This weekend I spent my Saturday doing something a bit different, for Christmas this year my brother got me a voucher from payasyougym.com to go and use the spa facilities at the Sienna Spa at the Raddison Blu Hotel.
Despite living in the center of the city I had never heard of the spa and it wasn’t until doing a search in Google that I realised it was almost on my doorstep.
I was greeted at the Spa by a lovely receptionist who gave me a quick tour of the gym and gave me a towel. The changing rooms were quite small, but really clean and modern which instantly gave me a good feeling about the place.
Despite not even getting my hair wet at this point, I was happy to see that there were two hairdryers and a pair of GHD’s. It’s a small thing but really makes a difference especially when you’re thinking of going swimming. There was also a beautiful huge mirror in the changing room which I would love a version of in my home.
I turned up fairly early around 9am and was pleasantly surprised that the pool was completely empty. The decor and ambiance was relaxing and calming whilst keeping the luxurious atmosphere that you would expect of a spa within the Radisson.
The first thing I did was to use the pool, It was a good temperature which lead to a nice gentle swim. Compared to other hotels spa’s I have been to the pool was fairly small but as long as it wasn’t too busy then I would see no problems in this. It made the place feel quite friendly and unpretentious.
The Jacuzzi was lovely, the jet streams were really powerful and the water was really warm. I could have stayed in there all day.
The sauna was a great size and temperature.
The steam room was huge – I’ve never been in such a big steam room before. It was beautifully decorated with low level twilight style ceiling lights.
My only criticism of the whole experience was that there was no hook in the shower
I didn’t take any photos of the pool but you can view more at the Sienna Spa and Health Club website. I’ll defiantly be returning to the Sienna Spa the staff, ambience and facilities were second to none.