Cotswolds

Indulgent spa hotels in and around the Cotswolds for a relaxing break

For a peaceful British break, look no further than these relaxing spa hotels in and around the Cotswolds.

England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has rolling hills, broad meadows and quaint stone villages, made for long rambles followed by a Jacuzzi bath or a shoulder massage in a luxurious spa.

City centre buzz from a spa hotel in the Cotswolds

The historic Grade II-listed Mercure Bristol Grand effortlessly fuses its distinctive Victorian heritage and stylish contemporary design. Relax in one of the hotel’s spacious rooms or test out the gym, Jacuzzi or swimming pool in the hotel’s on-site Spa Naturel.

Before dining at the top-notch restaurant that serves locally sourced ingredients, sample one of the bar’s artisan cocktails. Pick one which is made with a special ingredient: honey produced from the hotel’s very own rooftop beehives.

Highlights:

Location

Located within Bristol’s old town

Spa

Luxurious spa, gym and pool

Bar

On-site cocktail bar

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Bristol, 3.5 km to Ashton Court Estate
7.8 Good (2389 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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A spa hotel in the Cotswolds near the Forest of Dean

The Hallmark is the perfect base for ramblers, with easy access to both the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean.

As well as a recently refurbished gym, the hotel spa offers a range of relaxing treatments including hot stone massage and full-body wraps. Beauty treatments such as waxing and manicures are also available. Relax in the large indoor pool after a day of walking or sweat it out in the sauna and steam room.

After a day of pampering or exploring the countryside, sip a drink in the cosy hotel bar and plan your next day’s excursions.

Highlights:

Location

Ideally located for forest trekking and antique shopping

Hotel

Cosy atmosphere

Hallmark Hotel Gloucester

Gloucester, 3.8 km to Gloucester Docks
7.5 Good (1535 reviews)
Very good Service 8 / 10
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Impeccable views and a tranquil atmosphere

Located on the outskirts of Cheltenham, the sun-soaked rooms of the DoubleTree by Hilton look out over Lilley Brook’s golf course and the hotel’s own landscaped gardens.

After a long day on the hiking trails, relax in the sauna, steam room and whirlpool bath. Treat yourself to one of the spa treatments that include Decléor skincare facials, energising anti-fatigue massages and manicures.

Highlights:

Location

Set in landscaped grounds

Spa

Spa features luxurious beauty treatments

Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham

7.5 Good (2375 reviews)
Very good Cleanliness 8.4 / 10
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An oasis of calm in a spa hotel in the Cotswolds

Set inside a Grade II-listed manor with 76 acres of woodland, this boutique hotel is ideal for those who are looking for a refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The rooms are modern and bright with fresh white linen and large windows. Likewise the elegant restaurant features panoramic views over the grounds and delicious fine-dining.

The luxurious gym has both indoor and outdoor pools and offers a full timetable of exercise classes, including zumba, boxercise and yoga, so you can spend a weekend hitting reset and feel in the best shape yet when you leave.

Highlights:

Hotel

Grade II-listed manor set within acres of woodland

Spa

The spa offers reflexology treatments, massages and facials

Combe Grove Hotel

Bath, 3.1 km to Bath Abbey
7.9 Good (750 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
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Be immersed in charming countryside

Just ten minutes’ walk from Bath Abbey, this luxurious spa hotel is perfect for special occasions. Treat yourself to the Ultimate Wellness Face and Body Treatment: a top-to-toe experience, starting with a freestyle deep tissue massage and ending with a Superfood Facial.

As well as an indoor pool, there’s also an outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers so on sunny days you can make the most of catching some rays. The rooms are all decorated in a classical style, with tastefully muted colour palettes, plush carpets and inviting king-size beds.

Highlights:

Hotel

Surrounded by the Somerset countryside

View

Overlooking Bath’s honey-coloured architecture

Around

Nestled in its own designer gardens

Macdonald Bath Spa

Bath, 1.1 km to Bath Abbey
8.3 Very good (4073 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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A spa hotel in the Cotswolds in the heart of a bustling city

Located in the heart of Oxford, the Macdonald Randolph Hotel is a luxurious base for a city break in the Cotswolds. It’s best known as the location of Morse Bar, where the Inspector of the same name used to grab a tipple.

The award-winning spa has a hydrotherapy circuit with an ice fountain and sensation shower. There are indulgent Elemis treatments to choose from in the treatment rooms, including the Elemis body nectar nourishing wrap and the Elemis Biotec Super-charger facial for men.

Highlights:

Location

Located in the heart of historic Oxford

Spa

Award-winning spa with hydrotherapy circuit

Macdonald Randolph Hotel Oxford

Oxford, 0.1 km to Ashmolean Museum
8.0 Very good (3539 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.4 / 10
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A truly gastronomic experience in a spa hotel in the Cotswolds

This peaceful Georgian manor house is just minutes from the bustle of Bath, and this is undoubtedly one of the Cotswold’s most idyllic getaways. Once a private residence, the Bath Priory hotel has four acres of gardens.

The on-site Garden Spa is the first and only spa run by L’Occitane in the UK. The fragrances of Provence accompany exclusive treatments like the relaxing aromachologie massage and the almond detoxifying and firming body scrub and wrap.

Highlights:

Location

Within walking distance of Bath

Hotel

Private art collection

Restaurant

Award-winning restaurant

Hotel The Bath Priory

Top rated
Bath, 1.8 km to Bath Abbey
9.1 Excellent (951 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
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Stay deep in Shakespearean country

This timber-framed Tudor building exudes tranquil atmosphere. The rooms still retain some of their original 16th-century features and come with full-size work desks if you’re on business.

The luxury Elemis spa specialises in treatments like the Pro-Collagen Age Defy facial and the Deeper Than Deep hot stone massage. There’s also an 18-metre swimming pool to lounge beside.

Highlights:

Location

Close proximity to The River Avon and Shakespeare’s birthplace

Around

Stratford-Upon-Avon Golf Club one mile from hotel

Pool

18-metre indoor swimming pool

Macdonald Alveston Manor

Stratford-upon-Avon, 3 km to Anne Hathaway's Cottage
7.8 Good (1958 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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Expansive grounds and a championship golf course

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds, this gorgeous country hotel has 140 acres of private grounds to explore. Best of all, it has its own 18-hole golf course.

The hotel’s spa includes a large indoor pool, Jacuzzi and relaxation area. Treat yourself to a Schmoo Skincare revitalising grapefruit and tangerine facial, warm bamboo full body massage and a pro-age eye treatment to rejuvenate the eyes.

The hotel occupies a Georgian neo-classical mansion and the luxurious rooms offer stunning views over the surrounding park land. Opt for a deluxe room for that extra level of comfort and opulence.

Highlights:

Hotel

Gardens and golf course

Spa

Expansive private grounds

Hilton Puckrup Hall Tewkesbury

8.1 Very good (1752 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.6 / 10
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A historic experience in a spa hotel in the Cotswolds

A splendid Victorian building on the edge of charming College Green, the Marriott Royal is as grand as its stately neighbour: the gothic Bristol Cathedral.

Unwind after your adventures exploring the town in the Lavish Salon. Try a hair and scalp treatment or a pedicure, or work up an appetite with a swim in the Roman-style pool.

After a busy day retire to the Brew Bar where you can sip on a cocktail in plush surroundings, enjoying the refined ambience and nibble on Meze snacks. The lounge also serves afternoon tea, so you can treat yourself to scones loaded with double cream after a morning of shopping.

Highlights:

Location

Located by the scenic harbourside

Near

Close proximity to the Cotswolds and Bath

Pool

Roman-style pool

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Top rated
Bristol, 3.1 km to Ashton Court Estate
8.5 Excellent (3982 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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