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Top 10 spa hotels and spa breaks for a long weekend

Hello summer! For some of us this time of year means taking a good long holiday, but others of us prefer a long weekend or two to really make the most of our annual leave. For those looking to turn multiple weekends into mini holidays, these are the spa breaks for long weekends this summer…

Blue Harbour Health Club and Spa at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London

Chelsea Harbour Hotel

You don’t need to travel far to get a seaside long weekend. Chelsea Harbour Hotel is beautifully positioned on the marina with charming views of the water and boats bobbing in residence. It is easily accessible to and from the city by transport links including a boat ride along the river, taking in views of Westminster as you go. Head there for a two night break including exceptional dinner for an elegant escape without any long journeys to worry about.


Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa, Derbyshire

Head to Derbyshire for a two night escape or long weekend with a botanical theme as the country house hotel and its charming spa join forces for a floral interlude. Couples delight in the romance of the 19th century manor house and its elegant style as well as the pretty vintage stylings of the Garden Secret Spa. Relax together in the blossom steam room and herbal sauna before dozing off in the serenity sleep lounge.

Book a spa break at Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa

Macdonald Hotels, Nationwide

With spa hotels across the UK that guarantee beautiful standards and facilities that welcome couples, friends and families alike, Macdonald Hotels have an exclusive Ultimate Spa-cation Break that’s perfect for summer stays. Stay for two days and enjoy everything from sumptuous meals to afternoon teas and two 55 minute treatments each.

Book a spa break at Macdonald Hotels

Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire

This dreamy country house hotel is the sort of place you will want to stay forever, but two nights will do nicely. A red brick dream, it has an adult only spa and everything here is about luxury. Feel like a queen as you roam the Elizabethan property’s 50 acres. Play croquet and boules on the lawn. Then indulge in the world-class treatments that have earned them multiple awards for their contemporary spa.

Book a spa break at Hoar Cross Hall

Q Hotels, Nationwide

Whether it’s a last minute getaway or an easy going spa break that you’ve been waiting for all year, Q Hotels is the kind of cost effective escape where you can be guaranteed excellent spa treatments. Their Two Night Spa Break is a nationwide offer complete with dinner, three treatments each and plenty of time to laze by the pool.


Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Essex

Give health and wellbeing a complete once over in a place where everything is always a delight. Lifehouse Spa and Hotel is wonderful at any time of the year, but in the summer it’s a chance to spend time in its magnificent and historic gardens, enjoy the literal fruits from the grounds, and even when sitting inside take in the wonderful views through all those enormous windows. An adult only escape, it’s all about feeling your very best, whether you’re simply enjoying the environment or addressing a health concern.

Book a spa break at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel

Redworth Hall Hotel, County Durham

Created from a Jacobean manor house dating back to 1693 and a family home until 1950, Redworth Hall Hotel is now a four star hotel where families and friends are always welcome. Kids can roam in the gardens while adults enjoy the romance of the historic property. There are tennis courts, crazy golf and Frisbee golf. Plenty of reasons to spend a couple of days and nights over a long weekend enjoying a beautiful location.

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Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa, New Forest

Careys Manor is a luxurious hotel where attention is paid to every detail, while SenSpa is a unique spa experience unlike any other in the UK. Inspired by authentic Thai wellbeing practices, everything from the hotel’s signature relaxing tea to the treatments that are designed in-house, and the therapists who are traditionally trained in Thai spa practices, make it an exceptional wellbeing experience where one night is just simply not enough but a long weekend will be perfect.


Ockenden Manor, West Sussex


This romantic boutique hotel brings together historic accommodation in Elizabethan style for a long weekend, as well as a contemporary eco spa experience. In particular in the summer months, guests delight in swimming from the inside out into the gardens in the pools that use natural spring water. Meanwhile, you’re never far from beautiful gardens in the glass fronted spa which enjoys lots of natural light.

Book a spa break at Ockenden Manor

Rowhill Grange Hotel, Kent

Perched on a hill overlooking 15 acres of private grounds, this award-winning adult only hotel and spa was once a summer house. Now converted into a beautiful escape favoured by couples and small groups of friends, it’s got a boutique vibe but with 16 treatment rooms it’s also a great place to have a good catch up in style.


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