Edward VII’s nickname amongst family. Overseen by Chef Darren Shenton-Morris, they serve an a la carte menu using local ingredients and has been awarded two AA Rosettes as proof of its culinary success. For lighter meals and afternoon tea next to a carved stone fireplace there is also the Library Bar, and a series of lounges and terraces as well. To really take advantage of the historic location however, Ruthin Castle hosts Medieval banquets, adding an alternative twist to group breaks.
Ruthin Regal Escapefrom £120per person
One Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: Back, Neck & shoulder massage, Exfoliating Body Polish, Pedicure or Manicure, light lunch, full use of the facilities, use of a towel, robe & slippers provided.
One Night Deluxe Breakfrom £130per person
One Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, 1 x 60 minute treatment including: ESPA Detoxifying Aromatherapy Massage, ESPA Detox Body Wrap, light lunch, robes, towels and slippers and full use of the facilities.
Express Spa Day - 37% Offfrom £25per person
Includes choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from Back, neck & shoulder massage, ESPA Personalised Express Facial OR Mini manicure or mini pedicure, Use of the indoor Spa facilities, towel, robe & slippers provided.
The Moat Spa Outdoor Celebration Experience - 22% Offfrom £35per person
Includes choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from A mini manicure, mini pedicure, back, neck & shoulder massage OR an ESPA Personalised Express Facial, a glass of Prosecco each, Use of the indoor and Exclusive use of the Outdoor Sauna Tent.
Requires a minimum of 8 people to book, maximum number of guests to book at one time is 18
Summer Radiance - 32% Offfrom £50per person
Includes a choice of 2 treatments from 25 minute ESPA Exfoliating Body Polish, 25 minute ESPA Express Skin Radiance Facial, 30 minutes Jessica File & polish for the hands or toes, 25 minute Back, neck & shoulder massage, one course Light Lunch, a glass of refreshing Pimms, Use of the indoor spa facilities, towel, robe & slippers provided.
Summer Escape Spa Day - 28% Offfrom £55per person
Includes 25 minute Back, neck & shoulder massage, 25 minute ESPA Express Facial, Afternoon Tea, Use of the indoor spa facilities, Use of towel, robe & slippers.
Retreat Spa Day For Two - 47% Offfrom £136for 2 people
Includes The use of the VIP Couples Suite for 60 minutes prior to treatments - which includes a Copper Bath Ritual with ESPA Bath Oils and a steam shower, 85 minutes ESPA Back, face & scalp Treatment, light lunch and a glass of wine, Use of the indoor Spa facilities, towel, robe & slippers provided.
The Ultimate Spa Day - 16% Offfrom £162per person
Includes 25 minute ESPA Salt & oil Scrub, 55 minutes ESPA Aromatherapy full body massage, 55 minute ESPA Skin Solutions Facial, 75 minutes Jessica Deluxe Manicure, Light lunch & a glass of wine, Use of the indoor Spa facilities, towel, robe & slippers provided.