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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

Afternoon Tea
ROY-LEAN

A friend of ours gave us a invite for afternoon tes at Pennyhill Park.
We decided to use it to celebrate my wife, Annette,s birthday. We decided on the 3pm sitting. Upon arrival we were greeted by a staff member, who welcomed us, took our coats then showed us to a table for two in the window. A menu was presented listing all the wonderful savouries, cakes and scones. Any kind of tea and coffee was offered, my wife had capachino and i had english tea. We were asked what sandwiches we prefered, it was lovely to be offered fillings not shown on the menu.
Our beverages were served, tea in a teapot using tea leaves, complete with strainer.
Then along came our individual sandwich & cakes. Beautifully presented and cut into fingers. Beverages were topped up at regular intervals. Once we had our fill hot scones, jam and cream were brought to our table. The service throughout was attentive,friendly without any feeling of intrusion. All in all “Afternoon Tea” was a pure delight, one i would gladly recommend to anyone looking for that special occasion.

A "Cozy" room, as big as an apartment!
FlyBacon

We booked an overnight stay for my wife's birthday. We had to wait a bit after check-in, to be shown to our room - and we wouldn't have found it on our own! They name the rooms as well as numbering them. It was a little bit of a trek, but in fact was easy to find once you knew the route, including the "secret passage" to the Spa.
Bedroom was HUGE with a beautiful King-size bed and crisp, white linen bed ware.
Bathroom had a large walk-in shower, a huge stand-alone bath (with TV) and underfloor heating.
Only two mild criticisms - a) The TV is very small for such a large bedroom. b) No matter how hard we tried we struggled to get the heating temperature down to a comfortable level. We should called for help. Check-out was easy and we departed, happy, the next morning.

Really good bar menu
gerryh_13

My wife and I and our friends have been here before over the years but this is the first visit for a light lunch. The bar area is nicely laid out and the seating is remarkably comfortable. Tables good size and height.
Bar menu is adequate and varied. My 3 companions each had the crayfish BLT. Scored highly but generally thought to have too much bread. I had the beef soy and noodle dish which was very good.
Service was good efficient and friendly.
Good job well done.