Gorgeous spa hotels for a weekend break near Cardiff

By Katherine Sparshatt,

Treat yourself to a cheeky weekend spa break at one of these top spa hotels near Cardiff. There’s no need to spend hours travelling or weeks planning, simply book yourself a room and slip away for a weekend of relaxation.

Whether you are looking to sneak in a few rounds of golf, rejuvenate your skin with a wealth of massages and facials, or to simply spend the weekend lazing by the pool, we’ve picked five wonderful spa hotels to do exactly that!

1. Parkway Hotel and Spa

Newport

Nestled amidst seven acres of gardens in the Cwmbran countryside is the Parkway Hotel and Spa, perfect for a weekend of relaxation. The hotel recently underwent an extensive refurbishment and is now spick-and-span awaiting your arrival.

The spa is ideal if you want to spend a weekend recuperating. Using the finest Yon-Ka products from Paris, you can choose from an extensive menu of treatments whether cosmetic or therapeutic. You can also while away the hours relaxing by the pool, in the spa bath, or detoxing in the sauna and steam room designed with grandeur in mind.

The hotel houses two beautiful new penthouse suites. Each of these suites come complete with a separate lounge area, full length balcony, walk-in wardrobe, roll top bath and Nespresso coffee machine. Is there anything more you could want from a hotel room?

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2. Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa

Bridgend

This fantastic hotel in Bridgend is ideal for a quiet weekend break near Cardiff, and it’s also a pet friendly hotel, so the whole family can come along!

The spa and leisure club offer plenty of opportunity to relax. Whether you want to float your troubles away in the indoor pool, work up a sweat in the sauna and steam room or perhaps make the most of the spa treatment rooms by booking yourself in for a massage, facial or luxurious skin treatment.

When you aren’t relaxing in the spa, you can always treat yourself to a round of golf on the Southerndown course. A hidden gem in this region, Southerndown is particularly special as due to its terrain it is one of the driest courses in South Wales and therefore open year-round whatever the weather.

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3. Miskin Manor

Pontyclun

This family-owned hotel and Grade II listed building is set in 25 acres of manicured gardens and features an exquisite restaurant and a state-of-the-art spa complex.

If you are looking to dedicate a weekend to getting in shape and relaxing your body and mind then you’ve come to the right place. The fully equipped cardio and weights gym is perfect for some time devoted to body sculpting, plus the gym hosts over 50 classes a week in case you want to try something new. After all that exercise, relax in the adjoining sauna and steam room, or perhaps take a few laps of the pool, to ensure you leave feeling both mentally and physically fit.

Each of the rooms are individually decorated and the plush carpets and richly patterned wall papers ooze comfort and warmth. All of the rooms are furnished in a classic antique style, with many rooms housing a luxurious four poster bed.

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4. The Vale Resort

Vale of Glamorgan

Less than an hour from Cardiff is The Vale Resort, a cosy and welcoming golf and spa hotel. The Vale Resort is the perfect place to escape to for a weekend of pampering and relaxation.

The spa is extremely well equipped to cater to your every whim. With 19 treatment rooms for anything from massages to manicures, a float zone featuring heated water beds where you can feel as light as a feather, and a Moroccan inspired sleep zone where you can completely zone out. Or you can simply enjoy a calming swim in the heated indoor pool – whatever you choose, you are guaranteed to leave feeling revived and refreshed.

The rooms at The Vale Resort are all luxuriously decorated, with large spacious beds, power showers, and private balconies overlooking the grounds. High speed WiFi keeps you connected to the world and 24-hour room service ensures that you will want for nothing!

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5. Towers Hotel and Spa

Swansea

Hop over to Swansea for a weekend away at the Towers Hotel and Spa. This warm and welcoming hotel is family-owned and run, with excellent facilities and a fantastic location overlooking Swansea Bay.

The spa facilities at Towers Hotel and Spa are exceptional and you will be left feeling ready to face anything. The modern and purpose-built spa annex houses a fitness suite, Jacuzzi and sauna, plus a magnificent swimming pool. Choose from the extensive spa menu and indulge in some pampering experiences in one of the four private treatment rooms.

If you are really looking to splurge then book yourselves into one of the Tower suites, ideal for a romantic getaway. Located in the listed Tower building, each of the luxurious suites are spacious and airy with views of the surrounding woodland and coastline.

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