Sussex is well equipped for pampering, with a wide range of spas having sprung up across the county in towns, historic buildings and country house hotels. The best spas in Sussex have a pool, sauna and steam facilities, as well as a range of treatment rooms offering all the latest massages and facials, from hot stones to oxygen blast. There are some fantastic deals around on Sussex spas, whether you’re looking for a venue for a hen weekend, a romantic break with your other half, or somewhere to go and spend an afternoon unwinding and relaxing on your own. A list of the best spas in Sussex would have to include:
The Treatment Rooms – Brighton
In the heart of cosmopolitan Brighton, the Treatment Rooms is an urban day spa that offers everything the discerning spa-goer could possibly need to feel refreshed and revitalised. With massages, manicures, aromatherapy treatments and facials on the menu for pampering, as well as waxing, threading and wraps for that all-important beauty maintenance, this spa is a great option if you’re heading down to Brighton for the weekend and want to glam up before night on the town.
The Grand Hotel – Eastbourne
With its fabulous seafront location at Beachy Head, the spa at ‘The White Palace’ has a comprehensive range of treatments, whether you are looking to relax or revitalize. The Sussex spa at the Grand has a steam room, sauna and solarium, as well as treatment rooms where spa devotees can enjoy massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps. Packages are available for those looking for a whole day of pampering and there are a number of rituals to enjoy, combining different treatments such as scrubs, massages and wraps.
Alexander House Hotel – East Grinstead
If it’s romance you’re after then the Alexander House Hotel spa has it by the bucket load – so much so in fact that the spa has received an award for its romantic atmosphere and couples treatments. The Utopia spa has a number of hydrotherapy jet pools, monsoon showers, outdoor bubble pool, sauna and a sizeable swimming pool all set in romantic gardens. Treatments in the 5 treatment rooms include facials, infusions, scrubs and wraps and packages are available for 2 people.
Horstead Spa – Uckfield
The Horstead Spa at the East Sussex National hotel is a stylish, well-equipped spa space with a range of sophisticated treatments on offer. The spa has 9 treatment rooms, including a VIP room with 2 beds, as well as a sauna, aromatherapy room and a salt vapour room. Spa treatments here include facials and massages and Horstead also has a number of spa programmes that cover a range of treatments aimed at achieving a specific objective, such as detoxifying, calming or energizing.
Park House Hotel & PH2O Spa – Midhurst
The newly opened PH20 spa at the Park House Hotel offers some fantastic modern facilities, including a 15 metre indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna and a range of treatment and relaxation rooms. The treatment list here is broad, with massages, facials, manicures and pedicures all on the menu, as well as special packages and spa days that have been put together for ‘Indulgence,’ ‘Mother To Be,’ Mother and Daughter’ and the like. For the summer months there is also a heated outdoor pool, equipped with luxurious sunloungers.
There are a wide range of excellent spas in the county of Sussex but without doubt those that are considered the best are those that can offer the full spectrum of treatments, a range of facilities such as sauna and steam rooms, as well as bespoke packages and rituals. They also have that magical ability to refresh and revitalize – book in for a treatment with any of the above and you’ll emerge afterwards feeling like a new person!