The Good Spa Guide Regional Awards 2012 - Hurry!

Apr 4 2014

Single Spy


6 min read


There's just under a week left in the 2012 Good Spa Awards, so here's a handy overview of the spas battling it out in each of the regional categories. We considered making each spa mention a direct link through to vote but a) we'd be here all week (and the closing day is Friday 31 August!) and b) Google would look on us as some sort of spa link farm. So, cast your eyes over the finalists in each region, then click through to vote. Vote and you'll not only make your own super-spa super-happy, you may win fabulous spa prizes, too!

And great to see those comments keep coming in. We love reading them!

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - Channel IslandsYour favourite spa in the Channel Islands

In the running are: Ayush Wellness Spa at the Hotel de France; Grand Hotel, St Helier; Spa Sirene, St Helier; The Club Hotel & Spa, St Helier.

Which spa is your favourite? Vote for your favourite Channel-Island spa now!

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - EastYour favourite spa in the East

A few, but fine! Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs Elveden Forest, Brandon; Barnham Broom Spa, Norwich; Champneys Tring, Tring; Greenwoods Hotel Spa and Retreat, Ingatestone; Imagine Spa, King's Lynn; Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Thorpe-le-Soken; Maison Talbooth, Colchester; Sequoia Spa at The Grove, Chandlers Cross; SK Clinic and Spa, Bury St Edmunds; Sopwell House, St Albans; Sprowston Manor Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Norwich; The Spa at Luton Hoo, Luton; Ufford Park Hotel, Woodbridge.

Vote for the spa that ticks the boxes in the East

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - LondonYour favourite spa in London

The capital of calm: Adamina Spa, Kensington; Agua at Sanderson, Bloomsbury; Beauty à la Carte at Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly; Bentley London, Le Kalon Spa, South Kensington; Berkeley Spa, Knightsbridge; Bliss London, Chelsea; Brown's Hotel, Mayfair; Chelsea Club Antara Spa, Chelsea; Chiswick Health & Wellness Spa, Chiswick; Chuan Spa at The Langham London, Regent Street; CityPoint Club, Barbican; Cobella Kensington, Kensington; Cobella Selfridges, Oxford Street; COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, Mayfair; Dao Spa, Victoria; Dorchester Spa, Mayfair; Earthspa, Belgravia; EF MediSpa, Kensington; Elemis Day Spa, Mayfair; ESPA Life at Corinthia, Whitehall; Floatworks, Southwark; Four Seasons Park Lane, Mayfair; Gentlemen's Tonic, Mayfair; Harbour Club Spa & Clinic (an Amida Spa), Chelsea; Himalayan Day Spa, Chiswick; Illuminata, Mayfair; K Spa at K West Hotel, West Kensington; Landmark Spa and Health Club, Marylebone; Lush Spa, Chelsea; Mandara Spa, Westminster; Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge; May Fair Spa, Mayfair; Nickel, Covent Garden; No1 Traveller Heathrow; Pacifica Day Spa in Hampstead and Notting Hill; Peak Health Club and Spa at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge; Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf (East River Spa), Canary Wharf; Refinery, Mayfair; Sanctuary Spa, Covent Garden; Sanook Spa at the Courthouse Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton, Soho; Savana urban spa, Westbourne Grove; Shymala Ayurveda, Kensington; Sofitel London Heathrow; Sofitel So SPA, St James; Spa at 51, Westminster; Spa at Chancery Court Hotel, Holborn; Spa InterContinental, Mayfair; Spa London, Bethnal Green; Spa NK, Notting Hill; Spa Studio at The Lanesborough, Mayfair; Spa Verta, Battersea; St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel; Thai Square Spa, Covent Garden; The Spa at County Hall, Westminster; The Spa in Dolphin Square, Pimlico; Urban Retreat, Harrods, Knightsbridge; Ushvani, Chelsea.

Vote for your favourite spa in the capital!

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - MidlandsYour favourite spa in the Midlands

In with a chance: Amala Spa (Hyatt Regency Birmingham), Birmingham; Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, Newark; Champneys Springs, Ashby-de-la-Zouch; Clumber Park Hotel and Spa, Worksop; Eden Hall Day Spa, Newark; Fawsley Hall, Daventry; Hoar Cross Hall, Yoxall; Le Petit Spa at the Birmingham Mal, Birmingham; Moddershall Oaks, Stone; Ragdale Hall Health Hydro, Melton Mowbray; Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray; The Malvern, Malvern; The Spa at The Elms Hotel, Abberley; Thoresby Hall (World Spa), Newark; Whittlebury Hall, Towcester.

Vote for the spa that gets it right for the Midlands

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - North EastYour favourite spa in the North East

We loved: Alexandra House, Huddersfield; Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, York; Eastthorpe Hall in Yorkshire; Harrogate Turkish Baths; Matfen Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne; Rockliffe Hall, Darlington; Rudding Park, Harrogate; Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall; Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, Leeds; Titanic Spa in Huddersfield; Verbena Spa, Helmsley; Waterfall Spa, Leeds.

Vote for the North East's finest spa

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - North West

Your favourite spa in the North West

In the final: Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs at Whinfell Forest; Armathwaite Hall Hotel, Keswick; Carden Park, Chester; Chester Grosvenor and Spa; DreamsDay Spa, Carlisle; Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa; Langdale Hotel and Spa, Ambleside; Le Petit Spa at the Manchester Mal; Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Oswestry; Lowry Hotel and Spa, Manchester; Oxley's at Ambleside (Blue Fish Spa); Oxley's at Underscar (Blue Fish Spa), Keswick; Portland Hall Spa, Southport; Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester (Sienna Day Spa), Manchester; Rookery Hall Hotel, Nantwich; Spa by Kasia at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester; The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall, Chester; The Mere Golf Resort and Spa, Knutsford; The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, Preston; The Swan Hotel and Spa (Vu Spa), Newby Bridge; Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa.

Vote for the North West's best spa

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - Scotland Your favourite spa in Scotland

The Scottish set: Carrick Spa at Cameron House on Loch Lomond, Alexandria; Crieff Hydro Hotel, Crieff; Fairmont St Andrews, Fife; Fifteen Royal Terrace Day Spa, Glasgow; Gleneagles, Auchterarder; Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Golf, Oban; Norton House Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh; Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa, St Andrews; Pure Spa Silverburn, Glasgow; Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow; Stobo Castle Spa. Which spa is your favourite? Vote for your favourite Scottish spa now!

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - SouthYour favourite spa in the South

Lots to love: Aqua Sana Spa at Center Parcs Longleat, Warminster; Bishopstrow House Country Hotel and Spa, Warminster; Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, Calne; Champneys Henlow, Henlow; Champneys Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes; Chewton Glen, New Milton; Cliveden (The Pavilion Spa), Taplow; Coworth Park, Ascot; Danesfield House, Marlow-on-Thames; Donnington Valley Hotel, Newbury; Four Seasons, Hook; Fredrick's Hotel Spa, Maidenhead; Hartwell House and Spa, Aylesbury; Lime Wood Hotel (Herb House Spa), Lyndhurst; Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Chippenham; New Park Manor Hotel's Bath House Spa, Brockenhurst; Nirvana Spa, Wokingham; Norton Park, Winchester; SenSpa at Careys Manor, Brockenhurst; Solent Hotel and Spa, Fareham; Stoke Park Spa by SPC, Stoke Poges; Vineyard Hotel and Spa, Newbury; Whatley Manor (Aquarias Spa), Malmesbury; Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon.

Give your favourite southern spa your vote

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - South EastYour favourite spa in the South East

Top bubbles for: Amida Day Spa, Beckenham; Bailiffscourt Hotel, Arundel; Brandshatch Place, Fawkham; Champneys Brighton, Brighton; Champneys Chichester, Chichester; Dove Spa Bromley, Bromley; Dove Spa Reigate, Reigate; Foxhills Health Spa, Ottershaw; Grayshott Spa, Hindhead; Horsted Spa at East Sussex National, Uckfield; Lansdowne Place Hotel and Spa, Hove; Nutfield Priory, Redhill; Pennyhill Park Hotel and The Spa, Bagshot; PH2O Spa at Park House, Midhurst; Radisson Blu Edwardian Guildford, Guildford; Rowhill Grange Hotel and Utopia Spa, Wilmington; Runnymede on thames, Egham; Simply Healing Centre, Rudgwick; Slimmeria, Crowhurst; Spa Tara, Brighton; Spread Eagle Spa, Midhurst; The Treatment Rooms, Brighton; Uniquely Organic EcoSpa, Hove; Vitality Detox Retreat, West Wittering

Vote for your own little-black-book entry for the South East

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - South WestYour favourite spa in the South West

Top spas: Aztec Spa, Torquay; Babington House, Frome; Barnsley House, Cirencester; Bath Priory (Garden Spa), Bath; Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Mawgan Porth; Bovey Castle Spa, Dartmoor; Calcot Spa, Tetbury; Carlyon Bay Hotel, St Austell; Chapel Spa, Cheltenham; Cotswold House Hotel and Spa, Chipping Campden; Cowley Manor (C.Side Spa), Cowley; Dart Marina, Dartmouth; Daylesford Hay Barn Spa, Daylesford; Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham; Green Street House, Bath; Imperial Hotel, Torquay; Lido, Clifton; Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath; Middle Piccadilly Spa Retreat and Wellness Centre, Sherbourne; Royal Crescent Hotel and The Bath House, Bath; Scarlet Spa, Mawgan Porth; St Michael's Hotel and Spa, Falmouth; Sura Detox, Dolton; Tempus Spa at the Oxfordshire, Oxford; The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate (The Clearing Spa), St Austell; The Spa at Homewood Park, Bath; Thermae Bath Spa, Bath.

Vote for the spa you love in the South West

The Good Spa Awards 2012 - Regional Reader Awards - Wales

Your favourite spa in Wales.

The winning Welsh: Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, Llandudno; Celtic Manor Resort, Newport; Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa, Welshpool; St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot; St David's Hotel and Spa, Cardiff; Vale Resort, Hensol.

Vote for your favourite Welsh spa now!


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4th April 2014

Spy Likes:

Warm floors when you put your bare feet upon them; heated treatment beds; soft towels; attention to detail, so that your treatment room looks and smells beautiful when you arrive in it.

Spy Dislikes:

Cold floors when you put your bare feet upon them; therapists who use your treatment time to write up a list of product "recommendations" that they hope you will purchase.

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