Like the sound of this spa?

You are in luck, we have three ways to book your ideal spa trip:

Book directly with the spa
Ideal if you want a tailor made spa trip. Just fill in this form or ring them on 01664 433043 and say the magic words 'Good Spa Guide'.

Book a Spa Spy package
We know spas, we've been there and got the t-shirt, so we have chosen some great spa packages. Have a browse through packages for this spa.

Compare online prices
Of course no one knows spas like we do, but if you want a sanity check on prices this is the way to compare.

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire,
LE14 3PB

Destination Spa

Has a pool

Has thermal facilities

0 treatment rooms

The original and still the best dedicated spa retreat, Ragdale Hall is a large, comfortable country house set in attractive gardens and grounds. Ragdale is the John Lewis of spas: good quality, well priced and delivered by people who really know their stuff. You’ll find unfaltering customer service, an extensive range of top-quality treatments, and a fine array of facilities and classes. You can feel at liberty to be as healthy or as pampered as you like, and with varying prices for rooms, Ragdale can acommodate most budgets.​

Watch Ragdale Hall's video brochure

0 people say this spa is family friendly.
5 people say this spa is a social spa.
4 people say this spa is health focused.
1 person says this spa is solo friendly.
1 person says this spa is romantic.

  • Elemis
  • Decléor
  • Spa Find
  • Clarins
  • OPI
  • Lava Shells
  • Lots of beautiful spaces to relax in including The Retreat and The Pavilion
  • Candle pool
  • Indoor/outdoor waterfall pool
  • Thought Zone
  • Colourflow cave
  • Volcanic salt bath
  • Scented room
  • Rose sauna
  • Cave shower
  • Experience showers
  • 25m swimming pool with raised whirlpool spa, water cascade and massage jets
  • Steam room
  • Sanarium
  • Exercise pool with water exercise sessions, underwater gym equipment and whirlpool spa
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Tennis courts
  • Mind gym
  • Beauty shop, boutique and gift shop
  • The Beauty Express (a salon-type space offering quick-fix glamour treatments)

Our Spa Spy Review

Reviewed by: Super Spy

In February 2014

First impressions?

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa is set in lush green surroundings in Leicestershire.

When you enter the main reception, you hand your car keys over to the valet, so you can instantly forget the outside world. Go through to the Garden Room café, choose a welcome drink, and a receptionist will check you in at your table. Lovely.

What's on offer?

What's not on offer? Ragdale is large and comprehensive. They call the Thermal Spa "an indoor playground for adults", and it is hard to disagree. The Candle Pool is heated to 34 degrees, and comes complete with twinkling stars in the ceiling. The Waterfall Pool allows you to swim outside with mist gently rising around you. The Thought Zone's changing colours and music invite inspiration. The humid Colourflow Cave allows you to detox in exotic scents. Take your time exploring the Volcanic Salt Bath, the Scented Room, the Rose Sauna and the Cave Shower (this offers a tropical storm, complete with thunder and lightning).

Ready to swim? Try the main 25-metre pool with waterfall, the adjoining lengths pool, or the separate exercise pool with aqua-gym equipment and a daily programme of water-exercise sessions.

You have an abundance of places to just sit and relax, with plenty of seating in the pool area, or the bright and airy Pavilion Room with turquoise and apple-green velvet furniture. A traditional lounge has an open fire, or you could head to The Retreat for complete silence or maybe a nap.

The gym and two studios both offer a wide range of classes. Outside exercise options include bicycles, tennis courts, croquet, pitch and putt, and an outdoor pool for the warmer months.

Tell us about the treatments

We had the Decléor Excellence Anti-Ageing Face and Body treatment which is exclusive to Ragdale (150 minutes, £157) and the Shellac Long Lasting Nail Colour for hands (40 minutes, £36).

Emma, my therapist, collected me from the treatment waiting area -- a bright atrium with an eclectic mix of armchairs in bright pink and green velvets. She explained what the treatment would entail, then asked me to put on those most flattering of undergarments: paper knickers

Emma rubbed Crème Exfoliant over the back of my body and, when I turned over, the front. Emma then turned on the shower so that I could rinse off the exfoliant with a flannel mitt and shower gel. There followed a long body massage, covering absolutely all my exposed skin (speak up if you are of a shy disposition) after which Emma applied a rich moisturiser. She wrapped a plastic sheet around me, placed towels on top, and turned on the massage-bed heating. The bed got really quite hot -- the point being to "cook" the moisturiser into my dermis, the layer of skin below the surface.

Whilst my body simmered in unguents, Emma began my facial. The USP of this treatment is a magic piece of kit called the Qi Booster -- a small plastic roller with (non-sharp) spikes, which your therapist rolls over your face to stimulate collagen production. A strange but not unpleasant sensation. Next came a wonderful mask; the Liss'Age Plumping Mask arrives as a tablet which your therapist dissolves in water half an hour before your treatment. This mask contains freeze-dried corn, saiko and serine extracts to fill wrinkles, hydrate and plump. After removing this mask, Emma gave me a fabulous face, neck and scalp massage.

By this time, my dermis was cooked to perfection. Emma turned off the heat, unwrapped me from the plastic, and sent me into the shower for one final time to rinse off all the wonderful things. One last lie-down for a little moisturiser on my face, and I was done. Every inch of skin on my body glowed.

For my Shellac manicure, I headed to the bright Beauty Express area. This area is the latest addition to the Ragdale menu and offers a salon selection of quick-fix treatments which you don't need to book in advance. My therapist, Jenny, took off my old varnish and gave my nails a good tidy up, trim, shape and buff. Jenny helped me choose my nail colour, advising against colours that looked good on the samples but were not right for my skin tone (too much blue, apparently). When finished, my nails looked glossy and stylish, and still looked salon perfect a week later.

Ragdale's treatment menu is extensive, and with many treatments exclusive to Ragdale. Choose from a variety of facials and massages, wraps, holistic therapies or beauty quick-fixes. The grapevine says that the MOT Massage by therapist Danny (who also taught a great yoga class) is one not to miss. Maybe next time…

Food facts

Let's start with breakfast in bed... Another offering from a spa that has left no stone unturned in its quest to deliver the ultimate spa stay. Choose from one of two set breakfasts or from a comprehensive selection of fare to mix and match. My berry compote with quinoa, banana muffin (hot and freshly baked) and pot of green tea was delicious.

Dinner is in the main dining room. You can join the social table -- an option for solo spa-goers who fancy meeting some others -- or dine alone. The menu is graded with different symbols to help you avoid or choose dairy/gluten/nuts or opt for lower-calorie meals. As the restaurant caters for spa-goers only, you can choose to dine in your robe (which I did). My starter of smoked salmon with boiled egg and watercress, and main of tandoori chicken with houmous went down a treat. All meals came with a good selection of steamed vegetables, herb-crushed potatoes, and crunchy coleslaw.

We loved / We didn't love

We loved everything!

The Thermal Spa experience is a delight and worth a visit alone, as well as the proper 25-metre pool for serious swimming.

Just wandering around in a robe all day with so many lovely spaces to just sit and watch the world go by, or read, is a joy.

Personally, I would have preferred some lighter lunch options and a less wheat-heavy menu.

I would have also liked some moisturiser in the changing rooms so that I didn't have to go back to my room in between swims.

Who do you think would like it?

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa is great for groups of friends; it's a sociable place if you want it to be, but also good if you want to spa alone.

Anyone who appreciates great customer service; with a staff-to-customer ratio of 2:1, you really are looked after at Ragdale.

Ragdale is modern yet old-school; it's a great place to take your mum, and we saw many two- and three-generation family groups.

As Ragdale has such a large pool and thermal area, it's perfect for anyone who loves being in water; you can even do your gym work out in a pool.

Why did you give the spa this rating?

Once again, we awarded Ragdale Hall a Good Spa Guide rating of 5 bubbles. At Ragdale, there is something for everyone and everything is done well. Ragdale is such a relaxed, welcoming, well-run spa-retreat, there is virtually nothing to fault.

We'd go again like a shot.

Super Spy visited Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa in February 2014

Public Opinion

What's your opinion on this spa?

This spa is...



Public opinions on this spa...
  1. 's avatar
    Lynne Shepherd
    November 22, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    A little touch of heaven - my sister and I have visited for several years, and as soon as we walk through the door, any stresses seem to fall away. Everything about Ragdale is lovely, peace, luxury, attention to detail, I could go on. We feel that as we have found the best, we don't need to look anywhere else.

    I voted this spa as being:

    • A Social Spa
    • Health Focused

    1 vote | up (100%) | down (0%)
  1. 's avatar
    Margaret Middleton
    November 21, 2014 at 11:24 pm
    This is a fabulous spa. My daughter and I have visited on many occasions and it just seems to get better each time. The staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The thermal spa is amazing, especially the candle pool. Food is excellent.

    I voted this spa as being:

    • A Social Spa
    • Health Focused

    1 vote | up (100%) | down (0%)
  1. 's avatar
    Joy Townsend
    November 21, 2014 at 8:58 pm
    I have been visiting Ragdale for 20 years now and as a solo traveller absolutely love it. It feels like coming home every time I visit. I visit 4 times a year now so it must be good. The staff are the mainstay. Everyone seems to love their job. The facilities are fab and are always being updated.

    I voted this spa as being:

    • Solo Friendly

    1 vote | up (100%) | down (0%)
  1. 's avatar
    Christine Cary
    November 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm
    I am not surprised that Ragdale was the best spa for customer service! The staff cannot do enough to help you and are always friendly and polite. In my professional life when I am asked for an example of exemplary service I always quote Ragdale Hall. The customer service is exceptional and the facilities just amazing. Even Raggles the cat adds to the atmosphere :o)

    I voted this spa as being:

    • A Social Spa
    • Health Focused

    1 vote | up (100%) | down (0%)
  1. 's avatar
    Great Grandma
    November 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    So pleased Ragdale won another award - most luxurious place to be, with lovely helpful staff. Weel done!

    I voted this spa as being:

    • A Social Spa
    • Health Focused
    • Romantic

    1 vote | up (100%) | down (0%)
  1. 's avatar
    Linda bushney
    November 20, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I voted this spa as being:

    • A Social Spa

    1 vote | up (0%) | down (100%)

Page 1 of 1 pages

Spa Location


Larger map

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa


Melton Mowbray,
Leicestershire,
LE14 3PB

Extra Information

Dining:

Breakfast is served in your room; The Garden Room and Verandah Bar serve hot and cold refreshments and snacks; the main restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Accommodation:

Six room types available, from Economy Rooms to Suites.

Opening Hours:

Open all the time

Treatment Menu: View this spa's treatment menu

Good Spa Guide special offers

Elemis Ultimate Rejuvenating Break at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£630 per person sharing

The ultimate luxury spa break brought to you by Elemis and Ragdale Hall. Be pampered from head to toe during this three night break and leave feeling totally

Fresh Fitness Concepts at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£317 per person sharing

Join a small, select group and try some fresh new fitness concepts! Ragdale Hall's Fitness Team will be offering an exciting range of innovative and unique

Healthy Food, Tasting Good! A Foodie Lovers Break at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£345 per person sharing

Join a small select group for a series of workshops and demonstrations all focused on FOOD! Hosted by Sue Ashworth, highly experienced specialist food writer for the health industry and

Ragdale Running Break at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£345 per person sharing

Run for it is a perfect break for those who enjoy running and are now looking to improve performance or distance, perhaps aiming for a half or even

Walk to Fitness at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£317 per person

This event, led by Ragdale Hall's own award winning fitness expert and author, Dean Hodgkin, will guarantee to put the fun back into fitness. You will be introduced to

Bring a Friend Free 2014 at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£528 per couple

This offer is ENDING SOON so call us now to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity to visit the Hall and Bring a Friend Free

Rosemary Conley at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£629 per person sharing

Be pampered and get into shape at the same time by spending five days and four nights with Rosemary Conley at award winning spa Ragdale Hall. Your stay

Two Night Blissful Spring Break 2015 at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£340 per person

Brush away the winter blues and enjoy an invigorating and relaxing break at Ragdale Hall in the spring of 2015. This break includes: * Accommodation for two nights * Choose from either a 50

Three Night Blissful Spring Break 2014 at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£456 per person

Brush away the winter blues and enjoy an invigorating and relaxing break at Ragdale Hall in the spring of 2015. This break includes: * Accommodation for three nights * Three 25-minute

Yoga Indulgence at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£360 per person sharing

Join Dr Kerry Michelle Clarke and Carmel O'Connell for Yoga Indulgence at Ragdale Hall. All levels of practice including complete beginners are welcome and physical postures can be

Pre Christmas Pamper Day at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£115 per person

Spend a day at Ragdale Hall and escape the madness during the run-up to Christmas.  Let Ragdale Hall's experienced therapists pamper you until you'

Strictly Come Dancercise Break at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£317 per person sharing

This unique two-night break from Ragdale Hall, with dance as its theme, is a great way to dance yourself to a slimmer you! The Strictly Come Dancercise Break includes: * Exclusive

5 for 4 Spa Day Offer at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£468 per Four people

Book five spa day packages at Ragdale Hall (from Late Escape, Refresh and Revive or Chill Out Day) on any one day and pay for

Holistic Heaven Spa Day at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£153 per person

Life a little too much at the moment? Need a day of total relaxation? Ragdale Hall's Holistic Heaven Spa Day could be just what you need.

Overnight Reviver Break at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£205 per person sharing

Arrive at 2.00 pm on day one and leave us at 6.00 pm on day two (you will need to check out of your room at 11.00 am but will be offered a

Just For Him Three Night Break at Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

£501 per person sharing

Relax and enjoy the benefits of this spa package at Ragdale Hall, designed especially for him. The Just For Him Three Night Break includes: Hand Maintenance Treatment Soothing Back Massage

Compare prices with other spas

Pamper Spa Day at Carrick Spa, Dunbartonshire

Offer from: Red Letter Days

£160.00

From deep within the world-class Carrick Spa you are soothed and massaged until you are chilled and as calm as the surface of the loch itself. You take a sip…

One Night Indulgence Special

Offer from: SpaBreaks.com

£189.00

One Night Bed & Full Irish Breakfast in a Deluxe King Size Room, enjoy full access to the leisure facilities and thermal spa area - includes a Hydrotherapy Pool, Salt…

Pamper Spa Day at The Club and Spa Bristol

Offer from: Red Letter Days

£100.00

For those in serious need of some downtime, a relaxing pamper spa day at The Club and Spa Bristol is the perfect remedy. Step into the calming surroundings of the…

3 Nights Pamper Me Spa Break

Offer from: Spa Seekers Ltd

£486.00

Indulge yourself with three days of absolute spa heaven at the famous Ragdale Hall Health Hydro. Enjoy the amazing state of the art spa facilities, be inspired by the thermal…

3 Nights Luxury Spa Break

Offer from: Spa Seekers Ltd

£606.00

For those looking for the ultimate get away from it all break Ragdale Hall Health Hydro will leave you feeling truly relaxed. From the very moment you arrive into this…