The Waterfront Hotel and Y Spa Review – Wyboston Lakes – Last weekend I had the great pleasure to meet up with two fellow bloggers (Anna from Me, Annie Bee and Erica from The Incidental Parent) at The Waterfront Hotel and Y Spa, in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Now, many years ago, when I first left university I attended a six week training course here as part of my new job, so I was very keen to return to see how things had changed. (Little known fact about me – I once wrote a pantomime and performed as Buttons at this hotel – fortunately I can’t find any photos *cough*).
The hotel and spa is very conveniently located just off the A1, but when you are there you could be in the middle of the countryside as the setting around a lake is stunning! There are lots of comfortable tables and chairs outside the hotel’s restaurant and bar and we enjoyed a glass of wine whilst admiring the view, both before and after dinner! The hotel has a perfect spa for visiting with friends.
The Rooms in The Waterfront Hotel
The rooms in the hotel are very well done, modern and luxurious, with large flat screen TV’s and huge superking beds. The tablet you can see on the desk below controlled the TV and provided information about the hotel. Wi-fi is free throughout the hotel.
The bathroom had a large walk in shower with a huge shower head!
The Waterfront Brasserie
As part of our package we had a three course meal included. You could order anything from the menu with a few of the choices being an additional cost.
You are welcome to order a starter or two items from the ‘while you wait’ section. I ordered the deep fried brie bites and the chorizo sausages – both were utterly delicious and both were proper starter sizes!
I then chose the Confit Pork Belly which came with mustard mash, carrots and kale (I asked for no kale if you are wondering where it is *shudders*).
Both Anna and Erica chose Potato Gnocchi which looked a bit too green on top for me but they seemed to enjoy it! (I’d be happy with the potatoes and cheese however!)
Finally I finished off with a very pretty cheesecake – the photo is a little dark as we took our desserts with us and sat by the lake.
Breakfast at The Waterfront Hotel
The following day we woke bright and early for breakfast, which was served buffet style, and included everything you would expect from a full cooked English to fruit and cereal. You could also order additional items such as vegetarian sausages and poached eggs.
Wyboston Lakes Resort Y Spa Review
Next we visited the Y Spa itself. The changing rooms are large and have electronic wristbands for the lockers. You are provided with robes and slippers and towels. There are more towels within the spa so you can exchange yours if it gets too wet.
There are also lots of dressing table stations to dry your hair and put on any make up afterwards.
The Y Spa is very plush with several different experience rooms. There is a very hot sauna, a softer sauna, a steam room and a salt room (we loved the salt room!). The steam and salt room have fabulous modern lighting which changes over time. There is also an ice room to cool off and lots of beautifully scented showers outside each experience room. I would love a shower like that at home – it was pure decadence! The real showstopper though is the outdoor hydrotherapy pool, with aquajets. You can even enter this pool from inside the spa, which is perfect for cold days. The water temperature was hot tub hot!
It’s always difficult to take photos in a spa as you don’t want other guests feeling uncomfortable (or get arrested!), but I took a few quick shots.
There is lots of comfortable seating around the hydrotherapy pool, with big squishy outdoor sofas and these cute seaside-y deckchairs.
There is also an outdoor fireplace, which I loved.
There are two fabulous relaxation areas – one quiet room with beds for a post spa nap, and one larger room with three beds in a curtained off area and these space age looking pod seats:
The room comes equipped with lots of fabulous magazines! (they look blurry as they are in folders!)
Lunch at The Waterfront Hotel
Before we left we had lunch in the hotel. Like breakfast this was a buffet style meal. There was plenty to choose from like soup and these lovely poppy seeded bread rolls.
Then there were plenty of choices for a hot meal. I chose the caramelised onion and goat’s cheese tart with new potatoes and it was delicious! There was chicken too.
There was fruit, fruit salad, hot brownies and key lime pie for dessert!
I was very impressed with both The Waterfront Hotel and the Y Spa. The rooms in the hotel were plush and modern and very well maintained with a great attention to detail. The spa is very well done with quality fittings. There are more experience rooms than you will usually find in a spa and they are all large and very new. The outdoor pool is very pretty and kept at a really good temperature. They also run some excellent offers that mean you can pick up a spa day or spa break for an absolute steal! If you are within a couple of hours drive, I absolutely recommend it.
If you are interested in spas I have also reviewed lots around the Yorkshire area.
The Waterfront Hotel and Y Spa invited us to stay and experience the spa, but as always, all opinions expressed are my own.
If you like spas, have a look at this great review of the China Fleet Country Club.