Ramside Hall is known for the hotel, the golf course and (mainly) the Rib Room restaurant. When it was announced a spa would be joining the Durham based hotel, Ramside had to make sure it could contend with some potential rivals already in the area, or within a reasonable distance. I was invited along to have a look around the spa and play with the Mii makeup range; how could I turn that down?
I've been to Ramside Hall before for a family meal, quite a few years ago. I remember the food being pretty good so I had high hopes for the spa too. Driving up the winding road, it certainly looked great like I'd remembered and the spa, located behind the main hotel, looked huge.
I was guided upstairs where you find 14 treatment rooms, the beauty snug for all things nails and makeup, sleep sanctuary (which looks like the perfect place to nap) and the fitness suite. Back downstairs you'll find Reef hair salon, 25 metre swimming pool, bubble pool, hydrotherapy pool and thermal suite featuring a steam room, sauna and tepidarium. There's still some further developments happening at Ramside Spa and I'm certainly very excited to see the finished result of the Spa Garden - the artist interpretations look incredible!