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It's time to get pampered; There's nothing like a spa break to bring the stress levels down, and we've picked 19 of the top spa hotels around the country. From a detoxifying facial to an opportunity to gossip with your friends in the sauna, each of these spas offers a range of treats and the chance to book an overnight stay - after all, what's the rush?

Bluestone National Park Resort 1 Where? The Grange, Canaston Wood, Martletwy, Narberth SA67 8DE.

What facilities are there? The Well Spa sits at the centre of the resort and facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, a salt inhalation room, hot brick and hot slate saunas, an ice room, plus marine and herbal steam rooms.

Must-have treatment? This skin softening body exfoliation treatment will transform your skin in just 25 minutes - leaving you smelling of apricots.

Details: www.bluestonewales.com The Celtic Manor Resort 2 Where? Coldra Woods, The Usk Valley, Caerleon, Newport NP18 1HQ. What facilities are there? The Forum Spa offers 16 treatment rooms, plus a range of saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, plunge pools and a relaxation pool overlooking the rooftop garden.

There are also the Ocius Treatment Rooms, which are situated in the Celtic Manor Golf Club, just up through the Roman Road golf course from the main hotel Must-have treatment? The Elemis Biotec Sensitive Skin Smoother is perfect for those with sensitive skin and it's extremely relaxing. The 50-minute treatment involves an oxygen infusion, red light therapy and calming antioxidants to leave skin feeling calm and smooth. Beware of the vast price difference though - it's PS50 Mondays to Thursdays and PS64 Fridays to Sundays.

Details: www.celtic-manor.com Corran Resort and Spa 3 Where? Marsh Rd, Laugharne SA33 4RS.

What facilities are there? A swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and several treatment rooms, a gym and a new relaxation room.

Must-have treatment? Their full body massage will take you to heaven! Promoting all over relaxation, this 55-minute treatment eases tight and tired muscles.

Details: www.thecorran.com Heronston Hotel and Spa 4 Where? Ewenny Road, Cardiff CF35 5AW.

What facilities are there? The new hotel spa includes a spa pool, sauna, steam room, an indoor heated pool with mood lighting and three treatments rooms.

Must-have treatment? The most popular treatment here is the back, neck and shoulder massage, costing PS28. Focusing on built up stress, this massage improves circulation, posture, flexibility and relieves tension headaches.

Details: www.bw-heronstonhotel.co.uk Hilton Cardiff 5 Where? Kingsway, Cardiff CF10 3HH.

What facilities are there? The Escape Spa includes beauty treatment rooms, a spa pool with jacuzzi, plus sauna, steam room and gym.

Must-have treatment? Go for the hot stone back, neck and shoulder massage where hot volcanic stones are used with massage techniques to ease muscle tension. It's PS45 for 25 minutes.

Details: www3.hilton.com 6 Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa Where? 24-26 Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 0DD.

What facilities are there? Spa Naturel Fitness has a full thermal suite, sauna, steam room, a range of treatment rooms and a 16 metre swimming pool.

Must-have treatment? Prior to your treatment, sign up for the 10-minute Spa Brush-up. Gentle sweeping strokes stimulate the blood and lymphatic circulation to promote the elimination of toxins, reduce cellulite and enhance your other treatments.

Details: www.mercure.com The Kinmel Hotel & Spa 7 Where? St George's Rd, Abergele LL22 9AS.

What facilities are there? The Kinspa includes a swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and aromatherapy rooms, a drench shower, a relaxation suite overlooking the local countryside and a six-room treatment suite.

Must-have treatment? The Elemis Hot Mineral Body Boost is a body massage wrap treatment, which stimulates every cell in the body, helping to remove toxins. It lasts 75 minutes and costs PS70. Details: www.thekinmel.co.uk Lake Country House Hotel 8 Where? Lake Country House Hotel, Llangammarch Wells, Powys LD4 4BS.

What facilities are there? The lakeside spa has a 15 metre pool, an outdoor hot tub on a deck overlooking the water, a sauna, steam room and four treatment rooms.

Must-have treatment? Get dirty with a detoxifying mud wrap. The body is smoothed with vitamin and mineral-rich mud that helps nourish and purify the skin. It's PS70 for 60 minutes.

Details: www.lakecountryhouse.co.uk Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa 9 Where? Llanwddyn, Powys SY10 0LY.

What facilities are there? A full thermal suite, including monsoon and mist experience showers, a salt steam room, sauna, ice fountain, jacuzzi spa pool and tepidarium couches.

Must-have treatment? We suggest spending some time in the salt stream, which uses the healing properties of salt and eucalyptus to relieve the aches and pains of daily life.

Details:www.lakevyrnwy.com Nant Ddu Lodge 10 Where? Cwm Taf, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HY.

What facilities are there? An 18-metre indoor swimming pool, a large hydrospa, plus sauna and steam room.

Must-have treatment? Eyes Bright is a rescue treatment which cools, sooths, tones and brightens eyes for that renewed sparkle. It's PS25 for 25 minutes.

Details: www.nant-ddu-lodge.co.uk Park Plaza Cardiff 11 Where? Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3AL.

What facilities are there? The Laguna Health & Spa has a 20 metre indoor pool, spa bath, steam room, relaxation lounge, a spa dining room and eight massage and treatment rooms.

Must-have treatment? Go for the Elemis Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap which combines the richness of sea plants and marine algae and helps refine the appearance of cellulite and relieve the discomfort of fluid retention. You get 70 minutes for PS67.

Details: www.parkplazacardiff.com Parkway Hotel and Spa 12 Where? Cwmbran Dr, Cwmbran NP44 3UW. What facilities are there? A pool, spa bath, sauna steam room and three treatment rooms, designed in a vintage colonial style.

Must-have treatment? The Heavenly Head and Scalp Massage, costing PS40 for 45 minutes, sounds heavenly.

Details: www.parkwayhotelandspa.com Quay Hotel & Spa 13 Where? Deganwy Quay, Deganwy, Conwy LL31 9DJ.

What facilities are there? A swimming pool with jacuzzi, aromatherapy steam room, sauna and chill out room are all included at this waterfront hotel..

Must-have treatment? Treat yourself to a Skin Radiance Facial which will pep up tired skin and give you a brighter and naturally radiant appearance. It lasts for 50 minutes and costs PS60.

Details: www.quayhotel.co.uk Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa 14 Where? Castle Street, Ruthin LL15 2NU.

What facilities are there? The Moat Spa sits in the castle's wooded grounds and offers a thermal suite with warm and hot tubs, a cold plunge tub, sauna, steam room and relaxation room.

Must-have treatment? Take your other half or best friend to enjoy the 45-minute Rasal Experience, which costs PS85 for two. It involves being smothered in mud treatments, a relaxing steam and a tropical shower. Details: www.ruthincastle.co.uk St Brides Spa Hotel 15 Where? St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot SA69 9NH.

What facilities are there? A full thermal suite with salt infusion room, sensation shower, aroma steam room, herbal rock sauna, ice fountain and marine hydro pool which is open air and has sea views. Must-have treatment? The St Brides De-stress Express costs PS75 for 50 minutes and combines two relaxing treatments - a facial and a back, neck and shoulder massage.

Details: www.stbridesspahotel.com St David's Hotel & Spa 16 Where? Havannah St, Cardiff CF10 5SD.

What facilities are there? The Marine Spa has an indoor swimming pool with a water corridor leading to swan neck fountains, hydrotherapy spa pools, and a sauna and steam room.

Must-have treatment? Treat yourself to the Divine Spa Day which includes a 40-minute deep cleansing back treatment, 25-minute facial and a 25-minute nail shape and polish. It's PS105 per person.

Details: www.thestdavidshotel.com 17 St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club Where? St Pierre Park, Chepstow NP16 6YA.

What facilities are there? The Beauty Rooms host an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and spa bath.

Must-have treatment? Try the ZenSpa Pedicure Deluxe for PS44 which is a pedicure with the added benefits of thermal heated booties for deeper penetration of oils and creams. It lasts for 75 minutes so is the perfect pick-me-up for tired feet.

Details: www.marriott.co.uk 18 Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel & Spa Where? Llangefni LL77 7UR What facilities are there? The thermal suite at the 19th century manor house includes an experience shower, a herbal sauna, an ice fountain and a salt inhalation therapy room, plus a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Must-have treatment? We love the sound of the Anglesey Salt Polish Relaxer - well, when in Anglesey... The hour-long full body exfoliation, costing PS60, includes a back, shoulder and neck massage using either a soothing blossom or uplifting herbal balm.

Details: www.treysgawen-hall.co.uk 19 The Vale Resort Where? Hensol Park, Hensol CF72 8JY.

What facilities are there? The popular golfing resort - which is also the base of the Welsh rugby team - has 19 treatment rooms, and three relaxation zones - the chill zone (full of leather sofas and glossy magazines), the float zone (think water beds and gently trickling water features) and the slumber zone (complete with shimmering lanterns and sumptuous quilts). You'll also find a pool, jacuzzi, saunas and steam rooms in Wales' largest spa.

Must-have treatment? Enjoy a Clarins Aromatic Balancer facial which costs PS60 for 55 minutes and will rebalance and coax your skin back to life.

Details: www.vale-hotel.com
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