Luxury spa hotel in Essexs commuter belt
Luxurious and relaxing, the Churchgate Hotel Harlow is a suitable stopping point for those that fancy a bit of a rest. Its also suitable for those on business or those looking to celebrate a particular occasion.
The charming countryside hotel is set amongst landscaped gardens and a conservation village making it a quiet and peaceful location for those looking to take a well-earned break. The 3-star establishment consists of 85 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom amenities, an award-winning restaurant, health and leisure facilities, and a number of conference/event rooms.
Each bedroom provides guests with tea and coffee making facilities, a telephone, a trouser press, an iron and ironing board, satellite television, and wireless internet connectivity. Rooms vary according to each visitors needs, but family rooms (with fold down bunk beds) are available as are elegant four poster beds.
The Manor Restaurant, located in the oldest part of the building, serves a varied mix of traditional and flamboyant meals. Served in table-clothed splendour, your meal is as relaxing as the hotel itself.
The hotel offers a number of health and leisure services. This is more than your typical hotel gym though. A large heated indoor swimming pool is accompanied by a spa bath, sauna, and sun tanning beds. Additionally a number of beauty treatments are offered to add to the relaxing ambience.
Conference rooms and facilities at the Churchgate Hotel Harlow make it an ideal destination for businesses looking to escape the pressures of city life. The quiet surroundings are perfect for concentration and productive work. These meeting rooms and the hotels other facilities make this an ideal venue for weddings, parties, and other celebratory events.
The Essex town of Harlow is close to the Hertfordshire border as well as the M11 and M25 motorways. Good travel links make it a popular location for commuters travelling daily to Londons city centre. Its also well connected with London Stansted Airport and the historic university city of Cambridge. As such its a location that offers a lot to those willing to embark on day trips.
The town itself has recently been designated the worlds first Sculpture Town, a moniker applied due to the collection of sculptures found amidst the towns streets. Visitors should keep an eye out for these in car parks, residential areas, and shopping centres.
Whilst the town has a moderate shopping area those looking to do some serious credit card damage can head to Bluewater (Greenhithe, Kent) or Lakeside (Thurrock, Essex), two of the largest retail centres in the UK. Each is readily accessible thanks to the hotels excellent transport links.
Slightly more cultured visits can be made to Saffron Walden (a picturesque market town), St. Albans (a quiet Roman period cathedral city), Cambridge (home to some of the most famous universities in the country), or Hatfield Forest.
Of course, London and all of its attractions are only a few junctions away so if the pampering gets too much you can head out for a little taster of the big city. The Churchgate Hotel Harlow gives you access to it all.