The Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa: The Psychic Sanctuary and The Sardinian Escape

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol The Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa in Bristol have recently launched a range of new rooms as part of their Accor My Room Project, and they very kindly invited us to pack our overnight bags and try out the rooms for ourselves. The hook? Well, all the new rooms have a bit of a twist! Not only that but we were treated to some much needed rest and relaxation in the spa and dinner in their restaurant, The Urban Bar & Kitchen! I (Victoria) stayed in the The Psychic Sanctuary designed by Sian, which she based around her love of all things psychic, and it left me spellbound! She probably saw that coming. I had a lot of fun pretending to be Mystic Meg with the crystal ball whilst getting ready for our trip to the spa.

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

Jo stayed in the The Sardinian Escape, a slightly larger room with added jacuzzi bath, designed by Marcella. It has a wonderful beach vibe with lots of lovely touches that make the room feel extra special. We especially loved all the shells dotted around the room and were left feeling quite desperate to jet off to a warmer climate.

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

Our trip to the Mercure was pretty perfectly timed as it was the day before our joint baby shower (post to come soon!). So after our wonderful ‘mum to be’ facials in the Wellness Spa, we really embraced the opportunity to wind down by grabbing a cup of tea and proceeded to get very excited about all the cake we’d be eating and friends and family we’d be seeing the next day. We actually skipped the pool, as we’ve previously spent quite a bit of time splashing about in there (post here), and in true She and Hem form, it wasn’t too long before we were feeling peckish. As it turns out that all that chilling out really helps you work up quite the appetite! We (over)indulged in a feast with all the trimmings, including beef brisket, pulled pork and some glorious sticky toffee pudding. I still feel full!

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

The Psychic Sanctuary and Sardinian Escape @ The Mercure Holland Hotel | She and Hem | Bristol

After dinner we went up to Jo’s room for it’s super comfy blue chairs, more tea and several hours of Children in Need. Catching up over breakfast we were both pleasantly surprised with how peaceful the hotel was considering how close it is to the centre of Bristol. I was slightly concerned that the busy road would keep me awake, but I slept through the night, only to be awoken by my alarm the next morning. Excellent. We were also both impressed with our room’s facilities, which were clean, comfortable (Egyptian cotton sheets are my new jam), and included my personal favourite hotel feature, a power shower. Thanks so much for spoiling us Mercure! We’d certainly recommend the new rooms to friends visiting Bristol.

V&Jx

 

Mercure Holland House Spa, Bristol

Mercure Holland House Spa | Bristol | She and Hem

A couple of weeks ago we took a short walk through the centre of Bristol to visit the Mercure Holland House Spa to try out their facilities, and catch up on all things Christmas! After initially navigating ourselves to the wrong Mercure Hotel, we put our heads together and managed to arrive just in time to cut loose, don our swimming caps and goggles and head for our treatments.

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We both had a tranquility scalp massage followed by a cleansing and purifying back treatment and were so impressed with our wonderful masseuses. As we were both a little apprehensive about what the treatments would involve (prudes or what?), it was lovely to just be able to take ten and relax, rather than try to make half naked small talk.

One of our favourite things about the spa was how you are given free reign of the facilities, with the staff just letting you get on with your reclining, paddling and, errr, even more reclining. After our treatments, we felt free to spend an hour or so just lazing around in the relaxation room, sipping on endless tea and coffee. We only left because it was getting a little latte… ahem! We also *may* have snuck in a couple of our favourite Pear Cafe brownies to indulge on as we relaxed. What do you mean that isn’t what you are supposed to pack for a spa day?! You’re all doing it wrong.

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To finish our day we popped to the hotel restaurant for a late (post brownie) lunch of smoked salmon sandwishes and a yummy shot of soup before taking another well deserved rest which was followed by a dip in the pool. You could say the day went swimmingly!

Do you know of any great spas in the South West? If so, pop them into the comments box below as we’d love to pay them a visit! Make sure you give the Mercure Holland House Spa a whirl(pool) first.

V&Jx