Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

4* contemporary spa hotel set in North Essex countryside

Member since 2013


Just £99.50 per person £199 per room

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Just 1 hour from London, this stunning spa hotel is set in 12 acres of English Heritage Gardens. Contemporary bedrooms, fine food and an award winning spa makes Lifehouse the perfect location for those looking to refresh & unwind.

  • Contemporary spa resort, just over 1 hr from London
  • Award winning spa with large indoor pool and wide ranging treatments
  • Stylish modern bedrooms
  • Cafe & restaurant
  • Great for girls get togethers, romantic breaks, birthday treats & more

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Country Spa Break

Stay in a Contemporary room and receive:

  • 3 course dinner each evening (value £38pp)
  • Bottle of house wine with dinner each evening (value £20)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Full access to spa whilst resident. 
  • Monday - Thursday only guest will receive a 12% discount on pre-booked spa treatments and access until 5pm on the day of departure (value £15pp) 

1 night stay

Package Price: £99.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £199 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £199 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £398 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £298.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £597 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £398 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £796 per room

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Garden Room

Stay in a Garden room and receive:

  • 3 course dinner each evening (value £38pp)
  • Bottle of house wine with dinner each evening (value £20)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Full access to spa whilst resident. 
  • Monday - Thursday only guest will receive a 12% discount on pre-booked spa treatments and access until 5pm on the day of departure (value £15pp) 

1 night stay

Package Price: £107 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £214 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £214 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £428 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £321 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £642 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £428 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £856 per room

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Signature Room

Stay in a Signature room and receive:

  • 3 course dinner each evening (value £38pp)
  • Bottle of house wine with dinner each evening (value £20)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Full access to spa whilst resident. 
  • Monday - Thursday only guest will receive a 12% discount on pre-booked spa treatments and access until 5pm on the day of departure (value £15pp) 

1 night stay

Package Price: £112 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £224 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £224 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £448 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £336 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £672 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £448 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £896 per room

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Country Spa Break - Contemporary Twin

Stay in a Contemporary Twin room and receive:

  • 3 course dinner each evening (value £38pp)
  • Bottle of house wine with dinner each evening (value £20)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Full access to spa whilst resident. 
  • Monday - Thursday only guest will receive a 12% discount on pre-booked spa treatments and access until 5pm on the day of departure (value £15pp) 

1 night stay

Package Price: £99.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £199 per room

  • Instant Availability
  • Friday & Saturday night premiums will apply

2 night stay

Package Price: £199 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £398 per room

  • Instant Availability
  • Friday & Saturday night premiums will apply

3 night stay

Package Price: £298.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £597 per room

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  • Friday & Saturday night premiums will apply

4 night stay

Package Price: £398 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £796 per room

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  • Friday & Saturday night premiums will apply

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Romantic Lazy Break

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Stay in a Garden room and receive:

  • A bottle of chilled Prosecco & chocolates in your room on arrival (value £33.50)
  • 3 course dinner for two in the restaurant on one evening (£38 per person)
  • Full spa access throughout your stay including up to 5 pm on the day of departure (usually £15 pp supplement). 12% off spa treatments* Mon - Thurs on treatments 55 mins and above.*
  • Full breakfast daily with a complimentary lazy noon late room check out.
  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival (subject to availability)
  • *Please book dining and treatment times in advance to avoid disappointment.

1 night stay

Package Price: £119.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £239 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £171.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £343 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £221 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £442 per room

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Classic Staycation

Minimum 3 night stay

Stay in a Contemporary and receive:

  • Hot chocolate, tea, or coffee on arrival
  • Three course dinner each evening 
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Full access to the spa whilst resident. 
  • 12% off spa treatments worth £55 (discounted treatments Monday - Thursday only)

3 night stay

Package Price: £273.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £547 per room

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  • Saturday night premium of £30 per person£60 per room will apply

4 night stay

Package Price: £358.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £717 per room

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  • Saturday night premium of £30 per person£60 per room will apply

5 night stay

Package Price: £444.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £889 per room

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  • Saturday night premium of £30 per person£60 per room will apply


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Facilities at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

The Lifehouse Hotel enjoys one of the finest spa facilities in the East of England. Located in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, an hour and twenty minutes by train from London and a ten minute drive from the pretty beach town of Frinton-on-sea.

The design of Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is modern, simple and restrained. The buildings form a series of courtyards creating outside ‘rooms’ linking the interior to the less formal existing gardens.

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Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
  • 89 Bedrooms
  • Health Spa
  • Indoor Pool

Home truths

  • The design and decor of the hotel is very modern and minimalist. We liked it though we acknowledge it might not be to everyone's taste.
  • The car park is set a 100 yards or so from the actual entrance to the hotel though you can drop off luggage at the front door.
  • We found the flip flops for the spa a little confusing, but just ask the spa team and they will show you. It might have just been us!

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 12:00 PM

Parking Facilities

Plenty of parking available

Disabled Access

The hotel has 4 disabled rooms. Call us on 0333 212 5594 for more details.

There is a lift in the main building.

Child Policy

The hotel is adults only, over 16s permitted.

Dogs Policy

Pets are not allowed anywhere in the hotel

Other Information

Hotel offers a pick up service from Thorpe-le-Soken train station which is £5 per journey.  This has to be booked and paid for direct with the hotel. 

The hotel do not allow stag and hen parties, nor do they permit fancy dress or tables to be decorated in the restaurant. 

The Rooms at Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Contemporary

Contemporary rooms include a stylish bathroom, most of which are equipped with a large walk in shower, luxury toiletries, LCD TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, bottled water, a feature desk with large illuminated makeup area plus storage drawers and clothes hanging space.
Each room has a Juliet balcony with full height windows. Views are either out across the gardens, surrounding landscape or courtyard.

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Contemporary room, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel - Contemporary room

Garden room

Garden Rooms are located on the ground floor and have full length glazed doors with direct access to your outside patio and the historic gardens - perfect for relaxing in the fresh air. Garden rooms also include stylish bathroom, most of which are equipped with a walk in shower, luxury toiletries, LCD TV, safe, telephone, hair dryer, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, a feature desk with large illuminated make-up / work station.

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Garden room, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel - Garden room

Signature

Signature rooms are the largest rooms and include luxury beds and an ensuite bathroom with shower and luxury toiletries. (Combination shower and bath available on request). Facilities include LCD TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, telephone, hairdryer, complimentary WiFi, upgraded hospitality tray including cereals bars and hot chocolate, personal safe, two comfortable chairs, a small occasional table and our feature desk with large illuminated makeup or workstation area plus storage drawers and clothes hanging space. Each room has full height windows with views out across the gardens or surrounding landscape.

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Signature room, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

Lifehouse Spa & Hotel - Signature room

Contemporary Twin room

Contemporary rooms include a stylish bathroom, most of which are equipped with a large walk in shower, luxury toiletries, LCD TV, telephone, hairdryer, safe, complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, bottled water, a feature desk with large illuminated makeup area plus storage drawers and clothes hanging space.
Each room has a Juliet balcony with full height windows. Views are either out across the gardens, surrounding landscape or courtyard.

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The Restaurant at Lifehouse

Dining in the relaxing and inspired surroundings of 'The Restaurant  at Lifehouse' is the perfect way to break up your busy day or make an evening of it in the vibrant surroundings with superb cuisine created by our Head  Chef Jamie Murch using fresh local ingredients.


Opening Times

Breakfast
7am-9am Mon- Fri
7.30am -10.30am Sat & Sun 
Lunch
12.30pm-2.30pm daily
Dinner  
6pm – 9pm Sun- Thurs
6pm - 9.30pm Fri & Sat


The Restaurant at Lifehouse restaurant, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

The Spa at Lifehouse

The Spa at Lifehouse spa, Lifehouse Spa & Hotel

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Relax and revive in the blissfully warm spa:

Whether you have just had a rewarding workout session in the gym or you're simply in need of some luxurious 'me time', the Lifehouse thermal spa is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

When you experience the spa, you will be able to enjoy:

A hot and steamy sauna - perfect for helping muscles heal quickly after an energising workout
A steam room, designed to open your pores and leave your skin feeling soft and clean
A salt inhalation room - this ancient technique has been used for centuries to calm breathing,
Refresh your skin and leave your sinuses feeling clear and cleansed
A hydro-pool, with warm and swirling water to relax and soothe you
An inviting cool plunge pool - giving you an invigorating end to your sauna session.
A large swimming pool with plenty of loungers on which to chill.


Lifehouse Spa & Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

Frinton Road
Thorpe-Le-Soken
CO16 0JD

Plenty of parking available


How to get here

From London and the M25, take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester, pass the exits to Colchester West and Colchester Central, then join the A120 signposted Harwich and Clacton.

From the Midlands and North, follow the A14 (signposted Felixstowe/Harwich) until you are south of Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London then take the A120 signposted Harwich. From the A120 join the A133 for Clacton, Weeley, Frinton, Walton, St Osyth & Brightlingsea and then take the B1033 signposted to Weeley, Frinton & Walton. Once you reach the village of Thorpe-le-Soken, follow the brown signs for Lifehouse Spa Resort.


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Location & Local Attractions

Located in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex,

less than an hour and twenty minutes by train from London and ten minutes drive from the pretty beach town of Frinton-on-sea. Lifehouse Spa & Hotel is an exciting, contemporary health spa, offering a unique, life-enriching experience, tailor-made for every guest..

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Lifehouse Spa & Hotel Reviews

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Lovely relaxing stay.

Chris R, Essex, stayed: April 2019

We loved Lifehouse Spa and hotel, especially the beautiful gardens. A great deal that included dinner, wine, overnight stay and breakfast. We could stay in the spa until 6pm on the second day which was wonderful!

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Anon, stayed: February 2019

Hotel itself is is clean, staff welcoming and friendly. Food in restaurant was good, better than expected having read other reviews. The spa treatment rooms are lovely and the range of treatments available is good. The pool area is small and separated from the changing rooms so lots of people walking around in swimming costumes past the bar doors and through the spa reception which felt strange. The rooms were warm but the communal areas felt cold including the bar and restaurant.

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Happy and satisfied first-time customer

Sheila Browne, stayed: February 2019

Treatments were excellent - I had a facial and hot stones massage. The therapists were friendly and gently efficient. They didn't talk during the treatments: great!
Pool area clean and well-supplied with towels & loungers - lovely big pool and choice of steam rooms. The jacuzzi was terrific, especially the strong flow from the overhead pipes which massaged my neck.
I could have done without the soupy music in the pool area and all the general areas - sometimes silence is all you need to relax.
I really liked the staff. They were very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. This was true in all areas of the Lifehouse.

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CS, Greater London, stayed: February 2019

It was a Christmas present and we loved it

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Anon, stayed: November 2018

Hotel seemed nice enough though not sure room warrented the price tag.
Can t fault my treatments although my boyfriend come out of his massage with visible scratches on his back and saying it was painful. Not ideal when booked as his birthday treat so put dampener on whole stay.

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