Grayshott Health Spa
What We Love
- A quaint spa retreat in the English countryside, with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus spa perksThe 47 acres of leafy English greenery surrounding this 19th-century property
- The interesting range of holistic therapies available, from reiki to reflexology
- Picking between the fabulous classes and activities available
- Feeling good about the imaginative dining – both delicious and health-conscious
What To Know
- There's a cinema room that has daily screenings as well as loaner DVDs that you can take to your room
- WiFi and phone reception are hit or miss
- There's an indoor and outdoor pool along with sauna and steam room facilities
Grayshott Health Spa is one of the very few true destination spas in the UK. Unlike at a typical hotel, visits to Grayshott are aimed at improving your health and well-being, with therapeutic treatments, healthy spa cuisine and a full range of fitness classes. Not only was the hotel named the Favorite UK Spa Retreat by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller and given a man’s seal of approval in GQ, but it has attracted rave reviews from publications like The Telegraph and The Independent, as well.
In addition to the renowned spa, Grayshott boasts tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, a cinema, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and acres of protected gardens and orchards. With sweeping lawns adjoining 700 acres of National Trust land, Grayshott Spa promises that sublime get-away-from-it-all feeling. And with rural names like Sheep Grove and Tangle Wood among your surroundings, you know you’re in real country territory, so bring your walking boots.
Good to know
This property is adults-only.
Please note that a discretionary 7.5% service charge is payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.
Also note that the male and female spa areas are separate, but the pool is shared.
Rooms and suites
Each of the 59 suites and bedrooms are finished to an elegant and comfortable standard, with sumptuous furnishings, luxury fabrics and both modern and traditional textiles. Most of the rooms overlook the gardens and grounds. Upgrade to the Junior suite to enjoy more space, with a separate living area, two TVs and a lavish king-sized bed.
Your dining experience at Grayshott is all about balance, health and nutrition. The retreat’s executive chef and dietician have worked together to create delicious menus within the parameters of healthy eating and balanced nutrition. Gone are the days when a “spa diet” involved fasting or bland food. Here, you can benefit from a carefully balanced diet while still enjoying delicious cuisine. If you’re really serious about watching what you eat, you can book a nutritional consultation with one of the in-house nutritionists, who will create a dietary plan for you to use and take home.
Grayshott has spent more than 40 years perfecting its holistic approach to natural therapy, relaxation, exercise and nutrition to create a unique, stress-releasing environment, earning it a world-wide reputation for the quality of its therapies and treatments. The atmosphere here is relaxed, and the dress code casual – lounging in your robe and slippers is encouraged.Facilities at Grayshott include a twinkly steam room, a sauna, a hydrotherapy pool, a cold plunge pool and two swimming pools – one indoor, one outdoor (open April to September only). There’s also a cozy relaxation room, comfortable changing facilities and individual treatment rooms. It’s worth noting that the facilities are divided into male and female areas.
Just one hour from London, Grayshott’s rural Surrey location also places it close to pretty Farnham – think gorgeous little main street and nice pubs – and the enormous South Downs National Park.
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We had a lovely 4 days , definitely will come back. All the staff were exceptional, the treatments were great didn't feel rushed. Enjoyed the experience immensely. We stayed at the end of August lucky it was still really sunny, we were able to use the pools and loungers between treatments. The property itself could do with a little bit of a lift and the shop was disappointing, however that did not detract from my lovely stay. I have visited the Health spa at Forest Mere and I must say the staff and treatments at Grayshott out shone them.
Spent the day at Grayshott with my sister-in-law to celebrate her birthday and had an excellent time, the reception staff were very welcoming and the treatments were very good. The pool was a good size and we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves for much of the time we swam. The buffet lunch offered was extremely good and enjoyed very much by both of us.
Thank you for making this birthday memorable, we will definitely be back, hopefully in the not too distant future.
As a group of friends we come annually for a Spa Day. This year we had to pay in advance which we all did. There was a mix up for which Grayshott were at fault which led to some embarrassment and someone unnecessarily paying twice.
We do love Grayshott for it’s calm atmosphere, enjoyable lunch and excellent talks. The one we went to on Stress was very good.
However not for the first time the outdoor pool wasn’t heated and nor was the indoor jacuzzi. Apparently there was a problem. Also 2 of us were unable to have a hot shower.
It is disappointing as we love getting together here. We can only hope for improved standards of maintenance and efficiency next year.