Love is in the air and though a few of you (and us) are probably sick of hearing about Valentine’s Day, we couldn’t let the big day go by without a fittingly romantic Spa of the Week. Situated in some of the UK’s most stunning parkland and honeymoon destination of choice for none other than HRH Queen Elizabeth II herself, prepare to fall in love with Luton Hoo…
Situated next to the River Lea and surrounded by 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens (designed by famous landscape designer Capability Brown), it’s hard to believe that the five-star Luton Hoo is just a ten-minute drive from Luton airport and forty minutes from Heathrow. Previously host to famous guests including Queen Mary, Winston Churchill and Lord Mountbatten, the luxury hotel has been updated in recent years to include a suitably luxurious spa, fully equipped gym and indoor pool.
Look familiar? Well this beautiful location is no stranger to the big screen, having featured in a number of high profile blockbusters including Four Weddings and a Funeral, The World Is Not Enough (the name’s Hoo, Luton Hoo) and War Horse.
Luton Hoo always has and always will be all about grandeur. Once the grounds' stables, the indulgent spa is now home to six luxury treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, vitality pool and heat therapy suite including sauna, steam and solarium. Sorry about that, Seabiscuit.
While unwinding in the state-of the-art facilities, guests can enjoy a range of relaxing treatments including body wraps (Bay and Lemon Body Polish anyone?) and rituals, a variety of massages and facials (including one for the boys), classic manicures and – comparatively less relaxing – waxing.
The Spa also offers a range of spa days and breaks; from the Ultimate Relaxation Spa Day (‘ultimate’ meaning a massage, manicure, facial and personal consultation) to overnight stays like the One Night Aroma Spa Break with Dinner, which includes two short treatments or one long one, a three-course dinner and a full English the following morning.
Other facilities available to guests include a fully restored Victorian grass tennis court (which revolves to follow the day’s sun), an 18 hole (73, 7,107 yard) golf course, mapped walks and jogging trails, clay pigeon shooting and stunning views which can be appreciated even while swimming thanks to the large windows surrounding the heated pool, overlooking the grounds – how’s that for romantic?
Fancy a spot of pampering fit for a Queen? Are you looking for a suitably big hint to drop this February 14th? Or perhaps a place to escape the PDAs and decorative hearts... Take a look at the Spa at Luton Hoo Hotel’s venue page where you can book or buy treatments and escapes now.
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