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About Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat

Perched at the top  of Portland’s historic cliff tops with stunning panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast, The Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat is the perfect place to unwind & soothe away the stresses of life.

 As Englands first natural heritage site you can expect to see beautiful scenery, experience envigorating coastal walks, historical & geological points of interest and of course start &  finish your days with the culinary delights on offer at the Cliff Panoramic Restaurant.

The Ocean Spa Retreat boasts a fabulous therapy team and an extremely well qualified founder. Verna Herry holds an Honours Degree in International spa management and a Batchelor of Science Honours Degree,

Verna has handpicked a superb team of Professional therapists with a strong emphasis on spa education and offering effective treatments. Verna is passionate about Spa treatments and has been keen to pass her extensive knowledge on to the team.

Therapists will advise on treatments to suit your individual needs, they will look at lifestyle and expectations to help you create your perfect treatment plan. The Ocean Spa uses luxurious & proffessional brands including ESPA. Treat yourself to a pampering spa experience, relax & recharge your batteries whilst experiencing magnificent Portland.

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Portland House, Southwell Park, Portland, DT5 2NA United Kingdom
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 12am  -  12pm Tuesday: 12am  -  12pm Wednesday: 12am  -  12pm Thursday: 12am  -  12pm Friday: 12am  -  12pm Saturday: 12am  -  12pm Sunday: 12am  -  12pm

Menu of Services

Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea &  Dinner




Spa & Beauty


Dry Brushing
Salt Scrub
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Acne/Deep Cleansing
Back Facial
Fruit Acid
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Dry Cleaning
Food/Beverage Available
Meeting Facilities
Retail Store
Robes Provided
Slippers Provided
Toiletries Available
Wedding/Event Space
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Tai Chi
Yoga Classes
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Eyebrow and Lash Tinting
Lash Extensions
Makeup Instruction/Application
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Back Massage
BlackBerry Hand Massage
Deep Tissue
Four Hands
Hot Stone
Lymph Drainage
Mommy and Baby
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Customer Reviews for Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat (59)

February 4, 2013
Top spa and staff
My husband and I recently visited the ocean spa and had a treatment followed by use of the facilities. It was an totally relaxing and enjoyable visit and one I would definitely recommend. The staff were great and went that extra mile to make your visit even more comfortable. This spa is definitely a hidden treasure and one we will definitely be visiting again.
December 21, 2012
Terrific treatment
I concur with previous reviews - this is a great facility! Knowlegeable staff who seem to genuinely have your well-being at heart and were so nice. The relaxation room afterwards is fab! Great place would definitely recommend.
December 18, 2012
I was working near portland and had a spare day so decided to visit this spa, it was well worth it. Massage there is great and it's what I really needed after a tough week. If I was in the area again I would certainly consider visiting again!
December 10, 2012
Great simply great...
A really good spa a relaxing and welcoming atmosphear, the therapists are well trained and knowledgable this place is well worth a visit and if you have a perticular problem you can ask and feel your getting a well informed answer not just someone whos trying to sell you more services... I was relaxed from the time I arrived and for several hours after leaving! just what i needed from this visit
November 29, 2012
Just what I needed
Had a tailored massage last month (it was supposed to be a mixed massage and facial, but my therapist thought I needed more focus in certain areas so we scrapped the facial. It was bliss. Exactly what I needed, I'm definitely going back.
November 24, 2012
Spa was a proper treat for us a couple
My wife and I both enjoyed the gym and spa facilities before two terrific massages. Great staff, very welcoming and friendly.
November 7, 2012
Simply the best
I am lucky enough to have lots of Spa days BUT this is by far the best ever. Great warm welcome and the range of treatments was amazing. Loved the room you are taken to after your treatment, felt like heaven. We also went to the restaurant which has wonderful views and service very good. This is a must go to Spa
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you KarenB for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again at the spa sometime soon
October 15, 2012
Lovely Birthday present
This was my first visit and I will be asking for another voucher for Christmas and future Birthdays. My daughter and I had a stone massage, facial and body scrub. The therapist was lovely, giving a calm and relaxing treatment. We both felt well rested and stress free when were finished. The pool, jacuzzi and saunas were great. We ended our session with a lovely late lunch in the adjoining hotel. Thank you I can't wait to come back.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you BevK for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
October 8, 2012
The ocean spa,portland
I visited the spa along with a friend in September. The treatment we both had, which was a face and body experience was amazing. I couldn't have felt more relaxed. Loved the chill out area afterwards! I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you sammyb for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
October 2, 2012
wonderful luxury
I had the most amazing pregnancy massage at 34 weeks into my pregnancy. The therapist was very through, used a wonderful relaxing technique and I felt totally spoilt throughout my experience. The pool is beautiful a real Oasis of tranquility. I would highly recommend this spa and all the treatments that go with it, Well worth a visit. I will be back when next in area.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you ABIB for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
October 1, 2012
superb treatments
I had the best massage of my life at this Spa from the owner herself Verna. Although I had booked in for a hot stone session and a facial as a package , Verna could see how stressed I was an offered me a longer and more thorough stone massage instead. She really thinks about the client and the right treatment which I really appreciated. However, the best bit for me is being led into a relaxing room afterwards, being wrapped in a warm blanket, given a hot drink and invited to lie down and stay there for as long as I wanted. This was sheer bliss and helped me to make the most of the massage. I have never been offered this as an after-session before and it made a huge difference instead of having to rush off, get dressed and get busy again. I shall be going at least once a month from now on.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you felicityw for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
September 30, 2012
Spa day offer
This was my first visit to The Ocean Spa and it definitely won't be my last! My friend and I made the most of an offer on a body massage with hot stones and a facial. The experience was wonderful. It left me feeling relaxed and totally chilled out. The staff is very attentive and can't do enough for you. I felt pampered the minute I walked through the door! I would recommend the Ocean Spa as the whole experience being excellent, from start to finish. Tami.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you Tami for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
September 30, 2012
hot stone massage
Very enjoyable spa day. Went with a friend and we used the great facilities before going for our treatments.The hot stone massage was lovely and very relaxing. staff very friendly. Will be going back very soon. Would recommend.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you clareh for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
September 25, 2012
Spa day package.
I would thoroughly recommend going to the ocean spa for their massages and spa facilities. The therapists are very informative and helpful. This was my second visit and certainley won't be my last! All the treatments were fantastic and I left feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. The details really stand out such as providing lovely soft and warm towels and bath robes. Also after my treatments I was able to enjoy their relaxation room. The resteraunt facilities were also very pleasant with good views over the sea and good quality food.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you catheriney for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
September 17, 2012
Best Massage ever
I have visited the Ocean Spa twice, and had a totally relaxing day each time. The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful, the treatments are amazing. I am a massage therapist and look forward to be on the receiving end - and it is so worth it. The therapists are very helpful, discussing your requirements before the treatment and explaining what products they have used and give recommendations afterwards. Then it is off to the relaxation room for some liquid refreshment and more chilling out. The pool is a good size to swim in, and then you can relax in the spa bath, sauna & steam rooms. The gym is excellent with amazing views, as is the hotel where you can go for refreshments. On my second visit the weather was good and we sat outside enjoying the view before driving home. A totally wonderful place to visit and I hope to go back again soon.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you StellaP for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
September 17, 2012
Spa Day Package
A friend and I visited the Ocean Spa having purchased a Travel Zoo Special offer as a Birthday Treat. We can't rate the treatments & therapists highly enough. We had a hot stone back massage which was the most relaxing massage I have ever had, this was followed by an amazing head massage and very in depth facial. We were then shown through to the relaxtion lounge where we sipped herbal teas until it was time for lunch!! The afternoon was spent lounging in the pool, jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, again the service was brilliant with water being served to us on regular intervals. Simply Perfect and I have already booked to return.
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you LynneA for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
September 11, 2012
Lovely experience
Excellent value and really relaxing experience. Loved the pool area and an amazing shoulder/back/neck massage. Easy to spend several hours or a whole day here!
Response from Ocean Hotel & Spa Retreat
Thank you LindaR for your review of the spa. We appreciate all comments and look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in the near future. The Ocean Spa Team
August 30, 2012
One of the best spas I`ve ever been to
The moment you walk in the door, you are treated like royalty. I love the ocean theme in the spa. Staff were very experienced, welcoming and try their best to make you comfortable. Wonderful experience and a lovely way to spend the evening. I will be coming back if I visit the UK anytime in the near future.
August 19, 2012
Amazing Experience!
If a relaxing and pampered experience is what you are after then you must go to this spa. The therapist made me feel really relaxed and after my facial and massage I felt amazing. My skin was really soft and glowing, she really listened to what I wanted. The relaxation room and wide selection of teas afterwards was just what I needed. Thank you for making my day so special. Holly : )
August 8, 2012
Peace and relaxation in heaven!!
I treated myself to a hot stone massage along with and eye brow wax, and eyelash and eyebrow tint. The service from when you walk in is impeccable you are made to feel special the whole way through. After your treatments you are led to a relaxation room with the most comfortable lounge chairs with a drink of herbal tea in perfect peace, the finishing touch are the sparkling lights shining through the ceiling which look like stars, Thank you Ocean Spa for an amazing time.
August 6, 2012
Simply The Best
I visited the spa and spent a good hour in the swimming pool and jaccuzi. Had a quick light lunch and then progressed for my 90 minute 'exotic summer spa', provided by Verna who just is so friendly and professional and the treatment was sublime. Then rested with a fruit tea in the relaxation room. All this was included in the offer which was great value for money and gives you a good taste of more than one treatment. All staff friendly making for a very relaxing and de-stressing day. This visit surpassed my previous visit which was also a fab day. Great facilities, great products, great staff.
August 2, 2012
Lovely and relaxing
I visited the spa and had an 'exotic summer spa', which includes a 90 minute treatment and lunch, as well as the use of all facilities and the relaxation room. It was an amazing treatment, the staff were brilliant, and all in all I felt very relaxed and de-stressed. I am definitely going to book the same treatment again before the offer runs out. I feel it was good value for money for what it was. A really good experience.
July 20, 2012
Out of this world!
I felt I needed a boost to my emotional and physical energy and my massage and facial certainly gave me that! Lovely.
July 18, 2012
Friendly service
Having visited this venue twice in a month i have to say that the service and friendliness of this venue. It is spotless and the staff go that extra inch to help. Well done to Verna and her staff. From collete parker
June 14, 2012
What a discovery!
My day at the Ocean Spa exceeded my expectations. The highlight was experiencing the massage skills of Verna - quite the best massage I have experienced anywhere! This combined with her careful attention to the individual make coming here a special experience. It is not the easiest place to reach, but well well worth the effort.
May 17, 2012
Lovely day out!
I booked a Spa Day for myself and a friend back in November 2011 for her birthday! It was such a lovely day, relaxing in the pool before a variety of treatments followed by lunch in the relaxation room. We both felt really spoil and would definitely visit again :-)
May 17, 2012
Fantastic day
What a day - I had the most amazing massage from Verma, relaxing yet invigorating, a truly special treat. This was followed by a rejuvenating facial, a delicious meal then a little light exercise to burn off the naughty chocolate brownie. A really friendly spa, with good facilities and wonderful therapists. Many thanks. B. Wellwood
May 16, 2012
Definitely worth a visit!
We stayed in The Venue hotel for 2 nights and my partner and I booked massages at the Spa. At Ocean Spa we had a very friendly welcome from the reception staff, and were put at our ease immediately. I had a lovely relaxing massage by a very good masseuse and was then taken to a lovely relaxation room afterwards. My partner had been suffering with his shoulder, so his massage was more therapeutic. He had an amazing massage from Verna and rebooked for the following morning. We are visiting The Venue Hotel again soon, so will definitely be booking in for more massages. We also relaxed around the pool, which was very nice. See you again soon!
April 26, 2012
Verna is amazing
I regularly have back massages elsewhere and most feel more like tickles - but not is not the case with Verna - truly amazing, the tension disappeared and the effects lasted days. An overall relaxing and un-rushed experience in gorgeous rooms. Thank you.
April 13, 2012
Birthday spa day.
Myself and my Mom visited you a couple of weeks ago and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here. The staff were very professional and very friendly. We will defiantly be visiting here again soon. Thank you for making my Birthday treat extra special. Danielle and Joanne Reynolds
April 2, 2012
Very calm and soothing. Just what I needed and more!
March 26, 2012
Relaxed, Rejuvenated, Reinvigorated !!!
The Seaweed wrap experience was absolutely fabulous, I was pampered, massaged, and left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and reinvigorated. I now look forward to experiencing other treatments in the near future.
March 23, 2012
Wonderful facial which lasted a full two hours and included a foot massage, a neck and shoulders massage and a head massage. Thoroughly recommended.
March 21, 2012
See Nathan for sports massage!!!
Stayed at the Venue hotel (which was amazing), during my stay decided to book in for a sports massage at the Ocean spa with a guy called Nathan. Definitely worth the money and pain as in just 45 minutes my body was as good as it had for a long. Just wished I lived closer so I could have one every week!! Highly recommended.
March 4, 2012
What a Place!
I am fortunate enough to have a friend who invited me to a pamper day. Am I pleased I accepted the invitation - you bet. Having suffered a heart attack in November last, it was just what the doctor ordered. I had an amazing time. Swimming, jacuzzi, steam room and tread mill. Lunch was very tasty! The best bit was Verna giving me massage and facial. Lots of tips and what products to use. I would definitely like to return one day. Long may this venue be around
February 19, 2012
Elemis skin intelligence for men
This was money well spent i.e. Incredible value! Before my treatment I had red patches of skin on my face namely, blemishes that wouldn't heal no matter what store products I used. However after my initial treatment there was a noticeable improvement and left my skin feeling more hydrated and far smoother than before. The staff were extremely friendly and pleasant, making it an enjoyable and memorable experience. I'm looking forward to the rest of my treatments to come and would personally like to thank you Rachel who gave me the skin treatment, who is polite and very professional at what she does. A Treatment which is a must for any man!
February 8, 2012
Christmas sparkle spa day
The Christmas Sparke spa day was a birthday present from my husband. I had a thoroughly relaxing experience. The facilities were good, the swimming pool warm, the massage and facial were both relaxing and very professional. Lunch was more than adequate and the champagne that accompanied it a welcome treat! I cant wait to go back!
January 20, 2012
Well Being Back Massage
I often suffer with aches and pains in my back but after hearing and reading great reviews for The Ocean Spa; I decided to visit. I was not disappointed! The service I received from the reception staff was fantastic and the massage itself was really good. I felt so relaxed I think I probably could have fallen asleep on the bed! It lasted 45 minutes and the therapist was also very friendly. She took the time to ask about my lifestyle so she could focus on the problem areas in my back. She was an asset to this spa! Would definitely recommend to everyone =) Thank you Ocean Spa!
December 14, 2011
Phytomer Marine Pearl
I have been suffering from terrible migraines and visited the Ocean Spa for a relaxing day and treatment. I had the Phytomer Marine Pearl treatment. The treatment lasted 90 minutes and I left feeling thoroughly relaxed. It also helped me to de-stress and release tension from my shoulders as the treatment started with a back and shoulder massage. My skin now feels rehydrated and glowing which is fantastic. I also liked discussing suitable products for my skin with the therapist and know the products I will buy and use as part of my daily routine. The therapist (Rachel) was lovely and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the spa and will definitely return in the near future.
December 6, 2011
Ged B
i have just returned after a girlie weekend at the spa we stayed in the maritime appts which were excellent,well maintained and very clean at the spa we had the hot stones massage. I can honestly say i have never felt so relaxed as I did after this treatment. The staff are all so helpful welcoming and very friendly, this was our second visit and we have booked to go again in Feb I cant wait to go it's a real treat and would deffinately recomend the place to anyone.
November 25, 2011
Great day
What a lovely day! From the moment we arrived we were made so welcome. The treatments were divine. The only small concern was that the ambient temperature was a little cool but Verna assured us this was being addressed. We look forward to a return visit!
November 23, 2011
Having visited many Spas, I highly recommend Ocean Spa
I have been enjoying frequent treatments and the facilities at Ocean Spa for the past year. During this time I have found all of the staff and management extremely helpful, attentive and friendly. My visits and treatments are always a delight and I leave feeling wonderful. I would highly recommend this gem on Portland
November 15, 2011
Mums to be massage
I am 38 weeks pregnant and have just been treated to a mums to be massage at The Ocean Spa. The whole experience was very relaxing from start to finish and I feel thoroughly pampered! I looked at having this treatment at other Spas but don't think I would have got the same exceptional service and value for my money any where else! I would definitely recommend this treatment and this Spa and will be returning for the Radiance Restoring Retreat for new mums. Thank you, Crystal Treatment date: 15/11/2011
November 8, 2011
AMAZING! (From Emily)
I have just returned 'The Ocean Spa'. After an incredibly busy week, I booked myself in for a hot stone back massage and rejuvinating facial as a treat. It was absolutely amazing and I have never been so relaxed! There were lots of added extras, like a small foot massage and an evaluation of my skin. In addition to this, I was given an explanation of products my therapist thought would best suit me, as well as her suggestions for more suitable future treatments. The Spa itself was clean and welcoming, with the staff all smiling as normal! I was taken to the changing rooms, being given a brief tour of the spa on the way, whilst everything I may need to know was explained to me. At no point, during my visit, did I feel rushed. Once my treatment had finished, I was given a glass of water before being taken through to the relaxation room. Here I was given a herbal tea (of my choice) before being left to 'chill' as long as I wanted. Heaven!! I would highly recommend 'The Ocean Spa' as well as their fantastic offers to anyone I meet. I will most definitely be returning, both alone and with company (to use the double treatment room) in the near future! Thank you very, very much!! Emily Hill. Treatment date: 08/11/2011
October 13, 2011
Wonderful place - misleading offer
I have visited the Ocean Spa for a spa day before and had a wonderful time. I spotted the offer currently running till the end of November on the Spa Finder website and decided to book again for myself and a friend. Unfortunately the offer is misleading - you only get three treatments for £70 instead of the four listed. Also we were asked to pay another £10 because we were visiting on a Friday which is apparently a weekend. Because of the mix up on the treatments they agreed to waive the extra £10 which was good, but perhaps it should be mentioned on the site so that people don't get another nasty shock after finding out that the offer is not quite as good as it seems. Apart from that the spa is lovely, the staff are wonderful and I'm sure we will have a very relaxing day.
October 13, 2011
The Ocean Spa
Recently moved to Dorset and in need of a treat, found this spa, absolutely wonderful staff and the services are second to none. Had the summer package and felt so pampered with facial, body scrub and massage which was amazing. The therapist was very attentive, and put me at ease. I have already booked in for future visits, and with it open 7 days a week, always able to book. Thank you!! KP
October 7, 2011
Spa day Treat
I recently shared a spa day treat here with my friend and had a wonderful experience. The ginger and lime body scub was amazing. Followed by the shoulder, neck and back massage, which was one of the best massages I have experienced. We both then opted for the Elemis Skin Specific Facial and we both noticed how wonderful and rejuvenated our skin felt afterwards. After relaxing with a herbal tea, we went for a swim in the pool and used the jacuzzi. We finished off having an excellant lunch in the club lounge. Overall a wonderful experience due to the caring and helpful attitude of all the staff. We will be back.
October 7, 2011
The Most Wonderful Time
I recently attended a Hen Party at The Ocean Spa and I have to say it was sensational. I was a bit unsure as to how successful it would be with such a big crowd of us, but we had such a good time. We were able to pair up and enjoy treatments in small groups, we had an Elemis facial and a manicure which were wonderful, my skin felt so regenerated and smooth! We were very impressed with the facilities, the swimming pool and jacuzzi were incredibly clean and well looked after! This was all followed with a wonderful lunch where we all sat together and talked about our lovely day. It was such an amazing experience and I know the bride to be enjoyed it too! Looking forward to my next visit here!
October 1, 2011
Spa day treat
A friend treated me to a Spa day here for my birthday. Once, years ago, I had had a treatment at a top London beauty therapy clinic and had never, until now, had the quality of that experience repeated. The beauty therapy area was lovely - peaceful, relaxing and luxurious. Rachel, my therapist, was extremely professional in ascertaining exactly what was best for me. I had a glorious massage, a pedicure and then an excellent facial with Elemis products that improved my tired, blotchy, ageing skin dramatically. At every point I felt that my whole body was being cared for, not just the individual bits that were being treated - that is what makes such a difference. A delicious lunch in a comfortable private room followed. We were never made to feel rushed or unreasonable in our strange dietary requests and the staff were at all times a delight. Neither of us wished to leave and go back to our rushed lives! I would unhesitatingly recommend it for anyone who longs for a truly indulgent and enjoyable day.
September 19, 2011
In my opinion the best in the South West!
I treated myself to a Summer Spa Day offer I saw in my local paper - it was such good value I couldn't resist. The staff were very friendly and efficient - 10 out of 10 for customer service - lovely lunch. The pool was lovely and warm, steam room/sauna excellent - thought an additional jacuzzi at the other end of the pool would be have been the ultimate luxury as I had to wait a while, other than that fantastic, and as for Verna's massage and facial - the best I've ever had, am planning to go back with my husband in the next few weeks, makes me wish I still lived on Portland. Thank you Ocean Spa. Shirley x
August 26, 2011
My visit to Ocean Spa - was fantastic - first class service!
The staff are professional and well informed. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I have had many different treatments and each one is as enjoyable as the others.
August 12, 2011
Love this place...
I have visited here a couple of times when I have been in the Weymouth area and I absolutely love it. The location is set up high with stunning views over Portland, and when booking spa treatments you get full use of the facilities including gym, pool, whirlpool, sauna etc. My husband and I have ben there a couple of times as they have a double treatment room, which is the only thing that got my husband along as he would have been nervous about having a spa treatment entirely on his own! They have some great value treatments for couples (and for individuals altholugh I've not tried those yet), and the staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ocean Spa and will be returning there again when I am next in the area.
July 31, 2011
Excellent experience
I have always like Dorset, but after visiting the ocean spa I now like it even more. We spend the whole day with my mum at the spa. We have managed to have treatments in the same room which felt really nice. We also had some drinks outside the spa while enjoying the see view. Perfect day, ideal weather, excellent service, couldn't be better. Strongly recommend as a day out :)
July 17, 2011
The spa is very shiny and new with super sea views from the very well equipped gym and dance studio. There is a weights studio, good length pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and the most wonderful treatment rooms and relaxation room that I have ever come across. I have had massages all over the world including cruises and top quality hotels - but nothing compares to the treatments at the ocean spa. I ran out of ideas for presents for my hubby and bought him a deep tissue massage for his birthday last year and he now treats himself every month. I told my friends to come and have a look at the facilities and they've all joined. ....So part of me feels that I should keep this wonderful piece of heaven to myself and not share - but that would not be kind.
Beccy C
July 15, 2011
full body massage
I have had a full body massage in several other places and this is by far the best. I enjoyed it so much I returned a week later and enjoyed the whole experience again. It is so relaxing and really does make you feel good and gets rid of all those knotted up muscles. Cant wait to go again.
July 14, 2011
I have had several treatments as this spa, and they have all been amazing, but the highlight is the Elemis facials. Verna and Rachel are the best beauticians I have ever had. My skin is looking better now (at 50) than it did at 30. Highly recommended.
July 1, 2011
Bliss on Portland
I live in London but have family in Weymouth so decided to take a friend of mine for a treat to a spa for her 30th birthday and the power of google took me to the Ocean Spa. The pool area is clean and well maintained. The jacuzzi could have been a tad warmer but the steam room was amazing. Hot, clean and with a lovely menthol aroma. The two of us then had a Summer Offer Special of a facial, back massage, scalp massage and foot massage. Verna was my therapist - AMAZING. Hands down the best massage I've ever had. I am normally told I'm really tense when I have massages which makes me more tense but Verna dealt with my tension perfectly. She made recommendations for my skin without any hard sell at all. And after all that my friend and I got to relax on stunning day beds, with fluffy pillows and cups of herbal tea. For the price we paid compared to what I would have paid in London for the same thing I was astounded. I will be back when I'm next visiting my family.
June 10, 2011
feeling fab
I am not local but choose to visit this spa when I am on Portland. Both my daughters and myself have experienced the most relaxing time here. Massages & facials [especially from Verna] are top notch and leave you feeling great. Her care for her clients and the ambience she has created in the spa are of very high quality. The relaxation room gives escape time to dream following treatments using top quality products.. The swimming pool and surrounding areas are clean and well maintained. If you are on Portland and feel like being pampered then visit the Ocean spa!!!
June 9, 2011
Relaxing with sea views
What I love most of all about the Ocean Spa is the views. It's easy to forget you're working hard at the gym when you are gazing over a sparkling sea. When the sun shines - as it does so often in Portland - and the windows are open, it's almost like being outside. The gym staff are very helpful and encouraging and go out of their way to make sure you get the most from your work out. The swimming pool is very inviting and the steam room scented with herbs. I had a wonderful, relaxing massage from Verna, whose hands are second to none. Although I only had a back massage, it was very thorough. Resting afterwards, wrapped in a fluffy robe while sipping peppermint tea, I felt soothed and rested. I even dozed off under the dimmed lights and tinkling music of the relaxation room. I would heartily recommend this treatment to anyone looking for an escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

The Venue offers an enchanting getaway for visitors to relax and become acquainted with the local environs. Numerous landmarks abound in the area, including one of Henry VIII’s coastal forts that dates back to the 1540s, the Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour, home to the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games sailing events, the Portland Bill Lighthouse and the Chesil Beach, worth a trip to view its beautiful tidal lagoon. Hiking, horseback riding and golfing in the nearby region can also be arranged; water aficionados may want to make a splash fishing, sailing, wind surfing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, or even partaking in Jurassic kayaking tours along the coastline.

Back at the hotel, a good number of amenities will keep guests energized as well. A 16,500-square-foot fitness center and dance studio come equipped with cardiovascular and resistance equipment, and exercise enthusiasts have the option of participating in a personal training session or yoga, tai chi, Pilates, Zumba, aero biking or stretching class.


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Dry Cleaning

Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Each of the 78 guest accommodations features expansive windows or balconies, providing travelers with broad views of the hotel courtyard or across the English Channel to the Isle of Wright. The contemporary-style rooms and suites are accessorized with en-suite bathrooms, complimentary Internet access, digital flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers.

The Cliff Panoramic, Restaurant & Bar, sleek in design and open seven days a week, serves modern English and international cuisine prepared with locally sourced produce, while the Ocean Restaurant can be reserved for a private dining experience. A portion-controlled spa menu is available at both venues.

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