Monday 24 June 2019

Gloucestershire spa guide

Visiting a Gloucestershire spa is the perfect way to enjoy some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. Check out SoGlos’s guide to the best spas in Gloucestershire and treat yourself to a luxurious spot of pampering in the county.

Whether you want to leisurely unwind in a tranquil setting or treat yourself to a quick pamper, a visit to one of Gloucestershire’s sensational spas comes second to none.

With the help of SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire spa guide, you’ll be settling into a fluffy white robe in a flash – enjoying luxurious treatments, from full body massages and lavish facials, to polished manicures and precise pedicures, not to mention relaxing dips in the pool or Jacuzzi.

Plus, lookout for sensational signature treatments and specialist products on offer at many of Gloucestershire’s top spa venues.

Cheltenham spas

Gloucester spas

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester Health Club & Spa

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

The lowdown: The spa at Hallmark Hotel Gloucester offers a contemporary space to enjoy relaxing treatments within easy reach of the city centre.
Facilities on offer: Expect to find an indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna and a spa bath, along with a number of treatment rooms. There’s also the option to take out a gym membership and get fit with the help of programmes specifically designed to help both beginners and fitness fans reach their goals.
Treatment menu: The team of therapists at Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is trained to provide specialist face, massage and body treatments using the finest BABOR professional products. Poised to assist with specific skin problems, an array of prescriptive facials is on offer, spanning an English Rose Radiance treatment, Collagen Infusion and an Anti-Ageing Powerlift. Meanwhile, the relaxing Raindrop Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage are perfect for releasing muscle tension. If you’re looking for a pre-holiday treat, try the Sensory Body Scrub. The spa also offers a range of beauty essentials encompassing manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash tinting and eyebrow shaping.
SoGlos loves: Hallmark’s day spa packages provide something to suit all tastes and budgets. Offering a full day of spa access, guests can then tailor their flexible package to include a range of treatments from a dedicated therapist, lunch and even afternoon tea, creating the ultimate day of tranquillity. For those wanting to relax in the evening, Hallmark Hotel Gloucester also offers a twilight experience spa day, including a 25-minute spa treatment, access to the spa and a delicious cocktail in the bar.
Opening times: From 6.30am to 9pm Monday to Friday; from 7am to 8pm on Saturday and Sundays, and from 8am to 8pm on bank holidays.
To book: Call 0330 0283408, email, or visit directly.

The Spa at Hatherley Manor Hotel

The Spa at Hatherley Manor Hotel

The lowdown: Following a £3 million development, The Spa at Hatherley Manor Hotel has transformed the popular hotel and wedding venue into a complete wellness destination.
Facilities on offer: As well as having the traditional spa facilities you’d expect, The Spa benefits from a swimming pool with views of the walled garden, a vitality pool, a sauna, a steam room, a fully equipped gym, sensory showers, and heated loungers so you can enjoy complete relaxation. There’s also a lounge and café area, complete with a Champagne bar, along with a pretty garden space that’s just perfect for sunny days.
Treatment menu: Expect a full range of massage and facial treatments, using well-known products such as Elemis and organic brand Made For Life, along with manicures, pedicures, waxing, and eyebrow and lash treatments. There are plenty of day and overnight options available too, with many including a 55-minute treatment, three-course dinner, spa access and a night in the hotel.
SoGlos loves: If you’re struggling for gift ideas for someone special, treat them to vouchers for The Spa, with options including full and half day packages, specific treatments, and more.
Opening times: From 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
To book: Call (01452) 730217, email, or visit directly.

Other Gloucestershire spas

The Spa at Ellenborough Park

The lowdown: Located in Cheltenham’s only five-star hotel, the Spa at Ellenborough Park is a haven of relaxation offering the ultimate indulgent experience, whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a spa day with friends.
Facilities on offer: The impressive facilities span seven treatment rooms including a couple’s room, a Jacuzzi pool, a sauna, a steam room, sensation showers, a relaxation room and a heated outdoor pool that’s open 12 months of the year.
To book: See The Spa at Ellenborough or call (01242) 545454.

Elan Spa at The Greenway

The lowdown: Offering an oasis of tranquillity on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Elan Spa is set within the luxurious surroundings of The Greenway Hotel and welcomes both hotel guests, visitors and members alike.
Facilities on offer: Expect to find a hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, a steam room, experience showers, a Champagne nail bar, a fitness suites and an alfresco hot tub for the ultimate spa treat.
To book: See Elan Spa at The Greenway or call (01242) 862352.

The Kings Head Hotel Spa

The lowdown: Head down to the vaulted spa at The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester and get ready to indulge in a bit of rest and relaxation in the capital of the Cotswolds.
Facilities on offer: The spa offers a steam room, a sauna, and an experience shower, while there’s also an inviting relaxation space.
To book: See The Kings Head Hotel or call (01285) 700900.

The Spa at Barnsley House

The lowdown: Tucked away in the grounds of Barnsley House hotel sits its tranquil spa, offering the ultimate opportunity for unwinding in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Facilities on offer: The spa benefits from five treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, a relaxation room and a heated outside hydrotherapy pool, where you can soak away any stresses while taking in the views.
To book: See The Spa at Barnsley House or call (01285) 740900.

Wyck Hill House Spa

The lowdown: Escape to the country for the chance to unwind at Wyck Hill House’s luxurious spa, located near the charming Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold.
Facilities on offer: The spa, housed in the country house hotel, benefits from six therapy rooms, including one for couples, a steam room, a sauna and a relaxation area.
To book: See Wyck Hill House Spa or call (01451) 831936.

De Vere Tortworth Court Spa

The lowdown: Located in the picturesque setting of De Vere Totworth Court Spa in Wotton-under-Edge, Tortworth Court spa offers a relaxing and invigorating space to enjoy a spot of pampering.
Facilities on offer: The spa includes a gym, a heated indoor pool, a sauna and steam room, and a spa bath, along with a selection of treatment rooms.
To book: See Tortworth Court Spa or call (01454) 263664.

Schmoo Skincare Spa

The lowdown: Located in Hilton Puckrup Hall, Schmoo Skincare Spa provides the perfect setting for indulging in stress-relieving treatments for both hotel guests and visitors alike.
Facilities on offer: The Tewkesbury hotel benefits from a pool, a sauna, a spa bath, and a steam room.
To book: See Schmoo Skincare Spa or call (01684) 296200.

Cowshed Spa at Soho Farmhouse

The lowdown: Offering a full spa experience including an ice room, Cowshed Spa is a beautiful spa retreat located at Soho Farmhouse. This 100-acre estate near Chipping Norton also has rooms available.
Facilities on offer: Manicures, massage and even mud therapies. Cowshed Spa has an extensive treatment list, as well as its pool, and spa offering of ice room, steam room and hot tub.
To book: See Soho Farmhouse, or call (01608) 691000.


The lowdown: This luxury manor house near Tetbury promises to leave you feeling rested and relaxed. Calcot’s calming spa is located in a quiet corner of the Manor offering seven treatment rooms, a pool and fluffy robes for guests.
Facilities on offer: The crowning jewel of Calcot’s spa is its outdoor hot tub located in a charming courtyard with an open fire. In addition, the spa has a 16-meter pool, sauna, steam room and full treatment menu.
To book: See Calcot, or call (01666) 890391.

Cotswold House Hotel and Spa

The lowdown: An award-winning hotel and spa in the heart of Chipping Campden which has recently undergone a refurbishment. The spa is open to both residents and non-residents.
Facilities on offer: This spa boats a hydrotherapy pool, aromatic steam room, couple’s treatment room and relaxation area. Treatments are also on offer, with a couple’s treatment room available upon request.
To book: See Cotswold House Hotel and Spa, or call (01386) 840330.

Dormy House Hotel and Spa

The lowdown: This 17th-century boutique hotel in Broadway is home to a beautiful spa offering, including an outdoor spa terrace.
Facilities on offer: Inspired by Scandinavian therapies, this spa includes a thermal suite, an outdoor spa terrace and bathing room, lined with comfy loungers and an infinity pool.
To book: See Dormy House Hotel and Spa, or call (01386) 852711.

The Cheltenham Chase Hotel

The lowdown: Part of the Q Hotels chain, the Cheltenham Chase in Brockworth offers a relaxing spa experience, perfectly located between the busy hubs of Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Facilities on offer: The Cheltenham Chase hotel offers a swimming pool, relaxation room, jacuzzi and steam room, as well as a comprehensive treatment menu.
To book: See The Cheltenham Chase Hotel, or call (01452) 519988.

© SoGlos
Tuesday 03 April 2018

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