The Gainsborough Bath Spa,
Spa & Leisure
Offering a totally unique affair, Spa Village Bath in The Gainsborough Hotel brings you not only a first rate-spa experience, but a lesson in history. It is the only spa in the country that uses the thermal waters from the ground; coming out at over 40 degrees, it is cooled by the spa to 37 degrees in the spa pool. Facilities at the spa include two natural thermal pools, traditional and infrared saunas, a steam room, an ice alcove, relaxation areas, 10 treatment rooms, an additional couple’s treatment room, a VIP suite with private natural thermal waters, two tatami rooms, and a beauty salon.
Drawing much of their influences from Malaysian treatments, you are in for a bespoke experience. This involves a pre-treatment ritual carried out an hour before each treatment involving aromatherapy and a pro-biotic welcome drink. You select your treatments based on what you want to get out of them, which is something you explain to the therapist before the treatment. The treatment menu is expansive and includes wraps, body firming, scrubs, organic facials, Malay rituals, aquatic body therapies, couples treatments, and a range of massages.
Hotel & Accommodation
Nestled right in the heart of Bath, not only is the hotel surrounded by the history of Bath Spa, but has quite a traditional background itself. Built in the 1800s and named after artist Sir Thomas Gainsborough, the hotel is found over two Grade II listed buildings and shows off Georgian and Victorian architecture on the outside. The interior is home to Malay inspired décor, designed by New York based Champalimaud Design, and created with a sense of welcoming and elegance. The five star accommodation ranges from deluxe and classic rooms, to a whole host of suites.
In a five star venue, you expect no less than the best when it comes to dining, and The Gainsborough certainly delivers. Celebrated Michelin star and world-renowned chef, Johann Lafer, provides an inventive menu and his own name for his first restaurant outside of his home country of Germany with Johann Lafer at The Gainsborough. Head to The Canvas Room for a relaxing area to socialise in, complete with an extensive cocktail menu and all-day dining menu. Alternatively, try The Gainsborough Bar for a post or pre-dinner tipple, be it a classic cocktail or a new twist on a well-loved favourite.