Spa review: Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa

alexander house hotel

Spa breaks are my favourite type of break. Whether it’s for the day or the whole weekend, I always come away feeling like a different person. Sure, I’ve only visited a few in my time, but I honestly don’t think things could get any better than Sussex’s Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa. My boyfriend and I stayed for a night in celebration of my birthday last month, and it was truly amazing. Here’s everything you need to know…

The room:

We stayed in one of the Deluxe Rooms named ‘Laburnam’ (yes, they’re all named after types of woodland), complete with classic interiors, h-u-g-e sash window, dark wood furniture and green furnishings. The bed was honestly the comfiest I have ever slept in – if you like plenty of soft pillows like myself, this is basically heaven – while the bathroom was equally luxurious. I’m talking freestanding bath, rain shower, his and hers sinks – the lot. I’m not usually one to spend a lot of time in the hotel room when I go away, but this time my boyfriend and I spent almost the entire stay in there (we can thank the night before’s champagne for that), and I can confirm it was just as enjoyable.

The service:

We ended up having room service rather than eating in the restaurant, and it was utterly faultless. Our order came within roughly half an hour – a starter and main each – and while we’d usually expect room service to be less impressive than if we’d eaten à la carte, we can’t imagine it would’ve been any better in the restaurant. We ended up ordering three times, and they even altered the menu so that I could have porridge at 10pm (I have pretty strange eating habits, but more of that later). In other words, nothing was too much.

The food:

A-mazing. We actually ate at 5* restaurant Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden the night before our stay, but I honestly believe the food at Alexander House Hotel was better. For starter, I had grilled vegetables with pine nuts and basil oil, followed by sea bass with a butternut squash purée, potato fondant and broccoli for main. And yes, this was delivered to our room. As for breakfast, you can choose from a continental buffet including fresh fruits, nuts, granola and pastries, or a menu offering full English breakfasts, omelettes and fresh juices.

The facilities:

Set in Sussex, the spa features Grecian inspired interiors, complete with indoor hydrotherapy pools, outdoor hot tub, zen gardens and chill rooms. I didn’t actually get round to trying it out, but the hotel also plays host to a fully equipped gym.

The cost:

We booked our stay via Secret Escapes, costing £315 for the both of us on a Saturday night including breakfast, dinner and full use of facilities.

Final verdict:


What do you think? Will you be paying a visit?

BW x



  1. 16/08/2017 / 12:30 pm

    I enjoy what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and reporting! Keep up the good works.

  2. Chrisy
    09/09/2017 / 4:11 pm

    I’m a fan. I can’t wait to read more about your experiments and travels.

    • 09/09/2017 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks Chrisy! Let me know if there are any posts specifically you’d like to see! xx

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