Why We Love This Hotel
- It's an adults-only hotel & spa -- perfect for a grown-up getaway
- The spa uses Malvern spring water in its signature treatments
- It has a spring-water hydrotherapy pool, saunas, a salt grotto & a steam room
- Its restaurant serves a brasserie-style menu & afternoon tea
This award-winning spa hotel, the first to open in Malvern since 1910, is in a rather unassuming business-park setting on the edge of town. The location was picked for its proximity to a borehole that's used to extract the natural Malvern spring water that fills its indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pool and is used in its signature treatments.
The spring water, which filters through the nearby Malvern Hills, themselves a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has attracted visitors to the spa town of Great Malvern for centuries. Today, the hotel's spa offers a portfolio of pampering and restorative treatments that incorporate the water, such as Malvern water ice scrubs that are infused with fresh rosemary, and warm Malvern water foot soaks with fragrant essential oils. Facilities at the spa include its spring water-filled hydrotherapy pool with massage stations, a herbal sauna, a salt grotto, an essential oil-infused steam room and a sauna that's made from naturally aromatic kelo pine wood. There's also an air-conditioned aerobic studio and a state-of-the-art gym.
The hotel and spa are adults-only (no under-18s), making this a good option if you're looking for a grown-up retreat. There are plenty of places to relax and unwind at the hotel, including an Italian-styled area with 200-year-old olive trees. If you can bear to tear yourself away, the shops, restaurants and galleries of picturesque Great Malvern, which sits at the foot of the Malvern Hills, are around 2.5 miles away.
Back at the hotel, there's a restaurant that serves a daytime menu of light bites and sandwiches, plus a brasserie-style evening menu of dishes that incorporate local and organic ingredients where possible. Afternoon tea, including scones with local clotted cream and strawberry preserve, is also served daily from 2pm (24-hour advanced booking required).
The 33 bedrooms are classically decorated and interiors have an Italian influence. They have creature comforts including Egyptian cotton sheets and handcrafted Hypnos beds. There's also a suite with a hydro-spa bath and a comfortable lounge area.