The metropolitan city of Sheffield takes its name from the winding river that flows through the busy centre, the Sheaf. So it’s not surprising that Sheffield and its people appreciate the rejuvenating and therapeutic power of water – best enjoyed, of course, in some of the country’s most state-of-the-art spa hotels.
This select list of spa hotels are all within an hour of Sheffield and perfect for soaking away your stress, be it in a luxury sauna or relaxing hot tub. And with wellness being one of the biggest trends of 2017, why not get ahead of the game by simply unwinding with a soothing spa session?
Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa
St Paul’s Hotel & Spa
One of Sheffield’s few 4-star hotels in the city centre, the modern Mercure St Paul’s Hotel & Spa sits just off the Peace Gardens, less than a 5-minute walk from the Crucible Theatre and Sheffield City Hall.
From the moment you step into the striking glass atrium, St Paul’s air of indulgence can be felt in every carefully designed corner of this spa hotel hotel, making it the perfect setting for a weekend spa break.
The hotel’s well-being facilities are first-class, be it the beauty salon, thermal suite or ice igloo. (And who can say no to unwinding with a glass of bubbly in the luxurious champagne bar?)
As well as a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, snail shower and ice fountain, the spa also offers guests a sumptuous selection of beauty treatments; everything you need – and more – for a relaxing and restorative spa break.
Q Hotel Tankersley Manor
Tankersley Manor Spa
If you’re looking for a relaxing spa day close to Sheffield, then the 17th-century, 4-star Q Hotel Tankersley Manor should definitely be on your list. Surrounded by its own private grounds, the manor boasts original features such as exposed wood beams and stone windowsills.
Close to the lively city centre, yet on the doorstep of some of the country’s most picturesque scenery, this gorgeous spa hotel is the best of both worlds, and its superior spa facilities are sure to please even the most discerning of guests.
The peaceful spa at Q Hotel Tankersley Manor features serene relaxation rooms, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, while their lush selection of treatments includes everything from facials, waxing and massages.
Want to make the experience extra-special? Then book one of the indulgent spa day packages with a glass of bubbly and either a delicious light lunch or Instagram-worthy afternoon tea. Bliss.
Close to Chatsworth House, Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the Yorkshire Air Museum, the 4-star Kenwood Hall offers a little slice of serenity a mere mile from the midst of Sheffield city centre.
The spa hotel offers an extensive range of upscale spa treatments by partnering with Comfort Zone, a luxury and ethical Italian skincare company whose goal is to promote a holistic, soulful, healthy and sustainable lifestyle that will improve skin, body and mind.
For some serious R&R, pair your pampering with a glamorous champagne afternoon tea served in the Lakeview Bar or, weather permitting, al fresco on the patio overlooking Kenwood’s beautiful 12-acre grounds.
If you haven’t quite got the time (or the funds!) for a full day of relaxation, never fear – why not try the mini spa day for some well-deserved restoration? It’s a great opportunity to relieve those muscular aches and tensions with an invigorating back massage, or perhaps you’d prefer a gentle facial?
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park
Sheffield Park Leisure & Spa
Tucked away in gorgeous landscaped gardens in a leafy, quiet suburb, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel offers the perfect spa weekend on the outskirts of Sheffield, just 5 miles from the picturesque Peak District.
Once you’ve been welcomed with a signature freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie, the pampering really gets started. Slip into your fluffy robes and slippers and make your way to the luxurious spa facilities, set against some truly charming countryside scenery.
Services and treatment options at the Double Tree range from a 12-metre heated outdoor pool, sauna and steam rooms, whirlpool, nail studio, hot stone therapy, aqua classes and bespoke group and romance packages.
For the ultimate spa experience, escape for the night with Deluxe Pamper Package and treat yourself to two days of full leisure facilities, delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and a choice of luxury spa treatments.
Thoresby Hall Spa
One of Nottinghamshire’s best spa hotels and important country houses, Thoresby Hall is a truly majestic 18th century Grade-I listed building. A finalist in the Good Spa Guide’s Readers’ Choice National Awards 2016, the hotel is set in acres of rolling parklands on the edge of Sherwood Forest overlooking the croquet lawn, offering the perfect setting for a peaceful retreat.
Its luxurious spa, with unrivalled health and beauty facilities, will ensure your stay in Thoresby Hall is truly relaxing. Take a dip in the 18-metre indoor swimming pool, ideal for a gentle yet refreshing all-body workout. After you exercise, settle into the sauna, steam room and bubble pool to help clear the mind and body. There’s also an Aromatherapy Cave, Scandinavian Sanarium, Turkish steam room and collection of holistic treatments including Reiki and Reflexology.
Ringwood Hall Hotel
The Ringwood Spa
Ringwood Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian manor house on 29-acre grounds in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, just 10 miles from Sheffield at the gateway to the Peak District National Park.
The plush spa hotel features a spectacular spa with an open plan treatment area (great for your girls spa break), as well as a dual treatment room for couples looking to share the time together. This Grade-ll listed hotel is even surrounded by gorgeous manicured gardens, ideal for relaxing in before and after your session.
Their Bridal Essentials package is an extra special treat, and perfect for spoiling the lady of the hour and her bridesmaids. Not to be forgotten or outdone, the spa also has great options for the best men and groom, including Swedish back, neck and shoulder massages, eyebrow tidy and express MONU facial treatment.
No matter what beauty regimen you’re looking for, be it tanning, waxing, bespoke eye treatments, body scrubs or wraps, this therapeutic spa promises pure escapism.
Losehill House Spa
Once an Arts and Crafts building dating back to 1914, this luxurious boutique hotel is the only 4-star hotel located within the heart of The Peak District National Park.
Privately-owned and intimate, the country house and spa is set on a secluded hillside spot, and offers panoramic views over stunning Winhill and the Hope Valley.
Losehill Spa uses luxurious Thalgo and ESPA products, and guests can experience a free consultation on any of the treatments provided. The spa hotel also offers a special Pregnancy Collection of relaxing spa treatments for expectant mums, which can be enjoyed after the first 12 weeks.
Other facilities include the tranquil 10-metre indoor heated pool, peaceful sauna and fantastic outdoor hot tub on the terrace. In the summer months, why not sit back on the loungers after a massage and enjoy a glass of something cool while watching the sunset?
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