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Newly announced AA Best UK Spas accreditation awarded to Galgorm

Galgorm resort and spa

Galgorm has been revealed today, Tuesday 5th December, as the only Northern Ireland spa to receive the newly announced AA Best UK Spas accreditation.

AA Hotel & Hospitality Services has proudly announced the launch of its new initiative, the Spa Awards that recognises and celebrates the standards of 174 hotel spa facilities across the UK.   

Following a careful selection process, the AA inspectors have identified the best spa experiences across the country.

Galgorm resort and spa

Inspired by an idyllic woodland location perched along the River Maine, and described as "Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel" Galgorm plays host to the renowned Spa. A haven for the certified zen-seeker, wellness warriors and first-time spa-goers alike, The Spa at Galgorm combine award-winning spa facilities and professional service to create an environment where tranquility can flourish. 

The famed Thermal Spa Village, the first of its kind in Ireland, is the jewel in the crown of Galgorm. Inspired by the understated beauty of the landscape, natural wood and a palette of hues inspired by nature piece together in harmony to deliver a feeling of restfulness and calm. Manicured gardens reveal meandering paths that lead you on your journey of rediscovery

By spotlighting exceptional spa offerings across the UK, the AA’s spa awards provide consumers with a definitive guide to the highest quality and rejuvenating hotel retreats the country has to offer.  

Galgorm resort and spa

AA-rated hotels with a AA Best UK Spa accreditation are synonymous with unparalleled luxury and wellness. These establishments exemplify excellence in spa services, setting the standard for outstanding wellness experiences. The AA Best UK Spa designation signifies a commitment to exceptional quality, impeccable service, and a holistic approach to rejuvenation. 

What sets these spas apart is their dedication to delivering transformative experiences that extend beyond traditional spa offerings. Whether nestled in the heart of the countryside or gracing city skylines, these spas pair sumptuous accommodation with cutting-edge wellness practices. With a meticulous focus on relaxation and rejuvenation, hotels with AA Best UK Spas are sanctuaries of serenity, providing an oasis where guests can escape the rigours of daily life.

Galgorm resort and spa

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media, is enthusiastic about the impact this initiative will have on the industry:

"We are thrilled to unveil this scheme, which not only celebrates the best spas in the UK but also benchmarks the industry. Joining the spa award is an opportunity for hotels to showcase their excellent spa facilities and attract guests seeking the utmost in relaxation and luxury." 


Consumers can see the full curated collection of the finest spa experiences including all AA Best UK Spas and AA Recommended Spa awards on the AA’s travel website at There’s so many to enjoy over the festive period and New Year and well into 2024. 


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