The Good Hotel Guide is the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain & Ireland, and also covers parts of Continental Europe. The Guide was first published in 1978. It is written for the reader seeking impartial advice on finding a good place to stay. Hotels cannot buy their way into the Guide. The editors and inspectors do not accept free hospitality on their anonymous visits to hotels. All hotels in the Guide receive a free basic listing. A fee is charged for a full web entry.
Best spa hotels
From mud rasuls to hydrotherapy pools, leisurely swims to saunas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis with a sea view, spa hotels across the UK offer a variety of wellbeing and pampering experiences that are the cherry on top of a hotel stay. They combine self-care with all the hallmarks of superb hospitality, ranging from Michelin star food to beautiful views, luxurious rooms and suites to quality time together or to yourself. Choose from one of the UK's most luxurious spa experiences, where the hotel is surrounded by exceptional gardens and is also renowned for its food; or head to one of the best luxury eco spas, nestled onto a Cornish cliff top with perhaps the best view is from an outdoor hot tub. There's a luxurious Georgian stone mansion in the New Forest that you have to try, surrounded by exemplary grounds and where the spa is centred around the gardens, making it the ideal marriage between wellbeing and pampering. Or perhaps a country retreat in Cirencester that has all the most sophisticated elements of a lavish hotel, such as a private cinema, is more your style. Showing enormous ingenuity, some spas even create spa treatments using medicinal herbs from their own gardens, creating a completely unique experience to define your stay. Whether you're heading to Gloucestershire or Hertfordshire, Cornwall or Durham, here are some of the top spa hotels in the UK.