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Wyboston Lakes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wyboston
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton
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“Most impressed!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I do have very high standards when it comes to hotels and I must admit I am swayed by looks of a hotel but due to the fab spa break deal we got I ignored the fact this hotel didn't look so great! I have to say we were more that pleasantly surprised and the hotel exceeded our expectations.

Upon arrival we checked in and were given our room. We were very very impressed with the decor of the hotel and the effort obviously gone to modernise the building. We did think a little cladding or similar could finish the exterior off to this standard (especially when lying in the hydrotherapy pool!) Unfortunately the room we were given had a distinct smell of smoke but the receptionist swiftly reallocated us.

Our room was well equiped with a proper hair dryer and iron. The bed was large and comfy. We had a very peaceful nights sleep.

We were very impressed that the spa could be used on the day of arrival from 15.00 at until 18.00 the next day, a lot of spas don't let you use the facilities that long. The staff were very friendly and helpful which was something the hotel should be proud of. The spa was amazing! We have visited lot of spas and this is comparable to the best out there. The changing rooms were large and nicely laid out. The spa itself was great. The rooms were varied and enough to keep you occupied! The hydrotherapy pool was delightful to relax in. Little touches such a blankets were lovely. The time out room was fab with water beds and pods to relax in. A few suggestions - more hooks for gowns and towels as we had to put ours on the floor most of the two days. The attendant said they suggest not taking the gowns into the spa which didn't make sense. Towels are free flowing which we were surprised at. It was only on leaving we saw people taking blankets and bubbly to the outside seating area - perhaps this could be promoted as we would have done this.

We had lunch and an afternoon treat in the spa cafe - the chocolate moose was to die for!! Dinner was very impressive. The three course meal was all delicious. Staff were friendly and skilled. One little suggestion -some proper veg with the main course would have been nice! Breakfast offered a wide selection of fresh hot and cold food. Our only small grumble here was that the juice didnt seem fresh and tasted very artificial.

A 5 star trip and we will be back!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CSWybo, Director of Operations, Hotel, Spa & Leisure at Wyboston Lakes Hotel, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed our new Spa facility. We are certainly very proud of it.
Your comments about slight improvements have been noted by our Spa Management. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I went Wyboston Lakes for their Chillax and Stay package on the Mothers Day weekend and I have to say we had a BRILLIANT time! The spa in particular was great- the staff were really friendly and the facilities were excellent. Being Mothers Day I thought it would be really busy and staff told me it was a 'busy day' but what was really nice is it didn't feel like it. There was plenty of space in the changing room and the pool and most of the time we had the sauna/steam rooms to ourself. We had a three course meal in the evening and the food in the restaurant was lovely. The bedroom was comfortable and clean. We also went to the gym as it was all included in the price and again, I had a great time. I would highly recommend a spa weekend here- we're hoping to go back again soon!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I booked the "Chillax Sunday Stay" here for my mum's mothers day present and we have no complaints. The deal was £56.50 per person and included one night in the hotel, use of the thermal spa for both days, a three course dinner and breakfast. Though the outside of the hotel is slightly dated inside the decor is really lovely, the room included. The beds were amazing, both were 3/4 singles and super comfy! The hotel was clean and the service at reception and at dinner and breakfast was great.

The spa was also amazing, happily spent a day using the facilities and reading in the chill out area. However, the spa cafe could have done to have more food options as going down to the main restaurant for lunch in a dressing gown was not on option! Other than this, we had a thoroughly lovely couple of days here.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I stayed in the hotel overnight with three female friends after using the spa facilities. The hotel does not really look like a hotel from the outside, but once instead the decor is lovely. The spa is devine and we will be returning in the future. We had both lunch and dinner in the main restaurant. The food was reasonably priced, wonderfully presented and tasted great. The service was quick. The rooms although compact were not too bad a size. The shower room was a good size. The spare towels are kept in the bottom drawer in the bedroom. There are three mirrors in the room, including a full length one, with good lighting for doing your makeup. I would suggest that more teabags are provided although I'm sure they could be obtained from reception with no hassle. I would like to highlight that the willow suites are separate from the main building and so you will have to walk/drive between the buildings if you plan to dine in the main building. It's not far a 1min drive or a 5min walk. It's not far but worth bearing in mind when wearing heels. The staff are all very professional and nothing was too much for them. We had a lovely stay and will return in the future. Regarding g location it's not far from the a1. Although not far from St Neots or Bedford there doesn't appear to be much in the immediate vicinity and transport will be required to get you to the surrounding areas.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Fab girlie spa break. Exceptional service made to feel very special. Large group dealt with very well. Food was faultless great quality and choice. Will be returning. Great value for money. Staff are amazing.

  • Stayed March 2013
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CSWybo, Spa Director at Wyboston Lakes Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. I am delighted that you had such a lovely time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

A large group attended for our work conference for one evening. On arrival my room was not ready so the reception staff put our baggage in a lockable room and we headed for coffee. At lunch, the rooms were still not ready. Lunch was very good, a selection of hot or cold meals and puddings. Nice fresh bread as well. Around the hotel there were a couple of areas where you could get a proper coffee or hot chocolate from a machine which was a nice touch. Mid afternoon and our rooms were still not ready so at the end of the day activities we checked in. As the main part of the hotel was full we were in the conference training centre which we discovered is a 15 minute walk! It was cold, sleeting and windy which did not help. Once there, the rooms did not have an iron and were very clean but basic. What upset us most was we then had to walk back again for dinner which for the ladies in the party with high heels, dresses and nicely done hair is not good in freezing temperatures and winds. There is no courtesy busses or even golf buggies and in the dark you were walking along a poorly lit road. Fine going as a group but is this safe for a single lady? Evening meal was very good and tasty. Then a further 15 minute walk again home in sleet was not helpful. Not once were we told what time breakfast was served til the next day so by 9 am the majority of the group in the conference centre were refused anything to eat which is very poor for a business hotel. Of the 9 of us in our little group only 4 managed to get food and two just made it at 9 am. The others were ten minutes later and too late. Then some of the group had another 15 minute walk again to see if they could have breakfast in the main hotel but were too late there as well so all in all we got some exercise, were left very cold and the set up of the rooms very basic if you were not in the main hotel. The need to invest in a minibus or something and light up the pathways better plus better signage from one area to the conference room.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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CSWybo, Director of Operations, Conference & Training at Wyboston Lakes Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. Your conference was a large group and the details and arrangements of room allocations, etc., were all as directed by the conference organisers. We did make vehicles available on site to transfer people too and from centres, but unfortunately this was not utilised. I have taken on board your comments regarding lighting on the pathway and this will be passed to our Facilities Manager. With regard to breakfast times, I am sorry that this was not communicated to you, it absolutely should have been. Information Packs are provided in all of our bedrooms and I apologise if this was not available to you.
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

stayed over last december,food for the xmas bash was good,room was typical travel lodge style,the smallest bath ive ever been in,had to stick my legs half way up the wall to get my head under the water,would stay again but know what to expect. Tony

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wyboston Lakes Hotel
Address: Waterfront Centre Great North Road, Wyboston MK44 3AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Wyboston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wyboston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Wyboston Lakes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyboston Lakes Hotel is set in 365 acres of countryside, midway between Cambridge and Milton Keynes. It is home to the Waterfront Restaurant which enjoys stunning views of the lake and golf course. The Hotel has 103 furnished ensuite bedrooms with all the amenities you would expect from when you are away from home. It provides a perfect setting for private dining or special occasions, with dining areas and party rooms overlooking the lake. Wyboston Lakes Hotel makes the perfect destination for visitors to the area of Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge or Peterborough. As well as lots to do in the region, there are a wide range of activities for you to enjoy and the flexibility to have your stay just as you want it. Enjoy time at Y Spa, our stunning spa facility, providing relaxation, rejuvenation and pleasure. Y Spa offers wonderful therapies to take you away and revive tired bodies and minds. Incorporating stunning therapy rooms, steam and salt rooms, Rasul, water beds and relax areas. A signature feature is the external hydro-pool and kelo sauna, which is connected internally to the thermal suite with an open fireplace and loungers poolside. The 18 hole golf course is beautifully set with great views and challenging play. We offer a residents golf rate of £14 per person mid-week, or £25 per person at the weekend. In addition we also have a Golf Driving Range. The Wyboston Lakes Health & Leisure Club is a great place to work-out and guests of Wyboston Lakes Hotel can use this facility free of charge. Guests staying at the Hotel can also enjoy FREE Wi-Fi across the hotel as well as in the bedrooms. ... more   less 
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