From the start, Sanctuary Spa has a lovely entrance on such a beautiful street, right next door to the Tube station and straight away you can’t believe that you are in still in London; it feels like a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of the outside world! The only give away about your location and the characteristic innovative use of space is that the spa facilities are spread over four levels.
The facilities were wonderful and looked chic and well kept. The pool downstairs was large and the perfect temperature to do a couple of laps before sitting in the steam room, Jacuzzi and sauna. The staff could not have been more helpful, and the Koi Carp level with the lounge, bar and pool is so relaxing and comfortable with a great seating area and lots of magazines – it’s the perfect chill out zone!
I had two treatments, The Infrared Experience and an Oxygen Facial. The Infrared Experience is designed to give you the benefits of a sauna but concentrated onto your back and body. It’s a 25-minute treatment, and mum and I sat upright chatting to each other throughout. We were given a large jug of water and glasses, which was very much needed afterwards! It was not exactly relaxing, but I certainly felt energized afterwards! The Oxygen Facial was a brand new experience for me as I had never had a facial before! I was wondering beforehand how much they could do on your face in 55 minutes, but it was amazing – so restful and the oxygen boost on your skin makes it feel fresh and plump afterwards. I will definitely have that again!
The food was absolutely delicious, and the range of choice was perfect. Both our starters – a mackerel pâté and goat cheese salad were perfect portions. The scallops were wonderful too. We both topped our meals off with banana and strawberry smoothies which were also great and the service was a quick and polite which makes all the difference.
It was a lovely mother/daughter day at Sanctuary Spa! Everything was organised so we could do as much as possible together which was great, but there was also time to chat and chill in the lounge area. I would strongly recommend it as a day out for a birthday treat, or just a chance to spend some quality time together and feel a bit loved!
– Spend some time lounging by the Koi Carp pools after your spa treatments for total relaxation.
– Try the scallops at lunch … and the mackerel pâté … and goat cheese salad … oh try everything, the food is wonderful!
– Have the Oxygen Facial – turns out there is a lot that can be done to your skin in 55 minutes!
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