Last weekend Adam and I were invited down to Bank House Hotel in Worcester for a delightful weekend getaway. Adam has never been for a spa treatment before and for me, a back massage was LONG overdue so we gladly accepted the offer and made the short trip down to Worcester for the weekend.
Based on the outskirts of Worcester, the Bank House Hotel has recently renovated their spa area. Aptly named The Malvern View Spa, it overlooks the sprawling countryside and off in the distance, you have a fantastic view of the Malvern Hills themselves.
We arrived just after check in opened and we were shown up to our room. The hotel has a country feel throughout from the carpets to the pillows. Our room, while a little dark, was spacious and had all the amenities, including a comfy bed – more on that later.
We wasted no time heading down to the spa area to begin our relaxing day. We were greeted with a warm flannel and a small pot of sorbet to really get us into a relaxed mood. We filled out our questionnaires about what we wanted from the day which was rather amusing owing to the fact that Adam has no idea about his skin type. After a little tour we decided to begin with a chill out by the pool with our kindles and the occasional dip. The indoor pool was perfect for a swim and the one end played host to huge windows overlooking the stunning view. The Spa area was quiet and we had the pool to ourselves for a good hour or so. As both of us were booked in for massages we decided to try out the thermal spa prior to this. Adam headed straight for the hot tub – I swear we’d have one in our house if we could, once he spots one, it’s difficult to tear him away from it. The low lighting really helped with the whole relaxing thing and the Malvern View Spa provided ice cold flannels scented with lavender to sooth tired heads.
I managed to prise Adam away from the hot tub to try out both the sauna and steam room but not before taking a tropical shower – another thing Adam enjoys. It’s so lovely to stand under, close your eyes and imagine you’re in the rainforest bathing under a waterfall. The mood lighting certainly helps.
There is a small cafe area in the spa which offers snacks and drinks. As I hadn’t eaten much that day, I opted for a banana muffin on the outside terrace about 3pm. It was lovely to sit there amongst the greenery admiring the hills off in the distance.
Before we knew it, it was time for our treatments. I opted for the ‘Drift Away’ whilst Adam went for the ‘Work it out’ massage in anticipation of his half marathon run the following weekend. The treatment rooms were lovely and my therapist was friendly and explained everything to me. The massage was 60 minutes of pure heaven and my therapist worked on all the knots in my back and surprisingly, the back of my calves. The massage ended with an Indian head massage which I’m pretty sure I fell asleep for as I can’t remember her moving from my shoulders to my head – a sign of a good massage for me.
After the treatment, I was lead to the relaxation room which was full of comfy beds and magazines to keep me entertained while I waited for Adam. We spent a little while longer by the pool and in the thermal rooms after being encouraged to pop on a face mask by Temple Spa, and head in to relax a while longer before heading back to our room to change for dinner.
Dinner was fine. Nothing special and we were a little disappointed but that soon faded when we headed back to our room and got into bed. My oh my, it was a comfy bed and we got a very good night’s sleep indeed. We switched our phones off and just spent the evening in each others company watching films and chatting the night away.
The morning bough Adam’s yearly battle for Glastonbury tickets – the Bank House Hotel’s wifi was very good – and I headed down to breakfast to check out what was on offer. I got there about fifteen minutes before closing and while there wasn’t much left on the buffet, my request for poached eggs was heard and I got perfect eggs. You can get a full english breakfast providing you arrive a little earlier than I did – it was a shame to see them packing breakfast up while I was still sitting there enjoying mine.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Bank House Hotel. It was lovely to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and being given the opportunity to switch off for a few hours. We really loved the spa area and would return in the future for a spa day and an overnight stay but we’d probably find somewhere to eat off site.
If you want to see more of the Bank House Hotel and the Malvern View Spa, check out my weekly vlog below!
*Spa treatments, dinner, overnight stay and breakfast were part of a PR package. All extras were paid for by ourselves.