Hen weekends should consist of two activities: spas and cocktails. It’s a rite of passage, one that stag and hen specialist, Last Night of Freedom, understands well. With that in mind, Lauren shares the most luxurious spa weekend hotels for an unforgettable hen do.
Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, Oxford
Your hen weekend deserves only the finest of TLC – particularly in Oxford’s leading 5-star hotel, Randolph Hotel and Spa. The world-famous university city is not only breathtaking, but boasts a huge selection of stunning shopping districts and cocktail bars. Randolph Hotel and Spa is a short drive from the popular Jericho area, and features a high-end spa. Voted one of the Best 50 Spas in the World, this luxurious oasis is super exclusive and oh-so-decadent.
Designed with your health and wellbeing in mind (perfect for a hen party…), The Elemis Spa features a Jacuzzi, ice fountain and sensation shower, as well as steam rooms and saunas. And, it doesn’t stop at the facilities. Expert therapists are on hand to provide rejuvenating facials and full body massages.
Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club, Northumberland
Nestled in the awe-inspiring Northumberland countryside, Linden Hall sits pretty. Set in an 18th century manor, 14 miles away from the home of the Duke of Northumberland (ooh err) and a further 30 minute drive from legendary Newcastle, this is a super fancy place for a spa hen weekend.
The spa is Linden Hall’s star attraction. You and your hens can slip into fluffy robes and enjoy the likes of Elemis facials, sensational scalp massages and even exotic lime and ginger salt glow treatments. Your stay also includes full use of the wellness facilities, designed to prepare you for a night on the cocktails (hello Newcastle). You’ll have access to a large swimming pool, poolside loungers, steam room, sauna and that all-indulgent Jacuzzi.
Macdonald Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa, Surrey
Prepare for a truly girly spa hen weekend at the Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa, a mere 10 minutes from the iconic Ascot Racecourse. Pack those cocktail dresses as you are perfectly located to enjoy a flutter, before experiencing total relaxation at the hotel’s grand spa. This is your ticket to an indulgent hen do; a calm haven to unwind.
Celebrate with a dip in Frimley Hall Hotel and Spa‘s 17 metre heated swimming pool, or cool down on the poolside loungers. You can also enjoy the sauna and steam suite, choose from a list of beauty treatments, such as the face and body rituals or, perhaps, the Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candles, and even take a fitness class during your stay. On second thoughts…
Q Hotels Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel, York
Primp, preen and pamper in the midst of the Golden Triangle, at the Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel. This wonderful hotel is set in the middle of Harrogate and York, and is truly sumptuous (not just for retail therapy…).
Located in 120 acres of lush parkland, the spa is synonymous with pampering and relaxing. Soothe all those hen do aches in the Jacuzzi and steam room, before treating yourself (you deserve it) to an ESPA facial, body massage or mani and pedi. However, if that’s not enough, Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel boasts a fitness mecca to prepare for the night ahead.
Q Hotels Crewe Hall, Crewe
There is only one word to describe Crewe Hall – majestic. The striking, 17th century Grade I listed house is set within pristine gardens; a sophisticated and smart backdrop to your hen weekend. With rich furnishings, Crewe Hall is so grand; it’s almost a scene straight from Downtown Abbey. However, for those looking to explore further afield, charming Chester is only a one hour drive.
The dedicated team of experts in the spa only add to the luxury of the hotel, offering facials, body rubs and those important manicures. If that all gets a little too much, you can rest in the Relaxation Room, soothing lounge, swimming pool, sauna or steam room. This is what dreams are made of.
Guest post by Lauren Green of Last Night of Freedom