The Gainsborough Bath Spa
This place dates back to the 1800s, when Bath was really in its Austen-era heyday. While its sturdy, neo-classical framework hasn't changed, things look a little different inside today. Clad with sharp-as-you-like art-deco mirrors and upholstered in shades of moody aubergine and sopping wet clay - courtesy of New York-based Champalimaud Design, we should add - this hotel is the place to go for classic luxury. The spa itself is a patchwork of 11 treatment rooms which sit around a classical bathhouse teaming with thermal pools.
Beau Street, Bath, BA1 1QY, UK