I wish I could go for massages every other week. Ah…. that would be the life 🙂
Zen The Spa is located on the 5th floor of the newly-ish opened Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai. Now if you try and google Al Ghurair Rayhaan you’ll find only Arjaan on Googlemaps. Don’t worry – it’s two towers side by side.
I was a wee bit late to my appointment at 1pm today. Again, sincere apologies to Bernadette who was handling the booking! Lucky for me the next appointment was at 3pm so I managed to get a good hour for my treatment.
First off – first impressions of the hotel and spa entrance room was quite wow. We hardly (ever) cross the bridge to Deira side just because of the traffic haha. So I was a little bit sceptical but hey – it’s a new hotel so it should be good – and, it was!
Onto the treatment – I had gone for the 60-minute Aromatherapy Massage, and was taken care by the lovely Achara also known as Nikki. She went through the routine H&S queries very carefully. Then, she asked me what areas I wanted to focus on. I like it when the therapists ask you what you want. Not everyone has the same pain and want the same intensity.
The full-body massage was … again, very good 🙂 My only bit of reservation would be that I was then gently asked to sit up and robed up straight away, which was a bit too abrupt. After such a relaxing massage, normally we get to lie down for just a few more minutes and sit up in our own time. It might be that the room was due for the next client (my bad for being late, he he) – but if not, gentle note to let the clients lie in for a bit.
Relaxation room was large and spacious. Lights do need to be a wee bit dimmer. I’m a bit fan of the relaxation room in Saray Spa (Dubai Marriott in the marina) – though it’s very small, it is as what a ‘relaxation room’ should be – comfortable and cosy 🙂 I was served a nice hot pot of tea. Some nuts and fruit would be nice as an add-on as well.
My super plus was that the spa slippers are soooo soft. Haha. My favourite thus far. Funny surprise when Bernadette told me I could take it with me! Hee hee wearing it right now.
Again, all in all, happy happy. Cobone had a 99AED deal few weeks back for the 60-minutes Aromatherapy massage which would normally cost you 390 AED. If you weren’t one of the lucky few to grab the deal before it went – all spa treatment is 50% off until end of September 2013. Still good 🙂 Go try.
- Zen The Spa
- Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana
- 04 293 3000 Ext 3322
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