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Top 10 Christmas spa breaks

As we countdown to Christmas the festive spirit spreads to our massages and facials, so here are our top 10 spa breaks with that extra bit of sparkle…


Bishopstrow House and Spa, Wiltshire

One of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire, it’s set in 27 acres of stunning grounds alongside the River Wylye. This award-winning hotel dates back to 1736, has a Christmas is Coming Spa Day for two spa package now available, that includes a Christmas Candle Light Rasul Ritual, a choice of one treatment (either a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage or a Relaxing ELEMIS Facial), a choice of two course lunch and a glass of Champagne or a festive afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne and full use of spa facilities.



Hellaby Hall Hotel & Spa, South Yorkshire

A 17th century manor house, sensitively converted to a four-star hotel and set amongst picturesque gardens, Hellaby Hall Hotel & Spa now has a delectable Festive Spa & Party Night Package ready to enjoy with friends. It includes one night’s bed and breakfast, a three course dinner or two course buffet, a party night (contact us to find out more about events), a choice of one 25 minute treatment from a facial, back massage, manicure or pedicure, complimentary refreshments and full use of spa facilities. Just what we need to start the holiday season.



Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire

A wonderful Grade II listed stately home retreat in Staffordshire that is proud to blend period style with modern luxury and an attentive service. Hoar Cross Hall’s Winter Wonderland Escape offers you one night’s bed and breakfast, an à la Carte dinner, a glass of Mulled Wine on arrival, a welcome drink and introduction to the hotel, spa and gym, a choice of one 40-minute signature winter treatment from a Winter Rescue Facial, Body Blitz Back Massage or Merry Geleration Polish for fingers or toes, as well as a three course lunch in the Seventh Heaven Restaurant and full use of the spa facilities.



Penha Longa Resort, Portugal

Some resorts have a lot going on and Penha is one of them. Located within a 545-acre national Park on the southern Sintra Mountains, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful location which encompasses the luxurious hotel and spa. The ideal place to start the New Year, their Two Night New Year Special includes two nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Forest View room complete with bed and breakfast basis. Guests will enjoy a New Year’s dinner at the Arola Restaurant including access, after midnight, to the Coroa Ballroom at Penha Longa Monastery, as well as full use of the facilities.



Dolce CampoReal, Portugal

A luxury resort conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal is tucked away while still being close to all of Lisbon’s offerings. Their Two Night New Year’s Special spa break is now available and includes two nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Room, on a bed and breakfast basis, as well as a welcome drink in the Wellington Bar followed by the New Year’s Eve dinner buffet and party, which includes the open bar starting at midnight and New Year’s supper with sparkling wine. You also enjoy access to the water circuit at Divine by RitualSPA, the indoor heated pool and 24-hour fitness centre.



Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel, Derbyshire

Sitting at the heart of Kegworth Village, the Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel has a newly opened Marco’s New York Italian by Marco Pierre White alongside the Reeds Health Club and Spa. This Christmas they are offering a Fawlty Towers Murder Mystery Christmas Spa Break, which includes one night’s bed and breakfast, entry to the Fawlty Towers Murder Mystery including live music, a choice of one 25 minute treatment from either a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, a Mini Facial, a Tranquility Scalp Massage, a St Tropez Spray Tan, or a File, Shape and Paint on fingers or toes, as well as full use of the leisure facilities.



Hallmark Hotel & Spa Manchester, Manchester

Recently refurbished, this four star hotel and spa is surrounded by leafy grounds and for Christmas they are offering 10% off with their Christmas Party Spa Offer. The break is for a minimum of two people and includes one night’s bed and breakfast, entry into Christmas Party Nights with a three course dinner and party, as well as a choice of one 25 minute treatment choosing from a manicure, pedicure, Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage or a facial, and full use of the facilities.



The Belfry, Birmingham

Twixmas at this hotel in the Warwickshire countryside is a relaxing affair amongst contemporary facilities. The festive retreat includes one night’s bed and breakfast, a Fire and Ice experience and full use of the spa facilities, with 10% discount on any additional pre-booked treatment. Merry Christmas!



Castlemartyr Resort, Ireland

Surrounded by the most spectacular location and elegant building, Castlemartyr Resort’s Thursday Twilight Evening Special is the perfect mid week treat before Christmas. The spa day includes a 30-minute ESPA treatment from a choice of an ESPA Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, an ESPA Facial or an ESPA Salt and Oil Exfoliation, and full access to the spa between 5-9pm for use of the water lounge including vitality pool, sauna, steam room and experience shower.



Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, Devon

A five star hotel in an Elizabethan country house, where the spa takes advantage of the spectacularly relaxing surroundings, the Three Night Christmas Break is a three night retreat that includes bed and breakfast, then on 24th December you are welcomed with mulled wine, cream tea, live music from 4pm and Christmas carols at 7pm, a three course murder mystery dinner and evening entertainment by the Candlelight Theatre Company. On 25th December start breakfast with Champagne, followed by a Champagne reception with canapés, a five course Christmas lunch, a selection of teas, cakes and mince pies, a quiz and call my bluff wine game, and a buffet dinner with late night music. On 26th December enjoy breakfast, a festive afternoon tea, a live falconry presentation, a four course black tie dinner complete with extra magic and live jazz, and on 27th December relax after breakfast with full use of the spa facilities.


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