My Top UK Spa Breaks Review

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review: January 2020

Escape the January Blues and Make the new year all about you, begin with a little you time with some rest and relaxation to refocus your mind, body and soul.

Make 2020 about you and indulge and luxuriate in a super spa stay.  In no particular order, here you have my Top UK Spa Stays…

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa Bolton

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, located on the edge of the beautiful West Pennine moors, whose origins date back to farm buildings from the 17thcentury, is now a four-star hotel, Spa & experience.

The contemporary rooms feature a modern bathroom with heated towel rail, complimentary toiletries with bath and/or stand up power shower, so you have all you need to pamper yourself while onsite.

My Top UK Spa Breaks Review 3bFrom day to late evening, the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa has all the facilities you need including an 18 meters long swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool pictured with the fabulous waterfall feature is the ideal way to relax, revitalise and reinvigorate the mind and body.

The range of therapeutic rooms on offer was extensive including a rock Sauna, Bio Sauna, Steam Room, Aroma Grotto and halotherapy room with dry salt aerosol believed to have a whole range of health benefits.

Treatments are fabulous and includes access to a relaxation suite with complimentary refreshments.

Hotel Indigo and The Club & Spa Birmingham 

Hotel Indigo Birmingham, located on the banks of the cities industrial and historical canal network, located within the cosmopolitan cube complex is a hip and happening hub.

Birmingham’s best kept secret is now out, a lovely luxurious spa in the city where you can indulge and be pampered, while you kick back and relax.

The range of facilities onsite is amazing including uplifting dry and wet thermal rooms, sauna, steam rooms, an incredible vitality pool complete with massage jets and a wonderful waterfall feature.

Relax your mind, body and soul further by enjoying a luxurious elemis spa treatment package, the facial, head massage and body exfoliation are amazing.

Rowton Hall Country House Hotel & Spa Chester Review

A hidden Chester gem, Rowton Hall Country House Hotel & spa is located 10/15 minutes away from Chester city centre.

Away from the hustle and bustle, Rowton Hall, provides guests with a cosy Country house spa stay, the ideal place to enjoy some rest and relaxation while in Chester.

Our beautiful bedroom split over two levels was a cosy snug hub with fluffy monogrammed robes, slippers and flipflops all provided to use for the duration of our stay.

Enjoy some you time, take a dip in the pool and indulge in some Elemis treatments in their superb spa.

BuyAGift Spa Stay at Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester  

Enjoy some 5 star luxury with BuyAGift and book a spa stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian 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.

Their newly refurbished spa has a Japanese zen feel with pool sauna, steam room, experience showers and jacuzzi.

Enjoy the bubbles, sit back and enjoy some lovely luxury in Manchester city centre with BuyAGift.

Losehill House Hotel & spa Derbyshire

The lovely Luxury Losehill House Hotel & spa is perched in rural idyllic bliss, right in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District.  A hidden gem, off the beaten track, tucked away in a cosy countryside hotspot, offering guests a secluded paradise away from all the hustle and bustle.

Talking of bubbles, pop onto the terrace and take a dip in the hot tub, sit back, relax and savour those perfect Peak District views.

The fabulous fully decked terrace area has lazy loungers or why not head to the blooming lovely patio doors which reveals the onsite pool, sauna and steam room. The ideal place to getaway from the crowds and wind down.

The range of spa treatments, at the onsite spa are fabulous. My Thalgo mini facial delivered by my lovely therapist was a perfect unwind.

Beech Hill Hotel & Spa Windermere

The Beautiful Beech Hill Hotel & Spa is boastfully situated in an enviable postcode on the shores of the lovely Lake District.

The Lake view spa and take a dip in their impressive 40ft indoor pool and then try out the Himalayan Sauna and aromatic steam room or if you just want to sit back and relax, grab a book and chill on one of their many adjustable loungers.

Fancy that fresh feeling, pop out to the outside vitality spa pool in the scented garden, but you might not be the only residents who plan to use this facility. A rather royal and regal looking Robin Red Breast decided to join in our bubbly fun which made us giggle for sure.

Jess my therapist delivered a fabulous facial and the most perfect manicure, making my spa stay even more relaxing.

Make sure your 2020 includes some much deserved super spa time!

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review

Christmas Gifting with Smartbox by BuyAGift Review: December 2019

Smartbox by BuyAGift is the perfect way to make Christmas meaningful for family, friends and loved ones.  Spend time together, share experiences and indulge in some fabulous food and activities with the super Smartbox.

Smartbox is a gorgeous gift, perfectly presented in this beautiful box any recipient would be thrilled to receive.

Hotel & Spa Smartbox Gifts

Gift the Deluxe Gourmet Escape Smartbox stay for the ultimate rest and relaxation pressie.

The gift recipient can choose from a variety of locations and I would highly recommend the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa which is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.

The package included an overnight stay for two with full use of the onsite spa facilities.

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Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review

Ice Village Manchester Ice Tiki Bar and Ice Cavern Review: November 2019

The Ice Village Manchester has an exciting new adult addition to this year’s program including the tropical Ice Tiki Bar with ice themed sculptures.

Ice Tiki Bar

Don one of the thermal capes and enjoy the many photo opportunities. Warm and welcoming the Tiki team are on hand to make sure your Tiki experience is on point.

Super staff member Sarah was more than happy to take a snap or two for guests which was nice to see.

The experience includes one themed cocktail in a cool ice glass.  They also offer a mocktail choice too appropriately called the Manc-ini which was delicious.

Feel the South Pacific vibes and chill out…literally in this cool ice themed paradise.

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Escape Reality Manchester Auron Return from Space Escape Game – Review

Escape Reality Manchester Auron Return from Space Escape Game Review: November 2019

Over at Escape Reality Manchester things are getting out of control, in a good way of course, as they are now spinning you off into another dimension.

Prepare you and your team of space cadets for an out of this world experience, Auron Return from Space.  It is 2035 and the team mission is to explore Mars.

Warning, warning, weather warning; an unexpected and fierce dust storm has impacted on the expedition and immediate evacuation is required.

The mission commander thought we had died, so made the decision to leave Mars without us, so now it is a race to escape, as with only 60 minutes to go time is not on our side.

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Gift a Thrilling Trick or a Luxury Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift – Review

Gift a Thrilling Trick or a Luxury Treat this Halloween with BuyAGift – Review: October 2019

BuyAGift offer a whole range of Spooktacular packages perfect for your Halloween celebrations.

Family Frights

Family Frights include a marvellous mysterious magical Harry Potter Walking Tour of London for Two, so make sure the Witches and Wizards of the family have their wands at the ready just in case he who shall not be named makes an appearance.

Make Halloween a family night out and enjoy a tour for two adults and two children and choose from one of the following ghoulish tours; The Haunted Lantern Tour (Warwick); The Eerie Shadow Tour (Coventry); The Witches Tour (Leamington Spa); Warwick Paranormal Adventure
or Coventry Paranormal Adventure.

London’s murky past hides some dark times, learn all about London’s historical spookiness with a pass for 1 adult and 1 child to the London Bridge Experience.

Adult Scare Nights

Crank up the scare factor and enjoy a frightfully fabulous adult Halloween night.

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Enjoy a whole range of terrifying activities such as the London Sweeney Todd Tour for two, Jack the Ripper Walking Tour for Two and the Haunted Pub Tour for two.

Halloween Treats 

Fright night too much, well take the scare out of Halloween this season and enjoy a Luxury Treat for two.

Indulge in some much needed you time and treat yourself and a plus one to a super spa package with BuyAGift.

The package includes a full indulgent spa day at the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester city centre.

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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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Lucardo Manchester The Prison Escape Game Review

Lucardo Manchester The Prison Escape Game Review: September 2019

A moody Manchester afternoon, location Virginia House, to take part in The Prison, NEW for 2019, an exciting, interactive and immersive escape game experience.  Including not just a full background story, but a continuing story development throughout your game play.

My gang of dodgy and underhanded criminals are down for being banged up into a Category A prison facility in Manchester after allegedly committing a series of crimes…of course we are innocent…well we like to think we are haha.

After a little convo and persuasion our connections on the inside are going to stage a riot providing the ideal opportunity for use to escape and get back to what we do best – crime!

With limited time, you need to deceive, lie and bribe to get out of this scumhole…getting a prison on side would be a good start, but that scum is hard to turn.

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