Spa Day at the Lingfield Park Hotel & Spa, Surrey

Published: 5th September 2013

Arriving on a sunny day is always key to a great first impression but even if it had been raining, we would have been impressed with the floral greeting and spacious car park that sat in front of the Lingfield Park, a Marriott Hotel based in Surrey.

Greeted by a warm and friendly team at the desk, we were first shown the different types of bedrooms available. First off was an upgraded double bedroom with its unrivalled views of the Lingfield Park racecourse. We were even lucky enough to catch a race from our great spot! Next was a ‘standard’ twin room. I say ‘standard’ as the only thing that had really changed in quality from the last room to this was the view and the amount of mini bathroom toiletries. The great thing about these twins as well is that not only do they have two DOUBLE beds per room so if there are three or even four of you, you can all stay together! If you have a group of five or six there are interconnecting rooms which are perfect for keeping your group together for your stay.

Leading us back downstairs, our guide then showed us the different areas available for you to dine during your stay.

There is a separate ‘bar’ area complete with comfy seats and a great view of the racecourse. To the left of this is a private dining room, perfect for an intimate gathering, birthday or hen party and then finally the dining area which enjoys views of the racecourse and countryside.

Our final stop was the Breathe Spa, where we were met by Eloise the spa reception manager. The spa leads off directly to the right of the main reception so you don’t have to go outside and freeze on your way to the spa in the winter and it’s only a short jog to the lifts across the lobby should you forget a change of clothes and need to race to your room in your robe before dinner!

First stop was the thermal area. The thermal area enjoys a sauna, steam room, ice fountain, experience shower and mud rasul room. The sauna was cosy with space for five to six and the steam room slightly larger and accommodating around seven. Then onto the pool before our treatments, which had an intimate feel to it thanks to the soft lighting and size of the pool (large enough for those who wish to swim lengths without being the overwhelming size of a regular leisure centre pool). We also thought the whirlpool that sat on the edge of it was a really nice touch! There were 10 loungers around the pool and a relaxation room (offering complimentary teas),just outside the pool area, meaning plenty of places to relax.

The relaxation rooms soft lighting and comfy ‘beds’ were the perfect place to unwind after our treatments (which included a File & Paint with Jessica Nail Polish and an Elemis Facial), and it was a struggle not to doze off which is exactly how you want to feel in a ‘relaxation’ room!

So the only question we have is; when can we come back and enjoy a day at the races in style?!