The difference between a four and five-bubble Spa | The Good Spa Guide
In January 2020, we celebrated being awarded a five-bubble rating by The Good Spa Guide. Everyone in this world needs some me-time once in a while and our five-bubble rating gives you just that. Our Destination Spa day or break guarantees that you have some time solely to dedicate to yourself and not share it with work stresses or demanding children. Our Destination Spa will allow you to reset and refresh within a first-class natural surrounding teamed with our state-of-the-art facilities and bespoke treatments that will bring your body and mind back to its original source of wellness and balance.
We have had many questions asking us what the difference is between a four and five bubble rating… So, in this blog post we provide you with everything you need to know before you embark on your relaxation journey.
Ardencote Destination Spa is nestled in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. We provide a beautiful setting with a relaxing spa and invigorating leisure facilities to create the perfect escape. We are an independently run hotel, proudly accommodating 110 4* bedrooms and an award-winning restaurant to accompany your visit.
The Ardencote will provide you with a cutting-edge contemporary spa and leisure experience in a light and airy space that you can enjoy in a robe and slippers from the moment you arrive. With our carefully choreographed thermal journey, the Destination Spa takes you through an Aromatherapy steam room, Himalayan salt sauna, a Tepidarium, an Outdoor Tyrolean Kilo Sauna, an Outdoor Hot Tub, Outdoor Heated Pool*, a Monsoon shower, Foot Spa and Ice Fountain followed by both a Relaxation Lounge and Tranquillity Lounge.
What does it mean to have a five-bubble rating?
Ardencote Destination Spa is ‘FANTASTIC’
The Good Spa Guide reviewed our Destination Spa and Leisure facilities by a team of spa experts. Their team assessed our cleanliness, tidiness, customer service, standard of facilities and our bespoke range of treatments.
Five-bubbles means that our Destination Spa will “give you the whole package; an uninterrupted spa journey, tip top treatments, first-rate facilities and fabulous customer service. You will have a choice of wider choice facilities and cutting-edge treatments.
Be prepared for a slice of luxury”.
As a five bubble Spa, we have:
1. 85-95% criteria marked positive
As part of our assessment, Ardencote Destination Spa had to fill out a 10-page audited document that covered eight different sections, from customer service to food and choice of treatment.
2. 1-5 Staff to Guest Ratio
Our low staff to guest ratio means that we will always be on hand to guide, inform and support you on your Destination Spa journey.
3. 5-1 Facility to Guest Ratio
Our high facility to guest ratio means that you will have plenty of room to relax and unwind without being interrupted with other spa goers.
By visiting the Ardencote Destination Spa, you will receive more than just an uninterrupted spa journey, you will have full access to healthy snacks in the relaxation lounge, hair straighteners and gentle shampoos, conditioners, cleansers and moisturisers all infused with the uplifting aromatics of thyme, basil and Neroli.
What does it mean to have a four-bubble rating?
Spa’s with a four-bubble rating are classified as ‘GREAT’
A four-star bubble Spa will provide you with lovely facilities, luxurious treatments, delicious lunches and you may be sharing the space with several other spa-goers.
A four-bubble spa will have:
– 75-84% of the criteria marked as positive
– 1:10 staff to guest ratio
– 7:1 facility to guest ratio
Ardencote Destination Spa offers treatments for those with cancer or with a history of cancer, making an incredible difference to their wellbeing. Our specialised skills include subtle energy techniques, mindful touch, reflexology, acupressure and comfort massage.
Our routines have been designed very specifically for the needs of cancer patients so that they do not need to compromise deep tissues but soothe tension and tired muscles instead. Our products have been Oncologist approved and selected to help repair and restore sensitive skin.
If you have decided that taking some time away from reality and focus on yourself, visit our five-bubble countryside Destination Spa where you are guaranteed to feel calm, chilled and relaxed allowing you to disconnect and destress. We have twelve spa facilities, two gyms, eight treatment rooms, crisp white squashy day beds enabling you to have that all-important me time. We offer a range of treatments and facials from warm basalt deep stone massages to soothing country garden rituals. If you would like to find out more about what Destination Spa can offer you, have a look here.
*Access to our Outdoor Pool is seasonal