Luxury spa hotels in Manchester for a weekend of relaxation

What could be better after a day of exploring Manchester, than coming back to your hotel and relaxing in the spa?

Whether you’re going to a Premiership match, indulging in some retail therapy or planning a raucous night out in the Northern Quarter, Manchester is the ideal location for a weekend spa getaway.

Manchester has some of the best luxury spa hotels in the UK and most of them are found in the heart of the city, close to all the action. To achieve the best of both worlds – a luxury spa break in a bustling metropolis – we’ve compiled a list of our top five luxury spa hotels in Manchester.

A spa hotel in Manchester with bespoke mindful massages


Innside Manchester is the city’s newest hotel and is situated on the vibrant First Street. The hotel has teamed up with the excellent City Spa Escapes to treat guests to an opulent spa experience. All of their treatments are tailored to the individual and their specific requirements. Before your appointment, a therapist will even help you get into a relaxed frame of mind with some breathing exercises.

A specialty of City Spa Escapes is their bespoke Mindful Massage, a combination of techniques and treatments including aromatherapy, deep tissue and trigger point massage ensure that you’ll leave truly rejuvenated.

The luxury hotel’s design was influenced by Manchester’s industrial past and subtle hints to this are found throughout, such as the hotel’s steel-coated bar. The hotel’s chic and modern rooms are expertly designed, however it’s the intimate open-plan bathrooms that are the pièce de résistance.

INNSiDE by Meliá Manchester

Top rated
9.4 Excellent (2070 reviews)

A spa hotel in Manchester with options for Gentlemen's Grooming


Nestled in the heart of Manchester you’ll find the striking Midland Hotel. The oldest hotel in the city, it was built in 1903 and still retains much of its period charm. Behind its eye-catching façade, you’ll find one of Manchester’s most luxurious spas.

Recently renovated, The Spa at The Midland is renowned for its specialised body treatments including the exceptional Radiance Facial and Body Beautiful therapy – a firming hip and thigh treatment. Of course, gentlemen can also expect a wide range of treatments to suit their needs with The Midlands unique Gentleman’s Grooming option.

The Midland’s sophisticated suites are a dream to unwind in. After your day at the spa, relax in your spacious and elegantly decorated rooms. With complimentary extra touches such as a bottle of red wine, chocolates and soft bathrobes included in all suites, you can continue to relax away from the spa.

The Midland

8.4 Very good (2957 reviews)

A spa hotel in Manchester with a private steam room


The Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel prides itself on offering its guests a supreme spa experience. The Sienna Spa & Health Club combines luxurious beauty treatments with a first-rate health and fitness facility, so whatever your needs, Sienna Spa can cater for them.

The perfect indulgence for any couple is the Moroccan Steam Cleansing Ritual, an ancient practice best experienced with your better half. Upon entering your own private steam room, you are left alone to carry out the sensual cleansing ritual together. A range of products, including scrubs, clay masks and organic oils will be provided to ensure your skin is left glowing.

After your treatment, unwind in the spa’s unique Relaxation Room where you can sip complimentary tea, recline on luxury sofas and listen to peaceful music.

The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (3093 reviews)

Enjoy the spa at the Hilton Deansgate for a dreamy dermatology facial

Claretys spa has lead the way in pioneering innovative beauty and skincare treatments. Only using products developed by famed dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, visitors to Clarety are ensured that they’re receiving the best skincare treatments. For those suffering from acne or regular breakouts – why not try the Blemish Control Facial? This therapy clears clogged pores and dramatically improves skin clarity, evens skin tone and reduces blemishes.

The Hilton’s contemporary guest rooms feature impressive floor-to-ceiling windows which offer outstanding views of Manchester. Each element in the hotel’s guestrooms are designed to further enhance comfort and relaxation. Unwind in your plush queen-sized bed, slip on your complimentary fluffy bathrobe and enjoy.

Hilton Manchester Deansgate

8.2 Very good (2623 reviews)

A spa hotel in the very centre of Manchester


The luxurious oriental-inspired spa at MacDonald’s Manchester & Spa offers its guests a tranquil escape from life’s stresses. Upon arrival, you’ll feel totally at ease in the softly-lit and sumptuous interior. Flickering candles line the spa corridors and act as a guide to the treatment rooms.

An array of excellent therapies and spa-day packages are available. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic break with your partner or just simply in need of some pampering – there’s plenty on offer to suit your needs.

The MacDonald Manchester & Spa is ideally located for anyone travelling to Manchester for a weekend getaway. The hotel is conveniently situated near Piccadilly Station and is within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions including Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter.

Manchester Marriott Hotel Piccadilly

7.8 Good (3236 reviews)