When we were invited to review The Vale Resort in the Vale Of Glamorgan I was really excited. My parents had stayed there along with my sister a few years ago and had a fabulous time so I expected it to be good but it far exceeded my expectations.
We have stayed in some amazing hotels over the past few years and this is right up there amongst the best of them. Let’s have a bit of hotel info to start us off:
The Vale Resort is a four star hotel and leisure resort which will not definitely not disappoint. Tucked away in 650 acres of stunning Welsh countryside the resort has 143 bedrooms as well as two championship golf courses, Wales’ largest spa, an award-winning restaurant and quality sporting facilities making the Vale Resort one of the UK’s most desirable golf and leisure break destinations.
Each room has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Many have balconies with superb views over the golf courses and surrounding countryside.
On arrival to the hotel you are welcomed by their super friendly staff and shown to your room. I was really impressed with our room which had a balcony overlooking the beautiful grounds. It was modern and airy with dark wooden floors, a luxurious bathroom and a rather fantastic chandelier. Each room contains robes and slippers for each guest as well as bottled water, tea and coffee.
The toiletries in the bathroom are from The White Company which immediately put a smile on my face as I love The White Company. We made a cup of tea and sat on the balcony to enjoy the afternoon sunshine before heading down to the pool for a quick dip then onto the spa for our massages.
The pool is large and although there was an aerobics class on there was still plenty of room for us to swim in peace, we had a relax in the jacuzzi and sweated it out in the sauna before showering and heading upstairs to the spa. The spa is beautifully calm and has a chai cafe just outside the treatment rooms too.
The masseuse had her work cut out with me and my super tense shoulders and the knottiest back she had worked with in a while – I guess the hours of being sat up rocking Chloe haven’t helped that much! I felt quite tender after my massage but incredibly loose and relaxed and I felt that way for days which is a sure sign of how good the massage was. Back to the room for a long luxurious bath and some pampering with the fabulous toiletries.
That evening we ate dinner in the AA Rosette award winning restaurant The Vale Grill and enjoyed a superb three course meal. Here are some photos to whet your appetite:
Every course was considered and well balanced with incredible flavours and presentation, I enjoyed a glass of Rose with mine whilst Andrew had a beer.
After dinnerware we had a stroll before heading off to sleep in the super comfy and huge bed. I lay in bed a while gazing at this gorgeous chandelier in our room:
Breakfast was served the next morning in The Vale Grill and there were plenty of options available. I never want to eat much first in the morning but I made myself a small breakfast from the buffet as it looked so good and I was not disappointed. Plenty of juice options and fruits as well as the standard cooked breakfast and pastries were on offer as well.
Check out wasn’t until 11am so we had a dip in the pool and then lounged around on the balcony reading and enjoying the peace until we reluctantly left.
A dinner, bed and spa stay can be booked from as little as £99 per person and let me tell you – that’s an absolute steal for what you get. If you want a budget friendly break in a high quality hotel with all the trimmings of a 5 star hotel I certainly recommend this.
This post is part of a series of reviews and articles about Wales. You can find more in The Wonders Of Wales.
*We were invited to review the dinner, spa and stay offer and as such our stay was free of charge.