Tucked away in Maidenhead and just minutes from the M4, lies one of Berkshire’s hidden gems – Fredrick’s Hotel, Restaurant and Spa. From the moment you cross the threshold it feels like entering an oasis of calm and tranquillity. The watchword here is relaxation and an exceptional standard of service means nothing is too much trouble. The bedrooms are all individually designed to make you feel content and at home. The stylish and spacious suites are of especially good value.
The spa at Fredrick’s is exceptional, and once you slip on your fluffy white robe and slippers, you enter a world devoted entirely to making you feel relaxed and at peace. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor swimming pool, experience rain showers, aromatic steam room, sauna, fitness suite, Jacuzzi beds, hydrotherapy bath, private Rasul treatment steam room and three therapy rooms. The full list of available treatments is astonishing in its breadth, including those designed specifically for mums-to-be. Signature treatments from skilled therapists include the Intensive Back Treatment and the Traditional Moroccan Rasul Experience.
With all that cosseting, it’s easy to work up an appetite. Fredrick’s Restaurant serves two AA Rosette-winning classic British cooking with continental influences in elegant surroundings. Another option is the informal atmosphere of the Wintergarden, which gives you all the sunshine from the garden alongside the comfort of underfloor heating. All the menus are served, so you can opt for anything from a gourmet dinner to something from the sandwich menu. In fine weather, a delicious al fresco lunch is also an option.
Fredrick’s may be only a short drive away from London, but it feels a like a whole other world with all the attractions of the Thames Valley nearby, including lovely villages, famous gourmet restaurants, Windsor Castle, Ascot, scenic spots for strolling and championship golf courses all nearby. Fredrick’s is also deservedly a very popular venue for weddings from intimate affairs of eight people to large exclusive use weekends for more than 100 guests.
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