The Rena Spa’s Indulgence Spa Day at the Midland Hotel Manchester #Review

The Rena Spa’s Indulgence Spa Day at the Midland Hotel Manchester #Gifted

Ready for some rest, relaxation, and zen vibes well you are in the right place, as the Rena Spa located within the iconic Midland Hotel in the heart of Manchester City centre has all you need for some much deserved you time.

Offering a range of packages, The Rena spa has something to suit everyone.  We opted for the Indulgence Spa Day which included a 50-minute treatment, Afternoon Tea, a glass of bubbly, Robes and Slippers for use while in the spa.

The thermal areas are the perfect place to enjoy a dip in the pool, some jacuzzi time, sauna, steam room or why not enjoy some time under the swan neck water feature.  This may not be the fountain of youth, but it can certainly relax tension within those shoulders.

Treatments are a luxurious and divine offering at the Rena and there are a vast range of options such as the Vinosource Hydrating and Nourishing Facial, Divine Body Massage, Fleur De Vigne Candle Massage Calming Hand, Foot & Scalp Therapy Rose & Honey Harmony Facial, and my personal favourite the Caudalie City Living Contouring and Invigorating Body Wrap.

My lovely beauty therapist, who provided an amazing balancing and detoxifying treatment wrap, which involved gentle exfoliation with their crushed cabernet scrub, followed by an application of their contouring concentrate, designed to help boost the metabolism and ease away tension it also speeds up the elimination of toxins.

This is followed by an application of their vine body butter massaged onto the skin and then wrapped to cocoon the skin with hydrating. The experience also included a full scalp treatment for total relaxation.

After your treatment, while in a full relaxation mode, why not enjoy some post-treatment time chilling within the Rena zen area, a beautiful room with stylish seating, private chamber rooms and the free-standing pod units.

Now if that was not indulgent enough prepare to enjoy a delicious decadent Afternoon tea within the iconic Midland tearoom of course with plenty of beautiful bubbles. 

Christopher our server welcomed us with open arms and was a wonderfully friendly chap who made our day extra lovely.

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Brown’s Bar & Brasserie Manchester Afternoon Tea #Review

Brown’s Bar & Brasserie Manchester Afternoon Tea Review: April 2018

Bang in the heart of Manchester city centre, located on York street, is the brilliant and beautiful Browns Bar & Brasserie.

Built in 1901, by Charles Heathcote for Parr’s Bank, this beautiful red stone building is an opulent example of Edwardian baroque architecture.

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The Ryebeck Hotel #Review

The Ryebeck Hotel Review: February 2018

Built in 1904, by prominent local builders G.H Pattinson, and formerly known as Fayrer Holme, The Ryebeck country house hotel has an enviable postcode located within five acres of gardens overlooking Lake Windermere.

Sympathetic, yet extensive renovations reflect and retain the original features and historical charm by combining contemporary and traditional to create an amazing Arts & Crafts decor with a quirky eclectic feel, which provides a unique space for guests to relax, reflect and recharge.

Delightful Duncan, the hotel manager, was the first face, that I saw, upon entry into this spectacular hotel, an opulent yet unpretentious, homely, warm and inviting place to be.

Checked in to one of the four gorgeous Grand rooms in the main building and they live up to the expectations of their Cumbrian dialectal name being “reet grand”, if anything it is an understatement.

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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Afternoon Tea #Review

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Afternoon Tea Review: November 2017

Proud members of ‘Small Luxury Hotels’, ‘Pride of Britain Hotels’, achievers of 3 AA Rosettes in 2018 under the helm of head chef Jake Jones, the Holbeck Ghyll, nestled high up hillside, is situated in an enviable location between Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside.  The Holbeck Ghyll has been graced with the presence of many celebs such as Rennie Zellweger Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon to mention a few.

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Sienna Spa Packages Review at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester #Review***UPDATE – THIS SPA HAS NOW CLOSED AND REOPENED UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME ***

Sienna Spa Packages Review at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester: June 2017

A perfect pamper package of indulgence can be enjoyed at the 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian, which is located in Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and was the original home to the Hallé Orchestra. The building is steeped in history, and has old school decadence and charm, retaining some stunning original features.

Situated deep within the buildings vaults make your way down to the Sienna Spa and escape from all the city hustle and bustle. Forget your worries and stresses, and prepare to enter a tranquil, relaxing oasis of peace and calm where the focus is all about having a little well deserved ‘you’ time.

The Inner City Escape package, has the perfect balance of activities to feed mind, body and soul. Prior to your treatments, you have a full 2 hours admittance to use the wet spa facilities which includes a full air-conditioned gym, 12-metre deck level swimming pool, the poolside relaxation area along with facilities such as the whirlpool bath, Nordic sauna and steam room.

Also included is a choice of two 30 minute treatments which include a Facial, Relaxing Back Massage, Body Polish or Nail Treatment. Or pick one 60 minute, including a Facial, Relaxing Body Massage, Deluxe Manicure or Deluxe Pedicure. After all that pampering and relaxation, the hunger pangs definitely do start to kick in, so the Radisson have kindly included a traditional afternoon tea or lunch at steak & Lobster to finish off your exquisite spa experience.

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea #Review ***UPDATE – THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED***

Neighbourhood Restaurant Manchester Afternoon Tea Review: May 2017

My Spinningfields Sunday Session always feel incomplete without a visit to the glam and Glitzy Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar. Summer Sun shining, we fancied both a mixture of sweet and savoury treats, so we opted for Neighbourhoods very own chic creative contemporary city afternoon tea.

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Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Opus One Afternoon Tea #Review

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Opus One Afternoon Tea Review: April 2017

The 5-star iconic Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, located in the home of Manchester’s historic Free Trade Hall and the original home to the Hallé Orchestra, which is steeped in history and old school decadence and charm.  Originally, built in 1853 to commemorate the repel of the corn laws and sympathetically refurbished in 2004, retaining original features such as the façade, to create this stunning hotel, spa and restaurant.  First impressions count and you will not be disappointed.  Make your way through the airy, impressive and exquisite lobby and this will lead you to the opulent Opus One bar and restaurant.

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Marriot London Countyhall Afternoon Tea #Review

Marriot London Countyhall Visit: August 2016

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The Marriot London Countyhall extended me an invite to partake in their amazing Afternoon Tea experience in the lovely library lounge. The hotel enjoys an enviable position situated adjacent to the river Thames right in the heart of central London.  First impressions count and the Marriot Countyhall do not disappoint. Upon arrival we made our way through the grand astounding arched gateway. The bold topiary island was impressive and added some much needed greenery into London city. Greeted with warmth from the bellboy we knew this was going to be an extraordinary exquisite experience.

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LOOK Followers and Foodies Congratulations we have done it again! Thank you!

Thank you and congratulations once again to all my lovely loyal followers and readers, as without you guys this could not have been a success.  My article reviewing the City Centre Cruises Manchester Afternoon Tea, that received so much fantastic support from all of you, got retweeted on twitter.Citycrusiesretweet

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In addition, I was chuffed that one of my Photographs displayed above got used by City Centre Cruises for one of their Facebook Marketing Campaigns.

Thank you again to City Centre Cruises Manchester, my fellow followers and foodies for all the fantastic support 🙂

Melanie xx

City Centre Cruises Manchester Afternoon Tea #Review

City Centre Cruises: July 2016

Never have I walked down Liverpool road with so much excitement and anticipation knowing the upcoming nautical adventure that awaited. Approaching the barge we had to pace ourselves down the steps, as the temptation was there to run down them to be the first to board this fabulous vessel. There are two barge boats within their fleet both named after two prominent Manchester figures “Emmeline Pankhurst” the courageous suffragette leader and “LS Lowry” which was to be the barge that we would be sailing on that day. Captain Wilcock warmly welcomed us and the two crew members on board made us feel welcome from the offset.

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