From Roman times to the present day, people have flocked to Bath to bathe in its natural, mineral-rich thermal springs. It’s no surprise then that many of Bath's luxury hotels offer their own alluring spas, with bliss-inducing treatments and pampering facilities.

So whether you’re in need of some post-lockdown TLC, serious muscle-soaking, much-needed me-time or a really special treat, restore yourself to full splendidness at one of Bath’s spa hotels.

Indoor pool at Lucknam Park

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Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

Six miles away from Bath, sitting at the end of a heavenly tree-lined avenue, is 18th century Palladian mansion, Lucknam Park Hotel. Surrounded by vast swathes of peaceful parkland and manicured lawns (500 acres to be precise), it’s a quintessential rural English paradise for guests seeking peace and pampering.

The handsome spa complex has eight state-of-the-art treatment rooms, plus five thermal cabins, featuring Japanese Salt, Amethyst Room, aromatic steam, and sauna. There’s also indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, an ice bar, experience showers, and a stunning 20-metre indoor swimming pool with a roaring fireplace feature spanning its length.

Book a spa package with a meal at their Michelin-star restaurant and you’re guaranteed to leave feeling like Lord or Lady of the manor.

The John Wood Suite at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

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Royal Crescent Hotel

Encompassing two Georgian townhouses on one of Bath’s most magnificent streets, this city centre sanctuary manages to have an acre of pristine gardens and a spoiling spa.

Exposed stonework and gothic arch windows wrap around a dreamy indoor heated pool, vitality pool with massage jets, Himalayan salt-infused sauna, and herbal steam inhalation room. There’s also a fitness room and five treatment rooms for some extra special R&R.

After your spa sojourn, feel extra super duper by tucking into one of the hotel’s famous afternoon teas.

Indoor pool at Gainsborough Spa Village

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Spa Village at The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Make like the Romans and tap into Bath’s famous hot springs – The Gainsborough is the only hotel spa in the UK that gives guests access to the city’s natural thermal waters. Inside, the decor has strong Romanesque vibes, harkening back to the city’s historical spa beginnings 2000 years ago.

Three colonnaded thermal pools offer excellent wallowing opportunities and there’s also an ice alcove, saunas, steam room, relaxation terrace plus 11 treatment rooms for ultimate five-star rejuvenation.

Poolside seating at Homewood Park Spa

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Homewood Park Spa

One of the highlights of this stylish revived Georgian estate just outside Bath is its peaceful spa. Tranquility pervades within the walled gardens where you’ll find a haven of cossetting – outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms, and a terrace laid out with double day beds and sun loungers.

Statue and gardens in front of Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

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Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Take some time out at this sleek spa, set within a grand Georgian mansion hotel and its seven sweeping acres of gardens. Show your skin some love with a candlelit Elemis treatment before hibernating in the cocoon-like thermal suite where an infra red cabin, sauna, salt infusion room, sensations shower, ice room, and aroma steam room await.

Chill out in the outdoor hydrotherapy pool or swim laps in the the heated indoor pool.

Bedroom at The Bath Priory

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The Garden Spa at The Bath Priory

Overlooking four acres of gardens, the deeply pretty, ivy-covered Bath Priory has all the charm of an upmarket country house hotel, yet is in walking distance of the city centre.

Home to the only L'Occitane spa in the UK, luxurious treatments here use products from the French beauty giant. Melt away tensions in the relaxation room, sauna, elliptical steam pod, dip your toes in the indoor and outdoor pool (open during summer months), or pop into the L’Occitane shop and nail bar for an instant boost. 

Indoor swimming pool looking out to golf course at Bowood Hotel

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Bowood Hotel & Spa

Blow away the cobwebs at this boutique-style hotel, set in the vast grounds of the Bowood Estate. Home to a smart spa and well-equipped gym, there are a whole host of therapies to treat your limbs to, plus a rock sauna, crystal steam room, hot tub, and aromatherapy showers.

Once suitably chilled, while away the hours in the large indoor infinity pool, whose glass walls let you gaze over the estate’s golf course to woodland beyond.

The Copper Room at Spa 15, No.15 Great Pulteney Street

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Spa 15 at No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath

Feel fantastic at The Spa at No.15, a subterranean spa set in the stone vaults of this boutique hotel on one of Bath’s showpiece terraced Georgian streets. The focus is on wellness and mood-enhancing treatments with facials, classic massage and reflexology that use eco-luxury products.

Couples who enjoy a bit of shared pampering will love The Copper Room with its huge round copper bath for two (followed by a side-by-side treatment). There’s also a serene Spa Lounge where you can continue to relax, enjoy some refreshments and download the Spotify play list specially curated for your treatment.

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