The Good Spa Guide, an expert guide to UK spas and treatments, has granted the Spa at Stanley House its sparingly awarded five bubble rating following an intensive evaluation by an independent ‘spa spy’.
The specialist report praises the Spa at Stanley House’s first-class customer service, excellent treatments, delicious food, meticulous cleanliness and high levels of maintenance.
The spa spy reviewer commented: “The spa is beautifully designed, everywhere was spick and span, the treatments are well thought-out, and the customer service exemplary. With just a few tweaks, Stanley House Spa would rate as one of the very best in the country.
“The views, the absence of clocks, and the relaxation on offer can restore the soul. Stanley House is not a ‘party’ spa for large groups, but the perfect retreat for anyone seeking rest and relaxation in stunning surroundings.”
The review cited the green fields and gentle hills that can be seen from the relaxation room, along with a floor-to- ceiling window, giving an ‘unusually uplifting view over the fields’ in the Finnish sauna, plus the hydro pool’s glass walls that allow guests to glimpse flora and fauna ‘with birds swooping around the small lake’.
The report added: “Numbers are kept low, so you have a lot of space to yourself to quietly think, catch up with some reading, or just switch off from the outside world and unwind. Rarely do we come across a spa with such gorgeous changing rooms. It doesn’t get much better. The helpful spa attendants cleared towels, collected us for our treatments, furnished dry robes and made sure everyone in the spa was having the best time possible.”
Philip Wharton, general manager at Stanley House Hotel and Spa, commented: “We aim to impress all our guests with an unparalleled service and a truly memorable experience. To achieve this coveted accolade for a fifth consecutive year is especially fulfilling for our spa team, keeping us at the forefront of the spa industry and hungry for even greater success.”
The latest triumph for the hotel comes just months after the Spa at Stanley House was awarded the highly-coveted Best Spa in the North West accolade at the Good Spa Guide Awards 2017.
To scoop the award, won on merit, the team at Stanley House had to demonstrate excellence in customer service, treatments, food, cleanliness and maintenance to ‘spa spies’ who secretly reviewed over 200 spas and treatments throughout the year.