There is nowhere better than a spa when it comes to hiding away from the world for a little rest and relaxation.

From slumber lounges to massages and hot tubs to steam rooms, it’s difficult to want to leave these peaceful havens after staying for a day or two.

If you have been thinking about booking your first (or next) spa day in County Durham then look no further.

Here’s a round-up of some of the best in the area according to their Tripadvisor reviews.

Some of the best spas in County Durham

Headlam Hall Hotel & Rural Retreat

Location: Hall Country Hotel & Spa, Headlam, Darlington, DL2 3HA

Rating: 4.5/5 out of 1,111 reviews

Someone commented: “I recently visited Headlam Hall with friends on a one night Spa Break. We couldn’t fault anything. Staff were professional and very helpful right from booking process to check out. Spa and rooms were spotless and food was excellent. Great value for money, we would certainly recommend and plan to return again.”

This person added: “Stayed here Friday night recommended by a friend and what a lovely find this was!

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“Such a beautiful hotel, amazing food lovely spa area and lovely staff.

“The Staff went out of their way to cater for my egg intolerance even had vegan sticky toffee pudding for dessert, i always find it hard to eat in certain places and everything was perfect!

“Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet relaxing stay.”

Ramside Hall Hotel

Location: Ramside Hall, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

Rating: 4/5 out of 3,918 reviews

A recent visitor put: “We have just returned from a lovely stay at Ramside Hall, which included a twilight spa package with food in the Fusion restaurant. How [our] room was spacious and very clean with a lovely view over the golf course. The Fusion restaurant was excellent with really good service. We would stay again.”

One customer commented: “Overnight spa break bought as a present from our children. From arriving to leaving was perfect. Amazing premium room has by you could need. Immaculately clean. View over golf course. Onto spa are. Lovely robes and flip flops provided. So relaxing. Outdoor heated pool lit up beautifully at night. Meal at rib room amazing although you had to pay extra for sides which are t included. Early morning in the hydro pool. Very relaxing. Breakfast fabulous in fusion. All staff very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.”

Seaham Hall

Location: Hall, Lord Byrons Walk, Seaham, SR7 7AG

Rating: 5/5 out of 2,407 reviews

One spa guest shared: “If you haven't yet tried Seaham Hotel you need to now, the [w]hole stay/spa/food was exceptional, blows all other local spas out of the water, no hidden extra charges neither like some do. Unbelievable.”

This couple wrote: “We had a lovely stay at Seaham Hall for our mini-moon. The hotel and the rooms are just beautiful, very spacious, well designed and the staff were incredible. We were very impressed with the spa and had a treatment each. The food in the Ozone restaurant was lovely. 10/10. We will definitely be returning!”

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The Manor House Hotel and Spa

Location: Front St, West Auckland, Bishop Auckland, DL14 9HW

Rating: 3.5/5 out of 1,532 reviews

An account wrote: “We booked via a two course lunch with spa R&R package. It was absolutely lovely. The food was to a high standard, the staff were really friendly, I had a great masseuse and the massage had me completely relaxed. It had plenty of amenities (pool, retreat, massage area, steam room, sauna). This is the best spa I have experienced so far!”

Redworth Hall Hotel

Location: Surtees Road, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6NL

Rating: 4/5 out of 6,528 reviews

This husband and wife said: “We visited The Retreat today as part of my birthday present. My husband had a back neck and head massage with the lovely Chloe. And I had a facial and neck massage with the lovely Becca.

“Omg amazinggggg the nicest facial ever and head massage heaven.My husband loved his massage he didn’t want to get off the bed.

“If staying at Redworth Hall it’s a must to book in for a treatment, or even just passing lovely girls such a lovely relaxing experience just what is needed to start the weekend off pure bliss highly recommend.”