Good things are made to be shared, and while spa experiences can be a real treat alone, they’re also something really special enjoyed with groups of friends or even colleagues. On hen dos, stag dos, bonding work trips, special occasions, or just because, these are the best spas and spa hotels for groups.
Champneys Tring, Hertfordshire
Champneys is perfect for anyone on any spa break with their array of facilities, treatments and group packages. It has a real history and reputation as a health spa, with lots of knowledge and beautiful food as well. However, with the breadth of facilities, treatment rooms and gorgeous grounds, it’s also an ideal health spa for groups of friends to embrace wellness together.
Appleby Manor Hotel and Garden Spa, Cumbria
Catering for up to eight people, making it ideal for small girly get togethers, The Garden Spa is a haven of relaxation. It includes a unique Aqua Thermal journey, comprising of heat experiences and the hydrotherapy pool. It’s really a place that’s all about quality time together.
The Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa, Lancashire
In a converted 18th century farmhouse is a unique experience with its own cobbled streets, craft shops, book sellers and antique shops. It’s self-sufficient in terms of entertainment and perfect for groups on a combined trip of relaxation and retail therapy.
Five Lakes Resort, Essex
In 320 acres of Essex countryside, Five Lakes Resort is brimming with activities. There’s space with eight tennis courts as well as badminton, squash, table tennis and a gym, a spa and multiple dining options. The resort is a great destination for groups, particularly with a manicure/pedicure room catering for up to seven people at a time.
Macdonald Berystede Hotel and Spa, Berkshire
With six treatment rooms, the spa at this historic manor house can accommodate up to 30 guests. It also welcomes families with designated swimming times for children in the pool, and beautiful grounds to run around in.
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Essex
Surrounded by 300 acres of rolling green countryside, the spa at Stoke by Nayland Hotel has a whopping 12 treatment rooms and a rasul. If you haven’t tried a rasul, is the perfect group spa treatment to have whilst putting the world to rights and having a good old natter.
Imagine Spa at Orton Hall, Cambridgeshire
Offering a tailored touch to hen parties and celebrations, Imagine Spa at Orton Hall is a contemporary addition to the 17th Century manor house in 20 acres of conservation parkland. Make sure you go for a wander around the grounds and then chill out in the large pool, sauna, steam room and Serail Mud Bath.
The Belfry, Birmingham
With a range of activities available as well as its own nightclub, The Belfry welcomes groups and hen parties in this beautiful North Warwickshire location. For keen golfers, the course is famed, and you can spend a blissful 90-minutes journeying through a series of hot and cold zoned areas designed to rejuvenate the senses in the spa.
The Spa at Carden, Cheshire
On a 1,000 acre estate, complete with its own vineyard, The Spa at Carden is a magnificent retreat, that's a joy as a day spa but also sitting alongside a marvellous hotel as well. The spa was purpose-built - it's adult-only, and vast in the extreme, spread over two stories. A partnership with Bollinger has resulted in a beautiful Champagne bar, signature spa treatments using herbs and grape juice harvested from their own grounds, and there's a 2,500 square metre spa garden that can be used all year round. There are indoor and outdoor thermal facilities, and a dedicated spa restaurant. That's all before you even get to the hotel.
Swinton Estate, North Yorkshire
This enchanting estate, with its magnificent country house hotel is a real oasis for groups enjoying quality time together. Surrounded by woodland and grounds, it offers luxury, tranquility, beauty and wellness, complete with a contemporary spa in the gardens. The estate stands at 20,000 acre from the River Ure in Wensleydale up onto the moors, and the hotel was once the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton. The spa on the other hand features a vast array of facilities, from yoga in the fresh air to an 18-metre lap pool surrounded by glass, an aroma steam room using seasonal natural fragrances and a Finnish sauna, a 10 metre outdoor natural pool, zoned relaxation rooms and a beauty cottage including a treatment room, manicure, pedicure and blow-dry bar.