Tucked away Surrey spa overlooking Guildford rooftops is hidden gem for pampering

Located right at the top of Guildford High Street, past the cobbles and historic Guildhall clock, is a fabulous spa perfect for a spot of pampering. Harbour Hotel Guildford is situated in a cosy courtyard in Alexandra Terrace and can easily be missed by shoppers bustling around further down the hill.

Complete with its own car park and 183 rooms, it’s a lovely place for a spa day, afternoon tea or weekend break, and it sits peacefully overlooking the neighbourhood rooftops. Featuring a hydrotherapy pool, a plunge pool, a stone oven sauna, an aromatic crystal steam room, mud rasul, and an extensive fitness centre, it also has a hidden terrace with an open-air heated pool with submerged seating and stress-relieving water jets perfect for indulging in on sunny days.

On May 1, the four star hotel will be launching a new treatment inside it’s secluded spa. Best of You is a 60-minute body and face treatment designed to support ladies in their second spring, and any stage they may be at. The treatment itself is from the hotel’s wellness brand Temple spa and starts with a menopause related consultation.

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The one-hour session include stretches, a cool or warm Himalayan salt stone massage, along with a mini facial routine and a cool healing hands facial lymphatic massage. The Himalayan salt stones offers overall wellness for the body.

Containing 84 trace minerals, when heated the salt becomes a natural air purifier which helps to reduce the toxicity of electromagnetic frequencies emitted from all the electronics we are surrounded by. They can be used warm or cold. When warm they alleviate pain, discomfort and encourage relaxation, when cold they will help reduce inflammation and create a toning effect for the body.

Harbour Hotel Guildford
The luxury spa at Harbour Hotel Guildford features a hydrotherapy pool, a plunge pool, a stone oven sauna and an aromatic crystal steam room
(Image: Harbour Hotel Guildford/ Laura Nightingale)

Customers can use a tranquil relaxation lounge after their soothing treatment, plus bathrobes, towels and slippers are provided. The hotel’s snazzy HarBar is situated just outside the spa door offering a menu of healthy food and drinks as well as British classics such as fish and chips, steak and burgers.

The Best of You treatment benefits are:

  • Relieves stress and improves mood
  • Helps improve quality of sleep
  • Renews/increases energy
  • Releases tension and achy joints
  • Comforts and hydrates the face & body
  • Helps reduce puffiness on the face
  • Can help target hot flushes

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