8 perfect spa hotels for a girls’ weekend of pampering

By Katherine Sparshatt,

Leave the boys at home, grab your gal-pals and head off for a girls’ weekend of spa treatments, glam hotels and relaxation. Wrap up in fluffy bathrobes, order a bottle of bubbly and get ready for a weekend of uninterrupted pampering.

We’ve chosen some of our favourite spa hotels across the country where you can enjoy the warmth of an indoor pool, detox in the sauna and have a luxurious massage if you wish. So dive in and reserve some time with the girls!

A girls’ spa break at The Bath Priory

Bath

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Just a short stroll from the centre of Bath (perfect if you intend on some retail therapy) The Bath Priory is a gorgeous country house renovated to a high standard and featuring a relaxing spa.

The Garden Spa features a luxurious indoor pool, sauna and elliptical steam pod. All of the products used in the spa are L’Occitane, with the scent of fresh flowers, aromatherapy essential oils and only the finest ingredients to leave you feeling good as new. Choose from a range of treatments such as a facial, body scrub or a beauty treatment such as a manicure or pedicure.

Every room at the hotel is named after a flower and feature crisp white linens, modern decor and views over the gardens. Touches such as home-made biscuits, fluffy slippers and L’Occitane toiletries make your stay feel extra cosy.


Treat yourselves to a stay at the Titanic Hotel

Liverpool

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This luxurious and historic hotel is a unique experience and certainly a weekend break to remember. Located in a converted warehouse the hotel offers spacious rooms, a Bar and Grill and an industrial-chic subterranean spa.

The spa features a Thermal Suite, where you can detox in the hydrotherapy pool, sweat it out in the steam room or envelope yourself in the warmth of the sauna and sanarium. There’s also a foot bath and an experience shower. Choose from a range of facials and massages or go for something more exotic such as a Warm Spiced Mud wrap, designed to detoxify, boost metabolism and give an anti-aging boost – sounds like a dream!

The rooms at the Titanic Hotel really make the most of the space, think cute little window nooks with plush curtains and cushions, views over the port, a comfy seating area and modern bathrooms.


A weekend at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate

Manchester

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Deansgate’s Hilton Hotel is a stylish hotel close to the centre of the action boasting great views and a scenic spa.

The spa at the Hilton includes a 20 metre indoor heated pool, situated underneath a large skylight and underwater viewing panels so you can feel at one with the great outdoors. After a quick swim head to the sauna, steam room and finally the whirlpool for a detox and a chance to ease any aches and pains. the affiliated but independently run Urban Oasis Spa is also at your disposal should you wish to purchase a treatment or beauty therapy.

After a day of relaxing, head upstairs to Cloud 23 the highest bar in the city featuring beautiful interior design and a glass floored section where you can look down into the drop – if you’re brave enough! Enjoy a fancy cocktail or two whilst drinking in the incredible views of Manchester before heading out to Deansgate Locks for a night on the tiles.


A spa break at Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club

Edinburgh

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A 300 year old estate surrounded by over 1000 acres of parkland, Dalmahoy is the perfect retreat that doesn’t take miles of travelling to get to. Just 20 minutes from Edinburgh, you can slip away for a girl’s weekend without any hastle.

Take full advantage of the leisure facilities and book yourself in for a massage followed by a relaxing session in the indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room. If you are looking to kick start a new healthy regime there can be no finer place. The hotel boasts an extensive gym, a range of fitness classes and a scenic jogging trail, so you can get your fitness off to a good start.

After hours of pampering, treat yourselves to a Champagne Afternoon Tea with all the trimmings, served in the elegant cocktail bar.


Book a weekend spa break at Oulton Hall

Leeds

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Situated just outside of Leeds, Oulton Hall is a beautiful country manor house, surrounded by a golf course in case you and your girls are the sporting type. If not, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.

The ESPA spa at Oulton Hall is the perfect weekend hideaway, with a bevvy of holistic massages, algae wraps and mud envelopment to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The spa includes a large indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, so if you just fancy rotating between all four, with some time zoned out on a lounger, that’s perfectly fine too!

Many of the rooms at Oulton Hall have been newly refurbished and are beautifully light and chic with modern amenities, soft linens, fluffy duvets and all the trimmings such as free WiFi, an iron board and a TV.


A weekend at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

London

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This is one of London’s most gorgeous Victorian station hotels. Built along the same lines as the V&A museum, you can marvel at the high ceilings, filigree details, elaborately tiled floors and lavishly decorated interiors.

Not to be outdone the subterranean spa is just as mysterious and elegant as the rest of the building. What used to be the old kitchens is now beautifully restored taking influences from all over the world to create a holistic experience of rejuvenation and relaxation. Enjoy the sauna, pool, steam room and accompanying relaxation areas or book yourselves in for treatments that range from transportive treatments that take you on a journey to places like Indonesia or an English Flower Garden, to Fountain of Youth facials.

Whilst you’re staying don’t miss out on Afternoon tea in the old Hansom Lounge and a glass of champagne in the old booking office.


Relax at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel & Spa

Aberdeen

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This beautiful 4-star 19th century mansion house complete with turrets, is set amidst 30 acres of scenic Aberdeenshire countryside. Perfect for ladies looking for a refined getaway with excellent food and a well-equipped spa.

The indoor heated pool is the perfect place to stretch your legs and have a splash before making good use of the luxurious spa treatments on offer. The spa packages are all designed to help relieve you of what ails you, whether it be tense muscles that need to be relaxed, time to indulge in a rejuvenating spa package, or even a pregnancy pamper for mums to-be.

The rooms are all decorated in a classic-modern style, with plush carpets, a nude colour palette and a sumptuous king-size bed. Spend your afternoon at the fire-side of Soapies the cosy lounge for an afternoon tea, and your evenings enjoying the fine-dining of Blairs Restaurant.


Recuperate at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

Cardiff

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This gorgeous modern hotel is situated in the vibrant city of Cardiff with easy links to the town centre for shopping, cocktails, a night on the town or a refined Afternoon Tea.

The spa features a relaxed environment that includes a 18 metre swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, aromatherapy room, fitness gym plus an assortment of treatments including massages, facials and beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures.

The hotel restaurant is perfect for a delicious meal at the end of a long day of pampering. Enjoy contemporary British cuisine such as juicy steaks, fresh seafood and seasonal dishes with only the best ingredients.

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