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7 Spa Hotels in Leeds Where You Can Escape For a Little R&R

· Emma Cooke · Style

It’s about time you treated yourself to a spa getaway.

Hazlewood Castle

Fancy a bit of R&R? Head to one of these spa hotels where you can indulge in a bit of well-deserved me-time.

If you’re in need of a little TLC, check out one of the city’s best spa hotels. You can get the finest treatments, from calming body wraps to spine-tingling hot stone massages, alongside top-of-the-range spa facilities. For ample relaxation time, you can snuggle down in plush bedding and dine at award-winning restaurants in the evening, so find a spa companion and let the pampering unfold.

Oulton Hall Hotel and Spa

Oulton Hall Spa

This Georgian mansion is one of the best spa hotels in Leeds. It boasts landscaped gardens and a 27-hole golf course, just five miles from Leeds city centre. Choose from a sleek room in the modern wing or upgrade to a historic suite, where you can expect four-poster beds with feather and down bedding. Feeling peckish? Head to their AA-Rosette restaurant to indulge in creative dishes made with locally sourced produce.

In the low-lit spa, you can work through the indoor pool, hot tub and sauna in a mobile-free environment while you wait for your treatment. Go for the full body exfoliation that uses sea salts and essential oils or the uber-relaxing foot massage with a gel-polish pedicure. Want to add something extra to your day? Book an afternoon tea in the elegant Drawing Room.

Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HN. Spa breaks start from £238 for two people.

Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza

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Crowne Plaza is just a 10 minute walk from Leeds station, so you can get a relaxing spa break right in the heart of the city centre. Expect spacious rooms with wood panelling and leather headboards, kitted out with a flat screen TV. Head downstairs to get a delectable feed from the restaurant, where you can get British classics with a Yorkshire twist alongside a selection of cocktails and hand-picked wines.

To kick off the relaxation, head to the pool and jacuzzi area. It’s a room filled with comfy recliners and huge arch windows that flood the room with light. They even have an outdoor terrace as well as a sauna and steam room. But which treatment will you choose? Pamper yourself with a manicure or go for a soothing massage, which you can focus on either your head or neck.

Crowne Plaza, Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4DL. Spa breaks start from £158 for two people.

Hazlewood Castle & Spa

Hazlewood Castle

You’ll find Hazlewood Castle tucked away in swathes of woodland to the west of Leeds. It’s a spa hotel with a difference – it’s a majestic castle that dates back to the 13th century, complete with scenic water features and 32 uniquely furnished rooms. Expect a medley of four-poster beds and luxurious wallpaper. The Vavasour Restaurant will meet your fine dining needs, but if you want to top off the experience, you can take afternoon tea on the outdoor terrace.

In the spa you can make full use of their exceptionally relaxing mud chamber, where you’ll lather yourself in mud before entering a steamy, herbal-infused room to soak it into the skin. It’s perfect if you want to try something a little different to your standard pool and sauna. You can also treat yourself to sensory massages, like the Raindrop Massage, where they slowly drip essential oils along your spine before massaging it into your skin.

Hazlewood Castle & Spa, Paradise Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ. Spa breaks start from £158 for two people.

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa is one of Leeds’ more contemporary hotel spa setups with oodles of countryside right on your doorstep. You can stay in modern rooms with muted colours, plush bedding and a flat screen TV, or upgrade to a spacious suite or a room with a four-poster bed. The state-of-the-art gym is a haven for fitness fanatics and the restaurant offers a locally sourced menu that you can enjoy under a stunning glass ceiling.

As for the spa, you can choose from six different treatments. Will you go for the incredibly relaxing cranial massage, the skin-softening body scrub or the fresh and uplifting facial? To fill the space in between, you can go for a dip in the indoor whirlpool or head to the colour therapy sauna. If the weather is in your favour, make a beeline for the outdoor terrace where you can enjoy a glass of fizz and enjoy the picturesque setting.

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB. Spa breaks start from £256 for two people.

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa is nestled in a quaint woodland, next to a scenic lake and provides a proper escape from the modern world. You can snooze in your own log cabin, complete with lake views and an outdoor hot tub. Heck, why not upgrade to get chocolate-coated strawberries and champagne on arrival? Throughout the hotel, you’ll encounter cosy open fires and rustic wood panelling as well as their lakeside restaurant that serves up quality Yorkshire produce.

It prides itself in being one of Leeds’ more unusual spas, with a distinctive alpine setting. Settle in the main pool room, filled with wooden beams and let the relaxation commence. The Scandi-style retreat offers everything from aroma body wraps with essential oils that induce relaxation to facials where they exfoliate your skin before applying a moisturising mask.

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa, Yorkgate, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 3NU. Spa breaks start from £175 for two people.

Wood Hall Hotel & Spa

Wood Hall Hotel

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The Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is an 18th-century country house that provides a pretty retreat surrounded by vast green countryside. It spoils guests with an AA-Rosette restaurant and 44 bedrooms, each with a nod to its historic roots. Think extravagant bed frames, heaped with cushions and blankets alongside thick curtains to make sure you get a good night’s rest. And out the front, you can take in the rolling hills from the pristine gardens.

Step into the low-lit spa to kick-start your relaxation. You can treat yourself to a hot stone massage that relaxes those sore muscles or go all out with a detox wrap that uses nourishing tea balm to cleanse your skin. You can choose from over 60 treatments, so you certainly won’t struggle for choice. There’s no shortage of facilities either, with a pool, steam room and hot tub.

Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Trip Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS22 4JA. Spa breaks start from £340.40 for two adults.

Village Hotel Leeds North

Village Hotels

Head to Village Hotel Leeds North for a modern spa hotel setup just five miles from the city centre. You’ll be greeted with crisp white sheets and a flat screen TV in a room brought to life with eye-catching wallpaper. From an on-site gym kitted out with the latest equipment to a spacious bar and grill restaurant with an extensive menu, it’s got everything you need for your break.

Head to the spa and let the relaxation begin. You can sit back in the jacuzzi or indulge in a bit of quiet-time in the sauna and steam room. Then you can take the relaxation up a notch with one of their treatments. They specialise in aromatherapy massages using fragrant oils as well as firming facials using ESPA products. Why not do three in one? The holistic back, face and scalp massage is a must for head-tingling relaxation.

Village Hotel Leeds North, 186 Otley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PR. Spa breaks start from £149 for two people.