By Talya Honebeek and Katie Wilson

There are over 3,000 spas in the UK, so choosing which one to book can be a bit of a minefield.

If you need help deciding, we’ve rounded up the best new UK spas which have recently opened. From a five-star spa on the south coast to the first Champneys in the North, these are the new UK spas to know about.

The Best New Spas In The UK

Estelle Manor, Oxfordshire

Estelle Manor new UK spas
Credit:  Mark Anthony Fox/Estelle Manor

You’d be forgiven for thinking this new spa hotel and members’ club was in sunnier climes, maybe Monaco or St Tropez, but Estelle Manor is much closer to home. This country house hotel is on a 60-acre estate in the Oxfordshire countryside. But it’s their Roman-inspired spa that is getting people talking the most.

Just for adults, the 3,000 sq m space includes a grand tepidarium bathing hall with neoclassical architecture, taking inspiration from the Roman villa ruins found close to the estate.

There are also five thermal pools, a hammam, steam room, sauna, thermal cabins, 10 treatment rooms including couples’ suites, and a Tea Lounge to relax in, plus a members’ only open-air hideaway and bar. Note: Eynsham Baths can only be used by hotel guests (extra charge) and club members, giving it an air of exclusivity.

Prices start from £95pp for the 180-minute Thermal Journey (treatments are extra)

Book a stay at Estelle Manor here

The Nici, Bournemouth

The Nici spa indoor pool
The indoor pool. Credit: The Nici

The new Nici hotel in Bournemouth looks like it could be in LA rather than the UK – and it has just opened a brand new luxury spa. One of the most exciting new hotels on the south coast, The Nici has a 28-metre outdoor swimming pool and 15-metre indoor pool, both heated. There is also a fully air-conditioned state-of-the-art gym, studio space for classes, hydrotherapy pool, steam room, aromatherapy sauna and relaxation room with crystal energy loungers.

The eight treatment rooms, including a treatment room for two, offer bespoke treatments and holistic therapies such as bamboo massage, sound therapy and innovative anti-ageing techniques, partnered with spa brands OSKIA and OTO CBD.

Turn your spa stay into a sleepover by booking one of their brand new courtyard rooms or a garden hot tub suite. Locals can join The Nici Club for use of the spa, outdoor facilities and exclusive offers on treatments.

Prices start from £130pp for a spa day and £175 per night for a room

Book The Nici Spa here

Claridge’s Spa, Mayfair, London

Claridge's Spa swimming pool
Credit: Claridge’s

The iconic Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair has opened its first ever spa, and it’s beautiful. Set to be an epicentre of wellness offering five-star treatments, the subterranean spa includes the hotel’s first swimming pool. There are also steam rooms, a sauna and seven treatment rooms.

Designed by interior architect André Fu, the space is inspired by his visits to traditional Japanese temples and Zen gardens using natural elements such as limestone, wood and water.

Signature treatments include the Bamboo & Silk Ritual (90 minutes) and Body Detox & Sculpt (75 minutes). Claridge’s Spa offers a best-in-class of resident brands including Augustinus Bader and Face Gym. Acupuncturist Ross J. Barr, A-list hair stylist Josh Wood and nail artist Harriet Westmoreland are also on hand to ensure guests are expertly treated, head to toe.  

Prices start from £95pp (90-minute treatments include access to the pool)

Book Claridge’s Spa here

Yorkshire Spa Retreat

Yorkshire Spa Retreat
Credit: Yorkshire Spa Retreat

Yorkshire has a brand new spa set in the splendour of the North Yorkshire Moors countryside. The luxury nature-inspired spa is part of a £4.5 million resort with stylish holiday lodges and shepherd’s huts, a bar and restaurant on site. 

Spa facilities include a steam room, sauna, Himalayan salt chamber, hydrotherapy outdoor pool and huge wild swimming pond, plus a large real relaxation dome for yoga, pilates and meditation. 

Treatments include the Honey Butter Connection and Hypnotic Tribal Sleep, which use luxury, all-natural skincare from Tribal 517. Non-residents can use the spa facilities if they book a full or half day spa experience.

Prices start from £139pp for a spa day

Book Yorkshire Spa Retreat here

The Spa at Breedon Priory, Derbyshire

The Spa at Breedon Priory
Credit: The Spa at Breedon Priory

A new five-star country spa set in 24 acres has opened in the Midlands, bordering Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Spa facilities in their ‘Wellbeing Suite’ include a vitality pool, outdoor infinity hydrotherapy pool, slumber lounge, terrace and tranquility gardens, ice fountain and experience showers. There is also a herbal steam bath, Himalayan salt sauna, herbal sauna and aroma steam room, plus four thermal cabins overlooking the vitality pool.

Choose from half or full spa day packages. All include fluffy robes, towels, flip flops and a meal in their Terrace Restaurant. Those wanting a more private spa experience can book The Hideaway for two or four people. Prices for this start from £320pp and include a bottle of Prosecco, 60-minute treatment and two-course lunch or afternoon tea.

Prices start from £95pp for a spa day with afternoon tea

Book The Spa at Breedon Priory here

The Elms Hotel & Spa, Worcestershire

The Elms Hotel & Spa
Credit: The Elms Hotel & Spa

The Elms Hotel in Worcestershire recently underwent a refurbishment and now includes a luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness suite, two award-winning restaurants and some brand new Coach House Suites if you’re staying over.

This countryside retreat is set in 10 acres with views over the Teme Valley, but the real pull here is its new botanical-themed Greenhouse Spa. Facilities include an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna, botanical lounge area and tropical swimming pool.

There is also an ultra-modern gym with spin studio, HIIT workout area and an outdoor tennis court. Treatments include hydra facials, mud baths, candle therapies, champagne and truffle deluxe facials and thermal stone massages.

Prices start from £ 140pp for a Twilight Spa Package

Book The Elms Hotel & Spa here

AIRE Ancient Baths, Covent Garden, London

New UK spas AIRE Ancient Baths London
Credit: AIRE

Launched in Spain 20 years ago, AIRE Ancient Baths are inspired by the ancient tradition of Greek and Roman bathing. The new London Ancient Bath Experience, under the bustling streets of Covent Garden, marks the first AIRE spa to open in the UK.

Guests are invited to embark on an indulgent journey through seven thermal baths. All have different but specially optimised temperatures to create the ultimate sensory experience, which is completely in candlelight.

Start in the warm waters of the Tepidarium and Caladarium before taking a dip in a cool water bath, known as the Frigidarium. Next comes the Vaporium steam bath followed by Balneum – bath of a thousands jets – to awaken your senses. Another highlight is the Flotarium, a warm salt bath designed to replicate the floating waters of the Dead Sea.

There are nine treatment rooms offering individual and couples massages. More adventurous spa-goers should try their signature Wine Ritual treatment, where you literally bathe in red wine (and you get to drink some too!). Read our full review of AIRE Ancient Baths London here

Prices start from £150pp

Book AIRE Ancient Baths London here

The Spa at 45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London

The Spa at 45 Park Lane new UK spas
Credit: The Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection’s Mayfair hotel has been given an upgrade in the form of a brand new 10,000 square foot spa – and it’s pretty impressive.

A floral mosaic created by Venetian artists provides a beautiful backdrop as you take a dip in the 20-metre heated swimming pool or relax on one of the luxury loungers. Other state-of-the-art facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, gym, sauna, steam room and relaxation lounge, as well as a treatment room offering soothing treatments courtesy of Valmont and Aromatherapy Associates.

The only downside is you have to be a hotel guest or a resident of Mayfair Park Residences to be able to use the spa, but it does mean it’s super exclusive.

Prices start from £750 per night for a deluxe room

Book The Dorchester London here 

Champneys Spa at Mottram Hall, Cheshire

New UK spas Champneys Mottram Hall pool
Credit: Champneys Mottram Hall

The brand new state-of-the-art £10 million Champneys Spa is the first to open in the North of England. Set in the heart of the recently revamped country house hotel Mottram Hall, the spa has quickly become one of Cheshire’s most stylish and in demand destinations – and we can see why.

The health spa features a 20-metre swimming pool, private cabanas, gym, activity studios and the UK’s first Champneys barbershop. The star of the show is the sophisticated thermal suite, which has steam rooms, saunas, monsoon and drench showers and a range of luxurious treatments with Elemis and Clarins products.

Don’t forget to take your phone, as guests are treated to a complimentary healthy lunch in the highly Instagrammable spa café. 

Prices start from £79pp

Book Champneys Spa at Mottram Hall here

Wave Garden Spa, Snowdonia, Wales

Wave Garden Spa Snowdonia
Credit: Wave Garden Spa/Hilton Hotels

Surrounded by the magnificent landscapes of North Wales, the new £1.25 million Wave Garden Spa has been carefully designed to make the most of its natural setting.

Inside guests are taken on a thermal journey through the warm vitality waterfall pool, steam rooms and oversized Himalayan salt sauna. Outside, guests can unwind in the hot whirlpool which overlooks the mountains, forests and the world’s first surf pool, set in the award-winning Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Other facilities include a traditional wooden barrel sauna, relaxation pods and a double hammam for steam-based cleansing and purifying treatments.

The spa is connected to the new Hilton Garden Inn Snowdonia, so it’s easy to turn this into a spa stay.

Prices start from £145pp for a full spa day, including treatments

Book Wave Garden Spa here

Fairmont Windsor Park

Fairmont Windsor Park
Credit: Fairmont Windsor Park

This 200-bedroom regal hotel next to Windsor Great Park is set to be the UK’s next leading wellness retreat. World-class spa facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a stunning courtyard vitality room (pictured), a Himalayan salt room, hammam and Japanese foot spa.

Wellness experts are on hand to give guests consultations and a range of relaxing and restorative treatments for the mind, body and spirit across the 18 dedicated treatment rooms. A six person cryotherapy (cold therapy) chamber – the first of its kind in the UK – has also been installed, so you can literally chill out with your friends.

Spa membership, which includes access to the Wellness Suite and classes such as Pilates, Meditation and Aerial Yoga, is available. Spa days are available, but this is one worth turning into a spa stay as the hotel has an Orchid Tea Room for afternoon tea, botanical gin bar and fine dining restaurant, 1215.

Prices start from £398pp for a 1-night Spa Escape including dinner, breakfast and a 55-minute treatment

Book Fairmont Windsor Park here

Harbour Beach Club Hotel & Spa, Salcombe, Devon

Harbour Beach Club Salcombe
Credit: Harbour Beach Club

Harbour Hotels’s second Salcombe establishment, Harbour Beach Club Hotel and Spa opened in late summer 2021.

The luxury hotel almost touches the end of the South Sands beach, and overlooks the estuary in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A stylish waterfront hotel and resort, the Harbour Beach Club has 50 bedrooms and suites, which all come with a lovely selection of complimentary ‘Little Luxuries’, including gin, sherry and locally-sourced organic toiletries.

As well as a beach bar, wide outdoor terrace and laid-back restaurant, the Beach Club Spa has an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, state-of-the-art gym and even a crèche, so parents can make the most of some well-deserved pamper time. On top of this, there are five relaxing treatment rooms for guests to enjoy a range of marine-inspired treatments alongside a selection of luxury Temple Spa experiences.

Prices start from £118pp

Book Harbour Beach Club Hotel and Spa here

The Spa at Carden Park, Cheshire

new UK spas The Spa at Carden
The Spa Garden is one of the biggest in the UK. Credit: Carden Park

The Spa at Carden Park was recently voted one of the best in the world. Set in 1,000 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside, it sees itself as a ‘new era of wellness escapism’, and it’s certainly got the facilities to back it up.

Outdoor highlights include a vitality pool, hot tubs, garden sauna, thermal garden pods – and an all-weather Bollinger champagne bar. Inside is a Thermal Suite, another swimming pool, Finnish sauna, tediparium, aroma and salt steam rooms, experience showers and heated relaxation beds.

Treatments include a Muscle Melt Massage or Macadamia and Papaya Body Scrub. Book into the Bollinger Beauty Bar for manicures, pedicures and facials. Read our full review of The Spa at Carden Park here

Prices start from £55pp for a half spa day experience, excluding treatments

Book The Spa at Carden here

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