Family-run, Merchants Manor can now claim to be one of the area’s top hotels, just three years after opening under new management.
“It’s fantastic to get the AA 4-star rating – we’ve all worked so hard for it,” commented Nick Rudlin who owns and runs the hotel alongside wife Sioned.
“The opening of the Linen Rooms Spa is the final part of what you might call our vision for the hotel when we bought it – the reality of our dream when we first saw it,” said Sioned.
Under Chef Director Dael McIntosh, Merchants Manor is already recognised as a destination for some of the best food and drink in the South West. The addition of spa and pool facilities elevates Merchants Manor to a position as one of the top destinations in the County.
The Linen Rooms are the ultimate pampering space but also extremely adaptable. “We know that some people, perhaps more women than men, will want to spend a long time here while others will want a quick treatment and swim before going off to do something else,” commented Sioned.
“We’ve designed The Linen Rooms to suit everyone. Lounge about all day, sipping healthy or not so healthy drinks and chilling out or just dip in and out as fast as possible with health benefits and speed,” she said.
Blending centuries old rejuvenation techniques and natural elixirs with the latest thinking on how to best treat body and soul, The Linen Rooms will use a range of luxurious locally sourced products.
Guests can choose from a range of life enhancing therapies divided into three easy to follow menus of Relax your Body, Clear your Head and Palm to Sole. Some of the treatments are offered in the UK for the first time outside London.
Alongside The Linen Rooms, the existing pool area has also been completely re-developed with elegant and luxurious decor. There is a current lane in the main pool, a new hydrotherapy pool, a state-of the art steam room and both wet and dry changing areas. A new UV filtration system in pool means dramatically reduced impact of chlorine while a heat exchange system means comfort all year around.
Commenting Nick Rudlin said “It has always been our goal to provide local guest, day visitors and residents alike with a touch of luxury at a reasonable price and this latest development brings us even closer.”