Step into Harrogate's famed Turkish bathhouse and be transported back in time. Restored to its former Victorian-era glory, it's one of only seven such buildings in the UK that retains its authentic character, function and charm. The elegant architecture is reason enough to don your cossie; stand in awe of the vaulted and arched ceilings, colourful Moorish walls and mosaic and marble terrazzo floors. Best of all, the spa operates in much the same fashion as it did when it opened over a century ago. Embark on a journey through a sequence of heated rooms, from the tepidarium (warm room) to caldarium (hot room) and finally the laconium (hottest room) - constructed to detox, stimulate circulation and energise your body. Not everything, however, is rooted in the past. Be seduced by a range of modern therapies from Comfort Zone, Jessica, Fake Bake and Germaine de Capuccini.
Harrogate Turkish Baths & Health Spa is part of the following Editors' Picks:
"Everyone should experience the delights of a Turkish Bath once in their lifetime. Send your mum back to the Victorian-era to be scrubbed with spices, wrapped in Sybarite silk and pummelled on a hot slab of stone – all beneath arched ceilings and Moorish mosaics. An hour and a half later, she’s guaranteed to emerge euphoric, rose tea in hand and with a face full of Turkish Delight. The Turkish Delight treatment is available Monday –Friday only."
"Comfort Zone at Harrogate Turkish baths Step back into Victorian-era grandeur at this famed Turkish bathhouse that's been restored to its former glory. Arrive early to make the most of the traditional wet-heat facilities by spending time in the tepidarium (warm room) caldarium (hot room) and finally the laconium (hottest room), taking cold plunges between each room. Once you're relaxed and squeaky-clean, try a Comfort Zone Hydramemory facial, a deeply moisturising therapy with hibiscus and honey to retain moisture in your skin."
"For centuries people have turned to Turkish baths to improve circulation, cleanse the skin and strengthen the immune system but they’re also a relaxing way of detoxing. Set in the UK’s most popular spa town you will find an Aladdin’s cave of Turkish baths with three different levels of heated rooms to choose from; Tepidarium (warm), the Calidarium (hot) and Laconium (hottest). For the best results brave the plunge pool to flush out those toxins!"
"Wooing spa guests from around the globe, this wonderfully preserved Victorian baths is an ideal spot for shedding excess stones. Within the ornate walls is a series of charming heated rooms designed to take you on a historical detox journey. Thanks to the stunning sequence of tepidarium (warm room); caldarium (hot room) and laconium (hottest room) the idea is to gradually build up the heat intensity and promote circulation and ‘sweating’."
Information on Harrogate Turkish Baths & Health Spa , Royal Baths , Parliament Street , Harrogate
Credit Cards Accepted: Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed: 25th, 26th Dec, 1st Jan and Bank Hols
Child Friendly: Children over 16 welcome
Female Guests Only: No
Dog Friendly: No
Accreditation/Awards: Good Spa Guide 4 Bubbles
Frigidarium, Hot Room Chambers - Tepidarium, Calidarium, Laconium, Plunge Pool, Fountain Spa Pool, Steam Room, Treatment rooms, Winter Garden Lounge and café area
Body treatments: Eastern Temptation, Eastern Indulgence, Royal Baths Stately Retreat, Aromatic Exfoliation, Algae Detox, Spa Remineralising Wrap, Silk Scalp Therapy, Deluxe Chocolate Wrap, Spa Total Hydration, Natural Organic Ritual, Monticelli Mud Detox, Body Strategist and Nutritional, Dry Flotation Spa Treatment, Complementary and Alternative Therapies including Reiki and Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy. Packages available, Facial treatments: Vit C., Timexpert Rides, Excel Therapy O2 (Anti-Ageing), Turkish Prescription, Hydramemory, Skin Resonance, Glorious Skin, Active Pureness, Jessica Nails and GELeration nails, Eyecare including: tints and shaping, Waxing, Massage including Hot Stone Therapy, Indian Head, Turkish Aromatic, Placid Paradise, Swedish Relaxation
Jessica Natural Nails, Fake Bake Gold, Germaine de Capuccini, Comfort Zone from Italy
|Local Directions:||The Turkish Baths & Health Spa is located at the bottom of Parliament Street on the left hand side. This is a 5-10 minute walk from the Bus and Train Stations and the centre of town and only 5 minutes from Harrogate International Conference Centre.|
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Tue 01 Jan 2013 – Tue 31 Dec 2013
We can create a hen party of total indulgence for you and your friends leaving you feeling pampered and completely relaxed. And don’t worry about your outfit for this special day – you will have use of our fluffy white bathgowns … with compliments! When booking a party of ten or
more, the Hen and Chief Bridesmaid go free. Not available on Saturdays.
Wed 01 May 2013 – Fri 31 May 2013
A decadent ritual to rest the mind, body and soul using the signature
range from Comfort Zone - ‘Tranquillity’. Mind and body are deeply relaxed whilst circulation is improved and skin left beautifully
hydrated and toned.
Review of Harrogate Turkish Baths & Health Spa
Posted on by AmandaType of travel: Couples
It was my first visit to the famous Turkish baths and I wasn't sure what to expect. It is very different to a traditional spa that there are no jacuzzis or swimming pools but that means it offers a very unique experience. A helpful assistant instructs you on the appropriate way to use the facilities, which begins in the steam room. Once you feel you are getting too warm then you brave the icy cold plunge pool - the best way to do this is get in as quickly as possible and swim a couple of fast laps. After a few seconds it doesn't feel as cold as your body is full of heat from the steam room.
After this you enter the first warm room where you can relax on loungers and read a book. After around 20 minutes you will start to feel too warm again so it's back to the plunge pool where you begin to find it a little more comfortable as you are now even warmer than before. This process is repeated with two more hotter rooms and we found it was quite pleasant to swim for a while in the plunge pool after the hottest room.
Each scheduled session is around 2 hours and you will need this much time if you want to repeat the process again, starting with the steam room. I found my skin felt very soft and clean after and I felt very relaxed.
The baths are conveniently located in the city centre, making it perfect for those visiting by train or bus... A perfect activity to do before visiting some of the great restaurants in Harrogate.
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