Relaxing at the DoubleTree in Chester with Buyagift

A few weeks ago, Hywel and I got to spend a rare day together during the week. Buyagift had kindly gifted me a Premium Spa Day voucher, and it was the perfect chance for us to spend some quality time together, unwind and indulge in some treatments and food.

We decided to visit the DoubleTree Hotel in Chester, which is around 20 minutes from where we live. We have experienced the spa there before, but this time we were booked in for treatments and afternoon tea. We were both really looking forward to chilling out in the outdoor hydra therapy pool (Watsu pool), but unfortunately this was closed on the day we visited. The DoubleTree did give us vouchers for a return visit, which we will make use of in a few months.

Doubletree in Chester

Our treatments were booked in at 10am, so after receiving our robe and slippers we headed straight up to the pre-treatment room. I was booked in for an Elemis facial, and Hywel was booked in for a full body massage. I last had a facial when we went to Mexico last year, and my skin was certainly crying out for some attention. The facial lasted for around 55 minutes, and the therapist was lovely and made me feel at ease. Afterwards my skin felt amazing, as did I, and I was looking forward to chilling out in the relaxation area.

Apples at the Doubletree spa

Treatment room at the Doubletree in Chester

Unfortunately, there was a lady talking on her mobile phone, which ruined the relaxing atmosphere. We did let staff know, and there are notices advising that the area is a quiet zone, I just wish people would adhere to this.

We gave up trying to relax in there, and we got the lift down to the main spa area. We spent a few hours swimming, trying out the different relaxation rooms, and chilling out by the poolside. We visited mid-week and I was surprised to see how busy the spa area was.

Relaxing at the Doubletree spa

As part of our voucher with Buyagift, we had afternoon tea which was served in the Marco Pierre White restaurant. We had the option of dining in our robes, but we decided to have a shower and get dressed. It’s worth noting that if you do decide to go in your robe, the restaurant is through the busy reception, though they do have a seperate area in the restaurant for spa guests.

Afternoon tea was delicious, and the unlimited coffee went down a treat. We had a lovely relaxing few hours in the restaurant, and before too long it was time to leave the DoubleTree bubble and head home.

Afternoon Tea at the Doubletree in Chester

Relaxing at the Doubletree Spa in Chester

Our spa day was booked through Buyagift who have a huge range of spa days, experiences, restaurant vouchers and much more on their website. Using the voucher and booking the spa day was really easy, and one of the things I love about Buyagift is that they offer free exchanges, and 60 day refunds.

*Thank you to Buyagift who kindly gifted me a spa day voucher*

4 thoughts on “Relaxing at the DoubleTree in Chester with Buyagift”

  1. Sounds like a perfect day Tracey, shame about the noisy woman but how lovely to have afternoon tea after your spa treatments.
    For me, with my arthritis, I often wonder how it works for someone who cannot walk in flat footwear or walk in bare feet, which is why I’ve never been.

    • I love afternoon tea, and it was even more special having it after our day as we were both so chilled out. What a shame you have never been on a spa day, though I could imagine that they would be really accommodating. Maybe a Working Wednesday treat one week x

  2. This sounds lovely Tracey, what a shame about the woman on the phone how rude ! I’ve had an Elemis facial before it was heavenly, the hotel we stayed in recently had Elemis in the rooms much to my delight. The afternoon tea sounds nice, glad you got to enjoy such a nice day together x

    • I know, she really ruined the whole concept of relaxing in the relaxation area. I was really impressed with the Elemis products she used on my skin, and it felt amazing for days after. I love afternoon tea, and maybe we should treat ourselves to one in the summer x


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