Spa hotels in Newcastle | discover the tranquil side of the city

Spend a weekend in Newcastle indulging in relaxing spa break in one of these gorgeous hotels with pools, saunas, Jacuzzis and beauty treatments...

It’s a city famed for its vibrancy, but it has a quieter side, too – and there’s no better base from which to explore Newcastle than a tranquil spa hotel. Head to a quiet nature reserve for pampering before a hen weekend or simply soak up the serene atmosphere in a hotel surrounded by elegant Georgian and Victorian architecture and a dazzling quayside redevelopment.

During your stay at one of these hotels, you can try out advanced beauty therapies, take some gentle exercise with a few laps of the pool or unwind in the Jacuzzi or sauna. Finish a day of indulgence in a luxurious restaurant with tempting fare such as hearty pub-style classics or sophisticated Asian flavours. At these spa hotels in Newcastle, there’s always time for a night on the town as well.

Indulge your senses at the Newcastle Gateshead Marriott MetroCentre spa hotel


Spas don’t come more aptly named than the Comfort Zone, the on-site health, wellness and beauty centre at the Newcastle Gateshead Marriott MetroCentre. Dive right into things with a few laps of the 15-metre heated indoor pool – after all, free access to the leisure facilities is included with every room. From then on, it’s pure relaxation: let the bubbling jets of the whirlpool spa gently massage your muscles or give your circulation a boost in the warmth of the sauna. An extensive menu of therapies offers fast rejuvenating treatments such as a wrinkle-smoothing eye zone ritual or the ultra-moisturising hydramemory express. Or take your time with a full-body massage featuring calmative essential oils.

The blissful sense of repose continues in your room. Sink into the soft sofa or the stretch out on the king-sized bed: everything is designed to create a restful atmosphere, from the soothing neutral palette with accents of warm red, to the rural scenes on the walls and the soft lamplight. Beds are fitted with premium linen for a sound night’s sleep, so staying in bed is a tempting option – why not order up some room service? Available 24 hours a day, you can treat yourself to breakfast in bed, before more pampering in the spa or setting out for adventures in the city.

Fancy dining in before you head out for the evening? Then visit the Cast Iron Bar & Grill – the hotel’s vibrant, contemporary dining space serves up tasty English classics from locally sourced ingredients. Try savoury delights such as Cumberland salami and assorted British charcuterie, Devon white crab linguini and Yorkshire pudding with beef brisket. With dishes like double-chocolate brownie with honeycomb and sticky toffee pudding, you’ll want to leave room for dessert. It’s easy to get a taste of everything that Newcastle has to offer as well – a 12 minute car journey takes you into the heart of the action, the city’s Diamond Strip of bars and clubs.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Newcastle Gateshead

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (356 reviews)

Return to nature at the Newcastle Gosforth Park spa hotel


From the moment you walk through the serene gardens of the Newcastle Gosforth Park hotel, through the lobby and into your cosy room, you know you’re in for a tranquil retreat. Whether you’re curled up in the crisp white bedding or relaxing on the sofa in your upgraded suite, warm, wine-coloured decor and artistic views of the city on the walls create a refined yet welcoming atmosphere.

The menu of treatments in Beauty at Gosforth Park features products from celebrated skincare brands such as St Tropez, ESPA and CACI Ultimate. Nourish your skin with essential tea tree and white thyme oils during a purifying facial, relieve stiffness and aches with a muscle-relaxing hot stone massage or reduce blemishes and imperfections with CACI microdermabrasion therapy. For a more active break, swim a few laps of the indoor pool. Or simply sit back and let your cares bubble away in the Jacuzzi. If you’re planning an elegant evening, there are luxe treatments to ensure you look your most polished. Add a splash of colour with a manicure and pedicure, or opt for a St Tropez tanning session to bring a bit of sunshine into your Newcastle getaway.

After your luxurious spa session, you’re ready to make an entrance at the stylish Plate Restaurant. A rich autumnal colour palette of reds, golds and warm wood, along with white linen tablecloths, sets a sophisticated mood for a menu that features creative interpretations of English and French classics. After a romantic meal with your other half, lounge on leather Chesterfield sofas next to the fire while you sip a nightcap, whether it’s a glass of red wine or a dram of single malt. There’s plenty to do beyond the hotel’s manicured grounds too, with two golf clubs and Newcastle Racecourse right on the doorstep, and the lively nightlife of Newcastle’s bustling Quayside is just a 20 minute drive away.

Grand Hotel Gosforth Park

Newcastle upon Tyne
8.2 Very good (2278 reviews)

Soak up city centre serenity at the Malmaison spa hotel, Newcastle


A peaceful retreat at the heart of Newcastle, the Malmaison Newcastle is a 4-star boutique hotel that’s packed with character. Hanging overhead foliage sets the serene mood when you step into the lounge, while upstairs you’ll find even more individual details. Plush velvety furnishings in your room are made for relaxation, while touches of distressed wood and bare brick add a hipster edge. Choose a room with a view of the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge to gaze on the nightly illuminations and its curved, tilting design that resembles a blinking eye. For a lavish stay, upgrade to the Ark Royal Exec Suite, where you can soak in twin free-standing baths before wrapping up in robes and slippers and lounging on your king-sized bed.

The treatment rooms at the Malmaison Newcastle are decorated in warm coco tones, with Eastern-inspired artwork, exotic orchids and softly flickering candles setting the mood for a soothing relaxation experience. Treat yourself to a range of top-to-toe therapies, from enzyme facials, rich in pumpkin enzymes and botanical extracts, to deluxe pedicures with pressure-point massages. Soften your skin with an all-over salt scrub or feel the weight of the world lifting off your shoulders with a deep tissue massage designed to focus in on the areas where you most need it. That leaves just enough time to wind down in the sauna and steam room before dinner.

Here at the Malmaison, executive chef John Woodward serves international cuisines with artistic flair – expect dishes such as Japanese-inspired Ahi tuna tartare, Italian crab and scallop risotto or Belgian moules frites. At Chez Mal Brasserie’s fashionable quayside location, sparkling crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling while an expansive river-view window frames the dazzling lights and graceful curves of the Millennium Bridge as the backdrop for a memorable meal.

Malmaison Newcastle

Top rated
Newcastle upon Tyne
9.0 Excellent (2331 reviews)

Enjoy affordable luxury at the Holiday Inn Gosforth Park spa hotel Newcastle


With a 15 metre heated pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool, the Holiday Inn Newcastle – Gosforth Park, has everything you need to unwind in bliss. Beauty therapies at the on-site spa here use products by Elemis, the award-winning skincare brand renowned for its anti-aging effects. Why not pamper yourself with a pro-collagen facial, packed with the rejuvenating properties of red coral? Alternatively, luxuriate in a Garden of England Rose Restore treatment. The massage and body wrap leaves the skin feeling smooth and supple, while the essence of roses, poppies and camelinas evokes a classic country garden. Waxing, manicures and pedicures provide the finishing touches for a girls’ night out on the town (and there are plenty of treatments for men too, along with a fitness suite featuring state-of-the-art Cybex equipment).

Start your evening with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a cold beer in the Mercury Bar, located in the spacious lounge area. Delicate blooms on the tables maintain the peaceful ambience of your spa day while you linger over a meal before your night out. The Blagdon Brasserie offers all-day dining with an eclectic menu of healthy dishes such as grilled salmon or hearty meals like a wood-fired meatball pizza. Finish your dinner with a sweet treat: expect desserts like a lighter-than-air Eton Mess jar or a classic baked vanilla cheesecake with seasonal fruit.

As your day of leisure (or your night out) comes to a close, retire to your sleek, contemporary room, decorated in subtle neutral tones with touches of warm wood. A pillow menu helps to ensure your body is restored with a deep sleep – upgrade to an executive room and you can stretch out on a king-sized bed.

Holiday Inn Newcastle Gosforth Park, an IHG Hotel

Newcastle upon Tyne
7.9 Good (69 reviews)

Nourish body and soul at the Village Hotel and spa in Newcastle


A spa break at the Village Hotel Newcastle won’t just nourish the spirit – this hotel will make sure you get fed well too. From the wine-coloured leather booths to the red-and-white check tablecloths, the decor at Buca di Beppo, the hotel’s Italian restaurant, transports you to an authentic trattoria. Historic photos line the walls, chandeliers cast soft, romantic light and the menu serves up classic dishes like spicy meatballs in marinara sauce and a moreish tiramisu. For a more casual bite to eat, head to the Village Pub, where you can sample craft beers, such as Goose Island IPA, along with international dishes in a buzzing sports-bar atmosphere. Among the global flavours you might find are the kofta burger’s taste of Greece or savoury ribs inspired by the USA and covered in the restaurant’s signature BBQ sauce.

In the spa, let the experts soothe your skin with a personalised facial, using ESPA beauty products designed to rejuvenate your individual skin type. Or let your tensions melt away in an aromatherapy massage, evoking exotic climes with fragrant essential oils. If you or your other half would rather get energetic, there’s a 25 metre heated pool, spinning studio and all the latest gym equipment to work up a sweat. Afterwards, you can relax together in the steam room, sauna or the whirlpool spa. With Newcastle’s centre just a 20 minute drive away, embrace the city’s glitz and glamour with a tanning and waxing session, followed by a professional make-up package.

The spa’s tranquil ambience and focus on relaxation is reflected in the guest rooms, with deep-pile carpets in chic multi-stripes and plush sofas. Upgrade to a club room for an ultra-comfortable premium mattress, free mineral water and a Tassimo coffee machine to charge you up for the day’s experiences.

Village Hotel Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne
8.2 Very good (279 reviews)