- 29 rooms
- From £726
- Spacious, interconnecting rooms
- A dedicated kids’ club, and endless on-site activities.
- Family swimming times are 10am to 2pm & 3pm-5pm for the indoor pool but the outdoor pool (heated as well) is open to them from 8am until 4pm. (only if you are staying at the hotel)
- A high end Japanese restaurant in the main house and a relaxed informal Italian one in the Garden House
- Indoor and outdoor pool in the spa, both heated
- Private cinema.
This Beaverbrook spa review is a bit different from my usual hotel reviews but this is all because of Covid!
After Covid ruined our 2020 summer holiday, we found ourselves with a full week to spare in London . We tried walks, reading, sports but really craved some luxury so booked a relaxing spa day at the Beaverbrook hotel and spa.
The perfect luxury hotel for a quick staycation from London
Beaverbrook has been on my list of hotels to check out even since it opened at the end of 2016. It’s an English Country House estate nestled in the Surrey hills. It’s really a quick drive from London but you are in the countryside mood as soon as you turn off the main road into the road leading to Beaverbrook.
We often go to a walk on Headley Heath nearby and pass by the entrance to Beaverbrook, imagining what lies behind. This time we drove through, passed the guarding hut who granted us entry after taking our temperature and drove up the long roads whirling around hills and the golf.
We did a tour of the gardens after our spa day and they are glorious. The mix of elegantly arranged terraced gardens with wilder wood areas is a delight, and as you go down, you can turn around and see the majestic main house building. There were drinks being served just outside of its entrance, facing the gardens and the sunset. Just beautiful.
Interior design courtesy of Susie Atkinson
I can only judge the style from the Spa, the gardens and from a naughty peak into the lounges when we walked around the garden. And it all looks beautiful, upgraded country style with tons of elegance and history but not too formal.
My detailed Beaverbrook spa review – the treatments and facilities
The main entrance for Beaverbrook hotel and spa can easily be found from the road and directions.
The spa is in a separate building not too far from the main house, it’s called the Coach house.
When you arrive, you immediately notice the stained-glass ceiling. This is the work of acclaimed contemporary artist, Brian Clarke. It’s really unique and creates a different vibe than usual spas: something more vibrant, optimistic, energising. It works particularly well in the treatment area as all the rest of the decoration and furnishing is white.
When I walked in my treatment room, the door was open onto the garden. It’s only when treatment started that my therapist closed it. Being welcomed in such a way was a really nice touch. The treatment was divine, really expertly done with lots of care and attention.
My therapist even took me afterwards to the currently closed Thermal spa. It has a Jacuzzi set at 34°c, spacious steam room with 100% humidity, sauna, and ice fountain. Because of Covid we were not able to enjoy it but will definitely try next time.
Our spa day package included morning & afternoon refreshment, a relaxation massage each, a deli lunch and of course the use of all the spa facilities. There are regular Beaverbrook spa deals so check their website for information.
The outdoor and indoor pools were both heated and provided ample seating furniture. They come round to ask if you want some drinks, which is a nice touch. The fake grass around the outdoor pool is soft to the feet and would be particularly handy for little ones as they can’t slip as much.
The indoor pool was a good length for doing lanes. Again, lots of lovely rattan chairs with gorgeous cushions. There is also a sauna next to it.
A beautiful hotel that welcomes families
According to their website, Beaverbrook seems very welcoming to children: spacious, interconnecting rooms, a dedicated kids’ club, and endless on-site activities.
If you come for a spa day, you can’t bring your children to the spa and pools but if you are a hotel guest, then both the indoor and outdoor pools are open to them. Family swimming times are 10am to 2pm & 3pm-5pm for the indoor pool but the outdoor pool (heated as well) is open to them from 8am until 4pm.
Beaverbrook Hotel spa day – our verdict
It’s less than one hour from south west London, where we live, which is both appealing and at the same time made us not book it for a while as it felt too close to home.
It was a mistake because clearly this is a beautiful hotel with fabulous gardens and a sense of grandeur and aesthetics that their newly revamped website finally shows. The previous website didn’t give that same impression.
I would really recommend that you either book a night there, go to the Garden room for lunch or book a spa day to enjoy the indoor and outdoor pool and walk around the gardens.
We certainly will look to book for a couple of nights and ask for a room in the main house overlooking the gardens, that are so glorious.