CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cheshire Life today CLICK HERE

Spa review - The Chester Grosvenor

PUBLISHED: 10:34 16 December 2015 | UPDATED: 20:15 07 June 2016

The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor (credit:  Charles Coleman)

The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor (credit: Charles Coleman)

Infinite 3d Ltd 2010, Infinite 3D Ltd.

Forget Steve McQueen, all you need is a couple of hours and the Spa at the Chester Grosvenor to plan your escape, writes Rebekka O’Grady

The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor (credit:  Charles Coleman)The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor (credit: Charles Coleman)

As far as Monday mornings go, mine was pretty much perfect. Instead of the usual drive to work, bleary-eyed and stuck in traffic, I found myself feeling serene and relaxed in the Chester Grosvenor spa. Located in the heart of the luxury Grade II listed hotel on Eastgate, the boutique spa is a haven from the busy streets of the city.

After a quick change into swimwear, I made my way to the Thermal Suite to start my day of relaxation. Comprising a series of heat-related experiences, including a Herb Sauna, Themed Shower and Crystal Steam Room, the suite (£35 pp or complimentary when you spend £100 on treatments) aims to soothe, relax and detoxify your body. Guests also have access to complimentary Elemis products while in the suite, including the Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow which was amazing to use in the foot baths.

An hour soon passed, and I was then taken into a treatment room by my therapist for the day, Mallaidh. I was booked in for the Elemis Deep Tissue Muscle Massage (£70) and a facial, so Mallaidh chatted with me about my skin concerns to choose on what treatment would be best. She decided that the Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial (£75) would be ideal to hydrate my skin as the treatment is said to be clinically proven to increase moisture by up to 61% and elasticity by up to 40% after just one treatment.

Mallaidh started with my massage, an hour-long treatment which alleviates high stress levels and eases aching muscles. Not only that, but the dynamic Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil used helped to relax and re-energise my mind. Feeling totally at ease, it was now time for my facial. Possibly one of the best facials I have ever had, the 60 minutes saw a thorough cleanse, plus two masks, resulting in skin that felt very plump and smooth.

The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor (credit:  Charles Coleman)The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor (credit: Charles Coleman)

I was brought back to reality with a small dish of refreshing blackcurrant sorbet. Mallaidh then went through recommendations for a personalised aftercare regime before I was taken to the drawing room for a delicious two-course spa lunch (£20) of coq au vin and a dessert of rum baba with passion fruit ice-cream and pineapple jelly.

My pamper day at the Chester Grosvenor was nearly at an end, but I had one more treatment before leaving my bubble of sanctuary: the Darphin Manicure treatment (£60). After exfoliation and hydration with a Jojoba pampering massage, a coat of Jessica nail polish was applied leaving my talons looking tidy and shiny. The perfect end to what was probably my most perfect Monday. w

The Chester Grosvenor, Eastgate, Chester, CH1 1LT Tel: 01244 324024, www.chestergrosvenor.com

Shop with us at Great British Life

More from Style

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sparkle this festive season in these luxurious pieces from award-winning jewellers Banks Lyon, of Lancaster, Kendal & www.bankslyon.co.uk

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

Fashion designers and Cheshire socialites, Lee Bloor and Matthew Newton, are the couple behind occasionwear label Lavish Alice

Read more
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Simon Preedy explains the potential benefits of a session at the Zero Gravity Float Spa in Altrincham.

Read more
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Don’t be deterred by the odd name of the spa at Oddfellows on the Park, in Cheadle. Miss Piggy would approve.

Read more
Monday, September 17, 2018

The founders’ passion for scouring antiques fairs and car boot sales proved the inspiration behind their brand.

Read more

Doors have re-opened at Harrogate’s ‘pamper palace’ after £300,000 restoration work.

Read more
Thursday, July 5, 2018

As the weather hots up give your look a modern boho twist

Read more

With the arrival of new super technologies there’s no need to go under the knife to look younger, says Dr Nyla Raja of Wilmslow’s Medispa clinic.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today


Local Business Directory

Property Search