The Best Spas for a Sophisticated Hen Do
Nothing says hen weekend like a relaxing spa break, but not all spas are created equal! For a truly sophisticated hen do, we’ve rounded up our favourite spas that work perfectly for groups of hens – take a look below…
This gorgeous spa retreat in Stone near Staffordshire couldn’t be more suited to a sophisticated hen, thanks to their newly-built beauty suite, The Snug. Up to 12 hens can enjoy a private pamper in the stylishly decorated suite, with a package that includes beauty treatments, bubbly and canapés, plus an Elemis goody bag for each girl. Just pop on a playlist or movie on the flatscreen and you’re good to go! Outside The Snug, you can enjoy the main spa with its indoor and outdoor pools, a woodland trail with bike hire if you’re feeling active, and an afternoon tea or six-course tasting menu at the Lakeside restaurant.
Perfectly located for a Cotswolds break, the secluded Donnington Valley is a destination in itself. The relaxed atmosphere and light, airy spaces make it a great choice for hens wanting a chilled out experience, but there are also options for sporty hens (thanks to the 18-hole golf course, dance studio and gym with classes) and wine-lovers – the 2 AA rosette restaurant WinePress boasts an incredibly extensive wine list. Back in the spa, Donnington Valley has a massive 18-metre pool, aromatherapy room, and a great selection of Decléor facial and body treatments to leave you utterly relaxed. They’re also one of the few places in the country that offers XeroLipo treatments – find out more here.
For a seaside getaway, St Ives is the perfect location for creative hens, and St Ives Harbour Hotel and Spa is one of our top spa picks there. The pool and outdoor sun terrace overlook the beautiful Cornish coastline, which makes it ideal for a summer stay, and features include a hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room and sauna. There are four cozy treatment rooms for hens to be pampered in, and the treatment menu is made up of the best products and experiences from spa brand ESPA. It’s the perfect combination of sophisticated beach and spa break!
You know you’re in good hands with Rudding Park in Harrogate, Yorkshire, as their spa was named Best New Spa by The Good Spa Guide 2017 – and looking at their incredible rooftop spa and garden, it’s not hard to see why. You can either enjoy a full day of pampering with delicious afternoon tea, or just take to the rooftop spa in the evening to drink prosecco under the stars. With facilities such as a hydrotherapy infinity pool, panoramic sauna, herbal bath steam room and garden sauna, we’d never want to leave!
Ballifscourt might just be the prettiest spa on this list, thanks to its Medieval-style hotel, rose-filled courtyard, exposed timber barn spa and setting overlooking Climping beach. There are plenty of options for sophisticated hens here, including lounging in the dramatic indoor and outdoor heated pools, enjoying a range of treatments from 15-minute foot scrubs to 90-minute champagne and truffle treatments, and taking afternoon tea in the hotel restaurant. In the evening, you can even arrange for a private candlelit dining experience with your hens to finish off the perfect spa day.
Located on Scotland’s east coast, Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa has the most stunning views across the ocean – perfect for a relaxing getaway with the girls. Aside from the saunas, steam rooms and pool, you can get your pre-wedding manis, pedis, waxing and tinting plus a range of Elemis facials and massages. They also offer a range of day packages and tailor made packages for groups – perfect to suit your plans.
Sticking up in Scotland we have this stunning Hand Picked Hotel in Edinburgh. This traditional country retreat was built in 1840, and the spa is actually sunken into their original walled garden. It offers 8 treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure area, and a Rasul mud chamber where you’ll be offered a choice of mud filled with beneficial minerals to cover your body before you relax in the steam room and wait for the sprinklers to rinse the mud away. It’s the perfect chance to reap the benefits of an indulgent spa experience.
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