Sometimes the best quality time is time spent checking in with yourself. Few things give you a sense of being alone without being lonely, giving you time to really focus on yourself, better than a solo spa break. Here are 10 of our favourite solo spas for this year…
The vaulted basement of urban hotel No.1 Pery Square in Limerick is a compact, luxury spa that’s perfect for retreating to for a little solo spa me-time. An Irish Organic Spa thanks to its VOYA treatments, it’s got all the best bits of a spa experience in a small but perfectly formed space.
A sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday, Shore Island Spa encompasses relaxation and escape from the daily grind. They offer a range of beautiful holistic treatments so you can really take some time to look after yourself. All just two hours from Dublin, making it easy to get to but far enough away to feel the benefit.
Overlooking a windswept Irish beach, the Spa at Slieve Donard is an exquisite haven of escapism. Here you will find that contrasts of light and dark mingle to create inspiring and comforting spaces to relax, restore and revitalise while the majestic Mountains of Mourne and the rolling sand dunes of County Down provide the perfect backdrop. It is also the place where they really look after the individual from remembering your coffee order to getting that massage pressure just right.
A Grade II listed building surrounded by 66 acres of parkland; Tylney Hall is a Victorian mansion richly referencing its past throughout in the form of original design features. There’s plenty to see and do from jogging trails to mountain bikes as well as solo spa packages designed to really give you a treat.
One of the UK’s most exceptional spa hotels, Lifehouse is a warm and welcoming space for everybody. Thanks to its wealth of knowledge in the spa, and beautiful gardens that just invite you to sit quietly and contemplate the universe, it’s really a wonderful, healing space to spend time on your own without ever feeling alone.
Designed as an Elizabethan Manor House but with a highly contemporary eco spa using spring water from its own source, and natural light wherever possible, Ockenden Manor is a dreamy escape for anyone, but time spent here on your own means really enjoying every aspect in peace and environmentally friendly quiet.
In a quiet location on the outskirts of Blackburn sits an imposing country manor that just so happens to also be home to a rather fine Spa Naturel. Lounge around the facilities and if you’re staying overnight you can enjoy taking in the 700 year heritage of the main hotel building as well.
A city escape from the world, The Spa @ Suites Hotel is a really unique experience blessed with a vast array of facilities and impeccable style. In particular for solo travellers they have some beautiful seasonal breaks as well as a thermal journey that’s not to be missed. For those looking for a mid week evening escape – take a look at their Twilight spa day.
You haven’t had a spa break until you’ve had a QRitual, and at superbly well priced QHotels, The Cheltenham Chase Hotel is the perfect place to have one. The nationwide brand brings accessible wellbeing to all in joyful environments meaning it’s the kind of spa experience you can treat yourself to any time.
A four-star hotel designed around an inner courtyard, Bridgewood Manor in Chatham in Kent is just a hop, skip and a jump from London St Pancras. Contemporary and carefully thought out, it’s won awards for its service and it’s close to Bluewater Shopping Centre for a little retail therapy as well.
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