We all need a little time to ourselves, and while a spa day or break with friends and loved ones is a joyous occasion, it’s actually also the perfect occasion to hear the sound of your own thoughts for a change, relax by the pool with a good book and have some ultimate me-time, which is exactly what Marketing Manager Vicky Benning did on a solo break to Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes. This is what she discovered…
First things first, you really can’t judge a book by its cover because what appears to be a unremarkable contemporary building on the outside houses the most incredibly high standards on the inside. Y Spa at Wyboston Lakes really understands customer service, and that is characterised in everything from the clean cut design to the new concierge service that they introduced this April to offer the highest level of service and hospitality to guests of the hotel, the Waterfront Restaurant and the award-winning Y Spa under the watchful eye of Head Concierge Cristian Lambourne.
In the final phase of the £1million bedroom refurbishment project, the hotel at Wyboston Lakes and as a result has now opened up its Deluxe Oceania bedrooms to guests, which I highly recommend upgrading to. Instead of putting information into a booklet it’s all on a tablet for modern convenience, and as a whole they add that extra level of luxury which we all seem to think about on a romantic mini-break but never really treat ourselves to, but what could be more important than giving yourself a well-earned decadent treat? They have individual coffee machines in the room which for me is the start of a perfect morning, and in the bathrooms products are by Elemis so you get that spa feeling even when you’re having a shower. If I learned one thing from spending time here I would say that if you’re going to do a solo break it’s worth doing it properly and giving yourself the little extras you wouldn’t normally spend money on.
The whole point of this experience is that it’s all about you and at no point is that more evident than in the spa which is all about time out. There are lots of different places to relax and unwind in so I would definitely suggest taking a good book with you so that you can make the most of your time alone – I don’t know about you but I never seem to have quite enough time on a daily basis to just read and it’s something that seems to be very good for the soul. Also I know that when our friend and TV presenter Anna Williamson visited she was a big fan of the sleep rooms so do check those out. That said there is also an incredible thermal suite and an outdoor hydrotherapy pool and some beautiful treatments, so do make this the main focus of your experience. There is a pool that’s better for swimming lengths if you want some proper exercise while you’re here, but it is in the leisure centre over the road and is a very different experience to the luxurious spa.
I have always taken great pleasure in having time to myself but I think for anyone who is a little nervous about it, a spa day or break is the perfect thing to do because it keeps you entertained and you have purpose, but the whole point is to relax and unwind and be at peace, so at no point is there an opportunity to feel awkward. Y Spa in particular is a wonderful place to experience, it’s not heavily romantic, although I would recommend it for groups, friends and mother/daughter breaks as well as solo travellers; it’s just an incredibly welcoming, friendly environment that comes in at reasonable rates and proves a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I certainly came away from it feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world again!
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