Pure opulence at The Peninsula Spa, Bangkok [REVIEW]

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If, like me, you are in the business of taking a trip to a spa every now and then, then you will no doubt have heard of the Bangkok Peninsula Spa‘s reputation. Of course, Thailand is well known, and loved, for it’s quality of massage and wellness treatments. You can easily treat yourself to a massage for just a couple of English pounds. But obviously, quality at those kind of places, cannot be guaranteed. The Peninsula, however, is synonymous with high quality and luxurious surroundings, and the Bangkok resort provides the perfect retreat to provide relaxation.


FACT PACK:

Spa: The Peninsula Spa, Bangkok
Address: The Peninsula Bangkok, 333 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600
Opening hours: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Telephone: +66 2 626 1946
Website: The Peninsula Spa, Bangkok
Choice of oils given before treatment? Yes
Use of other spa facilities given? Yes
Lockers and changing room? Yes
Does it feel luxurious? Yes, definitely, this is a heavenly spa
Did I feel relaxed? Yes – I fell asleep before, during and after my treatment…
How much for a massage? From around £75 for an hour and a half


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The revamped spa is located in a ‘house’, separated from the main hotel building by the above covered walkway. Talk about a path to enlightenment! The Peninsula Spa uses natural ESPA products in it’s treatments, as do most of the best spas all over the world. The three-storey colonial style building has a number of private suites, one of which I was lucky enough to be booked into. It comprised a changing room with bathroom, steam room, dressing area with dressing table, then the main room had two treatment beds, a whirlpool bath and balcony overlooking the pool and river.

My therapist explained how to turn the bath on, gave me a fresh, fluffy robe and pointed out the bath oils and soothing eye pads, if I wanted to use them. I then had 30 minutes before she came back to relax and use the bath. I dozed off in the bath…

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One of the two beds in my private spa suite

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My very own whirlpool – room for two…

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The view from my private spa suite’s balcony

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The treatment beds

I felt relaxed already as my therapist guided me to a chair and asked me to select between treatment oils, for my massage. It seems small, but I love spas that offer a selection of oils, to complement your mood, or how you want to end up feeling. She also washed my feet and dried them off. It’s these small touches that can make one good treatment more memorable than another. Because the massage was superb. It relieved the tensions that had been building up in my back and shoulders, from carrying around a backpack for the previous three weeks.

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The attention to detail is embedded within The Peninsula‘s ethos – staff will remember your name, bring you extra information – more than you asked for, leave thoughtful sweet treats in your room and they will always be smiling and holding doors open for you. This is how customer service should be, and I’m sure is why they have a high number of returning guests.

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Post treatment, and when I had woken up, the therapist informs me she had left refreshing towelettes and a cool coconut drink, for me to enjoy in my own time. After that, there was only one thing for it – I had just about enough energy to make it down to the pool beds and order myself a cocktail, listening to the river lapping against the banks, people swimming and the breeze in the swaying palms. A tranquil haven in one of the world’s busiest cities, indeed.

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You can choose from a wide menu of treatments, including signature massages, body treatments, men specific treatments and facials, or splash out on a ‘journey’ and choose a bundle of treatments in a package that last up to 3 hours and 40 minutes – incredible!

The Peninsula Spa, says: “Pampering at The Spa is worthy of royalty. With traditional methods from European, Oriental and Ayurvedic philosophies seamlessly combining with modern comforts. Select from a list of indulgent massages and facials or have one of The Spa’s highly trained therapists create a bespoke treatment tailor-made to suit your needs for a truly wholesome and enlightening experience.”

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The stay reviewed in this article, in January 2016, was supported by the Peninsula, Bangkok.

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