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Ragdale Village, Melton Mowbray LE14 3PB England
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#2 of 6 hotels in Melton Mowbray
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Ragdale Hall, located in the rolling Leicestershire countryside, combines state-of-the-art facilities with the charm of traditional Victorian architecture to create one of the most luxurious and relaxing health spas in the country. Whether you are looking for total relaxation, me-time and pampering or to kick-start a healthier lifestyle, Ragdale Hall is the perfect choice. Our great selection of spa days and spa breaks include something for everyone, so if you're seeking a romantic getaway, a day out with girlfriends or some time-out with your nearest and dearest, Ragdale Hall really is the spa to visit. With an unrivalled range of spa treatments to suit every need. Ragdale Hall has won a steady stream of awards over the last ten years, many of which have been voted for by previous guests and readers of leading publications.
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Two_Itchy_feet wrote a review 9 Jun
Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom110 contributions24 helpful votes
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Somehow people always assume that those travelling alone are single and/or lonely and that's its something people do as a last option. However, going to Ragdale Hall on my own and leaving the husband and cat is part of the fun because you can enjoy every single minute without distraction. On my mid-week visit there were plenty of people on their own, all blissfully enjoying their own space so please do go if you've been hesitant so far. Everyone will make you feel welcome and accommodated and even some groups tried to adopt me, but I politely told them I was enjoying being anti-social. The check-in was quick in being under a minute and I appreciated being able to head off to the spa to book my one hour timeslot for the thermal spa and fifteen minute session for the rooftop infinity pool. It's ample time and altogether over three days, I spent 3 hours in the thermal spa and 45 minutes in the rooftop pool. I also really enjoyed a HIIT water aerobic class at 9.20am where I made a real effort to re-materialise my American pancakes I'd had for breakfast. To wind down later in the day, I did a tai-chi class and stretch session which are both included in the residential cost of the break. All the staff are truly motivating and fun and I need that because my default position is laziness. The treatments were wonderful in my inclusive break package (massage and exfoliation, hand massage and facial) and you can achieve total relaxation without having to engage your brain. The action of the massage automatically relaxes the body and induces that deep sense of calm that I was so lacking when I arrived. It meant I felt completely zonked, but all the better to sit in the sun in the garden and read a book. It would be fair to say that I did not have a good restaurant experience as being vegetarian, the options were pasta or omelette as a hot meal, but as you can see by the picture, I did get a curry on the first night, albeit that it had dried out completely by the time it reached me. I've already let the Guest Liaison officer know about the quality of the vegetarian offering and I'm pleased to say they are very responsive and keen to get it right. It will be interesting to see if it does improve in the next few weeks and the comments I see stop mentioning strange food combos! That said, the waiting staff are lovely and turning around hundreds of guests is no mean feat with COVID, but it never interfered with my visit. On that subject, you do have to wear a mask everywhere apart from when eating or in the spa. It's difficult to lie face-down on a treatment bed and negotiate the towel and mask and find air, but it's worth it given the quality of the experience. There is a wrist-band system in place outside the spa rooms so that you can't enter without taking a band. If there aren't any outside then you know the limit is reached - 4 per room or 5 for the candle spa and I believe 6 for the outside thermal spa pool. Being alone actually helped as there was always one or two bands available. The Twilight Bar is delightful as you can see by the photo and I enjoyed two cocktails. I also liked the Garden Room area for an after-dinner latte (included) and the Verandah bar was another area I spent time in. Room 7 is directly over reception and it can be noisy as guests come and go under the window, but that only happens around 9am with the first lot of day visitors and 2pm when people leave. I like it quiet, but I didn't find it a bother. I actually liked the view of the fountain over the fields and felt I was in the heart of the action. Breakfast was good too and delivered at 7.30 promptly. The coffee and pancakes were hot and everything was fresh, so what more can you ask for? I think perhaps a DVD player would be good for the rooms. A luxury room usually has one in other places and I'd hoped to watch a film my husband can't stand, but then again, I was so tired by 9pm that it didn't matter. The hall was beautifully quiet all night and not even the breakfast trays arriving made a single sound in the hallway so the staff are very respectful of their guests. Would I stay again? Absolutely, and I used my room phone to book again even before I left. It's day 6 since I left now and I still feel the benefits. I can even call HMRC and not get wound up - what better accolade than that? I realise this sounds like I've been paid to give this feedback, but I'm just grateful that such a place exists in a world where customer service is sadly commonly lacking. That's what makes Ragdale stand out - it's care to its guests and why it has such a loyal fan base. Ditch the airport, the queues, the stress of struggling to find peace and enjoy it on your doorstep :O)
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Room 7 is a single room with lovely front lawn-facing views
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for sharing your positive comments about our property and team here at Ragdale Hall. It made me very proud to read your words. We work very hard to ensure our customers receive the best service possible and reading comments like the ones you posted make all the hard work worthwhile. The post has been printed and is now displayed on our team noticeboard at the staff entrance to the Hall. Thanks again for sharing. Warmest regards, Brett
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GillHNewcastle wrote a review 6 Jun
Tynemouth, United Kingdom33 contributions38 helpful votes
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We spent a weekend here to celebrate my friend’s 50th. Overall we had a great stay -the facilities and treatments are good. We were lucky that we had fantastic weather so went for a walk and enjoyed the outdoor pool. The reason for the 4 stars is primarily due to the lack of feeling of 5 star luxury that was promised. The rooms are nice but fairly basic -no aircon and it was boiling! The dining room was a bit gloomy and formal for our liking. The main problem is the food. Breakfast was poor -tiny portions (I had the platter and given the description I expected this to be substantial. Half a boiled egg, half a slice of fatty ham, one baby tomato and a desert spoon of cottage cheese served on a small side plate was the reality!!) I also ordered a yoghurt but it was out of date which I only realised when I ate it and it was clearly off and then checked the date). My friend had the ham egg and potato bake which basically was the side order of potatoes from the previous nights dinner with an egg on top. And tiny. Our lunch was scheduled for 2.15 which is way too late when you are forced to have breakfast between 7.30 and 8.30! The food in the dining room was bizarre at times. Nothing was hot -all luke warm. Tiny portions and strange combos -white fish with a super sweet red wine sauce and gammon steak with pineapple (ok) but with a coconut cream sauce (not ok) . Nothing tasted fresh apart from the lunch salad which was good. We have been to lots of spas and whilst the setting is fantastic and the mix of facilities great the food and ambience really was more mass market than 5 star luxury -we are from the North East and it’s not a patch on the lines of Rockliffe or Seaham Hall.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Portions are tiny -order more than you think you will want/need
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to detail your experiences and thoughts whilst visiting Ragdale Hall. The thorough feedback is very useful, and we will review collectively as a team. Your comments concerning our food have been discussed with Executive Chef, David Ellams and he will consider what correct actions can be taken with his team. Thank you again for taking the time to post your thoughts and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to our home again soon. Yours sincerely, Brett
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Yvonne wrote a review 2 Jun
United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
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Great to be back at Ragdale Hall again after a particularly challenging lockdown. Felt like I'd hardly been away after an hour of being there! Many classes on offer with fun enthusiastic instructors. Chris got us working hard in Hiit The Water and a new try for me Yoga H2o with Abbie was enjoyable. The Spa area and rooftop pool are just magical.. really magical! The views in the rooftop pool go on and on and on with a clear day and I was certainly blessed with gorgeous weather on my visit. The treatments included in My Elemis break we're absolutely sublime. I'd definitely book that break again! My favourite was the the Body Bliss Massage so thank you Katie Katie KATIE!! Food was healthy (plenty of choice) with sugary options if you fancied treating yourself. Definitely something for everyone. The service in the restaurant is calm efficient and a pleasant welcome awaits when you arrive. Thank you Clayton. Always a pleasure to catch up with Jane in the boutique who helped sort me out with a very nice glittery pair of Sketchers! Covid protocols are still in place as per government guidance. Ragdale work hard to make sure this doesn't impede your enjoyment. I loved every minute of my time there as I always do. Room 35 has absolutely been my most favourite room to stay in. Large airy and tastefully decorated. Looks out over the front lawn. I haven't mentioned everybody I'd like to thank in this review but there's always next time! Ta-ra for now🙂. Ragdale Hall is definatley an experience worth giving yourself! Looking forward to returning in August 😎☀️🏊🏾‍♀️🧖🏾‍♀️🧘🏾💆🏾‍♀️💞
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Brett Hercock, General Manager at Ragdale Hall Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to post the above, it was heartening to read that the ceaseless hard work of the team is paying dividends and being recognized . I have shared with Katie, Chris and Clayton in the restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again in August. Warm regards, Brett
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Katie H wrote a review May 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom85 contributions89 helpful votes
I’ve been to Ragdale so many times and always loved it but the experience wasn’t great this time. The staff were lovely and the hot rooms/spa facilities are some of the best. The main issue was the quality of the food. Breakfast was not fresh or healthy and there was very little on the menu we liked or wanted. Most of the choice was sugar loaded. Evening meal was lacking in quantity and quality and tasted like it had been prepared hours earlier and left on hot plates etc. Not the quality I’d expect for the price. The Covid restrictions impacted the stay more than I expected and certainly our expectations were not managed in advance in this regard. You had to book for the spa/hot room facilities but the slots were very limited, time allocated wasn’t long enough and even when it was your slot you couldn’t get in a lot of the rooms because they were full to the limited capacity. People were getting angry with the staff and that was not nice to witness and certainly not relaxing. The treatments were excellent.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It gets very busy with day guests at the weekend
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to detail your experiences whilst visiting Ragdale Hall. I have shared your feedback on our food offer with Executive Chef, David Ellams and he will review your comments with his brigade. I have also noted your comments reference the changes we have made to our operation to conform to Covid 19 guidelines. We continue to evolve the processes to try and minimise the impact to guests and we regularly review the feedback provided by guests and staff to improve. Warmest Regards, Brett
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2006thesmalllady wrote a review May 2021
Leicestershire, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
I came here at the weekend with my family to have a girly day together. Ragdale is beautifully kept and a beautiful scenic setting and the staff can not do enough for you when asked. The only niggle we had was the booking for the infinity pool and thermal spa area. People were either not following the rules or wasn’t aware of limited numbers, booking in and band the system. I feel if you Ragdale had someone supervising these area, all visitors can enjoy the area safely and confidently. I also think limiting the time to 15 minutes in the infinity pool isn’t enough for visitors to truly enjoy and relax in that area. The only area where I felt unsure due to covid 19 was the therma spa, where numbers were much higher than recommended on outside of the rooms. Overall I will still come again, we still enjoyed our day, we still love our yearly visit. Hopefully there will be no covid restrictions next year.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Firstly, thank you for sharing your positive comments about our property and team here at Ragdale Hall. It is lovely that we are now open after so many months, and I along with all the team here are looking forward to enjoying a wonderful summer with our guests. I have noted your comments reference our booking processes within the Spa and we continue to tweak them to try and keep disruption to our guests to a minimum whilst conforming to Covid guidelines. Warmest regards, Brett
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ragdale Hall Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Ragdale Hall Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Green Place (7.3 km), Beedles Lake Golf Club (6.7 km), and The Royal Oak, Cossington (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ragdale Hall Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ragdale Hall Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ragdale Hall Spa?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ragdale Hall Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hammer and Pincers, Cafe Mash, and Blacksmiths Arms.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ragdale Hall Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ragdale Hall Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Loughborough Carillon (11.9 km), Leicester Abbey (15.4 km), and The Old Rectory Museum (11.6 km).
Does Ragdale Hall Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Ragdale Hall Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.