Good Spa Guide Regional Awards 2023: Winners announced

The award ceremony, which took place on November 27, celebrated the best in regional spas across 2023


By Mark Smith

29 November 2023

The Good Spa Guide has announced the winners of its eighth annual regional awards. Spas from nine regions across the UK, from Scotland to the west country, have won accolades in the regional categories for this year’s Good Spa Guide Awards.

Following an audit of its renowned Bubble Rating system, and the opinions of its expert Spa Spies, the winners were announced over a lavish Mad Hatter-inspired afternoon tea at The Sanderson in London.

Caitlin Dalton Good spa guide

“These Regional Awards help us to celebrate the best spas in the country, from Scotland to Devon to London. Congratulations to our winners and finalists for creating truly outstanding spas.”

Caitlin Dalton

Director, The Good Spa Guide

Best New Spa Guerlain Spa at Raffles London at The OWO

Sponsored by Comfort Zone

What the judges said: “The Guerlain Spa at Raffles London at The OWO is a serenely restorative spa, coupled with a contemporary fitness space that completes the transformation of this historic address. Spanning 2,500sqm and spread across four floors, the Guerlain Spa was conceived by the interior design studio Goddard Littlefair. A calming and secluded space, it’s home to a 20-metre indoor pool, vitality pool, sauna, steam and experience showers. Guerlain take care of treatments for face, body and mind.”

Good Spa Guide Award winner - Raffles London
Guerlain Spa at Raffles London at The OWO

Best Spa in London The Lanesborough Club & Spa

Sponsored by Oskia

What the judges said: “The Lanesborough is a vast white, neo-classical style mansion in the heart of one of London’s most exclusive areas, on the edge of Hyde Park. The spa has a wow factor thanks to its opulent art deco design and impeccable customer service; you can summon a spa butler at the press of a button in the relaxation lounge. Treatments have been exclusively designed by Royal Fern, ila and Tata Harper.”

The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough Club & Spa

Best Spa in the South-East – The Spa at South Lodge

What the judges said: “This nature-inspired spa makes the most of its South Downs location with floor-to-ceiling glass, while their sustainability credentials are industry leading (a B Corp spa, no less). The staff are super-friendly but professional; the food exciting, and the treatments luxurious and effective. The spas new product range, in partnership with Pelegrims, uses grape leaf extract from the 19,500 vines in spa’s very own vineyard.”

Good Spa Guide Award winner - The Spa at South Lodge
The Spa at South Lodge

Best Spa in the East Midlands & East – The Spa at Breedon Priory

Sponsored by Voya

What the judges said: “The Spa at Breedon Priory is a contemporary, no-expense-spared glass-fronted spa sunk into the landscape in peaceful Derbyshire. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook an impeccably landscaped garden and 24 acres of countryside in the charming village of Melbourne. Highly skilled therapists provide treatments from Temple Spa, Tribe 517 and Proverb; service is top class. It’s a new Spa Spy favourite.”

The Spa at Breedon Priory
The Spa at Breedon Priory

Best Spa in the West Midlands & Wales – Hoar Cross Hall

What the judges said: “Nestled in the picturesque Staffordshire countryside – and surrounded by well-loved gardens – Hoar Cross Hall is an idyllic spa resort destination that’s still languishing after a £14 million top-to-tail makeover. The spa is one of the largest around, with two swimming pools, stylish relaxation areas, inviting thermal facilities, a spa restaurant, a hair salon and 41 treatment rooms where Elemis and Voya face and body treatments are performed by highly-skilled therapists.”

Good Spa Guide Awards - Hoar Cross Hall
Hoar Cross Hall

Best Spa in the South West – The Headland Spa

Sponsored by OTO

What the judges said: “The Headland Hotel is an imposing red-brick Victorian mansion set on a clifftop with far-reaching views over Fistral Beach. The five-star hotel has a 2 AA rosette restaurant, a stylish spa and a new £10 million wellness complex – The Aqua Club – with six sleek pools (three indoor; three outdoor), including a 25-metre pool, a vitality pool and an infinity edge pool with Atlantic views to die for.”

The Headland Spa
The Headland Spa

Best Spa in the North-West – The Spa at Carden 

Sponsored by Million Dollar Facial

What the judges said: “Drawing inspiration from the tranquil 1,000-acre Carden Park estate on which it sits, The Spa at Carden has carefully curated a range of Elemental Herbology and Oskia treatments using natural botanicals to improve wellbeing in a separate wood and glass building. The extensive Spa Garden – with its pool, sauna, variety of hot tubs, glass pods, fire pit and Bollinger Bar – is spa nirvana.”

The Spa at Carden
The Spa at Carden

Best Spa in Scotland – One Spa Sheraton Grand Hotel

Sponsored by Natura Bissé

What the judges said: “Part of the five-star Sheraton Grand Hotel, and overlooking Conference Square, the four-storey, 3,00 sqm One Spa is connected to the hotel through an elevated glass walkway. A rooftop hydropool and 19-metre swimming pool go hand-in-hand with a thermal suite containing a hammam, bio sauna and aroma grotto. One Spa also offers a selection of ESPA treatments and a range of ayurvedic spa treatments.”

One Spa Sheraton Grand Hotel
One Spa Sheraton Grand Hotel

Best Spa in the North-East – Rudding Park Spa

Sponsored by Germaine de Capuccini

What the judges said: “Rudding Park is a regency country house hotel close to the spa town of Harrogate. The spa – which opened in summer 2017 – is split over three levels with glass walls to show off the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Inside, it has an indoor pool, juniper log sauna, rasul, and four ‘mind and sense zones’. Take time to visit the Roof Top Spa and Garden complete with a hydrotherapy infinity edge pool, a range of thermal experiences and a sun deck.”

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Rudding Park Spa rooftop

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