The call of the summer holiday is almost upon us, you know the sound, feral kids, moans of being bored after 10 mins, stressed mamas dragging their offspring round the shops, that kind of call, so to pre-empt those fun times ahead, Brooklands BSpa invited the bloke and I to have a relaxing day off and to experience a little bit of pampering.
Obviously we said yes please! Because we’re not silly.
The kids were at school and we had the whole day to ourselves, and so we made our way to Weybridge to bask in luxury and chill the hell out.
The actual hotel is massive, it’s hidden out of the way enough to feel like you’re away from hustle and bustle but it’s actually situated right next to Mercedes World, and you can watch the cars go round the race track as you sit in the giant hot tub. I know, pretty damn good!
The spa area is on the 3rd floor, and it’s all decorated in muted greys and white, giving it a really nice vibe. It’s really quiet, despite there being quite a few ladies there that day (yup, poor hubs was the only man, but he braved it!) We were shown to a little table with our names on, and given a menu to choose our lunches. I went with halloumi and pesto hot sandwich and the man, being a man, went for the burger with sweet potato fries, soooo good. The food was lovely, and HUGE, I wasn’t expecting such big portions if I’m honest, being a spa and all, but big it was. It came from the 1907 restaurant on the ground floor, named after the year the Brooklands race track was opened.
We were given robes and slippers and shown to the changing areas. Now, the man and I had the same size robes, but his was twice the size of mine, I did feel like mine was slightly too small but maybe that’s because I like my robes to smother me. I tried to steal the husbands but he was having none of it. The changing areas were, as expected, open plan *shudder* so, me being me, got changed in the loos. I don’t do the whole communal changing, never have, never will. Men obviously don’t have those issues and can get naked wherever they like…! Anyway.
We made our way out to the balcony and settled in the giant, 12 man hot tub. Just the two of us. And we sat. I can’t tell you more than that because that’s all we did, it was just *so* relaxing. Watching the race cars, having a chat about live and the universe and unwinding. It was so nice. And we were so lucky it was just the two of us in there, it made it even more relaxing!
The lovely Ceri had arranged for us to have a 50 minute treatment each, I was having a Caudalie facial and hubs a massage. We also had a twin room, so we could be together, although there was no talking going on (there may have been some snoring from someone who wasn’t me….)
The facial. Oh my god, the facial. I honestly don’t think I have ever had a facial that good before. My therapist was SO good. I feel like there were a million products used, but each one was perfect and needed. There was even a hand, arm and head massage in there. Honestly, if you’re feeling stressed and or you have skin that needs a pick me up, a Caudalie facial is the way to go. I am hooked on their products now! Obviously it would help to have someone who is as good as my therapist was, but I’ll keep practicing! The husband informed me the massage was just as good, it was done with bamboo sticks, which were rolled up and down the body in sections, and although it’s meant to be a rejuvenating experience, he still managed to nod off!
Another top tip if you visit the Brooklands Spa is to book a slot in the meditation room. It’s a dimly lit room, with gentle, hypnotic music playing and 3 heated water beds in a row. Each one has it’s own curtain so you have full privacy and you get a 30min slot to just lay there. We both nodded off at one point, snuggled under a fluffy blanket, on a water bed, listening to music. Who wouldn’t.
We, of course, had another half an hour in the hot tub, and then decided to make our way home to the kids, four hours of pure uninterrupted relaxation meant we were both feeling pretty damn good.
We’ve already started planning our next trip, it’s so easy to get to and you leave feeling like you’ve had a whole day off, even in the few hours we had there, which is saying something. All the staff were friendly and discreet, you hardly knew they were there unless you needed to ask them something, which makes it feel all that more private, there is nothing worse than feeling like you’re being watched, like in some
If you’re in the London/Surrey area and you’re looking for somewhere to go to unwind, I cannot recommend Brooklands BSpa enough, like, you really really should go. And thank me later for it~!
Massive thank you to Brooklands BSpa for inviting us along, but as always, opinions are my own! |