The first thing you notice are the beautiful grounds which are very artistic. It is an old townhouse and a decadent day spa venue with friendly, welcoming staff.
I have been vegan for a while now, and I was amazed to find that the spa had a full vegan menu as well as the regular one. They also have a vegetarian menu and a gluten free menu. It’s a proper health spa, so they are really accommodating when it comes to all dietary requirements.
There was a really good soup that I loved, and there was a good selection of food available. There was a salad bar as well, which was extensive, and I had a few mocktails, but they do have cocktails as well. They cater for everything and I couldn’t fault the service, it was wonderful.
On the right of reception you head into the changing rooms and then into the spa. In the changing rooms there are lots of products to try before you buy in the shop, but my highlight in the spa was the thermal experience showers. I haven’t seen showers like them before; they were lovely.
The facilities included a rose steam room, a salt steam room, more experience showers, a foot spa, a swimming pool with an outdoor area and two hot tubs, all surrounded by artificial trees with glowing lights.
It was the best treatment that I have ever had, so much so that I fell asleep. The Shell Recovery Massage uses hot and cold shells to really get into aching muscles. It was wonderful, I have never fallen asleep in a treatment but I was so relaxed. The problem is that as a result, I can’t really tell you more!
Although it all feels very remote, it’s surprisingly easy to get to. If you’re going to get the train from London it’s Kings Cross to Newark and then it’s about 20 minutes from the station in a taxi. Of course you can drive as well.
It’s my favourite spa that I have been to so far. The service is great and it’s also huge so it’s brilliant for groups of any size. You could go on your own, as a couple or as a group and you would still have a wonderful time!
– Spend some time in the experience showers.
– Explore the different menus, you might find something new and different to try!
– Go with friends – It’s a great group venue, it’s huge and brilliant to visit with friends.