A couple of weeks ago I was invited to explore the spa at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford Hotel. I instantly thought of bringing Kaori along as we both just love discovering amazing local places in our city! We both picked the package that offered a 60 minute treatment and afternoon tea - our chosen treatment was of course a full body massage. I was really excited and had definitely built up anticipation over the previous week!
To begin the day, we spent some time in the spa pool...not literally in the pool though, because we were way too busy taking pictures (#bloggerlife). I'm sure the people monitoring the security cameras had a great laugh! The room was filled with refreshments, and you could also reach the sauna rooms from this area. Soon after that, the staff came to collect us for our massage treatments. In case you're wondering, I wore a Pistol Panties swimsuit that I snapped in the sales :)
We were both brought to our treatment rooms, which had a dark, yet relaxing interior. As you can see below, the entire sink area was covered with a variety of oils and creams that would cater to different kinds of massage treatments. The masseuse asked me plenty of questions prior to the treatment, as well as carefully looking through the questionnaires that we had completed upon arrival. I let her know of my scoliosis and also told her that my shoulders and upper back were my "problem areas" that day.
The massage was incredibly relaxing and because it was 60 minutes long, and to my delight, it felt like it went on forever, haha. I left the room literally feeling like a new person and my back felt amazing. If only I could have massage treatments every day, right?!
The entire hotel and spa had really nice interior, so, while getting ready, I couldn't resist shooting a bathroom photo too...
After the extremely relaxing spa break we headed to the Steak & Lobster restaurant for afternoon tea. I have been increasingly opting for vegan alternatives lately and Kaori doesn't use any dairy in her diet, so we made sure to let them know in advance. As we were told that they would cater to our needs, I was really excited to see what they will offer us.
When we got there, we were immediately greeted by our waiter, who offered us tea (I chose strawberry and mango, yum) while we waited for our food. When the food arrived, unfortunately, the waiter seemed somewhat confused about our requirements and what they meant, which left me and Kaori confused on what we can actually eat from our tea tower. The chef did eventually apologise for their mistake, and our waiter was also incredibly apologetic about the whole situation. While for us our dietary requirements were (mostly) out of choice, there are people who could have severe health issues if they ate the wrong thing without knowing, so I do hope they will learn from this. The food was really nice, however I felt that they could have given us more options.
The spa day sadly came to an end after we finished our afternoon tea. I felt very relaxed and despite the mishaps at the restaurant, the food was good and I left with a full stomach (which means a very happy me!) If you are from the Guildford area, I definitely recommend a spa day at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Guildford Hotel! Personally a spa day is a bit tight for my budget, however I am really interested in their current offer of £45 for a package of Shellac manicure and a Fake Bake spray tan, not bad right?!
Thank you Ellie and Edelman UK for organising this experience for us! ♥