Whatever you do, your birthday is ultimately all about you and should leave you feeling truly special and loved. These are the luxurious UK spa hotels that are perfect for a truly special birthday celebration…
You would be hard pushed to find a spa experience more elegant and more exquisite than that at Rudding Park. In the historic town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, the country house hotel leaves no stone unturned when it comes to both old school and contemporary luxuries – Regency architecture, a private cinema and an award-winning restaurant for example.
In addition however, the 300 acres of parkland are also home to a brand new spa, set over three floors and providing a feast for the senses. On birthdays we suggest going all out, booking a session for you and a close friend or two in the Roof Top Spa and maybe even book the VIP treatment room complete with a feature copper bath.
Described by one spabreaker as ‘Disney for adults’, Hoar Cross Hall is a beautiful country house hotel complete with an exceptional adult only spa. Set in the confines of a stately home dating back to 1871, the hotel is romantic and stylish, offering 21st century hospitality alongside old world charm.
Its 50 acres of grounds offer an array of genteel activities ranging from tennis to Tai Chi, while the spa offers a complete range of health and wellbeing facilities befitting the modern traveller, including (but not limited to) a 26-metre saltwater vitality pool, a Snooze Room and a Nordic heat and ice suite.
For those looking to escape without long travel distances from London, or to combine escapism and wellbeing with a night on the town, Hilton London Soon Park really offers the best of all worlds. In the grounds of the Duke of Northumberland’s 200-year-old estate, the hotel is a short car journey from Hounslow Underground stations.
However, as you go up the lengthy driveway you could easily be in the middle of the countryside. Inside, it is a thoroughly glitzy and modern hotel, a style that continues into the Kallima Spa, a spacious and seductive environment offering peace and quiet as well as cutting edge treatments.
A spectacular fusion of old and new, Rockliffe Hall has a reputation as a superb hotel where attention is paid to all the details, and the setting is perfect for a romantic birthday getaway. It is also home however to a beautiful, and recently updated, contemporary spa.
An opulent 50,000 square feet, the spa has everything from a hydro-pool to a 20-metre leisure pool, sound-wave therapy beds, a thermal bathing suite complete with a tepidarium, caldarium, roman and heat saunas, tropicarium, and an ice fountain. It is a true and complete wellness experience combined with the luxury of a top hotel, and all surrounded by beautiful gardens as well.
Providing a slightly different pace, Whittlebury Hall has everything you need to celebrate your birthday with friends – it is the quintessential group venue. Beautiful and extensive grounds provide the setting, and it still has a country house hotel vibe, but contemporary rooms and suites are spacious, and the spa and leisure facilities are huge.
The thermal suite is the main draw card for groups with plenty of space in facilities that include an aromatherapy crystal steam, caldarium, experience showers, foot spas, a hydrotherapy pool, ice cave, roman salt steam, sanarium and tepidarium. There are also 23 treatment rooms, so you and your friends can all be pampered at the same time, and the hotel also offers regular tribute and party nights to bring the whole experience together in fun and flirty (often nostalgic – Take That 2 anyone?) style.
In the heart of Liverpool, Maya Blue Wellness is located on the docks in Liverpool, which makes it perfect for preparing (or recovering) after a night out in this buzzing city. A subterranean sanctuary under an old rum factory, the spa is a seductive and peaceful space that’s all about relaxing.
Under stylish brick arches you can recline in a variety of relaxation spaces and experience the hydrotherapy pool and foot baths before indulging in a purifying treatment from the Irish organic product line VOYA, famed for its use of natural seaweed. It’s perfect for a birthday treat with your partner or one or two good friends.
Taking things up a gear, Brookslands Spa Hotel is named for its proximity to the famous race track next door, and as such has brought elements of its racing heritage into the hotel experience as well. The hotel and spa are both ultra modern, and bring a sense of fun to your stay that is particularly fitting for a birthday.
Take for example their Girls’ Night In spa breaks, which include a selection of movies and ice cream for you and your friends, and can also be upgraded to an ‘80s or ‘90s theme with thoughtful additions such as retro penny suites, the use of a ghetto blaster and Polaroid camera, cocktails and games.
One of London’s most stylish destinations, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch is definitely for the fashionable at heart. The impressive architecture of the hotel gives you an idea of what you will find inside – innovation and an emphasis on the details.
Inside, it’s cool, calm and sophisticated with an Asian-inspired and London-infused vibe. The spa is all about the founder’s fundamental belief in the health benefits of stretching, so their signature Nobu Zen treatments are a must. Fitness facilities are all about the latest trends, including a 10-Megaformer™ Studio, and of course, the experience would not be complete without dinner in the hotel’s Nobu restaurant.
Sympathetically renovated over the last few years under the careful guidance of its new owners, Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa is a country house hotel that’s just had a serious makeover. Already winning awards left, right and centre, it is a luxurious experience that has really thought about everything it offers.
Design and service are exemplary, and the spa, which has been the focal point of updates has a vintage botanical theme that provides lovely details such as a blossom steam room and a sauna with woodland views. The spa welcomes small groups and parties, offering dedicated services such as hair and make-up, but it’s fundamentally a really romantic escape with a a luxurious private couple’s suite and a unique collection of tailored therapies using fragrant lotions and potions for body.
A shamelessly decadent hotel and spa, Trump Turnberry is a hotel that dates back to 1906, but it has been given a spectacular modern update in recent years. It is spacious both inside and out, looking out onto its own famous golf course and the rugged Scottish coastline beyond.
In the spa its facilities are equally extensive, and so the hotel is perfect for both a romantic escape on your birthday or one to visit with a whole group of friends for an all-singing, all-dancing weekend of celebrations.
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