The 20 Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the South East

If you’re planning a UK mini-break there are plenty of great accommodation options out there these days, so for many of us it comes down to the extra facilities - like a great spa or hot tub. Just what you want if you’re looking to relax, or maybe plan a romantic surprise? Our Guru’s collection of the 20 best hotels with hot tubs in the South East contains all our favourite hot tub hotels, grouped into hotels with a private hot tub, great country house hotels with hot tubs in the South East, great spa hotels and great, but affordable, spa hotels. So hopefully you’ll find the best hotels with hot tubs in the South East for you on this list too!

South Lodge Hotel

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The Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in the South East

The Best Hotels in the South East with a Private Hot Tub

If you’re looking for a private hot tub with a view, the Crab and Boar is a wonderful option. It has an enviable position: high in the Newbury Downs, and several of its 14 rooms have private terraces with their own hot tubs. The decor was updated in 2015, into to a rustic-inn/ boutique hotel hybrid, which is a real pleasure to stay in - but this is actually an historic spot and Oliver Cromwell is a previous guest.

Crab and Boar
If you’re looking for a room with a private hot tub try the Godman or Farriers Suites of the South Lodge Hotel. Both have a private terrace with a hot tub with room for four. The hotel is located near Horsham and has beautiful views over the South Downs. Guests with romance in mind will also benefit from the Michelin starred restaurant and sumptuous rooms.

South Lodge Hotel
Marlow’s Hand & Flowers is an eight room property with two Michelin stars and a beautiful courtyard garden. The decor is contemporary, but retaining the exposed beams and some of the other original features. The Angus Suite has its own private terrace with hot tub.

Hand and Flowers
Chewton Glen is a gorgeous country house hotel with a wonderful spa and a collection of tree-house suites with panoramic views and private hot tubs - if you’re looking for something unusual. The hotel is surrounded by 130 acres of parklands. Expect five star service and gourmet dining.

Cgewton Glen

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Long time haunt of the anyone who could wrangle themselves an invitation - from Chaplin to Churchill and Laurence to Lennon - Cliveden House is an unreconstructed stately home with genuine Old Masters adorning the walls and a priceless collection of antiques. You’re just 45 minutes from London, but the stylish, National Trust owned surroundings and luxurious details make this a trip-back-in-time. The hot tubs are of the outdoor, Canadian wood variety, and there’s also indoor and outdoor pools and a good spa.

Cliveden House
Rhinefield House Hotel is a magnificent Gothic/Tudor country house hotel in the depths of the New Forest. The decor is traditional and the wonderful formal gardens, water gardens and manicured lawns create a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere. There are fifty rooms, some of them quite grand, plus a choice of restaurants and a hot tub which accommodates four people.

Rhinefield House Hotel

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa has an award winning spa, which is where you’ll find their hot tubs, plus 30 acres of private parkland and direct access to the beach. Its 39 rooms are large with high ceilings and four poster beds and the mock medieval exterior lends atmosphere.

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa
The Four Seasons Hampshire is a beautiful country house turned luxury hotel with traditionally decorated rooms, a spoiling spa, sauna and hot tubs, tennis courts and all sorts of country pursuits on offer.

Four Seasons Hampshire

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The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne is a top contender if your idea of a romantic getaway includes time spent in a luxurious spa. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, an award-winning restaurant, a putting green and a children’s playroom. Pets are welcome too. The Victorian stucco exterior and five stars help make for a memorable stay.

The Grand Hotel
The Vineyard at Stockcross is a five star country retreat with a 30,000 strong wine cellar, an excellent restaurant, an award-winning spa and 49 individually themed, spacious and elegant rooms and suites. If you, or your loved one needs a bit of pampering this is the place to come.

The Vieyard at Stockcross

Pennyhill Park Hotel & The Spa is a beautiful, creeper-clad county house hotel with an award-winning spa (featuring eight indoor and outdoor pools and three Canadian wood hot tubs, and a Michelin-starred restaurant. In fact all the facilities are lavish, as is the decor in many of the 120-odd rooms. There’s also 123 acres of Surrey parkland surrounding the hotel.

Pennyhill Park Hotel and The Spa
Ashdown Park Hotel is a country house hotel with excellent facilities for the whole family. The hotel has direct access to Ashdown Forest, with acres of parkland, plus a golf course, tennis courts, an award-winning restaurant with forest views and a beautiful spa.

Ashdown Park Hotel
Robustly elegant and quintessentially English, The Randolph is an extremely comfortable grand dame of a hotel in the heart of Oxford. There are around 150 rooms and suites, a luxurious spa and an excellent, if traditional, restaurant. Their breakfasts are grand, as are their afternoon teas.

The Randolph

Just outside London, the Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa is a boutique country house hotel set in 120 acres of its own parklands. The 57 rooms have been recently refurbished in an opulent style, plus there’s a champagne bar as well as a choice of fine dining options. Of course there’s also a pool and spa, but this is the sort of hotel where your day stops for afternoon tea, so be prepared for the full mini-break experience.

Alexander House Hotel
Tranquil and historic, Ockenden Manor is a 28 room country house hotel surrounded by lovely gardens and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s a Michelin starred restaurant, a spa and beautiful terraces with scenic walking trails leaving directly from them.

Ockenden Manor

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa is a grand country house in the Italian Renaissance style set in 65 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens leading right onto the River Thames. There are 79 individually designed rooms, in a choice of traditional or contemporary style, and an excellent restaurant and spa.

Danesfield House Hotel and Spa
Coworth Park is a wonderfully English countryside retreat with a luxurious eco-spa, a choice of restaurants and bars and excellent equestrian facilities. This is a beautifully decorated hotel and a dream for anyone of a horsey persuasion.

Coworth Park

Stoke Park is a luxurious Palladian mansion turned 49 room country house hotel. It’s beautiful. And, as you might expect has an award-winning restaurant, a spa and a country club with a golf course, a pool and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

Stoke Park
The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa in Midhurst, within the South Downs, is a handsome old inn with four-poster beds and a gourmet restaurant. There are 39 rooms plus an indoor pool and contemporary spa. Perfect for history lovers.

Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

Great Value Hotels with Hot Tubs in the South East

Wallett’s Court Country House is an old Jacobean manor house with spectacular, sweeping views towards and over white cliffs - near Dover. Not only does this property trace its roots back to the days of William the Conqueror, it also boasts the award-winning Garden of England Spa, which has a hot tub as part of the pool complex. There are 17 rooms, starting from around £140 per night.

Walletts Court Country House

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels with hot tubs in the South East on our Guru’s list you could:

Hotels with Hot Tubs in the South East

  • South Lodge Hotel Nr Horsham, West Sussex 89 rooms from £315

    Private Hot Tub  -  Book the Godman or Farriers Suite for your own private terrace with hot tub
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    Classic luxury country retreat in 93 acres of parkland and woodland. Views over the South Downs, Michelin-starred restaurant, sumptuous rooms. See More

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  • The Crab and Boar Newbury, Berkshire 14 rooms from £129

    Private Hot Tub  -  Several of the bedrooms have their own patios and outdoor hot tubs
    Great walks  -  Fantastic country walks on The Crab and Boar's doorstep
    Fishing  -  Near to some of the country’s premier chalkstreams
    Sights nearby  -  Highclere Castle - The Real 'Downton Abbey'
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    The Crab and Boar is an historic rural pub with rooms providing contemporary countryside accommodation with comfortable, cosy interiors and a relaxing restaurant for perfect weekend getaways. Some rooms have a private hot tub and terrace. Plenty of country pursuits and outdoor activities nearby. See More

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  • Hand & Flowers Marlow (Buckinghamshire) from £140

    Sights nearby  -  Marlow Suspension Bridge is close to the property and the All Saints Church is in nearby Bisham.
    Sailing  -  A boat trip along the Thames is an ideal English summer's day activity.
    Private Hot Tub  -  Three of the suites have private terraces with hot tubs
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through Higginson Park along the Thames.

    With two Michelin stars this property serves mouthwatering gourmet food. Rooms are equally forward thinking: contemporary fittings combined with exposed beams, set against a neutral backdrop, some with copper baths. The Angus suite has a private hot tub terrace. There is a spa and courtyard garden. See More

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  • Cliveden House Taplow, Berkshire 44 rooms from £468

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor Pools
    Country House  -  Grand neoclassical pile
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Boasting a spectacular rural setting and a famous history, Cliveden House is one of the great country houses of Britain. Feel like an extra in Downtown Abbey, explore the National Trust estate, relax in the spa, have a cocktail in the Library bar plus two restaurants and the best beds in the world. See More

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  • Four Seasons Hampshire Hook, Hampshire 133 rooms from £345

    Spa breaks  -  Indulge yourself in the converted old stables, now an extensive spa using world-renowned products Sodashi and ESPA.
    Country Escape  -  An indulgent country estate equipped with tennis courts, sauna, hot tub, spa, fine dining and luxurious suites.
    Kids Club  -  Professionally organised children's programme
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A modernised country house estate with extensive additional modern wings attached. Classic rooms feature high ceilings, sash windows and some with in-room free standing baths. An abundance of country pursuits and spoiling spa. Ideal for the quintessential British country experience. See More

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  • The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne Eastbourne 152 rooms from £199

    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    Eastbourne's 'White Palace' - a luxurious English seaside hotel. A host of facilities - spa, indoor and outdoor pools, award-winning restaurant, children's playroom. See More

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  • The Vineyard at Stockcross Newbury, Berkshire 49 rooms from £194

    Foodies  -  Head chef Daniel Galmiche specialises in classic french/Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist.
    Spa  -  Award wining spa with a wide range of therapies and treatments on offer.
    Sights nearby  -  10 minutes from Highclere Castle
    Great walks  -  On the South Downs
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    5* country escape close to Newbury in Berkshire, just an hour from London. A 30,000 strong wine cellar in a luxury hotel with award winning spa for the ultimate pampering. Spacious rooms and suites offer elegant comfort. The perfect country getaway for romance, girlie breaks or simply a great meal. See More

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  • Rhinefield House Hotel Brockenhurst 50 rooms from £135

    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pools
    Great walks  -  Situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park

    Gothic/tudor style country house hotel set in the depths of the New Forest. Beautiful gardens and traditionally done bedrooms. Dining to suit all tastes and leisure facilities including outdoor swimming pool and gym. See More

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  • Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa Climping, West Sussex 39 rooms from £339

    Romantic Break  -  Lovely spa with a wide range of treatments, couples side by side bath tubs and a wonderfully secluded feel.
    Country Escape  -  Cosy and luxurious interiors beckon you home from a day exploring the thirty acres of private parkland.
    Great walks  -  Enjoy lovely coastal walks directly from the property, or explore the Norman chapel on the grounds.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Arundel Castle and try your hand at jousting.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Atmospheric mock medieval house with award winning spa set amid 30 acres of private parkland with direct beach access. Large rooms feature high beamed ceilings, antique four poster beds and luxury bathrooms. Dine in equally sumptuous surrounds. Well positioned from London as a weekend get away. See More

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  • Pennyhill Park Hotel and The Spa Bagshot, Surrey 123 rooms from £335

    Spa  -  The fabulous spa boasts eight indoor and outdoor pools, plus canadian hot tubs, treatments and much more.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    Creeper clad 19th century country house hotel. Michelin-starred restaurant and award winning spa just half an hour from Heathrow. Country style with lavish facilities. See More

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  • Ashdown Park Hotel East Grinstead, East Sussex 106 rooms from £199

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    Country house hotel with excellent facilities for the whole family in Ashdown Forest. Acres of parkland, spa facilities, golf course, tennis courts. Award-winning restaurant with forest views. See More

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  • The Randolph Oxford 151 rooms from £206

    Great walks  -  Oxford's size makes it a wonderful city to explore on foot, wander the streets and soak up the history.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    Robustly elegant, quintessentially English and extremely comfortable, The Macdonald Randolph Hotel is perfectly situated on the corner of Beaumont Street and St Giles, within easy walking distance of enough historic sites to satiate the appetite of the most culturally hungry traveller. See More

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  • Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa Crawley, West Sussex 57 rooms from £200

    Total relaxation  -  This is truly a place to let go of it all, an oasis of luxorious suites, spa treatments, fine dining and picturesque grounds.
    Romantic Break  -  Inject a little romance into your weekend with two person tubs, enormous suites, tandem massages and candlelite dinners.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the 120 acre parklands and manicured gardens that surrround the property.
    Spa  -  Award winning spa with wide range of treatments.
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel, Tablet

    Boutique country house hotel, set in 120 acres of parkland. Recently refurbished rooms are generously proportioned and sinfully luxurious. Enjoy the fine dining options and champagne bar. Spoiling facilities include spa and pool. Slip back to a simpler time where your day stops for afternoon tea. See More

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  • Ockenden Manor Cuckfield, West Sussex 28 rooms from £179

    Foodies  -  The creative cuisine of Head Chef Stephen Crane has earned them a Michelin-Star, check out the seven-course Tasting Menu.
    Country Escape  -  Submerge yourself in this country house hotel, with every whim and comfort taken care of there is no need to leave.
    Great walks  -  This area boasts plenty of picturesque walks, ask your hosts to point out a few choice trails to follow.
    Views  -  To the South Downs

    This tranquil and historic manor house is just an hour from London, with lovely gardens, indoor and outdoor pool and Michelin star fine dining. Rooms exude comfort and style. Relax at the spa, explore the South Downs or sit with your favourite drink on the terrace. A beautiful mini-break location. See More

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  • Danesfield House Hotel and Spa Marlow-On-Thames, Buckinghamshire 75 rooms from £279

    Meeting Room  -  Numerous, whether you are planning for 4 people or 400
    Traditional  -  Country house feel
    Spa  -  The Spa Illuminata Danesfield House offers pool, hot tub, steam room and a vast range of face and body treatments
    Sights nearby  -  Pretty Thameside town Marlow is just 3 miles away, plus Windsor and Henley are close by
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    Romantic French style country house set in 65 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens leading down to the River Thames. 75 Individually designed rooms offer traditional or contemporary interiors and lovely views. Excellent restaurant and spa. Perfect for some downtime away from the city. See More

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  • Coworth Park Ascot, Berkshire 70 rooms from £320

    Restaurant  -  Michelin starred
    Spa  -  Conde Nast Best Destination Spa 2017
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    This elegant country retreat on London’s doorstep delivers the Dorchester Collection's signature of five-star luxury and discreet service. A grand spa and outdoor country pursuits provide a mix of indulgence and activity, while Restaurant Coworth Park offers Michelin starred British fare. See More

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  • Stoke Park Buckinghamshire 49 rooms from £265

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels

    Luxury Palladian mansion turned country hotel. Spa and country club with golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, award-winning restaurants. See More

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  • Chewton Glen New Milton, Hampshire 72 rooms from £325

    Exclusive offer  -  Spring offer until 20th March 2020
    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous country house spa, set in 130 acres of parkland at the edge of the magical New Forest.
    Great walks  -  Plenty of walking across the 130 acres of parkland, or head into the New Forest.
    Kids Club  -  All new The Beehive, available every weekend and school holidays
    Fishing  -  There is fishing available nearby, ask at the hotel for details.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    NB Temporarily Closed. Classic and superbly run country house hotel with great attention to detail and a wonderful spa close to the New Forest. Newly built, luxury tree-house bedrooms set high in a scenic valley with panoramic views. Imitable service, gourmet dining and The Beehive, kids club. See More

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  • Spread Eagle Hotel And Spa Midhurst, West Sussex 39 rooms from £190

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Handsome characterful medieval inn with four-poster beds, gourmet restaurant and contemporary spa in the pretty Sussex market town of Midhurst. History lovers and romantics will enjoy a weekend visit or mini break. See More

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  • Wallett's Court Country House Dover, NOT TO SHOW 17 rooms from £140

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Sawdays

    Old Jacobean manor house in country setting. Views over sweeping landscape towards white cliffs. Rustic bedrooms, spa, restaurant. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 29th June 2020