Sometimes all you need at the end of a long day exploring somewhere new is a long soak in a hot tub. A massage or beauty treatment doesn’t go too far wrong either. Take a moment to enjoy some guilt-free relaxation at the following hotels during your trip to Bristol.
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
This is a beautifully decorated hotel in the harbourside area of Bristol, which is known for its many bars and eateries. All rooms are designed in an elegant yet comfortable style and offer a Monsoon shower, nespresso machine, complimentary gin and sherry and a flat-screen TV. The spa here is located downstairs in the hotel’s vault. Expect deep relaxation at the spa here with 2 pools, a steam room, sauna and fitness centre. Why not book a treatment too for an added level of relaxation?
Once you’ve taken advantage that all the spa has to offer, head to the Cabot Circus Shopping Centre which is only 750 yards from the hotel or the high-class area of Clifton which is only 1.2 miles away. Or enjoy afternoon tea in The Gold Bar in the hotel or locally sourced food in the hotel’s restaurant.
Aztec Hotel & Spa
This hotel provides a next level spa experience with a swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna and well-equipped Technogym as well as treatment rooms. The rooms here are designed in a contemporary style with pops of colour. Enjoy tea and coffee making facilities, a pillow menu, free WiFi and a capsule coffee machine.
The hotel itself is just a 20-minute drive to Bristol. From here you can enjoy all the bars and restaurants as well as the view of the harbourside, Clifton Suspension Bridge or Bristol Zoo. It’s also only a 10-minute drive to Cribbs Causeway Shopping Centre. You might want to stay in the hotel instead, however, with a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, the Curious Kitchen which serves fresh local ingredients and has a shaded terrace for enjoying a drink or two on.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
This hotel is just a 30-minute drive from Bristol in Bath. This is a very special hotel and was rated 2021 City Hotel of the Year from Food and Travel Magazine. It’s also housed in a Georgian building and is just a 3-minute walk from the Roman Baths. The rooms here are tastefully decorated in an elegant yet cosy style by award-winning Champalimaud Design. Black out curtains, flat-screen TVs, a Roberts radio, free WiFi and heated bathroom floors are just some of the amazing amenities that each room comes with.
The spa here is the only one in the UK that has access to natural thermal waters. It’s an excellent spa with 2 natural thermal pools, relaxation areas, saunas, steam room and ice alcove. They also offer personalised aromatherapy too. The whole spa is covered by a glass atrium and is located over 2 levels. You can also work up a sweat in the hotel’s 24-hour gym.
Bath Spa Hotel
This is another hotel located in the beautiful city of Bath and only a short drive from Bristol. This means you can soak up all of that there is to do in Bristol and be able to drive away from the noise and busyness at the end of the day. This hotel is secluded, being located in 7 acres of private grounds but is only a short walk to the centre of Bath and a 15 minute walk to the Roman Thermae Spa. The rooms here and designed in an elegant style without lacking in comfort. All offer complimentary WiFi, a flat-screen TV and Elemis toiletries. The spa here offers a swimming pool, hot tub, relaxation room and candlelit treatment rooms. You don’t need to leave the hotel for a delicious meal either as the hotel’s restaurant is located in its former ballroom and offers award-winning food. It also offers a covered outdoor terrace in which to enjoy a drink or two after dinner.
If you’re after a hotel that offers a relaxing spa experience in the centre of Bath, this is the perfect hotel for you. Located on one of Bath’s grandest streets and housed in a listed Georgian building, this hotel doesn’t lack in elegance or heritage. The rooms match this with contemporary design with added details that are a nod to the history of the building. They also each come with a pantry with complimentary treats in, a real rarity in hotels. As if this wasn’t enough, they also offer Hypnos mattresses, WiFi, a Nespresso machine, a Dyson hairdryer, record player and a flat-screen TV with Chromecast. More importantly, the hotel also has a spa. It offers a variety of treatments such as massages and facials. It also offers a copper tub as well in which to completely relax in.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
This is another excellent hotel just a short drive from Bristol. This 5* hotel is situated in the famous Royal Crescent of Bath in a Grade 1 listed building and just a 15-minute walk to the city centre. The spa facilities here are excellent with a relaxation pool, vitality pool Himalayan salt infused sauna, inhalation room and 6 treatment rooms. If you fancy a workout, there’s also a well-equipped gym too. Each room here has a unique design and offers complimentary breakfast, excellent views and luxury toiletries. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar that also serves afternoon tea. It’s in an excellent position at just a 15-minute walk from attractions such as the Pump Room Baths and the Theatre Royal and great transport links at just 1 mile from the train station.
St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Set in over 400 acres of parkland, this stunning 14th century property is the perfect place for a relaxing break away. The spa here offers a variety of treatments such as massages, facials and beauty treatments. There is also an indoor swimming pool with a whirpool on offer too. The hotel is in Chepstow, just over the Welsh border. It’s just a 25-minute drive to Bristol, making it the perfect stay for being near to Bristol but without having to compromise on peace and quiet. The hotel has 2 restaurants and a bar as well as 2 golf courses, so you won’t be bored if you decide to stay at the hotel for the day. The rooms are designed in a modern yet comfortable style and offer tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and a seating area.
Whatley Manor really is a cut above the rest. If you’re looking for luxury and true relaxation, then this is the place. It’s set in 12 acres of gardens in the heart of the Cotswolds and yet only a 40-minute drive to Bristol. All rooms are uniquely designed and offer excellent amenities such as handmade beds, heated floors, Molton Brown toiletries, WiFi and a Chromecast TV. You also have complimentary use of the spa during your stay too. Here you can enjoy the thermal suite, hydrotherapy pool, salt scrub showers and heated stone recliners. It also offers a well-equipped gym if you’re in the mood for a workout. The hotel offers 2 restaurants as well as a private cinema and beautiful gardens to relax in.
Calcot & Spa
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This hotel is uniquely set in over 200 acres of countryside and offers a slice of luxury in the stunning Cotswolds. All the rooms are designed in a country style with lots of character and offer excellent amenities. From free WiFi to a nespresso coffee machine, DAB radio, Sky TV, fluffy bathrobe, slippers and so much more. The hotel has 2 restaurants so you can decide whether you fancy high dining or a more casual environment. It also offers a world-class spa with a 16m indoor pool, fireside hot tub, sauna and steam room. If you’re wanting to work out, then you can enjoy the state of the art Technogym and fitness studio with a whole range to classes to take part in. If that wasn’t enough, then you can take advantage of the hotel’s 2 tennis courts or the 220-acre grounds.
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Hopefully this has made your search for a lovely hotel in Bristol with a spa a lot easier. Enjoy your trip to Bristol and make sure to take full advantage of that relaxing spa.