My husband booked a 1 night spa break for us at The Malvern Spa as a relaxing treat after managing to persuade our parents to have our children for the weekend! First impressions I have to say were not the greatest. Set to the back of a retail and business park was not my idea of tranquil settings, however, upon entering reception,which was immaculately clean and well presented, my initial fears soon went away. Reception staff were polite and very helpful in explaining to us where to find all the facilities and our room for the night, which was lovely! It was very clean, beautifully and tastefully decorated and we liked the option of having a choice of pillows to ensure a pleasant nights sleep. Nice touch!
We had decided not to book any treatments as we felt the facilities would be more than adequately relaxing and we were right. The outdoor pool was great with all the different heated jacuzzi/whirlpool areas, indoor heated pool was lovely and we enjoyed the various steam rooms, salt rooms and saunas that were available.
We had booked for an evening meal at the restaurant but upon seating and looking at the menu we realised that the choices were somewhat limited, although what was on offer sounded lovely Id like to add but not to our more simple tastes -certainly no reflection on the menu or the chef as we saw some dishes being brought out that looked and smelt fab, just not for us. We did look at the lunchtime menu but decided to leave and eat elsewhere. The staff were very helpful and did offer us choices so can not fault them at all.
After a good nights sleep, we ventured down to breakfast and were more than pleased with the selections on offer. Fresh juices, fruits and yoghurts, alongside cereals, croissants, pastries and toast. Then a wide selection of cooked breakfasts from the traditional to smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and porridge. We left feeling more than satisfied, to rest for a little while before grabbing our last hour or so using the facilities before leaving for home. As we didn't eat the night before we were refunded £50 which was a nice touch and although we had to wait a while to check out, the staff were pleasant, polite and apologetic for our wait.
I'd recommend The Malvern and would return again, maybe with the girls this time and sample the treatments on offer! Definitely don't be put off by the location or look of the place, once inside you would never know it wasn't situated at the foot of the Malverns!
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