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Top five spas with ice facilities

Ice facilities can be found within thermal areas of spas. They fit 'foot-in-slipper' alongside saunas or steam rooms as moving from heated facilities into the cold of a snow or ice cave can increase your circulation and help you feel refreshed and revived. Especially when it’s hot outside, visiting spa heat rooms may not be particularly appealing. But step into an ice cave or snow room afterwards and it will blissfully compliment the experience.

If you’re brave enough, here are the Spa Spies top five snow and ice rooms in the UK.

Lion Quays Waterside Resort

Lion Quays snow room

A modern leisure and business resort on the England/Wales border, Lion Quays has extensive well-kept facilities and unusual international-themed treatments. At a stimulating -10 °C, the snow cave at Lion Quays is the perfect contrast to the super-hot sauna, steam and rasul. 


The Spa at Pennyhill Park

Pennyhill Ice cave

One of the top spas in the UK, Pennyhill has great customer service, delicious food and lots of pools and thermal experiences to enjoy. The ice cave is in the mixed-sex thermal area and is perfect after a session in the schnapps steam room.


K Spa at K West Hotel

K Spa snow paradise

There's a whole lot to love about fashionable K Spa with its unusual treatments and facilities. The wet-spa area is modern, immaculate and a lot of fun. At -15 °C the snow paradise feels more West of Helsinki than West Kensington.


The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall

Whittlebury ice cave

Whittlebury is a comprehensive spa facility with lots of thermal experiences and fabulous relaxation areas. The main thermal spa area has six different experience rooms including an ice cave where you can rub rock ice over your skin! Best to try when you're feeling extra brave…


Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe igloo room

Visit the spa at Rockliffe Hall and you'll find a multitude of thermal experiences. We love the tepidarium, tropicarium and of course the igloo room! Rockliffe makes the top of our favourite spas list not only for its thermal rooms, but also for the delicious food and fabulous treatments.