6 hotel gyms that will motivate you to workout on a staycation

Fitness, Travel

Gone are the days when hotels shoved a treadmill in a broom cupboard and called it a gym. Now, fitness-minded travellers are well-catered for as they look to maintain their healthy lifestyle while on holiday. Here’s our pick of the best hotel gyms around the UK…

Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Devon

Finally, a hotel gym we can get really excited about. Salt Gymnasia at Woolacombe Bay Hotel in North Devon is a playground for workout warriors with its state-of-the-art equipment including 10 VersaClimber machines. Dark lighting and industrial-style decor create the amped-up atmosphere of a boutique studio and the perfect setting for a sweaty session.

Sopwell House, St Albans

The big news at Sopwell House, a luxury hotel set in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, is its brand new £14 million spa and fitness centre. The gym is equipped with high-spec cardio strength and training machines, a zoned area for weight training and has views across the grounds.

The Lanesborough, London

Could this be the most boujee hotel gym ever? We think so. The Lanesborough, in London’s Knightsbridge, takes luxury to the next level with its mirror-lined fitness studio kitted out with a TRX zone, free weights, punch bags, spin bikes and more. As you can imagine, the spa facilities are also utterly fabulous.

Native Manchester, Manchester


Native is a new aparthotel in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter and although it doesn’t strictly have its own gym, fitness fanatics are well-catered for. On the ground floor of the warehouse project is a boutique gym created by fitness brand BLOK offering a plethora of classes from boxing and barre to power yoga. The space is cool AF and there’s an in-house cafe too selling juices and smoothies.

St Martins Lane, London

St Martins Lane, located in London’s Covent Garden, has teamed up with GymBox so guests can have unlimited use of its mega fitness studio during their stay. Set in a former underground cinema just across the road from the hotel, facilities include a huge gym floor combining the latest in strength and cardio equipment, nightly resident DJs, a boxing ring and cycle studio. And the added extra? The hotel will wash your sweaty gym kit for free. Result.

The Varsity Hotel, Cambridge

Not only does The Varsity have a prime riverside location in the centre of Cambridge its fitness facilities are pretty great too. The gym has a New York loft look with exposed brickwork and beams and is fitted with amenities galore including cardio and weights machines and a squat rack. It also offers daily fitness classes, such as spin and Pilates.

By Sam

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