7 ultra-relaxing Valentine’s Day spas in the UK

Discover the best spas to get steamy in on Valentine’s Day.

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Flowers and chocolate aren’t the only way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. If you’re well overdue for a little bit of relaxation and recovery time, nothing beats a couples spa day.

Whether that means a Swedish massage or an afternoon in the steam room, here are some spa days that will leave you both feeling rejuvenated.

Top Valentine’s Day spas in the UK

1. K Spa at K West Hotel, London

1. K Spa at K West Hotel, London from Lastminute.com

Offering a futuristic take on an inner-city spa, K Spa is the perfect treat for any loved-up couples wanting to escape the busy London streets. The hot-cold therapy in the Finnish snow room is just one of the highlights.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Couples back and shoulder massage, couples dry floatation therapy, complimentary prosecco and London’s only snow room.
  • Why do we love it? Proud owners of the Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award since 2012, this spa is committed to having as little impact on the environment as possible.

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2. Elemis and Biotec Spa at The Shore, Loch Lomond

2. Elemis and Biotec Spa at The Shore, Loch Lomond from Wowcher

Nothing says relaxing like the isolated beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Couple this with a cleansing salt scrub, deep tissue massage or energising peel and you’ll come away feeling like a new woman – or man.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Complimentary prosecco, optional cream tea overlooking the loch and couples treatments.
  • Why do we love it? The Shore prides itself on using only the highest quality Elemis products that contain only natural ingredients.

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3. The Spa at Dolphin Square, London

3. The Spa at Dolphin Square, London from Red Letter Days

This Moroccan-themed spa, laden with intricate copper work and ornate wood carvings may just inspire you to visit Marrakech. Enjoy an authentic Moroccan Hammam, Rhassoul Chamber and salt-infused steam room.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Introduction to relaxing breathing techniques, cedarwood and sweet orange incense, couple’s hot stone massage treatment and Moroccan tea for two.
  • Why do we love it? Dolphin Square’s mineral-rich water supply is fed from London’s only working artesian well, adding another touch of extravagance to your experience.

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4. Spa Village at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath

4. Spa Village at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath from Expedia

Take a leaf from the Romans’ book and bathe in a pool fed by natural mineral-rich springs. Don’t worry, the original baths used by The Gainsborough have been spruced up considerably since the Romans used them.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Romantic features: Couples treatment room, Swedish massages, body wraps, two-course spa lunch or afternoon tea with bubbly and personalised aromatherapy session.
  • Why do we love it? Combining Roman heritage facilities with Malaysian spa therapies, your experience here is sure to be a unique one.

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5. Riverhills Boutique Day Spa, Ipswich

5. Riverhills Boutique Day Spa, Ipswich from Buyagift

If you’re searching for a no-frills spa with the highest quality of products and services, consider a trip to Riverhills and unwind with unlimited use of their facilities.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Swedish back and neck massage, Germaine de Capuccini facial, lunch for two, his and her robes and champagne afternoon tea.
  • Why do we love it? With a highly rated in-house hair salon and manicure station, you can get all dolled up for your Valentine’s Day dinner.

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6. Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel, Ipswich

6. Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel, Ipswich from Daybreak Hotels

Nestled into a leafy suburb and just a short train ride away from London, this is the tranquil oasis you’ve been looking for. For a reduced price, you'll have unlimited access to all of the spa’s facilities for eight hours without having to commit to a night’s stay.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Romantic features: Sauna, steam room, couples spa treatments and onsite restaurant
  • Why do we love it? The Manor Restaurant offers great value two- or three-course menus featuring British-Mediterranean fusion cuisine.

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7. Sienna Spa at The Edwardian, Manchester

7. Sienna Spa at The Edwardian, Manchester from Virgin Experience Days

Hidden beneath one of Manchester’s most iconic buildings and just seconds away from the city centre, The Edwardian offers an ultra-swanky and luxurious spa experience. Get active in the 12-metre pool or simply sit back and enjoy the jacuzzi.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Complimentary glass of prosecco, his and her robes and slippers, 30-minute couples spa treatment, sauna, steam room and relaxation room.
  • Why do we love it? Located in the historic Free Trade Building, the interior is laden with original features including a coat of arms and a colonnaded bar area.

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Where should I stay in the UK?

  • London. England’s bustling capital city is home to some of the most luxurious spas in the UK. Be prepared to pay big bucks to spend a day being pampered here though.
  • Manchester. England’s gateway to the north offers up more affordable spas without skimping on the luxuries.
  • Bath. If you’re looking for the au naturel experience, make a beeline for one of Bath’s many Roman spa facilities, fed by the underground springs.
  • Suffolk. Surrounded by open fields and lush greenery, Suffolk epitomises the English countryside. There’s no place better to escape the stresses of everyday life and indulge in a spa day.

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