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What We Love

  • Elemental Herbology spa and skincare treatments exclusive to Pennyhill Park
  • Handmade mattresses and pillow menus conspire to allow the perfect night’s sleep
  • The huge outdoor hydrotherapy pool with different massage zones is open late, so you can soak under the stars (and you access it from the water inside, so there’s no chilly dash to the changing rooms)
  • The hotel is the official training base of the English national rugby squad prior to all international games
  • Free WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Romantic and private, it’s perfect for couples, but spa weekenders, families and business travelers will feel equally at home
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What To Know

  • The hotel is currently undergoing room renovations
  • The outdoor pool is closed until October 10; Jacuzzi pool is closed November 14–18; hydro pool is closed October 31–November 11
  • Guests 15 and under are not permitted in the spa
  • Breakfast is only served until 10 a.m. (Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday); checkout is at 11 a.m.
  • This isn’t a quaint boutique retreat; Pennyhill is large and imposing in the grandest English tradition
  • Not the most accessible location, so a car is recommended, especially if you plan to explore the surrounding areas

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Arriving at Pennyhill Park in darkness, as I did, is a double-edged sword. The winding road through the grounds to the hotel is unquestionably more enchanting and atmospheric at night, but it takes away that wow-factor first impression, which this spa escape has in spades.

A grand, old, mazelike hotel spread over several huge low-rise buildings connected by long, twisting hallways, it would have taken longer than my weekend stay to learn my way around properly. Best, then, to remember the routes from room or suite to key areas: the spa, the restaurants and the decadent public areas. Unless you’re of a mind to get lost, in which case the 123 acres of manicured grounds should provide ample distraction.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/1826/prop-79942-1317745438-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”Set on 123-acres of Surrey countryside, Pennyhill is a relaxing break from the busy capital.”}

The 123 rooms and suites are named rather than numbered, which can be confusing when you’re trying to find yours. But all are worth the effort; they’re spacious, light and authentically decorated in bespoke furniture, they have giant bathrooms and excellent amenities, and no two are the same. Bare brick walls, old wall-mounted iron lamps and patterned carpets, curtains and bedspreads add to the castle-like vibe. I half expected to see a knight in shining armor carrying a maiden in distress past my window.

I had dinner in the hotel brasserie rather than the quieter, more formal two Michelin-starred Latymer restaurant, and I wasn’t disappointed. Buzzing with loved-up couples and giggling groups of ladies, it offered food as vibrant as the atmosphere. The soft-boiled hen’s egg with portobello mushroom followed by seared filet of stone sea bass went down well with the recommended Stonedale Chenin Blanc, and I retired well fed and ready for my spa excesses the next morning.

It’s the 43,000-square-foot spa that truly sets Pennyhill apart. Getting myself to leave the exquisite changing rooms was hard, but it was worth it when I was confronted by eight swimming pools and five Jacuzzis (indoor and out) alongside “Heaven,” the spa’s dazzling array of relaxation rooms, from herb-scented saunas and steam rooms to a tepidarium and ice cave. Even if you don’t opt for a spa treatment, you’ll still emerge refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face the real world once more.

How to Get There

Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa
London Road
Bagshot, GU19 5EU United Kingdom

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2454 Reviews
Mr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just wanted to mentioned that my family and I are having lunch in the Brasserie last week and the food was excellent a lots of choices from starters to desserts. And all of the staffs was very friendly and helpful especially Nancy she was so helpful with my mother 79th year of age who’s can’t get up and walk to the buffet herself, Nancy was plated all the food from starters to dessert for her, what a service. We will definitely return and recommended to our family and friends

Afternoon Tea
Reviewed 3 days ago

10 of us went for afternoon tea including 2 children. Was a lovely experience. Roy who looked after our table was courteous and sweet and they really made us feel special. We had so many delicious sandwiches and the cakes were very fresh as well as warm scones.

The room had a great atmosphere. Definitely worth the visit

Our stay
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would just like to say how happy I am to have picked this wonderful place to celebrate becoming engaged to my now “fiancé”.

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by smiling, happy faces on the front desk who couldn’t congratulate us enough.

The helpful and friendly concierge made light work of our luggage, and were keen to show us around the stunning room.

Once we had relaxed a little and unpacked, we visited the bar area where the expert bar staff catered to our every need.
The tall chap behind the bar (I think the manager) made us some awesome cocktails and was very knowledgeable and helpful when I asked for a cigar as I don’t normally smoke so his advise was very welcome.

The live music was such a lovely touch and even played a request by my fiancé. We were so impressed with his talent that we even grabbed his card so that we could book him for our wedding.

Dinner was fantastic and breakfast was just as good, if not better, with an extremely diverse selection from waffles to granola ( waffles were delicious).

We were made to feel so welcome and had such a great time that we were sad to leave.

I really cannot thank the staff at Penny Hill enough for making this milestone in our lives so special and memorable and we are very much looking forward to staying here again.

Paul & Sunny

Brilliant Afternoon Cream Tea
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here with my daughter's and close friend with her daughter. Food was perfect. Cakes were delicious and scones too. We had a bottle of champagne with ours and Teas and Coffees. Our waiter was a delightful man called Susanta Roy.
He was attentive and courteous without being intrusive. Everyone had a fabulous time and the pianist who played tirelessly for 2 hours was amazing. Definitely going to come back again.

Excellent afternoon tea
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the 2nd time we’ve been at Pennyhill for an afternoon tea and each time it has been different,

From the welcome to the goodbye the service is brilliant the staff are welcoming, attentive and there when needed but not over the top.

The food is excellent with a different set of cakes from the last time. The cakes and scones are the best we’ve ever had with a good range but with a seasonal twist.

The service Roy provides is excellent, he is so welcoming, nothing is a problem and goes about any request with a smile and friendly attitude.

We’ve been other places for afternoon tea and have never had as good experience as Pennyhill.