The Best Spa Hotels in Mayfair, London

Mayfair is home to a glam collection of spa hotels
Mayfair is home to a glam collection of spa hotels | Courtesy of the Beaumont / Expedia
Sadie Whitelocks

One of the elite addresses in London, Mayfair is home to a glam collection of spa hotels. From a cloud-grazing wellness centre with unbeatable views over Hyde Park to a tucked-away oasis with an inky swimming pool, these spots promise to recharge you for the next round of shopping or night on the town.

The Athenaeum Hotel and Residencies

Embodying five-star luxury with an independent spirit, the award-winning, family-run hotel has a prime location offering easy access to the West End, the designer boutiques of Bond Street, and the regal Buckingham Palace, making it an ideal temporary ‘home’ in London. It also overlooks London’s stunning Royal Green Park. The rooms and suites, adorned with life’s indulgences, provide enchanting views of either Green Park or Mayfair. Additionally, the hotel offers contemporary serviced apartments, known as Residences, housed in adjacent Victorian townhouses. All rooms, suites and residences epitomise a proud British heritage, championing bespoke British craftsmanship with a nod to its Art Deco roots. The spa is fitting of the surroundings and maintains an exclusive feel whilst remaining accessible.

1. The Connaught

Spa Hotel

Grand living room at The Connaught with dark wooden book shelf and cream velvet sofas
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Tucked away from the hectic energy of neighbouring streets, this high-end red brick hotel houses a menagerie of wonders. A state-of-the-art spa lies at the heart of the Connaught, the result of a £40m hotel-wide facelift. The wellness centre exudes a sense of Zen with low lighting and swathes of marble. There are five spacious treatment rooms (one double and four single) with separate dressing areas and steam rooms. The spa menu features dozens of treatments catering to different needs, including several to help combat jet lag. If you just fancy a moment of calm, head to the unique black granite spa swimming pool for a dip, before a stint in the crystal steam room.

2. The Dorchester

Spa Hotel, Luxury

Grand cream bathroom at The Dorchester with mirrored wall, ornate gold taps and a marble sink
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This famed Art Deco hotel has swagger, and rightly so. It has prime positioning, with Hyde Park on one side and one of the finest shopping districts in London on the other, while the rooms, restaurants and communal spaces flaunt Art Deco splendour with a contemporary edge. This razzmatazz continues through to the spa, with a large crystal chandelier in the entranceway and a sultry turquoise relaxation area. There are nine treatment rooms, and spa aficionados will appreciate the use of Aromatherapy Associates and Carol Joy products. Get a tip-to-toe overhaul, with pedicures, waxing, cleaning facials and sports massages amongst the offerings.

3. The Ritz London

Suite Hotel, Chain Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Grand hallway at The Ritz London with arched ceilings with gold wall features
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Feel red-carpet ready after a session in the seventh-floor spa at this iconic London hotel. Facials make use of non-invasive technology to lift and smooth the skin, while there’s a body contouring treatment if you’re dreading those figure-hugging threads. Even your hands can get a makeover, with an intense pulsed light treatment which helps to fade sun spots and reduce the pores. If you’re after something a little more traditional, there are signature massages and facials on offer, and why not follow up with a cut and wash in the Hiro Miyoshi salon? Glide down the red-carpeted stairs of the hotel after your spa visit, with swathes of marble, gold leaf and chandeliers adding to that million-dollar feel.

4. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Spa Hotel, Luxury

Indoor swimming pool at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
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You could park yourself at this grandiose Park Lane property purely for the rooftop spa, as it’s home to some of the best views in town. From your treatment bed, floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to drool over the London skyline, with the Hyde Park treetops forming a green foreground. Even the sauna has a window so you can admire the surroundings. The spa interiors, as with the rest of the hotel, are minimalist and sophisticated, with dark woods and natural stone seamlessly combined. Nothing screams luxury more than the 24-carat-gold body wrap, which has a high concentration of the precious metal designed to give you a more radiant appearance and reduce the signs of ageing.

5. Ham Yard Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Seating area at Ham Yard Hotel with pebble walls, wicker chairs and round marble coffee table
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While not officially in Mayfair (it’s actually just over the border in Soho), this spot is truly an oasis of sophistication.The hotel models eclectic interiors from British designer Kit Kemp, with unique art pieces, pops of colour and a smorgasbord of textures. After hitting the shops, the Ham Yard Hotel acts as a delicious slice of escapism. Nip to the spa to recharge, with the menu featuring massages, manicures, mud wraps and more. If you’ve got time to spare, the Relax and Recharge package includes a facial, massage, full use of the gym, steam room and relaxation area, as well as a two-course lunch in the hotel restaurant.

6. InterContinental London Park Lane

Spa Hotel, Luxury

Dark spa seating area at InterContinental London Park Lane
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Doormen will greet you as you sashay into this smart hotel, with a gleaming lobby and glistening chandelier to see you in on the other side. The interiors have a classically elegant yet modern feel, thanks to a 2019 refurbishment. Head to the basement to discover the award-winning spa. Veneered walls, low lighting and a black tiled floor create a calming ambience. There are five treatment rooms and a VIP suite for couples or small group outings. Opt for a full detox with a green tea-infused body wrap or rejuvenate tired eyes with a firming facial. Lotions and potions from British skincare brand Elemis will leave you smelling fragrant and fresh.

7. The Beaumont


Bathroom at The Beaumont with marble bath, monochrome tiled floor and mint green wall tiles
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Cloak yourself in classic Art Deco glamour at this secluded Mayfair hotel. Original paintings, photographs and architectural features add character to the 1920s property, while modern conveniences make for a very comfortable night’s stay. The sparkling white marble spa and hammam is a real highlight, with two treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool and relaxation area. Take a couple of hours to enjoy the Beaumont Retreat package, which includes a full body massage and an individually tailored facial, with a meze of cakes and glass of champagne to round things out.

8. Claridge's

Spa Hotel, Luxury

Grand seating area at Claridges with monochrome tiled floor, yellow walls and a large chandelier
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Since the 1850s, Claridge’s has been known for the finer things in life, including glamorous design, high-end dining and flawless service. The smart wellness centre continues the theme, sitting on the top floor of the property so you can see Mayfair from a different perspective. As you enjoy a massage, you can look out of the sash windows at the sea of rooftops beyond. Relaxation-inducing products from the renowned French skincare line Sisley are put to use, with massages and facials centred on specific oils and creams.

9. The May Fair Hotel


Spa at The May Fair Hotel with reclining chairs, candle lit dark walls and 4 figurative sculptures in the wall
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Since opening in 1927, this hotel has been transformed into a contemporary boutique getaway, with the bar a top spot on the London party circuit. If you’re looking to slow down the pace, the spa will put time on hold. Dark walls and black slate floors create an intimate atmosphere, with iridescent mosaics and flicks of gold adding a touch of glamour. Facilities include an aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, rain showers, an ice fountain and candlelit relaxation room with heated beds. Get ready for a night on the town with beautifying facials, manicures and waxing treatments to make you feel like new.

10. London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Spa Hotel, Luxury

Indoor swimming pool at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane with blue lights and reclining seats
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The swimming pool gets top marks at this upscale Mayfair hotel. It spans 12.5m (41ft) so you can pack in a few laps, and the water is heated so you don’t get a cold shock. Gaze up and catch your reflection thanks to a unique mirrored ceiling. Other features at the underground wellness centre, known as the Club at Park Lane, include a poolside relaxation area, steam room, state-of-the-art gym and treatment rooms. Everything at this hotel spa is perfectly appointed, from marble dressing room countertops to the fluffy robes. The perfect place to burrow yourself for an afternoon.

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