Yorkshire’s most gorgeous spa hotels for the perfect weekend away

By Katherine Sparshatt,

Fancy a weekend stretched out in a hotel spa with your only decision being whether to take a dip in the pool or the Jacuzzi? Why not check out these gorgeous hotels set against the rolling dales, moors and coastline of Yorkshire…

Well we’ve picked out our favourite Yorkshire Spas that are perfect for a quick getaway filled with relaxation, good food and comfortable hotel rooms.

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

Leeds

Near to Leeds, this hotel has some excellent spa facilities that are well worth spending a weekend exploring. Enjoy use of the large indoor pool, inviting whirlpool, sauna and steam room plus an extensive list of treatments for both ladies and gentlemen that range from beauty therapies to ancient massage techniques.

The rooms all follow a signature design that involves natural materials such as light-wood paneling, clean white bed linen, plus accent cushions and chairs to add a pop of colour.

Downstairs you will find exceptional food, mostly made up of seasonal and locally produced dishes, which is best served al-fresco on the stylish outdoor terrace.

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The Grand Hotel & Spa

York

Yorkshire’s only five-star hotel, The Grand Hotel & Spa is located in a historic landmark building built in 1906 for one of the UK’s richest businesses and all 13 suites plus 107 bedrooms have their own character, look and feel. Highlights include Molten Brown toiletries and your very own umbrella for the duration of your stay – always handy.

The luxury spa at The Grand is the perfect inner-city oasis of a calm. Treatments are designed to tease out every knot or muscle tension, and use only the finest in British skincare products supplied by Espa. Alongside the extensive treatment menu you can enjoy full use of the 14-metre swimming pool, spa whirlpool, aromatic steam room, Nordic dry sauna, relaxation lounge and fully equipped gym.

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Oulton Hall

Leeds

A luxury manor-house hotel Oulton Hall is perfect for a relaxing break plus a round of golf or two, as the surrounding landscape features 27 holes of sheer golfing pleasure! When you aren’t out on the greens you can relax tired or aching muscles in the spa making full use of the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and plethora of treatments including ESPA facials and Hot stone treatments.

There’s plenty to keep you busy at Oulton Hall, from the golf course to the drawing room where you can enjoy a luxurious Afternoon Tea. There’s also The Calverley Grill restaurant where you can treat yourself to a mouth-watering gourmet meal before sloping off to your luxuriously furnished bedroom.

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Best Western Plus Kenwood Hall Hotel

Sheffield

The Kenwood Hall Hotel is a stately home near Sheffield, surrounded by lush gardens and a tranquil lake, there’s no better place to escape from the city and take the time to relax. The spa includes a large indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi all of which take in views over the grounds.

Enjoy meals in the Lakeview Restaurant where Chef Simon Barton whips up delicious food – mostly classic dishes with a modern twist. Wash down dinner with a night-cap in the café-bar, the perfect place to relax after a day of pampering.

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The Majestic Harrogate

Harrogate

The Majestic is a palatial Victorian property boasting head to toe luxury and of course, a delectable spa-break experience. Harrogate has a reputation as a spa town, so naturally The Majestic upholds tradition with its Decléor spa experience, featuring some of the most lavish facial, massage, and aromatherapy treatments available.

When you are not being pampered you can enjoy full use of the fitness suite including state-of-the-art machines and weight lifting equipment, an indoor heated pool and a Jacuzzi.

The rooms at the Majestic are all thoughtfully decorated with luxury and comfort in mind and include the all-important tea and coffee making facilities, a flat screen TV and if you upgrade to a deluxe you can expect beautiful garden views too!

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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

York

This Georgian mansion has been elegantly restored into a fine hotel surrounded by several acres of garden and on the inside, includes plenty of rare antique 18th century furniture and oil paintings. The Health and Fitness Spa sits behind two listed Edwardian cottages in its own secluded gardens.

Inside the spa you’ll find a large indoor swimming pool, a Spa bath, steam room and sauna for your enjoyment. If you find yourself feeling peckish head over to the Spa Club Room for freshly brewed teas, coffees and light refreshments and snacks.

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Crown Spa Hotel

Scarborough

Perfect for a spa break amidst breaking waves and sea air,  Scarborough’s Crown Spa Hotel is the ideal destination for a weekend of recuperation. The spa includes an indoor pool where you can indulge in a leisurely swim followed by a soak in the 20ft hot tub, and spell in the sauna, samarium and if you’re feeling brave the invigorating ice shower.

Book a treatment to get the full spa experience, all treatments use Decléor products with only the finest ingredients and none of it tested on animals. During your stay, your room will be comfortable and spacious with mood lighting, fluffy king-size beds, and if you upgrade to a deluxe you can enjoy sweeping sea views.

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