Best Spa Hotels in Somerset, UK

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

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel (Bath)

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel (Bath)

Surrounded by stunning gardens, the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant and a luxurious spa. Just a 10-minute walk from Bath Abbey, the hotel offers a serene escape with fountains, ponds, and a terrace. The spa features a swimming pool, an outdoor hot tub, candlelit treatment rooms, and a fitness center. The bedrooms are adorned with luxury marble and mahogany decor, and offer private bathrooms with free toiletries and bathrobes. Each room also comes with satellite TV and tea/coffee facilities, with many providing scenic garden views. The Vellore Restaurant is set in the former ballroom of the grand property, and serves an innovative British menu and world wine list. The Alfresco Restaurant and Terrace offers fruity cocktails and wonderful views. For those looking for more relaxation, the Roman Thermae Spa is a 15-minute walk away.

Rooms: 129 Stars: 5

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No 15 by GuestHouse (Bath)

No 15 by GuestHouse (Bath)

No.15 Great Pulteney is a boutique townhouse hotel located in Bath, just a 3-minute walk away from Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. Enjoy the onsite bar and restaurant, free high speed WiFi, and limited, onsite private parking. The individually-designed rooms feature Hypnos Lansdowne Cashmere beds, Nespresso coffee machines, and internet enabled LED TVs with Chromecast. Most rooms offer views of Bath and some offer garden views and views of Henrietta Park. The onsite spa has a range of beauty and massage treatments. The restaurant offers breakfast, light lunches and afternoon tea, while the bar has speciality coffees, teas, cocktails and a speciality drinks menu. Bristol Airport is 25 km away.

Rooms: 37 Stars: 5

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The Bath Priory (Bath)

The Bath Priory (Bath)

The Bath Priory Hotel is a luxurious country house situated in beautiful grounds, just 2 miles from Bath Abbey. L’Occitane’s Garden Spa features an indoor heated pool, sauna and modern steam pod. The celebrated restaurant offers modern French dishes while The Pantry offers casual dining with drinks. L’Occitane treatments are available by appointment. The elegant rooms have period furniture, free WiFi and en-suite bathrooms with fluffy bathrobes and toiletries. With free parking and only a 20-minute walk from the Jane Austen Centre, the hotel offers easy access to lively Bristol, just 20 minutes away.

Rooms: 33 Stars: 5

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Luttrell Arms (Dunster)

Luttrell Arms (Dunster)

The Luttrell Arms is situated in the enchanting Exmoor National Park, in the quaint town of Dunster. This 13th-century abode boasts individual bedrooms with antique furniture, a TV, CD player and tea/coffee facilities, along with elegant four-poster beds. The restaurant serves modern British food, while the cosy bar offers a traditional menu. Step outside to explore the picturesque gardens and outdoor seating area, or take a short stroll to the local beach, just 1 mile away. Dunster Castle is a mere 5 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms: 28 Stars: 3

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DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol South – Cadbury House (Yatton)

DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol South – Cadbury House (Yatton)

Experience the best of Somerset at the stylish DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol South – Cadbury Hotel & Spa. Nestled in 6 acres of picturesque grounds, the hotel is only 12 miles from Bristol city centre and 4 miles from the M5 motorway. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and a warm cookie on arrival. Rooms feature a private bathroom with either bath or walk-in shower, plus complimentary toiletries. Some rooms overlook the countryside. Guests have free access to the superb health club and spa, with a pool, hot tub, sauna and luxury treatment rooms. The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill serves interesting steakhouse-style menus and world wines. There’s also a lounge bar with personal tabletop TVs. Start the day with a cooked English breakfast, and take advantage of business facilities including meeting rooms, audio and visual equipment and a printing and photocopying service. Yatton Train Station is just a minute away with direct links to London.

Rooms: 132 Stars: 4

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Waverley B & B (Minehead)

Waverley B & B (Minehead)

Nestled in Minehead, Waverley B&B offers complimentary WiFi and a full English/Irish breakfast daily. Some rooms come with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Get active in the local area with cycling and hiking opportunities, or rent a bike from the nearby shop. Taunton and Bridgwater are both within a 45-minute drive, while Bristol Airport is a little over an hour away. Enjoy a memorable stay at Waverley B&B and explore the wonders of Minehead.

Rooms: 13

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Holiday Inn Taunton M5 (Taunton)

Holiday Inn Taunton M5 (Taunton)

Treat yourself to a pampering massage or a luxury facial and feel revitalised. The Holiday Inn Taunton is one of the best spa hotels in Somerset offering a peaceful, comfortable and convenient stay.

Rooms: 99 Stars: 4

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Hotel Indigo – Bath (Bath)

Hotel Indigo – Bath (Bath)

Hotel Indigo – Bath is a boutique hotel located in a Georgian building in the centre of Bath. Just a 5-minute walk from the majestic Bath Abbey and the Thermae Bath Spa, it offers stylish rooms with en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, Hypnos beds, Nespresso machines, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs and Egyptian cotton linen. The Elder by Mike Robinson restaurant serves contemporary British food, focusing on sustainability, seasonality and local produce. Bristol is 30 minutes away by car, and Bath Rugby Club is 10 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms: 166 Stars: 4

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Harington’s Boutique Hotel (Bath)

Harington’s Boutique Hotel (Bath)

Tucked away in a picturesque cobbled street in Bath city centre lies Harington’s Boutique Hotel, an 18th-century haven with modern, elegant bedrooms, a friendly atmosphere and all the major attractions, shops and nightlife just a minute’s walk away. Enjoy homemade scones, clotted cream and tea in the coffee lounge, or a sandwich on the patio with a drink from the bar, open throughout the day and evening. Pet Friendly, the hotel offers a supplement of £15 which includes a cosy dog bed, bowls, treats and even a sausage for breakfast. Facilities include an outdoor hot tub, but not a proper SPA. Come and enjoy the warm hospitality and bright, imaginative colours and textures of Harington’s Boutique Hotel.

Rooms: 13 Stars: 4

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Best areas to find hotels in Somerset, UK

Somerset is a beautiful county in the south west of England, full of stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and plenty of activities and attractions to explore. It’s a fantastic destination for a holiday, and there are plenty of great hotels to choose from in the area.

If you’re looking for a hotel in Somerset, you should definitely consider the county’s two main cities, Bath and Bristol. Both are within easy reach of the county’s many attractions, and you’ll find a wide range of accommodation options, from luxurious city centre hotels to budget-friendly B&Bs.

The Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are a great place to stay if you’re looking for a rural escape. The villages of Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury are all well-known for their historic sites, and you’ll find plenty of accommodation options in each.

The Somerset Levels are a great destination for nature lovers, with plenty of wildlife to spot and some stunning natural scenery. The small towns of Langport, Somerton and Glastonbury are all popular tourist destinations, and you’ll find a range of hotels in each.

The Quantock Hills are a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts, and you’ll find a number of picturesque villages scattered throughout the area. The towns of Dunster and Watchet are particularly popular, and you’ll find some lovely hotels here.

The Exmoor National Park is another great option for those looking to explore the great outdoors. The towns of Porlock and Lynton are both popular tourist destinations, and you’ll find plenty of accommodation options here.

Finally, the coastal towns of Minehead, Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are all great places to stay if you’re looking for a seaside escape. You’ll find plenty of hotels here, as well as plenty of things to do and see.

No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, you’re sure to find a great hotel in Somerset. With so many wonderful attractions and activities to explore, it’s the perfect destination for a UK break.

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