What struck me first before I had even walked up to the reception desk was the building's stunning exterior and interior décor. With the multicoloured tiles on the ceiling as well as the relaxing design of the foyer, theclubandspa is unique in that it caters to the needs of all its customers simply though its glamorous appearance alone, as well as the facilities and treatments provided. In contrast to the often hectic and noisy streets of Birmingham city centre, theclubandspa was extremely peaceful from the moment we walked in and this sense of serenity was consistent throughout the day.
I cannot neglect the Sauna and Steam Room facilities that were outside the pool as they were outstanding. Every now and then I would be hopping (not literally) between the pool and the steam room, swimming a few laps of the pool before then returning to the steam room and cleansing my body with the heat from the room. After a few minutes, the steam room can get quite hot, however, the sauna is particularly good if you are not used to steam rooms and would like to be able to control the temperature yourself. What I loved about the sauna was the minimalistic and natural atmosphere it had, as the the room was made entirely out of wooden panelling, using the 'less is more' rule to great effect. In contrast to many other spa saunas where you have no control over the temperature and it ends up feeling overpowering, at theclubandspa, you are able to control the heat of the room by lavishing water upon heated coals, depending on how hot or cold you would like the room to be.
Have I made you long to relax in a day of pampering and bliss? Well now's your chance to do so! You now have the opportunity to win two day passes to theclubandspa by entering our competition! All you have to do is submit your answer to the following question in the contact box below:
'In which iconic Birmingham building would you find theclubandspa?'
a) The Bullring
b) The Cube
c) The Rotunda
A winner will be picked at random and you have until 12am on Friday 27th September to make your entry. Good luck!