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Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

The Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is a contemporary spa set in English Heritage-Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens close to the pretty Essex town of Frinton-on-Sea. The spa has a large, dramatic pool area with grey, almost industrial, pillars, and huge twisted ropes decorating the walls. If you’re looking for cocooning quiet, try The Hidden Sanctuary for a more private experience. As well as traditional spa treatments, Lifehouse offers health and wellbeing consultations from resident specialists including fitness, life coaching, nutrition, weight loss and holistic therapies.



  • XXL robes available
  • 18.5m indoor swimming pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Salt inhalation room
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Plunge pool
  • Sleep retreats
  • Light and dark relaxation rooms
  • Resident Naturopath, Healer, Reiki Master, Life coach and Physiotherapist
  • Summer houses and suntrap patios
  • Couples massage rooms
  • Spa Boutique

Public Opinion


What others are saying

"Amazing get away - perfect overnight stay and good food. Friendly staff "


  • May 13, 2023 at 12:48 pm

Voted: A social spa Health Focused Romantic

"My favourite spa especially when I can afford to upgrade to a garden room on an overnight stay - I prefer it when it's not too busy so reluctant to leave a review and let others even know about this place! It's my secret escape!"

Kathryn Bines

  • May 12, 2023 at 6:53 pm

Voted: Health Focused Solo Friendly

"So relaxing, could ask for more in a Spa. Will keep coming back here time and time again."


  • May 12, 2023 at 5:09 pm

Voted: Family friendly A social spa Health Focused Solo Friendly Romantic

"Genuinely disappointing experience. The full body massage was painful. The products used for facial were unpleasant smelling. Food - steak served well done when asked for medium rare. The chef argued we didn’t know what we were talking about as it was how it should be for the way it had been cooked. Made us both feel very uncomfortable. He wouldn’t have known my friend who I was with owns her own cafe and is a professional foodie. Rooms - perfectly pleasant With comfortable beds Staff- generally would say miserable and inattentive apart from the lovely lady who was embarrassed to pass on the chefs opinion on the steaks. Pool- nice pool and awesome ice pool On the whole a disappointing stay. Fed back my comments after but was brushed off and they really weren’t interested. Won’t be returning. So bad it was funny (fawtly towers funny) "


  • May 12, 2023 at 4:20 pm

Voted: Solo Friendly

"Fantastic spa! Friendly staff, great services and a very good restaurant."


  • May 12, 2023 at 1:02 pm

Voted: Health Focused Solo Friendly Romantic

Spa Location

Spa location


01255 860050

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Extra Information


The Restaurant at Lifehouse offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Mediterranean influence, all created with local produce. The bar is open all day offering cocktails, champagne, lite bites and afternoon tea. 


Lifehouse Hotel offers 89 en-suite rooms, featuring views of the historic gardens. 

Opening Hours

06:30-22:00 Monday to Friday

06:30-21:00 Saturday & Sunday

Treatment menu

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Lifehouse Spa & Hotel promotional video
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