Verbena Spa Review
Location: 1 High Street, Helmsley YO62 5AG, England
Transport: The hotel is just off the A170 and offers free parking to guests.
Nearby: The town of Helmsley is based in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, with North York Moors National Park to the north. York is only 40 minutes’ drive away.
Days out include Nunnington, Scarborough, Whitby and Castle Howard. The Rievaulx Abbey is only a six minute drive away.
Style & character: The hotel blends its Victorian heritage with boutique design. This is a secluded retreat with laid-back luxury and indulgent relaxation.
Service & facilities: Friendly and welcoming.
Hotel details: The hotel offers 33 individually designed en-suite bedrooms. Rooms an dsuites are modern, airy and comfortable with contemporary design. Each room has it’s own unique decor and features Egyptian cotton sheets, duck down duvets and/or cotton blankets if you prefer.
Rooms include room service, coffee makers, free bottled water, free toiletries, Free WiFi, connecting/adjoining rooms, ironing boards, rollaway/ extra beds, hairdryer, television and phones.
- Free parking
- Laundry service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Spa and wellness centre
- Fishing on site
- Horse riding/ rental on site
Access for guests with disabilities? Yes, full accessibility.
Family-friendly? Yes, all children are welcome. Children under three stay for free when using existing beds and those under two years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs. Extra beds for older children is £35 per person. There are also connecting/adjoining room options available. The pool is also perfect for families.
Pet-friendly? Yes. No extra charges.
Food & drink: There is an a superb a la carte restaurant where dishes are plainly locally sourced. Try crayfish bisque, rich pigeon terrine or guinea fowl and slow-cooked beef.
About the Verbena Spa: This spa offers a range of treatments with luxurious facilities, including an outdoor heated swimming pool (open all year), Jacuzzi, saunarium, monsoon shower, foot spas and the popular heat experience. There are six single treatment rooms and one couples room. The relaxation lounge has cushions, sofas and a view across the south facing terrace garden.
All treatments are provided by Temple Spa, a British Brand inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. You can receive a deep-tissue massage, hot stone massage or facial. Also, there is a sauna, spa tub and steam room. There are a variety of treatments available, including aromatherapy treatment and salt inhalation chamber.
Prices: Couples Spa Day from £170 per couple (weekdays) and £190 (weekends)
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