We Get Relaxed at Rockliffe
Spas are the obvious hideaway when you need to get away from it all. A sanctuary away from the madness of your own four walls with treatments and tasty food on tap, our latest feel-good find is the resplendent Rockliffe Hall, a luxury five-star hotel golf and spa resort located in the picturesque village of Hurworth, just outside of Darlington in County Durham. Neom’s Nicola put it to the test…
The brief: As a time-poor mum with children on my tail 24/7, Rockliffe had a tough gig - to help me leave a day later feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, pampered and well-fed – I’m a foodie as well as a spa lover so soggy salads and bland juices don’t cut it.
The wind down: Obviously I’m biased when it comes to Neom treatments but my massage was bliss. As was the fluffy robe I was given to pad around in and the infinity pool within the spa garden that I rooted myself in for a good half hour. By 5pm Team Rockliffe had done the job and I felt like another person.
The plate up: Dinner was an incredible tasting menu and wine flight - no scrimping here. And what Alexander the sommelier didn’t know about wine wasn’t worth knowing – my husband and I would have taken him and his fully stocked wine cellar home if we could!
The wow factor: A 375-acre golf course, massive swimming pool and a spa shop stocked to the rafters with beauty products, it’s so rare that a big, slick 5-star spa delivers on every level but Rockliffe did just that. The staff’s friendly attitude, genuine smiles and little touches, it had all the charm of a a boutique hotel. I’ll be back!
The best bit: Rockliffe Hall are offering all Neom fans a spa special! For £120, you’ll receive a 90 minute Neom Wellbeing Treatment, two hours use of all spa facilities including the pools and thermal suites and a Neom Essential Wellbeing Kit to take home. Normally £195, call 01325 729999 to book or email email@example.com
*Offer can be redeemed Tuesday to Thursday until the end of March 2016. Subject to availability.