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5 of the UK’s best, affordable spa resorts

If you’re reading this congratulations, you’ve officially survived winter and it’s time to celebrate. While heading to some far-flung beach might be a bit too much for your bank balance, how about a day at one of the UK’s best spa resorts? All these places guarentee their guests a luxurious spa experience, without skimping on quality.

The Cliff Hotel & Spa, UK

It would probably be easier to talk about the pampering services that The Cliff Hotel & Spa doesn’t provide, rather than the ones they do. They’ve got hot and cold stone massages. They’ve got an ice fountain, a steam room, a hexagonal hydrotherapy-pool and a stunning view of Cardigan Bay. What more do you need? Apart from a massive cocktail and a manicure, both of which are also on the menu. Once you’ve worked your way through all this pampering there might even be time for a round of golf or a wander along the nearby Poppit Sands.

New Bath Hotel & Spa, UK

An 18th-century hotel that maintains a historical atmosphere without compromising on high speed WiFi. With rain showers in every bathroom, steam rooms, hot tubs, saunas, a revamped ‘spring water pool’, and plans for an outdoor pool next year, the New Bath Hotel has really committed to luxury bathing. For guests who prefer dry land there’s a choice of Swedish massage, hot stone full body massage, and facials, all finished off with Afternoon Tea and Prosecco in the lounge.

Hotel St. Mellion International, UK

This four-star Cornish hotel has a mouth-watering menu of beauty treatments. Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap in Sweet Orchid or Frangipani, anyone? Maybe a Lime and Ginger Salt Glow? If you’re still peckish after working your way through the spa menu, check out the hotel’s two award-winning restaurants, or take in a round of golf and then head to the club bar. And for the truly dedicated relaxers there’s also an indoor swimming pool, a spa pool, a sauna, steam room, and gym.

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, UK

Just like affordable doesn’t have to mean cheap, pampering yourself doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy getting a bit mucky first. Considering it’s fantastic location (right next to the River Tweed) it’s hardly surprising that the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel encourage their guests to make the most of the great outdoors. Fishing, golfing, canoeing, shooting, quad biking, and hiking, that’s before you get to the luxury spa for facials, make-overs, and yoga classes.

The Southcrest Manor Hotel, UK

It’s not often that a place manages to combine tranquil scenery and a short commute to the nearest town centre, yet the Southcrest Manor Hotel manages just that. Surrounded by ten acres of woodland, this luxury hotel has a spa centre, Swedish and infrared saunas, a gym, beauty treatments, a hot tub, and an award-winning restaurant. And, if your idea of luxury includes some retail therapy, Redditch town centre is only four minutes away.