Our round up of the best spa breaks!

There’s nothing quite like going away for a weekend at a spa for some serious R&R. But of course, not all spa breaks are created equal. That’s why – and it’s a tough job – the Top Sante team have packed their bags and travelled around the country to review the great and good of UK and foreign spas. It’s not all selfish (honest!) but designed to help you make the most of your hard-earned cash, and get the relaxing spa weekend you deserve.

UK spa reviews

Review: Armathwaite Hall, Cumbria

A dog-friendly hotel with enormous grounds and access to the gorgeous walks of the Lake District, discover what our tester thought.

Review: Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, Newbury

We tried an aromatherapy massage at this Berkshire hotel, as well as making the most of the experience showers and other facilities.

Review: Lakeside Hotel and Spa, Cumbria


A waterside retreat on the edge of Lake Windermere, this spa is a treat for the senses.

Review: Feversham Arms Hotel Verbena Spa,Yorkshire

This Yorkshire spa has a heated outdoor pool and spa area. We tested the Power Breakfast Facial – find out how we got on!

Review: Mottram Hall spa, Cheshire

Try one of 40 weekly fitness classes, lounge by outdoor or indoor pools or test the Alfresco ThermoSpace.

Review: Bedford Lodge Spa, Newmarket

This Suffolk spa and hotel offers dry floatation experiences and bubble pools!

Review: Balmer Lawn Hotel and spa, New Forest

This four-star former hunting lodge is the perfect blend of old and new, and we loved the outdoor heated pool.

Review: Dunston Hall hotel and spa, Norwich

We noticed a few issues with this Elizabethan-style manor house – find out more by reading our full review.

European spa reviews

Review: Royal Hideaway Sancti Petri, Spain

Looking for a Spanish spa with ocean views? This luxurious hotel could be just the ticket.

Review: Wildfitness, Menorca

Fancy horse riding on the beach, eating outdoors and getting back to nature? A Wildfitness retreat could be for you.

Review: Ragusa Spa Wellness Centre, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a hot destination, and if it’s on your bucket list you might want to incorporate a spa visit too – especially one with an infrared sauna.

Review: Soulshine Retreats, Ibiza

Looking for yoga, sunshine and calm living? You might not think the ‘party Isle’ is the obvious choice, but there’s another side to Ibiza, as we discovered.