PREGNANCY – The perfect pregnancy pampering at The Spa at the Bedford Lodge Hotel


The beautiful Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa is a short 90 minute drive from London. The hotel and the spa are simply stunning and we arrived on a particularly sunny day, just perfect for a pregnancy pampering. Situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside amidst Newmarket’s equestrian culture, The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel invites nearly-new- mothers for a day of ultimate indulgence and complete escapism with their Mum-to- Be Spa Day, which I just couldn’t resist.

The spa building is equally as impressive as the hotel, with a walkway of Greek columns that lead to the main door. The reception is simply breath taking and it is almost as if all your senses are immediately engaged, by just stepping over the doormat.  Soothing music plays in the background, the waft of essential oils run through the air and the decoration is splendid.  The service is perfect, as the receptionist could not do enough to help us, after discussing our treatments, she led us to the waiting area which shared an array of high back Victorian chairs with a modern twist.

We opted for a healthy lunch before beginning our pampering for the day and began with an apple, avocado and carrot smoothie. The delicious drink was refreshing, ensuring you enjoy a sip of goodness with every mouthful. We followed this with the crab salad and the roasted butternut squash whole meal pasta salad.

The changing rooms are spacious and the products first class, we were also given a thick comfortable robe and slippers to wear.  This amazing spa is simply stunning, modern and luxurious, every detail has been well thought out and has been designed impeccably.   The outstanding hydrotherapy pool shares an array of delightful water features to massage and relax you, with the pool looking out onto a perfectly kept country garden, with an outside seating area. High walls and LED ceiling lights with changing colours helped ensure this enchanting pool is very addictive.

For my pregnancy pampering I opted for the personalised facial and manicure. My facial therapist was friendly, professional and had magical hands. My facial included a neck and head massage. Sixty minutes flew by as I chatted to my friendly therapist and enjoyed this luxury treatment. Being in my first trimester, morning sickness was plaguing me and this amazing treatment certainly took my mind of it. My second treatment of the day included some pampering for my feet with a pedicure, with the option of calming green tea, energising ginger or revitalising citrus, this is a luxury treatment resulting in softer, smoother legs and feet and finished with perfectly polished toes.

The other treatments they offer that are not included in the Mum to be Spa Day’, but are perfect for pregnancy are the Pre & Post Natal Treatment – 60 mins £70, which includes: Gentle back exfoliation, followed by a soothing body massage specifically designed to suit your individual concerns, focusing on the areas needed to alleviate muscular aches, whilst helping to relax, restore and revitalise. They also offer a Lighter Legs treatment – 40 mins £45, this revitalising treatment for tired feet and heavy legs helps reduce puffiness and soothe aches and pains and is suitable for mums to be, or anyone else.

My guest opted for the two hour Lavender Poultice treatment, which she could not praise enough. After choosing her oil, it was poured all over her back with deep strokes, as if the massage wasn’t enough, she loved the hot cloth balls that were filled with herbs and then rubbed over her tense areas. This two hour treatment also includes a hot foot bath, scalp massage, shower and full body exfoliation.

There is an open roof deck with a lovely hot tub, I avoided this due to pregnancy, but it looked so tempting and the deck was busy, as happy guests enjoyed the sunny day.

The ‘Mum to be Spa Day’ includes: Complimentary robe, towel and slippers. 60 minute prenatal massage or personalised facial. It is amazing value at only £120.00 per person, which includes full use of the spa facilities, a 1-course lunch and a Pedicure. No matter what stage of pregnancy you are in, The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel have a treatment to ensure you fell relaxed and are pampered.

The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Bury Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7BX. |

0800 652 2991


Heart London Magazine 5 * rating:

Food 4

Treatments 5

Decor 5

Service 5

Spa 5