Often referred to as Britain’s “second city”, Birmingham is a bustling metropolis pulsating with energy. With so much to see and do, including world class shopping, museums and restaurants, a visit here can be exhilarating, but also tiring, and you may well find yourself wanting to kick back and unwind after a busy day exploring.
Which is why we’ve gone to the trouble of picking out three of Birmingham’s best spa hotels, each well located for tasting all that the city has to offer, and all of them very well received by past guests according to reviews. Wherever you chose to stay, we hope you’ll find our list useful.
From £78/ night
Naturism is unlikely to be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Birmingham, and yet nestled just outside the city centre is this charming mid-range hotel featuring seven individually-styled guest rooms and a mixed gender clothing-optional European spa. Here you’ll find a variety of amenities including a large sauna, tiled steam room, hot tub and a wide choice of massage and beauty treatments. There’s also an on-site café serving daily continental breakfasts and a number of local restaurants to try out too. As you’d hope and expect for such an establishment, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, ensuring that guests feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their stay. Just remember to get dressed before you hit the city sights!
From £99/ night
Boasting a colourful retro décor and panoramic city views from its upper floors, Hotel Indigo offers a highly sensory experience – and that’s before you hit the spa. Candlelit and scented with aromatherapy oils, Indigo’s lavish spa is somewhere to kick back and relax after a day on your feet. There’s an adults-only indoor pool, a fitness centre, several thermal rooms, a Kelo sauna, mud and salt rooms, a champagne nail bar, a spray tan booth and a couple’s suite complete with hot tub. Other notable hotel facilities include an on-site bar serving signature champagne cocktails, and iPod docks in every guest room. The ICC Convention centre and the Bull Ring Shopping Centre are both just a 10-minute walk away.
Housed in a converted Royal Mail sorting office in the city centre, the Malmaison certainly has our stamp of approval. Puns aside, this is an excellent hotel, featuring a chic and contemporary design which is at its most striking in the luxurious La Petit Spa. Here, guests can enjoy a rage of health and beauty treatments using the latest ESPA products, while there’s also a modern gym with both weights and cardiovascular machines. Not indulgent enough? Once you’re finished, why not head to the stylish hotel bar for a cocktail before dining at The Brasserie, also located on-site and serving classic British cuisine. For those arriving by rail, the hotel is less than a 10-minute walk from Birmingham New Street station