A friend and I booked an afternoon tea for two at Rookery Hall through Wahanda. It cost £99 and included a back, neck and shoulder massage for two and afternoon tea. When I rang up to book they offered an upgrade to a full body massage for an extra £18 each - which we gladly accepted.
Our day turned out to be bliss. The staff are the friendliest I've met at a spa - going out of their way to help you, which even included offering me a free coffee because they couldn't find any peppermint tea after I'd ordered it. They eventually located a tea and gave me that free of charge as well.
It's the small things that make a difference and make you feel welcome - one female receptionist spotted the camera my friend was holding and offered to take a picture of us both as a memento of our day.
The facilities are very spacious and clean. The pool is big and not too cold. There's also a relaxing bubble pool, crystal steam room and sauna. There are also enough loungers to go around.
The changing rooms are also very clean and every time we returned to our lockers we'd notice that a staff member had been in to refresh the towels and clean out the paper bin.
The only slight criticism I'd have is that as the spa belongs to the hotel you can find families turning up to splash about in the pool with young children. And while I have no problem with children - it makes it a bit difficult to relax and get that full spa experience while you're ears are bombarded with screams! Still, it's a very minor complaint.
The massage we both had (which lasted one hour) was very enjoyable and the masseur found spots of tension that I didn't even know were there! All the knots soon melted away under some very firm pressure.
Overall I'd rate my experience as 9 out of 10. And I'm already planning a return visit near to Christmas.