Chewton Glen Hotel Spa Review
Chewton Glen Hotel Spa is a stunning 18th century country house that simply oozes elegance and luxury.
Situated not far from New Milton, Hampshire this opulent house sits at the top of a long driveway, flanked by lush parkland that eventually gives way manicured gardens, 9 hole golf course, croquet lawn, tennis courts and the house itself.
Originally a private residence, it was first used as a hotel some 60 years ago, but was eventually purchased by the Skan family in the mid '60s and it is they who have transformed it into the award winning establishment it is today. With 5AA Red Stars, and nearly 30 years of Relais & Chateaux membership, Chewton Glen has been voted Best Hotel in the British Isles and 2nd Best Hotel Worldwide by readers of Conde Nast Traveller.
Perhaps it is not unexpected then that this opulence extends not only throughout the hotel but also to it's stunning spa, which is nothing short of heavenly.
Spa Treatments and Therapies
The range of treatments at Chewton Glen Hotel Spa are said to be some of the widest in the UK. With costs ranging from £25 to £170 per treatment, they are broken down into four categories – Classic, Holistic, Salon and Wedding.
Salon treatments include manicures and pedicures for both ladies and gents, and St Tropez self tanning which includes a body exfoliant. The Wedding treatments are a range of pre-wedding spa day packages designed to help with a spot of unwinding and relaxation in the run up to the big day. Chewton seems to have thought of everyone with separate Bride and Groom programmes, Mother and Bride and even a Pre- wedding Pamper for groups of up to 10 people.
Their range of Classic treatments includes a whole host of tempting treats, amongst which is the Bio Rhythms full body massage and treatment. This 2 hour treatment commences with an energy scrub and mineral rich mud wrap, during which you enjoy a head and face Marma massage. Afterwards a Kundalini full body massage will complete the therapy, relaxing the body and balancing the nervous system. This restorative treatment is particularly effective for overcoming the effects of jet lag and stress.
Within the selection of Holistic treatments on offer is Zen Shiatsu. This ancient Japanese art is based around the principle of meridians, found in oriental medicine. These are conduits that allow vital energy to flow through the body, which if blocked can cause physical, emotional or mental disorders. Shiatsu uses fingers, thumbs, palms, feet, knees and elbows of the therapist to stimulate the energy flow through acupoints, generating and renewing healthy balance and energy patterns.
The centrepiece of this luxurious Chewton Glen Hotel Spa has to be the large ozone treated swimming pool, resplendent with Italianate colonnades and vast floor to ceiling windows that look out over the sundeck and gardens.
There is also a large, and very hi-tech hydrotherapy spa pool complete with a magnificent domed ceiling decorated with azure blue sky and fluffy white clouds, also on the ceiling above the ozone pool, that further enhance the feel good factor. For other heat and water experiences there is an outdoor whirlpool, aromatherapy saunas and crystal steam rooms as well as cold drench showers.
The ten treatment rooms at the Chewton Glen Hotel Spa have oval ceilings and are decorated in dark, warm browns, generating a cocooned effect that is warm and relaxing. The relaxation room is a haven of tranquillity and the pool bar and lounge offer healthy but tasty meals and snacks.
With the salon, a state of the art gymnasium complete with personal trainers, and an immaculate dance studio that offers a range of exercise and relaxation classes, Chewton is not boasting when it says it offers a combination of world-class service with the very best in spa and leisure facilities. It is merely stating a fact!
Spa Products, Offers and Gift Ideas
Chewton Spa offers a huge selection of half day, day and longer spa breaks. It also has a great choice of gift vouchers for specific 'gift experience' treatments and spa breaks. In addition They offer a range of Linda Meredith, ila and Moulton Brown products available from their Spa shop.
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