Your guide to the best spa baths in Bath

14 August 2015

The city of Bath is perhaps most famous for its natural hot springs, which made it a hotspot in centuries past for those looking for a healing, relaxing holiday. The city may have grown in culture and other attractions, but the baths are still at the heart of the city and one of the reasons that thousands flock there every year.

As a tourist visiting the wonderful city of Bath for the first time, there is one attraction that you absolutely must visit – the historic spa baths. However, there are also many other spa, bath and beauty facilities available in this mecca of health, well-being and healing, so which one to choose? Here’s your guide to the very best Bath has to offer:

Thermae Bath Spa

This is one of Bath’s most famous and popular attractions, located as it is in the very heart of the city. You can relax in its warm, mineral-rich waters, plus enjoy incredible views across the city from the rooftop pool. The complex also has its own restaurant, the Springs Café Restaurant, so you can enjoy refreshments in your bathrobe as part of your visit. If you want easy access to this attraction, which is so relaxing as to practically be addictive, the Hot Baths apartment from Baths Holiday Rentals is located so close by that it actually looks over at the Thermae Bath Spa complex. You can hop out of bed and be relaxing into the warm spring water practically in minutes!

The Spa and Bath House at the Royal Crescent

Named the ‘Best Spa for a City Break’ in the Good Spa Guide Awards 2014, this unique retreat in central Bath is the perfect place to unwind. The calming atmosphere is created through the use of natural materials such as pebbles, bamboo, woods and slate, while the ethos of the spa is a focus on natural elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. With a mix of ancient and modern spa culture and an extensive range of treatments, prepare for complete relaxation at The Spa and Bath House at the Royal Crescent – plus you can really make a romantic weekend of it with a stay at the stunning Georgian Royal Crescent Garden Apartment located nearby.

Green Street House

If you like your spas quirky and charming, visit the bijou Green Street House day spa, often called the best day spa in the city. If you plan to make more than one day visit, stay at the Old King Street Apartment just a minute’s walk away and in the heart of the city.

Not forgetting…the Roman Baths

Whilst not a spa bath you can actually hop into yourself, the Roman Baths is a fascinating visit. A beautifully preserved historical site located below street level, this is a unique chance to explore a baths that was actually used by the ancient Romans for public bathing – even if you aren’t allowed to actually jump in the water yourself!