The historical Swan Hotel in the picturesque village of Lavenham is all oak-beams with huge open fires. Head along a path at the back and discover a beautiful…

The Spa at Roe Park

Northern Ireland

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Roe Park is a Georgian country-house hotel with 18-hole golf course on the dramatic Inishowen Penisular near Derry. The spa and leisure club are in converted stables at…

Lamphey Court Hotel and Spa

Wales

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Set in the Pembrokeshire National Park, two miles from the wild and beautiful coast, Lamphey Court is an impressive Georgian hotel with a brand new spa and leisure…

An elegant, red-brick Georgian mansion in the Garden of England, Brandshatch Place is a four-star hotel with a modern spa and health club. A perfect recipe for a…

Imagine Spa at Hethersett is set in a converted Norfolk barn within the landscaped grounds of the Georgian Park Farm Hotel. Spa goers can drift between the indoor…

Galgorm Resort and Spa

Northern Ireland

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Galgorm Resort and Spa is set in 163 acres of parkland with the River Maine flowing through the estate. Inspired by the estate's woodland and…

Pennyhill Park an Exclusive Hotel and Spa

Surrey

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Pennyhill Park, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa has firmly established itself as one of the UK's leading spa destinations, and for good reason. The facilities are fantastic,…

Rockliffe Hall

County Durham

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

The perfect spa experience is waiting for you at Rockliffe Hall. The spa has a number of indulgent areas where you can relax, unwind and be utterly pampered.…

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa

Wiltshire

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Lucknam Park is a luxurious country mansion with stunning pools, a beautiful spa, and dream treatments. The spa is interesting enough to spend a whole day in. Don…

Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Worcestershire

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Dormy House Hotel and Spa is a renovated Cotswold farmhouse which aims to be your "home from home". The modern spa contrasts clean Scandinavian…

Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall

County Durham

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

The setting for Seaham Hall is the expansive and exhilarating north east coast, so you're onto a winner already. The spa building and the facilities are impressive…

Chewton Glen Spa

Hampshire

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

Chewton Glen is a real country-house hotel with all the class, comfort and quality you could wish for. A place for lavishing and pampering; don't book in…

Sequoia Spa at The Grove

Hertfordshire

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

This five-star, modern country-house hotel offers an impressive multi-storey spa and health club, situated within a 300-acre estate. The facilities are extensive and luxurious. If tranquillity and luxury…

The Vineyard Spa

Berkshire

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

The Vineyard is a luxury hotel with an air of exclusivity; it's the perfect destination for celebrating in style. The spa is compact but elegant, the pool…

The Bulgari Spa

United Kingdom

The Bulgari Spa is a beautiful mixture of Europe spa with gentle Asian influences, right in the heart of Knightsbridge. Descend beneath the hotel and you’ll…

Gleneagles has a reputation for excellent Scottish hospitality, dramatic landscapes and impeccable design – and it absolutely lives up to the rumours. Play a round at the King…

ESPA Life at Corinthia is a very classy spa within a five-star hotel a short skip from Covent Garden. The design is dazzling, from the all white relaxation…

Eden Hall Day Spa

Nottinghamshire

A listed mansion built in 1875, Eden Hall is a grand building set within acres of luscious lawns and lavender-filled gardens. Once crammed with plants from the farthest corners…

The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort

Northern Ireland

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

The Thai Spa at Lough Erne Resort brings a Thai inspired spa experience to Ireland. Traditional Thai therapies and luxurious ESPA treatments and delilvered by well-trained Thai…

The Spa at Suites Hotel

Merseyside

Spa Spy™ Recommended!

The Spa @ Suites Hotel is a four star hotel in Merseyside, close to the cultural hub of Liverpool. The hotel is named after its design,…

Where to spa with…

Spa holidays

From treetop hot-tubs to beachside saunas, it’s time to unleash your inner Jane and head into the wild. It used to be all about bringing the...

Five Spring Serums to…

Spa products

Serums have a reputation for being a miracle drug; bountiful in active ingredients and perfect for visible lasting effects. But they can also be the most expensive part...

Come Home Renewed

Spa lifestyle

Feeling like you’ve come to a cross roads I life? Or do you have a niggling doubt that’s holding you back? Savant Spy says...

Switzerland: Cordée des Alps

Spa holidays

A four-star boutique chalet in the famous Swiss ski resort of Verbier, The Cordée des Alpes uses a combination of local, reclaimed wood and natural stone...

Spa Through the Ages

About spas

From the Restful Romans to the Tetchy Tudors, Gorgeous Georgians and Virtuous Victorians, you may be surprised that the UK has a rich and long history of...

In Good Company

Spa lifestyle

For all of our British reserve, more and more of us have taken to socialising, bonding or wooing while wearing nothing more than a swimsuit and robe. Spa...

Twelve Ways to Make…

Spa lifestyle

There’s an old joke: how many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but they really, really have to want to change....

Spain: Princesca Yaiza Resort,…

Spa holidays

Sunshine, space to breathe and an easy flight from the UK: escape the winter blues with a trip to Lanzarote. Supreme Spy found that with eco-villages, wide beaches...

Five Super DIY Peels

Spa products

The idea of a face peel makes some people recoil – maybe it’s the words ‘peel’ and ‘acid’ that sound so gruesome,...

Brilliant Bright Eyes

Spa products

The Spa Spies test creams that will lift, shine and add a little sparkle to your eyes. Thalgo Ultimate Time Solution for Eyes and Lips - 1...

Come Home Stronger

Spa lifestyle

Baby it’s cold outside, and most of us would rather be snuggled up on a sofa drinking hot chocolate watching Scandi dramas instead of working out...

Skin that Sparkles

Spa products

You’ve probably seen or heard of diamond and gold facials, and perhaps assumed it was just pampering taken to a new and decadent extreme. However,...

Thailand: Aleenta Resorts &…

Spa holidays

Eco-luxe is a major trend in wellness. In Thailand, two five star resorts are setting the bar high while supporting local communities. Stylish Spy discovers that opulence with...

USA: Four Seasons Scottsdale…

Spa holidays

What's on offer Just outside of Scottsdale, seemingly encircled by the mountain ranges, Four Seasons Scottsdale is a resort in the truest sense of the word....

USA: The Phoenician, Scottsdale

Spa holidays

What's on offer The Phoenician is in downtown Scottsdale; it’s big, it’s glamorous and it’s a lot of fun. The resort...

USA: Miraval Resort and…

Spa holidays

What's on offer Miraval has a bit of a cult following. Two of America’s top talk show hosts rave about it, as do Vanity Fair,...

USA: Canyon Ranch, Tuscon

Spa holidays

What's on offer It’s difficult to imagine how life-full the Sonoran Desert is – forget what you know of drifting yellow sand, dusty dunes, and...

Spa Spotlight on Arizona

Spa holidays

If you haven’t visited the American South West, you’re probably familiar with the terrain from Western movies and sand-blown photography. However, it's not...

Italy: Peak of Wellness…

Spa holidays

Spa Spy luxuriates in the largest wellbeing resort in the Dolomites I always thought you had to be into skiing, hiking or some other form of extreme sports...

Turkey: Canyon Ranch at…

Spa holidays

Visiting Canyon Ranch Tuscon, the iconic wellness resort in Arizona, has been on my bucket-list for as long as I can remember. For many years it’s...

Review: ESPA Tri-Active Advanced…

Spa products

We reviewed ESPA Tri-Active Advanced Instant Facial (30ml £58) First Impressions: A delicate frosted glass bottle with a silver lid packaged in a classically elegant ESPA...

Egypt: Somabay and The…

Spa holidays

Somabay is a gated holiday resort on its own sandy peninsula in the Egyptian Red Sea. Somabay has white beaches, clear blue waters, coral reefs, and views of...

Can I spa with…

About spas

Spas have been associated with healthfulness for centuries, but cancer patients have regularly been turned away from these deeply relaxing spaces. Karen Hockney finds out why spas have...

Five Organic Brands

Spa products

Natural and organic skincare has become increasingly popular in recent years. Stylish Spy has previously delved into the muddy waters of defining what can be classed as...

Italy: Discover Health Through…

Spa holidays

For centuries water has been used for its healing properties. The Romans instilled a level of decadence and perhaps even gave spa-ing its name: ‘salus per aquam...

Spa To The Music

Spa lifestyle

There was a time when heading off to a summer festival meant a mud-encrusted weekend with no sight of a shower, bar the odd downpour. But the cash-strapped...

Maldives: Four Seasons Kuda…

Spa holidays

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is the sister resort of Landaa Giraavaru, just a speed boat ride away from Malé. You arrive to the sound of a beating...

Maldives: Hideaway Beach Resort…

Spa holidays

Hideaway is in the northern part of The Maldives; some 40 minutes’ flight from Malé. But the distance buys you size and isolation. The island is 1.6 kilometres...

Maldives: Four Seasons Landaa

Spa holidays

Landaa Giraavaru has the whitest sand and bluest waters – it is as close as you will get to paradise on earth. Take a sea plane from Mal...

Maldives: Amilla Fushi

Spa holidays

Amilla Fushi is on Baa Atoll, a 25-minute flight from Malé. As with many Maldivian resorts, there’s plenty of pristine beaches, coconut groves and a...

Maldives: Devarana Spa Dusit…

Spa holidays

If you’re a fan of Thai travel, the Dusit Thani is an enclave of gracious hospitality on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – a 25-minute flight...

Maldives: Coco Bodu Hithi

Spa holidays

Coco Bodu Hithi is a smaller boutique resort in the North Malé Atoll. It’s a 40-minute boat ride from the airport so easy if you...

Maldives: Six Senses Laamu

Spa holidays

Six Senses Laamu is on one of the southern-most atolls in The Maldives, a 50 minute flight from Malé and a short speed boat ride from the local...

Portugal: Macdonald Monchique Resort…

Spa holidays

The Good Spa Guide was delighted to receive an invitation to the stylish new resort and spa at Macdonald Monchique, shortly after its official opening in June 2016. In...

Floating for Beginners

Spa treatments

What is floatation, anyway? Why would you do it? What is it like? Single Spy went along to The Float Spa in Hove to have all your questions...

Portugal: Epic Sana Algarve,…

Spa holidays

Epic Sana is a large hotel set in eight hectares of gardens and pine forest on the clifftop above Falésia beach, one of the most popular...

Portugal: Conrad Algarve, Almancil

Spa holidays

Conrad Algarve is a luxurious marble-lined hotel, proud of its strongly Portuguese architecture and styling. This area was Moorish for several hundred years so there are fountains,...

Portugal: Cascade Wellness And…

Spa holidays

A multi-level cascade of water welcomes guests to the reception of the Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle Resort with the gentle sound of falling water. A great...

Portugal: Bela Vista Hotel…

Spa holidays

A stunningly elegant hotel with tons of character, there is nothing corporate about Bela Vista. Built in 1918 as a seaside villa, it still retains much of the atmosphere...

Top Summer Tints

Spa products

One minute it’s coat weather, the next it’s time to whip out those pasty pins. But don’t despair: our favourite spa brands...

Au Naturel

Wellbeing

Wild Therapy is all the rage for us urban girls with issues. I have an eco-therapist called Gemma. We meet in remote countryside spots and go for walks...

Caudalie VineActiv: how to…

We Love

In January, air pollution in London reached the highest possible level, surpassing even Beijing. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, called the situation a ‘health crisis’....

Thai Massage: Should it…

Musings

I have a strange relationship with Traditional Thai massage (TTM). I am convinced I love it, then halfway through, as I’m grinding my teeth begging the...

Grace Belgravia: Elite Wellness

We Love

Wellness has become something of a catch-all, championed by everyone from clean eating gurus to medical doctors. Grace Belgravia was one of its early advocates, a woman...

7 Treatments You Wish…

Musings

The Spa Spy version of the old Japanese curse – “may you live in interesting times” – is “may you have unusual treatments.” It...

Mother’s Day Spa Road…

On the Road

Historically, my mum and I have had a pretty fractious relationship, especially when I was a teenager. Now we get on famously, but sometimes, when she comes around...

The Mask that Ate…

We Love

After a colleague raved about a machine-led facial, I was finally having one. I had no choice, as I was reviewing The Lowry in Manchester where the spa...

Five Spas with Stunning…

We Love

Looking at miles of uninterrupted sea and skyline, while sitting in a bubbly hot pool, is spa heaven. Happily, we are spoilt for scenery in the UK, with...

Spa Tips for Busy…

We Love

Spa vouchers would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift, but how can a busy mum switch off? Serene Spy discovers the art of relaxation... The school...

Turning Back Time

We Love

In my darker moments, I can be a jaded spa cynic. Ayurveda in the Maldives? Tick. Detoxing in Austria? Been there, done that. But I couldn&rsquo...

The Gentleman’s Quarter in…

We Love

As men’s spa-ing becomes more popular, spas are embracing their male clientele and created spaces ‘for him’. Shy Spy and The Man visited...

Switzerland: Digital Detox and…

On the Road

Could you hand over your phone, laptop and kindle for four days? The Spa Spy booked in for a digital detox break at the glamorous Grand Hotel...

A mindful afternoon with…

We Love

Who doesn’t love getting party invitations? When an ESPA invite dropped onto our figurative doormat, The Spa Spy snapped it up, speeding her way to London. ...

Decadence: Escape to Spa-La…

Musings

I find it bizarre that in the coldest, darkest months, my friends are depriving themselves of life’s little luxuries. I know we’re supposed to...

Top 10 Luxury Lurgy…

We Love

Despite our astonishingly healthy lifestyles (ahem), even Spa Spies are felled by the Dreaded Lurgy. Yes, it’s a made-up word invented in the 1950s by comedian...

The Spa Spies 2016…

Musings

As 2016 draws to a close, The Spa Spies have been reminiscing about the fabulous experiences, trips and treatments we’ve had over the past 12 months. From out-of-this-world...

The morning after the…

Spa Spy

January 1, 2017. Some of us may be feeling virtuous and optimistic, either because we drove to the party the night before, we are teetotal, or are one of...

Where the Spa Spies…

We Love

What spa would be brave (or foolish) enough to host the Spa Spies for a Good Spa Guide Christmas party? One that didn’t know they were...

Christmas Wellness

Wellbeing

You’d think Christmas and wellness go together like a horse and Louboutin heels. One involves wild excess verging on insanity, the other moderation and balance. However,...

Natura Bissé Pure Air…

We Love

Once Upon a Time, Natura Bissé’s Pure Air Bubble was a rare pop-up spa event – a fabulous facial in a rotund tent filled with 99. 95...

Spa Lovers Christmas Gift…

We Love

After the Christmas stress build-up, what could be more delightful than giving and receiving the gift of spa? While a spa day makes the perfect present for...

Five rich body creams…

We Love

With drying winds and central heating, it’s not just our faces that need extra nourishment to combat the effects of winter dehydration. Our bodies also ...

Winter Treat: Home Massage…

We Love

Winter indulgence doesn’t come much more decadent than a massage candle. It is romantic, magical and utterly Hygge-luxe. It’s basically a scented candle, but...

Q&A with Beata Aleksandrowicz

We Love

When Beata Aleksandrowicz realised massage could be so much more than just selling products, pampering or improving posture, she set out on a 17-year-long voyage of discovery and...

The Power of Touch:…

We Love

Having a good massage is a blissful experience, even more so when delivered by an expert.  So naturally I was looking forward to a session with the...

Review: Perfect Party Products

We Love

Party season is just around the corner, and while the winter chill makes it tempting to join our hedgehog friends and hibernate, all that champagne won’t...

A date with a…

On the Road

On a bright, cold autumnal morning in Northern Ireland’s Five Bubble Luxury Galgorm Resort and Spa, me and a bunch of ladies are waiting for our...

Onsen bathing in Japan

On the Road

As a volcanically active country with an abundance of natural hot springs, Japan has a culture of public bathing. People bathe for relaxation, for cleansing, for hadaka no...

Magical de Mamiel Facial…

On the Road

An exclusive facial led me on an overseas spa pilgrimage – not to the Maldives, Thailand or Ibiza – but to the Channel Islands. De Mamiel products are...

Treatments at the Cascades…

On the Road

The Cascades Spa offers everything from familiar massages and facials to hydrotherapy and hammam. A great place to start is with the Before-Sun Scrub (25 minutes, €45) to exfoliate...

Gaia Spa: Mother Nature…

On the Road

When the Spa Spies heard about the launch of Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall, we were so interested in the holistic and healing attitude towards spa-ing that we...

Spa with your BFF

Musings

Spa-ing with a dear friend can be a fantastic way to catch up, chill out, feel great and – thanks to the absence of too many cocktails –...

Sleeptember with Neom

Spa Spy

I am obsessed with sleep, mostly because I’ve reached an age when my looks suffer if I don’t get enough shut-eye. I remember in...

Alpine Detox at Lanserhof

On the Road

I recently decided that the best way to give up wine and coffee would be to leave the country and be restrained by strict European doctors....

Sensitive Skin: Spa Spy…

We Love

This Spa Spy, like all creative geniuses, is a sensitive soul, and has the skin type to match. So when Aromatherapy Associates announced their new Inner Strength Range,...

16 Super Spa Travel…

Spa Spy

I know it’s nearly the END of Summer (did it ever really begin??), but since I’ve been living out of a suitcase these...

Yoga One-to-One at Chewton

Wellbeing

I am, I confess, a Type A personality; competitive, outgoing, ambitious, impatient.  So Yoga has never really appealed to me; all that steady breathing and doing things...

Summer Spa Party

Spa Spy

Spa Spy slipped on her glad rags for a Spa Party at Sopwell House in St Albans, a rather chic golf club and elegant hotel with its own...

Unisex skincare?

Spa Spy

Natural Spa Company’s “gender neutral” Capsule Collection is a great idea – in theory. But what’s the reality of sharing skincare products...

Treatments at the Macdonald…

On the Road

We tried several treatments at the Macdonald Monchique Spa, the first of which was the Caldas cleansing ritual (90 minutes, €100). My therapist, Rafaela, took me through to the...

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