I booked a night away deal, including a massage each, meal allowance, and breakfast the next morning, upgraded to the superior room, and has access to all facilities for my boyfriends birthday, and it didn’t disappoint, although it wasn’t flawless. I always give very honest, and detailed reviews, so I hope your sitting comfortably!
We were greeted by a very friendly informative lady, 10/10 service! She told us everything we possibly needed to know. We went up to our superior room, which was lovely! No complaints at all. The decor was nice, nice big TV, tea making facilities, hairdryer, lovely bathroom, all lovely!
We then went down to the spa for our massages. Unfortunately we had to have our massages individually, wereas we were expecting to have them together as couples do, so we waited outside for each other. This wasn’t an issue for us, but other people may want to know this. The massage room was lovely, smelt nice, nice relaxing music. And the massage itself was nice and relaxing. Very soft and calming. The young lady was lovely, we chatted throughout. If your after a nice deep hard massage I wouldn’t advise getting one here, kind of felt like a rub over, but for me it was very nice and relaxing. So the only recommendation i’d give here is the option to have massages together.
After our treatments, we went for a swim, steam room and sauna. It was lovely! And it had a water fountain which was nice, we were able to have a cold drink after the sauna and steam room. The spa is nice and dim, very romantic. The pool was small but it was quiet so it wasn’t a problem. 10/10 for the spa!
After the spa, we went for a shower and got ready for our evening meal. I do have one complaint! They don’t provide hair conditioner! After a swim, sauna and steam room, conditioner is a must for any female with long hair! As you can imagine, getting ready didn’t go smoothly, but I got there in the end lol! So gents, If your taking your lady away, pack a bottle of conditioner! They do provide shampoo and shower cream. The shower was nice and powerful, and there was plenty of towels available. You can also get robes and slippers for £5 each from reception.
Food was nice. Basic but nice. Not the type of food you should wait an hour for! We asked for chips with our glazed chicken instead of a sweet potato mixture. It didn’t look great, very basic, tasted nice but less than I expected. My favourite dessert is sticky toffee pudding, which was on the menu, so of course I ordered it! It was presented lovely, but there was no toffee sauce? It was the driest sticky toffee pudding I’ve ever had (and I have them very often). I’m aware they were very busy in the kitchen, as there were lots of complaints about the time people were waiting, getting the wrong food etc, so I guess the sauce was just forgotten about? I ate it anyway as I’m not a complainer! Anyways. I’d give the food a 7/10, very basic with things that defiantly needing to be added. But all the staff were friendly :)
They were showing a big foodball game in the bar,
So after food the other half was in his elements watching that, which finished right before love island started (bonus)! So we then went to our room to watch it in bed :)
The bed, OMG! Best night sleep I’ve ever had! I never have a good sleep, and I’m usually up at 6am even on a day off. We almost missed breakfast! 8:45am I woke! Over the moon haha! We got ready super quick and went for breakfast, which was nice, but not very hot. It was under hotplates buffet style, it just wasn’t hot enough, but we still annoyed it!
After breakfast, we went back to the room and packed up. We checked out at 11:30am. We asked if we could use the spa facilities after checking out, and to our surprise they said no! All other hotels I’ve been in allow us to use the facilities after checking out.
Overall, it was worth the money, but some small things could be improved to make the stay even better. But we are happy and we would return providing the deal is still available :) less