Relaxing Spa Hotels after the Christmas rush

Recharge after the Christmas rush with a relaxing spa break. Whether you’re hoping to get away, just the two of you, or even enjoy some time alone, it’s the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate your mind and body for the New Year. But where to go? To help you plan the perfect escape, we’ve shared five of our favourite spa hotels in the UK and Europe.

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Dorset

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel is a fine Georgian house in the picturesque village of Evershot, West Dorset. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with yourself and nature while recharging your batteries after the Christmas rush. With a vast collection of rejuvenating treatments, including facials, head and full body massages, manicures, pedicures and more, plus a heated glass-housed swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For a memorable experience, book a mindfulness class with qualified teacher, Verity Woodgate, followed by afternoon tea on the garden terrace. Then, book a table at Summerlodge’s world-renowned restaurant in the evening, and enjoy a nightcap in the Whisky Bar before retiring to a warm and inviting country-style guest room.

If you fancy getting out and about, you’re just 25 minutes from the Jurassic Coast, with nearby beaches and attractions. Plus, Summer Lodge lays on a host of country pursuits, including falconry, shooting, horse riding, fishing, watersports, cycling, golf and even hot air ballooning to pre-book for your stay.

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, Lake District

Are you looking for a UK spa hotel with a view? Where better than Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa, nestled on the shores of Lake Windermere? Not only are you blessed with the beauty of the lake itself but striking views of dramatic fells in the distance. It really is an idyllic place to relax, unwind and revitalise yourself, ready for 2023.

While the picturesque lakeside location is enough to make most people part with their money, the spa is another reason to visit Low Wood Bay Resort. It promises a tailor-made experience, catering for every skin type, skin condition and stage of life. Along with popular spa treatments like facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, the spa at Low Wood Bay also offers specialist pregnancy and oncology treatments for those with additional needs. What’s more, there’s a delightful mix of indoor and outdoor thermal spaces for you to explore and enjoy, plus a unique MudRoom, where you can cover yourself from head to toe in mineral-rich Dead Sea mud to detox your skin and leave it feeling nourished.

The dining options at Low Wood Bay are equally exquisite. Savour afternoon tea in the Langdale Lounge post-pamper and enjoy wood-fired food in the famous Blue Smoke Restaurant come evening.

With a wonderfully relaxing setting, world-class spa facilities, excellent dining, and countryside walks on your doorstep; it ticks all boxes and more.

Euphoria Retreat, Greece

Find the meaning of true rest and relaxation at Euphoria Retreat in Greece. Since opening in 2018, the destination spa has become one of Europe’s leading wellness centres. Carved into the foot of Mount Taygetus in the Peloponnese, it’s perfectly peaceful, and with a blend of the holistic healing philosophy of Hippocrates and traditional Chinese medicine, the Euphoria Retreat brings something completely new to the world of wellness.

Choose from an impressive collection of luxury spa treatments, ranging from energy-healing massages, cosmetic facials and slimming treatments to Homoeopathic remedies, acupuncture and lymphatic drainage. With an utterly prescriptive approach to healing and wellness, you will experience precisely what you need.

But it’s not all about relaxation - there’s also a focus on fitness with a difference. You won’t find boring treadmills and bog standard gym workouts at Euphoria Retreat. Instead, it embodies the Spartan Spirit of Adventure with HIIT sessions at the Sainopoulio amphitheatres, hikes through the pretty pine forests beneath Mystras and t’ai chi in the ruins of a 13th-century church.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air, unwind on an enchanting woodland walk and nourish your body with delicious Mediterranean dishes served in the Gaia restaurant at night. Make the most of your Greek spa experience and leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on your next challenge.

Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne is the fourth largest city in Switzerland. An urban jewel amid the snow-capped mountains, it’s known for its chic bars, boutiques, galleries and famous former residents, including Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. But that’s not all that attracts tourists to Lausanne. It’s also home to one of the best European spa hotels, Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne, offering the perfect combination of old-world charm and modern luxury.

Yes, Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne is the go-to place for an uber-stylish spa experience. With swimming pools, saunas, steam baths, cold baths, ice fountains, relaxation areas, cosy treatment rooms and an entire fitness centre, it’s an oasis of well-being.

Treatment-wise, well, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne goes above and beyond with bespoke natural and holistic therapies, laser therapies, non-invasive treatments and even cosmetic procedures.

After a jam-packed day of relaxation, take a trip to the Sky Lounge restaurant. Sample gourmet tapas with a glass of bubbly in hand and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Jura Mountains. It’s a form of therapy in itself!

The Londoner, London

Returning to Britain, we're rounding off our list of relaxing spa hotels after the Christmas rush with The Londoner. As the world's first super-boutique hotel, it came with high expectations, and it certainly hasn't disappointed!

The Londoner overlooks the busy Leicester Square, but inside it's anything but hectic. A peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle, it boasts a sleek and contemporary space with a calming, neutral aesthetic and all the amenities you need for a relaxing break. Aptly named 'The Retreat,' the spa at The Londoner features a swimming pool, hydro pool, sauna, steam room and secluded cabanas. Get pampered from head to toe with all the treatments you'd expect and more, including facials, massages and even barber services for the gentlemen. So whether heading out for a night in the West End or visiting one of the hotel's many restaurants and bars, you are guaranteed to look and feel your very best.

Book a relaxing spa hotel with Plans Change

All of these fantastic spa hotels are available to book through Plans Change. Search for your chosen hotel and dates, and we’ll share a money-saving hotel deal. You can also check out our Resale Deals to find relaxing spa hotel breaks at unbeatable prices. Whatever your plans, we hope you have a relaxing and revitalising start to a very happy New Year.