The Best Lake District Spa Hotels

The Lake District is famed for its picturesque landscapes, whether of lakes and hilltops or peaceful woodland. But there is more to the Lake District than energetic outdoorsy activities on the fells or water. Equally as soothing for the soul, it can be a place to kick back and relax in a luxury Lake District spa hotel.

Spa hotels in the Lake District boast beautifully designed networks of showers, steam relaxation rooms and saunas, a wide range of body massage treatments and lavish infinity pools overlooking some of the UK’s most idyllic scenery. Some Lake District spa hotels even offer entire suites dedicated to rest and relaxation, with hot tubs and floor-to-ceiling windows for you to take in the views.

So, whether you want to soothe your limbs post-hike or celebrate a special occasion with a relaxing spa break, Lake District spa breaks are the most wonderful way to pamper yourself. Below we have listed our pick of the best spa hotels in the Lake District and Cumbria.

The Lodore Falls, Keswick, is an exquisite spa hotel in the Lake District. With luxurious rooms designed with comfort, relaxation and elegance in mind, staying at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa offers a unique Lake District spa break experience beyond compare.

Overlooking Derwentwater, the Lodore Falls Spa Hotel is the perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty. Within the Lodore Falls Spa are 5 treatment rooms, a 4-person rasul chamber, a stylish champagne bar serving light refreshments and a full-service thermal suit.

The outside area of this Lake District spa hotel features a 16-metre hydro pool complete with neck jets and underwater bubble loungers that offer spectacular views of the lake and surrounding fells – the perfect place to relax and snap a selfie, of course!

This spa hotel in the Lake District resides on the shore of Lake Windermere and is a stone’s throw away from the popular towns of Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. The Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa’s contemporary rooms and revitalising spa provide a truly exceptional getaway that’s not to be missed.

Boasting a myriad of ways to relax, the spa at Low Wood Bay offers guests and visitors a mix of indoor and outdoor thermal spaces to explore and enjoy. The indoor space features a swimming pool, 5 thermal experiences, a relaxation pool, bubble spa and relaxation lounge. The outdoor area has a heated lakeview infinity pool overlooking Lake Windermere and outdoor hot tubs, perfect for enjoying a glass of fizz and early evening stargazing.

Spa packages here also allow visitors to book an Espa facial or head for lunch or afternoon tea at their on-site Blue Smoke restaurant, making this Lake District spa hotel a popular destination for romantic getaways and relaxed birthday/hen party celebrations.

Near Bassenthwaite Lake and several well-known Lake District fells, nestled in 400 acres of deer park and woodland, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa is a romantic countryside hotel offering unforgettable Lake District spa breaks. Its’ location means it is the perfect hub to explore the great outdoors and its’ revitalising spa is the perfect remedy for post-hike legs.

Armathwaite Spa Day’s offer spa facilities set over two floors with an infinity pool, an outdoor hot tub that overlooks the surrounding forest, 10 treatment rooms and a relaxing treatment area. Guests at Armathwaite Hall will enjoy a highly personalised spa experience, with a range of treatments and therapies designed to enhance all aspects of well-being and relaxation and once you’re ready to change out of your robe, head over to the Courtyard Bar and Brasserie, or dine overlooking Bassenthwaite lake at the more formal restaurant.

At Armathwaite Hall relaxation and luxury are everywhere, even extending to their modern yet characterful rooms. For overnight Lake District spa breaks with access to stunning rooms and facilities, Armathwaite Hall has got it just right.

Set in 35 acres of woodland and waterways, the Langdale Hotel’s Brimstone Spa offers a luxury space for guests to relax and unwind. Inspired by the breathtaking Lakeland scenery which envelopes the spa, Brimstone Spa at the Langdale Hotel incorporates natural elements all combined with luxury relaxation methods, positioning itself as one of the best spa hotels in the Lake District.

Featuring seven thermal experiences, nine metre relaxation pool and five relaxation areas, the spa has enough to occupy spa-goers for a full day of pampering. Swim lengths in the indoor poor, heat up in the sauna, steam room or aroma room, try a spa treatment or enjoy a bite to eat in the spa lounge – there is plenty to do here.

Brimstone Spa is exclusively for guests of the Langdale Hotel, Langdale Lodges and Brimstone Hotel and is reserved for adults only. It’s the perfect place to get away from it all and soak up some true Lake District tranquillity. And when you’re done enjoying the spa facilities, you can retire to one of the hotel’s gorgeous suites with log burning stoves, emperor beds and private balconies.

Nestled in the quaint village of Grasmere in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Rothay Garden hotel promises an unforgettable stay. Its location means it is an ideal base for exploring some of the region’s most picturesque landscapes and walking trails. And, after you’ve spent the day adventuring, the Rothay Garden spa is the perfect place to sit back, relax and unwind.

The riverside spa at the Rothay Garden Hotel in Grasmere presents floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding Lake District fells and a wide range of massage treatments including aromatherapy treatments, offering a soothing and immersive experience. Guests at this Lake District spa hotel can also enjoy massage, aromatherapy or sports physio in their rooms for a truly relaxing stay.

Located in the historic market town of Penrith, Cumbria, the North Lakes Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Ullswater and 20-minutes from Helvellyn, making it an appealing destination for visitors hoping to explore the Lake District fells and treat themselves to a well-deserved pamper-session afterwards.

After you’ve spent the day adventuring, this Penrith spa at the North Lakes Hotel is the perfect place to recover. Booking an overnight stay for a day or two will allow you enough time to make the most of the spa facilities and enjoy total relaxation. In addition to enjoying the complimentary use of the spa and range of spa treatments, you can retire to your luxurious hotel room whenever you wish.

The spa facilities at this four-star Penrith spa hotel include a warming sauna, relaxing steam room, soothing whirlpool, gym and a proper sized swimming pool. Spa treatments at the North Lakes Hotel & Spa use the finest French brand Caudalie products for the ultimate pampering session.

Set on the River Leven at the tip of Lake Windermere, The Swan is a beautiful, lakeside hotel with rooms, suites, lofts and nest rooms designed for all types of getaways. Holte Spa at the Swan Hotel is devoted to relaxing and restoring you in a way that suits you.

The spa features an authentic Finnish sauna, naturally filtered pools, a jacuzzi pool, ice buckets and cosy relaxation spaces. Treatments go beyond the typical massage and facial offering, with treatments for menopause, gut health and sleep. You can truly immerse yourself in Holte Spa and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Stepping away from mainstream spa brands, the team at Holte Spa have researched and selected its partners to offer experiences that are ethical, sustainable and wherever possible locally sourced.

The Netherwood Hotel is a Grade II listed Victorian Mansion standing in 15 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens located in Grange-Over-Sands on the Cartmel Peninsula with views across Morecambe Bay. A stay at the Netherwood offers all the charm of an elegant manor house and luxurious spa facilities that offer total relaxation.

The spa at the Netherwood Hotel offers total relaxation and luxurious treatments. The Thermal Suite offers a range of experiences that will help you really unwind including an aroma steam room, monsoon shower, ice fountain and hot tubs. In addition, treatments from luxury UK brand Elemis add something extra special to your spa experience, making you feel totally revived.


Wherever you stay on your trip to the Lake District, there’s nothing better than indulging in some well-deserved pampering at one of best spa hotels in the Lake District. Whether you’re seeking total relaxation, tranquillity, or a little bit of both, this spa hotels have it all. From luxurious treatments to stunning views of Lakeland landscapes, Lake District spa breaks offer a truly rejuvenating experience.

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