Are you looking for a spa hotel for a weekend of indulgence and relaxation? Enjoy a spa break at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Suffolk
Our luxury spa is set in the grounds of the Bedford Lodge Hotel, the only luxury four Red Star hotel in Newmarket, Suffolk.
Located near Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds we offer a wide range of luxury spa days and treatments, including options to incorporate an overnight stay at our hotel.
The hotel, regarded as one of the finest in Suffolk, retains the charm and character of a country house yet offers the very best in modern comfort and luxury, providing a perfect blend of old and new, including Wi-fi throughout and ultra-modern conference facilities.
To book a hotel stay please visit the Bedford Lodge hotel website
Overview and history of the hotel
The four Red Star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa was originally a Georgian Hunting Lodge built for the sixth Duke of Bedford in the 18th Century. It wasn’t until 1940 that it was converted into a hotel. Today, the hotel offers the very best in modern comfort and luxury. Our hotel epitomises a strong contemporary style whilst retaining the charm and character of its former country house beginnings. Where classic meets contemporary.
How to find us
Situated in the town of Newmarket, the ancestral home of British horseracing, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is located beside the famous training gallops and only a very short distance from Newmarket Racecourses.
Being in the heart of East Anglia, the hotel provides the perfect base for exploring this beautiful county. If you are looking for a taste of real England then Suffolk is a great place to start. Rich in history, Suffolk offers all that you could wish for in terms of great family days out, heritage, areas of outstanding natural beauty and the Suffolk coast which is less than an hour’s drive away.
From fish and chips at Aldeburgh to quintessential Lavenham, Suffolk is teeming with historical sites, imposing castles, vibrant festivals, events and farmers markets. Suffolk has it all but there’s so much to see and do on our doorstep with wine tasting, horse riding, punting in Cambridge, cycling and off-road activities to name but a few.
No visit is complete without a trip to Newmarket races and the famous racing yards – perfect for equine lovers who will also enjoy a tour around the world famous National Stud, the home of British Thoroughbred Breeding and the National Horseracing Museum.
For a little retail therapy, Newmarket High Street is a shopper’s delight. Peruse the many boutique shops for that extra special, unique purchase. For shopping on a larger scale, historic Norwich, the shopper’s paradise of Cambridge and the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds are also within easy reach.
Hotel – Rooms and Suites
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa has 77 luxury bedrooms including 22 super king-sized rooms, benefitting from the added luxury of a separate bath and shower.
All bedrooms are tastefully designed, featuring state-of-the-art televisions, complementary Molton Brown products, fluffy robes, tea and coffee making facilities including our preferred brands of Tea Pigs tea and Paddy & Scott’s cafetiere coffee. You will also find complimentary mineral water, fresh milk, a drinks cooler and personal safe in all rooms.
For ‘suite dreams’ as an extra special treat, you can upgrade to one of our 6 executive suites and enjoy added extras including a Molton Brown goody bag, Sky TV, fresh fruit bowl and complimentary chocolates. Suite 6 boasts a balcony, overlooking our beautiful gardens – the perfect place to enjoy brunch in the mid-morning sun.
Inter-connecting rooms are also available which are perfect if you have a large family/group including bedrooms with disabled access.
Whatever your choice, all of our bedrooms feature the finest Egyptian cotton linen, cosy throws and super comfy king-size beds – guaranteeing you a restful night’s sleep before waking to a delicious breakfast.
Squires Restaurant and Roxana Bar
Open to both residents and non-residents, our 2AA Rosette Squires Restaurant provides a completely modern dining experience; the artistic décor and eclectic menus making for a charismatic ambience, unlike anything else in Newmarket. Whether there are calls for celebration, dining out with the family or an intimate dinner with a loved one, Squires attracts an extremely diverse crowd both locally and beyond.
Our expertly selected wine list complements our menus beautifully and includes everything from the finest Champagnes to the most exquisite Bordeaux. Our menus are wonderfully diverse and we only use the finest seasonal ingredients, most of which are sourced locally. We are passionate about the environment and sourcing produce locally reaps many benefits including minimising our carbon footprint, reducing the distance from field to fork and supporting our local community.
Open to both residents and non-residents, our Roxana Bar is a great social meeting place for casual dining, drinks with friends, family and business associates.
During sunnier climes, you can enjoy afternoon tea on our beautiful terrace, overlooking our landscaped gardens. During the cooler months, sit in front of our roaring log fire with a glass of something special.
The Edge Health and Fitness Club
Our Newmarket based Health & Fitness Club offers a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment including the latest cardio and resistance training apparatus.
Fully air-conditioned, the gym has a large flat screen TV and superb sound system. Our cardiovascular equipment features personal TVs with a diverse selection of channels, giving the option to catch up on the latest soaps, news, music and sports. After a vigorous workout, you can take a swim in our tranquil 15 metre pool or relax in the spa bath, sauna and steam rooms.
Our dance studio holds a variety of classes which are taught by our highly qualified fitness consultants. Classes are reviewed periodically and may be subject to change.
Facilities at The Edge are complimentary for guests staying with us, but if you would like to become a member we have some fantastic membership packages to suit individual needs and budgets.
By becoming a member, there are many benefits that you can enjoy including 20% discount on food in our award-winning Squires Restaurant and 10% discount on all soft drinks in our Roxana bar.
Weddings at the hotel
Suffolk based, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa offers the perfect venue for your wedding. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can choose to have your ceremony as well as your reception at the hotel – which is great for friends and family who have a considerable distance to travel. Whether its an intimate gathering or a large family wedding , our 3 self contained banqueting suites can accommodate from 10 to 150 guests.
And in our destination spa, you can enjoy a pre-wedding pamper break or maybe get the girls together for a super-luxe hen party.
Conferences and Events
Bedford Lodge Hotel is one of the leading venues for conferences and events in Suffolk. Ideally located in Newmarket, we are close to the A11, A14 and M11 motorway. We are also a short drive from the centre of Cambridge, less than an hour from central London and 30 minutes from Stansted Airport.
History of the Hotel
History lovers will revel in a visit to Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, which has a rich past spanning almost 200 years, peopled with characters who were hugely influential in British society. Built, in around 1820 as a hunting lodge for John Russell, the sixth Duke of Bedford, the Duke was a notable politician who was the driving force behind the redevelopment of London’s Covent Garden as well as the father of namesake John Russell, who was twice Prime Minister, serving for 6 years in 1846 and then again in 1865 for just under a year.