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Good but room for improvement

Checked in today for a one day spa with a friend. We had the £99 pick n mix offer. The booking... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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relaxing weekedn

Despite varied reviews' I have to say the spa was rather pleasant and relaxing. Staff were very... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Checked in today for a one day spa with a friend. We had the £99 pick n mix offer. The booking system was pretty poor. Despite two calls I never received any booking confirmation. I added breakfast to the booking for £10 and advised that...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I have been coming to the spa at least twice annually for the last 5 years, a few years ago this place was great, but lately it has gone very much downhill. Booking treatments is hard, limited options, no deep tissue options. Poor customer service...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe the reviews some people have given this place the night before I visited this spa I read up on some reviews and really felt disappointed before I came but do not believe what everyone writes some of these people are clearly from...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Despite varied reviews' I have to say the spa was rather pleasant and relaxing. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. Grounds are quite wonderful and certainly well worth a long walk before breakfast. Spa itself clean and well run. My masseuse, Geraldine Ridgway, an agency...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Sadly I have decided to only give this spa a two. I usually come to this spa 4 maybe 5 times a year for the past few years but sadly I doubt I will return. The changes really are not for the best ad the...More

1  Thank Zoe C
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This used to be a luxury spa but following change of ownership it is heading in the wrong direction. Room furnishings tired. Lots of little niggles e.g. Cold water tap in Spa not working properly, cups running out, floors running with water. Grounds and gardens...More

Thank VictorMeldew
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Had a prosecco spa day at the weekend: Pros - very good body massage, well-equipped gym, Cons- way too busy especially the pools and the bar area, too much noise (wasn't very relaxing), queues at reception, place was cold in temperature, the food served at...More

1  Thank ferg17
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Spent two nights there for a business meeting. It is designed for a girls or couples retreat. I wished the rooms had thermostats but understood this would be a high cost. Rooms were clean and comfortable. I did request a newspaper but never got one....More

Thank mmwalkup
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Management seriously needs to do something about their problems otherwise they will stop getting clientele. I certainly will not recommend this “spa” to anyone! Complete waste of money.

1  Thank Katy B
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I got a voucher at Xmas for a couple spa day which included a 30 min massage and afternoon. The massage was great, apart from the fact it was specified as being 30 mins on the voucher but was reduced to 25...More

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Dear Alan, Thank you so much for my mention within your testimonial. It was much appreciated. As you are aware I am a more mature therapist which unfortunately many high street salons, spas and agencies seem to have issues with. What happened to good old fashioned experience, knowledge and wisdom along with the ability to think out side of the tick box. Recently I was rudely asked my age which I am sure you are well aware of The Equality Act 2010 put in place to protect an individuals characteristics, one being ageism.... This local high street spa who carried out an interview in the reception area was more concerned about what products I was trained in as apposed to asking about the range of clientele I have worked with in my 25 year career.... that being all ages, cancer patients and a hospice environment. I was appalled and explained that I was not at liberty to answer that question, however I knew even before that I would not be placed and thank goodness too! I have to say on behalf of Life House Spa they do employ a range of therapists including the more mature. I would have been offered a permanent position if the distance was not an issue. Luckily after being in the industry a very long time I have a good private client base that keeps my ticking along. Thanks Alan. x
May 16, 2018|
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Response from alanwestlondon | Reviewed this property |
that's appalling - experience and quality all the time. wish I was closer to your private practise - cannot recommend you enough. Ab Fab
peter r
April 4, 2016|
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Response from Carolexis | Reviewed this property |
When I was at Lifehouse Spa in November, the bar area was lovely and clean and the staff were super helpful, unlike Eden Hall Spa where I went in August which was dirty and slovenly in every area; bar, lounge, pool, etc.
Theresa V
November 10, 2015|
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Response from EmmaW445 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does, and little wrapped soaps!