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“peaceful & pleasant but in need of a few changes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lifehouse Spa

Lifehouse Spa
Thorpe le Soken, England
01255 860050
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“peaceful & pleasant but in need of a few changes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

i stayed at this spa in May 2011, not long after it opened.
When booking, the manager was very accomodating in offering my sister and i seperate rooms, since i use a wheelchair and none of the single rooms were suitable.
we arrived to have our baggage portered directly from the car and found our cases in our rooms after check-in.
The grounds are lovely - the mix of modern build in older grounds has been done to a very high specification and the over-all feel is contemporary yet in-keeping.
the bedrooms were lovely with plenty of space and storage and the bed itself was one of the most comfortable i have slept on.
the facilites in general are ok. the spa and pool section is quite good - we were not fortunate enough to see the foot baths in use but the sauna's and spa's were never overcrowded. the only downside was that there is only 1 pool so when the aqua classes are being held, you do not have the opportunity to swim.
outside of the pool, the grounds are truly lovely - with the large lake and stone walls, the gardens have been personally tended to over the years and it is pleasantly difficult to overlook the family connection and history of the property. both by sister and myself felt that it would make a beautiful and unique wedding venue for a summer wedding.
other than the gym, which was very small and lacking equipment, i was very happy with the facilites in general: there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space to relax, including a 'library' which was rarely frequented despite the arrary of books and computers / free internet.
when attending upstairs for treatments you are greeted with a lovely lounge to wait in and the best massage chairs i have tried to date. the staff are pleasant and put you at ease.
unfortunately the massage experience itself was not without fault. the rooms for treatments have been allocated above drying rooms and it is impossible to ignore the sounds of washing / drying machines. this would be my greatest criticism of the spa and could easlily be improved.
the food was as expected - the breakfast and lunch offered a familiar and high-class standard with options to suit all. the evening meal was much more elaborate, and although i was able to select an option for each course, i did feel that the food was a little too much over-complicated and the non-incusive drinks were very expensive even at just-outside-london rates (£8 for a cosmo)!
over all, i would rate this spa as an 8 out of 10, i am definately planning to return, but in the hope of a few minor, but necessary changes.

Visited May 2011
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“top quality spa...you wont want to leave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

beautiful hotel in stunning grounds. staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. food is superb and well presented. treatments are top class. rooms are beautiful and twin rooms are well designed giving you mor privacy than usual. robes and slippers are supplied for your stay. toiletries plentiful. cycle hire is included and is great fun..cycle trail easy to follow and takes you around the stunnig grounds. very friendly place . we were a group of 4 but even going there alone would be comftable. cannot rate it highly enough. we have already planned our return trip.

Visited October 2011
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“a mixed experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Rooms- modern and functional but too hot (and no air.con) and duvets too high thick for uncooled rooms.Bathrooms need somewhere to hang wet swimming costumes.Gardens lovely. Treatments good. Swimming pool has no men's changing room from which you can access the water which is an odd bit of planning. The pool area would benefit from having a spin dyer for wet costumes. Steam room out of action. Food OK but paying a price premium for scallops and getting two on the plate seemed wrong, as did paying extra for duck breast that had obviously been reheated.
Not sure we'd go back as there are so many good spas closer to home.

Visited October 2011
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Worth the money for a treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Had an excellent day visit to the spa. The staff, gym classes, spa, food and atmosphere were excellent. I had a really relaxing time and enjoyed every minute of it. The staff in particular were very good. The facilities are excellent and I would very strongly recommend a visit.

Visited September 2011
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Food to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

My friend and i stayed for an overnight spa break. A hot stone therapy massage was included and the treatment was fabulous. The spa itself is not one of the best I have used, however all the facilities were well cared for and adequate. The sauna was out of action during our stay but this did not spoil our time there in anyway.

The rooms were spacious, beds extremely comfortable including beautiful bed linen.

The restuarant decor was modern - minimilistic - I cannot rate the food highly enough - it was Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. I would go so far to say, some of the best food I’ve eaten - I am particularly impressed with beautifully presented dishes and they were so so pretty………….

Extensive oustanding and beautiful gardens if you fancy some fresh air during your stay.

The one outstanding attribute Lifehouse has to offer is the exemplary customer service. Whoever is managing the establishment has got it 100% right! From the minute we arrived the staff could not do enough for us and this included every member we came into contact with. Bags were carried in from our car, car parked and collected as we checked out. We were very impressed and would thoroughly recommend this spa to anyone looking for a little pampering :-)

Visited September 2011
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