Romance might be in their air on 14th, but on 13th it’s all about celebrating those unbreakable bonds with your besties, and what better way than with a group spa getaway?
With their exclusive three bedroom woodland lodge in the grounds of the Hertfordshire based hotel, Needham House Hotel is an easy-to-get-to mini break near London. Here, groups of friends can indulge in the hammam, lounge in the relaxation area, luxuriate in a treatment or two and finish it all off with a spot of gin tasting for good measure.
Bring on the chocolate making and the belly dancing classes – this luxurious cottage in the Kent countryside is a haven of pampering and relaxation with panoramic views that add to the sense of tranquility. Guests can stay in The ‘Shirehouse’ Log Cabin, The Garden Suite or the Green Room, but with each you are guaranteed a bespoke experience where you bring a bottle and treat it like home with extra frills.
Taking the luxury spa experience to a whole new level, Galgorm Resort and Spa is a decadent hotel in 163 acres of lush parkland. While it’s a romantic destination, its plethora of facilities including the ‘Beltane Experience’ where you relax around a sunken fire before enjoying a dip in the 12 man hot tub make it a group getaway with extra wow factor.
Surrounded by 500 acres of gardens, Stapleford Park is a country estate in Leicestershire that has played host to royalty. Within the grounds the hotel has the luxurious collection of spectacularly designed cottages to stay in – perfect for groups and an extra touch of privacy, particularly for hen parties.
With a whopping 23 treatment rooms including a hammam chamber and rasul room, Whittlebury Hall is an all-singing, all-dancing spa experience that sits alongside a buzzing hotel that hosts regular tribute and party nights for kitsch and colourful evenings out.
Stylishly renovated and well known for its sweeping array of facilities and things to do. A favourite spa destination of Denise van Outen, who hailed it as the ultimate girly spa break for all, saying: “for my friend and our two seven year old daughters it was real girly time… there’s mini golf for the kids, so while we had massages our other halves took the girls to play… there’s always something going on so you can stay there and never leave thanks to things like the live music, the buzzing clubhouse and three golf courses.”
In Edinburgh city centre, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel enjoys views of the Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat – the highest point in Edinburgh, due to its proximity to Holyrood Park. It’s also perfectly placed for exploring the city’s shops and restaurants for a cultural mini break of good food, good company and spa treatments to unwind with as well.
With dual treatment rooms so you can chatter as you slip into a treatment induced haze, Gomersal Park Hotel is a dreamy escape around 15 minutes from Leeds with a pool, hydrotherapy pool, a foot spa, saunas, steam room, experience showers. There is also two relaxation rooms and lots of space that’s perfect for groups of around eight friends looking to escape.
Carden Park is perfect for groups looking for something different – their activity packages need a minimum of six people involved so grab all your pals! They have two relax rooms and a ‘chatty room’, perfect for those mates you need a catch up with.
An easy 45 minutes from central London, Down Hall Hotel is serene and characterful, and while it’s got all the markings of a romantic hotel, it’s also a dream for friends looking to treat themselves to afternoon tea, a game of giant chess, and a luxury ESPA treatment (or two). They also offer a super cute Girls Night In spa break with a decadent three course dinner and a glass of bubbles.