Eastwell Manor in Ashford Kent has always been a spa go-to for My Mum and I as its not too far from my family home in Ramsgate but far enough for us to feel like we’ve made an escape!
In all honesty over the years we sort of felt that the spa had started to look a bit tired and in need of a revamp so when we discovered Champneys had added Eastwell Manor to their portfolio of spa hotels we were VERY intrigued as to what it would be like and how it had been improved….
A few weeks ago we thought we’d go and check it out and stayed at the hotel for a nights stay, it was the 3rd Jan so what better way to kick-start the year than at a lovely spa and beautiful manor house in the countryside for the ultimate mummy daughter sleepover!
I’d never stayed at Eastwell Manor before so was extra excited to experience it properly, also it made it even more relaxing being able to leave the spa and head over to the manor house to chill out and get ready for dinner without rushing off home and having to drive back. We stayed in the ‘Robert Curtoys’ suite which is a HUGE and beautifully decorated room complete with kingsize bed, bath tub, and all the luxury trimmings you get with a premium hotel – there was even a thoughtful hamper in the room on our arrival filled with yummy treats! We enjoyed these whilst sipping on our bottle of bubbly before we went down to dinner, was lovely and the perfect post spa and pre-dinner apéritif.
Both my mum and I were very impressed by how the spa had completely been transformed, it looks totally different in every single way possible and SO fresh, modern and sleek, the cabana style lounge beds around the pool area gives it almost an ibiza style feel to it whereas before the revamp it had a much more traditional vibe. I must say, did like the big old school painting on the wall by the pool before and the darkness of the jacuzzi area but other than that I’m truly impressed with what Champneys have done, they’ve injected life to the place and I think it was much needed. One of my favourite areas of the spa is the spa restaurant / cafe the marble tables and fresh hydrangeas on each table looked so chic and pretty- so insta worthy.
I had an Elemis Deep Tissue Massage and it was AMAZING, just what the Doctor ordered! My therapist was wonderful as she gave me a thorough consultation before she started and totally tailored my treatment to my needs, I told her how much tension I felt in my shoulders and scalp and she made these areas a focal point leaving me walking out of the treatment room feeling utterly relaxed! Very impressed indeed.
My mum had a luxury pedicure which she really enjoyed, she said the beautician was so lovely and chatty and she was very pleased with the end result, the only aspect she would improve as she could’ve done with being offered a cup of tea or coffee as there were parts of the treatment for example the foot mask where you have to wait for 10/15 mins so a hot drink would’ve been a nice way to fill the time. Other than that, it was great!
I would definitely recommend Eastwell Manor especially since the Champneys transformations, we had such a special time there and was just what we both needed, to get away and enjoy some proper pampering together. There’s nothing quite like time with your Mum and I’m already looking forward to the next getaway together!
We especially loved how regal the main manor house is and how, in contrast the spa is – its nice to have best of both worlds which Eastwell Manor certainly has, what a wonderful place.