5 Ways to Relax and Unwind on a Spa Staycation Holiday in Cheltenham

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Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, Cheltenham is the perfect place to visit for a staycation holiday and a chance to focus on your health and wellbeing.

The picturesque town has been established as a spa resort since 1716, following the discovery of mineral springs and their natural benefits. Now more than ever, it’s important to take time to look after your mind, body and soul, and this spa town offers plenty of ways to relax.

But if you need further persuasion, we’ve listed our five favourite luxurious ways to relax and unwind on a spa staycation holiday in Cheltenham…

1. Retreat to Elan Spa

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Just a short drive from Cheltenham and set in eight acres of stunning countryside grounds, The Greenway Hotel and Spa is home to the sumptuous Elan Spa. An oasis of tranquillity and bliss, step inside our spa and indulge your senses once again.

Although things may look a little different at Elan Spa, your wellbeing and relaxation remains our primary focus. Take a dip in our hydrotherapy pool and alfresco hot tub, or soothe aching muscles in our sauna, steam room and sanarium. All visits to Elan Spa and leisure facilities, including our pool, will need to be pre-booked.

2. Shop till you drop

As well as its reputation as a luxurious spa resort, Cheltenham is also recognised as a key shopping destination that’s perfect for a weekend where retail therapy is a must-do part of any spa staycation holiday.

Naturally falling into quarters, Cheltenham offers traditional shopping streets alongside. A mix of High Street brands and unique independent retailers on The Promenade, Montpellier and Bath Road. Enjoy an afternoon winding your way around the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and pubs.

3. Book a rejuvenating treatment

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Inspired by our wonderful Cotswold location, Elan Spa at The Greenway combines Gloucestershire countryside chic and opulence with its exposed brickwork, historic beams, jewel rich colours and decadent ESPA products.

Enjoy treatments such as a hot stone massage, full body massage, or treat yourself with an ORLY pedicure and manicure – the choice is yours! To discover all our available treatments, please view our spa brochure.

4. Indulge in Afternoon Tea

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What spa weekend would be complete without the sweet taste of Afternoon Tea? Choose from a variety of tempting cream teas, full afternoon teas and for that extra touch of luxury, our sparkling Afternoon Teas. It’s the perfect way to unwind and indulge on a spa staycation holiday in the Cotswolds!

You can now also enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea on our terrace or served as a picnic on a sunny day. Explore our beautiful landscaped gardens and glorious grounds. We can tell you our favourite spots or you can simply wander and find yours. Book your table online or call us to pre-order your picnic on 01242 862352.

5. Reap the rewards of a refreshing walk


The Cotswolds is a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, which means it offers plenty of enjoyable scenic , fresh air strolls on a spa weekend. Take the time to really enjoy this beautiful British countryside… Soak up the views, pack a picnic and take some time out from the hustle and bustle.

From Crickley Hill to Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle, there are plenty of accessible walking routes to choose from. After a day outside exploring the natural wonders of the Cotswolds, retreat to our spa and soothe your aching muscles.

Feeling inspired to book your spa staycation holiday at The Greenway Hotel? Discover our Mini Spa Days or book a luxurious room in our 16th Century country manor house.

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