On Monday 11th June I made my way to Ufford Park for a Spa day, and it was definitely an experience I would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing and stress-free day.
On arrival to the spa lounge I was met by the receptionist who made me feel extremely welcome. I was quickly issued with a welcome pack, a menu for lunch and a list of treatments to start looking through, whilst the staff served me a glass of ice cold water.
After I was given plenty of time to browse the information, I was able to select my 30-minute treatment and order my lunch. I decided to select the men’s facial treatment and the chicken and bacon Caesar salad.
The selection of food and treatments was incredible with a wide range of choice to accommodate everyone. I was then directed to the desk and issued with my spa bag which included a towel, spa robe, slippers and a selection of salts for the foot baths.
After getting changed I was met on the poolside by another friendly member of staff who gave me a tour of the spa and explained the different areas I was able to use. Again, the selection of the spa facilities was amazing and certainly allowed a clean and relaxing environment to sit back and enjoy the experience. The main facilities I used during the day was the soft sauna, steam rooms and the pool; before finishing the day in the relaxation room with a cup of herbal tea supplied free of charge.
I was able to enjoy the spa for nearly 2 hours before my booked treatment at 11 o’clock. I was met promptly by a very polite and welcoming therapist who showed me to the treatment room. It was such a relaxing environment with calm ambient music playing softly in the background. The selected treatment was the men’s energy release facial which allowed a deep cleansing leaving my face feeling completely soothed and energised. After the treatment was completed I was then able to return to the thermal lounge to enjoy the spa facilities before lunch was served at 12:30.
Being able to sit in a calm and quiet environment to eat lunch was also very relaxing. I selected the chicken and bacon Caesar salad from the menu, and it was absolutely delicious. The portion size was just right along with the complementary soft drink. Again, the waiting staff were very polite and ensured I was well looked after during my time in the restaurant area. After lunch I returned back to the spa facilities for my last 2 hours of relaxation!
Before leaving the spa, I spent 30 minutes in the relaxation room laying on a lounger, where I was able to enjoy a quiet environment appreciating the peace and tranquillity of the optic solar system ceiling. A selection of herbal teas were also on offer with an ice-cold water machine for ultimate refreshment. When my day was finished, I got myself ready to leave and made my way back to the reception. I certainly left Ufford Park Spa feeling extremely relaxed, refreshed and satisfied with a top class and professional service.
So, would I recommend Ufford Park Spa to friends, family and Student Life readers?
Absolutely! The experience I had was amazing and the staff were certainly more than happy to ensure my day was the very best. The quality of the food was excellent and the treatment therapists were friendly, welcoming and professional. I would like to thank Ufford Park Spa for a wonderful day; I will definitely be returning for another Spa day in the near future!