The Best Spa and Hotel Breaks in Wales, UK

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Nicholas Witts

If you’re looking to escape your routine and recharge your batteries, the spa hotels found in Wales prove that you don’t have to go far to find rest and relaxation. Sparing no luxuries, these are the top picks around the country – and they’re all bookable right here on Culture Trip.

1. Celtic Manor Resort, Caerleon

Resort, Hotel

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Escape the stresses and strains of everyday life at the Celtic Manor Resort. Its award-winning spa offers several different packages, from pampering treatment at the Ocius Treatment Rooms to a Musclease treatment that will reboot your waning energy levels. If that isn’t your thing, you can cathartically release your stress at the health and fitness suite, swimming lengths and looking after your body.

2. Voco St David's Cardiff

Spa Hotel

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The Voco St David’s Cardiff is a striking landmark situated on the stunning waterfront of Cardiff Bay. One of the finest hotels in Cardiff, its upmarket, glassy exterior allows light to flow in, making your time spent there feel natural. A visit to the award-winning Marine Spa is a must to feel pampered and relaxed. Go for a swim in the indoor swimming pool, have a soak in the hydrotherapy spa pool or get a workout at the fully equipped gym. Then treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment.

3. Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, Llandudno

Luxury, Hotel

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Previously voted one of the 10 Best Spa Retreats in the UK, the spa at Bodysgallen Hall offers a variety of health and relaxation treatments to hotel residents, day guests and Spa Club members alike. It is well worth escaping to North Wales to experience Bodygallen’s Twilight Experience – time in a sensual relaxation room, a one-hour full-body massage and aromatherapy facial, followed by dinner in the Dining Room.

4. Tre-Ysgawen Hall, Llangefni

Spa Hotel

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This upscale spa hotel occupies a 19th-century mansion and offers some the latest holistic treatments available. A spa break at this unique resort offers you full use of spa facilities including the pool, gym and thermal suite. You will also be given refreshments upon arrival and a robe, slippers and towel for use during your stay.

5. Ruthin Castle Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel

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Leave the world behind you when you step into the Moat Spa at Ruthin Castle. The spa rests in the rustic woodland grounds of this authentic Welsh castle‘s moat, and the treatments will help relax your mind and revive your spirit. This retreat will leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

6. Vale Resort

Spa Hotel

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A stay at the Vale Resort puts you on the doorstep of 650 acres (260ha) of unspoiled Welsh countryside, two championship golf courses and the largest spa in Wales. The wellness facility includes a whirlpool bath, a sauna, a steam room, a 20-metre (66ft) swimming pool and, of course, a range of spa treatment services from facials to full-body massages. The indulgent ‘Champagne and Truffles Deluxe Treatment’ is next-level luxury, but there are also simpler packages that will ensure you can fully unwind.

7. Quay Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel

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Wake up to sea views and the majestic Conwy Castle across the bay every morning at the Quay Hotel and Spa. Located in Llandudno in North Wales, this high-end hotel spares no expense on its range of health and wellness facilities – with 10 spa treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool, a swimming pool, a sauna, a steam room and a fully equipped gym all on site. You can even arrange a session with a personal trainer, a nutritionist or a yoga instructor when you check in. The coastal hotel has recently undergone major refurbishment and has an updated wellbeing policy which allows for socially distanced stays that are hassle-free.

Josh Taylor contributed additional reporting to this article.

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