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4.1

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Champneys Forest Mere
Champneys Forest Mere
Forest Mere,
Liphook, Winchester, GU30 7JQ
United Kingdom

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Champneys Forest Mere
Forest Mere,
Liphook, Winchester, GU30 7JQ
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

    If you purchase an eVoucher you will need to book with the venue directly.

Champneys Forest Mere part of Champneys

The Forest Mere experience is unlike any other and we believe it will leave you feeling peaceful and energised. Seeing Forest Mere for the first time is a breathtaking experience. Beautiful, mysterious woodland leads you to a clearing where the magnificent lake frames the Mansion House. Forest Mere blends enchanting grounds with the latest spa and beauty facilities.

Bathe in the UK’s first thalassotherapy pool, take a swim in the 25-metre pool or rejuvenate with mud treatments in the twilight Rasul Chamber. Forest Mere also holds an Alternative Health Clinic where guests can experience a healing circle, and therapies from Reiki to Graphology.

Summertime unveils a new dimension to Forest Mere with its outdoor heated pool and tennis court. Take in the breathtaking scenery with guided walks and rambles. Or take in the beautiful views from the Terrace Café overlooking the lake.

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  • Body
  • Body Wraps (6)
  • Steam and Sauna Therapy (26)
  • Thalassotherapy (29)
  • Face
  • Facials (17)
  • Fitness
  • Swimming (28)
  • Massage
  • Indian Head Massage (4)
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage (1)
  • Therapeutic Massage (14)
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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 1 week ago
Champneys was a mixture of great and mediocre. We had a fantastic time doing the Bootcamp class which was a tough and well lead workout, and the gym - though tired - has everything you could need. The food was superb, all 3 meals we had there were absolutely excellent and the staff did their best at breakfast to accommodate for the rush. What let it down for me were the treatments. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her 1hr massage and 1hr seaweed wrap, but unfortunately mine were not up to standard. The hot stone massage I had was quite nice, but the treatment room I was in was grubby and desperate for a good clean. The aromatherapy wrap I had was awful - meek body scrubbing and essentially just slapped in oil with a bit of cling film rested on top of the skin. For the money I was really disappointed. That being said, Champneys does have some very good points - the surroundings are gorgeous, the hotel is very nice in places (the pool and ladies relaxation room are very nice) and the fitness classes are great. Just be picky with your treatments and if you don't mind it a bit rough around the edges whilst they are renovating then you will have a good time.

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Unfortunately the builders were in on my visit so that kind of took out the option of going onto the terrace or down by the lake. The Thalassotherapy treatment is definitely a Marmite thing and, again unfortunately, I hated it. The facial I had was OK but I wasn't told until I was checking out that I could have made it longer if I'd paid more. I stuck with the option that was included in the day package which was really too short to be of any consequence. The food was delicious but you do feel like you're being rushed as the restaurant has timed entries. Overall I didn't feel pampered but just a number. I also felt that I was looked down upon as all the staff asks you how you're enjoying your "stay" and, when you admit you're only a one day person, they sort of look pityingly at you as if only the people who have forked out serious money to sleep there are likely to have the proper experience. Perhaps they're right...

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Exclusive Spa Day and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
All good but spent ages trying to work broken lockers only to be told staff that some are faulty. They really should be marked as out of order and fixed! Coat hooks are needed on the back of toilet doors as you end up putting all your belongings in the floor. The small ladies changing room has no hot shower - this too apparently is faulty. More staff is needed at the restaurant as had to wait long time to be served. Finally at the checkout the staff had not heard of Wahanda and tried to charge us the full amount again!

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
A lovely overnight stay with some fantastic treatments. The back massage from Tudor was exceptional - and as someone who trained as a Beauty Therapist and has experienced a wide variety of massages I can honestly say his was probably the best I've had. The lovely guy on the Departure Desk - I can't remember his name, but he was so lovely I just wanted to re-book and not leave.
The only slight fly in the ointment was the rather miserable lady in the Champneys shop. She didn't look up, or ask if we needed help. When asked, "Do you know the price of this, please?" her response was, "Not off the top of my head, no". She rather let the place down when everyone else, without exception, had been attentive, helpful, cheerful and sincere.

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Exclusive Spa Day and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
A fantastic day including thalassotherapy that really hit the mark; spot on massage that eased out particular knotty shoulders; a ballet tone class that hit muscles I didn't know I had but in all the right ways; and a tasty yet healthy lunch topped off with a lazy hour or two by the outdoor pool. Who could ask for more?!

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Verified review Visited July 2015
Posted 1 month ago
We had a FABULOUS time. The staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble, the food incredible, the weather was divine so were able to use the outdoor pool (wonderful) and the treatments were heavenly. They are busy refurbishing many areas but this did not interfere with our stay at all, just means that we will have to go back again to try all the new stuff! Highly recommend it!

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Verified review Visited June 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I went for a Champneys Spa Day and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited June 2015
Posted 2 months ago
Absolutely loved it- came back feeling renewed and calm and at peace. The talk from the nutritionist was extremely helpful.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I went for a One Night Champneys Spa Break and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 2 months ago
I went for a One Night Champneys Spa Break and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 3 months ago
I went for a Exclusive One Night Spa Break for Two and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 3 months ago
This was a nice relaxing break overnight with use of the spa facilities. The spa is more limited than elsewhere as there is no steam room in the main area and the hot tub is always not particularly hot. The food was lovely and very healthy. The downside was only being able to have a massage first thing in the morning as we would have preferred it later in the day but that was all the package would allow. The real downside was the shouting of the water aerobics instructor and the loud music which was a real shock after doing so much relaxing. It was so loud we had to leave the pool and go home early. Not what you expect at a good spa.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 3 months ago
I went for a Exclusive Spa Day and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 3 months ago
I went for a Exclusive One Night Spa Break for Two and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited May 2015
Posted 3 months ago
Facilities were very pleasant, staff very polite. We had the decleor vitamin glow facial which was really good. I would definitely visit again!

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 3 months ago
I went for a Pamper Mind and Body Spa Day and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited March 2015
Posted 4 months ago
The day started off badly. This was a treat for my daughter and I to spend some quality time together before she left for a 15 month travel tour. I had followed the Last Minute.com instructions and contacted the resort to book our treatments etc so assumed everything was in good order. When we arrived, we were told that what we were expecting had not been booked for us by Last minute.com. We had to waste a lot of time talking to the reception staff and then talking to the therapists reception before we could get our booking organised properly. By the time we got downstairs to have our breakfast there was almost nothing left but a couple of tiny tasteless muffins and a small amount of melon. I walked to the restaurant to ask for some more provisions and was told someone was due to restock everything in a couple of minutes. 10 minutes later someone appeared and cleared away dirty crockery but no food arrived - at that point we gave up! We decided to have a positive attitude and enjoyed the rest of the day but the early part was really spoiled.
We had Thalassotherapy which was great. The pool is lovely but inaccessible when aqua takes place - I can see no reason why the whole pool area is used. We both enjoyed our 25 minute treatments and had a nice lunch - again, the restaurant seems disorganised as some of the food only became available at the end of our allocated dining time.

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Verified review Visited April 2015
Posted 4 months ago
Had a really lovely pamper day. Food was great. Would recommend it for a pamper and relaxing day. Very enjoyable.

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