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
Excellent facilities, friendly staff, good value for money. Amazing array of facilties to use including spa, excercise area's, relaxation room, pilates, yoga and interesting talks to keep you busy in between treatments
My mum and I try and do some kind of spa break annually (this used to be Champneys in Tring until the developed a "customer is always wrong attitude" - its quite funny to read the replies to customer's complaints on their entry on trip advisor).
Anyway we enjoyed our 2 night classic stay immensely
Good bits: Well maintained, beautiful old building in fantastic spacious tranquil grounds, near to London.
Room was lovely (junior suite 36), huge bathroom. Its worth paying extra for a ground floor room as they have a furnished patio area.
Therapists and treatments were excellent, we upgraded the inclusive treatments from 40 minutes to an hour.
All the service we received off all the staff was really excellent, the staff seem well trained and well looked after by the management.
Quality of food was good.
Not so good bits:
I was told we could have twin beds, however, it is just two mattresses on a kind sized bed frame with separate duvets and sheets. It was okay as I went with my mother, but I could imagine if you were travelling with a friend it may be a bit awkward.
Sauna and steam room were no where near the pool, so we had to walk down the corridor in a towel to use them.
Outdoor pool was freezing.
Treatment waiting area looks like it belongs in an old people's home, which is a shame because the other areas are so nice.
Food quantity in the evening was too low, especially in the evening. I rarely eat breakfast, but found that I ate much more than I normally would as I was so hungry from the night before.
Anyway, its a good option, particularly if you want to lose weight.
Myself and my friend stayed for one night. Had a lovely time...swimming...good food...chilling...relaxing..
beautiful room. (Junior suite room 21)... polite staff..zumba..bike ride
All was going smoothly until...
We were booked into treatments. My friend went first and I was supposed to go straight after. That didnt happen. I waited in the treatment waiting area for 45 boring minuites. They never did come and get me. I thought they were coming any minute
The reception said the therapist called me..ummm I was there for 45 minutes bored out of my my scared yo go to the loo in case they came..why lie. They gave me a refund in the end but I was really looking forward to it. Shame it was a lovely stay and for that money I was really disappointed. That should never of happened!!! Not impressed.
This was my fifth trip to Grayshott and men are certainly in the minority. I was a guest with a tennis friend who has been visiting Grayshott for over 30 years.The place encourages you to relax and unwind from the moment you walk through the door. I like the indoor and outdor pools, the indoor tennis courts (we had lessons each day), and also used the steam room and sauna in the male only section of the spa. The food was phenomenal. Tasty, freshly prepared, healthy and just enough. The staff are very attentive. This spa doesn't feel like the big commercial spas or hotels that I've visited. It is quiet and peaceful. I loved the four nights and was blessed with great weather. I will be back!!
I checked in for a few days of rest and spa treatments over Easter. I love spa breaks and was looking forward to my pre-booked treatments and spending time in the countryside. The surrounding area is lush, green and beautiful and I enjoyed my daily runs on the trails in the back of the hotel. My spa treatments were not as luxurious as I had wanted. I had a body scrub, a massage, reflexology and a body composition assessment. The body scrub was fine, but didn't have any extra touches (such as a foot massage, or hand treatment). I felt like I could have easily done this myself. The massage was nice but again, nothing special or memorable. The reflexology treatment was very nice and I did gain a lot from the body composition treatment. However, my overall impression was that this was not a luxurious, pampering place for spa treatments. The staff were perfectly nice and the food was fine, but the place does not evoke a sense of escaping to a luxury retreat. If you want a really special experience you have to go to places like Chewton Glen or Four Seasons Hampshire. I just don't think this place is for someone who wants to feel extra pampered.