I know James Bond is partial to strutting around not-quite-enveloped in a dressing gown, but whether your robe is monogrammed silk or cotton towelling, I’m guessing that unlike the famous spy, it’s not something you’d want to be spotted in.
Me neither. With one exception. When I’m at a spa. To be happy enough to be seen by strangers wandering around in a bathrobe, I have to be very comfortable in my surroundings. So I have to confess that, during my recent stay at Lime Wood, it was a struggle to change into something a little more refined come dinner.
When I first visited this New Forest spa hotel, the Herb House spa was a hard-hat zone. Since then, this former hunting lodge has well and truly brushed away the dust, and found itself in favour with the celebrity elite while maintaining its laid-back air.