From country retreats to city sanctuaries, getaway to one of these spa hotels in Leeds.
Need a little R&R? Good news! You won’t have to go far to get a right proper pampering because there are five fabulous spa hotels right on your doorstep. Stay in sumptuous surrounds, explore if you want to, or just retreat to the hotel spa where you’ll find thermal suites, whirlpools and mud chambers, alongside treatment rooms where their experts will bring back your glow with everything from facials to massages.
Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Three-in-one, that’s what awaits at Oulton Hall. This grand old mansion is now a hotel, spa and golf resort, which means you can go from the whirlpool to the green. The rooms here are extraordinary – on the top end of the scale, the Richmond Castle suite offers the ultimate in luxury, with a plush super king, divine waterfall shower and crystal chandelier, but they have levels of lavishness for all budgets.
Now onto why it’s one of the best spa hotels in Leeds. First of all, there’s the facilities – Oulton Hall has an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, not to mention a poolside jacuzzi, perfect for easing away stresses and strains. And then there are the treatments. From manicures, lashes and waxing to facials and massages, there’s something for everyone here. Try the Rebalancing Ritual, which combines a facial with a foot massage.
Oulton Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HN.
Hazlewood Castle & Imagine Spa
Spa hotels don’t get much better than Hazlewood Castle. You’ll find it nestled amidst 77 acres of beautiful woodlands, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The hotel itself is as luxurious as the name implies, an exquisite grand castle with rooms that ooze old world charm. The restaurant is famous for its afternoon teas but it’s just as good for a spot of post-spa fine dining.
And the spa? It’s just as sumptuous as you’d expect, with cosy couches to lounge around between treatments. They don’t have a pool or thermal experiences here, but they do have a Rasul Mud Chamber that will see you slathering on healing muds before enjoying a steam bath. In addition to this, they offer a vast array of treatments, ranging from power facials to deep tissue massages and manicures.
Hazlewood Castle & Imagine Spa, Paradise Lane, Tadcaster, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa
Tucked away on the outskirts of Leeds, but close enough to enjoy the city lights, Thorpe Park is the perfect getaway. It’s contemporary chic, with a 12-metre-high internal courtyard and an AA Rosette restaurant. The rooms are designed with comfort in mind, but they certainly don’t sacrifice on style, so you’ll be treated to flat screen TVs, a capsule coffee machine and a pillow menu that will guarantee a good night’s sleep.
The pool is one of the highlights here. It’s big, 13 metres of big, which gives you the chance to float blissfully in the water or blow off steam swimming laps. There’s a sauna and steam room too, as well as a spa pool – plenty to keep you busy before you indulge in one of their treatments. They use French skincare brand Caudalie for their massages and facials, using their aromatic blends to ease away your tension.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB.
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa
What makes Chevin Country Park Hotel different? It’s the UK’s biggest log cabin getaway. The main building has 16 bedrooms, but there are also 28 cabins and four lodges, surrounded by 32 acres of forest and Yorkshire countryside. The rooms are wonderfully rustic, with wood panelling, tartan and rich leather coming together to create a homely feel. Want extra privacy? Their cabins are beautifully decked out for two.
They also have one of the best spas in Leeds. Tucked away in a secluded part of the grounds, it has an alpine feel that will tempt you in. There’s an 11-metre heated indoor pool, plus thermal suites and a lakeside hot tub. Why not retire to the teepee to relax before indulging in one of their treatments? You can choose from a range of experiences, including a bamboo massage that uses canes to stretch and elongate tired muscles.
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa, York Gate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3NU.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa
A beautiful country house hotel with views over the Wharfe Valley, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is a great shout for a relaxing getaway. It’s a triumph in tradition, with a ‘days gone by’ feel that’s as sumptuous now as it ever was. Beds come with plush velvet, ornate gold or full four poster frames. Rooms include all the mod cons, like Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattresses and Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.
But this is a spa hotel, and one of the best in Leeds, so it would be remiss of us not to mention the facilities. The indoor swimming pool is perfect for leisurely laps, while the spa pool and steam room will help you to shed the tension of modern life. If you’re in the mood for more indulgence, they offer a range of treatments that will take you from anti-aging facials to hot stone massages using the very best Elemis products.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Trip Lane, Linton, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 4JA.Cover image credit: Hand-Picked Hotels.