Average spa evening: £39 per person
Value for money – 4/5 slippers
Facilities – 3/5 slippers
Ambience – 4/5 slippers
Treatments – N/A
What better way to unwind after a long day then an evening spent relaxing at a spa. I had never been to a spa just for the evening before so wanted to give one a go. I used the website Spa Seekers to search offers local to me. Champneys spas have always been favourites of mine so when I saw they did evening packages I was keen. However rather then attend the closest one to me Tring, which I have visited before, I decided to try out Champneys Henlow, about an hours drive away. The deal was valid on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and includes; a three course evening meal, use of facilities, complimentary robe hire and flip flops and the chance to attend one class. All of this for just £39!
Myself and two girl friends attended on a Thursday for an evening of calm, chatting and relaxing in a robe and slippers. The outside of the spa is grand and inviting with a large fountain out the front which provided the calm sound of running water. We could arrive from 5pm and were greeted with a refreshing elderflower drink by the reception staff. The décor is highly decorative and gives a high quality feel to the place. We were given our robes and a full tour of the facilities. The changing rooms looked recently refurbished and even had Dyson hair dryers!
We relaxed by the pool, used the sauna and steam and then the hot tub. It wasn’t too busy so we had plenty of space to relax and chat. Around the pool are large soft loungers which you can all chill on.
After a few hours of putting the world to rights we headed to the changing rooms to change before dinner. One down side was that the evening guest changing rooms were tiny and because everyone is given same time for dinner they get busy 30 mins before. We used the day guest changing rooms which we had been shown before, but we were told off limits due to the cleaners after showering, which was a bit off putting.
The dinner however was fantastic! I had expected a buffet but it was a sit down meal with lots to choose from. The restaurant was beautifully done and had a lovely atmosphere.
This spa deal was great value for money. Although you didn’t get any treatments it was a lovely treat on a Thursday and helped us all unwind after a busy week. The spa facilities are basic there aren’t any ice rooms or aromatic rooms but if you go with good company you will fill the time no problem.