The best spa experiences: Bristol and Bath

Our look at the best spa experiences across the UK moves on to the lovely cities of Bristol and Bath in south-west England. Both are popular tourist destinations that each offer an ideal base for exploring the glorious coast and countryside of Somerset. The cities are also home to some great spas and spa hotels.

Bristol is a lively port city that is proud of its rich maritime heritage and culture. If you’re planning a trip, rest assured that you will find plenty to do, from museums and art galleries, to the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge. There is also the beautiful harbourside to explore; not to mention some great shopping, dining and nightlife.

Located around 15 miles from Bristol, Bath boasts an equally rich history and vibrant culture. The city, the largest in Somerset, has been designated a World Heritage site. Famous for its Roman baths, it is also a contemporary city that offers some great independent shops, a buzzing art scene and lots of stunning architecture.

When it comes to spas, both cities offer some fabulous pampering experiences. Here are some of our favourites.

Best spa hotels in Bristol and Bath

The Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa couldn’t be better placed for a wonderful weekend getaway or city escape. Located a short walk from Temple Meads railway station, the hotel features 275 rooms, on-site dining and, of course, a first-class spa, with facilities that include a swimming pool and gym. The hotel offers several spa days and breaks to help you unwind and relax.

Located less than a mile from the city, the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel Bath is a beautiful property that features great dining and luxurious accommodation. The luxury spa has seven treatment rooms and some wonderful facilities, including a swimming pool. Choose from a range of spa packages, from half-days to two-night breaks.

Best spa days in Bristol and Bath

Bannatyne Bristol is located in the area of Redland, just outside the city. It features three treatment rooms and some fantastic leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and state-of-the-art gym. There are no less than seven spa days to choose from, including the Deluxe Pamper Day, which features four treatments and lunch.

If you’re looking for a luxury spa experience, the Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa should certainly be top of your list. The majestic hotel is home to the indulgent HarSPA, which features a fitness suite, hydrotherapy pool and swimming pool, as well as a range of luxurious treatments. Among the packages on offer is the Spa Hideaway for Two, which includes lunch or afternoon tea. The perfect add-on to a romantic break to Bristol.

Bristol Harbour Main View

Located just a few miles from Bath, Woolley Grange in beautiful Bradford-on-Avon is a fabulous country retreat. The former Jacobean manor house is set in 14 acres of grounds, providing the perfect setting for some quality ‘me’ time. The hotel’s Spa Day features a treatment, use of the facilities and a decedent cream tea.

Best spa breaks in Bristol and Bath

The Aztec Hotel and Spa Bristol is a wonderfully peaceful retreat that also offers a superb spa, with a swimming pool, activity studio, sauna and relaxation areas. Among the many relaxing spa packages on offer is the Two Night Retreat Spa Break, which features three treatments, along with great dining and accommodation, as well as use of all the great leisure facilities.

Combe Grove Manor Hotel Spa enjoys a spectacular hilltop location high above Bath. The hotel offers the perfect relaxing getaway, yet is within easy reach of the city and surrounding area. There are several superb spa breaks available, including the One Night Recharge Spa Break, which features a treatment, three-course dinner, breakfast and use of the leisure facilities.

Combe Grove Exterior

We hope you enjoyed this whistle-stop tour of Bristol and Bath! Next time, we head back up north to look at the best spa experiences Leeds has to offer.

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