There’s something very satisfying about easing into a steaming hot tub in the full knowledge that after your muscles have been relaxed and you have finished your cold glass of champagne, you will soon be eating a delicious 4-course meal and heading off to a plush bed. The following Yorkshire hotels with hot tubs have all of this on offer.
The hot tubs that go with every hotel are, for many people, a holiday essential. Whether it be a small, private indoor cedar clad affair, or a more accommodating eight seater outside, there is no doubt that hot tubs have magic qualities in their ability to relax, soothe and revive after a strenuous few hours travelling.
The Hotel Guru has put together an ultimate guide to great hotels with even greater hot tubs – outdoor ones overlooking rustic landscapes, indoor private ones perfect for two, and spectacular hydrotherapy hot tubs perfect after a long massage in the hotel’s spa.
Here we look at Yorkshire hotels with hot tubs - idyllic destinations for anyone looking to kick back and relax at the same time as being on the doorstep of a region filled with culture, history, attractions and great restaurants.
York hotel with hot tub
First on our list of Yorkshire hotels with hot tubs, is Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, a 17th Century mansion owned by the National Trust, on the outskirts of York. Not only is its location ideal – 2 miles from the city centre – it has an award-winning restaurant (2AA Rosettes) – and a well-equipped spa, with a large swimming pool, sauna, steam room, massage treatments and, of course, a cosy hot tub.
This hotel is perfect for the mercurial amongst you. One day you can choose to stay at the hotel and be pampered, the next you can pop into York to be awed by the Minster, see a performance at the Grand Opera House or have a lazy afternoon tea at the famous Betty’s Tearoom.
Village hotel with hot tub
A great range of activities complete the picture, including tennis (there is an on-site court), fabulous heated outdoor courtyard swimming pool, walks nearby to Castle Howard and Helmsley Castle and Gardens, and relaxation in the ‘5 bubble rated’ spa (The Good Spa Guide).
Don’t forget the pièce de résistance – a magnificent outdoor wooden hot tub, located in the spa garden, with a view stretching all the way to Helmsley Castle.
- Helmsley, Yorkshire
Lovely old York stone inn-hotel in a picturesque village with chic, modern interiors, and a welcome heated pool and spa. Fine dining, a luxurious stay for local exploring.
33 rooms from €179
Restaurant - Recommended.
Great walks - The hotel is on the edge of the Moors and close to a National Park
Sights nearby - Helmsley Castle, Castle Howard and Helmsley Walled Garden
Swimming Pool - Indoor Pool
Country house hotels with hot tubs
This former coaching inn to Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate boasts a polished and sophisticated interior. However, there is no pretention whatsoever and the hotel exhibits a bright palette of colours, with all the rooms furnished cheerfully and comfortably.
The food is delicious too – Michelin starred Burlington Restaurant more than lives up to expectations, and for a more informal evening head to the Brasserie.
Prepare to be pampered at the spa – various treatments are available as well as an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. For a revitalizing stay, head to this little hotel with loads of character.
The hotel manages to remain unpretentious and cosy, with loads of activities for children (think archery, trekking, cycling and croquet) and a cosy country cooking school run in the restored Georgian Stables. To complete the full castle experience, indulge yourself in the spa, with massage, a sauna, a steam room, and of course, a hot tub.
- Skipton, Yorkshire
The former Coaching Inn on the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate is now a romantic hideaway spa hotel. Classic rooms exude comfort and style. 4 AA Rosette fine dining, a brasserie, indoor pool and stunning parkland setting makes this a popular place for families, wedding parties and romance.
40 rooms from €319
Fishing - Fly fishing for brown trout and grayling along a 4.5 mile stretch of River Wharfe.
Great walks - Ask at reception for some of well trodden and loved walking routes in the area.
Local markets - Head to nearby Harrogate for antique shops and boutique cafes.
Sights nearby - Explore Bolton Abbey Village.
- Ripon, Yorkshire
Impressive castle hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and award-winning cuisine and cookery school. Set in a 200 acre park, ideal for families, packed with activities, plus a spa.
31 rooms from €249
Child friendly - Plenty of activities including kites to borrow, boules pitch, and nature trails
Cooking classes - Variety of courses run throughout the year
Garden - 200 acres of parkland
Great walks - Trekking up to the moorland Dales