10 spas in Essex you’ll love

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Everyone deserves a chance to unwind every once in a while, so why not book a relaxing spa break for you and your friends? Or even treat your partner to a romantic getaway? We’ve selected ten spa breaks that you’ll love.

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1. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, Colchester

Based in Colchester, Stoke by Nayland Spa is the perfect weekend break for anybody who needs a bit of TLC. Relax by the pool with your favourite cocktail and a choice of nibbles, whilst having the option to visit the additional steam rooms and Jacuzzi. With an endless supply of spa treatments, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Stoke by Nayland Spa is one of the only spas in Essex to offer the unique Hamman and Rasul Mud Therapy experience – a must for anyone who is looking to try something new.

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2. Roslin Beach Hotel, Thorpe Bay

This seaside retreat is perfect for anyone who is looking to explore the shores of Thorpe Bay in Southend. With treatments from Elemis, BIOTEC, O.P.I and Sienna X, there is plenty to choose from. At the Roslin Beach Hotel, there is also the tempting option to stay overnight and wake up to the stunning seaside views just outside your window, what a great way to start or finish a heavenly weekend break.

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3. Greenwoods Hotel & Spa Retreat, Ingatestone

Based in Ingatestone, this beautiful 17th Century, Grade II listed Manor House is situated in the heart of Essex. Named as one of the ‘leading luxury country hotels in Essex’, Greenwoods Hotel and Spa is in a class of its own with recently completed renovations and upgraded changing and treatment rooms. Located just three miles from Billericay and five miles from Chelmsford, it’s the perfect destination with lots of exciting places to visit after your treatments.

4. Kukana Spa at Orsett Hall Hotel

The Kukana Spa is a contemporary boutique style spa and a dreamy escape that’s surrounded by scenic vistas of the tranquil Essex countryside. If you love the country then this retreat is the one for you. Whether you are looking for a Spa Day or a longer Break, Orsett Hall has you covered with its wide range of facilities including a Steam Room, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Gym, Lounge Area and Relaxation Room. Orsett Hall’s Kukana Spa lets you choose between overnight and day packages to suit every kind of stay.

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5. Down Hall Hotel & Eden Spa, Hatfield Heath

Based in Hatfield Heath, both the Down Hall Hotel and Eden Spa are visually stunning. Set in the grounds of 110 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland, Down Hall Hotel is an ideal place to relax and appreciate the Essex countryside in all its glory. Down Hall Hotel’s Eden Spa offers a variety of luxurious treatments ranging from ESPA body treatments to massages, waxing, eye care, manicures, pedicures and makeovers that make it the perfect girly getaway.

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6. Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes, Maldon

Set in the countryside near Colchester, the Crowne Plaza Resort is known for its stunning views and relaxing treatments on offer. Perfect for brides-to-be, mums-to-be, couples or even hen parties, the various packages include massages, facials and signature treatments. You can also experience the Five Lakes ‘light lunch’ and ‘afternoon tea’ after your relaxing treat.

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7. Maison Talbooth Hotel & Spa, Colchester

Ideal for individual midweek treatments or a visit with friends at the weekend, Maison Talbooth is situated in the picturesque village of Dedham. This spa is not large, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with its cosy, intimate atmosphere. Kick back in the lounge beforehand with a few magazines, a glass of champagne, some snacks and let the calming surroundings do their work.

8. Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, Clacton-on-Sea

Looking for the perfect romantic getaway with your other half? Located near Clacton-on-Sea, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel features a Hidden Sanctuary Spa that is private, candlelit and filled with refreshments and goodies. Forget generic dates to the cinema and bowling alleys, surprise your partner this time around with a luxurious treat for the both of you. There are a variety of treatments to choose from during your stay including silk-smooth scrubs & wraps, massages and facials.

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9. Bannatyne Health Club and Spa, Chafford Hundred

Just around the corner from the shopping centre, intu Lakeside, and the Chafford Hundred train station, this perfectly positioned spa is convenient for anyone who wants to relax after a hard day at work or after browsing the shops. Located above a gym, you could even pop by after a tough session of cardio. Bannatyne’s spa includes a range of facilities including a relaxation room, a hair salon, spray tan booths, a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool.

10. Abate MediSpa Sanctuary, Wickford

This family run business in Wickford has been up and running since 1990 and has since built a strong relationship with its customers. Abate MediSpa offers treatments for both men and women from rejuvenating Dermalogica Prescription Facials and revitalising Massage Treatments to Manicures,Pedicures and many more. You’re bound to feel just at home whilst indulging on your spa day, whether you’re going by yourself, in a group, or with a partner, there is something for everyone!

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