Rudding Park Rooftop Spa and Luxury Lodge
First of all, hello to everyone and hope you had a great weekend. I most certainly did. I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my gorgeous daughter and my partner in a luxury lodge at Rudding Park, next to a small lake.
It was so tranquil, no noise except for birds singing and the splashes when you get in and out of the hot tub which was on the large verandah. We were considering at one time living on a wide beam narrowboat but we are now seriously considering a luxury lodge instead.
As residents, we had access to the rooftop spa which closes at 9 pm, the swimming pool and also a large discount on the treatments.
I am going to share with you photographs from my weekend. First of all, photos relating to the lodge itself.
Luxury Lodge at Rudding Park
As you can see from the photos above it’s a great lodge and very spacious. The hot tub was absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t think I would go into it as the night was so cold but it couldn’t have been better. As soon as you get in the warmth just surrounds you, the jets massage you, underneath a clear night of stars what more can you really ask for? I actually got too hot a few times and had to keep popping out of it.
The only problem was the water left on the decking turned to ice straight away so it was a bit slippy. Think a bag of salt would have been a good idea. But it was perfect and it really helped with my fibromyalgia so much.
Rooftop Spa and Treatments
Because we had a luxury lodge we could have free access to the rooftop spa for the whole duration. This would usually cost approximately £177 per person per day so was well worth it. It consisted of a large sitting/lounge area all the way around the inside facilities on the roof and also outside.
Inside the rooftop spa was “experience showers” which are basically a private walk-in shower. When you get in it you have three choices, tropical shower, cool mist, and I think a tropical thunderstorm. I chose the first and the last one. As soon as you press the button just close your eyes and you are in the middle of the tropics. Birds singing, the sound of rain and the water falling on you. Now it doesn’t feel like a shower it actually feels like heavy rain. The tropical thunderstorm was the same but when the thunder started the temperatures drops slightly as it would in real life.
There was a beautiful hot room/sauna with a central unit containing oil and rosemary so it smelt wonderful. The seating areas were also heated; this was one of my favourite rooms. A luxury steam room was a great experience too. On entering you are engulfed with steam and a eucalyptus type smell, the seats were in a circle around the central steam unit. Above were coloured lights which keep changing. It was almost like a scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind… for those of you who remember what that is.
There are drinking water facilities around the area and crushed ice bowls. As many apples as you can eat, a champagne and snack bar, with a large variety of reading materials with loungers. The best part for me was the outside infinity pool. The water is just so warm and they have a foot spa bit area and also underwater loungers to lie in down one side.
While we were there we had a Rasul mud treatment. This was just fantastic. You enter a purpose built wet room, with seating and handheld showers. There are a variety of muds that you rub onto your skin, one for the face, another from shoulders to hips and then a different mud for legs etc. and there are bowls of salt and another exfoliating substance. There is also a bowl of crushed ice and towelling cleansing mitts.
Once you have covered yourself in the muds it drys up, steam starts coming into the room and works its magic with the mud. When the steam subsides water falls down onto you like a rain shower washing it off. There are also handheld showerheads to remove the remaining mud. Afterwards, my skin felt so smooth and soft. It costs £47 for non-members and £15 for residents. It’s well worth the money; it’s a great experience and a great treatment with wonderful results. Go and treat yourself.
I will now post photos relating to the spa and rooftop spa.
So there you go, hope that gives you a glimpse into what it is like to have a stay in a luxury lodge at Rudding Park. If anyone has an experience of a spa break please feel free to share with us all.