Surprise Break – Needham House Hotel

This summer CLB sneakily booked a night away (via Secret Escapes) at a newly renovated hotel in Hertfordshire, now known as Needham House Hotel for a night of R&R. Here’s what went down at this fab little find…

The deal was for an Executive Room including breakfast and a 10% discount off food and drinks plus  bottle of prosecco in the room on arrival – sweeeet!

The rooms are huge; spacious and airy with a comfy bed and interactive TV. Sadly we weren’t blessed with a bath but the rainfall shower was good nonetheless.

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First on the agenda was to pay a visit to the spa where I was booked in for the Spa Trio – a back, shoulder and neck massage, facial and manicure followed by a cream tea. All of which were great apart from the manicure which sadly didn’t last particularly long, and I didn’t wholly appreciate the sales pitch of the products but understand that sadly this is often the way with a lot of beauty spas these days. The spa centre had great facilities, just missing an outdoor hot tub and/or indoor pool which would complement the hotel nicely.

Spa time was followed by relaxing in our room, popping open the complimentary bubbles and getting ready for dinner at the in-house restaurant SG4 Brasserie. The food was fantastic, good healthy portion sizes and a great wine list. We retired to the bar for a delicious gin or two – I highly recommend the (very large!) Hendricks with Fever Tree Elderflower tonic!

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The only downside of the living quarters is the hallway is wooden floored which means you can hear everyone and everything when people leave their rooms / make their way to their rooms after (too) many drinks…!

The following morning we decided to pay the tray charge and have our breakfast in bed; one continental and one English breakfast between us – there was so much food so I’m glad we didn’t choose an English each!

I must say top marks to whomever works in recruitment, the staff was all excellent, from reception to the spa, and the restaurant, never have I been to a hotel where everyone was so friendly and helpful! All in all a wonderful stay and I hope to return in the future and would definitely recommend it to others.

Post check out we made our way to the local riding centre, Ickleford Equestrian Centre, where I had a 30minute private lesson – I love riding so any chance I get and I’m game 🙂

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What a wonderful surprise break away, I highly recommend checking out Secret Escapes for their awesome deals.

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