Our bubbles indicate our overall verdict of each spa, and give a general guide to
what you can expect..
"Nice, might go there again"
Three bubble spas are normally great for social spa-ing or if you have a few
hours to escape the family. They will offer good treatments, facilities to help
you relax and unwind and usually a spa-style lunch. Three bubble spas may not be
a den of decadence, but they will leave you feeling well looked after and
"Mmm, take me back"
Four bubble spas will normally provide an excellent spa experience with lovely
facilities, luxurious treatments and lavish lunches. There may be a slight break
in the spa journey (such as having to leave the spa to eat) or the facilities
may not be as up to date as others, but it should provide you with blissful
"I'll be back next weekend"
Five bubble spas will give you the whole package; an uninterrupted spa journey,
tip top treatments, first rate facilities and fabulous customer service. You
should not encounter any queues (it really ruins the vibe), mould in the showers
or lacklustre food! Be prepared for a slice of spa luxury.
Five Bubble Luxury
"Shut the door, I'm not leaving"
Five bubble luxury spas are seriously special. Expect spectacular facilities,
soothing and enriching treatments, award-winning cuisine and flawless customer
service. A 30,000 bottle wine cellar? You bet. Diamond facials? Of course!
Michelin stars? Absolutely. Get ready to be impressed.
Spas with a Bubble Rating will have been reviewed by our team of spa experts within
the past two years. We assess spas on subjects such as cleanliness and tidiness,
customer service, standard of facilities, and, of course, the treatments. Our audit
sheet is 20 pages long, so we're pretty thorough.
We do not judge spas on size, facilities they do or don't have, or the behaviour of
other spa guests. A smaller spa can still provide a five bubble experience, not
having a pool won't necessarily break a spa journey, and we love that spa is enjoyed
by all ages and personalities.
It's all about expectation and promise fulfilment. As long as a spa does what it
says it does well, we're happy Spa Spies
P.S. We only review spas that are three bubble or higher; we've been to a few one bubble spas and wouldn't recommend them.