28/01/2016

The Spa at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Guildford













A couple of weekends back, my mum and I headed off for a lovely spa day for her belated Christmas present. I booked this in December after looking for a spa that we could drive to, enjoy a treatment each and indulge in afternoon tea, aaaand also be able to do a bit of our fave thing; shopping after.. not much to ask for I know LOL. After browsing what seemed like a million various spas across London & Surrey, I eventually settled on The Spa Guildford at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel where we could spend the day doing all of the above. Being the bad blogger I am, I forgot my camera (duhhhhh), so soz if these photos don't quite do the place the justice it deserves.

The Guildford Spa is tucked away just inside the hotel. You enter and walk through a candlelit purple hallway with lovely relaxing music playing getting you in the zen zone. I had read reviews that it was very small online but I was pleasantly surprised as we walked into reception. The staff were very friendly and took us through to the lobby to fill out some forms for our massages. We were then shown around the spa and given our robes and slippers. 

After changing into our bikinis we headed into the pool area, grabbed a complimentary herbal tea and relaxed on the sunloungers until we were called for our treatment. We both opted for the back, neck and shoulder massage and it was AMAZING. The masseuse was really friendly and kept checking to make sure I was comfortable with the pressure. It was only half an hour but tbh I could have laid there all day. After the massage, we were bought a fresh glass of fruit infused water then we headed back to the pool area to make the most of the facilities. 

The spa also has a small pool, steam room and sauna, we spent the rest of our time going between these and lounging about reading the magazines/papers provided. Afternoon tea was booked for 2, so about 1.30 we headed back to the changing rooms to shower and get ready. If i'm honest, I thought the spa day was the main part of the package so was expecting a couple of sandwiches and a slice of cake but it was absolutely MASSIVE. There was honestly more food that i've had at teas where the cake has been the main event, so we stuffed our faces and pretty much rolled out into Guildford to have a browse around the shops and head on home, feeling very relaxed and refreshed. 

I would definitely recommend this spa for anyone looking for a nice, relaxing day; we've already talked about going back for an hour long full body massage next time. It may not be the biggest but it's definitely intimate, and lets face it who really wants to be parading around hundreds of people in a bikini in January.. I defs ate too many pigs in blankets over xmas for that! 


L x

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