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.
How to Get There
It's been two years since my last visit when there were mutterings of change coming. I wasn't sure what to expect with medical added to the title. I needn't have worried the great staff are the same, John and Charlotte in the gym Frank for an excellent massage and the lovely lady who takes the relax and unwind. The food is if anything even better than before. There have been some improvements to some of the tired areas and more to come. Yes the modern rooms are small and rather boring but the service food and staff are what makes this place special. A shame the have done away with the sharers table, there were many single guests who may have wanted the option of making conversation over dinner. I was also surprised not to be given the normal satisfaction questionnaire hence my review here. I will definitely be returning as it seems they can accommodate guests who just want a special break as well as those following the health regime.
How sad Grayshott Spa is looking now - tired decor and rooms certainly need refurbishing.
Service in the Spa is poor, beds not made today, room not cleaned, shower not working properly.
Have visited this Spa many times over the years and the standard has dropped dramatically, in the restaurant the selection of dishes have been reduced and overall a stay is not good value.
Such a shame.
My wife and I went on the 7 day Health Programme which was first class
It focused on gut management and was really informative and habit changing
Staff were great, treatments excellent ,food was prepared to a very high standard and the rooms very comfortable
We didn’t ever feel hungry and after 2 days of being lethargic got a new lease of life to do gym classes aqua aerobics and practice our golf
The 1 hour lectures I thought of missing but they were really informative and covered ground I was completely oblivious to. Definitely worth going to
2 months on we are still keeping bread grains starch and sugar (apart from Alcohol) out of our diet reduced fruit consumption and our bodies are changing shape for the better
Will definitely return for a refresher next October
The staff here is the reason why I keep coming back , reception staff Kamil and Madeline are so friendly, made me feel at ease as soon as I came here, greeting me with a massive smile and making me feel they were welcolming me into their own home.
Anna, Stamen, Alex and Alexandra and Gaby are also lovely helpful to all my needs
and Fay my megga rock.
Thank you for making my stay so amazing.
20 years’ down the road and some dodgy experiences have all been ameliorated by a lovely 3 day break. Very happy that Grayshott is back to being the best spa experience. Such kind and helpful staff; delicious food; caring treatments and comfortable rooms. Keep up the good work and thank you.