When you arrive, there’s the long driveway leading to the spa’s outdoor area where guests can relax in nicer weather, which is a beautiful introduction. As a Bannatyne spa, there is also an extensive gym in addition to the newly refurbished spa.
An extensive experience set over two floors, Bannatyne Kingsford Park’s standout spa features include a mud rasul for two, a waterbed room for pre or post treatment with five beds, and a heated lounger relaxation room with tiled heated beds and relaxing lighting that changes colour. That’s in addition to the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
There’s a manicure and pedicure room that can accommodate up to five people, and next to that there is an Elemis shop with a big retail area. When you go upstairs you will find the treatment rooms. The rooms are adaptable so some can accommodate three people at a time and they can treat around 18 people in total at once in a combination of dual, single and adjoining rooms. There are also two Elemis suites for advanced treatments including non-surgical Biolift facials.
There’s a spa cafe on site as well, which has a slightly separate area within the main restaurant, that can allow a visiting group to be together with a little more privacy. It’s open for lunch, dinner and the bits in between, and serves British comfort food using locally sourced ingredients.
Despite Bannatyne’s acknowledged reputation for gyms, Bannatyne Kingsford Park is very much a spa experience rather than treatments within a gym, and crucially it feels like a proper spa. The fact that it also has lovely grounds so you can wander inside and out in your robe in the good weather as an added bonus as well.