A Spa getaway has to be chosen with care as for me they don`t come around very ofter. I chose this beautiful De Vere Hotel Carden Park in Chester to enjoy my lovely getaway. The hotel is fabulous and has a massive golf course, amazing food and enchanting treatment rooms. The pool is large and the hot tub inviting, the rooms have big comfortable beds and there is a selection of activities called `Muddy Good Fun` for all the family. Segways zoom over the fields carrying delighted children and archery arrows fly towards their targets. I had a lovely back massage and a facial, my daughter Katrina went for a manicure and chose a bag of spa goodies to take home. The staff were wonderful with Katrina, she couldn’t have any treatments due to recent radiotherapy. We stayed in a twin room which was on the first floor it was spacious and quiet. We had breakfast in the large conservatory which overlooked the golf course and ate dinner in the bistro. The food was exceptionally good and the prices were very reasonable. I paid £62 for a three course meal for two and two glasses of wine which I thought was very good. The hotel seemed very popular for weddings and the gardens were being prepared for a wedding as we left on Saturday morning. As you arrive at the hotel there is a long sweeping drive through the grounds to reach the entrance and you can imagine the original manor house residents receiving their guests. The hotel also offers suites and these are situated behind the hotel overlooking some impressive scenery. Chester is only 10 miles away and there are numerous places to visit in the surrounding areas. We found a lovely country pub just a few miles away and had a lazy lunch there. It is a big birthday for me in December and I have to say I would love to celebrate my big 60 at Carden Park. Mid week a double or twin room with breakfast costs as little as £89 per room with the use of all the Spa facilities included. Well worth the money.