Perhaps one of the best known names in the spa industry, and one of the most recognised brands, Decleor was founded more than 40 years ago in 1974 in Paris. It is known as a leader in the field of aromatherapy, using natural and exclusively manual techniques, and here are 10 of Spabreaks.com’s favourite spas offering some of the most beautiful Decleor spa treatments…
Sketchley Grange Hotel, Leicestershire
This elegant country house hotel combines welcoming hospitality with relaxing spa experiences. Four stars and charming surroundings greet you, while the spa brings a little nostalgic Mediterranean elegance to your wellbeing break. Complete with a 17 metre pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and solarium, they offer a range of spa treatments using a combination of Decléor, Dermalogica, CACI, and St Tropez products, whether you're in the mood for a facial, a manicure or Hopi Ear Candling.
Donnington Valley, Berkshire
A firm favourite amongst our award-winning spa destinations, Donnington Valley is well known for doing everything to perfection. The hotel is glamorous, the food is superb, the location is both charming and convenient. They have a particular reputation for their superb wine, and then there's the spa. The spa is a destination in its own right, with views over their famous golf course setting the relaxing scene. There's a gym, a fitness studio, an 18-metre pool, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room, a relaxation area and a sun terrace. However, the real magic happens in the treatments, where therapists use Decleor products for face and body therapies, make-up by Delilah, and Jessica for manicures and pedicures.
Eastwell Manor, Kent
If you're looking for wow-factor, look no further than Eastwell Manor in Kent. The luxury hotel is complete with a Champneys Spa, expertly combining the best of luxury and wellbeing. The hotel is set within a romantic Elizabethan manor house surrounded by 62 acres of gardens. Guests can choose from a choice of rooms spread across the main house and more contemporary buildings within the grounds. Spa guests often prefer the cottages where they can spend time along sipping champagne in a private hot tub. The spa is adult-only and is in its own building on the estate, and is home to a beautiful outdoor pool, cabanas to rest in, a hydro pool, sauna and steam room. Treatments use a combination of Elemis, Decleor and Champneys' own products. Wellness isn't confined to the spa either - there are lots of activities available across the property, ranging from falconry to tennis, croquet to a walk around the gardens.
Homefield Grange, Northamptonshire
Somewhere to turn your phone off and truly unwind, the Living Well Spa at Homefield Grange invites you to a retreat within a gorgeous farmhouse and surrounded by countryside. Stay in the rustic and welcoming property where there are just 13 rooms decorated in contemporary style, and spend evenings enjoying healthy, plant-based dishes whipped up in the kitchen and free from all stimulants - even the water is purified. The spa is the domain of Naturopath Suzanne Peck, who has created an all-encompassing experience. Guests spend time doing yoga and Nordic walking, before enjoying unusual treatments like an Egyptian Sand Treatment and magnetic loungers. Therapies are a combination of detox and pampering, using spa brands Decleor, Pevonia and the 100% organic range, Made For Life Organics.
Old Thorns Hotel & Resort, Hampshire
A four-star hotel in the South Downs National Park, Old Thorns Hotel & Resort is a welcoming retreat with something for everyone. The hotel is reliably charming, complete with nine different room options ranging from a spacious four bedroom apartment to Superior Rooms or even their innovative Eco-pods. The spa on the other hand, is a purpose-built haven for health and wellbeing. There's a massive 26,000 sq foot gym overlooking the golf course, a wellness suite complete with a vast pool, sub-tropical bubble pool, steam room, sauna, foot spas and heated loungers, and a whopping 15 treatment rooms. Here, therapists use a delicious combination of Decléor, OPI, Sienna X spray tans and HD Brows.
The Imperial Torquay, Devon
Perched on the South Devon coastline, this 19th century Victorian hotel has an illustrious past having played host to the likes of Edward VII and Napoleon III across the centuries. Today, the four-star hotel welcomes guests to the South West holiday hot spot with restaurant views across the bay and a warm welcome for all. Groups of friends, families and couples delight in a dip in the pools or a game of tennis. There's a sauna, solarium, and Jacuzzi, and to top it all off a dedicated salon area where therapists offer a full range of face and body treatments using Decléor and Jessica products.
Ragdale Hall Spa, Leicestershire
In pristine grounds peppered with benches and garden swings as well as tennis courts, a pitch and putt, boules, and cycling, Ragdale Hall Spa is a specialist health spa with all the facilities including a candle pool, indoor/outdoor waterfall pools, whirlpool, aromatherapy scented colourflow cave, volcanic salt bath, rose sauna and experience showers. Meanwhile, well-informed staff use Elemis, Clarins and Decléor products in range of body treatments and facials as well as offering dry floatation therapy, reflexology, Reiki, acupuncture and OPI manicures and pedicures.
Lyon Quays, Shropshire
Lion Quays is beautifully situated, on the banks of Llangollen Canal. Set in 500 acres of parkland, the National Trust’s 13th century Chirk Castle is a popular tourist attraction, while guests stay at this former pub blessed with contemporary architecture and lots of natural light. The spa has 12 treatment rooms using Decléor, Natural Spa Factory, Jessica and Bare Minerals products and facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool a hydrotherapy pool, a whirlpool, a snow cave, a starlit livello steam room, a sauna, sanarium, rasul mud chamber, experience showers, sun meadow and a variety of relaxation lounges.
De Vere Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire
The Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel that plays home to De Vere Cotswold Water Park is, unsurprisingly given the name, surrounded by woodland, rivers, lakes and open countryside. A family friendly destination, spa facilities have a gym, spa hydro swimming pool surrounded by heated loungers, a sauna, experience shower, bucket shower, steam room, relaxation suite, mud rasul, dry floatation room and manicure stations. Treatments use Decleor and Jessica products and therapists provide a range of manicures and pedicures in the Champagne Nail Bar as well.
Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa, Surrey
With rooms in the original 15th century Tudor farmhouse, Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa is a romantic destination with an award-winning restaurant. The Amarna Spa is inspired and named after the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, and has been designed to reflect the famed beauty’s desire for peace and tranquillity. Spacious and light, it has a 16-metre swimming pool, cold temple shower, sauna, steam room and whirlpool alongside a variety of treatments which use Elemis and Decleor products.