Gorgeous spa hotels in Brighton and along the South Coast

By Katherine Sparshatt,

Escape from the city and retreat to one of these luxury spa hotels in Brighton. Whether you want to be just steps away from the beach or prefer enjoying sea views, as well as the glorious seclusion of the South Downs, each of these spa hotels will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Think exclusive spa treatments, rooms decked out with luxury interiors and indulgent toiletries, restaurants serving up fresh seafood, and waking up to glittering water and a bracing ocean breeze.


Spa hotels in Brighton


Harbour hotel and Spa

Brighton Seafront

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This relaxing coastal retreat is the perfect weekend spa break for those looking to catch some sea air and some well-deserved R&R.

The HarSPa, as it’s known, is a haven of subterranean decadence. Spread across two floors, the spa includes six luxurious treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, rainforest showers, two Scandinavian hot tubs, and several relaxation areas. Treat yourself to a reviving facial or a holistic massage to really make the most of your weekend break.

The hotel features 79 luxury bedrooms, all with Egyptian cotton sheets, Oxford pillows and thoughtful details such as decanters of gin and sherry in every room, and toiletries courtesy of The White Company. If you opt for a sea view room you can look forward to waking up to glorious ocean vistas.


Queens Hotel and Spa

Brighton Seafront

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This large and welcoming spa hotel is located on the seafront and close to the boutique shops of The Lanes and the cafes and bars of Brighton town centre.

If you are looking to be pampered from head to toe, then this is definitely the hotel for you. Choose from a range of facials, massages and beauty treatments including an aromatherapy sea salt scrub, an age-defying collagen power facial or even simply getting your nails done.

The hotel rooms are all bright and airy with modern amenities and Victorian architectural traits such as high ceilings and large sash windows. Downstairs you’ll find the Bar & Bistro, overlooking the seafront and serving up your favourite British cuisine or Afternoon Tea if you fancy watching the world go by with a scone-in-hand.


Hilton Brighton Metropole

Brighton Seafront

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This is the quintessential seaside hotel, offering panoramic views, a cosy restaurant and terrace where you can enjoy Afternoon Tea and a lovely spa for you to kick back in after a day of exploring the shops and taking in the sea air.

Inside the Schmoo by the Sea Spa you’ll find a large soothing indoor pool, a well-equipped gymnasium and six dedicated treatment rooms where you can enjoy a rejuvenating treatment or massage.

The hotel’s restaurant is a great place to take in the views whilst enjoying fine dining paired with even better wines. Enjoy a Sunday roast accompanied by live jazz, or a classic fish and chips from the seafood grill.



Spa hotels along the South Coast



Not too far from London and a little less busy than Brighton, are these gorgeous spa hotels all boasting indoor and outdoor pools, purpose-built spa enclaves, a host of treatments and massages and locations close to the beach.

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

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Travel a little further along the coast from Brighton and you will reach Eastbourne, home to one of the UK’s most beautiful seafront hotels.  Affectionately known as the The White Palace, The Grand commands panoramic views over Beachy Head and houses an incredible spa.

The Sussex Spa at The Grand features both an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, gym, a whirlpool spa bath and a series of well-equipped treatment rooms where you can enjoy a massage whilst looking out over the sea.

The elegant hotel restaurant offers fine dining whilst enjoying the views of the sea in period surroundings, think; high ceilings, chandeliers, starched table cloths and delicious British cuisine paired with fine wines. Book Afternoon Tea for a decadent experience featuring a series of light bites followed by delectable scones and a selection of mouthwatering teas. Afternoon tea can be served on either the terrace or in the lounge.


Bailiffs court hotel and spa

Little Hampton

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Set west of Brighton, Bailiffs Court is considered to be one of the most beautiful hotels in the South of England, ranging across a series of charming cottages across 30 acres of land leading to the beach. Perfect for a romantic weekend, a getaway with the family or even a dog-friendly weekend of walking and hiking, there’s something for everyone at Bailiffs Court.

The spa at Bailiffs Court encompasses a large barn conversion that offers a tranquil and immersive experience. The spa features a heated outdoor infinity pool, a heated indoor swimming pool, specially designed relaxation rooms, a gym and fitness studio plus tennis courts. The Sand Piper lodge offers a relaxing space and includes a balcony that looks over the outdoor pool and towards the sea- simply breath-taking.

All 39 rooms at Bailiffs Court are individually decorated and feature superb architectural details, such as exposed beams, wood panelling, four poster beds plus modern amenities such as free WiFi and satellite TV.


Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

West Sussex

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Nestled in the gorgeous countryside of West Sussex, Ockenden Manor is a twenty-eight bedroom Elizabethan manor house offering fine dining, elegant interiors, an award winning spa and easy access with a car to the South Downs and Brighton.

The spa is built inside a 19th century walled garden, and the contemporary building is spacious and light with both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, an Isopod floatation tank, walk through rainforest shower, eight dedicated treatment rooms, a relaxation suite plus a gym and fitness studio. Treat yourself to an intensive massage or relaxing facial and then spend the rest of the day exploring the rest of the spa at your leisure, making the most of the calm surroundings.

Choose from a range of luxury rooms and suites in the main house, or opt for an large contemporary spa suite, complete with its own roof terrace. A feature suite in the manor brings old-world glamour, complete with panelled walls, ceiling beams, antique furniture, and large bay windows.


Ashdown park and country club

East Sussex

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This beautiful country house hotel in East Sussex is the perfect spot for a weekend of relaxation, whether you are looking to relax in the spa, stretch your legs on the 18-hole golf course, or simply spend your time getting to know the luscious surroundings.

The spa is just a short stroll from the main house and is designed to give the highest levels of pampering and luxury to its hotel guests. The spa is part of the country club, so after practising your swing at the driving range or thrashing out a couple of rounds on the tennis court, you can relax next to the indoor heated pool, take full advantage of the beauty rooms and treatments on offer, detox in the aromatherapy steam rooms and sauna, and then take a relaxing spa bath.

No two rooms or suites at the hotel are alike, each one is individually styled and are enhanced with period furnishings, plenty of space, and amenities best suiting your needs. For example, the Fairways Suites are best adapted to families with a dog, whereas the magnificent Master suites are perfect for a couple on a romantic break.

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