All posts tagged: best spa in Bath

Review: Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum, Turkey

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum has raised the bar for five-star luxury on the Turkish Riviera. Occupying an enviable position on a secluded stretch of coastline, the resort, a first for Mandarin Oriental in Europe is set amongst pine forests with two private beaches. The outstanding location and cutting edge design of this new resort ensures it’s a must-visit for the discerning traveller. With something for everyone, naturally there’s the beach, water sports, eight restaurants, jogging trails, kids club and a most impressive spa. The rooms are spacious and most have sea views. In fact space is the defining word of the property. There is room to move. High ceilings and a sense of light and openness define the sea facing monolith building. Sea views are captured at every turn, but that doesn’t detract from the exclusive feel and warmth of the hotel. Designed with signature dark wood panels, typical of many MO properties, marble is a key feature which is softened with splash of warm colour, yellow in particular help to add a comforting note to …

Review: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

THE HOTEL: Situated in one of the most iconic parts of Bath, the grand sweeping arc of the Royal Crescent leads you to the refined elegance of the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. A five-star, 45 room and suite Relais & Chateaux property, set within a Grade 1* listed Georgian townhouse the hotel underwent a major multi-million pound refurbishment in 2014. So I thought it was time to see what the hotel has to offer and what delights the spa has in store. Checking into one of the best addresses in Bath, The Royal Crescent Hotel combines elegance and old world English charm with a modern friendly approach. From the smooth, seamless arrival, to the welcoming fire burning in the drawing room, it’s a really friendly and relaxed hotel. Definitely make a reservation to dine in The Dower Restaurant – the tasting menu is impressive. THE ROOMS: Classic and elegant with modern luxury is how it’s described in the brochures and that’s pretty much spot on. With a refined colour palette, our suite featured muted …