Superb views of the beautiful Devon coast do wonders for inner peace. So do spas. Scenery and spas are both on hand at these hotels in Torquay, a seaside town on the English Riviera. 

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Cary Arms & Spa

Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The charming Cary Arms is scenically set overlooking Babbacombe Bay, a minute's walk to the beach. The stunning seaside location all but assures a relaxing getaway, and features like a cozy lounge with fireplace, an inviting pub, and an on-site spa simply dial up the peaceful and quaint atmosphere. Opened in late 2016, Cary Arms' spa offers a hydrotherapy pool and two treatment rooms, as well as a sauna, steam room, and an aromatherapy and phototherapy shower. The spa menu offers a variety of Thalgo treatments.


The Headland Hotel & Spa

Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Originally built as a private summer house for Nicholas Romanov -- the last tsar of Russia -- this grand Victorian villa certainly boasts one Torquay's more impressive heritages. A storied history doesn't prevent the property from evolving: The hotel spa was completed in early 2016 and includes hydro pools, a sauna, steam room, hot tub, and lounge with coastal views. There is also a small fitness center available for guests' use. Though the spa is relatively new, other areas of the hotel could use a refresh; Cary Arms is overall much more contemporary and fresh.


The Imperial Torquay

Torquay, English Riviera, Devon, England, United Kingdom

This historic clifftop property offers gorgeous views of the Devon coast and a good number of facilities for the price. The mid-range hotel has a decent-sized outdoor pool with terraced sundecks and beautiful sea views. The Imperial's outdoor pool is a a huge plus over the Headland, which doesn't have one, but the Headland's new spa facilities ultimately give it the edge. The Imperial also an indoor pool, as well as a hot tub, sauna, and solarium. Other wellness facilities include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and a spa offering various treatments utilizing Decleor products, including facials, massages, and manicures.