Spabreaks.com, the UK’s largest spa agency has a wellness treat for all tastes, budgets and occasions. This Mother’s Day the spa insider is your go-to for experiences to remember. For burned-out mums deserving some time-out, or for mother and daughter memories to cherish, Spabreaks.com delivers spa-teas, city breaks, to pampering rural retreats.
For the harder to buy for, not forgetting the Spabreaks.com gift voucher, opening up a serene choice of wellness experiences plus a Temple Spa gift set to enjoy from the comfort of home before departure.
Mum plus one at the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa:
A two-night spa break at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa A Scandi-inspired retreat on the Cornish coastline, the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa offers a cliffside sanctuary and the perfect dose of escapism on home turf. Just a five minute drive from Newquay airport, sea-view rooms, an adult-only restaurant at The Herring, and a spa with all the trimmings: lavender caldarium; eucalyptus steam room, cedar sauna with sea views, indoor pool, and whirlpool overlooking the ocean. Guests are also treated to tennis courts, a craft workshop space running everything from pottery to jewellery making. This two-night spa break is on a bed and breakfast basis, including – a three course dinner in The Herring, 90 minute Full Body Massage with a seaweed foot soak and scrub, a choice of a Sensory Spa Garden Experience or a 45 minute shared Hammam treatment, and use of the indoor thermal spa. From £300 per person.
Beauty & Bubbles in the Clouds at Shangri-La, The Shard, London:
Part of spabreaks.com luxurious Elysium collection The Shangri-La at The Shard London, brings the wow factor for the glam squad. Soaring sky-high on level 52, this urban jewel hosts a jaw-dropping spa with panoramic views of the London skyline and its showpiece infinity pool, the highest in Europe.
The mid-week treat starts with a breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s highest restaurant, Ting, before an afternoon dip, steam and sauna followed by a personalised massage in the spa or your suite with awe-inspiring London views. For a limited time only the break will also include a Beauty & Bubbles experience at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, where you will be welcomed by the Harvey Nichols Beauty Concierge team with a complimentary glass of Champagne before a trip to the Beauty counter or treatment room to indulge in a Beauty Service.
From £515 per person (The Harvey Nichols Beauty experience requires 24-hour advance reservation).
Glow, Shop, Retreat at Away Spa W London:
A celebrity favourite in the heart of London’s West End makes this not only a haven full of red-carpet ready treatments, but the perfect location for serious retail therapy and the buzz of theatreland. This overnight city spa fix includes a night in one of the hotel’s ‘Spectacular Rooms’, a 25 minute AWAY Signature Massage per person and access to some of London’s slickest spa facilities. Here, even the people behind the treatments are well known: tanning is courtesy of industry leader James Harknett; Su-Man is one of the most sought-after facialists in the world, and lash extensions by LASH LONDON are courtesy of Elizabeth Chandler.
High jinx in Harrogate at Grantley Hall:
One of the prettiest towns in the UK and home to the baked delights of Betty’s Tearoom are two good reasons to add this to the list for mum, and enter the film-set-perfect country retreat of the Yorkshire Dales, Grantley Hall. The Signature Three Graces Spa Break is a grand escape, heavy on the spa but peppered with treats. One night’s bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room, £50 towards dining across its renowned fine-dining restaurants by Shaun Rankin, a welcome bottle of Champagne, 90 minute spa treatment and special gift awaits. From £440 per person.
Girls Night in at Brooklands Spa Hotel, Surrey:
With award-winning dining & luxury Spa and unique views over Mercedes Benz track, the Brooklands Spa Hotel is a truly unique retreat flanked in the spirit and heritage of its famous neighbouring race track dating back to 1907. A slick hideaway makes this the perfect choice for stylish mum-chums and the ultimate girls night in! This special break includes a one night stay with breakfast at the hotel’s 1907 restaurant, access to the spa using the sumptuous Parisian product house Caudalie, a choice of 25 minute mani or pedi and a selection of movies to watch in-room with ice cream and chocolate. From £144 per person.
Afternoon Spa-Tea at The Rena Spa at The Midland, Manchester:An award-winning spa renowned for its subterranean oasis of hanging pod cocoons, sound cancelling egg chairs and sleep chambers, The Rena Spa at The Midland makes a perfect day- retreat for unadulterated pampering and escapism. The Double Up Spa Day includes one treatment packing a blissful punch from a Vinosource Hydrating and Nourishing Facial to Caudalie Relax in the City (Body exfoliation, back, face & scalp massage), plus a decadent afternoon tea. Afternoon tea at The Midland has been a highlight of the Manchester social scene since the hotel opened in 1903. As Manchester’s only setting dedicated to afternoon tea, The Tea Room at The Midland is one of a kind, served in opulent surroundings overlooking St Peter’s Square. From £129 per person including a £10 voucher to spend on spa products.