7 of the best spas to visit in Berkshire
PUBLISHED: 11:35 08 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:17 08 January 2019
If the excesses of party season have taken their toll, never fear – a new year brings plenty of opportunities to treat yourself. Here’s our round-up of Berkshire’s best spas
Donnington Valley Hotel, Newbury
As it is dark in the mornings and the temperatures are low, we all need a little pampering. Banish those winter chills with a relaxing stay at Donnington Valley Hotel. Enjoy warm service, good food and stylish surroundings. Book their Winter Warmer break, and you’ll get mulled wine and mince pies on arrival, use of the spa (including their warming thermal facilities), a delicious three-course dinner, an executive room with bathrobes and slippers, and breakfast. £169 per night for two people.
Wren’s Club, Windsor
By the River Thames at Eton Bridge, the Wren’s Club is a quiet oasis in the heart of Windsor. You can uwind in the open-air whirlpool spa and sauna, or opt for the Detoxifying Spa Day package, £125. This treatment begins with a Decléor Body Wrap and ends with an Aroma massage to leave you feeling rebalanced. Among the Wren’s Club varied list of treatments, there are a few options tailored for pregnant women and new mums, like the New Mum Indulgence Treat, £80, and the Radiant Mum To Be treatment, £80.
Nirvana Spa, Wokingham
On Mole Lane in Wokingham, Nirvana Spa awaits you. Lounge by the indoor pool or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters in the spa garden, spoil yourself with a treatment or two, then head to the restaurant for mouth-watering dishes. Pamper yourself in the Crystal Treatment Suite or float away in the Celestial Pool, attend a skincare workshop or try Arabian Mud Rasul. Try the Royal Anti-Stress Facial to rejuvenate tired, stressed skin. £45 for 35 minutes.
The Vineyard Spa, Newbury
Guests of The Vineyard Spa in Newbury are promised a ‘spirit-lifting experience’ (take that, January blues). The five-star facilities include a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, and a poolside relaxation area where visitors can enjoy refreshments. As the perfect antidote to a cold, dreary winter, The Vineyard’s Hot Stone Ritual is popular. It uses essential oils and hot stones placed on chakra points to relieve aching muscles, restore balance and relax the mind. Many of the treatments at The Vineyard are designed to rejuvenate the mind and body. Try the Relax Ritual, £70.
Fredrick’s Hotel, Maidenhead
Situated in the heart of Maidenhead, every aspect of the Spa at Fredrick’s Hotel has been designed to create the most tranquil environment possible. From an indoor aromatic steam room and a therapy sauna, to the experience rain showers and relaxation lounge, you can enjoy a little peace and quiet. Fredrick’s treatment list is also impressive; if your skin needs a little post-Christmas TLC, they offer a wide range of facials using either Aromatherapy Associates or Beauty Lab London products. Indulge with Frederick’s Tempting Tea and Treatment package; a half-spa day with afternoon tea, a glass of Prosecco and a 30-minute treatment, £65−85.
Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot
Set within secluded gardens, through a gated entry, Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa provides contemporary comfort within a stately home setting in Royal Windsor. The luxury spa, with its outdoor hydro pool and wide range of facilities, products, Elemis treatments and spa days, is the perfect way to unwind. The luxurious Elemis Couture Touch Treatment is a perfect post-party pick-me-up. It combines a 25-minute facial with a 25-minute back and shoulder massage from £75.
Cliveden House, Maidenhead
While the scandals and parties once associated with Cliveden House in Taplow are now in the past, the Grade-1 Listed building still retains its air of decadence and luxury. Today, it is an award-winning five-star hotel and spa. The spa has seven treatment rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, two hot tubs, a Technogym and a Jacuzzi. As well as treatments using Cliveden’s own range of products, the spa also offers OSKIA facials, manicures and yoga sessions. If immaculate skin is your aim, opt for Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Luxury Bespoke Facial, £105.
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