Setting up a small business is hard work. My business partner and myself saved up to take ourselves and our 4 kids to center parcs for a weekend. We all had a fantastic time in the pools and enjoyed the beautiful walks and surroundings. As an extra special treat I treated us to a 3 hour slot at the spa. We were so excited. However, when we got there it was like end of lesson after p.e. There were about 35 women all crammed into the small, sweaty, changing area. There was nowhere to stand, let alone get changed. We just had to stand there waiting, uncomfortably close to other people trying to get changed. After about 15 minutes enough ladies had left that we could move some of their wet towels and robes and find a place to put down our stuff and get changed. Not a great start, but we were excited to get into the spa area and relax. The different rooms were great, with many and varied temperatures and aroma's (avoid the water relaxation room though as it is a bit grubby and just full of nasty plastic bubble tubes.) We had a lovely time but found it tricky to keep track of when our session was going to end. We obviously weren't wearing watches! I had brought my phone through to the spa area ( not advisable but we had left the teenagers home alone and needed to be contactable) we checked the time and found we had 30 minutes left. We made a plan to revisit our favourite rooms. There were still plenty of people around. We visited one then moved on to the next. When we came out we noticed at once that our robes and towels had gone, in fact ALL of the robes and towels had gone and my phone was left on it's own by the wall where we had left our towels. There was no one around, no one at all!! Feeling very uncomfortable we looked at the time on my phone and found it to be exactly 9:01. Our session was until 9pm We had a quick look around for some help but found nobody. And so we had to walk, in our swimsuits, with no towels or robes, through the restaurant where staff were standing behind the bar chatting. We found this very humiliating indeed. When we got to the changing rooms it was in a similar state to when we had arrived with far too many women and not enough space. There were no towels and so we had to walk out into the reception area, again, where everyone else was fully clothed, and ask for some towels. Once we had them we went back in to get changed. After all that heat we needed a shower but were told that there was no hot water, we couldn't believe it! We went to check and, as warned, the water in all of the showers was stone cold. So, we grabbed our clothes, cleared a space in the piles of wet, used towels and got changed. Stressed, bedraggled and damp we left. We both wished that we hadn't bothered. We can't believe that no one came to tell us that our session was nearly over, perhaps a little bell? Anyway, expect stress if you visit, not calming at all!!!
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Village Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Warminster
- Center Parcs Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Warminster, UK - Wiltshire