I saw a deal (on Groupon) at Christmas time for the new Beyond Escapes Spa in Devon and decided to treat my Mum to some relaxation time after everything she does for me and in turn my mum purchased the deal for me too!! Result!!
The deal was use of the facilities, one treatment and a glass of Prosecco each for £75. You can just go to use the facilities as a day visitor too for £30.
We arrived and were greeted at reception by a lady who showed us what was on offer. We were informed the steam room was out of order but everything else was available.
We filled in the necessary paperwork and choose our treatments. I chose a pedicure and my Mum went for the back, neck and shoulder massage.
The receptionist issued us with our beyond escapes robes, towels and flip flops. My mum was issued large flip flops and it was hilarious watching her trying to walk in them 😂😂 the lady did try and find smaller ones but none were available.
We headed into the first room and lay down on the heated beds. We thought we would spend a few minutes on these beds but actually by the time we started chatting, we ended up spending nearly an hour on them. We only realised the time had passed as one of the therapists appeared to invite us to come to our treatment rooms.
We headed up in the lift and split into the two therapy rooms. I was invited to sit on the heated bed, which was lush, my muscles almost sighed with relief. The therapist talked to me, to find out what I could do with my feet, she asked questions and actually listened to my answers.
I have had previous pedicures where they ask you questions but don’t actually bother listening and end up hurting me. This therapist was fab, I didn’t get her name but she has amazing tattoos on her.
It was a real treat to be given the nail varnish at the end of the treatment too, especially as it was a pearl varnish and know how much these can cost!!
Mum came out from her massage and said the same, that her therapist had asked how she likes her massage and did as she asked. She found a hot spot on mum and asked permission to work on that hotspot.
Following our treatments, we headed to the restaurant where we were met by a waiter, I think his name was Steve but he was definitely Irish. It was great to have a waiter with real character. He was friendly and chatty but not over the top. Another real credit to the Spa, even if he didn’t trust me because I don’t drink tea or coffee.
Brunch was lovely, mum had the roast beef baguette and I had the prawn baguette. It was yummy and so was the Prosecco that washed it down. I’m not a big alcohol drinker but it was delicious. Once finished our baguettes, the waiter suggested a coffee cake and chocolate brownie to follow. He was right, they were scrummy.
With full bellies, mum and I headed back downstairs to the spa. I almost went flying down the stairs in my massive flip flops but it was worth it.
We headed into the hot-tub. Again mum had a hilarious moment when I turned the bubbles on and she floated off the shelf!! Thankfully no one was around to see but I had to mention it because I had to hold my belly due to laughing so much. Mum decided that she needed to be tied down to stop her floating away!! 😂😂
Due to time, we didn’t head into the sauna or the foot spa but next time I would definitely head in there.
The changing rooms and showers were the only little let down for the spa. Everyone decided to head there at the same time and so we had to wait and queue for a shower.
The showers themselves were lush. They had massive heads on them and provided the power required for a shower. The changing rooms were unisex and so we got changed in the shower rooms which made the wait a little longer.
The changing rooms provided lockers which were lovely and big and fairly powerful hair dryers with large mirrors so everything can be seen.
In reflection on our day at the spa, it was a really chilled out and relaxed day. The staff were a real credit to the spa, they really topped off a lovely day. Would I return? Absolutely and I will certainly be telling others about it too.
This is not an ad. The thoughts are all my own and I have not received any payment for this review.