The 15 Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country

The West Country has always been a hugely popular destination for both families and couples. It doesn't seem to matter what time of year, demand for quality accommodation here is always high. With that demand comes more pressure to go the extra mile for guests and provide not only top notch service and food, but also fantastic facilities. Our quest for the 15 best hotels with hot tubs in the West Country has identified quite a number of excellent options: from grown up bolt holes to more family friendly seaside charmers. But what they all have in common is great hot tubs in the West Country!

Some of our Best West Country Hot Tub Hotel collections:

The Scarlet

If you want complete privacy with your hot tub, you'll have to push the boat out in terms of cost; otherwise you'll find some properties offer private usage of their hot tubs (reserve it in advance for an hourly fee). The remainder are usually found attached to the hotel spa or pool complex, and some of these hotels also qualify for the best spa hotels in the West Country list, or the most romantic hotels in the West Country list. But the following list is our pick of the 15 best hotels with hot tubs in the West Country. The list is not in order of any preference. To check a hotel's availability click the "check prices" button beside the property.

The 15 Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country

The Best Hotels with Private Hot Tubs in the West Country

Summer Lodge in Eveshot Dorset, is a Grade II heritage-listed county house hotel surrounded by lovely gardens and spectacular “Hardy” countryside. Inside expect a profusion of fabrics, gilt mirrors, brass fenders, globes, tartan cushions, swags and fringes galore, plus a world-class sommelier, a spa and electric buggies for the luggage. If the public rooms are a tad fussy for some, the bedrooms are deliciously pretty and supremely comfortable. A fulsome cream tea is laid out in the afternoon. Book the Ivy Cottage, which has a private outdoor hot tub.

Summer Lodge

Orestone Manor Hotel is a Georgian era house overlooking Lyme Bay, converted into a spacious, 11 room hotel decorated with vintage chic and bold, printed wallpaper. This is a tightly-run ship with excellent food and peaceful porches leading out onto secluded lawns. Book the Garden Suite for your own private terrace complete with an outdoor hot tub and wonderful sea views.

Orestone Manor Hotel

The Best Hot Tub Hotels with a Sea View

Devon’s Watersmeet Hotel is a classic seaside hotel, built in 1900, and serving as a hotel since 1914. Obviously it’s been modernised, and fairly recently too, but it retains some of the old Edwardian charm, snd a very seaside-y feel. The restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes and serves classic English fare, and there’s an outdoor pool and indoor spa with a jacuzzi.

Watersmeet Hotel

The Salcombe Harbour Hotel overlooks the estuary, for a view of bobbing boats and sandy beaches - all just a short walk from your hotel too. The hotel is laid out over a series of terraces, so most of the 50 rooms have a lovely view, and the rooms have been recently renovated. They also added a cinema to list of facilities, which already included an indoor swimming pool, excellent restaurant and an indulgent spa.

Salcombe Harbour Hotel

Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Spa is a newly refurbished 64 room hotel with a pampering spa and wonderful views of Christchurch Harbour, Dorset and beyond.  This is a sophisticated take on the classic seaside hotel with a glamorous bar for pre-dinner drinks, and the Upper Deck restaurant, with its wonderful views and equally wonderful seafood menu.  The spa has an extensive menu and facilities to match.  

Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Spa

The Best Country House Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country

A cousin to London's Soho House, Babington House is a stunning country house with five star interiors and service. Including private hot tubs in their Walled Garden Rooms, which also offer private views over their walled garden. There's also an excellent spa, bar, restaurant and a cinema seating 45.

Babington House

The Best Spa Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country

Gidleigh Park Hotel in Chagford is a super luxurious retreat. Surrounded buy 107 acres of beautiful Dartmoor, it’s the perfect place to hideaway and be pampered. There are just 24 rooms sharing the beautiful Arts and Crafts era property, decorated with antiques and original art, and the restaurant has a Michelin star.

Gidleigh Park Hotel

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is an exquisite thermal spa in the centre of Bath, set within two Grade II listed buildings, one Victorian and one Georgian, and both with elegant contemporary decor and some lovely period features. Spacious bedrooms are individually decorated with five star amenities. The spa is world class, and complements Bath's famed waters with modern body therapies and classic personalised treatments.

Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa is on the bank of the River Stour in Christchurch, just before the estuary, so the views are fantastic, especially from the larger suites which have private balconies and fully equipped kitchens. The rooms are very nice too, and there’s a very good restaurant, along with a top of the range spa.

Captains Club Hotel and Spa

The Most Romantic Hot Tub Hotels in the West Country

The Scarlet is a carefully, and rather elegantly, designed eco-hotel overlooking Mawgan Port Beach. The design and decor are contemporary, and there are incredible sea views - especially from the cocktail lounge and stylish restaurant. There’s also a gorgeous spa, and a hot tub right on the cliff top, which is available to hire.

The Scarlet

The Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country for Families

Fowey Hall is a small-and-charming country house hotel overlooking the south Cornish coast and Fowey’s river estuary. You’re five minutes from the beach and ten minutes from the Eden Project, and there’s a creche, nannies and Kid’s Club available to your smalls if you want to spend an afternoon in the hot tub overlooking the sea.

Fowey Hall

The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is another great family friendly hot tub hotel with sea views. They have an extensive spa menu too, and both indoor and outdoor pools, plus an adults-only dining room as well as a family one, and an OFSTED inspected nursery, a Kid’s Club, babysitting facilities. Here the hot tub is part of the Sensory Spa Garden experience. Again you can pamper yourself whilst the kids are being entertained elsewhere.

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

The St Moritz is an airy, stylish, seaside hotel with a great Art Deco history and great beach access. It’s perfect for surfers, walkers or families, with its indoor and outdoor pools, brasserie style eating, and huge range of activities on offer. Including a Cowshed spa with a hot tub, and a jacuzzi which fits up to five people beside the indoor pool.

St Moritz

The Soar Mill Cove Hotel is a relaxed, friendly seaside hotel just a couple of miles from Salcombe. There are just 20 rooms and suites, some of them with private patios and incredible sea views - the others have garden views. There’s a well review restaurant known for its local specialities, especially the seafood, and you’re surrounded by wonderful walking routes. There’s an indoor pool, a tennis court and a play area for the kids.

Soar Mill Cove Hotel

The Best Value Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country

Harington's Hotel is an excellent value hotel in Bath's town centre. There's no restaurant, but that's no problem in this location, and they have a hot tub in the courtyard that you're able to hire. Families are welcome too and rooms start from around £90 per night.

Haringtons Hotel

If you haven't found your idea of the best hotel with a hot tub in the West Country on our Guru's list you could:

The Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the West Country

  • Bedruthan Steps Hotel 101 rooms from £159

    Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

    Fantastic spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a family-friendly hotel. Modern interiors throughout with the comfortable rooms capturing the beach views. Herring Restaurant is Cornish throughout using locally sourced ingredients. Relax by one of the two pools, or at the spa.

    Eco break  -  A sustainable and environmentally minded hotel with an extensive responsible tourism pledge, see website for further details.
    Groups  -  This hotel is ideal for an active creative group holiday with workshops, open air theatre and plenty of fun facilities.
    Spa breaks  -  Pamper yourself at the top of the range luxury spa, using all natural products and treatments- heaven!
    Families  -  With family orientated rooms, activities, nursery and kids club its ideal for all the family.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Fowey Hall 36 rooms from £175

    Fowey, Cornwall

    Small country house hotel overlooking the south Cornish coast, kitted out for families, with pool and spa - so beware if you have none in tow.

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • The Scarlet, Cornwall 37 rooms from £195

    Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

    Relaxing, purpose-designed eco-friendly hotel overlooking Mawgan Porth beach. Contemporary furniture and modern local art adorns bedroom walls. Great sea views from the cocktail lounge and stylish hotel restaurant. Fantastic spa facility for ultimate relaxation and great outdoor activities nearby.

    Romantic Break  -  You, your loved one (and even the pooch) can enjoy an indulgent coastal stay
    Spa breaks  -  Excellent spa with a range of Ayurvedic treatments
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pool
    Great walks  -  South West Coast Path.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • St Moritz 48 rooms from £120

    Trebetherick, Cornwall

    An airy, stylish and family friendly seaside hotel near great surfing and walking. Offers a Cowshed spa, two pools and good deals off season.

    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Surfing  -  Suitable beaches nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pools
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  • Watersmeet Hotel 25 rooms from £134

    Woolacombe, Devon

    Classic seaside hotel with fabulous views over the North Devon coast. Tastefully refurbished rooms reflect the beach side location and the restaurant offers delicious food sourced from local ingredients. An romantic hotel for a seaside break and ideal for a family holiday too.

    Spa  -  In room treatments available plus steam room and jacuzzi
    Views  -  Amazing sea views from all but two of the bedrooms
    On the beach  -  Direct access to a sandy beach below the hotel
    Great walks  -  South West coastal path on the doorstep
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Salcombe Harbour Hotel 50 rooms from £295

    South Devon

    On the edge of bustling and picture postcard Salcombe this stunning newly refurbished boutique hotel has everything one could wish for. Magnificently situated, overlooking the estuary with its sailing boats, sandy beaches and a short walk into town. Wonderful terraces, spa and pool, cinema. Bliss

    Suites  -  All rooms come with 'balcony baskets' with binoculars throws and books, complimentary gin and sherry
    Sit-out Terrace  -  Wonderful terraces with sunloungers and glorious views of the harbour, estuary and out to sea.
    Restaurant  -  The Jetty Restaurant is both chic and family friendly with mouthwatering seafood lunch bar
    Parking  -  Cars are left on the hotel state of the art turntable and valet parked!
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  • Orestone Manor Hotel 11 rooms from £110

    Torquay (South Devon)

    Georgian manor house hotel, overlooking Lyme Bay. Most of the spacious rooms feature Mediterranean views across Torbay. The decor is vintage chic with antique furnishings and bold print wallpaper. Excellent food, secluded lawns and peaceful porches, a haven.

    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Great walks  -  Exe Estuary boasts miles of cycle and foot paths, exceptional views, beauttiful sandy beaches and is teeming with wildlife.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the Garden Suite for your own private terrace with outdoor hot tub and wonderful sea views.
    Sights nearby  -  Torre Abbey and The Agatha Christie Mile are both nearby and great informative day trips!
    Recommended by  -  Frommers
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  • Gidleigh Park Hotel 24 rooms from £270

    Chagford (Dartmoor)

    Super luxurious and pampering Dartmoor retreat, on 107 acres of mature grounds. The plush rooms come with antique furnishings, original art and huge sash windows. The Michelin stared food is served in an atmospheric and grandiose dining room. Peaceful, restful and totally heavenly.

    Fishing  -  Fly fishing on the River Teign - licenses and tuition provided
    Restaurant  -  Michael Wignall's award-winning restaurant
    Garden  -  Beautiful landscaped garden
    Great walks  -  There are inumerable lovely walking trails both on thr 107 acres of mature grounds and on nearby Dartmoor.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Sawdays
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  • Soar Mill Cove Hotel 20 rooms from £159

    South Devon

    Relaxed family friendly hotel a couple of miles from Salcombe. Spacious rooms and suites, some with private patios and stunning sea views. Delicious food with an emphasis on local specialities. Wonderful walking on the doorstep and a warm welcome for canine guests too!

    Great walks  -  The Devon Coastal path is on the doorstep
    Private Hot Tub  -  Book one of the Ocean View self catering units for your own outdoor hot tub.
    Spa  -  Wide range of treatments on offer from facials to massages to reflexology.
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  • Summer Lodge 24 rooms from £265

    Evershot, Dorset

    A Hardy-esque country house turned hotel, surrounded by lovely gardens and spectacular countryside. Luxurious rooms boasts elaborate floral fabrics and plush furnishings. The gourmet restaurant is not to be missed, nor the extensive bar. A cosy countryside base, complete with pool, spa and tennis.

    Foodies  -  The dream team of Head Chef Steven Titman and world-renowned Sommelier Eric Zwiebel make dinner an unforgettable experience.
    Romantic Break  -  Let your romantic side out with candlelit jacuzzi sessions, in room champagne and rose petals on the bed.
    Great walks  -  Borrow wellies for strolls around the English garden or the adjoining deer park teeming with wildlife and natural beauty.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Ivy Cottage features a private outdoor hot tub.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
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  • Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa 64 rooms from £160


    Style and exceptional service on the Dorset coast. The newly refurbished Christchurch Harbour Hotel offers smart bedrooms, excellent food, pampering spa and wonderful views. Perfect for an indulgent break by the sea.

    Kayaking  -  Complimentary single and double kayaks available for the guests to use.
    Great walks  -  Plenty of coastal walks for all abilities
    Views  -  Superb views over Christchurch harbour
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Captain's Club Hotel & Spa 17 rooms from £229

    Christchurch (East Dorset)

    A modern seaside hotel on the banks of the River Stour in Christchurch. Self-catering rooms and suites have fully equipped kitchens, modern furnishings, and balconies with views. Top of the range spa and therapies, terraces, good restaurant, and plenty of local activities. Very family oriented.

    Riverside  -  Perfectly set on the banks of the River Stour.
    Sights nearby  -  Poole Harbour, one of the world's largest natural harbours, is 15km away.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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  • Harington's Hotel 13 rooms from £88


    Excellent value town centre hotel a stone's throw from the best that Bath has to offer. No restaurant, but in this city there's plenty of choice elsewhere. Great for families and those on a budget.

    Private Hot Tub  -  You can hire the courtyard hot tub by the hour for private usage.
    Sights nearby  -  Closest hotel to the Thermae Spa
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  • Babington House 33 rooms from £290

    Nr Frome, Somerset

    The original offering from the Soho House Group, a stunning Georgian house and grounds set in beautiful Somerset countryside. Immaculately chic interiors with individually designed rooms and suites. Understated elegance and five-star luxury. Bar, restaurant, spa, and cinema.

    Private Hot Tub  -  The Wood Cabin features an outdoor hot tub
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection
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  • The Grand, Bristol 182 rooms from £89

    Bristol, NOT TO SHOW

    A traditional grand chain hotel but in a central location.

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
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Written by Sarah Empson

posted Thursday, 7th February 2019