The idea of having a bit of pampering really appealed to me after spending the last 40 years looking after other people.
I didn't want a long journey to get what I wanted, so chose the Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke, a manageable drive from work.
The hotel was wonderful, but the spa experience was amazing. I had 3 treatments as part of a package, and I thoroughly enjoyed each one. The massage was deep and unknotted tight muscles, the facial was so relaxing I could have happily gone to sleep. The 'file and polish' manicure was just because I could - as a midwife, I can't have long nails or wear nail varnish, so to be able to have my nails done was a real treat.
The facilities are excellent, the staff are polite and friendly but maintain their professionalism.
Altogether a wonderful experience that I would be happy to repeat.