Stoke Park Hotel & Spa
Just a 15 minute train ride away from London Paddington, Stoke Park is the perfect destination for a relaxing break out of the city. Even though it’s so close to London, you really do feel like you’ve left, which in our eyes is fantastic, you can wave goodbye polluted air and breathe in that garden-fresh oxygen. Stoke Park, the Mansion building, is located in the middle of 300 acres of parkland, lakes, gardens and monuments, that’s a lot of fresh, crisp air ready for you to pander in.
In Stoke Park, you’ll find a couple of beautiful restaurants, bars, a crèche, a magnificent spa with indoor pool and steam room; acres of parkland including a golf course, swing studio and academy, a gym, a dance studio, tennis courts, adventure playground, games room, on-demand movies and free WiFi throughout. This place is great for families, a lover’s retreat or a swift break from the Big Smoke.
The Spa is the best bit, it’s a twist on the classic heritage of the building, with a modern yet chic façade. You’ll notice the standard but of course necessary calming mood-lit areas, a chrome/glass-trimmed fitted gym and a wide range of Thalgo, CACI and Terraké treatments. The brilliant facials and massages include targeted cellulite-busting specialities, Hopi ear candles, reflexology, microdermabrasion, masculine treatments for your boyfriend or dad, manicures and pedicures and pre-natal treatments for mums to be.
Don’t forget to visit the poolside, with an aquarium on one side and the amazing floor-to-ceiling arched windows on the other, you’re bound to feel tranquility completely swathe over you. Not to mention, a beautiful view of the grounds on your left and a deep pool of blue in front of you, it’s the ideal destination for serenity.
Once you’ve washed away your woes, your room can help you escape any reoccurring stresses with a flat screen TV, standalone DVD player, radio, iPod dock, minibar, bathrobes, slippers, rubber ducks, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities and blackout curtains.
Now get yourself ready for dinner, Chef Chris Wheeler, introduces the hotel’s magnificence in his creative dishes for Humphry’s restaurant menu. An outstanding eight-course taster menu, decadent à la carte and a hearty Sunday roast are served alongside views of picturesque grounds in a refined, ornate banquet hall. San Marco’s serves healthy and hearty Italian fare in brasserie-style surroundings with a green-facing terrace and the Orangery is a luxury, bright and perky lounge serving a our favourite – afternoon tea.
Visit Stoke Park for a luxurious, peaceful and revitalising weekend getaway, especially since there’s another bank holiday at the end of this month, go get yourself booked in!