Top five spas in Bath

Bath is the ultimate spa city in the UK. It’s your new place to be and we’ve been meeting our local neighbours to find the top five spas in Bath that you’ll love. From rooftop pools to the only natural thermal spa in Britain – it’s all in here, look no further for rest and tranquillity.

1. Thermae Bath Spa

Britain’s original natural thermae spa, Thermae Bath Spa, should be your first stop. Here, you can bathe in naturally warm, mineral-rich waters like the Romans did 2,000 years ago. As a bonus, it’s only 200m from your new place to stay at Apex City of Bath Hotel.

There are packages available to suit everyone, from couple’s retreats and small group get-togethers, to a day of stress-free relaxation enjoying time on your own. It sits in restored, historic, Georgian buildings showcasing the beautiful architecture of Bath’s past, but also includes a modern building, the New Royal Bath.

In addition to the four natural thermal baths, there is an open-air rooftop pool, four state-of-the-art steam rooms and access to a café restaurant. You can also book a treatment or therapy to tailor your day.

The new Thermal Vitality Suite is also now open. It includes a range of thermal experiences including Roman & Georgian inspired room, an infrared sauna and ice chamber to bring a new level of relaxation to your spa day. The perfect reason to book a return trip if you’ve visited before.

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2. The Spa & Bath House, The Royal Crescent

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The Spa & Bath House at The Royal Crescent is unique. It’s a haven away from the busy city centre offering a tranquil atmosphere for you to relax in. You’ll find everything you’d expect from a five-star luxury spa including a steam room, sauna and a heated indoor swimming pool. Make use of the Turkish hammam bath and hot and tepid plunge tubs for that extra special experience.

Non-residents can choose from half or full day packages including ESPA treatments and dine in the award-winning restaurant for lunch.

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3. The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Luxury is at home at The Gainsborough Bath Spa. You can combine an exclusive treatment in an award-winning spa village with natural thermal waters and a day of relaxation. They also allow guests to ‘take in the waters’ in the luxury Bath House including visits to natural thermal pools, saunas, a steam room and even an ice alcove.

Located in the city centre of Bath, it’s just a five-minute walk from Apex City of Bath Hotel – perfect for day trips. Find out more.

4. The Garden Spa by L’OCCITANE, The Bath Priory

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Award-winning gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant are just the beginning. The Garden Spa will take you on a journey using aromas, textures and relaxing music to create a truly personalised experience. Every aspect of your day is drawn from the L’OCCITANE grand herbarium, a resource of hundreds of essentials oils and natural ingredients.

Open throughout the day and evening, a day pass will give you access to the indoor pool, sauna, elliptical steam pod to help you unwind. You’ll also receive a ‘welcome ritual’ foot spa – bliss.

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5. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

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An unspoilt country house at its best. Lucknam Park Hotel offers five-star luxury at every turn. Set in a beautiful area full of English heritage and 500-acres of unspoilt parkland, this rejuvenating spa includes an indoor pool, outdoor hydrotherapy pool, five thermal cabins featuring Japanese salt, Amethyst room and aromatic steam, sauna and tepidarium, salt water plunge pool, and a relaxation room.

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You’re now fully prepped to plan your spa break to Bath. What’s more, it’s a small city and all of these spas are within walking distance or a short drive of Apex City of Bath Hotel where you can stay from just £99. You can plan a visit to a few, or just one, but if you’ve only got 24 hours in the city then here’s some other things you can fit in.