When I arrived I was told it was VERY busy today as hen parties were in. This was no exaggeration. For a start I couldn't even get a locker and had to leave my handbag at reception and carry my kit bag around with me. But for the most duration I couldn't get a bed or a chair to sit on, I couldn’t get in the sauna or steam or jacuzzi and found myself standing in the corridor not really knowing what to do. . I went in the relaxation room to get some peace and there were 8 people in there all gossiping and giggling. I am happy they were having such a great time but it was so loud and unrelaxing for me. And when I came to go I couldn't get into the changing rooms, every bench and mirror and shower was taken, so I gave up waiting and cancelled my dinner plans in order to try the facilities in peace and be able to shower afterwards.
I hadn't really been able to get into the facilities before my treatments. But I was advised after my treatments not to go into the sauna and steam room as it would negate the benefits, but I hadn't had a chance before so I really wanted this time. So I feel they were somewhat wasted and just found myself feeling annoyed rather than relaxed. .
My treatments were great, but I do wish management would also address the noisy doors in the treatment rooms. Every time someone walks in or out of any room the doors are so noisy it kept breaking my relaxation.
Lunch was included but it was in the restaurant, I was told it was ok to go in my dressing gown but seeing as i was the only one in the restaurant in fluffy dressing gown and slippers and everyone else was in a jacket and tie I felt very embarrassed and went and changed. I think a cornered- off area for spa users would make this less of an issue.
I thought the layout wasn't great, a little disconnected. certainly not enough beds by the pool. more magazines other than ones promoting things there would have been a bit nicer,.
the pool was very cold but more annoyingly the jacuzzi was also very cold.
All I would ask is that someone had mentioned to me when I booked, that such a big party was going to be there. Then I would have had chance to book on another day. I came away feeling very disappointed. I spent £100 -which for me is a sizeable sum on relaxation but more importantly took out a whole day from my very tight schedule to, as one hopes at such a venue, relax. This should have been a great treat but I came away feeling very dissatisfied and frustrated. It was more expensive than other spas Ive visited but by no means as relaxing and welcoming.
Breathe Spa at Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Lingfield Park Marriott® Hotel & Country Club
The new Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club opened it's doors on Monday 10th May 2010 and offers 116 luxurious bedrooms many of which boast stunning views across Lingfield Park Racecourse.
World class facilities available to guests include the 18 hole golf course which has been newly landscaped in parts, putting practice area, a brand new health and leisure facility which includes an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and a selection of treatment rooms offering the best quality spa services at Breathe Spa.