NileGuide Expert Says:
The Thermae Bath Spa has quickly become one of the city’s best-loved and most widely known attractions, and not without good reason. Even the most stressed person leaves the baths feeling relaxed.
The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath St, Bath, United Kingdom
NileGuide Expert tip:
Stop for coffee in the Springs Café and Restaurant and your allowed time will be extended. Your RDF wristband will "know" you've been there and so will allow you more time in which to enjoy the spa and to change. Avoid the spa on a Saturday if at all possible as it fills up with hen parties and day-trippers. If you have to visit on a Saturday make sure you get there early. The queues can be far from relaxing.
Every Bath resident has an opinion about the Thermae Bath Spa, which eventually opened in 2006, four years later than planned. Most have nothing but praise for the sophisticated complex, although some complain that it is too modern for Bath. In fact the modernisation of the hot baths has been completed very successfully to a high standard and is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The Thermae Bath Spa caters to all needs and budgets. Those who are watching the pennies can pay £22 to enjoy an ample two-hour spa session that gives access to the famous roof-top pool, steam pods and foot spas, and the spacious Minerva bath. Those who want to splash the cash however can have an all-day spa session including meals, and can enjoy treatments from an extremely varied selection on offer. They range from the more traditional full body massage to the more unusual Chocolate Indulgence and foot massage. No matter how much time and money you choose to spend at the spa you will leave it feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.