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Spa day recommendations south east

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sweetheart Sun 23-Sep-12 21:38:05

Its my sisters 40th birthday in December and me and my other sister are thinking if taking her on a spa day. We are looking for a decent spa, not a hotel with a pool that calls itself a spa. Budget is £100-£120ish per person and would ideally include 2 treatments and lunch. We are in Hampshire so looking for somewhere local ish.
Can anyone recommend somewhere?

PPT Sun 23-Sep-12 21:56:30

Not that local- but Alexander House hotel just outside of Crawley is the best spa I've been to and sometimes has offers on spa breaks or similar?

notnowImreading Sun 23-Sep-12 22:00:02

Bailiffscourt Hotel in Climping, West Sussex. The best spa I've ever been to, in beautiful surroundings. It's close to Arundel.

notnowImreading Sun 23-Sep-12 22:01:08

Careys Manor in the New Forest is also fantastic, with more emphasis on the treatments than the surroundings.

HowToChangeThis Sun 23-Sep-12 22:03:41

Nirvana Spa in Sindlesham (just south of Reading) gets my vote. It has a floatation pool and a jacuzzi the size of a swimming pool. Lunch or dinner and drinks are included too. There's a gym but I can't say I've ever left the pools!

bruffin Sun 23-Sep-12 22:09:59

Champneys Forest Mere have a special offer on.

sweetheart Sun 23-Sep-12 22:11:24

Looks lovely but over budget :-(

notnowImreading Sun 23-Sep-12 22:11:38

I went to Champneys and really didn't like it. It wasn't that clean on the day I went.

MacyGracy Sun 23-Sep-12 22:13:45

Coworth Park, near Ascot. I had a £155 day, including lunch and 1.5 hour full treatment, best I've ever had. I think they have awards like best UK spa etc.

tutu100 Sun 23-Sep-12 22:15:34

I know several people who rave about Carey's Manor. Sadly I don't have the money to go myself, but went to a wedding reception there and that was lovely so if their spa is as good as their function facilities it would be great.

Sidge Sun 23-Sep-12 22:15:57

I second Careys Manor in Brockenhurst - it's lovely.

Chewton Glen do a Lazy Sunday Spa day for £140 that includes one treatment and cream tea!

sweetheart Sun 23-Sep-12 22:16:34

The champ eyes one would be effect but it's only until the end of sept

PorkyandBess Sun 23-Sep-12 22:19:19

I would 2nd Chewton Glen.

And would never recommend Champneys; I think they are dreadful. Really cheap & nasty these days.

sweetheart Sun 23-Sep-12 22:26:19

Should have said that the spa day has to be a Friday

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