After joining Wahanda, my first priority is to give this hotel and spa the praise I feel it so deserves. My friend and I have been doing regular spa days as our outlet for having babies/toddlers and we've tried many places, usually not to full satisfaction......
We first visited Utopia Spa at Alexander House Hotel for a day offer with lunch and two treatments and simply walking into the foyer, we knew we were now spoilt for all the other establishments that came before. We had such a luxurious day, with beautiful spa facilities and the feeling that you were cared for but left alone. This is a beautiful hotel, lovingly cared for and no hint of shabbiness anywhere. even though in the luxury bracket, there is also no sign of the snobbery that can immediately snaffle relaxation.
So we excitedly booked to come back for their overnight offer, which was very little extra. I really wouldn't do the day offer again when staying over is such good value. We paid a bit more for a suite and wanting the feeling of 'luxury institutionalisation' we so love, got into our robes immediately and padded around without clothes for the next 24 hours. The deal is 3pm to 3pm so you feel like you have a full second day in the spa.
Our deal included dinner to the value of £35 each, which we chose to have in our room (in our robes of course) with an embarrassing choice of chick-flick DVD; we were nearly crying with delight with this simple pleasure and a good glass of wine!
I could go on but clearly my five stars come from the combination of quality, attention to detail and laid-back but efficient ambiance they've got going on here. That would have us coming back alone, but the inky water of the black-tiled swimming pool and generously sized hydrotherapy pool have me dreaming about the next time........it's hard to find that quality of spa facilities in Sussex.