Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa

Rowton Lane, Rowton, Chester, CH3 6AD

From £65.00 per person


Got a thing for country house retreats that just happen to have one of Britain’s most historic cities on their doorsteps? We’ve got a feeling you’re going to like it at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa. Set in a classic Georgian mansion in eight acres of leafy grounds, its pin-drop peaceful setting feels miles away from anywhere. Yet because it’s just three miles from the centre of Chester you can combine a spot of city culture with all that pampering you’ll be doing. 

With 40 individually-designed bedrooms and period charm a-plenty, the vibe here is everything you want from a boutique bolthole - elegant, grand and romantic. But the main draw has to be Rowton Hall’s spa, which offers Elemis facials and body rituals along with a shimmering blue pool, bubbling whirlpool and thermal suite. There’s a Spa Bistro for the kind of afternoon teas and lunches you don’t have to get dressed for, and plenty of spaces to curl up with a good book. 

Beyond the hotel, the Roman city of Chester brims with must-see treasures. Go for a flutter on the horses at the oldest still-in-use racecourse in the country, or visit the Roman Amphitheatre to imagine the gladiator fights that once took place here. Walk the two miles of City Walls - the most complete in Britain - or head to the Rows for high street and independent stores. Chester Zoo and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet are both close by, as is the surrounding Cheshire countryside.

After all that sightseeing and shopping, dinner at Rowton Hall’s elegant Thyme restaurant awaits. Expect to find modern British cuisine at its finest, featuring produce that’s as fresh and local as it comes - hand-picked straight from the hotel's kitchen garden.

Spa days and stays at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa offer more than just an escape - it's an immersion into history and luxury. Whether you seek spa relaxation,  city exploration, or perhaps just a touch of grandeur, this timeless hotel promises an unforgettable experience.

Popular Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Gym
  • Spa café
  • Thyme Restaurant


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Rest and Relax Afternoon Tea

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • A glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • Afternoon tea
  • Four hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 1pm
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From £70.00 per person

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  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
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  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • £12 allowance towards lunch
  • Four hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrive at 9am
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Towel and robes providedYes
Lockers availableYes, keycode entry
Length of pool12m
No. of treatment rooms4
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group15
Product houseElemis
Minimum age16
Local attractionsChester Zoo, River Dee, Storyhouse Theatre, Chester Cathedral, Chester city walls, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
No. of bedrooms40
Check-in time15:00
Use facilities before check in timeYes, from 1pm on day of arrival
Hotel Accessible accessNo
Car parkingComplimentary
Electric car charging pointYes, 6 bays, £18 per 24 hours
Pets welcomeYes, £20 per dog, per night


  • Indoor pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Gym
  • Spa café
  • Thyme Restaurant

The Spa & Wellness at Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa

Sink into serenity at the Spa at Rowton Hall, a place where only the very best will do. Designed for your utter rest and relaxation you’ll feel your shoulders drop the minute you see the shimmering blue waters of the indoor pool set against the lush green lawns of the walled garden beyond.

Here, luxurious treatment rooms and a dedicated relaxation area are just the start of your journey into self-care. Take a moment to breathe the scented air as you put on your snuggly robe and slippers. Bring your book for poolside chilling on a comfortable day bed, but chances are you’ll spend more time gazing out on those glorious garden views. Atmospherically lit on darker evenings, there’s nothing more magical than having a twilight dip in the warm water.

Flit between the different thermal experiences on offer. This sumptuous sanctuary includes a steam room, sauna and a warm, bubbling whirlpool.

The zen-like treatment rooms offer a selection of rituals from Elemis that are designed to spoil you, whether you’re seeking beautiful skin or inner calm. Apply the final finishing touches to your spa escape with a mani/pedi or beauty treat, then float out of the spa, glowing from top to toe.

The Gym & Fitness at Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa

Unless you’ve got a will of iron, sticking to your fitness goals while you’re on a decadent spa break can be tough. But the state-of-the-art gym at Rowton Hall will make you want to take a few moments away from all the splurging, pampering and treating yourself. No, really! 

Fully-equipped with cardio equipment and weights, the gym will see you sculpting and toning like never before. Kitted out with the very latest Pulse machines, windows that look out onto the swimming pool and Rowton Hall’s wonderful walled garden make working out feel like a breeze.

Prefer to exercise out in the fresh air? We hear you. Take a relaxing stroll through eight acres of grounds, or bring your trainers and head further. You can take a very pleasant (and mostly flat) stroll along the Shropshire Union Canal that takes you into the centre of Chester in an hour. 

A great way to get your steps up, just follow the canal path as it makes its way through Christleton and Great Boughton. Designated as an area of nature conservation value, you'll see a wide variety of wildlife as you stroll, including mute swans, ducks and moorfowl. You may even be lucky enough to spot kingfishers or grey herons.

Restaurants & Food at Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa

Ultra-indulgent spa breaks need ultra-indulgent eating and drinking options to match. Luckily at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa you’ll find the food is every bit as fine as the spa treatments.

If you’re here for a spa package, afternoon teas and lunches are served in the sumptuous Spa café where you can eat without having to get dressed. Just watch out for crumbs in your robe!

Fancy something a bit more à la carte? The hotel’s Thyme restaurant is well worth getting dressed up for. Expect to find dishes featuring produce as local as it gets - many ingredients are sourced from the hotel's own kitchen garden.

Enjoy long, lingering lunches in the elegant main dining room or opt for the more relaxed setting of the Bar Lounge, where plush armchairs and warm lighting create a cosy ambience.

Spa Location

Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa

Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa

Rowton Lane
01244 333 262

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: Rowton Hall Hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride from Chester Station. There are fast, frequent rail links to London and major cities in the UK - the journey takes approximately two hours from London Euston. 

By bus: The main bus routes from Chester Station drop off at a bus stop located half a mile from the hotel main entrance. 

By car: Chester is linked directly to the national motorway system via the M53 and from here it’s just three miles to the hotel on the A41. The postcode for your satnav is CH3 6AD.

Parking: There is free parking on-site and six electric charging bays. These cost £18 per 24 hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa do afternoon tea?

It does. Served in the relaxed Spa Bistro or outside on the Spa Terrace, you can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Choose from a selection of speciality teas and savour finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with Cornish clotted cream, and a delicious selection of tempting cakes and fancies.

Is there a swimming pool at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa?

There is, so don’t forget to pack your cossie. You’ll dive into total luxury at this 12m indoor pool with its glorious garden views. Float like a starfish or perfect your backstroke while gazing up at its lovely vaulted ceiling, then take a long soak in the bubbly whirlpool. Flooded with natural light by day and atmospherically lit by night, it's flanked by comfy day beds so you can curl up with a book after your dip. 

Is there accommodation at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa?

Of course! Beautifully boutique Rowton Hall has 40 individually-designed bedrooms which make extending your spa day into a spa stay a real temptation. Choose from room categories that range from comfortable Classics and Garden View bedrooms to the unparalleled luxury of Premier Bedrooms - huge rooms that boast a distinctive feature bed.

Here with a group? You’ll also find two stunning apartments which have their own kitchen areas, and a private two-bedroom lodge with its own garden.

What time is check-in and check-out at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa?

For spa packages, arrival times vary, so please check your booking confirmation. If you’re here on an overnight stay, check-in to the hotel is at 3pm, but you can use the leisure facilities after 1pm. On your day of departure, check-out is at 11am. 

Is Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa accessible?

The hotel has disabled parking, accessible toilets and all public areas are on the ground floor. There’s no lift to upper floors due to the age of the building so if you’re staying overnight, let the hotel know that you’ll need a ground floor room. At the pool, there are shallow steps down into the water with a central handrail but no hoist.

Where is Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa?

You’ll find Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa just 15 minutes from Chester, but because it’s set in eight acres of leafy grounds you’ll feel like you’re deep in the Cheshire countryside! You can even walk to the centre of Chester from the hotel along the canal in about an hour. It's also just a 20 minute drive to the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet and handy for connections for the M53.

Does Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa have a dress code?

Rowton Hall has a home-from-home feel and as such there’s no strict dress code. Having said that, you may feel more comfortable going smart-casual (no jeans or trainers) if you’re dining in its elegant Thyme restaurant.

Is Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa family-friendly?

It is. While treatments at the spa are for those aged 16 and over, children over four can splash in the pool at certain times each day. Your little explorers can let off steam in the eight acres of grounds, before enjoying something from the children’s menu at the hotel.

Is Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?

Dogs aren’t just welcome, they’re given the real VIP treatment at Rowton Hall Hotel where you’ll find fresh water bowls at every turn, plus doggy treats available in the bar. After checking your four-legged friend in for £20 per dog, per night. Rowton Hall Hotel has eight acres of beautiful grounds that are perfect for walkies, and you can even stroll along the canal path directly into Chester. 

Does Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa have a golf course?

No, but if you like to pamper and putt, you’re in the right place. Cheshire boasts a number of golf courses and the hotel is so popular with those here on a golfing holiday they’ll even store your clubs and load them in your car for you. Nearest to the hotel at under two miles away is Eaton Golf Club, which has a Donald Steel-designed course set in scenic Cheshire countryside.