Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Frinton Road, Clacton-On-Sea, CO16 0JD

From £44.50 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

More than just an indulgent retreat, the uber-cool Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is a haven of health and wellness. With a pared-back, Scandi style (think clean, minimalist lines and glass-walled corridors) this hyper-modern palace of pampering sits in 12 acres of English-Heritage-listed gardens in scenic Essex. As soon as you arrive here, you’ll realise that something very special is about to unfold.

There’s so much to enjoy in the local area, including days out at the rightly popular Colchester Zoo. The traditional seaside resorts of Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea are both nearby, and lovely walks along the beach at Walton-on-the-Naze are always a delight. For history lovers, the Roman heritage in Colchester is always worth exploring.

There are 89 gorgeous bedrooms at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel, so overnight stays are a major temptation. The tranquil spa offers 35 fabulous treatment rooms as well as a top of the range gym for the fitness fans. And there’s an elegant restaurant waiting to wow you when you feel the need for sustenance.

Popular Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Swedish Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Salt inhalation room
  • Thermal spa
  • Relaxation areas
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa boutique
  • Boutique
  • Yoga/pilates fitness studio
  • Manicure and pedicure stations
  • 12 acres of listed gardens
  • 130 acres of gardens to walk round
  • Outdoor fitness circuit
  • Station Transfer from Thorpe Le Soken Train Station to Lifehouse and vice versa £5 nominal charge per journey
  • Fitness classes £5 nominal charge per person per class
  • The Restaurant at Lifehouse - 2AA Rosettes and 4* AA Accreditation

Packages

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1 Night Exclusive Luxury Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Bottle of Prosecco in your room upon arrival
  • Classic afternoon tea
  • Full breakfast
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of the gym, all gardens and grounds
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 12pm (Use of the spa wet facilities including locker from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on day of departure)
  • *No amendments or cancellations permitted
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From £214.50 per person

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Spring Sale Afternoon Tea Spa Day

  • Classic afternoon tea
  • Full use of the leisure facilities, gym and gardens
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 off product purchases in our retail area
  • Arrival from 9am
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Sunset Spa Evening

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 6pm
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From £64.50 per person

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Refresh Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 40 minutes
  • Lunch allocation £20 per person
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £109.00 per person

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1 Night Love Life Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner
  • Full breakfast
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of the gym, all gardens and grounds
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • For all group bookings of 10 or more the organiser receives a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability)
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 12pm (Use of the spa wet facilities including locker from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on day of departure)
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From £179.50 per person

Wave Touch Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards lunch
  • £5 retail voucher
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of the gym, all gardens and grounds
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • *No amendments or cancellations permitted
  • Arrive at 8.30am
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From £99.00 per person

Love Life Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Lunch allocation £20 per person
  • Full use of the leisure facilities, gym and gardens
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 8.30am
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From £112.00 per person

Pamper and Prosecco Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 50 minutes
  • A glass of Prosecco
  • Lunch allocation £20 per person
  • Full use of the leisure facilities, gym and gardens
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 8.30am
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From £134.00 per person

1 Night Wave Touch Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, 20 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of the gym, all gardens and grounds
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 12pm (Use of the spa wet facilities including locker from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on day of departure)
  • *No amendments or cancellations permitted
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From £159.50 per person

Revive Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 95 minutes
  • Lunch allocation £20 per person
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £169.00 per person

1 Night Midweek Serenity Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, 40 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Three course dinner
  • Full English breakfast
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of the gym, all gardens and grounds
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 12pm (Use of the spa wet facilities including locker from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on day of departure)
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From £194.50 per person

1 Night Pamper and Prosecco Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Glass of sparkling Prosecco per person
  • Three course dinner
  • Full English breakfast or Healthy options breakfast
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of all grounds and gardens
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 12pm (Use of the spa wet facilities including locker from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on day of departure)
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From £214.50 per person

1 Night Blissful Break For Two

  • 1 treatment, 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Bottle of Prosecco and chocolates on arrival
  • Three course dinner
  • Full breakfast
  • Unlimited use of the thermal spa area
  • Unlimited use of the gym, all gardens and grounds
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 12pm (Use of the spa wet facilities including locker from 10am on day of arrival until 6pm on day of departure)
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From £244.50 per person

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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
Length of pool18.5m
No. of treatment rooms35
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group8
Lockers availableYes
Product houseClarins, Elemis, Grown Alchemist, Made For Life and OPI
Dress for lunchNo
Minimum age18 (or 16 if accompanied by parent or guardian over 18)
Local attractionsColchester Zoo, Colchester Castle, Clacton on Sea Pier, Frinton on Sea & The Essex Sunshine Coast
No. of bedrooms89
Use facilities before check in timeYes (from 10.30am to use the leisure facilities) - Room check in 3pm
Car parkingComplimentary
Sat Nav codeCO16 0JF
Pets welcomeNo, guide dogs only

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Swedish Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Salt inhalation room
  • Thermal spa
  • Relaxation areas
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa boutique
  • Boutique
  • Yoga/pilates fitness studio
  • Manicure and pedicure stations
  • 12 acres of listed gardens
  • 130 acres of gardens to walk round
  • Outdoor fitness circuit
  • Station Transfer from Thorpe Le Soken Train Station to Lifehouse and vice versa £5 nominal charge per journey
  • Fitness classes £5 nominal charge per person per class
  • The Restaurant at Lifehouse - 2AA Rosettes and 4* AA Accreditation

The Spa & Wellness at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

You may be a seasoned spa-goer, but chances are you’ll never have been in a place so devoted to the art of health and relaxation as Lifehouse Spa. More than just pampering, Lifehouse is a haven of wellness that will leave you totally transformed, both body and soul. 

Pad up the sleek, spiral staircase to discover the Hidden Sanctuary. Like a spa within a spa, this unique experience lets you spend some time in your own private pool where warm water, waterfalls and soft music comforts the body and mind. Put life on pause as you reconnect with a special someone over a soothing herbal tea, served while you sit back and chill.

Then it’s time to head back to the main attraction - the spa itself. Flit between the good-sized warm water pool, bubbling hot hydrotherapy pool, salt inhalation room, steam room, sauna and experience showers. But will you try the shriek-inducing ice-cold plunge pool?

The rituals at Lifehouse leave you feeling rested and re-energised. From soothing facials to sound healing, body wraps to reflexology, they’ll look after you from head to toe, inside and out. In-house wellness specialists can even give your health a holistic MOT, for a glow that lasts long after you’ve headed home.

Treatment over and the warm and welcoming Relaxation Lounge beckons, its comfortable loungers and soft, cosy blankets providing the perfect place to hide away after your pampering.

The Gym & Fitness at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Here for a total health and body overhaul? We hear you. Luckily, reaching your fitness goals feels easy at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel. 

Tear yourself away from the spa and you’ll find the gym is free to use for each guest, with state-of-the-art equipment, cardio and strength machines and an additional weights area. Not sure what you’re doing? On-site qualified gym instructors are on-hand for one-off lessons that make sure you’re maximising every minute of your time.

But where Lifehouse really excels is in its group fitness offerings. A great start to any healthy new lifestyle, there are over 60 classes to choose from on the ever-changing activity calendar, many led by Lifehouse’s in-house physio so you know you’re in good hands.

You can sweat your way through step circuits, Life Cycle and aquafit, stretch out in pilates and yoga or sink into a blissful meditation. Classes can be booked at the Spa Reception for a small extra charge. 

Prefer to jog, stroll or power-walk? Lifehouse is set within 12-acres of English-Heritage listed Gardens. A riot of colour come spring and autumn, the wider grounds include various walking and running routes that take you around some stunning lakes. You can even book complimentary garden tours to point out rare plants and tell you a little about the gardens’ history - Sir Winston Churchill was once a visitor here.

Restaurants & Food at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

You’ve nurtured your body with pampering treatments. Now it’s time to nibble on something just as indulgent, and Lifehouse doesn’t disappoint. 

The dress code at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is ‘robed and relaxed’, meaning you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in the restaurant cocooned in soft, white fluffiness. 

The breakfast buffet is groaning with pastries, muffins, yoghurts, fresh and poached fruits, cereals, cooked options and eggs to order. Lunch is light and delicious (think open sandwiches and soups), and crafted using local ingredients.

For dinner, the dress code is smart-casual, with no robes allowed in the restaurant or bar after 6pm. But it’s well-worth getting dressed up for. With a cool, pared-back style and moody lighting, Italian executive chef Ugo Simonelli really put Lifehouse Restaurant on the culinary map. Dining is Mediterranean-inspired and not to be missed, and neither too is the bar - a chilled spot to sip on some pre-dinner cocktails.

Spa Location

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Frinton Road
Clacton-On-Sea
CO16 0JD
01255 860 050

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest train station at Thorpe-le-Soken is just a five-minute drive from the spa. Regular trains run from London Liverpool Street and Stratford and take one hour and 20 minutes. From here, the hotel offers a ‘meet and greet’ service. Booked in advance, it costs £5.

By bus: Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is not far from Thorpe-le-Soken which offers local bus services. 

By car: It’s easy to drive to the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel as it’s not far from the A120 and brown tourist signs direct you once you reach the village of Thorpe-le-Soken, 

The postcode for your satnav is CO16 0JD. 

Parking: Complimentary parking spaces are available for all guests, and there are three electric car ports at the front of the car park.

Reviews

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Delightful
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Beautiful facilities with style and freshness. Busy but never felt crowded. Skilled and friendly staff throughout. Don’t miss a walk in the gardens.

Linda Boyd, Suffolk

Good
  • 3 Service
  • 3 Quality
  • 3 Satisfaction

I’ve been before and it’s good but there are still some small niggles. For one there the loungers round the pool are uncomfortable and hard it’s not very relaxing. At certain times of the day it’s also really hard to get a lounger then you have no where to sit! I asked for a firm pressure during my massage and I didn’t get that although she was a nice girl and very friendly.

Victoria Surridge, Chelmsford

Very relaxing setting for spa
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Booked full spa day, 4 people, with 40 min Serenity treatment. We had travelled just over an hour to get there on time & decided to see if we could get breakfast to get us going. Restaurant was very accommodating & buffet style breakfast only £12pp. Every member of staff, whether restaurant, reception or beauty therapist, were all very friendly & helpful. Locker room was very clean, with well stocked toiletries & plenty of hairdryers. Pool area had a good amount of sunbeds & was sub tropical in climate, which felt a bit overwhelming. Lovely areas upstairs though, where you can chill & chat/look out to lake, or just go and chill/snooze in a darkened room. Our lunch, up to £20pp, was included in deal. This just about got us roll & chips. Cannot put extra monies towards drinks. Sadly service was very slow. We waited 25mins just for drinks. Food tasted good though.

Karen Skinner, Essex

Fabulous!
  • 4 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

A wonderful spa break, the setting, treatment and dining were all fantastic! The relaxation room was just what we needed to unwind on arrival and relax after our massage. A real treat from start to finish, we will be back!

Vikki Rogers, Suffolk

Fantastic time once again!
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Had a amazing spa stay once again, celebrating a birthday. From when we first got there we were greeted by a friendly women, who checked us in and let us know our room was ready to go straight in to (even thought it was only 2pm). Followed by our treatments. My boyfriend had Morgan - he said it was very relaxing, ‘almost sent me to sleep’. I had Natasha - wow, I have no words. I would say she was overall the best therapist I’ve ever encountered. The pressure of the massage, the technical skill, the smells of the products and how relaxed she made me feel. Wow amazing! Our overall stand out moment for our stay was our 3 course meal (our waitress, Sophie was exceptional! She gave us recommendations for food, and every recommendation was perfect. The food was so delicious! She made us feel so at ease and like we’d known her forever, she is 100% a credit to your team. She’s made us want to return for a 3rd time very soon!

Rebecca King, Great Yarmouth

Revive day at Lifehouse
  • 5 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

Excellent food, great staff, excellent treatments (thank you Amy and Lauren). Only grumble - So called relaxation room with (advised) no phones but couple of women yakking loudly and playing each other videos on their phones. Why do people go to the supposed relaxation (i.e. quiet area) to do this rather than use a more public area for this?

Mark Guinan, Romford

Relaxing two days with my sister
5 / 5

This is my first time of returning since lockdown. The whole vibe is more upmarket, very friendly, welcoming staff who went out of their way to help and advise us. The whole building, spa and grounds...... Read more

Overrated spa
1 / 5

My partner was booked for 130pm treatment full body massage , but we can’t check in until 3pm , were told to keep our bags in the locker room which was not big enough Ordered some drinks and lunch...... Read more

If you want to chill and relax. Come here.
5 / 5

OMG this place is heaven on earth for an idyllic couples get away. If you don’t want to do anything apart from lounge about in your dressing gown get some treatments and relax in the spa, this is the...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lifehouse Spa & Hotel serve afternoon tea?

It does, and its afternoon tea is so popular that you’ll need to book at least 24-hours in advance. The perfect way to end your spa day at Lifehouse, you’ll find a classically British menu of dainty cucumber sandwiches, home-made cakes, baked fruit scones and Cornish clotted cream.

There’s a luxury collection of coffee and tea to choose from, or upgrade to a glass of Prosecco or Tattinger Champagne to elevate the experience.

Does Lifehouse Spa & Hotel have a swimming pool?

The swimming pool at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is about as modern and spacious as it gets, with 18.5 inviting metres tempting you in for a morning dip. Flooded with natural light by day, it’s beautifully lit by night and surrounded by loungers to relax on. You can even order a drink to sip poolside while listening to the ambient music. 

Does Lifehouse Spa & Hotel have a dress code?

It does, and we think you’re going to like it. No need to overpack because the dress code at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is ‘robed and relaxed’. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea without getting changed. For dinner, the dress code is smart-casual, with no robes allowed in the restaurant or bar after 6pm.

Does Lifehouse Spa & Hotel have accommodation?

Yes! There are 89 rooms and each one has a Juliet balcony offering views across either the gravel gardens, the surrounding landscape or the English Heritage-listed Thorpe Hall Gardens, along with luxurious toiletries that make your spa break feel more indulgent. 

Choose from Contemporary, Garden or the more spacious Signature rooms. They’re all lovely, but Garden rooms have glazed doors with direct access to your outside patio and the historic gardens - perfect for relaxing in the fresh air. 

What are the check-in and check-out times at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel?

Check-in and check-out times at Lifehouse Spa are generally 3pm and 11am respectively, but do check your booking confirmation as these vary depending on your package. For example, if you’re here on a spa break you may be able to check out at 12pm and use the wet facilities until 3pm on the day of your departure. 

Is Lifehouse Spa & Hotel family-friendly?

It’s not. Perfect for couples getting away from it all,, the Lifehouse bills itself as an ‘Escape for Adults’, only welcoming guests who are aged 18 or over. Those aged 16 or over can attend, but need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.

Is Lifehouse Spa & Hotel disability-friendly?

It is. There are lifts throughout the resort, as well as a selection of disabled-access bedrooms and treatment rooms. The thermal spa, restaurant and spa shop are located on the ground floor, while the listed gardens have limited access due to some small steps in places. 

Is Lifehouse Spa & Hotel pet-friendly?

Leave Fido at home as, with the exception of assistance dogs, pets are not currently welcome at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel.

Does the Lifehouse Spa & Hotel have a golf course?

No, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel does not have its own golf course but it does have 130 acres of wonderful gardens for you to enjoy. Can’t live without your clubs? Frinton Golf Club is a 14-minute drive away and it welcomes visitors to pay and play.