Five of the best spas near Bath
From men’s spa packages to chic afternoon tea spa days in Bath and everything in between, we are pleased to bring you plenty of options, both in the city and in the surrounding area. To give you an idea of what’s available, here are five great spa hotels in and around Bath.
- The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa: This luxury boutique Bath spa hotel enjoys a prime location in the stunning Georgian Royal Crescent overlooking parklands and within an easy walk of the city centre. The facilities include a vitality pool with massage jets and a Himalayan salt infused sauna.
- Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel: Another luxury Bath spa hotel that offers easy access to all the city’s attractions and overlooks tranquil parkland, this is a great choice for your spa day or stay. The facilities include a swimming pool and thermal suite.
- Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa: If you want to combine a visit to Bath with a country retreat, this refined spa hotel in Warminster on the edge of Cranborne Chase AONB about 20 miles from the city might be the one for you. The facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool and Rasul mud chamber.
- Charlton House Hotel and Spa: This lovely country house hotel in Shepton Mallet is also located about 20 miles south of Bath and is well placed for the Mendip Hills AONB and Glastonbury. The facilities include steam rooms and hydrotherapy pools.
- De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel: This upmarket manor house spa hotel in Tortworth is a great base for exploring Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and the Cotswolds, making it perfect for relaxation and sightseeing. The facilities include a swimming pool and spa pool, while the 30-acre estate features a Victorian arboretum.
Five treatments to enjoy at a Bath spa
Once you’ve picked your favourite Bath spa hotel and selected a package, you may have the opportunity to choose a treatment or two from a menu of options. Treatments will vary by spa and package but a few you might get to enjoy include:
- Tailored facial: Treat yourself to a pampering spa facial, which involves various stages designed to care for your particular skin type and needs.
- Massage: These range from the popular full-body massage or back, neck and shoulders massage to a more speciality option, such as a hot stones or pregnancy massage.
- Manicure: Most of our spa hotels in Bath will feature the option of a luxurious spa manicure, while some might offer the shorter file & polish for the fingers or toes.
- Rasul mud: Get ready to get muddy with this indulgent non-therapist treatment, which involves slathering on some nourishing clay and then relaxing in a special steam room before showering.
- Foot treatments: From the spa pedicure and file & polish to more speciality treatments focussed on the feet, a Bath spa package might give you the chance to rejuvenate tired soles and toes.
Things to see in Bath
Aside from spa hotels, Bath has lots to enjoy and the city is compact enough to see on foot. A few highlights include:
- The Roman Baths: One of the city’s main draws, these well-preserved baths are worth a visit.
- Pulteney Bridge: Admire the architecture of this bridge over the River Avon, which was built in 1774.
- The Jane Austen Centre: Find out more about the celebrated writer at this interesting museum.
- Bath Guildhall Market: Explore this historic covered market, which dates back to the 19th century.
- Bristol: Only 15 minutes by train from Bath, with attractions including the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Is Bath a spa town?
Yes, Bath is one of the country’s most popular spa towns and in 2021 was named as one of The Great Spa Towns of Europe. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city was founded by the Romans on the site of ancient hot springs. The springs grew popular in the 18th century, when Queen Anne visited to harness the wellness properties of the water. As noted above, The Roman Baths remain one of the city’s main tourist attractions.
Which spa hotels in Bath are romantic?
With its Georgian architecture and upmarket ambience, the historic city of Bath is a wonderful destination for a romantic break. Our Bath spa hotels provide a superb backdrop for a couples day or stay.
What are the best luxury spa hotels near The Roman Baths?
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel are both less than one mile from The Roman Baths, so are a pleasant stroll away from this popular tourist attraction.
Which spa hotels in Bath have rooms with great views?
Both our Bath spa hotels have lovely outlooks. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa enjoys views of the beautiful crescent and Royal Victoria Park, while Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is nestled in pretty grounds and countryside. Contact the hotel in advance if you want to guarantee a room with a view.
Do spa hotels in Bath allow pets?
Both our spa hotels in Bath allow dogs (The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa also allows cats). An extra charge is payable and animals are not allowed in communal areas (other than certified assistance animals). Check with the hotel ahead of time to make sure a pet-friendly room will be available on your preferred dates.
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