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AA Spa Hotel Awards 2023: 2 Sussex venues included on list

The South Lodge Hotel & Spa and Alexander House & Utopia Spa were both praised for the treatment offerings <i>(Image: The AA/South Lodge Hotel & Spa/Alexander House & Utopia Spa)</i>
The South Lodge Hotel & Spa and Alexander House & Utopia Spa were both praised for the treatment offerings (Image: The AA/South Lodge Hotel & Spa/Alexander House & Utopia Spa)

Two spa hotels in Sussex were named among the best in the UK for 2023, according to the AA.

South Lodge Hotel & Spa in Lower Beeding and the Alexander House & Utopia Spa in Turners Hill were the county's representatives.

Additionally, South Lodge had the high honour of being crowned the very best of the bunch for the whole of the UK.

Discussing the awards the AA said: "Following a careful selection process, the AA inspectors have identified the best spa experiences across the country.

"Hotels with an AA Best UK Spas stand out as exceptional and exemplary spa delivering outstanding wellness experiences, while those with an AA Recommended Spa award demonstrate a quality spa provision with high standards of customer care and cleanliness."

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media said: "We are thrilled to unveil this scheme, which not only celebrates the best spas in the UK but also benchmarks the industry.

"Joining the spa award is an opportunity for hotels to showcase their excellent spa facilities and attract guests seeking the utmost in relaxation and luxury." 

The full list of the best UK spa hotels can be found on the AA website here.

Two Sussex spas named among best in UK for 2023

People can book a stay at South Lodge Hotel & Spa at the website here or at the Alexander House & Utopia Spa at the website here.

Discussing South Lodge the AA wrote: "The Spa at South Lodge is simply one of the best in the UK. Set into the natural contours of the land and designed with sustainability in mind, The Spa complements the landscape with a meadow roof and green oak cladding, bringing the outside in and extending the spa out into the grounds.

"The 44,000 sq. ft. luxury spa has a state-of-the-art gym and spin studio, indoor pool, outdoor hydrotherapy pool, wild swimming and a thermal suite.

"There are also plenty of treatment rooms for members, hotel residents and day guests."

Meanwhile, for Alexander House they wrote: "Set in 175 acres of parkland and landscaped gardens, this delightful country house hotel dates back to the 17th century.

"Most of the bedrooms are very spacious and all have luxurious bathrooms; the rooms in the most recent wing are particularly stunning.

"There are two award-winning restaurants to choose from – AG’s Restaurant for inspired modern British cuisine (10 courses worth), and Reflections is their bistro-style operation.

"The Utopia Spa has a state-of-the-art pool and gym, as well as specialised treatments."



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