As a town well known for being a spa town, Cheltenham is the perfect place for unwinding and focusing on your health and wellbeing. Cheltenham has been a resort for spas since back in 1716. The town became famous when its unique spa waters were discovered for their health benefits. Even today, you can still go to try the spa waters at Pittville Pump Rooms. Nowadays, the town is the perfect spot to relax in the Cotswolds thanks to its proximity to the countryside and a great range of luxurious hotels. As a Cheltonian raised and born in the town, here’s my pick of the best spas in Cheltenham. Whether you prefer a day spa or a ‘spa and stay’ at one of the town’s beautiful hotels, there’s something for everyone.
The Spa at Ellenborough Park, Southam Road
Arguably Cheltenham’s most luxurious spa, Ellenborough Park offers a range of luxurious spa days. The exclusive spa uses indulgent Elemis products, and has a number of treatments for all types of skin. You can choose from a range of relaxing spa treatments for a little escapism for your body and soul. There’s a variety of massages and facials to suit your needs, as well as manicures, pedicures, and body treatments. Based in a beautiful country house hotel that is also Gloucestershire’s only 5* hotel, visiting one of the best spas in Cheltenham is also the perfect opportunity for enjoying a relaxing stay and sampling the hotel’s upmarket restaurant too.
C-Side Spa at Cowley Manor, Cowley
The C-Side Spa is one of the best spas in Cheltenham, located in a gorgeous contemporary building in the extensive grounds of Cowley Manor. Special features of the spa include its heated indoor pool which is lined with Cotswold green slate. It also has a heated outdoor pool, and space for relaxing. Enjoy a treatment with products from Green & Spring, Cowley Manor’s very own range of products. There are three treatment rooms to enjoy treatments catered to your needs, including pregnancy treatments and treatments for men. Choose to enjoy your time in the spa during the day or in the evening, and you can also add on a delicious champagne afternoon tea to make your spa day a special occasion.
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The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Shurdington Road
A sanctuary to escape from the stresses of daily life, The Greenway Hotel boasts one of the best spas in Cheltenham. Styled by inspiration from the Cotswolds, the opulent spa has a wonderful range of treatment rooms and facilities. Here, you’ll find an al fresco hot tub, a hydrotherapy pool, and a fitness suit. There’s also a champagne nail bar and a boutique for purchasing the indulgent spa products used in the spa. Choose from a range of facials and massages, including the ESPA hot stone massage for relieving stress and recharging spirits. You can also book beauty treatments including eyebrow tinting and waxing.
Tonic Beauty Salon & Spa, Rotunda Terrace
Located in the heart of Montpellier, Tonic is the ultimate urban retreat. Located in a beautiful Regency building with six luxurious treatment rooms, it is undoubtedly one of the best spas in Cheltenham. Here, you’ll find dozens of beauty treatments, from massages to manicures to facials, all in an indulgent space. Be sure to try a signature treatment – the Divine Duo is a sumptuous 30 minute Yon Ka facial, followed by a 30 minute Swedish massage. It really is the perfect hour of relaxation. Tonic also offers waxing, tinting, and pregnancy treatments for those in need of a pamper.
The Spa at Hatherley Manor Hotel, Down Hatherley Lane
Indulge in a relaxing day at one of the best spas in Cheltenham, the Hatherley Manor Hotel. With a spa styled by its roots in the Cotswolds, it’s a calming environment for a day to unwind and recharge. Visit during the day or by twilight with your nearest and dearest, and enjoy the plush facilities. Take some time for yourself by enjoying a treatment or two, and have a delicious lunch or dinner in the onsite restaurant afterwards. There are a range of indulgence packages for you to choose from, including robe hire, lunch, and a choice of massages, facials, and wraps.
That’s my guide to the best spas in Cheltenham. Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!