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Best UK hotels for wellness

South-west England is wellness capital of the UK – AA Survey reveals

Devon and Cornwall are top regions outside of London for hotels with swimming pools, gyms and spa facilities

  • AA reveals regions with most wellness facilities

  • Devon and Cornwall top regions for hotels with swimming pools, gyms and spa facilities outside of London

  • Nearly half of all hotels in the UK and Republic of Ireland now have wellness facilities, with 1 in 4 offering spa treatments

15th January 2019

People looking for a wellness staycation in 2019 should head to the South West of England, according to new data from AA Hotel & Hospitality Services.

According to AA data, the South West has the highest number of hotels with wellness facilities outside of London including swimming pools, gyms and treatment rooms in the UK and Republic of Ireland. 

Overall, Devon came top of the poll, with 38 establishments offering wellness facilities, followed closely by Cornwall which offers 36. Hampshire, North Yorkshire, and Cumbria completed the top five regions in the list. 

A total of 824 AA accredited hotels have wellness facilities, making them the ideal place to retreat and relax in January and beyond. 

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Pictured: The pool at Salcombe Harbour Hotel, part of Harbour Hotels – the AA Hotel Group of the Year 2018.

Simon Numphud, Managing Director of AA Hotel & Hospitality Services said:

“Hotel guests are often looking to unwind and focus on relaxation and health when they go away. It is really encouraging to see AA accredited establishments recognising this need and providing first class wellness facilities.”

The top ten regions for wellness facilities are:

  1. Devon
  2. Cornwall
  3. Hampshire
  4. North Yorkshire
  5. Cumbria
  6. Cheshire
  7. Jersey
  8. Dorset
  9. Berkshire
  10. Warwickshire

In order to find the top ten, the AA reviewed the facilities of its hotels across the UK and the Republic of Ireland, outside of central London.

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