I don’t think this spa quite qualifies as a “spa” exactly. Although it does have a steam room by the pool and a couple of treatment rooms, it seems to be more focussed on fitness rather than relaxation.
There were so many people in the changing rooms getting ready for fitness classes and to use the gym that it was rather chaotic in the build up to the actual “relaxation”. Upon entering the pool (which was lukewarm at best), there were several babies having private swimming lessons - each of which were continuously screaming with sheer unhappiness. It didn’t exactly have a feel of a spa still by this point. The steam room was small, based within the changing rooms, and people had to squeeze in where possible. There was no jacuzzi or anywhere to sit and relax, and everything just seemed so busy and chaotic. Overall, I really didn’t think much of the facilities.
The treatments were great. The facial and massage were lovely, and my therapist was really nice. My partner had the same treatments too and felt they were enjoyable but he didn’t quite leave feeling relaxed.
We didn’t spend too long in the facilities due to how chaotic they were and decided that despite having paid for a whole day, we were going to leave early and just have lunch that was also included in the voucher. The set menu in the 108 Brasserie offered very little choice, which we had expected as we were not ‘paying’ guests (although we had paid for the whole experience already). We both chose cod as a main, as the only other options were a salad or a veggie dish, which was not too bad, but wasn’t anything too special. It was exceedingly watery, but the butter beans in sauce that came with it were really nice. The desserts were lovely however, and the staff were kind enough to bring us a complimentary dessert platter due to it being our anniversary, which we felt was really a nice touch. Service was fine, and staff were attentive.
Altogether, we didn’t feel quite satisfied with this trip, having felt like it really didn’t warrant the full price of the voucher that my partner had bought. We were rather disappointed as it certainly wasn’t value for money and really wasn’t quite how we had hoped. If you’re looking for relaxation, I wouldn’t recommend The Third Space, as it’s just far to busy. It’s more of a fitness centre for those slightly wealthier, and it’s not exactly the spa it is pegged as besides the fact that there are treatment rooms in the beauty parlour in the basement.