The Best British Spa Staycations revealed by the Good Spa Awards 2021

3 August 2021

April French Furnell

Spas in the Lake District, Cornwall, Yorkshire, Wiltshire, The New Forest, London and the Midlands have all won accolades in the Good Spa Awards 2021. The Good Spa Guide – the UK’s leading authority on the spa industry - last night unveiled the results of its 11th annual awards, which included a new category: Best Coastal Spa.
Following another challenging year of uncertainty, the awards celebrate the very best in spa excellence across the UK and how they play an increasingly vital role in supporting our health and wellbeing. Winners in all eight categories were announced during the Spa Life UK’s annual conference in Bedfordshire.

“After the past 16 months, it seems people can't wait to get back to their much-loved spas and finally unravel.  We saw a huge boom in spa staycations bookings - notably from the countryside and coastal spa sector – and want to celebrate these categories in particular”, Caitlin Dalton, Editor-in-Chief, Good Spa Guide.


Best Spa for the Eco-conscious sponsored by Comfort Zone, The spa with the best eco-friendly credentials including the products used, sustainably-sourced food, eco-friendly laundry choices and larger construction elements: Aquarias Spa at Whatley Manor, Wiltshire

Best Spa for Fitness and Wellbeing sponsored by Natura Bissé, The spa with the best range of holistic treatments, classes and facilities, as well as the best ethos towards fitness and wellbeing: Three Graces Spa at Grantley Hall, Yorkshire

Best Hotel Spa sponsored by DLT Media, For the best hotel spa offering great facilities, effective and indulgent treatments, excellent food and elegant bedrooms: The Spa at Pennyhill Park, Surrey

Best Urban Spa sponsored by Germaine de Capuccini, For the best urban spa - a sanctuary of calm in a busy city: The Lanesborough Club and Spa, London

Best Countryside Getaway sponsored by Natura Bissé, For the best countryside getaway, providing peace and quiet, great views and plentiful relaxation spots: Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa, Lake District

Best Coastal Spa sponsored by Wildlife Botanicals, For the spa with excellent views, coastal location and a great staycation: The Headland Spa, Cornwall

Best Day Spa sponsored by Dale Sauna, For the best spa to visit for the day, with excellent facilities, effective and relaxing treatments, and great food: Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Best Retreat Spa sponsored by OTO CBD, The best retreat spa offering longer spa stays, effective treatments, engaging classes and great customer support: Ragdale Hall Spa, Leicestershire

Caitlin added, “Thank you to all the spa winners and finalists who have gone above and beyond to keep clients safe and supported during their wellbeing journeys in the most difficult of circumstances - they all deserve a huge amount of praise.”


For further information on the Good Spa Guide please visit

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