The Good Spa Awards 2012: Winners announced!

Apr 4 2014

Shy Spy


2 min read

For 2012's Good Spa Awards, we gave readers of The Good Spa Guide and Archant Life magazines the chance to vote for their favourite spa. We’re absolutely delighted with the response, with over 13,000 votes flooding in for our fabulous nominees!

As in our previous Good Spa Awards, we also nominated the best spas in Britain in our national award categories. Winners were chosen by the Spa Spies after much debate at Good Spa HQ!

All nominated spas were chosen by our team of expert Spa Spies based on bubble rating. Each spa is rated using our bubble system, ranging from one (let me out!) to five (‘I'm not leaving’). Only top-rated spas were included in our list of finalists, so huge congratulations to our lucky winners, as there was some stiff competition in every category!

Winners of the Good Spa Guide Regional Reader Awards 2012

Channel IslandsSpa Sirene at The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier, Jersey

East: Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex

London: Earthspa, Belgravia

Midlands: Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, Northamptonshire

North East: Titanic Spa, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

North West: Carden Park, Chester, Cheshire

Scotland: Carrick Spa at Cameron House on Loch Lomond, Dunbartonshire

South: SenSpa at Careys Manor, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

South East: The Treatment Rooms, Brighton, East Sussex

South West: Chapel Spa, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Wales: Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

See the full list of regional nominees at the Good Spa Awards page.

Winners of the Good Spa Guide National Awards 2012

Finest facial: Carita Pro-Lift Firming Rejuvenation at Sofitel So SPA, St James, London

Marvellous massage: Sundari Odati Treatment at Vale Resort, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan

Customer service: The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford, Cheshire

Best day spa: The Spa in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London

Best hotel spa: Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews, Fife

Best destination spa: Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Perfect product: Pinks Boutique Lemongrass and Mandarin Body Lotion

See the full list of national nominees on the Good Spa Awards page.


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4th April 2014

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Instant results; jasmine and frangipani scents; hot steam rooms; a good selection of magazines; modernist decor.

Spy Dislikes:

Whale noises (on CD, not in the pool hopefully); hard massage beds; tiny toilet cubicles; being spoken to like a child; lukewarm pools.

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