Relax and restore within some of the most beautiful surrounds; Hampshire is the perfect place to take time out and enjoy a restorative escape at a spa hotel. From its renowned towns and cities, to the expansive New Forest and South Downs National Park, it offers a brilliant base to step away from the stresses of everyday life and embrace some downtime.
Combine your visit with some active relaxation and explore the rolling hills of Hampshire for an exhilarating escape - from stunning panoramic countryside views and miles of open heathland with free roaming ponies and cattle, to the coast buzzing with wildlife and natural beauty.
Whether you’re after a complete reset or just a little pampering, Hampshire spa hotels have you covered; think rest and relaxation in peaceful surrounds with top-notch cuisine and rejuvenating thermal spas. From contemporary retreats with sensory spa experiences, set in nature to elegant country house hotels flanked by manicured lawns, Hampshire offers an unrivalled location for a wellbeing break.
Here’s our pick of some of the most celebrated spa hotels in Hampshire.
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, New Milton, Hampshire
A first rate spa hotel, Chewton Glen is a traditional country house hotel with extensive grounds, on the border between Hampshire and Dorset, at the edge of the New Forest.
Surrounded by a host of great walking routes from the doorstep – 20-minutes’ walk through the hotel’s gardens, passing a pretty stream and ancient woodland takes you to Naish Beach with views of the Isle of Wight.
A superb spot for a relaxing break, boasting an award-winning spa with Europe’s largest hydrotherapy pool, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms and an extensive treatment menu. There’s also indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, fitness suite, archery and a croquet lawn.
Rooms range from Garden Rooms to the Master Suite, and 14 luxurious treehouse suites, built atop stilts with a contemporary style. Head to The Dining Room for seasonally-focused fine dining or The Kitchen with its garden-to-plate ethos.
Champneys Forest Mere, Liphook, Hampshire
Head to this world-class spa resort, situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, overlooking a lake teeming with birdlife. Champneys is ten-minutes from the village of Liphook and half-an-hour’s drive to the homes of Jane Austen and Gilbert White.
The characterful manor house is home to huge squishy sofas and cosy log fires – in contrast the spa is light-filled and contemporary with feature walls, quirky artwork and stylish copper lanterns. A state-of-the-art spa, perfect for a relaxing escape – enjoy a thermal suite, showers with birdsong, dimly lit relaxation rooms, whirlpools with massage jets and pampering treatments. There are also guided walks and runs, hula hooping, indoor cycling and yoga classes.
Stay in a cosseting room in the main house or a snug shepherd’s hut immersed in nature. The hotel boasts two spa restaurants, serving healthy, modern British cuisine, with delicious fresh pressed juices available at breakfast.
Four Seasons Hotel, Hook, Hampshire
A striking red brick Georgian manor house set in 500-acres of stunning countryside, Four Seasons is a fabulous spa hotel in Hampshire – something of a hidden gem, just five-miles from the M3. 25-minutes’ drive takes you to the village of Chawton, where you will find Jane Austen’s House Museum, with Highclere Castle just over half-an-hour’s drive away.
It’s a characterful abode, with plenty of period charm – think cosy drawing rooms, wood panelling, parquet floors and vintage sofas. Head to Wild Carrot – a chic brasserie-style restaurant for seasonal dishes with local ingredients, followed by The Bar for craft cocktails and retro vibes.
There’s also The Library, a cosy spot for afternoon tea and Café Sante – a glasshouse, overlooking the spa and grounds, serving healthy plates, brimming with locally-sourced Hampshire produce. The real draw though is the spa with its show stopping pool and outdoor vitality pool with revitalising water jets.
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa, Southampton, Hampshire
Stay at this super-chic waterside spot, modelled on an ocean liner for a taste of life at sea. Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa is set right on the harbour, jutting out into the water with cruise terminals less than ten-minutes’ walk away.
Stylish rooms – some with balconies – decorated with calming grey hues and scatter cushions, boast harbour views and marble bathrooms with large rain showers add a little luxury. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light to flood through and nautical decorative touches run throughout – think porthole-like mirrors, vintage-style lighting and playful artwork.
Spa facilities are top-notch, comprising a pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation room and a curated menu of relaxing ESPA treatments. There’s also a private cinema and fitness centre. Head to the outdoor terrace at HarBar on 6th for pre-dinner cocktails and sunset views, followed by the Jetty for outstanding fine dining, with lots of locally sourced seafood on offer.
Tylney Hall Hotel, Hook, Hampshire
A superb spa hotel in Hampshire, Tylney Hall is a striking Victorian redbrick country mansion, set in 66-acres of spectacular landscaped gardens, flourishing with Italian roses and azaleas, surrounded by extensive parkland. Close to the popular village of Hook, and 15-minutes from Basingstoke, it’s a great spot to explore the area.
Soak up far-reaching views across the sweeping countryside and sink into luxury within the grade II country house that oozes character; think lavish interiors with lots of dark wood panelling, gilt-framed portraits, an ornate gilded Venetian ceiling in the Italian lounge and Wedgewood-style décor in the Grey Lounge. Borrow bicycles to explore the grounds and enjoy endless walking routes.
The Health Club comprises tennis courts, gym and croquet, in addition to a relaxing spa, indoor and outdoor pools, lounging decks and treatment rooms – where you can even book manicures and pedicures. Elsewhere, the two-AA Rosette Oak Room Restaurant serves seasonal modern European cuisine and the Lounge & Terrace offers light bites and afternoon tea.
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