Spa Hotel Review: Titanic Spa, West Yorkshire
Review: Jennifer Bonfield
Once home to the Titanic textile mill, this award winning eco-friendly spa sits on the edge of the pennines with lush green views of the Yorkshire countryside. This converted building houses 30 spa owned, fully equipped self-catering apartments for overnight breaks and boasts its’ own natural water source that supplies the solar-heated salt-regulated swimming pool.
We were visiting Titanic Spa to trial the Simply Spa Overnight Break and upon arrival and with a warm welcome we were shown to one of the more deluxe (read – penthouse) apartments; a ‘scandi’ décor duplex set up with sprawling open plan living and dining area, large kitchen (fully stocked with all the crockery and utensils you could need), dining area with 6 seated dining table and living area home to 3 huge sofas and flat screen TV with DVD player. The panoramic windows lead out to a balcony with gorgeous green views (the only thing missing here was balcony furniture). On the upstairs level were 2 double bedrooms with super comfy beds furnished in contemporary, luxe fabrics with sleek, glossy ‘show home’ furniture. Both bedrooms were en-suite; one with bath and both with showers.
This particular day was the first sunny day we had seen in Yorkshire this year so we headed straight outside patio area where table and chairs, bucket chairs and sofas were aplenty. The relaxed vibe of the spa encourages ‘robe-wear’ at all times which was more than apparent with everyone chilling out in the bistro and outside area in fluffy robes eating, drinking wine and catching a few rays. Unfortunately the outdoor Jacuzzi was closed which was a shame, especially on a day as sunny as this was.
We headed to the indoor pool for a dip before strolling to the bistro for a healthy lunch where me and my guest shared delicious dishes of Basil and black garlic marinated halloumi, shaved fennel and red chard with hummus dressing and pitta crostini and Wild mushroom and Yorkshire asparagus linguini with pesto and shaved parmesan.
After diving back outside to catch a few more rays (you need to get the sun while you can in Yorkshire) it was time for our spa treatments. My Guest opted for the Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy, which was reported back as ‘completely blissful’. I was booked in for the Decleor Aroma Facial. My therapist Hannah-Jo was lovely, her expertise and knowledge of the brand (Decleor) and the treatment (Aroma Facial) was quite amazing!
After she analyzed my skin and asked questions about my lifestyle and and skin concerns, she handpicked all 10 different Decleor products that were used to deep cleanse, exfoliate, rejuvenate, protect and re-hydrate my dry complexion. The Hydrafloral Plumping mask was particularly fantastic and I’ll be purchasing this to use at home. I have reviewed what feels like a million spa treatments over the years and on my own admission am particularly fussy, but hands down, this was the best facial I’ve experienced. The next time I visit Titanic there is no doubt booking in again with Hannah- Jo – the girl is an actual spa Jedi.
After taking a restful mini – snooze in the ample relaxation room; an utterly tranquil space filled with beanbags, soothing music and ultra dimmed lighting, we ventured into the Heat & Ice Experience; the most recent addition to Titanic spa. This circular wing was home to the Heat Experince; Crystal Steam Room, Herbal Infusion Room, Aromatherapy Room, Saunarium, Sauna Cabin, Foot Spa Station and Private Mud Chamber (booked at an additional treatment cost). The Ice Experience includes the Ice Room. Plunge Pool and Ice Bucket Plunge Showers.
For dinner we headed back to the bistro for a 2 course meal were we opted to start with the Queen scallops with a prawn, garlic, gruyere and corriander gratin with citrus dressed rocket followed by mains of Pan fried cutlets of lamb with a crisp minted mutton hash cake, parsnip puree and crisps with quince jus.
For the following day the continental breakfast (which is already supplied in the apartment upon checking in), consisted of fruit, croissant and cereal. Choice is a little light on the breakfast option but for the price and inclusions in the overall spa package you can overlook the budget breakfast.
Titanic is a great place to spa in Yorkshire and the packages here are very purse friendly with outstanding, world-class standard of spa therapists. This is a great location for chilled hen parties, pampering time with the girls or even a romantic couple’s haven. There really was diverse mix of guests staying here, which highlights that this is a spa destination which appeals to all.
The Location Details
Low Westwood Lane,
The Treatment Details
Elemis Aroma Stone Therapy 1 hr 10 mins £80
Decleor Aroma Facial 1 hr 10 mins £80
The Price Details
Simply Spa Overnight Break £129 PP MON-FRI £140 PP SAT-SUN
Includes the following:
-Use of Titanic Heat Experience.
-Overnight Accommodation in a Serviced Apartment
-Use of Leisure Club
-15m Salt Regulated swimming pool
-Continental Breakfast in your Apartment
-1 Course Light Lunch
-2 Course Evening Meal
-You may add the treatments of your choice to this package (see treatment menu for prices)