Luxurious spa break at Rudding Park

Rudding Park is a privately owned luxury hotel with 90 bedrooms, two restaurants, a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and now a beautiful destination spa. It has been 12 years in the making and has had a mind-blowing investment of £9.5 million.

We were lucky enough to be invited for a complimentary spa day. We arrived at around 9.30am, it took us around 40 minutes to drive there from Horsforth. For those without cars, Rudding Park is a 10-minute taxi ride away from Harrogate train station.

First impressions upon arrival was how beautiful the building is and how vast the grounds are, not to mention how well maintained everything was. Walking through into the spa reception, which was impeccable, we were greeted by a lovely spa reception team.

Our £9.5 Million Spa Experience

We were taken on a tour of the spa and then to the changing area, which was luxurious in its self. We were all very impressed with the attention to detail, from the bespoke flip flops, lovely robes, super soft towels and a very impressive key fob that you wear around your wrist, that not only gives you access to your locker but to various parts of the spa. The changing rooms were also very well equipped with hairdryers and hair straighteners.

Our first treatment was the hand and foot heaven. From start to finish you can tell that an exceptional service level is expected from the staff. My therapist was called Anett she was incredibly professional and made me feel very much at ease, the treatment was absolutely lovely and very relaxing.

We then went up to the first floor of the spa, where we found all of the experience rooms and the stunning hydrotherapy infinity pool. After another dip in the hydrotherapy pool, we dipped in and out of the panoramic sauna, the luxury steam room, foot spas, experience showers and more.

The Rooftop Spa and Garden

The most unique part of Rudding Park’s spa is definitely the Rooftop Garden. Designed by horticulturalist Matthew Wilson, it feels very Zen with Japanese influences. Scattered with sun loungers and chic white sofas, the garden is a gorgeous place to relax, especially when the sun is shining. We had a lovely glass of complimentary prosecco, however you can order snacks, cocktails and herbal tea. With all of the facilities, you could easily spend a whole day in the spa.

The Horto Restaurant (located in the spa)

After a gorgeous afternoon unwinding in the spa, we had a fabulous lunch in Horto. Located within the new Spa building, Horto is Rudding Park’s fine dining restaurant. Previously housed within the hotel’s golf club, Horto moved into the new Spa building during the spa launch. The staff in the restaurant were excellent and very helpful on menu choices.

Our Verdict

It’s immediately obvious where the £9.5 million investment has gone into the spa. It’s floor to ceiling glass windows and striking lines make it look like a creation from Grand Designs. A focus on design and modernity runs throughout the whole experience.

With stylish slate and intricate mosaic tiling, it is clear to see how much investment had gone into creating this special spa.
From the moment of arrival to our hypnotic departure (due to uber relaxation) we think that the Rudding Part spa has got every detail perfectly right and we look forward to our return.
As a business we often go to spas and try out various treatments, we like to try different spa experiences as it helps us in our profession to understand our industry and clients. We have not been asked to write a review and these are our own opinions, and we would say that the Rudding Park spa is exceptional and without a doubt one of the best we have been too in the UK.

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