Yorkshire’s finest spa breaks, from seaside getaways to rooftop luxury
After the challenges of the past 18 months, we are probably all looking for some rest and relaxation.
With so many people looking to enjoy a vacation this year, why not try a place that also offers a little pampering – Yorkshire has some truly luxurious getaways.
Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two or just fancy some time to yourself, there are plenty of Yorkshire spa breaks to choose from, in towns, pretty market towns and even by the sea.
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With Yorkshire in the middle of a heatwave, this might be a great time to stay cool indoors and relax with a massage or a swim.
There are a lot of different options to choose from, so we’ve picked ten of the most beautiful in the country.
The Spa Hotel, Saltburn By The Sea
The Spa hotel is on average four stars on Trip Advisor and offers probably one of the most scenic breaks you can have. Set with views over Hunt Cliff and the North Sea, there is also the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
The Amber Rooms are the hotel’s beauty and well-being suites. They are renowned for their hot stone massages followed by cocktails and a platter to share.
The food seems to be the most notable feature with rave reviews saying people “would eat here every week if they could!”
Mercury Sheffield St Paul Hotel, Sheffield
Also a four star luxury hotel, this one has over 169 en suite bedrooms and is located in the heart of Sheffield.
Boasting an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, snail shower as well as an ice fountain and gym, reviews say the ‘fire and ice’ experience “Is out of this world” and has everything you need for a relaxing break.
The Director, York
With its Victorian architecture and York Minster views, it’s no surprise that The Principal is also considered a top-notch luxury wedding venue.
It has a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi.
Complimented on its stunning views and friendly staff, reviewers rave about how they found their stay relaxing.
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Rudding Park Hotel
One of Rudding’s best features is his rooftop spa experience. There is also hydrotherapy, thermal experiences and the Escape Zone, a peaceful space for spa clients.
It uses natural spring waters from its own land, and there’s even a solar therapy room.
Reviewers compliment the staff, with just one writing: “They go out of their way to make you feel special.”
Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough by Compass Hospitality, Scarborough
This was the first hotel built in Scarborough in 1845, and many original architectural features still remain.
Since then it has grown to include the Crown Spa and includes a 40 foot pool, large jacuzzi and 5 heat experience room.
The staff are appreciated for their professional approach and expertise.
York Marriott Hotel
The Marriott hotel is within walking distance of downtown York where attractions such as the National Railway Museum and York Minster are located.
There are the usual items like a heated pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, and gymnasium, but here there’s even a private tennis court.
It is even possible to have a drink on the sun terrace overlooking York Racecourse.
Reviews say “spacious, airy and clean” with praise for the sauna and steam room.
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa
This spa is perfectly positioned for exploring Leeds, Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales.
It has an interior courtyard with a glass atrium and offers a variety of cocktails. The spa itself offers a host of treatments, including a 13m swimming pool, indoor hot tub, gym, sauna, and steam rooms.
The hotel is said to be handling coronavirus regulations well, with guests writing, “They knew exactly what they were doing even with the added pressure of covid regulations.”
Raithwaite, Sandsend, Whitby
This hotel and spa features 80 acres of landscaped grounds as well as an indoor pool, spa, sauna, two restaurants and three bars.
Each room is individually designed and the spa includes an 11-meter swimming pool, hammam and hot tub. There are also many additional treatments available, but they should be booked in advance.
Titanic Spa, Huddersfield
Located in a huge 19th century cotton mill, this spa strives to become carbon neutral.
He uses his own spring water for the swimming pool and for his relaxing treatments. Here you have the possibility to book fully equipped self-catering apartments.
It also has a champagne bar and you don’t have to stay any longer – a spa day starts at £ 85.
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa
This hotel has the largest log cabin in the UK, built from imported Swedish logs. Located near Otley, the Executive Cabin has its own outdoor hot tub and many rooms have their own lake views.
There are swimming pools, a steam room and there is an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi. For a little more relaxation there is a large wigwam tent.
Customers recommend it as good value for money.
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