A visit to The Celtic Manor Resort

If you’ve read my blog before, you might know that I’m fond of spa days and hotel stays. So when the Celtic Manor Resort invited me (and Phil) to experience both at their hotel, I was a very happy girl! This is quite a photo-heavy post but the hotel was so nice, I couldn’t help but take lots of pictures to show you all.

We were spoiled with a spacious room from the Signature Collection which are designed for adults only and have been recently been refurbished to the highest standard with a calming, light and modern feel. The room had lots of lovely features including a 6ft king-size double bed, sitting area complete with a selection of magazines, marble bathroom and balcony with amazing views.

Celtic Manor Resort Signature Room
Check out that huge bed!
A picture of Celtic Manor Resort Signature Room Sitting Area
A comfortable sitting area with great views!
Balcony in Celtic Manor Signature Room
Bubbles on the balcony

How incredible is the bathroom? Not only does the marble look stunning but it also has a large vanity unit, bath, a separate shower as well as a host of Elemis amenities so I felt like I had everything that I needed. Plus, a hotel which stocks Elemis goodies is always winner with me!

A picture of the Celtic Manor Marble Bathroom
The prettiest bathroom to get ready in!
Elemis products in Celtic Manor Resort
A big yes to Elemis treats

We were also given a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolate selection on arrival, which was a welcome surprise. And one which Phil very much appreciated!

A picture of red wine and chocolates
A thoughtful (and tasty!) gesture

Signature guests also have access to the exclusive Signature Lounge on the sixth floor. This was a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy complimentary tea or coffee, newspapers and magazines. There was even a private bar!

A cup of tea in the Signature Lounge at the Celtic Manor
Green tea in the Signature Lounge
Signature Lounge at the Celtic Manor Resort
What a view. If only we saw some sunshine!
A picture of the bar in the Signature Lounge
There’s a stylish and well-stocked bar if you fancy something stronger than tea or coffee!

While Phil relaxed in the Signature Lounge, I was treated to a pampering session at the award-winning Forum Spa.

The Forum Spa at the Celtic Manor Resort
A gorgeous Spa inside and out

I didn’t take many photos inside because I didn’t want to ruin the tranquil atmosphere for anyone else but I can tell you that it was full of soft ambient lighting and aromatic scents, like a luxurious spa should have. I felt calm and rejuvenated from the moment I walked in!

Treatment room at The Forum Spa, Celtic Manor Resort
Pamper time in one of the treatment rooms

I had the Elemis Thousand Island Flower Detox Wrap which was exciting as I’ve had several massages and facials before but never a body wrap. This particular wrap was amazing as it helped detoxify and left my skin feeling cleansed, smooth and soft. Afterwards I felt completely reinvigorated, restored and relieved of all stress. I couldn’t ask for more! A huge thank you to my professional and welcoming therapist Debra who made the whole experience even better.

After my spa treatment, it was time to get ready for dinner at the Signature restaurant Steak on Six. The dress code was smart casual so I wore this white REISS dress and black accessories. Getting dressed up is so much fun!

Blogger Georgia Hathaway wearing white REISS dress
Ready for dinner at Steak at Six

Steak at Six is situated on the sixth room (so we didn’t have to walk far!) and has already earned two AA Rosettes with its contemporary dining and rustic vibes. It has spectacular views over Coldra Woods and is adult-only dining, making it great for those who want a peaceful meal in a unique setting.

To start, I went for the textures of cauliflower which was mousse, soused and charred cauliflower with pan-fried scallop, granola and summer leaves. Scrumptious!

Textures of Cauliflower at Steak on Six
Textures of cauliflower – delicious!
Georgia Hathaway dining at the Steak at Six restaurant
My “food is on the way” happy face!

Phil chose the whole jamon cerdo de campo ham, authentic Iberian ham from acorn-fed pigs which was carved at the table and served with roasted peaches, watercress and balsamic dressing.

Whole jamon cerdo de campo ham at Steak on Six
Whole jamon cerdo de campo ham, which looked as good as it tasted!
Phil at the Steak at Six Restaurant

For the main, I opted for the seared sesame coated tuna with charred sweetcorn, potato, avocado and wasabi. I’m not a big meat eater so this was the ideal dish for me. I also had a grilled lobster tail with herb butter on the side because I’m greedy.

Seared sesame coated tuna
Don’t worry if you’re not fussed on steak, the seared tuna is divine!

Grilled lobster tail with herb butter
My fave! Yum!

Phil had the Irish beef fillet but couldn’t resist a grilled lobster tail on the side either. We also had French beans, bacon and shallots, potatoes and chantenay carrots with butter to share.

Steak at Steak at Six restaurant
Steak and lobster cooked to perfection!
French beans, bacon and shallots, potatoes and chantenay carrots
Do you think we ordered enough food?

We were both very full after a wonderful starter and main course but as the saying goes, there’s always room for dessert! I went for the roasted pineapple with coconut espuma while Phil chose the chocolate orange whisky with orange sauce and white chocolate powder. Both were heavenly!

Following dinner, we went to the Signature Lounge again to enjoy a late-night cocktail before going back to our room. Housekeeping had even left an Elemis Lip Balm on my pillow as part of the turn-down service which made my day!

Elemis lip balm at the Celtic Manor Resort
I’ll take this over chocolates on my pillow any day!

The next day, we woke up early to make the most of the Hotel facilities. The first stop was breakfast, which was at the same restaurant as we dined in the night before.

Steak at Six restaurant
A bright, spacious setting for breakfast

There was plenty of choice – everything from cereals to pastries to fresh fruit to hot ‘English Breakfast’ foods and cold meats, cheeses and breads. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day so I loved the wide choice.

Teapot and cup of tea at the Celtic Manor Resort
Cuppa anyone?
Fresh fruit and green juice for breakfast
A fresh and healthy way to start the day
Cold meats and pickles for breakfast
Breakfast choices included cold meats and pickles

After breakfast, we made the most of the gym, steam room, swimming pool before heading home. The gym equipment was fantastic, it was great to watch TV whilst running on the treadmill! The steam room and swimming pool was also worth a visit – pure bliss!

Overall, the stay was exceptional. It was completely faultless from start to finish and I cannot thank the staff enough for making us feel so special. What a hotel! We cannot wait to come back. Until next time, Celtic Manor Resort!

* The Celtic Manor Resort invited me to stay in exchange for a feature but my opinions remain honest and unbiased.

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