Back in April, my friend Bex (who blogs at clearlybex.co.uk) and I packed up and headed off to Last Drop Village in Bolton for a much needed spa break!
It was heaven! We booked the midweek Revive in 25 break, which cost us £90 each. For that, we got unlimited use of the spa facilities, 1x 25 minute treatment each, a 3 course dinner each and then breakfast the next morning. We also got a complimentary room upgrade because we booked direct – result!
The Last Drop Spa boasts an 18m long swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, Rock Sauna, Bio Sauna, Steam Room, Aromatherapy Room and a Halotherapy room. There are sun loungers around the hydrotherapy pool, and the hydrotherapy pool itself is both indoor and outdoor. If you go through to the outside part, there’s plenty of seating, jets, a fountain and an infinity edge, overlooking the Bolton Countryside – it really is beautiful!
Bex and I spent all afternoon relaxing in the spa, before heading upstairs for our complimentary treatments – we were both booked in for facials. The staff were great – they listened to our skin issues and used appropriate products. (I have really sensitive skin, so the therapist went and got some other products which she felt would be better suited for me).
After our facials, we went back up to our room and took our time getting ready for our evening meal. The bathroom was beautiful, and the complimentary bathroom products were great quality too. Once we were both ready, we went down to the restaurant. Our break included a 3 course evening meal from the set menu. I’m vegetarian, so they also brought out the menu for specialist diets, and I could choose from that too. This was the main menu, and we could choose items with an Asterix next to them…
I opted for the soup of the day, which was Tomato Soup, the Potato Gnocchi and the Vanilla cheesecake. All of it was delicious, and I was full to the brim once I’d finished.
Drinks weren’t included in our evening meal, and prices were about the same as you’d expect in any hotel or restaurant in Manchester City Centre. The table service was great, but you could go to the bar to order, if you preferred.
After our meal, we turned in for a much needed full night’s sleep! Both beds were super comfy, and we both had a great night’s sleep! The next morning, we went down for breakfast. There was a huge buffet you could help yourself from, or a menu if you preferred table service. I settled on a plate full of pastries while Bex had an English Breakfast.
Once we’d eaten, we packed up our bags and then checked out. We kept a small bag each and put everything else in the car before heading back down to the spa for another few hours of heaven. Once we’d relaxed enough, we explored the village in which the hotel is set… the grounds are stunning…
We explored the boutiques and stores before stopping off for a much needed tea and ice cream in the Tea Rooms. All told, we had a wonderful break, and we both felt it was great value. We are hoping to sneak off again for another Mum’s Night Off once the kids go back to school in September – fingers crossed for that!
Do you manage to get away without the kids? If so, are you a fan of spa breaks, or are City breaks more your thing? Check out The Willow Tree’s post on planning a family trip to London if you’re considering heading to the capital for a City Break.