This is my 3rd visit to Champney's Springs. Generally they've got it right, you do feel a bit like a processed pea on a conveyor belt sometimes, but with the number of guests and various treatment bookings to organise I suppose that's inevitable. The staff individually are all very efficient, helpful and friendly.
A few negatives - the toiletry products provided in the changing room are awful; the pillows are horrible, really thick and bouncy; there are no towel rails in the bathrooms; you can't get radio through the TV set.
While we were there (the wet week at the end of May) I found everywhere cold, and the heating in my room went off overnight; although I had my radiator on maximum my room wasn't warm enough during the day.
I struggled to find classes that suited me during the day - all the Zumba classes are in the evening which is a shame, although the hula class was great fun and good exercise. I did most of my exercise in the swimming pool; I went in the spa bath on the first day and it was cold so I got out and didn't go back in, perhaps there was a problem with it that day.
It was difficult to arrange some treatments and we kept being told that it was busy yet there didn't seem to be that many guests there compared with previous visits, so the previous review about the reduced number of therapists might explain it.
I chose a couple of Elemis treatments this time - hot stone massage and the tri enzyme facial - they were more expensive than the Champney's treatments but I thought they were much better and worth spending the money on.
The food is excellent, at every meal - the wine prices are very high though.
I'm not sure that I will return in the near future as it does start to feel a bit formulaic once you've been a few times.
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