Spa times at The Grove Hotel

This weekend I ventured 18 miles North of London to Hertfordshire to the wonderful The Grove Hotel. January is a long hard month and a perfect opportunity to take a spa weekend in preparation for all the fashion weeks coming up over the next month.
The Grove’s location is perfect for anyone living in London who wants to escape to the country but not drive too far. The hotel has 5 stars, as well as a top notch golf course, spa and 3 restaurants.
The hotel is a country estate, so it is beautiful on the outside with modern decorations on the inside. The spa is modern and has luxurious facilities such as therapies, pool, saunas, hydrotherapy and heat treatments. The products used in the spa are by Espa which I absolutely adore the scent and quality of. It’s such a treat to use them after a good steam!
I love a back, neck and shoulder massage personally, but there’s a whole heap of treatments you can have. The steam room is perfect, the hydrotherepy pool is lovely, the sun loungers are comfortable and there’s always magazines and papers around to be read. The sun loungers are comfortable and great to have a snooze in between treatments and hydrotherepy. I pretty much love this spa, it’s really relaxing, it’s really chilled and it has a great atmosphere. It’s a nice mix couples and friends. It doesn’t seem to attract too many hen parties either. It tends not to be as busy as other more famous spas either, but the facilities are just as good. I didn’t take my phone into the spa, but I did take a couple of snaps of the changing room, the spa rooms is just as beautiful

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I also pop into the juice bar, what a smoothie… Delicious! So the spa is pretty special, now onto the hotel…
In the hotel the products in the bathroom are by The White Company, again more great products which really love to use. The bathrooms have a roll-top bath, there are so many towels and robes, the bed is incredibly comfortable and the room service is second to none.
The Grove have all those details I love, valet parking, complimentary chocolates on the front desk, antiques, art, brilliant TVs, turn downs at the end of the day. The view is also beautiful, I took this photo from our balcony.

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The rooms are clean and modern, and the bathrooms are just stunning. I think the bathrooms at The Grove are just wonderful, so luxurious! Here’s a few snaps of the bathroom.

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In the evening we went to the Glasshouse for dinner, we have been before, it’s beautiful, the service is amazing. It’s incredible food, so much choice, loads of salads, fish, stir fry and so much more. It is £50 a head, and it’s basically a buffet, but a really really nice one, of beautiful foods, which are really delicious. You can see them chefs making the food behind and it’s all very lovely! The deserts are incredible too, I had wonderful meringues, my personal favourite desert!
In the morning, we had breakfast in the bedroom, there’s no breakfast on a tray here, it’s wheeled in on a table! It’s all beautifully cooked, beautifully presented and delicious. We had English breakfast with a latte and smoothies. I also had some sneaky banana pancakes with maple syrup over. I just loved it! Here’s some snaps.

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I love The Grove Hotel, the hotel is beautiful, as is the spa and the food is incredible, it really offers the best of everything, it’s just lovely! I’m feeling so relaxed and refreshed now, it’s a wonderful weekend away! I’ll leave you with a few more pictures I took, and I’d you ever get the chance to go, you should!

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Fierce and Modest!

I’m very partial to a weekend at a spa, London gets so stressful and there is nothing nicer than going to a spa for a little but of relaxation. One of my favourites is the The Grove, just outside of London.

It’s always hard knowing what to wear to a spa, as you do spend most of your time in swimwear and a dressing gown. Personally, I think a one piece is the most appropriate swimwear at a spa. I feel like a tropical bikini looks a bit beachy, so I always feel a black one-piece is the most suitable thing to wear. As we as being modest and comfortable, it’s chic and classic, and not too showy.

I’m obsessed with this swimming costume from super cool swimwear label We Are Handsome, I think is really cool, really sleek and chic. I think it’s perfect for spas or any fabulous holiday! Think Miami, think LA, I love this bad boy! It’s the classic black one piece with a big fierce fabulous twist!

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