The best spas for doing the most in a single night away

You can fit a lot into a night away! Whether you’ve got some free time on a business trip or simply want a last-minute overnight escape, there are many options for squeezing plenty of activities and spa relaxation into your one-night getaway.

One-night spa breaks are a great way to fit in some much-needed leisure time and to recharge the batteries. For example, maybe you’re spending a night in a UK hotel ahead of a long-haul flight or are planning a stopover on your way to a longer staycation. You might even be meeting up with a friend for some quality time in another city or just need some time to yourself. A single spa night away is also a great choice for anyone seeking some well-deserved relaxation, luxury and pampering on a budget

When you only have one night away, it is important to select spa destinations that offer the most, in terms of activities, entertainment and, of course, relaxation. The best spa hotels for a one-night break feature plenty of leisure facilities, amenities and pampering treatments all under one roof, so you leave in the morning feeling thoroughly rested, rejuvenated and invigorated.

In this guide, we highlight a few of our favourite destinations where you can get the most from your spa night away.

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Crowne Plaza Reading East: Reading, Berkshire

The Crowne Plaza Reading East offers plenty of options for your night away. At the serene spa, you can enjoy a range of pampering treatments, including a choice of relaxing massages, hand and foot treatments and facials. You can also take advantage of the leisure facilities, such as the 19-metre indoor pool, well-equipped gym, sauna and steam room. Continue your evening with a delicious meal in the 2 AA-rosette awarded restaurant and the chic lounge bar, which hosts a resident pianist. Close to a train station, with direct links to London Waterloo, this hotel is also a great choice for nights away near Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham and Heathrow Airport. book now.

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Telford Hotel & Golf Resort: Telford, Shropshire

Located between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton, around 30 minutes by road from Birmingham and overlooking Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Telford Hotel & Golf Resort has everything you need for an invigorating and restful night away. The marvellous spa offers pampering Elemis face and body treatments, with hair removal also available. The facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, steam room, experience showers, heated loungers, and a 15-metre swimming pool. The resort also features a challenging 18-hole course, inspired by Augusta, home of the US Masters. When you want to end the day in style, adjourn to the relaxed Gorge Bar & Lounge or take in the views from Restaurant 1779. book now.

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Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa: Southport, Merseyside

About 30 minutes from Liverpool and located close to Southport, Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa is a superb choice if you want to spend your night away wrapped in spa luxury. Indulge in a treatment in one of the 10 treatment rooms (including three designed for couples). Meanwhile, the extensive facilities include a 20-metre heated indoor swimming pool, spa bath, Rasul mud chamber, experience showers, an ice fountain, Himalayan salt sauna, and essence-infused laconium. You can also get sweaty in the gym and fitness studio or enjoy a round of golf on the hotel’s course. There are two great options for on-site dining, including a Mediterranean-style restaurant with golf course views and a casual grill & bar. book now.

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InterContinental London - The O2: Greenwich, Greater London

InterContinental London - The O2 promises memorable nights away in Greater London, with activities both on-site and on the doorstep. The luxurious spa offers indulgent treatments, such as Swedish massages and facials, while the leisure facilities include a 17-metre indoor pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, relaxation room and ice cave. There are also lots of great drinking and dining options from the elegant brasserie to the sophisticated Clipper Bar, with its superb views of the Thames and Canary Wharf. Close to all the attractions of Greenwich and to public transport links into the city centre, the hotel is also steps away (via a dedicated walkway) from the O2 Arena, which hosts regular big-name concerts and world-class shows. book now.

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The Vale Resort: Hensol, The Vale of Glamorgan

Only a short drive from Cardiff and nestled in a 650-acre private estate, The Vale Resort is especially great for calming nights away in the country that blend action with relaxation. The sumptuous spa is the perfect setting in which to enjoy a soothing facial or massage, accompanied by a reviving session in the Jacuzzi, sauna or steam room or a quick snooze in the relaxation room. If you prefer to get active, the resort features tennis and squash courts, two championship golf courses, a 20-metre swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym with fitness classes. There is also a casual on-site restaurant, while the nearby Hensol Castle Distillery offers hands-on tours and a cocktail bar. book now.

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Moddershall Oaks Health Spa: Stone, Staffordshire

Located close to the Peak District and a few miles away from Stoke-on-Trent, the 5-star Moddershall Oaks Health Spa is another of our exclusive luxury spa hotels. The luxurious spa offers a wide selection of indulgent and original treatments. You can also enjoy a swim in the glorious 25-metre heated outdoor pool or 10-metre indoor pool. Additional facilities include a Rasul mud chamber, outdoor sauna, hydrotherapy pool, reflexology foot baths, and a eucalyptus steam room. The venue also offers a boutique gym, cycle hire, lakeside and woodland walks, and a tennis court. Round off your night away with an evening meal in the award-winning lakeside restaurant. book now.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort: Glasgow, Central Scotland

The modern and convenient DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Spa & Golf Resort is a wonderful retreat that’s perfect for one-night breaks. The delightful spa features a range of face and body treatments courtesy of Elemis. Meanwhile, the leisure facilities include a 15-metre pool, whirlpool, Rasul mud chamber, gym, exercise studio and thermal suite. You can also play 18 holes on the hotel’s golf course or enjoy a game of tennis. After all that activity, savour a meal at the casual on-site restaurant. Located between Glasgow and Stirling, and about an hour from Edinburgh, this resort is a great choice for relaxed nights away that still include plenty of activities to enjoy. Book now.

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