Meet your 2024 Good Spa Guide award winners

Jun 25 2024

Stylish Spy

3 min read

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You voted in the thousands - 259,479 to be exact - and your favourite spas from across the UK were crowned last night at The Good Spa Guide's 15th annual Awards, in association with ESPA. Held at the Spa Life UK Convention at Old Thorns Hotel & Spa in Hampshire, it was a night to remember with much celebration, great food and fine wines.

Actor and comedian Sally Phillips – of Smack The Pony fame amongst many, many things – hosted the proceedings, winning the audience over with her quick wit and easy charm in a 10-minute set. And what about that dress? Stunning.

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And here are your winners:

Best Boutique Spa,
sponsored by Germaine de Capuccini
Yorkshire Spa Retreat

Yorkshire Spa Retreat

Located in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, the new £4.5m Yorkshire Spa Retreat has been created around a wild swim pond; take a dip and reconnect with the natural world while breathing in the fresh Yorkshire air. After a wild swim, indulge in the warming Hydrotherapy Pool, Himalayan Salt Sauna, Steam Room and Herbal Lounge. The extensive range of spa treatments use all-natural skincare products from Tribe 517. Post spa-ing, head to the relaxation dome lounge and bar, with a delicious food and drinks menu, alongside spaces to unwind and meditate.

Best Hotel Spa, sponsored by Natura Bissé
The Woodland Spa

The Woodland Spa Outdoor Pool

Set within 100 acres of Lancashire countryside with its rolling landscape, The Woodland Spa has a sense of intimacy and peace. The Thermal Experience Journey includes a range of heat rooms, plus a hydrotherapy pool, outdoor infinity pool and a tranquil Serenity Pool in a low-lit relaxation space. The treatment menu includes face and body therapies from Temple Spa, Medik8 and Neom, with manis/pedis from OPI. The award-winning Restaurant – with its killer views - is located above the spa.

Best Destination Spa, sponsored by Sothys
Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

Lodore Falls Hotel and spa

Nestled in the heart of the Borrowdale Valley, Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa is hard to beat for lake views. The Falls Spa has 18 luxury spa bedrooms, a new pan-Asian restaurant, Champagne bar and a comprehensive thermal suite. Outside, the 16- metre infinity edge vitality pool has fountains, underwater loungers and an overflow hot tub feature with spectacular views to Derwentwater and the Catbells Mountain Range - possibly the best selfie location in the Lake District.

Best Spa for Sustainability, sponsored by Comfort Zone
Hoar Cross Hall

Hoar Cross Hall

Nestled in the picturesque Staffordshire countryside – and surrounded by well-loved gardens - Hoar Cross Hall is an idyllic spa resort destination that’s still languishing after a £14million top-to-tail makeover. The spa is one of the largest around, with two swimming pools, stylish relaxation areas, inviting thermal facilities, a spa restaurant, a hair salon and 41 treatment rooms where Elemis and VOYA face and body treatments are performed by highly-skilled therapists.

Best Day Spa, sponsored by Elemis
The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village

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Ribby Hall is a five-star holiday village with a glamorous spa hotel. The thermal space is stunning: a vast glass structure overlooking the decked spa garden with its outdoor hot tub and sauna. At the centre is the large bubbling hydrotherapy pool surrounded by loungers and seven heat experiences, including a herbal sauna, aroma steam room, tepidarium, sanarium and Balinese salt inhalation room. The spa menu has Elemis, Neom and ishga treatments on offer as well as exclusive signature rituals.

Best City Spa, sponsored by ESPA
Maya Wellness at The Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Maya Blue Wellness at Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Hidden in the underground of Stanley Dock you'll find Maya Blue Wellness. This subterranean spa sits amid the historic red brick arches and is home to a hydrotherapy pool, luxury foot baths and an experience shower. Choose from an extensive menu of ESPA treatments taking place in one of the ten treatment rooms. Post-treatment, retreat to the relaxation area with its beds, bean bag area and tea garden. Active spa-goers should make a beeline for the health and fitness centre

Best Spa for Wellness
Champneys Forest Mere

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Set within enchanting grounds, Champneys Forest Mere is a large destination spa with good quality facilities, including a swimming pool and whirlpool, and an alternative health clinic where you can experience healing therapies such as Reiki. The spa menu has over 90 treatments featuring Elemis, Clarins and Champneys products. Don't miss bathing in the thalassotherapy pool, rejuvenating mud treatments in the rasul or stepping outside for a bubble in the Cedarwood hot tub.

Huge congratulations to all our winners and finalists. So that just leaves me to thank our wonderful sponsors, without whom we’d all be out of a job.

Until next time,

The Spa Spies


Stylish Spy

25th June 2024

Spy Likes:

Minimalist lines; organic products; facial massage; tranquillity; interesting people-watching.

Spy Dislikes:

Discarded towels on loungers; steam rooms that aren't steamy; mobile phones.

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