10 of the best UK hotels with hot tubs 

From luxury hotels to wellness retreats and spas, private hot tubs in your room to outdoor whirlpools with views of surrounding landscapes, a hot tub or Jacuzzi is the cherry on top of a getaway, helping you to relax, unwind and get into the holiday spirit. Here, Bonnie Friend of the Good Hotel Guide recommends ten of the best UK hotels with hot tubs.

Chewton Glen, Hampshire 

Complete with tennis, a kids’ club, a cookery school, beautiful grounds and even a few luxury treehouse suites, Chewton Glen is a five-star hotel in Hampshire that’s won many an award for its exceptional experiences. Amongst those experiences is the spa, a destination in its own right, complete with beautiful spa treatments available, a 17-metre swimming pool, an impressive hydrotherapy spa pool, an outdoor whirlpool, and cold drench showers. The hotel also has Hot Tub Hotel Suites that you can stay in, which feature private hot tub Jacuzzis in the room for extra R&R.


The Nare, Cornwall 

In an enviable location with the beach at the end of the immaculate gardens, The Nare is an Edwardian hotel in Cornwall that welcomes families, dogs, friends, couples and promises everyone the most beautiful getaway possible. The blissful beachside location is enhanced by spa and leisure facilities including an outdoor pool, indoor pool, hot hydrotherapy hot tub Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room for complete relaxation.


Seaham Hall, County Durham  

A five-star spa hotel in County Durham, Seaham Hall is known for its romantic atmosphere, its impressive surroundings and its uncompromisingly high standards. Its spa is very much a jewel in its crown, including facilities such as a 20 metre pool, steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy thermal experiences and Zen Garden. If you stay in the Garden Suite you can relax in total seclusion as it comes with a private wood fired hot tub in the room. 


Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, Cumbria 

The Gilpin and Lake House, offers a superbly specialised spa escape with contemporary accommodation dedicated to spa guests available, complete with lake views. The five dedicated spa lodges are cedar clad and come complete with king size beds, gorgeous bathrooms and its own en-suite spa. They include a convertible treatment area, steam room, rainmaker shower, freestanding oval stone bath, outdoor sauna and hydrotherapy hot tub, surrounded by a walled garden and views of the gardens and the moors.


Congham Hall, King’s Lynn 

Congham Hall is a country house hotel with an emphasis on wellness. Many ingredients served in the restaurant are grown on site, there’s an inherent sense of rest, and there’s an on-site spa for additional relaxation. In the spa therapists use the Elemental Herbology product line in a range of therapies, and amongst the facilities, the eco-friendly outdoor hot tub overlooking the grounds is a popular feature.


Cringletie House, Peebles 

This traditional Scottish country house hotel is like something out of a storybook with its turrets and red brick exterior. Surrounded by natural beauty, the historic 28 acre estate comprises a hotel, restaurant and gardens. There are 15 rooms and suites, all of which have their own characteristics from romantic turrets to feature fireplaces. There is also a self-catering cottage with two double bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as an outdoor deck with a private hot tub.


Devonshire Arms, Skipton 

Part of the Duke of Devonshire’s Yorkshire estate at Bolton Abbey, The Devonshire Arms is a 17th-century inn turned country house hotel. Guests delight in strolls to the Abbey ruins nearby in the fresh air, afternoon teas by the fire, and post-dinner drinks. Amongst the hotel features The Secret Spa, a tranquil retreat within the grounds. It has a range of facilities including a beautiful pool a sauna and an excellent Jacuzzi. 


Homewood Hotel and Spa, Bath

A luxury hotel near Bath, Homewood Hotel and Spa is a Georgian country house turned luxurious (and slightly eccentric) hotel. Brimming with inspiring details, the walls are hung with impressive artworks, facilities are contemporary and the style is chic. Food is served with Mediterranean flair, rooms enjoy individual details, and in keeping with Bath’s wellness tradition there is a spa on site, The spa offers a variety of wellness facilities including an indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub with views over the valley. For a more intimate wellness experience, some of the best rooms have a hot tub on a terrace or balcony.


Gara Rock, East Portlemouth 

A former Victorian coastguard station turned modern hotel, Gara Rock sits in a cliff top location with impressive sea views. Step straight out of the hotel onto the South West Coast Path, or stroll down the hill and catch the ferry across to Salcombe. The whole place has enormous windows letting in the natural light, particularly in the restaurant which provides panoramic vistas. Amongst the facilities is a 12-seater cinema room with a regular programme of films, and a spa with an indoor pool and sunken hot tub, once again with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sea.


The Scarlet, Mawgan Porth

A famously eco-friendly spa hotel The Scarlet is widely recognised for its style, service, and wellness credentials. Overlooking Mawgan Porth Bay, the location is spectacular, and every experiences is connected to the spa. Holistic treatments combine Ayurveda with a distinct Cornish twist using the Pai skincare line, and amongst the facilities is an iconic clifftop hot tub with Atlantic views. It accompanies an outdoor natural reed pool, a clifftop wooden sauna, restorative steam room and a bromine-filtered indoor pool amongst other things.


Also see our guide to the best hotel rooms with a private pool.