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Spa report




If you fancy a relaxing city break then look no further than this luxurious spa located right in the heart of Bath.

Set in the centre of the city’s famous Royal Crescent, a magnificen­t curved building dating back to 1767, the hotel enjoys beautiful views.

The spa at The Royal Crescent, which has recently been renovated, includes a relaxing stone-walled swimming pool, a vitality pool with massage jets, a Himalayan salt-infused sauna and a blossom steam inhalation room.


There is something to suit all tastes and budgets from luxurious hot stone massages to speedy express manicures.

There are treatments available for couples and a selection for men with most using products from the luxury spa brand Espa.

TREATMENTS TESTED Espa Personalis­ed Facial, £95, 60 minutes

During an initial consultati­on, my therapist asked about my skin concerns.

I told her I had sensitive skin so she tailored the treatment towards calming my complexion.

The treatment began with a deep cleanse using hot towels and a light exfoliatin­g scrub. Next my therapist massaged a soothing oil over my face using firm, circular motions, explaining the massage was designed to reduce puffiness.

A nourishing face mask was then applied before my therapist finished the treatment with a soothing serum.

Leaving the spa my skin looked and felt amazing. Any redness and tightness had gone and my complexion was left clear and bright.

Luxury Pedicure, £50, 60 minutes

The treatment began with an aromathera­py foot soak. After this a scrub was applied from my toes to my shins before the soles of my feet were buffed with a pumice stone.

My therapist then pushed back my cuticles, massaged my feet with oil and used a strengthen­ing base coat on my toenails. I opted for a vibrant orange Jessica varnish to finish the look.


Dinner in the award-winning Dower House Restaurant was exceptiona­l. The scallop sashimi with smoked eel and avocado wasabi was delicious as was the Cornish stone bass.

Throughout our stay the staff couldn’t do enough to help, even drawing me a map with directions to the Roman Baths.


Rooms start from £265 per night and suites from £465, which includes use of the spa facilities and a full English breakfast.


For more informatio­n visit royalcresc­ent.co.uk or call 01225 823 333

 ??  ?? HISTORIC SPLENDOUR: The curved Royal Crescent dates from 1767
HISTORIC SPLENDOUR: The curved Royal Crescent dates from 1767

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