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A Break From the Chaos! Our overnight stay at Careys Manor Hotel & Senspa

A house move, a teething baby, a first birthday party, the end of maternity leave. Life can be chaotic sometimes most of the time, so a chance to escape and spend the day reflecting rather than doing is always a welcome break. And last week we did just that.

After a two hour journey to the beautiful New Forest we arrived at the gorgeous Careys Manor Hotel & Senspa. Not only excited for a night away together, it was also our very first spa experience!

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BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS AND FRIENDLY STAFF
The journey flew by and on arrival we were pleased to be met by the gorgeous looking building that was Careys Manor surrounded by the most beautiful spring flowers. 

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The staff were friendly and showed us promptly to the spa area so that we could get straight into relaxing. The ladies working in the spa were even friendlier and we were given a thorough tour of the facilities after filling in a quick health questionnaire and after being served a welcome drink. 

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A TRUE TASTE OF THAILAND
I'd heard that this particular spa was award winning and after our tour I could see why - the spa had a lot to offer! Asides from offering a true taste of Thailand through means of Thai pyjamas to wear around the spa (as well as a robe and pool shoes), there were traditional Thai treatments and a Thai restaurant which served the most wonderful food. And then there were all the little touches around the place such as Thai-inspired ornaments and water features that just added to the Thai experience. 

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There was a large hydrotherapy pool, an ozone swimming pool, a herbal sauna, a crystal steam room, a laconicum, a tepidarium, amazing experience showers and health showers and even relaxation areas where you could get complimentary refreshments. The SenSpa offered it all. 

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TREATMENTS
We'd booked ourselves in for a anti-stress Thai back and neck massage and it was absolutely wonderful. I could have stayed in the treatment room all day. We were in a couples room and it was Adams first ever massage, he'd always stayed away from them through fear they 'just weren't his thing' but as soon as our massages were up, he questioned aloud how he'd ever managed before without them. The two ladies that gave us our massages were so lovely and totally professional, it was such a lovely experience. 

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FOOD & DRINK
As Adam and I are vegetarian, I can only speak from a vegetarians point of view. And us veggies are at Careys Manor and Senspa totally catered for! There are so many options at both lunch and dinner. We ate in The Zen Garden for lunch and had an absolutely lovely Thai meal and for dinner and breakfast we ate in The Manor Restaurant, where I found the prices were perhaps a bit high (though this was to be expected in a spa and manor hotel like we were in) but that as a vegetarian we were well catered for. 

The staff at dinner were super-friendly yet again. Our waiter Fernando was really professional with a good sense of humour and all the tables were brought a little something to keep us going whilst dinner cooked, this was with compliments from the chef. Everyone was also kindly provided with different types of breads as we waited for our dinners to cook - this was a lovely touch. 

THE ZEN GARDEN
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 THE MANOR RESTAURANT
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THE ROOM
Our room was gorgeous - really clean and spacious, as was the bathroom. We had a lovely nights sleep and the room came complete with complimentary champagne and chocolate - bonus!

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We really really enjoyed our stay at Careys Manor & Senspa. We left feeling totally relaxed and refreshed, it was a lovely break for us as a couple too. Thank you to Careys Manor & Senspa for the wonderful stay and a big thank you to Ethans Grandma, Grandpop and Auntie for taking care of Ethan whilst we took time to reset.

Find out more about this beautiful hotel and spa at www.careysmanor.com or on Facebook here.

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*Our stay and spa experience was provided to us free of charge for the purpose of review. All views are our own. 

12 comments

  1. Oh this sounds so wonderful, I have never been to a spa or had the spa experience because I didn't think it would be my thing, but having read this I want to be there now x
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  2. Looks beautiful there... Very jealous!! I think its important to have that alone time as a couple, we start losing who we are once we have children. So little breaks like that are perfect!! My only problem is that I hate leaving Beau anywhere haha... xx

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  3. Wow it looks great! I love massages, glad you had a great relax! x

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  4. Looks lovely!! I love that they gave you pyjamas to wear, and the food looks and sounds amazing. I adore Thai - especially noodles!
    Beautiful photos

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks - A UK Family & Lifestyle Blog
    xxx

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  5. This looks absolutely beautiful Alex. It's such a shame we live so far away as I'd have loved to have stayed there!!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

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  6. Ahhh how gorgeous! Loving the spa and swimming pool especially! x

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  7. Looks lovely! The hotel looks and amazing and so does the food
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  8. It looks lovely, I love spa days! The hotel room looks gorgeous too. x

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  10. That looks like the perfect place for a lovely break, the New Forest is beautiful x

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