It has been a super long time since I visited a spa for a well-earned ‘chillax to max’ time. So when I had the chance to sit down and breathe, I booked in for a trip to Q Hotels Bridgewood Manor for a little R+R and it was just such a lovely afternoon spent relaxing and generally catching up with life.
I took my aunt along with me for a bit of company and it was her first time visiting a spa, so it was a pretty interesting experience for her. I remember having to tell her to speak more quietly as she was getting so excited, she was almost shouting with every sentence, mega cute, but embarrassing at the same time #allthelols. As soon as we arrived, we headed straight for the spa reception and were greeted by one of the lovely therapists who talked us through the plans for the day and helped us pick our treatments. We then proceeded off to the changing rooms followed by the spa area.
Hotel and Facilities
Q Hotels Bridgewood Manor is based in Chatham, Kent. It is one of 6 Southern England leisure hotels with spa facilities to suit everyone’s needs. With 100 bedrooms on offer, a relaxing and good night’s sleep is always guaranteed. The spa is neatly tucked away within the hotel and contains a pool, a sauna, a steam room and ‘THE’ most comfiest heated lounge chairs I have ever come across. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre for those who like to keep up with the fitness routines.
Both my aunt and I opted for the face and body massage which was absolutely amazing. The product line used at the spa is ESPA and I have heard of the brand before, but this is the first time experiencing their products. The therapist did a short consultation with me to establish my needs and I was soon drifting off in to dreamland, the treatment was honestly, so, so good. Other treatments include facials, manicure/pedicures and waxing. You can find the full spa menu here.
As our visit was part of a spa package, lunch was included for us in the Squires restaurant and it was buffet style, with various starters, hearty mains and yummy desserts. The restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere and is perfect for lunch after the spa or dinner with friends. They also have a bar located next to the restaurant, so for those who only want to chill out and have a drink, just head straight there.
Overall, I had a lovely afternoon at Bridgewood Manor and would definitely recommend it for spa and treatments alone. Package prices start from £39 and go up to £109 and they do some amazing deals from time to time, so make sure you check those out too.
Do visit spas often? If yes, do you have any you’d recommend? I’d love to visit another one again soon.