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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Experience Spa Day at Hollins Hall Spa in Yorkshire

I was very kindly contacted by Experience days who offered me a Marriott Pamper Day for two at the beautiful Hollins Hall Hotel in the North West Leeds Area, close to Shipley. Surrounded by Yorkshire's finest greenery, the hotel was lovely and quaint with a  spa of similar character.

Nail station, Steam Room, Pool Area x2, Sauna, Changing rooms hairdryer station

On Friday, me and my best friend Becky visited the spa, passing the lovely Yorkshire countryside on the way. After a rather crazy holiday in Magaluf (which I only got back from on the Monday) a day of pampering was exactly what I needed! Me and Becky were able to choose a 30 minute treatment each and have full use of the spa facilities for as long as we wished to stay. With a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool, a sauna and a steam room in addition to numerous treatment rooms and extensive changing and shower areas the spa was well equipped.
However, when we got there, we weren't sure where to go and we weren't really given much direction on how the day panned out. I read that we were supposed to be given fresh robes and slippers when we arrived, but this didn't happen. We finally made it to the treatments area and began to have our treatments. Becky went for the Decleor facial which she said was super relaxing and her face was so lovely and soft afterwards, so I suggest this would be great especially if you have a drier skin type. I had the gel manicure, which I absolutely adore and it's still sitting perfectly on my nails now with no chips! I opted for a gorgeous red-coral colour which complements my tan rather well (as also said by the lovely lady who did it). The staff doing our treatments were really friendly and chatty and did great jobs.

We then made our way to the changing rooms and got our towels then led ourselves to the pool area. Here, there was a nice pool area with a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. After swimming a few lengths in the pool and having a nice soak in the Jacuzzi, we headed for the steam room. I hadn't been in a steam room before and initially found the heat quite overpowering but I was surprised at how quickly my body adapted to the temperature and in the end I found it quite a relaxing and an enjoyable experience and definitely something I would participate in again! Steam rooms are good for the skin as they open your pores and are also good for your sinuses so it definitely soothed the cough and cold troubles I seem to be having at the moment.
After a relaxing few hours we decided to head home. The staff at the spa couldn't have been friendlier and I had a great few hours. It was a nice time of relaxation and I now have lovely looking nails!
You can find out about the experience spa days they offer here and book your own day! There are 14 locations around the UK where the spas are located; from down south in London right up to Manchester. I'll definitely be using the Experience Days website again in the future, their Experiences are excellent priced and their service was brilliant. Even if you aren't in to spa days, there are all sorts of things you can book to experience. Booking the experience was very easy and they were very flexible on times and dates.
Let me know if you've ever done an experience day and what you thought of it!


  1. Looks lovely! I had a Decleor facial once and it was so nice, left my skin super soft! x

  2. I love going to the spa (not that I go often)! :)


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