Last weekend I took my mum to the East Sussex National Hotel & Spa for a relaxing spa day and birthday treat. I booked online through a company called Spa seekers which offers a range of spas to choose from in your area.
The hotel itself and the surrounding grounds are beautiful, and the Horstead Health Club is located on site next to the main hotel.
We were pleasantly greeted by friendly staff who assisted us in booking our spa treatment times and lunch. After being handed our robes, towels and slippers my mum and I made our way to the changing rooms and then into the spa.
The spa facilities are excellent. Visitors have the choice of the large heated pool, a steam room and sauna, and a Jacuzzi. There is a selection of loungers, chairs and tables around the pool, and the choice of hot and cold complimentary drinks are available during your visit.
During our day visit I discovered there was a gym onsite at the health club and I was gutted I didn’t bring my gym clothes, however I certainly had an amazing time relaxing and napping around the pool.
The Horstead spa has nine treatment rooms and offers a range of treatments guaranteed to leave you feeling indulged and relaxed. The staff were helpful, attentive and made sure we were comfortable before allowing us to choose our massage and treatment oils.I decided to opt for a back,neck and shoulder massage and my mum had a facial, both treatments were tailored to our needs and specifications.
We shared a treatment room and the quiet ambiance and soft music left both of us nearly nodding off!
Lunch was a delightful and delicious bento box filled with different sandwiches and cakes alongside a cream tea. As you can see I didn’t hold back and already tucked into a sandwich before snapping this pic!
I have visited a few spas in the Sussex area and overall I definitely think the facilities at the East Sussex National are some of the best, I highly recommend this spa if you are looking to escape the business of your everyday life and I can’t wait to go back and maybe even play a round of golf next time!
What spas have you visited? Leave a comment below.