Top five spas for romance

Oct 28 2015

Scarlet Spy

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If you’re looking for romantic spa ideas, there are plenty of spa experiences for two, including dual treatments, private spa suites, rasuls and romantic rituals. Mix up a candle-lit dinner and time in the bubbling hot tub -- a spa experience can be the perfect way to appreciate time together.

Here are the Spa Spies’ top five romantic spa retreats

Stanley House

Stanley House in Lancashire is set in a beautifully green location with panoramic views of the Ribble Valley. Peaceful and rural, the spa feels like an intimate hideaway, full of light and romantic ambience. Book a ‘Just the Two of You’ couple’s spa retreat and find your bed decorated with rose petals for your two night stay. Spend time together in the luxurious thermal facilities and indulge in a massage and facial, plus savour an evening meal while sipping prosecco and admiring the beautiful landscape. Stanley House know how to inspire romance…

Dormy House

Set in the romantic Cotswold countryside, Dormy House feels homely and luxurious. The spa is part of a 17th century stone farmhouse, now a trendy hotel with foody pub. Colourful mood lighting in the indoor infinity pool creates a romantic atmosphere, and a sheltered terrace captures the sun for a moment’s outdoor warmth with your loved one. A connecting double treatment suite and rasul mud provides a private inner sanctum for enjoying treatments as a couple. Choose from the spa collection or Glorious mud menu, drift between rooms and escape the world. High standards, a relaxed atmosphere and the elegance of Dormy House Spa combine to make the perfect hideaway for couples.


SenSpa is a delightful and romantic Thai-themed retreat in the New Forest. The ambience hits your senses as soon as you open the door: music plays throughout and the air is scented with a floral fragrance. The spectacular hydrotherapy pool is candle-lit after dark, and there are seductive chill-out rooms with heated ceramic loungers. Tickle your taste buds with a meal in the Zen Garden Thai restaurant, and heighten your senses in the private rasul room. The heated seats, relaxing music and twinkling lights make for a romantic experience while steam and mud works magic on your skin.

Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Hall is a majestic gothic building set in 375 acres of lovely countryside. The treatment rooms are luxurious and elegantly draped with silk fabric, and the spa’s pool area is decorated with stained-glass windows recycled from an old chapel in the grounds. When the sun streams through in the morning, you find yourself swimming through a rainbow of colour. Be sure to enjoy the VIP suite and rasul mud room with your partner, and book a session in the spa garden room which opened in September 2015. Rockliffe Hall offers a luxurious couples getaway and retreat package, both of which make for an indulgent romantic spa experience together.

Bedford Lodge

The Spa at Bedford Lodge is set within a Victorian-built property in the grounds of Bedford Lodge Hotel. Surrounded by smart gardens and stables, the spa’s interior is light and bright with flickering ESPA candles and luxurious, muted-tone decor. Romantics will love the location and exclusivity; Bedford Lodge is the perfect place to experience a couple’s retreat package. Included is an hour’s massage together in the couple’s suite, dinner and breakfast, a sumptuous room and use of the spa facilities. Time in the rasul mud room costs extra, but is included in the spa day version of the couple’s package. Be sure to spend time together soaking up the mud and steam, then head to the rooftop hot tub to sip Champagne and gaze over the gardens. 


Scarlet Spy

28th October 2015

Spy Likes:

Nature-inspired spas, cold water plunges, sound baths, deep tissue massage, delicious food.

Spy Dislikes:

Thin walls in treatment rooms, lounger hoggers, soggy robes, bright lights.

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