Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa, Nutfield, Surrey RH1 4EL - review

In this month's spa review, our reader panel visit the rural surroundings of Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa, near Redhill. Here's what they had to say...

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine June 2011

In this month’s spa review, our reader panel visit the rural surroundings of Nutfield Priory Hotel and Spa, near Redhill. Here’s what they had to say…

Words by Janet Donin

Name of spa:Nutfield Priory Hotel and SpaAddress:Nutfield, Surrey RH1 4ELTel: 01737 824425 / www.handpickedhotels.co.uk.

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What you can expect…  This is a great location for Surrey Life readers and very welcoming. There are seven treatment rooms plus the impressive double Ruby room and adjacent Hyalite room with its relaxing double massage bath.

Facilities… In the spa, there is a beautifully tranquil relaxation room, a rather crowded sitting/dining room, plus a buzzy nail and pedicure area. You can also take advantage of the gym and the pool, which has steam and sauna rooms and a jacuzzi. The restaurant area overlooks a pretty garden and offers a good selection of food.

Go because… Whether you go for the day or an overnight stay, you’ll find this to be an enjoyable and friendly experience. The therapists are very professional and the spa offers excellent value for money.

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A day at the spa with treatments and lunch can cost as little as �110 while an overnight residential spa escape, with dinner, breakfast and treatments, starts from �156.50.

Reader reviews...

Deborah Cook, Dorking Treatment tested: The Regenerating Facial, �62 for 55 minute

Surroundings… The spa is in a lovely setting and has a nice relaxing atmosphere. Before my treatment, I went for a swim in the pool overlooking the garden and relaxed in the jacuzzi.

Treatment…Nikki, my therapist, began by analysing my skin to ensure she used the right products. The facial itself was very soothing and enjoyable starting with a deep cleanse and exfoliation, followed by a lovely herbal tone. While a hydrating mask soaked in, Nikki massaged my head, neck and shoulders, which relaxed all the muscles. Finally, she applied eye cream and a rich moisturiser.

The experience… Nikki was a very competent and professional therapist, who explained exactly what she was going to do and why, but didn’t chat unnecessarily, allowing me to completely relax. I don’t have facials very often, but this was so enjoyable it made me think I should! A real treat.

Yvonne Brampton, Reigate Treatment tested: The Bamboo Sticks Full Body Massage, �70 for 55 minutes

Surroundings… I’ve often passed this hotel but didn’t realise there was a lovely spa attached. Everywhere was very peaceful but I found the treatment rooms a little bare.

Treatment…The Bamboo Sticks Full Body Massage is a unique experience. Using Gerard’s Bamboo Massage oil, Nikki, my therapist, rolled the silky bamboo canes very firmly over all my body, while following through with equally firm massage by hand on specific pressure points. She even used a tiny stick on my face.

The experience…This is not for the faint-hearted, but I found it very invigorating leaving me feeling full of energy. It’s designed to improve circulation, relieve stress and strengthen muscles. Not surprisingly, it’s also favoured by men, but for me it was a fabulous experience and one that I would love to have again.

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