Celebrate National Spa Week with a luxury hotel stay

Exciting news! Next week marks National Spa Week in the UK - an event that aims to raise public awareness of the physical, mental and emotional benefits of spa treatments.


In many parts of Europe, spa trips are considered a regular and normal family activity. However, visiting a spa tends to be seen as a special treat in the UK - something you only do once in a blue moon. But as life starts to get busy and 'back to normal' post lockdown, we think it's important to take some time for yourself and practice a little self-care. Don't you agree?


Join us as we share the benefits of spa visits, the best spa hotels in the UK and how to book a budget-friendly spa break.

Benefits of spa visits and treatments

  • Promote relaxation and help improve your quality of sleep
  • Reduce muscle and joint pain
  • Reduce stress and rest your mind
  • Help eliminate toxins
  • Rejuvenate your skin
  • Support weight loss
  • Improve circulation
  • Relieve aches and pains
  • Boost your self-confidence
  • Enhance physical and mental health
  • Spend quality time with your loved ones

Best spas to visit in the UK

Here in the UK, when it comes to booking a spa trip, we're spoilt for choice! There are luxury hotels up and down the country offering a wide range of spa treatments in the most beautiful settings. Take a look at some of Britain's best hotels for spa treatments below.


Ye Old Bell, Nottinghamshire

Ye Old Bell is a 4-star spa hotel located on the picturesque Barnby Moor, close to Retford, Nottinghamshire. Choose from 59 beautifully designed hotel rooms, a stunning suite or a luxury lodge for the ultimate spa break. On-site, you'll find a hairdresser, beautician and brand new luxury spa complete with 8 hot and cold thermal experiences, a salt-inhalation room and indoor and outdoor vitality pools. Additional charges may apply for spa use.

Bodysgallen Hall, near Llandudno

Bodysgallen Hall is one of the few hotels owned by the National Trust. Set in over 200 acres of parkland, with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, the country house is an idyllic location for a spa weekend.


Converted from an original stone built farm, the health and fitness spa features an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room and relaxation areas. The hotel also has 5 beauty salons, with qualified therapists providing luxury treatments.


The Ned, London

If you’re looking to book a spa hotel in London, look no further than The Ned. Inside this historic building, nestled in the heart of the city, you’ll find 250 bedrooms, 10 restaurants, 6 private event spaces and a superbly equipped spa and gym.


Take a dip in the subterranean swimming pool or head to the spectacular rooftop pool. Ned’s Club Spa offers a wide range of relaxing treatments, including manicures, pedicures, advanced facials and luxury massages. Plus, there’s a resident physiotherapist, osteopath and sports masseuse on hand to treat and prevent injuries. It’s fair to say The Ned’s got it all!


Buxton Crescent Health Spa Hotel, Derbyshire

Enjoy a unique, luxury spa experience at the Esana Buxton Crescent hotel in Derbyshire. With a combination of traditional beauty therapies and holistic wellness treatments, there's something for everyone. 


The Buxton Crescent is best known for its original Victorian baths, but did you know it underwent a £70 million renovation last year? Book now and enjoy the salt cave, infrared, Finnish and bio-thermal saunas, ice fountain, CO2 mineral bath, and a relaxing aroma steam room.

For more spa hotel recommendations check out our blog: The Top Five Spa Breaks in the UK.

How to book a cheap spa break

While we're all deserving of a relaxing spa break, the high price tag can put some people off. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to book a spa break on a budget.


  1. Search for discounted spa breaks on PlansChange

Got a spa hotel in mind? Search for it on PlansChange, pop in your dates, and we’ll bring up our very best deals. We work with a wide range of spa hotels across the UK to sell non-refundable hotel rooms at a discounted price. Your money goes straight to the hotel so you can still collect any loyalty points you’re owed. Just remember that while many hotel stays include spa usage, you’ll usually have to book and pay for your treatments on top.l


  1. Book a midweek spa break

If you’re looking to book a budget-friendly spa break, it’s worth checking out midweek prices. Spa hotels tend to be more expensive at the weekend when they’re busier, so by going Monday to Thursday, you could save yourself a fortune. Plus, the spa will be quieter and far more relaxing!


  1. Enquire about spa package deals

At certain times of the year, you might find spa hotels are offering package deals for overnight stays with treatments included. There’s nothing to lose by enquiring.


  1. Check out our Great Deals page

We’re constantly updating our Great Deals page with discounted hotel stays, so why not see if there’s a spa hotel on there that you’d like to visit? But don’t forget to book quickly before it’s gone!


  1. Buy a non-refundable spa hotel room from a PlansChange seller

Did you know we help people to sell their non-refundable hotel rooms they can no longer use? Our hotel marketplace is what makes us truly special! Sellers can list their hotels and recover some of their costs up to the day of check-in. All we ask is that sellers list their hotel reservations at the same price (or less) than initially paid.


The great news for those looking for a budget spa hotel stay is that there’s the potential to book one at a fantastic price! And you’ll be helping someone else out in the process - that’s something to feel good about.


Book a luxury hotel room today

So what are you waiting for? Celebrate National Spa Week with a visit to one of the UK’s best spa hotels. There are plenty to choose from, and if you book through PlansChange, you’re guaranteed to secure a great deal. Give your mind and body the care they deserve.