It’s that season again, when, like us, you may be feeling just a little over participated in the Christmas break and to be honest the cold, dark days do not have us bouncing up out of bed. Well, we have the antidote and a great way to jump start your ‘new year new you’ resolutions in fashion (all of the awesome kids begin in Feb, anyway!).
The Lensbury, perched around the banks from the River Thames in Teddington, is really a hotel resort with palatial proportions, supplying a fitness and wellbeing retreat for the entire family. Understood to be a ‘resort’, The Lensbury boasts 25 acres of gardens and grounds, private boathouse and watersports center, 24 tennis and squash courts as well as an impressive leisure club and pool. And when everything seems like an excessive amount of work, the Elemis Health spa and Lounge restaurant take presctiption hands to assuage weary souls.
The resort’s 155 rooms vary from a vintage double towards the indulgent Nederlander Suite. We remained within the luxurious double, overlooking the forest and tennis courts and supplying a far more than comfortable night’s sleep. Our room included a comfortable king-size bed and Egyptian sheets, Nespresso machine, flatscreen TV and fast wireless. The built-in seem system within the bathroom was another added bonus meaning you can both bathe and pay attention to the dulcet tones from the Chase’s* Bradley Walsh for your heart’s content. (*Other Television shows can be found.)
The Lounge restaurant and Terrace double as much as provide cosy, fireside atmospheres during the cold months several weeks or sunny riverside vibes in warmer climes. Once the summer time sun rears it mind, make sure to look into the pop-up gin garden festooned with fairy lights and immerse yourself within the botanical garden.
Recption menus is straightforward gastro pub fare, succeeded. We chosen an array of nibbles adopted through the lamb rump and also the fish and chips (it had been Friday, in the end). Lighter bites, salads, fresh fish and vegan options are for sale to individuals with increased self-discipline. It isn’t Michelin star however it certainly will the job. Ends up a top-notch rugby team were remaining simultaneously as us, therefore the kitchen was busy and also the service slightly slow, but to tell the truth, i was happy just taking in the vista.
The Health spa
Small but perfectly created, the health spa isn’t an exciting day event and also the treatment rooms have been in another place to the swimming pool and leisure facilities, that is a slight inconvenience, what the health spa has is an array of treats for the entire body to make you feel refreshed, relaxed and elevated. Elemis facials, full massage, scrubs, mani-pedis, tints and waxes complete their email list. We participated within the 1 hour Swedish massage and we’d completely recommend.
The Fitness Offering
Fitness and wellbeing are in the centre of all things in the Lensbury. The impressive fitness suite provides a fully attired weights room, power plate and gym, plus spin, yoga and functional training studios. You will find over 100 classes to select from so when you’ve exhausted their email list you are able to hop within the 25m heated pool (plus separate kids pool) and finished served by a vacation to the thermal suite.
In warmer weather, mind towards the Lensbury’s private boathouse and check out your hands at one of the numerous watersports available, or just employ a boat, pack an open-air picnic and pootle off lower the forest for that mid-day (March – November). Your accommodation frequently runs bespoke occasions check the website for info on new half term occasions for the entire family.
Voted a good option to reside in London 2021, Teddington provides a very attractive location to base yourself. A hop, skip along with a Barbour-clad jump in the hotel you’ll end up in Teddington ‘village’ with a number of pubs, restaurants and native independents. Nearby, the Tide Finish Cottage riverside pub by having an extensive beer garden isn’t a poor shout to finish a lengthy walk either.
For additional cultural goings-on Hampton Court Palace, The Nation’s Trust Pork House and Garden or even the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are inside a 30-minute cab ride.
The Lensbury review
The friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere in the Lensbury imply that the accommodation attracts a mixture of business and leisure, couples, families and buddies. There isn’t any strict dress code, and it is certainly not really a children ought to be seen and never heard type of establishment, rather The Lensbury supplies a welcome break, where everybody can grab some necessary R&R.
Rooms in the Lensbury begin with £145 for any Classic Double and £225 for any Luxurious Twin /Family Area.