Best spa days in Manchester

Spas within an hour's drive of Manchester
October 5, 2023 – 08:40 am
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First look inside The Midland Hotel's new spa Vincent Cole 10 June 2015

There is also a a split-level gym facility that will have a limited membership for just 200 people - making it what bosses believe will be the city’s “most private gym”.

If staying central is what you are after, a visit to one of The Midland's two in-house restaurants - The French and Mr Cooper's House and Garden - could complement your trip perfectly.

Spa Satori, Northern Quarter

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Diary Editor Dianne Bourne describes this as one 'for the boho crowd'.

If you're looking to visit a different kind of spa, then Satori may be just what your aching muscles are looking for.

Specialising in holistic treatments, Satori is the ideal urban retreat and the spa's stunning location really does set it apart from the rest. Specialist treatments include hot volcanic stones, balancing Reflexology and detoxing Colonic Hydrotherapy.

Bali Health Lounge, China Town

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Just got a quick half an hour between lunch and trip to the theatre? Fear not as this spa is great for quick-smart treatments while you are sitting in a super comfy chair.

Of course, you can also spend an hour or two enjoying a full body massage and afternoon tea in the spa's own tea house.

It is decked out in Balinese-inspired decor and stocks specialist and herbal teas such as Assam, Damask and Darjeeling - a perfect way to end your relaxing spa experience.

The Bali Health Centre offers good manicures and various other treatments.

Radisson Blu Edwardian, Peter Street

Sienna spa is a hidden gem in the basement of the Radisson.

It has a beautiful indoor pool, which is intimately lit and has ample seating around the water edge to relax after a dip. This spa is all about everything looking, smelling and feeling peaceful, relaxed and soothing.

MacDonald Manchester Piccadilly

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A stylish spa close to Piccadilly station.

It offers a range of treatments from detox such as cellulite and colon therapy (nothing quite cheers a body up like colon therapy) to specialist Elemis full body massages and even a gym for those who can't stay away from the weights for even one night. It's a little slice of the Orient amid the grey skies of Manchester - the ideal escape.

There's also a tranquil relaxation room and thermal suite with aromatherapy steam room and 90 degree heat rock sauna.

You can also both make the most of the full leisure facilities and packages are usually available, including a night's stay in the hotel.

The Chester Grosvenor

Situated in the heart of Chester and brimming with historical charm, The Chester Grosvenor offers 68 beautiful bedrooms and 12 stylish suites, two award-winning restaurants - La Brasserie and 'Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor', which has retained its Michelin star for 26 consecutive years, as well as a boutique spa and Arkle Lounge for afternoon tea.

The spa uses Elemis and Darphin products to make sure your skin is feeling refreshed and smooth after treatments.

Chester Grosvenor spa

Peckforton Castle, Cheshire

This gothic castle is stunning and set in 36, 000 acres of land. A favourite for weddings and formal functions, its hotel suites are quaint and packed with traditional features such as four-poster beds and open, wooden beams.

The spa offers a range of treatments in a tranquil setting, with a hot tub, sauna and Caribbean experience shower. Therapists also offer beuty treatments such as manicures.

If you are looking to spend a weekend away somewhere totally new but without the long drive, and to combine your stay with a spa break or afternoon tea, then Peckforton castle is the ideal choice.

Shrigley Hall Hotel, Macclesfield

This 18th century gem is set in gorgeous grounds and includes an 18-hole, par-71 golf course. Make sure you check out the views northwards towards Manchester.

It's located just under six miles from the Peak District National Park if you are hoping to take in a country walk too.

Shrigley Hall spa

The Mere, Knutsford

The facilities here have been given a 'five bubbles' rating by the Good Spa Guide.

Offering treatments from aromatherapy sessions to a hydrotherapy pool, mum has plenty to choose from at Mere, with relaxation and comfort the top prioirty.

The Spa's own lounge bar also serves a selection of cocktails.

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