Like your spa hotels with that laid-back, beach-house vibe? You’re in the right place. The most stylish hotel in the most stylish seaside town in the whole of Devon, it’s no wonder the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa frequently tops the ‘coolest places to stay in the UK’ list.
Pack your naval stripes and tie a jumper around your shoulders. This swish hotel is slap bang in the middle of the birthplace of Jack Wills, Crew Clothing and Quba Sails, a well-heeled harbour town with that exclusive, boaty feel. Gaze out at golden beaches as gulls screech overhead, then step inside because the hotel’s light-filled, contemporary interiors and sumptuous spa are beckoning you in.
Put down your ice cream, don a warm, snuggly robe and breathe in the scented air at HarSPA, with its 13m indoor pool, huge hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite and extensive menu of Templespa rituals. Take time to relax on the outdoor sun terrace, before heading to The Jetty restaurant for cocktails, seafood and panoramic views.
Tempted to turn your spa day into a spa stay? The 50 smart bedrooms continue the coastal chic feel, and many boast balconies with stunning views. On a really good day you might be lucky enough to see dolphins dancing in the estuary.
Salcombe itself has so much to explore. Saunter through the pretty streets to discover cosy book shops, quaint jewellery stores and trendy beach-wear boutiques. Then head to Island Street, brimming with art galleries, boat-building yards and food stalls serving the finest in local produce.
Grab some nautical clothing at Joules and Fat Face, or learn how to make the perfect sundowner at the Salcombe Distillery & Gin School. Visit beaches that are the stuff of childhood nostalgia. In fact, you’ll find so much to enjoy in the well-heeled, boaty town that you may not even need to travel further afield.
But if you do want a day trip from Salcombe, nearby Plymouth offers a fabulous selection of museums, galleries and entertainment venues. Family days out at Babbacombe Model Village are always enjoyable, and the rugged scenery of the Dartmoor National Park is well worth packing your walking boots for.
- Swimming pool
- Hydrotherapy pool
- Crystal steam room
- Fitness Suite
- The Terrace
- The Jetty Restaurant
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- 1 treatment, up to 45 minutes
- £25pp food allocation (excluding drinks)
- Glass of Prosecco
- Three hours use of the leisure facilities
- Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
- Arrive at 9am or 2pm
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From £113.00 per person
|Towel and robes provided||Yes|
|Length of pool||13m|
|No. of treatment rooms||5|
|Dual treatment rooms||No|
|Max no. in group||Subject to availability|
|Dress for lunch||Yes|
|Car parking||On-site and chargeable for overnight guests, off-site local car parks and chargeable for non residents|
- Swimming pool
- Hydrotherapy pool
- Crystal steam room
- Fitness Suite
- The Terrace
- The Jetty Restaurant
The Spa & Wellness at Harbour Hotel Salcombe
With its sand, seafood and sunshine, Salcombe has all the ingredients for the perfect pampering break. But we’ve got one more to add to your list - the sumptuous spa at the Harbour Hotel.
Whether you're a seasoned spa-goer or a first-timer, HarSPA’s beautiful blend of coastal elegance and modern serenity offers an experience you’ll remember long after the massage oil has been washed away. Think soft, muted colours, soothing lighting and tasteful decor, along with a peaceful ambience that immediately puts you at ease.
Step inside to be enveloped in an atmosphere of calm, where the aroma of essential oils wafts through the air. Cocoon yourself in your robe, then tiptoe down to the inviting poolside area, where a sprinkling of chic blue and white striped loungers await. You can even pull a curtain to get some privacy while you relax with a good book.
Take a dip in the azure pool, relax in the warm bubbles of the hydrotherapy pool, then flit between the sauna and steam room. Five zen-like treatment rooms are the setting for Templespa rituals that use only natural and holistic remedies to help you deep-dive into bliss.
But your experience here doesn’t end with your massage - there’s also an indoor relaxation area and a private outdoor sun terrace for post-treatment chilling with some extra vitamin D.
The Gym & Fitness at Harbour Hotel Salcombe
Got fitness goals? You’ll crush them at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa. Its state-of-the-art fitness suite is crammed with machines and equipment to give you a workout. Flex, tone and burn some serious calories on running machines, cross-trainers, bikes, multi-exercise weight machines and free weights,
Prefer your workouts with a side order of inner zen? In addition to the gym, the hotel also offers personalised, private yoga sessions for those looking to rejuvenate their mind along with their body. You can perfect your downward dog in the spa, stretch out your mat in the hotel grounds, on the local cliffs or even on the beach. The stunning natural surroundings provide a serene backdrop to enhance your wellness experience.
Or just bring your walking boots and head outside in the fresh air. Ask at reception and they’ll give you a printed map with all their favourite walks in the Salcombe area. On request, they can pack you a luxury picnic in an easy-to-carry backpack to eat along the way.
Restaurants & Food at Harbour Hotel Salcombe
The Harbour Hotel Salcombe is not just a coastal oasis for serious spa connoisseurs. It’s a culinary paradise of destination dining that will delight all your senses, thanks to exquisite seaside flavours and breathtaking views.
The hotel's flagship restaurant specialises in locally sourced, fresh seafood that reflects the changing seasons to ensure you’re savouring the very best of Devon's bountiful produce. Diners rave about the fish pie and, in the summer months, there’s even a seafood bar, where you can select whatever fish takes your fancy. Not a fan of anything with gills or scales? Try the mouth-watering aged steaks.
The Terrace & Bar
For those seeking a more relaxed setting, pull up a bar stool or head outside to the Terrace for light bites and classic British dishes with a twist. Have a sandwich, burger or sharing plate, or try something a little bit different, like the cockle popcorn. They’re all served with an impressive list of beers, wines or spirits, alongside a dangerously good cocktail or two.
How to get to the Spa?
By train: The closest station is in Totnes, which is a 45-minute taxi ride away.
By bus: The 164 bus can take you from Totnes to Salcombe.
By car: If you’re coming from the South or South-East of the UK, you can drive most of the way on the M4 and M5. If you are driving from the North or North-West, you can also take the M5. Then you’ll take the A38, coming off onto the A3121. The postcode for your sat nav is TQ8 8JH.
Parking: Car parking is available on-site for residents at a cost of £10 per day. No spaces? No problem. Just drop your keys off and the concierge will park it for you. Unfortunately, there’s no parking available on-site for non-residents, but there are local (chargeable) car parks available nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?
It sure does and, stretchy waistbands at the ready, because the afternoon tea here is filling. And alongside all the pretty pastries, dinky sandwiches and homemade scones you’ll find that afternoon tea is served with jaw-dropping panoramic views over the coastal haven of Salcombe Estuary.
Served in The Jetty every day from 12.30pm until 4.30pm, you can choose something warm and aromatic to wash it down. Or push the boat out with a glass of fizz or a cheeky cocktail (or two).
Does the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa have a swimming pool?
Yes, and it’s like a liquid paradise. Generously-sized at 13m, this watery oasis sparkles with tranquil allure. Do laps, float like a starfish or just curl up in your robe on a chic, seaside-striped lounger. You can even draw a curtain around you for extra privacy while you read your book. Even better, there’s a huge hydrotherapy pool right next to the pool that lets you take a deeper dive into therapeutic indulgence.
Does the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa have accommodation?
It has 50 stunning rooms and suites bursting with seaside charm, so turning your spa day into a spa stay will always be a temptation. With a blue, oatmeal and white colour palette (along with the odd pop of zesty colour) you’ll feel like you’re waking up in a chic New England beach house!
With categories from Classic to Suites, some rooms come with a balcony so you can watch the bobbing boats from your complimentary binoculars while sipping a G and T made from the in-room decanter. They’ve thought of everything.
Superior rooms are a step above Classic and feature more spacious layouts, while Deluxe rooms elevate the experience further, with indulgent extras like roll-top baths. But for the ultimate seaside escape, Suites come with extra opulence, with separate living areas, panoramic views and double balconies with outdoor furniture.
What time is check-in and check-out at Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa?
Here on an overnight stay? Lucky you. You can check-in any time after 3pm, while check-out time is up to 11am.
What is there to see and do near Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa?
You can shop ‘til you drop at Salcombe’s many boutiques and cute independent shops. Get nostalgic at the pink and white-striped Cranch’s, Devon’s oldest sweet shop established in 1869. You’ll find it hard to choose between the retro candy on offer. Head to the Salcombe Distilling Company to pick up a bottle of Salcombe Gin or visit the bar or gin school.
But the best things to do in Salcombe are free. Ask the hotel for a bucket, a fishing line and some bait (the smellier the better!) and head out crabbing on the harbour-side. Or go to the beach - both North and South Sands are within easy walking distance of the hotel. If you’re an overnight guest you can borrow blankets, windbreaks, fold-up seats, kites to fly, and, of course, buckets and spades! They’ll even pack you a picnic to take with you for £25.
Is Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa accessible?
Yes it is. Whether you have specific requirements or need assistance, Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa is dedicated to ensuring that all guests enjoy an inclusive experience on the stunning Devon coast. The hotel has ground level entrances and lifts. You’ll also find wheelchair-accessible rooms with wetroom style bathrooms and grab rails ensuring a comfortable stay.
Is Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa family-friendly?
Very. While there aren’t any family rooms, there are adjoining rooms and some rooms have space for cots or an extra bed (suitable for children up to the age of 12). Picky eaters will love the children’s menu designed to cater to young palates, and kids can splash about in the swimming pool in 30-minute bookable slots between 8.30am and 10am and 4.30pm and 6pm each day.
Harbour Hotel Salcombe also offers a range of family-friendly activities from beachcombing to crabbing to keep your little explorers entertained. The hotel's proximity to the beach makes it an ideal base for building sandcastles and enjoying picnics by the shore. They’ll even lend you buckets and spades and can pack you a picnic.
Is Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa pet friendly?
Yes it is. Bringing your furry companion to Salcombe Harbour Hotel transforms your coastal getaway into a memorable pet-friendly adventure. This luxury hotel welcomes four-legged guests for £15 per night (per dog) in dog-friendly rooms located just opposite the main reception for easy and convenient access at any time. Dogs aren’t allowed in the restaurant or lounge but can join you on the terrace.
Salcombe itself is a haven for dog lovers, with stunning coastal paths and beaches to explore. Whether you fancy a brisk morning walk along the shoreline or a scenic hike in the surrounding countryside, your dog will revel in the natural beauty of this coastal paradise.
Does the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa have a golf course?
No, there’s no golf course at the Harbour Hotel Salcombe, but the Thurlestone Golf Club is under a 20-minute drive away. With undulating fairways, well-placed bunkers and winds coming off the sea to keep you on your toes, this golfer's paradise makes the most of every inch of its stunning location. It’s situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so expect some spectacular views over the coves where smugglers used to operate.