From the minute we stepped through the gates of this hotel we were wowed by every single element of our stay. The grounds of this beautiful stately home are dotted with ornate deer sculptures, rose gardens, and manicured garden beds. It even has a small chapel in the gardens so an onsite wedding and reception is possible. The Hoar Cross Hotel and Spa is a 19th century Elizabethan style mansion which was originally built as a family home. The grounds consist of formal gardens, Italian water gardens, and woodlands. The public areas of the mansion include a 100 foot long oak panelled Long Gallery and a ballroom which is used as a dining room. The hotel in general has been restored in keeping with its original design, though a few modern furnishings have been added to give it a funky look. In the bar for example there is a huge bull and a ornately hand painted grand piano.
Our stay was an overnight spa trip which included breakfast, dinner, and a spa treatment. We stayed in one of the spacious suites which have fantastic views of the gardens and magnificent high ceilings. The bathroom had a whirlpool bathtub and Elemis bath products to make every element of your stay a spa weekend. In my opinion these features make the upgrade cost to the House Suite extremely worth it.
The spa itself is the jewel in the crown of this stately home with a massive 50 treatment rooms and 2 indoor pools. They have a snooze room with beanbags, twinkly lights, and floating canopies to relax in pre or post massage. They also have a saltwater vitality pool which features luxury whirlpools, volcano and jet massagers as well as a starlit cave. They also have an ice temple to invigorate your skin. The treatments offered are numerous and varied with a range of different facials, massages, and beauty treatments on offer. We had a full body massage which left us so relaxed we almost couldn’t walk afterwards! Off to the snooze room to sleep off the relaxation coma.
Before dinner we headed to the Long Room Bar and settled ourselves by the grand piano in some comfy armchairs. They have a wide range of classic and signature cocktails as well as wines, beers, and spirits. Dinner was hosted in the ballroom and featured lots of fine food as well as superb service. 2 Rosette chef Tom Biddle is the head chef at Hoar Cross Hotel and Spa and after dinner he checked in with all of the guests to make sure their meal was satisfactory.
After a full day of relaxation we were sad to leave, and could have easily stayed an extra night to experience more of the offerings at the spa and perhaps wander through the gardens. This hotel has been added to our wish list to return to when we need to escape the hustle and bustle of life.
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