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Amazing spa thermal suites to try in 2024

A thermal experience can be central to maximising your spa break, getting the most out of your treatments, and supporting your therapeutic goals. Here are some of our favourite thermal spas to try this year.

The Buxton Crescent Hotel

The Buxton Crescent Hotel is a five-star destination drawing on the spa heritage of the area and its healing waters. A landmark destination, it's achingly stylish, while the Ensana Buxton Crescent spa itself is integrated into the blissful surroundings and offers a beautiful range of thermal facilities. Under an exquisite stained glass canopy and surrounded by original wall tiles dating to 1924, start your journey by relaxing in the chemical-free pool filled with mineral rich waters. Then, journey through the wellness experience, travelling from heat to ice to prepare mind and body for a treatment or two using [COMFORT ZONE] products.

Thermal facilities to try

  • Bio-thermal sauna
  • CO2 mineral bath
  • Infra-red sauna
  • Finnish sauna
  • Multiple steam rooms
  • Salt caves
  • Ice fountain
  • Rooftop pool with two integrated Jacuzzi zones
Book a spa break at The Buxton Crescent Hotel

Whittlebury Hall

This welcoming four-star hotel is well known as a great group destination because of the scale of its facilities. The hotel has 254 rooms and suites and is surrounded by a popular golf course. Meanwhile, the spa is divided into general leisure facilities (gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi), while a vast thermal suite sits separately within the spa. This is where you can relax and unwind on your own or with friends, before a treatment in one of their 23 treatment rooms including a hammam chamber and rasul room (perfect for shared, self-administered therapies).

Thermal facilities to try

  • Aromatherapy crystal steam
  • Caldarium
  • Experience showers
  • Foot spas
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Ice cave
  • Roman salt steam
  • Sanarium
  • Tepidarium
Book a spa break at Whittlebury Hall

Hoar Cross Hall

An exquisite, five-star hotel in the Staffordshire countryside, Hoar Cross Hall is surrounded by 50 acres of gardens and invites you to enjoy a retreat in the exquisite Jacobean manor house. Stay in sumptuous rooms and suites, dine surrounded by William Morris wallpaper and Sienna marble mantelpieces, roam in the manicured gardens and spend time cycling, playing croquet, tennis, boules or trying your hand at archery. The spa itself is a feast of experiences, from jogging trails to a a 26-metre saltwater vitality pool. A favourite feature is the Snooze Room, and that's before you get to the range of therapies from Elemis and VOYA.

Thermal facilities to try

  • 26-metre saltwater vitality pool with two whirlpools
  • Plunge pool
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Saunariums
  • Body jets
  • Foot and shoulder massagers
  • Kneipp pools
  • Heated loungers
  • Snooze Room
  • Slumber Lounge
Book a spa break at Hoar Cross Hall

The Belfry

Famous for its golf facilities, The Belfry has been repeatedly praised for its warm welcome and array of things to do. The hotel is contemporary, with many of the rooms enjoying views of the golf course, and there are multiple restaurants and bars on site, offering something for different tastes and times of the day. Much like Whittlebury Hall, they have dedicated leisure facilities in The Belfry Club, while upstairs is Simply THE Spa - a luxurious wellness space. Centred on a 90-minute Fire and Ice thermal suite that rejuvenates the senses, followed by ESPA face and body treatments in 12 treatment rooms.

Thermal facilities to try

  • Fire and Ice thermal suite
  • Pool
  • Spa pools
Book a spa break at The Belfry

Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill Park has been setting the standard for five-star hotel and spa experiences for many years, and its crown remains firmly intact. The hotel has an international reputation for excellence, in a Tudor manor house that dates back to 1609, turned into an all-singing, all-dancing destination. Wake to views of gardens brimming with topiary, decorative ponds and waterfalls, and dine in two restaurants including The Latimer, which has a Michelin Star. The spa is a destination in its own right - at 45,000 sq. ft it's a world of wellbeing, from their own spa cafe to their ballroom pool with underwater music, their indoor and outdoor thermal pools and Natura Bissé ‘bubble’ treatments. There are 23 beautifully appointed treatment rooms, where therapists use Natura Bissé, Jessica Nails and Mii makeup.

Thermal facilities to try

  • An 18-metre open air pool
  • Outdoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Indoor hot tub
  • Outdoor Canadian hot tubs
  • Herbal saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Laconiums
  • Tepidarium
  • Ice igloo
  • Foot spas
  • Plunge pool
  • Drench bucket
  • Experience showers
Book a spa break at Pennyhill Park
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