If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Somerset, then look no further than DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House. This stylish, four-star boutique hotel and spa is where ‘country house meets modern’. There are elegant touches of history, as well as contemporary features. Housed within 6 acres of landscaped gardens, this is a hotel where you can truly spoil yourself on a luxurious Somerset spa hotel break.
It is a stylish hotel choice for spa hotels near Bristol, as Cadbury house is located in the pretty countryside village of Congresbury. Located on the outskirts of Bristol City Centre but easily accessible by car and train. Cadbury House is built around a beautiful 18th-century house and still retains its historical facade and charm. There is a modern annexe attached where the spacious and swanky rooms are located. We had come for a couple’s romantic getaway in December, so the hotel was looking especially lovely with all the festive decorations!
Reception and Lounge bar
From the moment you arrive, you know you are in for a treat. We were warmly greeted by reception staff, given a complimentary cookie and invited to have a drink in the bar whilst our room was prepared. You can order a range of drinks from the bar including wines, beers, cocktails and mocktails. If you are feeling peckish you can also order a light lunch or snacks. The menu includes tempting sandwiches, light bites and burgers.
Cadbury House room options
You can choose from a range of room types at Cadbury House including double, twin and family rooms. These stylish rooms all feature amenities such as en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, free WiFi, blackout curtains and an LCD Flat screen TV.
If you want to treat yourself to an upgrade the deluxe rooms also have some lovely special touches. Enjoy little extras such as complimentary mineral water and dressing gowns, perfect for lounging around in! Some of the deluxe rooms also have beautiful views that overlook the surrounding countryside. It really is a gorgeous countryside hotel in Somerset.
Cadbury House Hotel Spa and Club
One of the best things about our stay was that as guests, we had complimentary access to the award-winning health club and spa. The Cadbury Club and Spa is certainly one of the best spas in Somerset we have ever visited, we were so impressed with the facilities. We spent a luxurious few hours unwinding there whilst using the swimming pool, hot tub and sauna! If you book a spa day at Cadbury house, you are provided with all your spa essentials including lockers, towel and robe for the day. You can then make use of all their modern and relaxing facilities in the club and spa.
If you are looking to spoil yourself with treatments there is a large range of treatments available. We were treated to a hot stone massage and a ‘Pevonia Aromatherapy facial’, in the couple’s treatment room. I’ve actually never a hot stone massage and had no idea what to expect? What good could warm rocks possibly do? A heck of a lot as it turned out. Our therapist used smooth, flat, and heated rocks to ease the tension out of my aching body. I soon found my stresses melting away and my muscle stiffness eased. It was actually rather blissful and I almost fell asleep!
Our Pevonia Aromatherapy facials seemed to have several processes including cleansing, massaging, wiping, masks application and exfoliation. I think this might have been the most comprehensive facials i’ve ever received? So relaxed, I rather lost track of time, had my facial been one hour or four? Time moves differently in spas I reckon?
All the while there was plinky plonky music one might expect from a spa and the dulcet tones of our therapists, who spoke to us in a hushed ‘spa voice’. I’m convinced mastering the ‘spa voice’ is part of the training.
All in all, it’s easy to see why this is one of the best places for a spa day in Somerset. The treatments are superb, the staff are professional and the facilities are top notch. Definitely, have a lovely coffee after your spa in their relaxing espresso bar. Or perhaps pop downstairs to Marconi for coffees, pastries and smoothies?
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
After a relaxing afternoon at the spa, it was time to have dinner at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, located inside the hotel. Here you can have a range of exquisitely cooked steaks as well as world wines in rather swish surroundings.
At Marco Pierre White Steakhouse you will be treated to fresh, seasonal produce that is provided by quality suppliers from South West. Honestly, I had the best steak in Somerset here. I chose the grilled, 35-day sirloin, that was cooked to a medium rare, pink perfection. I also ordered the delectable triple cooked chips, greens and grilled wild mushrooms in garlic butter to accompany my tasty slab of meat.
If steak isn’t your thing [and whyever not I might ask?], then fear not, there is a variety of fish, vegetarian and meat dishes on the menu. Options include shrimp curry, seared sea scallops and creamy polenta with wild mushrooms.
Be sure to save some room for dessert, they have a tantalising sweet menu that includes dark chocolate mousse and ‘drunken fruitcake’ with blue cheese. This particular dessert is specifically created by rock-star-turned-farmer Alex James of Blur fame. Music-loving Husband was especially excited at eating cake created by one of his idols. A sentiment he shared enthusiastically with the waiter after a glass or three of red.
After a rested sleep, we enjoyed a cooked, full English breakfast in the morning. There is quite an extensive breakfast buffet with the usuals yoghurts, juices, pastries and fruits to accompany your fry up. We had a massive feed and drunk gallons of coffee during our lazy breakfast morning. Why rush when you are in a lovely setting right?
I would recommend a stroll around the grounds during your time at Cadbury House. The landscaped gardens are beautifully kept and you can even see Guineafowl roaming around. It’s a lovely spot for a romantic stroll with your partner as well, even if they do insist on running off to take photos of the Guineafowl.
If you are a fan of photography, then try and take a walk around the hotel during sunrise or sunset to get some dreamy shots of this historic and charming hotel. It’s definitely worth setting the alarm early and seeing pink skies and the sound of birds around you. It’s all very zen.
Getting to Cadbury House Hotel
After spending a lovely weekend break at Cadbury House hotel, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the best hotels in Somerset. Outstanding service, delicious food and a relaxing spa all make for a wonderful countryside break in Somerset. The hotel also has a great location as it is near Bristol city centre, the M4 and Bristol Airport. Perfect if you are looking for a luxury spa hotel near Bristol Airport.
I would definitely recommend a stay here, Cadbury house is ideal for a countryside break for couples, or perhaps a girls spa weekend in Somerset? Whatever the reason you are staying, you are sure to have an excellent time and feel properly relaxed and rejuvenated.
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