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4.5
Very Good 2423 Reviews
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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 2423 Reviews
Service levels need improvement at the Spa.
Reviewed 4 days ago

As we live in the local area , we have stayed at Pennyhill Park on numerous occasions, as well as attended weddings here. It has always been a favourite.

However, my friends and I had a recent overnight stay here and were extremely disappointed with the service at the Spa.

The drink service was extremely slow and when the drinks arrived they were always below the requested measurement or the incorrect order!

It caused so much confusion around the pool and took away from a relaxing spa experience; we wanted to enjoy the facilities and not be waiting for drinks or food that we had ordered.

Furthermore, the empty plates and glasses were also left lying around, which is completely unacceptable.

When we went to speak to staff, we would find them grouped together chatting.

A disappointing experience for a 5* spa.

Christmas 2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my family-all 9 of us- for a 3 night Christmas, 2018 package to Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa in Bagshot. It was our 6th Christmas at this hotel and we have already reserved our rooms for 2019. Everything was great and all the food, accommodation and entertainment was first class. The staff were most helpful and it was a very exhilarating experience.

Up market, great service, terrific breakfast. Great spa.
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a suite in the old building. Large room, could have been warmer but okay. good bed and great bathroom - clean. We used the spa which is excellent and a great variety of different spa facilities. Can't fault the breakfast, self serve but also a menu. Waitress service somewhat slow -had to approach her to obtain items from the menu. Large carpark 200 yds away so go into the courtyard to drop your bags. Plenty of room to turn round unless arrogant idiots are double parked. A very pleasant one night gt awy, would we go again? Well we just did.

Fantastic as always
Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently treated myself to an overnight stay. Everything was superb, from check in to leaving. My room was wonderful with a four poster and a huge bathroom. Wonderful comfy bed with first rate linen and down pillows. Soft robe, but no slippers, which was a surprise, especially as the bathroom floor is tiled and massive.
I ate lunch in Themis which was delicious with very attentive staff. The spa was just superb and quite quiet which I liked. I especially enjoyed swimming in the outdoor pool with the steam contrasting against a clear blue sky on a very crisp, frosty morning. Also nice to just phone for a coffee and a pastry, brought to your lounger.
Dinner was delicious, the veloute soup was sensational.
The whole experience was first class, thank you team at Pennyhill Park.

Breakfast Hall
Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my boyfriend came up for breakfast in the brasserie for his birthday as I wanted to treat him. The buffet was excellent, offering a variety of different foods ranging from a cooked breakfast to little bits such as fruit and pastries. There was so much choice it was unbelievable. The service was great. We got seated by a lovely lady called usa and our waiter for the morning was freya, she offered excellent service and made our breakfast very enjoyable, even going out of her way to bring over a birthday plate and making sure everything was okay. I would definitely recommend the breakfast. Loved it!