Staying in the UK for the Bank Holidays? Are you Looking for hotels for the Spring break? Well look no further. I had a well spent weekend in Bath staying at the lush Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel. There are a number of gorgeous hotels in Bath, so how do you choose your place of stay? Well when I get out of London for the weekend, I want to stay somewhere that features a spa and promises an unforgettable experience. And I got just that with the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel.
I made a great choice to head to Bath for the Easter break. It is only a short drive away from London and it is somewhere that offers some cultural experience as well as great food with some good shopping spots too.
Pretty much everywhere was closed on an Easter Sunday but most restaurants were open. The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel do however have a gorgeous dining area-the Vellore restaurant, offering dishes from beef to cod, lamb and they do a delicious range of mouth watering dessert too. A two-course meal is £38 and £45 for three courses. If you dine here, I would recommend booking in advance as the restaurant is quite popular with no surprises there going by their incredible menu selection.
The drawing room located by the reception area, offers a great afternoon tea with prices that vary from £15 per person for a cream tea to £35 for the celebration Afternoon Tea. If you are a couple, I would recommend an afternoon here and indulge in the great pastries and cakes whilst you unwind and relax.
Now location is also important when choosing a hotel. The Macdonald Spa Bath Hotel is only a short five minute drive from the town centre and Roman Baths so it is an ideal location if you want to be a tourist for the weekend or if you are a family and like the idea of being in close proximity to all the excitement in Bath. The beautiful gardens that surround the hotel make it an ideal hotel in the Summer months to stay in and it also makes a gorgeous wedding venue too.
The spa is breathtaking and is guaranteed to give you an ultimate pampering experience with its four sauna rooms that takes up one side of the spa area: a rock salt room, sauna and infra red room and a cold room (which I avoided like the plague).
Along with the indoor pool, you can also have a dip in the indoor and outdoor jacuzzi which was super relaxing! I was shocked at how hot the outdoor jacuzzi was but after you get over that initially ‘ouch it’s too hot’ feeling, soaking in here is literally the best feeling in the world. I closed my eyes, tilted my head back and forgot about the world and just relaxed for 20 minutes. Those golden 20 minutes was probably my highlight of my trip.
You must note that the jacuzzi’s are a ‘no kids zone’ because of the temperature of the water. (Pretty standard practice everywhere).
I must also mention that children are not allowed in the spa area outside the hours of 8-5pm. So if you do travel with children, be aware of this to avoid disappointed little faces.
The great thing about the Macdonald Spa Bath Hotel is that on the day of check out, you are still permitted to use the spa up until 8pm. How awesome is that? I don’t know many hotels that offer this service. So after a delicious breakfast of pastries and eggs on toast, the Monday morning was spent at the spa again after. I felt re-energised, refreshed and de-stressed after a two hour relaxation session. I didn’t want to leave and could happily spend a whole day here, dipping into the pool and relaxing on the sun beds. But it was time to pack our bags and head to London.
I would definitely recommend this hotel as a must if you do visit Bath whether you are a couple, single or have a family. It is not just any ordinary 5 star hotel, it promises to give you an ultimate pampering and relaxing experience and one that is much needed if you live in London. Don’t you just feel like everyone is stressed in London? Everyone is rushing to work, rushing back and the weekends just fly by and before you know it, it is Monday and we are on repeat again.
I am feeling another trip here soon. Maybe I will book a couple of nights here for the Spring break. Who would like to join me?