From coast to countryside and the jaw dropping mountainous landscapes in between, spa hotels in Wales have pampering experiences for friends, families and couples alike. Giving you the inside track on the best spas and spa hotels in Wales, here’s our top 10…
A playground of a spa hotel that really and truly does have something for everyone, Celtic Manor is a celebrated spa and golf hotel in Wales. The spa is huge and phenomenal, it has a number of championship golf courses to its name, and it’s brimming with activities like GoApe for the whole family. That said, it is also a very high end, luxurious escape where everything is done to the height of hospitality goals.
A four star spa hotel in Wales with two PGA Championship golf courses and 650 acres of Welsh countryside surrounding it. The Vale Resort excels as a spa hotel for groups because of the sheer amount of space it has to offer. The spa in particular includes six relaxation zones – a water zone and an Indian-inspired sleep zone bedecked with lanterns and quilts for example. It also has 19 treatment rooms so friends can have spa treatments at the same time. The spa has also produced its own Maychang Halo product range for clients to enjoy at home, using Welsh sea salt.
Working exclusively with Spabreaks.com, The Warren Spa and Holiday Resort sits on the coast of North Wales with views over Cardigan Bay as well as vistas of breathtaking Snowdonia. Offering day spa facilities, it includes four tennis courts, three heated swimming pools, a climbing wall, gym, sauna, steam room and Elemis treatment area. It is also right next to its own private beach. Visitors to the area delight in nearby attractions such as sailing, dolphin and seal spotting, visits to Criccieth Castle and Porthor and the Whistling Sands Walk.
A romantic spa hotel within easy reach of beautiful Welsh beaches, Holm House is in a unique position overlooking the Bristol Channel. Sitting on the Penarth cliff tops, an area named by the Victorian’s as ‘The Garden by the Sea’, the boutique hotel has 12 individually designed rooms. There is a distinct seaside charm to the contemporary design. While the spa delivers a touch of Morocco by way of Paris in its La Sultane de Saba spa treatments. Inspired by beauty rituals and secrets that date back to the time of Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra, they harness Far East traditions with French refinement.
Constructed around an original 16th century building, The Corran Resort and Spa is surrounded by beautiful Carmarthenshire views. The hotel is superbly romantic and luxurious – very much the place for an indulgent week away with plenty of Champagne and afternoon tea. Meanwhile, the spa uses Aromatherapy Associates products in beautiful treatments like mud wraps and delicious salt mousse glows.
Set against the Gower and Carmarthenshire coastline, deep in the Welsh countryside, Stradey Park Hotel and Spa is perfectly located for a peaceful escape. Welcoming to families and groups of friends thanks to its size, it’s also an ideal destination for couples or mothers and daughters looking for a peaceful retreat. Particularly beautiful touches include the Welsh organic skincare range, Celtic Elements, used in spa treatments, as well as unique copper tub bathing rituals.
A modern spa hotel in Wales that has a particular reputation for its lovely spa treatments for pregnant mums to be, Park Plaza Cardiff is perfectly located to enjoy the city. Close to St David’s Shopping Centre, the historic Arcades and the likes of Cardiff Castle, it’s an award-winning hotel. As such it is complete with a large swimming pool and eight luxury spa treatment rooms where therapists use ESPA and Pevonia product lines.
A hotel in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, surrounded by endless views of countryside and its own 18 hole golf course. Bryn Meadows is a longstanding favourite of spa goers for its relaxed atmosphere and attention to detail. Superb for groups as well as couples, they are particularly good at offering beautiful spa treatments. A firm favourite are the seasonal mud rasuls which, again are particularly good for groups of friends or couples wanting to spend relaxed time together.
Looking out onto Welsh countryside and a spectacularly beautiful lake, Ramada Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel and Spa has phenomenal capacity. Taking groups of up to 20 people, it is ideal for a refined hen party or a birthday celebration. However, its historic credentials do also make it a treat for romantic spa breaks in Wales. Rooms are decorated in 16th century splendour. Many maintain original features from the 1610 building. Rumour also has it that two of Henry VIII’s wives stayed here once upon a time. Meanwhile, Cwrtium Spa channels Roman bath vibes and offers ESPA spa treatments.
Surrounded by 400 acres of parkland, the hotel looks onto an expanse of golf courses and Monmouthshire countryside. The building that dates back to the 14th century and retains monastic features, characteristic of the era. Tennis courts and jogging trails continue the outdoor activities, whilst inside there’s a gym, pool, sauna and steam room. Meanwhile, spa treatments use Decléor, Murad and St Tropez products for top to toe pampering.
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