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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 2508 Reviews
Wonderful hotel
Reviewed 20 hours ago

We had a truly great night's stay at this beautiful hotel! The spa is fantastic - our biggest decision was which spa to use and then completed experience in the pool for a relaxing swim. The restaurant great and food was delicious. The staff at Pennyhill were super, always friendly and most helpful. Our stay was a surprise Anniversary treat from family and it was certainly one to remember - the hotel also treated us by upgrading our room to a beauty! It is a hotel we would highly recommend to anyone.
L & A

Lovely Hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful hotel, super staff and the spa is out of this world! The restaurant was also great, lovely food and fab service. I would say that it's probably not good if you have trouble walking because the hotel is really spread out, even a few staff commented on that, but we're able so didn't make too much difference to us. The roundabout outside reception got heavily congested with cars, that could do with redesigning as there's an accident waiting to happen there. All in all a lovely place.

Beautiful hotel
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have stayed here twice and both times it’s been perfect from start to finish. Highly recommend hotel, restaurant, and spa. Most of the staff are really good (apart from at the somewhat disorganised pool bar) It is pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

Many places offer afternoon tea, but none are Pennyhill Park.
Reviewed 5 days ago

So what makes PHP stand out? Maybe its the food itself, the unusual deserts, the teas, the extensive cocktail menu at the bar, the beautiful setting? Or, maybe it's the service from people like Roy that tie the whole experience together. Truth be told, I come for the service.

Worth a visit.

Hit and miss
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at this hotel for the purpose of being close to Ascot which we had tickets for.
Driving up to the hotel through lush parklands on a winding drive way, sets the scene for what’s to come. The hotel building is certainly grand, with many outbuildings and beautiful outdoor spaces. Supercars line the courtyard and the place defiantly exudes grandeur.
Check in was very efficient and friendly, finding your way to the room however quite a mission, esp if your lugging heavy suitcases around with you.
Our room was in one of the separate buildings and up quite some stairs (hotel does not have elevators) so getting orientated was a little tricky. Once inside the suite, we were actually disappointed. This particular suite (Pansy) is a maisonette set up but the upstairs space is completely charmless and uninspiring. A complete waste of space. The skylight does not have any form of blinds fitted so sleeping before nightfall is impossible if you’re light sensitive (or jet lagged as we were). The same goes for the main window, there were no dark out curtains there either.
There was also no “do not disturb” sign that we could engage which always bugs me esp if you’re jet lagged and just want your peace and quiet without the worry that someone could come through the door at any moment

Also, being in the country side, I would have loved to be able to throw the windows open to let in some fresh air. The windows only opened a crack though, making the room feel claustrophobic and stuffy.
The mini bar/ fridge had a little bottle of milk sat inside it, looking forlorn and bare.

Breakfast was a good spread of continental and warm dishes ... nothing super exciting but a decent selection.

We had room service for dinner on the second night and while the food arrived very quickly, the delivery was wrong. On pouring this out to the staff member he immediately went on the defensive saying we’d got it wrong. We showed him his very own order summary and he had to admit his error.
Credit were credit is due though, the food was delicious.

So, in summary, I would not give this hotel a 5 star rating, too many niggles that keep me from
giving them full marks for a luxury property.