A relaxing stay at Mallory Court luxury hotel Warwickshire

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It isn’t often I embrace a hotel gym so wholeheartedly but there was something about the brand spanking new gym at Mallory Court which made it irresistible. England were playing rugby, so I could be inspired by their fitness feats from the treadmill, there was a lovely spa to sooth my tired limbs in afterwards and as we’d just come from feasting at sister hotel Brockencote Hall and were about to  enjoy another hefty dinner here, it seemed sensible to try and work off a few calories in advance. And, excitingly, I had the gym all to myself, so I could pretend I was a millionaire working out in my own home.

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The spa was in a separate building to the hotel and contained a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, saunas, outdoor hot tub, gym, and treatment rooms as well as bedrooms upstairs

All most unlike me, I have to say, and within a couple of hours normal service was resumed as I lounged in the outdoor hot tub and wondered whether to visit the pool, the steam room or the sauna next?

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I had the very modern gym all to myself
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Thankfully this awaited me afterwards… the hydrotherapy pool at the spa at Mallory Court hotel

It was a bright February afternoon and the sun was shining on Mallory Court and its 10 acres, its gardens in hibernation now but promising to be stunning in summer. Mallory Court, part of the Eden Hotels Collection, is just a few miles from Warwick and its spectacular castle and was built around 100 years old, being converted from a family home into a hotel in 1976.


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The Rose Garden promises to be beautiful come spring and summer

The beautiful courtyard leads into a charming hotel in a classic country house style, with a succession of lounges and even a tiny sun trap of a bar, a restaurant, library and glass corridor leading to the rooms.

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The entrance to Mallory Court hotel and spa
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The library room at Mallory Court
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The tiny bar room was a great sun trap during the day – drinks were also served in the lounge and library

Our bedroom was actually a suite, with a separate lounge and even our own outside space for when the weather been warmer. There was a large bathroom with underfloor heating – which always adds a touch of luxury – and ample supplies of tea and coffee, fruit and little jars of nuts (although the little plastic tubs of milk in the fridge didn’t seem in keeping with the luxury theme).

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Our bedroom was actually a suite, with a separate lounge leading to the bathroom
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Our lounge with sofa, dining table and chairs and a television, plus the French windows led out onto our own outside space with seating
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Our spacious bathroom with underfloor heating

A big plus point was not only lots of hotel and local information which I love, but a hand-drawn map of the grounds – I love maps and think every country hotel hotel should have one – so we used that as our guide to explore the grounds before heading off to the spa complex for the afternoon.

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I’m a big fan of hotel maps…
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It was very pleasant wandering around the grounds in the sunshine

It seemed very smart and new (such as the aforementioned gym) and was recently refurbished so while access is free if you’re having a 55-min or longer treatment, other guests are now charged £25 for access per stay (from 3pm to 11am the next day) which does mean an extra £50 on the cost of your stay.

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The hydrotherapy pool at the spa at Mallory Court hotel

However while the spa itself wasn’t on the vast side it certainly packed a lot in, with an indoor steam and sauna room plus a 10-metre pool with hydrotherapy jets, the hot tub and sauna outside plus a nail bar, cafe and nice additions such as iced water jugs everywhere and people on hand to serve drinks – champagne glasses very much in evidence here.

Fully relaxed after our afternoon in the spa we headed back to the hotel in our robes and changed into more suitable attire for dinner. A glass of Champagne and some stunning canapes in the library was a great start (there are tonnes of books and games here if you’re stuck for conversation) and then we headed to the dining room.

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Our picture-perfect canapes before dinner were beetroot macarons with salmon mousse, pork croquettes and cheese gourgeres

There were just four tables in for dinner that night and before long we had all struck up a conversation, comparing notes on dishes, and other hotels we’d stayed in, and had a really enjoyable evening chatting to our fellow guests across the room, something which doesn’t often happen in these formal dining environments.  One couple were regular spa members but decided to treat themselves to dinner and a room for the night on a whim, while another gentlemen was researching venues for a school reunion and was delighted with Mallory Court.

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The smart but friendly dining room at Mallory Court
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My starter of Brixham white crab, brown crab emulsion, dashi jelly and pickled turnip

All chatter ceased with the arrival of the various courses which were really excellent. Like at Brockencote Hall (where we’d spent the previous night) you could mix and match between the seasonal and the market menus (there was also a tasting menu) and so I opted for the Brixham white crab with brown crab emulsion, followed by the salt chamber aged beef fillet with short rib and salsify.

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Salt chamber aged beef, short rib, butternut, salsify and beef jus

Both were excellent, the beef in particular which was incredibly tasty and the perfect texture, and the rest of the room declared their choices of Cornish brill, South coast hogget (older lamb), roast quail and duck breast to be equally good. The service was fast and faultless and my only slight niggle would be that the cheese course (billed as a selection of cheese from the trolley) was a pre-selected plate rather than my selection from the trolley, but it was very good anyway, including brie-style Perl Wen from Wales, Colston Basset Stilton and Golden Cross goats milk cheese.

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The selection of cheese
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The dessert of Yorkshire rhubarb, semi-frozen ginger cream, arlette biscuit and rhubarb sorbet

I was fortunate to be booked in for a deep tissue massage the following morning, so I made sure I was up early to enjoy breakfast of coffee, lovely thick yoghurt and avocado on toast. (Strangely many country house classics such as Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine weren’t on offer here, although they were available in the spa cafe). After a tours of some more bedrooms I scooted back across to the spa and enjoyed an hour of bliss while being pummelled and stretched – not bad for a Monday morning!

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Some of the breakfast selection the following morning
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A Champagne-themed bike in the spa cafe

The spa treatment rooms are on the second floor of the spa building but on the first floor there are many more bedrooms, done in a similar contemporary style to those in the main house, and perfect for spa lovers who want to be as close to the spa as possible.

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One of the bedrooms in the spa complex itself

Really thoroughly relaxed after my massage it was time to be on our way home which couldn’t be easier – Mallory Court is just a few minutes from M40 but there’s no sound of the motorway from the grounds – and yet another great hotel from Eden Collection to add to the list.

Mallory Court, Harbury Ln, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV33 9QB

Rooms start at £129 for a double room, going up to £385 for a master suite. Rates are per room, per night, based on two people 
sharing. Check out Mallory Court’s Winter Spa break offer here 
and keep an eye on the hotels ‘Social Season‘ page for their upcoming events

Mallory Court is part of Eden Hotels Collection and Relais & Chateaux.

To book directly with the hotel, go to Mallory Court hotel
To compare prices for Mallory Court click on: Trivago – HotelsCombined – Booking.com
To read more reviews and get the latest prices click here to go
to Mallory Court on TripAdvisor

If you’ve enjoyed this review then check out these hotel reviewed by ALadyofLeisure.com, also  from the Eden Hotels Collection:

Bovey Castle: a friendly, historic, luxury Dartmoor hotel stay

Greenway hotel and spa, Cheltenham: a luxury hotel with the fizz factor

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Sarah Bridge

Sarah Bridge

Every review is personally researched and written by me, Sarah Bridge, who, when I'm not writing about leisure for a national newspaper, spends my time seeking out the best leisure experiences, from city centre boutique hotels to country house estates, Michelin-starred dining to the newest openings. Some of the links on my reviews are affiliate marketing links, which means if you click through I get a small commission if you end up buying on these sites. This in no way affects the independence of my reviews, but helps with website running costs and I just wanted to let you know so as to be fully transparent.
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