Southwest England has the highest number of AA-rated hotels with wellness facilities and Devon, in particular, has more rated spa hotels than any other county in the UK and Ireland. We take a look at the best places to kick back and relax.
Boringdon Hall Hotel, Plymouth
Boringdon's Gaia Spa is simply stunning with a range of treatments available alongside facilities such as infinity pool, gym, relaxation rooms, saunas and hydrotherapy pool.
Bovey Castle, Moretonhampstead
An 'Inspector's Choice' red-star hotel, the Elan Spa at Bovey Castle is a secret sanctuary for guests to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and offers bespoke spa experiences.
Belgrave Sands Hotel & Spa, Torquay
Reflections Spa offers a range of day packages to suit all budgets.
The Dart Marina Hotel, Dartmouth
When you're not soaking up the wonderful views from this Dartmouth hotel, take time to be pampered and make use of a range holistic and luxurious treatments.
Hotel du Vin Exeter, Exeter
A splendid city at your doorstep and lots to do at this 4-star hotel, including spa treatments.
Ilsington Country House Hotel, Ilsington
Take advantage of the far-reaching views from this hotel's elevated position on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and then relax in the hydrotherapy pool – the Spa at Ilsington offers "an exclusive corner of peace and tranquillity with a hint of Tibetan influence".
The Imperial Hotel, Torquay
There's an extensive range of indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, not least the Health and Leisure Club where facials, body massages and manicures are all on offer.
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, Salcombe
A four-silver star hotel with stunning views and a jewel in the crown for Harbour Hotels' – the 2018 AA Hotel Group of the Year no less. The spa itself is laid out over two floors and includes five treatment rooms, indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, pebble room and steam room.
Saunton Sands Hotel, Saunton
Saunton's spa facilities include 'a marine-inspired thermal suite with a salt inhalation steam room, Finnish aroma sauna, ice fountain, contrast shower and marine vitality pool with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the Atlantic ocean'.
Sidmouth Harbour Hotel & Spa, Sidmouth
Another hotel from the AA's Hotel Group of the Year 2018 offering spa days and breaks by the coast.
Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe
There's a choice of swimming pools at Soar Mill Cove – for spa lovers there's a saltwater pool as well as massage and sauna at the Discovery Spa.
Thurlestone Hotel, Thurlestone
There are wonderful views of the South Devon Coast and extensive leisure facilities at this hotel, including a par 3 golf course, tennis courts, an outdoor heated swimming pool and the Voyage Spa Complex.
Woodbury Park Hotel and Golf Club, Woodbury
The peaceful surroundings of Woodbury Park are equally matched by time taken to relax at the Aura Spa where you can be revitalised by facials, massage and a range of other treatments.
The Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Woolacombe
Many of the rooms at this coastal hotel have splendid views over the bay – there are also extensive leisure facilities are also provided, including a health club, a spa and a very stylish lido.
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