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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very disappointing and not the ideal place for a tranquil spa retreat. This place is clearly oversubscribed for the sake of cramming everyone in to make the most money, the spa facilities were far too crowded, with three of us having to share a sun lounger and a queue up for the showers. Also had to wait to get in... More 

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Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night 27th Nov, booked this for my best friends birthday as she's never stayed/been to a spa before. Found a good deal on secret escapes, nights stay with breakfast, 2course meal and 25min massage. Arrived on the Sunday about 1pm couldn't check in or use facilitys so went straight to spa reception area to find out... More 

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Thank Laura W
Imogen B, Director of Revenue and Sales at Lifehouse Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Laura W, I am really sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay. Please be assured we will be addressing your points with the Heads of Department to establish what the issue was and how they will address. We are aware the pool was lower than normal in temperature, although it was above industry standard temperature for swimming.... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely room overlooking the gardens. Friendly, helpful staff and great food. The breakfast choices were exceptionally good. Great facilities in a relaxing environment. We will definitely return for another visit soon. Excellent value.

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved staying here, the food is to die for, it's amazing, everything is done to the highest specification, the massages are amazing, the spa faculties are great, the bedrooms are very business like, the landscape is beautiful. I cannot emphasis enough how lovely our stay was there. Only critic: we had to check in at 3.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From arrival on Wednesday to departure Thursday afternoon the staff could not have been more accommodating. We were in a twin room on the 1st floor and it was very comfortable. We used our voucher for a free glass of Prosecco at the bar before our massage treatments so felt nicely relaxed when we went in. I had the Mindful... More 

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Thank Christine P
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very modern spa situated within some lovely gardens, summer would be lovely time to come. Room and treatments were good but several points let the place down. The service in the Restaurant was erratic, the tables were to close together and my choice of meal was very disappointing. Treatment times were changed without telling us and the bill on departure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this was my 4th or 5th visit. This time for a relaxing girlie weekend. The hotel, especially the grounds are soo beautiful especially in the autumn. Staff was lovely as always. There is noticeable wear n tear, the place looked quite tired this time which is sad. However they are planning a major investment & update - great... More 

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Thank Selda A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend this for a short one - three day Spa break. Not cheap, but very much value for money. Relaxing environmen, clean & modern rooms, friendly & helpful staff (nothing was ever a problem). Hotel's out in the middle of no where, but fantastic spot for a spa break. Only negative, if you want to see it that... More 

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Thank stephanie t
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spa & treatment was very good. Unfortunately, I left my diamond necklace in the pocket of my robe & although I told the staff exactly where it was less than an hour after I put the robe in the wash bin in the changing room, I never got it back. I was told that someone goes through all of... More 

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Thank Karen M
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this through secret escapes for my mothers belated birthday gift. We had a wonderful time. The spa was by far 4* and I'm comparing that to my 5* experience at Penny Hill Park Hotel Spa. It was basically faultless - everyone was so friendly and warm. The spa facilities were fantastic - we couldn't have asked for more.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, located in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, is a contemporary lifestyle spa. Only 80 minutes from London by train and set in 130 acres of grounds, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel will help you revitalise and relax in beautiful surroundings. With a selection of day and residential packages to choose from, guests can indulge in a day of pampering, or truly get away from it all with an overnight stay. With 89 bedrooms, 35 treatment rooms, a gym, exercise studio, swimming pool, sauna & steam room, thermal spa area with salt-inhalation room, relaxation area, manicure and pedicure stations,and 12 acres of listed gardens, you can do as much or as little as you like! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lifehouse Hotel & Spa

Address: Frinton Road, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thorpe le Soken
Price Range: $225 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lifehouse Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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Also Known As:
Lifehouse Country Hotel Thorpe Le Soken
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“Probably ask for a room which overlooks the lake.”
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