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Wendy H wrote a review Oct 2023
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I have been to Slimmeria twice in September 2023, and what can I say. IT WORKS!!!. Where do I start? The house is a stunning period home set within a lush landscape with incredible views. There is an outdoor swimming pool that we all used on hot days surrounded by very comfortable sunloungers. I had my own bedroom with en-suite and views over the grapevines and swimming pool. My bedroom was called "the green room" and was full of beautiful antique furniture with a princess bed which was very comfortable, my bathroom was very modern and a great power shower. The Slimmeria experience entailed morning guided walks through woods on historical trails or beach front walks, followed by a freshly squeezed juice at 10am. Then it was on to an hour long fitness class then an hour of yoga. Lunch was at 1pm and then we either relaxed in the white room or around the pool or went into battle or to the beach. We were given fruit at 3pm and then supper is at six pm. The food is very fresh, colourful, locally produced and most of all delicious and filling. Its plant based and usually a salad or raw lunch and a hearty filling soup for supper. There are a wide array of treatments that you can book in advance, I had a honey massage and some barrel steams both of which were very enjoyable. At no point during my time at Slimmeria did I feel forced to participate in all the activities on offer, if I wanted to do my own walk, I did my own walk. During the fitness and yoga classes the teachers are hugely encouraging and welcoming with no judgement whatsoever. If there was anything that was out of physical reach the teachers would suggest an alternative that was. Which for me was very reassuring.. The staff are amazing, all of them. They are always on hand whenever you need them, yet also keep a distance if you just want to relax and be on your own. Graham, Shell and Lou made all my fitness/walks/yoga feel comfortable and Galia was always on hand to give you a motivational lift up. All in all, you feel very well looked after and taken care of. I thought Id be desperate to leave, but actually turns out I loved it and didnt want to leave. I also lost over a stone in 7 days and left with better habits and fitness levels than when I arrived. Thanks to you all XXX
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 16 Oct 2023
Dear Friend, Thank you for writing such a detailed review. Firstly we would like to congratulate you on your amazing results, both weeks you reached your goals. We are very lucky to have such beautiful space and surroundings and really enjoy sharing it with guests like you who appreciate it. You should be really proud of yourself, you put in 100% and did as much as you could while you were here. We will pass on your feedback to our wonderful staff, they are very passionate about their sessions and its lovely when guests can see that too. We wish you well, you are always welcome back for another stay. Wishing you well, Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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Jay P wrote a review Jul 2023
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This is not for the faint hearted. It’s not your typical luxury Spa retreat. It’s hardcore. Be prepared to walk 2 hours in the morning (guided) @ 8:30am Followed by a 1 hour exercise class after juice. A yoga class (good to stretch out after morning exertions). Lunch. Then spa treatments if you booked. Then a second walk for up to 1.5 hours (with yourself or with people you walked with in the morning that you enjoyed their company). Fruit @ 3:30pm and dinner @ 6:30pm and three times a week additional class @ 7:30pm.. Do all these classes combined with the food 100% guaranteed significant weight loss. But it’s hard - no question. But worth it…. It’s just one week of your life.. When you get home while you adjust to more sensible eating (provided you don’t go back to your old ways) you may gain a couple of pounds back.. but with sensible eating you could lose 2lbs a week. It’s a short sharp shock to your body - tells you, you can do so much with little amount of food in you. The key to success is stay POSITIVE throughout the week (don’t let the doubts best you down) - have a warrior mind set…! Enjoy
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 30 Jul 2023
Dear friend, Thank you very much for amazing feedback, we couldn't have put it beter ourselves. You truely understand the whole ethos of our programme which is also quite unusual as it offers proper detoxing, improvement of fitness abilities, relaxation, team bonding, rapid weight loss and of course plenty of fun. You're right this IS only a few days of your life but the impact is long lasting. This is also a great investment in your well being overall. Wishing you all the best for your future and looking forward to meeting you again. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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Laura S wrote a review Jul 2023
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Amazing, love this place! Been three times, each time losing a stone. Great food, health and life detox. Great staff (including the manager Galia - the driving force who wants you to succeed). Reasonably priced. Will be back later this year and next year ….
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 24 Jul 2023
Dear Friend, Thank you for your kind review. It was great to know that between retreats you lost even more weight! well done. Thank you for embracing our ethos , particulary the walks and for staying so positive. Good luck with your journey. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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mjcashman wrote a review Jul 2023
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I am about to go on my 3rd retreat with Slimmeria and every occasion is amazing. The first time I lost 10 lbs in 6 days, and just last month I lost 13 lbs in a 7 day retreat. The staff are amazing, (particularly Graham and Michelle) the classes and walks a real motivator, and everyone I know gets fantastic results. One other guy who stayed the same time as me lost 15lbs in one week, and another woman just over 21 llbs... the beautiful Hastings retreat is well worth the investment and time in resetting your metabolism and kick starting a new relationship with food! Thank you to the whole team for such great results!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 11 Jul 2023
Dear friend, We are so pleased that you have booked your third visit, I am certain that you will have another successful week and lose more weight and become fitter and stronger. It was great to see you glowing as you left. You were so positive, and with the rest of your team did everything in the programme which shows from your own results and the group you were with that week. Thank you for being a perfect guest! We look forward to seeing you soon. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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John C wrote a review Jul 2023
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Dear slimmeria team Another great result for me 💪🏽 done 2 weeks was tuff but enjoyed the end result and that’s what it’s all about for me put me back on track the groups for the 2weeks I was their were great and positive, the sun was out and took advantage of the pool cold but refreshing after a long walk and a shower, I’ll always come to Slimaria when I feel I need a M.O .T ☺️I always feel so energised and clearer in my mind and body, thank you to all the staff at slimmeria they are all outstanding and very positive.all the best love Johnny ❤️❤️
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 6 Jul 2023
Dear Friend, Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you here at our Retreat again. You deserve the excellent results you achieved as you absolutely did everything that was put to you. You challenged yourself on a daily basis and met the goals you set. We are pleased you are home refreshed, looking slimmer and fitter. We done, you are always welcome back for another stay when you need an MOT. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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850Rose wrote a review Jun 2023
Woodbridge, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
I have just returned from a stay at Hye House. First off I lost 5 kilos which is what I went for, and Shell and her team are amazing, but the experience could have been so much more. The place is run on a shoestring and it shows. When I arrived my room was dirty and the light fitting only had two out of seven bulbs which made the room, which was painted red, very dark in the evening and impossible to read in bed. I did get more lightbulbs! In addition the food is truly dreadful - overcooked cabbage and peppers and soup so tasteless you have to put dangerous levels of salt in it to give any flavour. Also the website claims they use locally sourced food, but the only thing local about it is that it was bought in the local Tescos! Finally while the walks and classes in the morning are excellent, typically we were then left alone with no activities from 1 pm to 8.15 am the next day. Another organised walk in the afternoon or a class was needed. Luckily the weather was beautiful so we were able to walk on the local beaches or swim in the very cold unheated pool, but other repeat guests told me when it was cold or wet most people just went to bed for the afternoon - which helps no-one. There were two evening activities but more were needed - even a film night which wouldn't cost anything if they don't want to pay for another instructor. Talks on nutrition and healthy cooking would have complemented the programme well. Finally you are sent home with no guidance on how to transition safely from such a low calorie diet and keep all the hard lost weight off. I would love to say I will be back as the weight loss was good, but I am not sure. It's not cheap and there are other places offering a more complete package for similar prices or less.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 29 Jun 2023
Dear Guest, Congratulations on losing 5 kilos in 7 days and achieving your goal. Thank you for complimenting our ‘amazing staff’ and our excellent walks and classes. You are so right, those are the reasons why people join us and why we are fully booked most weeks including the week you joined us. That week all the guests, mostly regular ones, were happy with the weather, results, beautiful countryside, meals and classes outside and enjoyed each other’s company. No one else has any similar concerns that you raised in your review. It also looked you achieved what you went for and had overall a great experience. Thank you for sharing some of your recommendations, we always aim to improve. RE: OUR ACTIVITIES AND FREE TIME, ahead of reservation, guests check the information on the programme and what classes and walks are included, and then they can decide whether that is the right level of exercises and activities for them. We are very transparent regarding that matter. With a calorie restricted diet we can only offer a healthy amount of fitness activities without over stretching people’s abilities. We were pleased that all the classes and walks that were scheduled for your week went ahead and were enjoyed by all guests. RE: COST, you are right there are retreats in the UK and abroad offering well being programmes. We are quiet unique though as we offer detox, fitness, rapid weight loss, relaxation, team bonding etc. In that respect we are extremely competitively priced considering the package on offer. All our prices are inclusive of VAT, we can’t speculate about other establishments and their fees as we do not know their set up. Your price was increased due to your last minute rescheduling which was a gesture of goodwill on our part as in line with our rescheduling policy you could have lost your retreat altogether. Your rescheduling caused us a loss of business the week you could not join us, however our aim was to help you go ahead with your retreat, and we noted you were grateful for that fact. Our end we were delighted your retreat eventually went ahead and that you achieved amazing results, and we know you worked very hard for that. RE: FOOD, it was good to see all plates were empty, and all guests left the retreat extremely happy with their results. By the way our detox menu had a role to play in that respect. You told us you have been trained at both, the Le Corden Blue and Pru Leith, we find this is not an appropriate comparison between our specialised detox menu facilitating 5-7kg weight loss per week with ‘’ Haute Cuisine’’ that does the opposite. Our literature in the dining room explains the benefits of food we offer in detail. It is also quite natural that guests might prefer different vegan options going forward, and let’s say can replace dill with basil for example. We feel that equipped with your qualifications and preferences you should have no problem creating a menu that you will like going forward. RE: CLEANING, our very experienced housekeepers work extremely hard to maintain a high standard of cleaning. We are very fortunate that during these challenging times that not only we retained our staff, but we are able to employ a new trainee. We have also a procedure in place that prior to the guests arrival the managers check all the rooms. All guests are asked on arrival to let us know if there is anything that needs to be addressed. In this instance no refreshing of the room had been requested. It is possible on occasions something can be missed, we are all human, but we would have loved to have an opportunity, of course, to make your stay more comfortable and re clean had we been informed about it. RE: DECO OF THE HOUSE, our property is decorated and maintained in a classical and traditional Georgian style. As patrons of this Grade 2 * Listed property we invest a lot in maintaining the house in this traditional style. People with similar properties know too well what we mean, and what is involved in terms of cost. We appreciate however that taste might vary and some people may prefer different deco. RE: OTHER GUESTS EXPERIENCES AT DIFFERENT TIMES OF THE YEAR, we cannot see how it is relevant to your experience. We also understand those are the very same guests that you met during your stay, and who have already reserved new retreats with us, which also includes guests who recommended you to our venue. RE: BUSINESS ADVICE, we always appreciate constructive ideas primarily from successful business people or at least people in the same line of business. Those will be the people who would also know first hand how the hospitality industry suffered in the last 4 years, with so many businesses forced to close and others had to continually adjust in order to survive. In this case we did not inform you about our business formula or costs involved with running the retreats and we cannot understand, therefore, how you are able to understand the financial side of our business. We are just very proud that our level of service and our prices remained the same for many years when everything else around us doubling in price. Obviously extra special offers are promoted to all our regulars. Wishing you all the best for the future. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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Andrea Q wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom9 contributions13 helpful votes
I have been to Slimmeria a couple of times now and am amazed that every time I go on the 1 week retreat I loose a minimum of 13 lbs .I like the food and exercise and the regimented routine which makes a difference to my palate and eating habits. The retreat has made me crave less ,eat healthy and work on portion control .Adopting the diet lifestyle is definitely I would recommend. Definitely a place to go to if you want to see immediate results, feel better about your self and be surrounded by nature with amazing walks in the countryside.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 3 Apr 2023
Dear friend, Congratulations on losing a minimum of 13lb in a week. That is amazing, you really deserve the results though. You go on every walk, attend every class and are always very determined to ensure you repeat the mornings walk in the afternoon! You are definitely very focused and dedicated. Thank you for being so positive and following our ethos, it makes our job so much easier! We are pleased you appreciate our surroundings, we are very lucky to have beautiful walks from our doorstep! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Slimmingly yours The Slimmeria Retreat
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julia t wrote a review Mar 2023
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I am a long term addict to the Slimmeria Health and Fitness Retreat in East Sussex. Regular visits have become a part of my yearly routines because I arrive feeling fat, overworked, tired and unfit then leave feeling slim, healthy, rested, much fitter and with certain sense of contentment restored. My latest stay was no exception; it is amazing what a structured week of low calorie vegan meals, daily exercise and the company of like minded , interesting professional women in the country air will do deliver a lasting boost. I lose between 8 and 12 lbs each time I visit Slimmeria but it is really the detoxing break from eating meat, caffeine, alcohol and most of all the exercise that keeps me coming back. It's a reset to healthier living habits too. I like my treats, (wine, snacks, big dinners at home and out) and I don't feel I have to give them up if I can go to Slimmeria to work off the excess a few times a year while enjoying the break. The bedrooms are pretty and period, the surrounding countryside is delightful - there is a 2 hour country walk every morning - and everyone takes their meals chatting together. The exercise classes are realistic but as challenging as they need to be. Women of all ages, shapes and sizes can be found at Slimmeria and on occasion a man or two is in the group. Everyone will leave thinner and fitter if they stick to the regime. You can see the change in people as they develop a glow (and start to shrink!) over the course of the week. If you want to make some changes in your health and habits, lose some weight and meet some lovely people, Slimmeria is for you.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 7 Mar 2023
Dear Friend, Thank you for being such a loyal guest, it always a pleasure to have you return to Slimmeria. You prove it really works and you can also still enjoy a quality lifestyle outside of the Retreat. An 8-12lb weight loss each time is an incredible weight loss and as you say you can really see and feel the benefits of the 7 day programme during the week and after your stay. Well done for taking part in everything while you are here and ensuring that you make the effort and go on a second walk in the afternoons it really is worth the results. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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Jan H wrote a review Feb 2023
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom8 contributions16 helpful votes
Just got back from a detox week at Slimmeria and feel wonderful. This is the only place that works for me - feel rejuvenated, detoxed, look fantastic and lost 6lbs. The staff are helpful, the classes and walks are great and rooms are comfy.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 Mar 2023
Dear Friend, It is lovely to have such a positive and motivated guest at the retreat. Someone who will challenge themselves to achieve their goals. Well done on losing 6lbs in 5 days that is fantastic! We are really pleased you have found Slimmeria and you are always welcome back whenever you need that little boost. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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Kia F wrote a review Feb 2023
Leigh, United Kingdom11 contributions
This was my 3rd visit to Slimmeria. I stayed for 5 days and as a by product of the detox, rest and giving time for myself, lost 7 lbs. I love the walking, cardio classes, dance and yoga sessions. I always drive into Hastings for a seafront walk every afternoon and have rather fallen in love with St Leonards. There are different types of room and I tend to share one particular room with my friend who has been going to Slimmeria for the past 10 years and introduced me. I don’t suffer any withdrawal symptoms… surprisingly, as usually I eat and drink everything, good and bad! The diet is solely raw and cooked fruit and vegetables. I really enjoy it. The staff are friendly, know their stuff and go out of their way to accommodate their guests. There are some rules, but if you make yourself aware of them before you travel, you won’t be disappointed. To detox and lose weight….simply follow the rules. The house is lovely. It’s an impressive large, old house…. It’s not a new build, so don’t expect it to be super warm with draught free triple glazed windows! It’s very clean. I shall be back for a summer break in August and lay by the pool again!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 6 Mar 2023
Dear Friend, It was lovely to see you again, well done on such an amazing weight loss for 5 days! It is so nice you can come with a like-minded friend to achieve your goals. What a lovely thing to do together. We are really pleased not only do you take part in all walks and all classes, you also use your afternoons to do extra walks and enjoy the fresh sea air on our doorstep. Sounds like a holiday with a benefit! We look forward to seeing you again in the summer. Slimmingly yours, The Slimmeria Retreat
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Which popular attractions are close to The Slimmeria Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Bizarre But True! (4.0 miles), SOAR TOUR (4.0 miles), and Watermill Wolves Wolf-dog Actors (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Slimmeria Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a fitness centre, and a spa.
Is parking available at The Slimmeria Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Babilicious, Monellis Sourdough Gourmet Pizza, and Yaaze Bistro Cafe And Meze Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Slimmeria Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Slimmeria Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Smugglers Adventure (4.4 miles), Hastings Castle (4.1 miles), and Burton St Leonards (3.2 miles).