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The Good Spa Guide Awards 2014 - the winners!

The annual Good Spa Guide awards took place on 18th November and we're delighted to be able to reveal all the winners from the big night. Cue the drum roll…

Regional Awards

Readers' Choice Best London Spa: The Spa in Dolphin Square
Readers' Choice Best Spa in the Midlands and East: The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall
Readers' Choice Best Spa in the North: The Woodland Spa
Readers' Choice Best Spa in Scotland: Stobo Castle Health Spa
Readers' Choice Best Spa in the South East: SenSpa at Careys Manor
Readers' Choice Best Spa in the South West & Channel Islands: Ayush Wellness Spa at the Hotel de France
Readers' Choice Best Spa in Wales: The Well Spa Retreat at Bluestone

National Awards

Award for Sheer Luxury (sponsored by BC Softwear): Rockliffe Hall
Best Wellness Programme (sponsored by Ishga): Grayshott Spa
Best Spa for a City Break (sponsored by Swimwear365): The Spa at The Royal Crescent Hotel
Best Spa for a Country Hideaway (sponsored by Lavashells): Calcot Spa
Most Romantic Retreat (sponsored by Moroccanoil): The Vineyard Spa
Best Customer Service (sponsored by AromaWorks): Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa
Best Spa to be Social (sponsored by Outback Organics): Aqua Sana Woburn Forest
Best Spa to go Solo (sponsored by VOYA): Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa

The event was held at Spa Life, a conference for spa professionals, at the new Center Parcs Woburn Forest, also home to event sponsors Aqua Sana.

Daphne Metland

The awards were presented in two swaths, the Regional Awards during a champagne reception and the National Awards during the gala dinner.  Daphne Metland, founder of Good Spa Guide, presented the glittering awards to a member of each of the award winning spas.

Once the awards were presented, celebrations continued until the small hours of the morning.

Congratulations to all the award finalists and winners; the Spa Spies™ review hundreds of spas and treatments every year, so to be nominated for an award makes you one of the very best in the country.

National Awards

Best Spa for a City Break (sponsored by Swimwear365): The Spa at The Royal Crescent Hotel. Anette Hall (The Spa at the Royal Crescent) and Helen Portas (Swimwear365) Best Customer Service (sponsored by AromaWorks): Ragdale Hall Health Hydro & Thermal Spa. Hannah Farrell-Wall and Michael Isaacs (Ragdale Hall) and Adele Watkins (AromaWorks) Best Spa for a Country Hideaway (sponsored by Lavashells): Calcot Spa. Jemma Clements and Fran Rowland (Calcot Spa), Clare Anderson (Lava Shells)
Best Spa to be Social (sponsored by Outback Organics): Aqua Sana Woburn Forest. Kerry Fenton-Kent and Donna McKee (Center Parcs Woburn Forest), Tracy-Smith (Outback Organics) Award for Sheer Luxury: Rockliffe Hall. Liz Holmes, Phillipa-Donnison (Rockliffe Hall) Barbara Cooke (BC Softwear) Best Spa to go Solo (sponsored by VOYA): Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa. Michelle Warburton (Voya) Lesley Bacon (Hand Picked Hotels)
Most Romantic Retreat (sponsored by Moroccanoil): Kim Bateman (Moroccanoil), Hayley Knight (The Vineyard), Kirsty Hughes (The Vineyard), Kyla Murphy (Moroccanoil) Best Wellness Programme (sponsored by Ishga): Grayshott Spa. Todd Le Page (Grayshott Spa) Leon Trayling (Ishga)  


Readers' Choice Awards

Readers' Choice Best Spa in the South East: SenSpa at Careys Manor Readers' Choice Best London Spa: The Spa in Dolphin Square The Readers' Choice Best Spa in the South West and Channel Islands: Ayush Wellness Spa
Readers' Choice Best Spa in the Midlands and East: The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall Readers' Choice Best Spa in the North: The Woodland Spa Readers' Choice Best Spa in Wales: The Well Spa Retreat at Bluestone
Readers' Choice Best Spa in Scotland: Stobo Castle Health Spa