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The beautiful 18th century manor has an opulent entrance and a welcome that is reassuring, relaxing and efficient.
As staff introduce themselves by name the stresses of day-to-day life seep away, something that is not to be underestimated as we all know that check-in at some establishments can be quite the opposite...
Long clean corridors lead to pristine bedrooms, some with balconies, some with courtyard access, some with four-poster beds – the choice is generous.
Enjoy spent the first afternoon in the SenSpa – a cleverly designed wellness area that offers two levels of access. The 14m ozone swimming pool, large hot tub, gym, steam and sauna are open to all guests and at an additional cost there is the SenSpa; a wet inner sanctum of hydrotherapy pools, Experience Showers, an ice room, a herbal sauna and crystal steam room. All of these facilities really do touch all of the senses and leave one relaxed, and in our case with an early afternoon appetite.
The Zen Garden Restaurant has a fabulous menu mechanic inviting guests to ‘eat beautifully today’. There’s a thoughtful menu that allows you to build your own salad from four steps – base, dressing, dip and topping.
The Eat the Rainbow salad is bursting with colour and flavour – courgettes, carrots, alfalfa, cubes of roasted squash and beetroot, tomatoes and pea shoots. It’s topped with lime and tahini, dipped in herb and coconut mayo topped with avocado, poopy seeds, black sesame seeds and lemon.
Healthy to a degree – tasty to a degree accompanied by an equally healthy glass of Taittinger...
The facilities in the spa are not crowded – the changing rooms well equipped and the choice of treatments as elaborate as the restaurant menu! With 18 treatment rooms and a choice of signature therapies, massages, facials, body and wellness applications, you can be sure to get the pampering or rejuvenating that you require... The spa is also open to non-residents on a full or half-day or evening basis.
We retire to the room for a chat and freshen up for
a couple of hours, feeling revitalised yet relaxed and ready for dinner in Cambium – the hotel’s 3 AA Rosette- awarded restaurant... follow the rest of Enjoy’s Careys Manor experience overleaf... 01590 623551
Careys Manor & SenSpa Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire SO42 7RH

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