Hotel Teddys Grin and Bear it

2nd May 2008 (Last Updated May 2nd, 2008 10:32)

A new contender for Britain's most bizarre hotel is due to open in June. The hotel will offer a relaxing spa getaway, including detox, spa treatments, grooming, excursions and photos and gifts for only £80. However guests must be cuddly, glassy-eyed and fond of honey to take a

A new contender for Britain’s most bizarre hotel is due to open in June.

The hotel will offer a relaxing spa getaway, including detox, spa treatments, grooming, excursions and photos and gifts for only £80.

However guests must be cuddly, glassy-eyed and fond of honey to take advantage of the facilities.

The Bartie Bristle Hotel and Spa in Beaulieu, Hampshire, is Britain’s only exclusive getaway destination for teddy bears.

Proprietor Julie Tatchell runs a collectable bear shop and says the idea was born out of needing somewhere for the bears to go while they were being repaired, the Southern Daily Echo reports.

“Our vision is to create an environment where today’s over-stretched urban teddy can escape for a few days to recharge the batteries in surroundings of unashamed luxury.

“At the Bartie Bristle Hotel, we go the extra mile to do whatever it takes to restore every bear to the bright-eyed good looks and shiny coat of its youth.

“In the end I think the bears go back feeling special and that they have been rewarded for their faithfulness to their owners.”

By Elizabeth Clifford-Marsh