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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 2564 Reviews
Minimoon!
CAMjanee

We had the most incredible stay and wanted to thank Pennyhill staff for making it such a memorable mini moon break after our wedding. We stayed for three days and two nights and nothing was too much. The little details in the suite to the excellent service throughout our the restaurants, bar and including the spa. The treatments we had at the spa were brilliant also.
We would like to thank Jeffrey and Rob especially from the Latymer restaurant where we had the tasting menu with paired wines. Their service made the entire evening with the out of this world menu from Matt Worswick and team. Thank you. We will be returning.

Beautiful groups and spa
feliciaa41

Here’s the points that I made while I was there though I’m Posting this 4 months after .
We arrived for afternoon tea followed by dinner we got caught in bad traffic on the motor way which greatly delayed us and the hotel kindly accommodated us. Afternoon tea was delicious.

We had a private room for dinner with our large party, the Dinner was also super tasty and the staff were attentive and accommodating.

Lovely well maintained grounds and reception.
Decent size car park With facility to drop off immediately outside the hotel.
The contemporary rooms were great in size and tastefully styled I preferred them to the classic rooms where I stayed.... I found ;-
Chandelier too low
Walls thin. Could hear full conversations, loud all night put my ear phones on I could still hear thier phone ringing. There were two wedding parties that night.
Carpet a bit smelly
Good lightening in bathroom
Great size room
We booked Three in our room however amenities for two.
Showers lovely & clean jacuzzi available if you are into that. His and hers sink good when room occupancy more than 2
No A/C but dyson/ hot and cold fan in our room .. also windows could be opened
Our Bed so so soft and uncomfortable everyone else slept well (we were a group of 13)
Nice quality towels and bed linen
Lovely spa which provided robes towels flip flops there was a hot room ice room sauna friendly staff spa area clean and well Maintained
straighteners dyson hair dryers provided
Breakfast ok with no complaints and a nice variety of foods.
The staff were mostly kind caring and attentive. I got the feeling that if we had gone on a less busy weekend it may have been even better.
With that said I would return to Pennyhill and I would recommend..

Bank Holiday Treat
ChristineW415

We booked this a couple of days before the Bank Holiday, having seen the weather forecast and realising we were free to go!
We had followed Bake off - the professionals, which is where we heard of Pennyhill Park and had been wanting to visit and experience afternoon tea. A journey of almost 4 hours meant we really needed an overnight stay, so we booked the brasserie offer which included an evening meal and entrance to the spa.
The spa was the best I have been to, I absolutely loved the outdoor pool and as it was extremely hot, spent a lot of time in there, but the inside facilities were superb too

Our room was really lovely with a separate lounge area and amazing bathroom, lovely touches such as a bottle of local spirit and nice bathrobes made it a great experience.

The afternoon tea on the Monday - best ever - catered for my husbands fussy tastes as well!! Beautiful China, service and amazing food - lovely.

The only "must do better" suggestion was the service on the Brasserie on the Sunday night - I think his name was Edmund and whether he was having a bad day or was new, I'm not sure? Pretty curt - took our drinks order but didn't seem to know what a lager shandy was for my husband and eventually agreed on beer and lemonade which were then brought separately with two glasses - I ordered a glass of white wine. My husbands drink (s) were eventually brought after we had received our starter and I had to ask where my wine was at which point I was told it " was coming" , only for the waiter to come back a minute later and ask me which wine it was and whether it was a bottle or a glass?
Service was not with a smile and following our main course, we were just presented with the dessert menus, I'm usually asked if I would like to see the dessert menu? The only reason I can think of for the strange behaviours was that our booking was 9pm and they were obviously beginning to get breakfast tables ready towards the end of our meal - we had been given that time when we booked as there were no other times available and there were plenty of other couples there at that time - maybe he was just having a bad day, but it was a real shame as it was the only negative experience.

We will return - the spa, afternoon tea, rooms and general service were excellent and worth the 4 hour trip