Hotels in Yorkshire are renowned for their fantastic spa facilities; almost all of the hotels in the area will have at least a hot tub or sauna room. If you’re looking for a spa retreat, Yorkshire is definitely the place to go, but which is the best spa hotel Yorkshire has to offer?
The Fountains Court Holistic Health Hotel is very reasonably priced at under £40 per night, and provides all of the spa facilities you’d find at a more expensive hotel. There are strictly no children or night-clubbers allowed here, so you can be sure that nothing will disturb the tranquillity. Here you’ll find various holistic health treatments, including many not traditionally offered at spas, as well as the traditional spa and beauty treatments. This hotel isn’t just a spa; it is a place of total relaxation and well-being. The food is mainly vegetarian (although they will provide fish or chicken on request), and is packed with healthy ingredients. There is also a Zen garden where you can relax after your various treatments, and just to add to the atmosphere of perfect tranquillity even the furniture has been arranged according to the rules of Feng Shui.
Feversham Arms Hotel is attached to its own spa, the Verbena Spa. This is open separately to the public and provides a full range of top class spa treatments from Anne Sémonin and Elemis. This includes facials, deep tissue and muscle massages, coconut wraps and a milk ritual treatment. All of this is done by professional masseuses and beauticians in the deeply relaxing atmosphere of the spa itself.
The Devonshire Arms, one of the best known hotels in the Yorkshire Dales, is situated on the Duke of Devonshire’s 30,000 acre estate in the middle of the scenic Yorkshire Dales. Its Burlington Restaurant is the highest rated in the whole of Yorkshire, with a Michelin Star and a total of four AA Rosettes. Its Health Barn, meanwhile, comes with a full range of facilities including heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, fully air conditioned gym, tennis court and relaxation lounge. Here you’ll find many Elemis spa treatments, including various facials, cellulite and colon therapy. This is in addition to various massages, including a full body massage, reflexology and tailor-made spa days. The Woodhall Hotel & Spa is also situated in blissful isolation, and offers a similar variety of Elemis treatments.
It is difficult to decide which of these deserves the title of the best spa hotel in Yorkshire. Each one offers a wide variety of spa treatments and extra facilities. Ultimately, however, I think the Devonshire Arms is the most deserving of the accolade. The Health Barn here is not just a spa, but it provides the same variety of treatments that can be found at the Verbena Spa. Not to mention the hotel itself is beautifully decorated and the restaurant is thought to be the best in the whole of Yorkshire. The grounds of the Duke’s estate are spectacular, and even without ever leaving the hotel there is lots to do every day.