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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 Leeds spa hotels and treat yourself to a spot 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. With ample time for relaxation, you can flit between saunas, hot tubs and award-winning restaurants, so find a spa companion and let the pampering begin.

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 hunker down in a four-poster bed 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 enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub and sauna in a mobile-free environment while you wait for your treatment. Go for their body nectar nourish wrap with super-hydrating monoi oil or get a foot massage with a gel-polish pedicure. Want to add something extra to your day? Book an afternoon tea in their elegant Drawing Room.

Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8HN. Spa days start from £65 per person, spa breaks start from £139 per person.

Hazlewood Castle & Imagine Spa

Hazlewood Castle

You’ll find Hazlewood Castle nestled in swathes of woodland. It’s a spa hotel with a difference – a majestic castle that dates back to the 13th century, complete with scenic water features and 32 uniquely furnished rooms, where four-poster beds sit surrounded by luxurious wallpaper. The Vavasour Restaurant will meet your fine dining needs, but if you want the ultimate indulgence, you can take afternoon tea on the outdoor terrace.

There’s no pool here, but you can make full use of their exceptionally relaxing rasul chamber, where you’ll lather yourself in healing mud before kicking back in a steamy, herbal-infused room. While you’re here, 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 & Imagine Spa, Paradise Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS24 9NJ. Spa days start from £99 per person, spa breaks start from £289 for two people.

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa is one of Leeds’ more contemporary 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 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, it has everything you could want. From the whirlpool to the sauna and steam room, you can slip from one form of relaxation to the next, between dips in the pool. Treatments come in every variety too. You can get skin-reviving facials, nourishing wraps and relaxing massages, all using the very best products from French skincare brand Caudalie.

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB. Spa days start from £70 per person, spa breaks start from £144 per person.

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa

Nestled in quaint woodland, Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect escape from the modern world. You can get your own log cabin, complete with lake views and an outdoor hot tub. Upgrades promise chocolate-coated strawberries and champagne on arrival. Throughout the hotel, you’ll encounter cosy open fires and wood panelling, with an on-site restaurant that serves exquisite dishes made with the best Yorkshire produce.

This is one of the city’s more unusual spas, with a distinctive alpine setting. The main room is wonderfully rustic – wooden beams stretch out above you as you do laps in the pool, while floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the woodlands outside. Thermal suites, an outdoor lakeside hot tub and a range of wonderfully relaxing treatments complete the experience.

Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa, Yorkgate, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 3NU. Spa days start from £75 per person, spa breaks start from £229 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 scenic 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 facilitate lovely long lie-ins. If you can tear yourself away from your room, the terrace looks out over pristine gardens and rolling hills.

Step into the low-lit spa to kick-start your relaxation. The pool is tempting, the steam room equally so, but it’s the hot tub that inevitably wins out. And after you’ve had your fill there, you can choose from a vast array of treatments. Elemis facial? Indian head massage? Gel pedicure? The choice is very much yours. Our top tip? Try the cleansing salt scrub for super-soft skin.

Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, Trip Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS22 4JA. Spa days start from £134 per person, spa breaks start from £159 per person.