Tuesday, 19 January 2016

My Trip To The Bath Thermae Spa

Last week it was my friend's birthday so we decided to have a trip to Bath and visit the Thermae Spa. For those of you who don't know Bath is home to natural thermal springs that were discovered hundreds of years ago. The waters have been enjoyed by Celts, Romans, Saxons, Georgians and many people today.

In the waters you can find over 42 different minerals. In 2006 the spa was restored and over 1 million litres of the water flow from the springs every day and are used in the Thermae Bath Spa. The water is nicely heated to 33.5 C. 

The Thermae is award winning and there are over 40 spa treatments and packages available. You can bathe in the Minerva bath, the open air rooftop pool and go in the steam rooms too. 

Open air rooftop pool

Minerva bath

The spa is located right in the middle of Bath and is very easy to find. On arrival you are given a robe, towel and slippers to wear around the spa. There are plenty of changing rooms and free lockers available. A word of warning, the spa is really strict about people taking in phones, so for all you selfie lovers out there be careful as you will get told off.

We went for the Thermae Treat package which was £72.00. You get 3 hours in the spa, which includes a back massage and facial or back massage, head and foot massage. I had a back, foot and head massage, which was very relaxing. It was so relaxing I nearly fell asleep. 

Other treatments you can have include hot stones spa therapy, body wraps and hot bath treatments.

I really enjoyed going in the spa pools. The water is naturally heated and is so nice and warm. The roof top pool was my favorite. It's basically an outdoor pool on the roof. It felt really weird going in an outdoor pool in the middle of January. The cold air outside never bothered me either and the water was nicely heated. Be careful when getting out, the cold really does hit you then. Fortunately inside wasn't that far away. I definitely recommend going to this pool in the evening as watching the sunset over Bath is something you don't want to miss.

We went in the Minerva bath too which was just as good. I'm pretty sure it's the same temperature as the rooftop one but for some reason it felt warmer. It might be due to the outdoor air making it feel cooler.

I really enjoyed my trip to the spa and definitely recommend it.

Here are the prices for the spa

Thermae Welcome (2 hour spa session and robe, towel, slippers)

  • Monday - Friday £34.00
  • Sat and Sunday £37.00
  • Additional hour on Saturday and Sunday £10.00

There are different packages available that include different treatments. Check out their website for more info.

There is even a gift shop too that sells all sorts of skincare products you can enjoy at home.


8 comments:

  1. Oh wow that looks amazing! Youre so lucky to have experienced this. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Yeah it was great, I definitely recommend x

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  2. I have to say that this sounds wonderful. We have been to Bath and I looked at information about the Thermae Baths, but it wasn't possible for us as we had the kids with us! What a lovely way to spend a birthday and so relaxing too.

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    1. I really enjoyed it, the water is so relaxing x

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  3. I have wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. I didn't go when I went to Bath at Christmas. Do you think then that it is worth the money Hannah?

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    1. Definitely. If you don't want to spend a lot, then just go for the time in the water. Its definitely good to treat yourself x

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