This smart town-house hotel in the centre of St Helier has a top-notch bijou spa, with a salt-water pool, heat experiences, rasul, and four treatment rooms. The spa menu is varied, with an emphasis on the holistic, and on restorative marine-based spa therapies. Good for hotel guests looking for a pick-me-up and locals who want to feel restored or look polished.
Four treatment rooms including one double
Rasul mud room
Salt water swimming pool with hydro-bench
Our Spa Spy review
The Club Hotel and Spa is a boutique hotel tucked away in a quiet part of St Helier. The spa is light and modern, with splashes of colour in bright modern art works. There’s even a small library on site, book lovers rejoice!
What's on offer?
The spa reception is petit, clean and bright. After checking in at reception we were shown around the spa by a member of staff, then given a robe and reflexology slippers before making our way downstairs to the changing rooms.
The changing area is rather tiny, with eight lockers, one shower and one loo. We loved the Darphin cleanser, toner and moisturiser and the cotton pads to de-make up pre-spa. There’s also a hairdryer and straighteners if you like to look your best after your spa day. The lockers are large enough to take all your spa necessities.
Go through the changing rooms and you’ll find the pool area. The 10-metre pool is treated with salt, so you don’t have to worry about chlorine stinging your eyes. It’s heated to a balmy 30 degree and soft lit so feels very warm and luxurious. At the end of the pool is the hydrotherapy bench and underwater jets to bubble away your stress.
The thermal facilities include a steam room, salt cabin and experience showers. Each of the thermal rooms take about five people, so it could be a little tight if you came with a group of friends. There's also a rasul mud suite if you fancy a heated treatment.
Beyond the pool is a small, glass-walled relaxation room. There are four loungers here so you can curl up post-swim. Each lounger has its own headphone and sound system so you can pick your own music. There are fruit teas and dried fruit if you fancy some nibbles.
There's also an outside swimming pool with loungers and tables and chairs, which is a great alternative for post treatment relaxation in good weather. Order a glass of wine, listen to the trickling water feature and lap up the sun.
We had the Shankara Experience (80 minutes, £103).
The treatment is a therapeutic Ayurvedic massage. My treatment began with a consultation to determine my dosha type – vata, pitta or kapha. My therapist, Emelia, guided me to our treatment room which had soft, classical Indian music playing and was wonderfully warm. She gave me a moment to take off my robe and settle on the treatment bed.
Emelia started the treatment with a full body massage focusing on the marma points across my body. She used long, firm strokes along the muscles. She checked the pressure to make sure I was comfortable and I quickly relaxed into the treatment.
Next was the foot treatment. Emelia cleansed and massaged my feet until they felt completely blissful.
The final part of the treatment was shiodhara, which involves pouring oil over the forehead or the third eye chakra. The experience was unusual but wonderfully relaxing.
My dry skin soaked up the oil and felt much more supple and comfortable. I left the treatment feeling deeply relaxed and comforted.
Spa guests can eat in their robes the Club Room or on the outdoor terrace. The spa lunch menu is brief with just four choices, but all are light and perfect for spa-ing. We tried broccoli soup and fishcakes and salad, both of which were excellent.
Bohemia at the Club Hotel and Spa is one of Jersey’s four Michelin star restaurants. We tried the tasting menu and were presented with a succession of small, distinctive dishes, all beautifully presented. We loved the almond panna cotta, tender venison steak and the most delicious cheesecake.
We loved / we didn't love
We loved our treatment. My therapist had an interest in alternative therapies and her healing nature really came out during the treatment.
The food. Both lunch and dinner were of an exceptionally high standard.
We didn’t love:
The very petit changing rooms; queueing for a shower rather ruins the zen.
The relaxation room wasn’t quite dark enough to doze or light enough to read: nudging it one way or the other would give a greater sense of purpose.
Who do you think would like it?
Foodies. From the Michelin star Bohemia, to stunning breakfasts and a delicious cream tea, this is a foodie’s heaven.
Couple and solo spa goers. The space is quite intimate so is perfect for spending time with your best beloved or just blissing out by yourself.
Those looking to explore Jersey. There are lots of shops nearby, lovely beaches and the Durrell zoo.
What bubble rating did you give this spa?
We gave The Club Hotel and Spa a Good Spa Guide Rating of 4 Bubbles. The treatments are top notch and the food amazing. This place feels really feels like you’re getting away from it all, perfect for a Jersey summer day.
visited in November 2015 and awarded it .