Essex Baby Review

At the beginning of February the Essex Baby team were treated to a day at a spa courtesy of the Spa at Bedford Lodge. We had a blissful and relaxing day which was very much needed as we have been working hard on the Essex Baby website for months and months! If you’re looking to treat your mother with a spa day for Mother’s Day in March, or if you want a bit of rest and relaxation yourself, we recommend you read this review.

Place Description

The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel is within a beautiful Georgian building adjacent to the main four star hotel, located in the centre of Newmarket (just an hour’s drive from South Essex). The boutique Spa opened in 2013 and has retained many of the building’s original features including the grand staircase and high ceilings.

We began the day with a fruit smoothie in the spa lounge, admiring the décor as well as the beautiful racehorses that were walking past the windows (the Spa is located beside some Newmarket stables).

We were then given a tour around the Spa and were told about the purpose and benefits each of the different elements of the facilities – the sauna, the steam rom, the pool, and the outdoor Jacuzzi.

After the tour we were each treated to a facial and we both agreed it was the most relaxing and refreshing facial treatment we’d ever had. We then spent some time using the hydro pool, sauna and steam room.

Although it was a chilly day, we also dared to venture to the outdoor hot tub and we were pleasantly surprised how enjoyable this was on such a chilly day.

We were then treated to a manicure, whilst chatting to the lovely staff that told us about the building’s amazing history – apparently it used to be a refuge/half way house for mums and children.

The afternoon was finished off with a light snack and then afternoon tea.

Why do you want to recommend this product?

We recommend the Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel because of the location, the ambience, the décor, the food and the amazing service. We loved the steam room, sauna and outdoor hot tub, but most of all the superb facials.

Essex Baby Rating:


We definitely rate this a 5/5 as there wasn’t a thing we could find fault with.

For more details about the Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, visit their website.