I booked here last minute for a solo retreat after my original choice of hotel turned out to not be suitable. Lifehouse was exactly what I needed: luxury, calm (adults only!), beautiful surroundings and nourishing for the body and mind. Of course it all comes at a price but I think it was worth it. A few little niggles were: having to pay for hot chocolate at breakfast (I've never had to pay extra for this anywhere else), long queues for check in, and the level of customer service falling just short of what I'd expect for such an establishment. But overall the experience was fantastic. The gardens are outstanding and a walk around them is a must (just avoid the goose poo every where!). My massage was heavenly and the spa facilities were ample; some reviewers mention them being too small but it was a busy weekend when I visited and I had no problem getting in the hydrotherapy pool etc.
My double room was clean with a Juliet balcony and beautiful views over the grounds. Comfortable bed - although I had to remake it as the sheet was almost off - and a good powerful shower with complimentary shampoo and shower gel. One day I might find a hotel which offers gluten free biscuits if requested!
Dinner was delicious and gluten free dining was catered for well. Breakfast was good but not as high end as I might expect for the price of a stay here. Things like fresh fruit salad rather than compote would be nice but there were pastries and other options for wheat eaters. It was also a hot buffet rather than cooked to order, which meant not particularly fresh or hot options.
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