Enjoy some Rest & Relaxation with the Rena Spa at the Midland Review

Enjoy some Rest & Relaxation with the Rena Spa at the Midland Review: September 2020

The Rena Spa at the Midland hotel Manchester is now welcoming back day spa guests, for indulgent decadent luxury spa experiences, to relax, unwind and enjoy some much needed you time.

Jordan and all the spa reception team always provide the loveliest of welcomes providing your spa introduction, treatment choices and of course fluffy robes and cosy slippers to make your spa day that little bit extra.

Rena have a range of super spa packages including the Indulgence which includes a 50-minute treatment, a glass of champagne, a light lunch or afternoon tea and a £10 gift voucher to spend on spa products.

The wet facilities include a relaxation pool, swan neck fountain and what spa day would be complete without a few bubbles with their wonderful Jacuzzi.

Once government regulations allow the steam room and sauna will also re-open to give you even more facilities to enjoy.

The Rena Relaxation suite is a whole world of escape, float away in pods, contemporary modern hub chairs or enjoy one of the private rooms all logistically designed with safety and social distancing in mind.

Treatments at the Rena are exceptional, my therapist Stephanie H was not only a lovely lady, but professional, personable and knowledgeable.

The contouring invigorating body wrap was like being dipped in a jar of honey without the stickiness and my results was skin that was left peachy, soft, silky and smooth.

The balancing and detoxifying treatment involved gentle exfoliation with crushed cabernet scrub, followed by application of contouring concentrate, designed to help boost metabolism, ease away tension and speed up the elimination of toxins.

You are then massaged in vine body butter and then wrapped to cocoon the skin with hydration. The experience included a full scalp treatment for total relaxation.

The products used for your treatments are the Caudalie range and as the spa has a boutique you can buy some lovely spa products to enjoy at home.

Now after all that rest and relaxation, we certainly had hungry tummies, so the afternoon tea included within our package was most welcomed.

Tea began with a lovely warm welcome from the lovely Midland team members Biyan and the wonderful William.

Enjoy a glass of the obligatory fizzy stuff along with srummy sandwiches, scones and sweet treats.

Dietaries are well catered for with including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten free which is nice to see.

The hand cut sandwiches on gluten free bread are delicious and have a range of fabulous fillings.

The home baked scones with jam and cream are a Midland tradition and work well with the sweet treats including my favourite the mint chocolate macaroon…yummy.

Rest, relaxation and some you time, the Rena Spa at the Midland is the place to be.

#StaySafe #StayAlert

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.themidlandhotel.co.uk/spa

 

My Best Manchester Hotels – Review: December 2019

My Best Manchester Hotels – Review: December 2019

The 2019 Christmas Festive season is now in full flow, so why not treat yourself, head to Manchester for a well deserved break and enjoy an exciting range of Christmassy activities and entertainment options.

To enjoy Manchester to the maximum and in comfort, book into one of Manchester’s marvellous hotels.

Here are my best Manchester hotels in no particular order…

DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly

The DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly, is just a few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station, so ideal to go from train to room in record time.

An exciting, electric and eclectic part of the city where you can even watch Manchester’s iconic yellow trams pass by.

Rooms provide a cosy base and hotel facilities include a gym, business facilities and the onsite Store Street Craft Bar and Store Street Exchange restaurant, whose tag line is ‘Exchange the ordinary for something Extraordinary’ and they are not wrong.

INNSiDE by Melia Manchester

Just a short walk away from Deansgate and Manchester Central, INNSIDE by Melia, is located in the vibrant and fabulous First Street development in the heart of Manchester city centre.

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Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review

Christmas Celebrations at the Village Hotel Bury Review: December 2019

The Christmas season is now in full flow, so now is the time to treat yourself to a Christmas stay away.

The Village Hotel Bury in greater Manchester is the perfect place for fabulous festive times and the welcome at reception is warm and wonderful.

They have gone all out on the festive décor including this cute Christmas scene.

Make your stay even more super by opting for one of the classy Club rooms.

Our contemporary club room bed was super snug and cosy with these funky cushions.

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The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package at the Midland Hotel Manchester – Review

The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package at the Midland Hotel Manchester – Review: October 2019

Indulge in a lovely luxurious Spa package at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre.  Recently winning Best Luxury Urban Escape for Northern Europe at the prestigious 2019 World Luxury Spa Awards.

The Relax and Rejuvenate Spa Day Package includes a 55 minute Relax and Rejuvenate Treatment and half day use of their award-winning spa facilities (9am – 1pm or 2pm – 6pm).

Also included, subject to availability, was an excellent ESPA gift and a super yummy two course lunch in Mr Coopers.

Make some much needed and well deserved you time, escape the hustle and bustle, kick back and relax, as you let the Spa at the Midland team help you melt into a relaxed bubble.

The prestigious Spa at the Midland has a full thermal suite including pool, Jacuzzi and water jet fountain.

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The ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel Review

The ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel Review: August 2019

Rock up to Marvellous Manchester, for a chic city break with friends, family or a loved one, and stay in the ibis Manchester Centre 96 Portland Street Hotel.  Located near Manchester Piccadilly train station, the Arndale shopping centre you are right in the heart of all the exciting city action.

Recently refurbished, the hotel’s lovely lobby provides a contemporary space to kick back and chill or a relaxed place to get out the laptop and work your way to the top.  Love the Manchester Bee wallpaper too.

The moment you arrive, the whole vibe is friendly, fab and warm, even as you wait for the lift you get a big beautiful textual hug, “From the heart is personal, a genuine one-off”.

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Stay connected in your Sweetroom with free high-speed wifi, large 22-inch flat screen TV and unique USB charging hub.

The all new Double Sweetroom, provides a modern modular accommodation, with private bathroom including shower and mirrored sink area.

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The main bedroom with splashes of colour vibes, blackout curtain, featured a super snug and cosy SweetBed, a desk area with complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.  The hotel kept us sweet with a fab welcome platter, packed with sweet treats such a lovely touch.

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Malmaison Manchester Hotel Review

Malmaison Manchester Hotel Review: July 2019

Located just minutes away from Piccadilly train station, in a bustling and vibrant hub, this boutique Manchester city centre hotel is a must stay while in the city.

Transformed from an elegant 19th century warehouse, the Malmaison hotel is chic, contemporary and characterful.

On arrival, through the revolving doorway you re met with this super cool and quirky bit of tech, an amazing digital display with moving goldfish!

Executive Rooms

Executive rooms are super stylish, with muted colours and Manchester themed artwork to provide an ideal space for a business trip or city leisure break away.

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A Date Night stay in Manchester with Buyagift – Review

A Date Night stay in Manchester with Buyagift – Review: May 2019

Date night inspiration required, well look no further, as Buyagift have everything you need to super spoil your loved one and make their date night extra special.

We opted for the Buyagift package which included a one night stay with breakfast at the 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester.

The Radisson is located in the home of Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and is the original home to the Hallé Orchestra, which is steeped in history and old school decadence and charm.

Make your way through the airy, impressive and exquisite lobby, which hosts a mix of eclectic contemporary décor including these super stunning lighting features.

The bedroom was a chic and contemporary space with a super double bed, both cosy and snug, providing a plentiful space to get lot’s of the Zzz’s in before a busy day the following morning.

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A Fabulous Foodie Stay with Store Street Exchange at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly– Review 

A Fabulous Foodie Stay with Store Street Exchange at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly– Review

The DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel Manchester Piccadilly, located in Manchester city centre, is ideal for both business and leisure.

Go from train to room in record time, as the hotel is just a few minute’s walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station.

An exciting, electric and eclectic part of the city where you can even watch Manchester’s iconic yellow trams pass by.

Synonymous with the welcome on arrival, the room was just as warm and wonderful.  A cosy home away from home, with a super snug Sweet Dreams® bed, flat screen TV, Complimentary wifi, mineral water and sky sports channels.

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INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester Hotel – Review

INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester Hotel – Review: March 2019

Just a short walk away from Deansgate and Manchester Central, INNSIDE is located in the vibrant and fabulous First Street development in the heart of Manchester city centre.

The inviting reception area, with their branded #Worktripping welcome mat, a clean contemporary space, with floral décor and a nice touch is the unique Manchester themed graffiti art on the central column.

The seating and chill out zone at the hotel reception area provides a relaxed spacious and stylish space to kick back and relax.

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Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford Manchester Review  

Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford Manchester Review: March 2019

Located just three miles from Manchester city centre, with on-site parking, officially opened in 2017, the Emirates Old Trafford’s Hilton Garden Inn was the final part of the venue’s multi-million-pound redevelopment.

Located on the site of the fabulous and famous Lancashire cricket pitch, the hotel has a really energy and excitement about the place.

The reception was warm, welcoming and gave good vibes right from the offset.  Throughout the stay all staff were wonderful and made the hotel feel like home.

Décor a mix of subtle shades with a relaxing upholstered cosy island seating area, with of course cricket on the television.

The well-designed premium room with king bed, had a Serta mattress which gave me a great night’s sleep.  Additionally, the room included a 40-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, and coffee/tea making facilities.  Also, complimentary WiFi and a wonderful work desk with ergonomic chair.

A fabulous fresh fruity welcome platter and card awaited our arrival, which was fab, a nice extra gesture.

Combined with the fact that we were in a Pitch Facing room, overlooking the Cricket Pitch, with an external private balcony was a breath-taking moment and really made me genuinely smile.

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