10 affordable spa experiences in Gloucestershire

Treat yourself, or someone special, to a luxurious spa day without breaking the bank, with SoGlos's pick of some of the most affordable spa experiences in Gloucestershire.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
And relax... SoGlos has rounded up some of the most affordable spa breaks in Gloucestershire.

Grab your fluffy robe and slippers — it’s spa time! If you’re planning an indulgent spa day, Gloucestershire is awash with soothing steam rooms, heavenly hot tubs, and pools primed for plunging into.

And for spa seekers that don't want to splash the cash, SoGlos has rounded up some of the most affordable spa experiences in Gloucestershire — ideal if you’re in need of some pampering and want to loosen up your muscles, but not your purse strings!

Affordable spa experiences at Cowley Manor near Cheltenham

The iconic Cotswold hotel, Cowley Manor, is reopening this July 2023 after six months of extensive renovations by its new owners. The award-winning C-Side Spa has been completely refurbished to include a 15-metre outdoor pool; 17-metre slate-lined indoor pool; four treatment rooms; gym; steam room; sauna; relaxation area; and nail bar — and with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto 55 acres of serene Cotswold countryside, this venue really does offer the ultimate in relaxation. 

Located in the sleepy village of Cowley just outside Cheltenham, the Grade II listed hotel offers seven different day spa packages, including By the C-Side which gives guests full access to the new spa, a cream tea and an arrival drink all for £100. Or for £135 per person, the Spa Afternoon package, running from 1pm to 4pm, includes an arrival drink, a 60-minute treatment, a cream tea with champagne and full spa access. 

Affordable spa experiences at Hatherley Manor near Gloucester

Hatherley Manor’s beautiful Cotswold-inspired spa offers an excellent range of experiences and has many awards under its belt, including a five-star rating in the Good Spa Guide. Its indulgent day packages all have 10 per cent off until the end of June 2023 and include its special Anniversary package, with two treatments; full spa access; afternoon tea; prosecco; and flip flops to take home for £165 per person — usually £200.

At the opposite end of the scale, the affordable Evening Spa and Dine experience is available on weekdays from 6pm to 8.30pm, where guests can enjoy an antipasti sharing platter; spa access; robe hire; and flip flops to take home for just £51.70 per person — with the option to upgrade and include a glass of prosecco when booking online. Meanwhile, the Twilight Supper Spa costs £104.50 per person and includes a 25-minute treatment; robe hire; flip flops; an antipasti sharing platter; and a glass of fizz, available Sunday to Thursday from 3pm to 7pm. 

Affordable spa experiences at Calcot & Spa in Tetbury

Calcot's luxurious Cotswold spa is nestled in tranquil Tetbury and boasts a unique outdoor fireside hot tub and an extensive list of treatments and packages.

Choose from an affordable Mini Evening Spa session at £105 for a 25-minute treatment of your choice and full access to the venue's spa facilities for the evening; or spoil yourself by upgrading to the Evening Spa for £130, which also includes supper at the Conservatory restaurant. Day spa experiences start at £165 for a half-day.

Affordable spa experiences at Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham

Gloucestershire’s five-star Ellenborough Park hotel offers an opulent spa with a sauna, steam room, hot tub, treatment rooms and one of the best heated outdoor pools in the UK.

Guests can experience a morning or afternoon of relaxation with its half-day experiences starting at £90, including a 25-minute treatment and full access to the indoor and outdoor spa facilities, with fluffy robes, slippers, coffee and cookies included. Or spend just a touch more and book the Cosy Sanctuary package for £125, available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, which includes a 55-minute treatment, full access to the facilities and a glass of prosecco.

Affordable spa experiences at The Greenway Hotel in Shurdington

Boasting a tranquil spa surrounded by gorgeous countryside, the Elan Spa at the Greenway Hotel has recently reopened after a massive £1 million makeover of the hotel and spa facilities. The spa is now home to a brand-new outdoor vitality pool and hot tub, as well as revamped treatment rooms — and it has a new partnership with British skincare brand, Temple Spa.

Guests can enjoy a half day spa experience with a 55-minute treatment of their choice; two-hour's use of the spa facilities including the hydrotherapy pool, thermal retreat, hot tub and gym; with either a bento board lunch or afternoon tea for £135 per person from Monday to Thursday, or £155 per person from Friday to Sunday. 

Affordable spa experiences at Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Guests at the independent Tewkesbury Park Hotel can book a luxurious spa day with facilities including a pool; sauna; steam room; outdoor Nordic sauna; and outdoor hot tub — offering a relaxing experience in a stunning countryside location.

Tewkesbury Park offers two affordable Pamper Packages. A Little Me Time costs £70 and includes a 30-minute treatment, three hours in the health suite, as well as cookies and coffee; while Living the Highlife is priced at £115 and includes a 60-minute treatment, unlimited use of the health suite and either a one-course lunch or an indulgent afternoon tea. Packages can only be booked by phone or email.

Affordable spa experiences at The Lygon Arms in Broadway

This popular spa is an oasis of calm just over the border in Worcestershire. Surrounded by idyllic Cotswold countryside, The Lygon Arms spa offers a few pampering packages that won't break the bank.

Tranquili-Tea is the most affordable at £69 per person and includes a luxurious poolside afternoon tea and full use of the spa facilities, with a robe and slippers, of course. Or splash out a touch further by opting for the Sunrise Spa Experience or the Twilight Spa Evening for £105 per person, which both include a 45-minute treatment; full spa access; robes, towels and slippers; and a complimentary drink.

Affordable spa experiences at Whatley Manor in Malmesbury

Offering indulgent spa days in its five bubble-rated spa, a trip to Whatley Manor, just over the border but less than five miles from the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum, should probably be saved for a special occasion, but there are still a couple of deals available for bargain hunting spa seekers!

Benefitting from indoor and outdoor pools with massage jets; thermal cabins; experience showers; a steam grotto; heated stone recliners; and a tepidarium, Whatley Manor offers an Evening Unwind Spa and Dine experience for £125 per person that includes full use of the spa facilities and a leisurely dinner in Grey's restaurant. Also available for £155 per person is the half day Gaia Spa experience, consisting of a 60-minute treatment, a smoothie and of course, full use of the spa's incredible facilities. 

Affordable spa experiences at Doubletree by Hilton in Cheltenham

Cheltenham's Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Charlton Kings is home to a relaxing spa offering a whole range of very affordable treatments and spa packages.

Its Mini Booster Spa Day costs from £49 and includes a 25-minute treatment, a spa lunch and use of the pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. It also offers an Essential Spa Day from £62, which includes two 25-minute treatments, as well as full access to the facilities and lunch, or the Relax and Restore package for £67.50, which includes a 55-minute facial and then all the usual spa access with lunch and refreshments.

Affordable spa experiences at Stratton House Hotel & Spa in Cirencester

Located on the outskirts of Cirencester, Stratton House's Spa in the Garden is an award-winning spa that has a five-star rating in the Good Spa Guide. And with a full menu of very affordable spa experiences, this is one venue that will leave you fully relaxed with no remorse over the final bill.

Spa days start at £69 per person for either the Stratton Mini Escape or the Evening Sunset package, with both offering a 25-minute treatment, three hour's use of the spa facilities and a £10 voucher towards the Temple Spa skincare range. The evening option also includes a glass of prosecco or a pot of tea — and for more of a splurge, the Garden Retreat offers two 25-minute treatments, use of the spa for three hours, £10 towards a skincare purchase and an afternoon tea or light lunch for £99.

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