I recently got the chance to visit the spa at Hoar Cross Hall, and it was an experience not to be forgotten.
I am a bit of a spa junkie, and this visit to Hoar Cross Hall in Burton-Upon-Trent was hotly anticipated. I took my good friend and fellow blogger Samantha (she can be found at www.cocobutterblog.co.uk) for a thoroughly enjoyable girls day out.
The spa is located in a beautiful stately home which also takes the form of a 96 room hotel. The grand surroundings give you a good taste of the impeccable spa that can be found within. After getting changed and enjoying an introduction in the plush and bright Atrium, we set about a busy day of doing… as little as possible.
The salt water pool is found in a beautiful setting, with an Aqua Massage area of sensory showers and water massagers, numerous jacuzzi’s, and Aqua Detox area with steam room, sauna and saunarium and even a darkened cave at the end of the pool. This meant that there was the perfect opportunity to relax in both body and mind, and even though we visited at the weekend, no area felt too busy or crowded.
After a quick shower we then enjoyed the wonderfully relaxing back massage that was included in the spa day package, which was expertly done. The treatment rooms were beautiful and the staff were clearly experienced and skilled. Feeling thoroughly relaxed, we were then treated to a delicious three course meal in Hugo’s restaurant, which offered some good choices and an extensive salad bar. Feeling very full, we then waddled back to the pool before booking in for a yoga class. The class offered a good range of stretches and the meditation was so relaxing I could even hearing snoring next to me!
We then took it upon ourselves to have a little explore, where we discovered the Hydrotherapy Pool, Snooze Room and the Nordic Heat and Ice Suite. Sadly, we did not have time to thoroughly investigate these as we had a booking for Afternoon Tea to attend. The tea was served inside the hotel itself which we found after a slight detour up the wrong set of stairs. The grand hall that greeted us was like something out of a film set, with the dining room and terrace leading off from it. The tea cost £19.99 per person and Hoar Cross Hall made sure it was packed with goodies. As well as the quintessential sandwiches and scones, there was also a range of cakes, tarts and macaroons and an extensive selection of teas.
We reluctantly made our way home full, relaxed and rejuvenated, vowing to repeat the experience as soon as possible. Hoar Cross Hall is undoubtedly the best day spa I have visited so far, as there is plenty to do (or nothing at all if that is your preference). The food was wonderful and the service terrific. My only complaint was that the day went far too fast!
Next time we’ll have to make it a weekend!
Find out more about Hour Cross Hall at www.hoarcrosshall.co.uk.