Health & Fitness

REVIEW: Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa - the perfect spot for some R&R

Because a little luxury can go a long way...

Nestled amongst the serene race courses and stables of rural Newmarket, Suffolk, the spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel is the perfect place for a little R&R.

Whether you want to pamper yourself with a matching manicure and pedicure or opt for full relaxation with a luxury massage experience, the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa has something for everyone.

And, even if you don’t have time to stay for the full weekend, they also offer day-long breaks.

The spa's hydrotherapy pool


Staff were attentive throughout our stay at the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa and every guest was treated to a tour of the facilities upon their arrival.

Not only does the resort boast an impressive ten treatment rooms and even a couples’ treatment suite, but visitors can also make use of the heated hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna.

And, if you’re feeling particularly brave, you can also head outside to the roof-top jacuzzi – but be wary, you’ll need to wrap up warm when you hop out of the bubbles.

Enjoy the rural views with the roof-top hot tub

However, if - like us - you just want to lie down and absorb the atmosphere and beautiful views, there are a range of loungers and comfy seats to suit your fancy – heated of course.

Most importantly, all of this can be done while wearing the cosy robes and slippers that come as part of the spa package.

However, should you want to change into clothes there is an excellently equipped – albeit slightly small – changing room.

The sauna is sure to get your skin glowing

Accommodation and Food

As you walk into the Bedford Lodge Hotel, you are greeted with a decadent lounge and reception area.

With an impressive four-star rating, this luxurious theme runs throughout the hotel’s 77 bedrooms and suites.

However, perhaps one of the highlights of our stay was the hotel’s stylish restaurant, Squires.

Enjoy a light bite to eat at the spa lounge

With a range of typically British and locally sourced food from pheasant to fish and chips, the menu was truly mouth-watering and catered for all kinds of allergies and intollerances.

However, if you just fancy a light snack during your stay, the spa’s eatery offers a range of tasty treats – including afternoon tea.

The hotel grows its very own lavender


We opted for the full body lavender poultice massage, which uses plants grown in the hotel’s very own garden.

Lasting a whopping two hours, this treatment is the ultimate in relaxation, so much so that you are encouraged to have a nap in the spa’s relaxation room afterwards.

And – with the opportunity to snuggle up on velvet throws while listening to dreamy music – we gladly obliged.

The lavender poultice massage is the ultimate in relaxation

The spa also has a range of other packages, which cater to everyone from men to pregnant women.

And it also offers a range of specialist beauty treatments from skin peels and hair removal to makeovers and eyebrow tints.

Snuggle up after your treatments in the relaxation room

Prices for the Refresh My Skin Spa Day tart at £135, including access to the spa’s hydrotherapy and heat experiences, an ESPA personalised facial and relax and revive massage. Visit for more details.

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