Indulge your aristocratic fantasies at Crewe Hall Spa, where history meets luxury
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a lord or lady of leisure, then you have to visit Crewe Hall. The 400-year old Jacobean mansion was built for Sir Randolph Crewe himself, and simply oozes opulence from every corner.
Have breakfast in the drawing room, before retiring to a private treatment room in the spa for a relaxing face and back ritual by a trained ESPA therapist, and maybe a deluxe hand treatment or pedicure.
After that, there’s just enough time for a gentle swim in the indoor pool, before enjoying afternoon tea in the old hall, where a later Marquess of Crewe once entertained King George V and Queen Mary.
For a building so steeped in history, Crewe Hall Spa is something of a revelation. Opened in 2013, it features all the mod cons you would expect from a 21st century retreat – think hot tubs, a spa lounge, a sauna, a steam room and six private treatment rooms. ESPA rituals, massages, body treatments and facials add a touch of contemporary luxury with an organic twist.
This is a spa suitable for lords as well as ladies. Men are more than welcome in the health club area, and there are a range of gentlemen-only treatments which are arguably better than the unisex options.
The Men’s Muscle Reviver massage focuses specifically on eradicating neck strain and tension-related headaches, while the Men’s Age Rebel Facial is the equivalent of a steam clean for your face.
Lord Crewe might be shocked to see so many non-royals enjoying his former estate, but even he would have to admit that a spa hotel like this is fit for a king.