Spa hotels – treat yourself to some R&R after the school holidays

The summer holidays are over, and with the kids back at school, it’s time to treat yourself to some much-needed R&R. Book a September - October holistay at one of the top UK spa hotels with Plans Change. We have many fantastic spa hotel deals from leading chains and independent boutique hotels. But if you need a little help deciding, check out our quick guide to choosing the best spa hotel.

How to choose the right spa

Booking a spa hotel is easy with Plans Change, but with so many to choose from, it’s worth doing your research to find the right one for you.

Outline your must-haves

Our first tip is to decide what’s most important to you. Are you looking for a spa hotel with specific beauty or massage treatments or high-tech experience rooms? Perhaps you’re after more basic spa facilities, like a pool, hot tub and steam room? Do your research to narrow down your choice.


Me-time, we-time or girls-time?

Make sure the spa hotel offers the type of break you want to book. For example, is it geared towards overnight spa breaks, or are there enough facilities for you to enjoy longer holistays? Is the spa hotel suitable for a romantic getaway, or does it offer spa breaks for friends?

Get the right vibe

Next, check out the photos. Do you like the aesthetic, and does the spa have the relaxing vibe you desire? Read other guests' reviews to find out what others liked or didn't like about a spa hotel.

Compare spa hotel prices

Finally, compare the price with other spa hotels on Plans Change to ensure you get the best deal. Many of our listings feature non-refundable spa hotels at a discounted rate. While booking a non-refundable spa hotel might seem risky, if you can’t use your hotel room, you can always sell it on our hotel reservation resale marketplace. Read our blog post, ‘What does Plans Change mean?’ to find out more.

Extra Tip - Book spa treatments separately

When booking a spa hotel room, you will likely find that you need to book any spa treatments, like massages, manicures or pedicures, separately. Book your spa hotel reservation with Plans Change, and then contact the hotel directly to arrange your treatments.

5 Best UK Spa Hotels


Ready to book a luxury spa hotel where you can relax and be pampered? Here are 5 of the top spa hotels in the UK, perfect for overnight, weekend breaks and longer holistays…

The Coach House Spa (Beaverbrook), Surrey

From the hand-grown ingredients from the apothecary garden used in the spa treatments to the floral-designed mosaics and tile-work by acclaimed contemporary artist, Brian Clarke, everything at The Coach House has nature as its core. Each of the six treatment rooms is designed around a different flower on the estate, with various experiences available, from classic massages to more contemporary intravenous infusions. Other key facilities include an outdoor pool, indoor pool and thermal suite encompassing a whirlpool, steam room and sauna.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath

Did you know that The Gainsborough is the only spa hotel in Bath with direct access to the city’s treasured thermal springs? Guests can enjoy a self-guided bathing circuit, relaxing in the 3 natural thermal baths, relaxation terrace and thermal water fountain. Treatments in the spa hotel’s 11 dedicated rooms are also available to book, including aromatherapy massages, rejuvenating body treatments, Elemis facials and much more.


You also might be interested to hear that should you choose to indulge in one of the hotel’s exclusive spa rooms, you will also have in-bathroom access to Bath's thermal waters!

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, The Lake District

If you are interested in booking a romantic spa break for the two of you, the Gilpin Hotel & Lake House close to Lake Windermere will tick all the boxes. Set beside a wooded private lake, this luxury boutique hotel offers a secluded setting, perfect for relaxing and taking some much-needed time out.


The hotel itself features 28 bedrooms, each with beautiful lakeland views and some even with their own gardens. In addition, there are 6 Garden Suites, with their own cedarwood hot tubs and 5 luxury Spa Lodges, which have their own ensuite spa encompassing rainmaker showers, steam rooms, hydrotherapy hot tubs and sauna.


If that wasn’t enough, the hotel also has 3 larger Spa Suites, which feature: a lounge and dining area, cocktail bar, wine fridge, circle stone bath, double cedar wood walk-in-shower, spa room with steam room, sauna, infrared lounge bed, state-of-the-art massage chair and a bedroom, which floats over the pond with views to the mountains. If that doesn’t wow you, we don’t know what will!

The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

The Gleneagles Hotel, set in the Scottish Highlands, is a dog-friendly spa hotel perfect for those who don’t want to leave their four-legged friends at home. Enjoy a range of treatments and first-class spa facilities, including sauna steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools and relaxation areas.

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Devon

If you are looking for a coastal spa hotel, the Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa will make an excellent choice. The hotel makes the most of the area of outstanding natural beauty, with panoramic balconies and terraces offering guests stunning views of the tranquil estuary. And the spa itself is certain to impress, with five treatment rooms, a heated indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness area. The spa also partners with Temple Spa to offer top-of-the-range treatments, including facials, body treatments, massages and wraps, scrubs and infusions.

Book a Spa Hotel Room

Ready to embark on the road to relaxation? Search and book your dream spa hotel with Plans Change. Whether you’re looking for spa hotels in London, The Cotswolds, The Lake District, or elsewhere in the UK, we’ll take the hard work out of finding the best room at the best price. Don’t forget to check out our resale deals to see if anyone is selling a spa hotel room they can’t use at a heavily discounted price.