runnymedehotel.com; 01784 220973
The riverside location of the hotel where this spa is based is divine, with the outdoor and indoor pools both looking out on to the Thames. As well as offering a full complement of adult treatments using ESPA, Guinot, Clarins and Jessana products, the Runnymede-on-Thames’s USP is that it caters for teenagers, with specially designed facials (including one for boys), make-up sessions, pedicures, manicures and massages. A great gift for difficult-to-buy-for teens, or to teach Tamsin not to apply her eyeliner with a trowel.
Teen scene - beginnings make-up and skin care £50 for 55m.
London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU, England, UK, pennyhillpark.co.uk
Even though it belongs to a large luxury hotel in Surrey, the spa, in an outbuilding overlooking the main house, covers a huge area (45,000 sq. ft, in fact), it manages not feel over-crowded with pamper seekers.
Once inside, it will be hard to leave the surprising comfortable heated ceramic relaxation beds in the tepidarium to enjoy one of the many facilities: for your disposal are massage chairs, herbal sauna’s, experience showers, a Laconium, steam, an ice cave, plunge pool, outdoor and indoor pool (piped with underwater music), three outdoor hot tubs, hydrotherapy pool and an indoor hot tub too. Meaning if you don't actually like lying down and doing nothing, then there is more than enough to keep you occupied.
The range of treatments is also vast, and are carried out in the suites upstairs from the communal areas. They use Elemental Herbology as their in-house product and offer everything from tanning to sports massage.
An ideal choice for couples as the facilities are not over run with large groups of women.