Best Spa Hotels in Devon, UK

A selection of the best spa hotels in Devon, UK. A selection by Selina Meier

Harbour Beach Club (Salcombe)

Harbour Beach Club (Salcombe)

Opening its doors in October 2021, Harbour Beach Club, Hotel & Spa is just 500 metres from Salcombe North Sands and offers 4-star accommodation with an indoor pool, fitness centre, spa centre, free private parking, a terrace, restaurant, bar, and free WiFi. Room service and a 24-hour front desk are also available. Each room is fitted with a TV and some have a balcony, and all come with bed linen. Guests can enjoy à la carte or Full English/Irish breakfast. East Portlemouth Beach and Small’s Cove Beach are both within 3 km of the hotel, and Exeter International Airport is 77 km away.

Rooms: 26 Stars: 4

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Saunton Sands Hotel Source Spa and Wellness (Braunton)

Saunton Sands Hotel Source Spa and Wellness (Braunton)

Perched atop a cliff overlooking the stunning Braunton Burrows, The Saunton Sands Hotel boasts a spa, 2 pools, a restaurant and free parking. Enjoy sweeping views of the beach from the hotel’s elegant rooms with en suite bathrooms, TVs, tea/coffee and free Wi-Fi. Dine in the formal restaurant or relax in the Terrace Lounge. For beachfront snacks, visit Sands On The Beach. Other activities include an indoor/outdoor pool, tennis court, mini golf and table tennis. Explore Exmoor National Park in 20 minutes, or Dartmoor National Park in an hour. Braunton is just 5 minutes away. Pamper yourself with a visit to the hotel’s spa & wellness centre.

Rooms: 71 Stars: 4

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Gara Rock (Salcombe)

Gara Rock (Salcombe)

Gara Rock, one of the finest spa hotels in Devon, is located in Salcombe, just 600 metres from Gara Rock Beach. With a restaurant, terrace, seasonal outdoor pool, indoor pool and sauna, as well as free private parking and a garden, the hotel offers something for everyone. Guests can choose from rooms with a sea view, or those fitted with a kitchen. Moor Sand Beach is 2 km away, and Small’s Cove Beach is 2.2 km away. The closest airport is Exeter International Airport, 83 km away. For those looking to relax and rejuvenate, Gara Rock offers a spa and wellness centre.

Rooms: 30

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Bovey Castle (Moretonhampstead)

Bovey Castle (Moretonhampstead)

Nestled in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, 15 minutes from the A30, Bovey Castle offers luxurious accommodation with vast Edwardian gardens, a golf course, and a River Bovey view. All bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. The Gold Award-winning hotel also offers two restaurants, Smith’s Brasserie and The Tasting Room, and a range of activities such as falconry, woodland walks, swimming, 4×4 off road track, sloe gin making, rifle shooting, clay pigeon shooting and archery. Breakfast and afternoon tea are also available, although limited evening dining access. With free parking and a spa, Bovey Castle is a perfect spot for a peaceful getaway.

Rooms: 63 Stars: 5

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Woodbury Park Hotel & Spa (Exeter)

Woodbury Park Hotel & Spa (Exeter)

Woodbury Park is a luxurious spa hotel nestled in the rolling countryside of Devon. Enjoy warm hospitality, delicious cuisine and a range of leisure, spa and golf facilities. Take advantage of free parking and WiFi, as well as spacious and beautifully decorated rooms with LCD TVs. Relax in the Aura Health and Beauty Spa and the leisure club, featuring an 18-metre pool, sauna, hot tub, fitness facilities, health screenings and more. With stunning views of 550 acres of countryside, Woodbury Park is one of the best spa hotels in Devon.

Rooms: 56 Stars: 4

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Elfordleigh Hotel (Plymouth)

Elfordleigh Hotel (Plymouth)

This charming English country house is situated on 100 acres of parkland, ideal for discovering the classic beauty of Devon and the vibrant city of Plymouth. Stay in one of the en-suite rooms, each with a TV and tea/coffee facilities, and start the day with a full English breakfast. Take advantage of the leisure facilities such as the 18-hole golf course, gym and spa. Stroll around the grounds, play squash or explore nearby attractions like Plymouth and Tavistock. Exeter International Airport is 58 km away. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant, a drink in the bar and pamper yourself with a visit to the onsite hairdressers. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Rooms: 35 Stars: 3

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The Victoria Hotel (Sidmouth)

The Victoria Hotel (Sidmouth)

Victoria Hotel is an oasis of relaxation, nestled in 5 acres of beautiful gardens overlooking Sidmouth and the coastline. With its award-winning cuisine, free parking, lifts to every floor, spa bath, sauna, snooker table, games room and resident orchestra, it is one of the best spa hotels in Devon. Enjoy the full English breakfast served in the elegant dining area, followed by a stroll in the town centre with its quaint shops, cafes and traditional pubs. Heated indoor and outdoor pools are available for guests to use. For an informal dining experience, the White Room restaurant offers a variety of dishes. Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear a jacket and tie in the dining room during evening dinner service. With Exeter only 20 minutes away, Victoria Hotel is the perfect place to stay.

Rooms: 64 Stars: 4

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Best areas to find hotels in Devon, UK

Devon is an idyllic county in the South West of England and is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the UK. From the rolling countryside of Dartmoor to the stunning coastline of the English Riviera, Devon has something to offer everyone.

If you’re looking for a hotel in Devon, there are a variety of different areas to consider.

Exeter

Exeter is the largest city in Devon and is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a vibrant city break. The city is home to a number of attractions such as the Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, as well as plenty of shopping and dining opportunities. Exeter also has a wide range of hotels to choose from, ranging from budget-friendly to luxury.

Torquay

Torquay is a popular seaside resort on the English Riviera and is known as the ‘English Riviera’s jewel in the crown’. With its stunning beaches, harbour and marine life, Torquay is the perfect place to relax and unwind. It’s also home to a variety of hotels, from budget-friendly options to luxury resorts, so you can find something to suit your needs.

Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a stunning area of moorland in Devon and is home to some of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes in the UK. If you’re looking for a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Dartmoor is the perfect place to stay. There are a variety of accommodation options to choose from, from cosy bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels.

South Devon

South Devon is home to a number of stunning beaches and quaint fishing villages, making it the ideal place to stay if you’re looking for a relaxing break. Here you’ll find a range of hotels to suit all budgets, as well as plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family-friendly holiday, South Devon has something for everyone.

North Devon

North Devon is a stunning area of coastline, with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and plenty of attractions. It’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for an active holiday, with plenty of water sports, walking and cycling trails to explore. There are a variety of accommodation options in North Devon, from budget-friendly options to luxury resorts.

Whatever your budget or needs, there’s sure to be a hotel in Devon to suit you. With its stunning landscapes and diverse range of attractions, Devon is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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