What have you been doing on your Wednesday afternoon? I’ve had the ultimate countryside retreat. Yes, relax, unwind and Enjoy: The Elms Spa Hotel is at your service. This is the ultimate Worcestershire spa break
The Elms Hotel: The Ultimate Worcestershire Spa Break
This ultimate Worcestershire spa break is located in the West Midlands – The Elms Hotel is a country living house turned hotel who offers it’s guest a five-star service. Built-in 1710 The Elms Hotel has had many notable owners, Sir Richard Brooke being one. Brooke was a well-known racehorse breeder and also the founder of the Abberley Stud. As you approach up the regal drive of The Elms Hotel, it’s difficult to not be enthralled by the lavish exterior. As I tottered through the entrance, I felt like an aristocrat arriving at a dinner party, I passed the fur throws laced upon the tweed armchairs and smiled at the receptionist as I approached the desk. I can see the gardens behind her and the guests enjoying midafternoon drinks on the plush sofas.
“Let me show you the spa”, the words I’ve been waiting so long to hear departed her lips. I knew then that this was the ultimate Worcestershire Spa break.
I entered the Elms Spa, the smell of expensive moisturiser wafted in the air. The fresh-faced receptionist handed me a sumptuous robe, slippers and a towel and showed me around the facilities. The Elms Spa has everything you could wish for, a refreshing pool, an adjoining indoor and outdoor hydro pool, a thermal suite, a relaxation room, a fitness suite, treatment rooms, a garden cafe and finally a rooftop terrace. After a few lengths of the pool, a dip in the hydro pool which is basically an outside jacuzzi, it was time for my treatment. I headed up the stairs with my fluffy robe wrapped around me and my slippers hanging onto each step. It’s advised to arrive 5 minutes early, so I sat in the waiting area and enjoyed a fruit infused water until my masseuse arrived. With a smile, she showed me to my room and asked me to remove my top in preparation for my back massage.
With the added strain of working on my laptop, this massage is definitely what the doctor ordered. Before the treatment, the beautician gave a mini consultation to confirm any problem areas and what pressure to conduct. The 30-minute massage whisked me away to a relaxing and almost hypnotic trance. The treatment, the staff and the facilities are what made this the ultimate Worcestershire spa break, I floated down the stairs and felt restful and rejuvenated. Before heading back to the hotel, I couldn’t help but have ten minutes in the sauna, steam room and the power shower (with flashing lights). This ultimate Worcestershire spa break has plenty to choose from in the way of treatments and activities within the spa.
It was time to check-in, our bags were already in our room as I entered the ‘King Charles’ bedroom. I opened the creaky old-fashioned door onto a charming and well-decorated bedroom with detailed touches of Elemis shampoo, soap and conditioner. The robes hung neatly behind the door of the bathroom, the freestanding bath was made for dreams and the bed was truly scrumptious.
It’s dinner I thought, following my bath and a glass of wine. I hurried down the grand banister and opted for the all-day menu rather than dinner in the Brooks restaurant. I sat outside with a slight breeze admiring the gardens and tucking into my soup, swiftly followed by the arancini balls in a tangy tomato sauce. The food was superb and the cocktails were equally as incredible. Cosy up on the tweed armchairs and enjoy one of many yummy cocktails or head to the library bar for a sharp half before retreating back to the bedroom. I passed the resident black cat asleep on the armchair and admired the draw of DVD’s to borrow for a night in, I chose ‘Their Finest’ and enjoyed the film before bed.
The arrival of the morning newspaper and an English Breakfast tea in bed constructed the perfect start for the day. I headed down to breakfast and was delivered a menu with a variety of choices mainly eggs. I devoured a shakshuka inspired dish along with my tea and regrettably checked out of the Elms Hotel. Before heading back down the regal drive to normality, I couldn’t help a dip in the pool to finish off a lavish Spa getaway.
If you are looking for the ultimate Worcestershire spa break, than the Elms Hotel and Spa should be your first choice. With the lavish interiors and the impressive exterior, it’s hard not to feel like an aristocrat as you walk towards the entrance. The staff from the bar, to the reception, to the spa, makes every guest feel valued and important.
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