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Galgorm Resort and Spa - the Spa Man

Review: Galgorm Resort and Spa, Northern Ireland

Galgorm Resort and Spa is just over half an hour from Belfast and is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated by the gorgeous river Maine, and set within 163 acres of lush parkland it’s billed as Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel and spa. You will most certainly be greeted with a warm welcome and attentive service, it’s a big property with a big heart and passionate staff. It’s recent expansion and the launch of the Thermal Village has added an additional 48 guest rooms but at no point do you feel crowded or over run with people. Three restaurants and two bars (including a gin and champagne bar) means there are plenty of options for dining and drinking. The River Room offers a classy menu with refined service, Gillies has more hearty fare and Fratelli Restaurante has an Italian menu featuring pasta and pizza. Countryside walks or day trips to the north coast are within easy reach or you could simply lounge in the spa day in day out. …

Voya Lazy Days

Voya Lazy Days reviewed

I’ve been a fan of Voya for some time and was privileged to visit the home of the brand on the West Coast of Ireland a few years back to learn about the benefits of seaweed and the joys of a seaweed bath – which you can now enjoy at home thanks to the spa-at-home seaweed bath in a box – Voya Lazy Days. Voya hand-harvests organic seaweed using traditional methods and combines it with Dead Sea salt to create Lazy Days. The seaweed is dried using a special technique and packaged and sent around the world so that everyone can enjoy the hydrating, skin-caring benefits of a relaxing seaweed bath. Voya Lazy Days Placed in hot water, the seaweed naturally rehydrates and springs back to life in an instant and releases a kind of alginate which is both soothing and moisturising. It feels great on the skin and because the seaweed is in a mesh bag – its not too weird on the skin. For a full experience I ripped the bag open to allow the seaweed to float …

Review: Park House Hotel & Spa, West Sussex

THE HOTEL: In the heart of rural West Sussex, the Park House Hotel & Spa is a bit of an unsung hero. The family owned property is a small country house hotel with a warm heart. Just a stones’ throw from the South Downs, it’s an idyllic setting for a weekend spa escape. With 21 luxury en-suite bedrooms in the main hotel building and three adjacent cottages (where The Spa Man stayed) the décor is designed to reflect an English country home. I was worried it would be on the wrong side of chintzy – but was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there are floral prints, but contrasted with modern fittings and a neutral palette, it really works. If you aren’t heading to the spa you could laze by the outdoor pool or try tennis, croquet, lawn bowls, or a quick round of golf on the six-hole par 3 golf course. And do make plans to dine in the restaurant. The tasting menu was top class. THE SPA AT PARK HOUSE HOTEL & SPA: The award-winning spa …

Spa with a difference

If you want to get away from it all and enjoy a spa experience that is just a little bit different – Archerfield Estate in Scotland has just the thing. The team has built two bath huts in the walled garden at Fletcher’s Cottage Spa. They offer guests utter tranquillity and their own private space where you can relax in a detoxifying VOYA Seaweed or aromatherapy bath. These can be enjoyed alongside the wood burning stove and (so I’m told) hot chocolate! Sounds fantastic to me.  You can also book a massage treatment to follow – on site therapists will come to the bath huts to do the treatment. Bath Hut experiences start from £40 with a range of VOYA baths to choose from. www.archerfieldhouse.com/spa