Couples Day for Two at River Wellbeing Spa
better than expected
I went with my boyfriend to the rafeal hotel (river wellbeing spa) to an apsolutly stunning place, beautiful hotel and surroundings. We arrived to have a lovely relaxing massage, staff were friendly and nice. We then went into the gym facilitys which were nice and private, not too busy with the view of the river thames outside. Then we used the sports pool which is a good workout, its only small; you swim against the current as you change the settings. Its even better than the gym, we then used the jacuzzi pool which was romantic and secluded, then the sauna. The steam room wasnt working when we were there but was no issue at all. We had robes and slippers given to us. We then asked for aloe vera juice and champaine, they were happy to help and quite relaxed; we entered the relaxation room with stunning views to be given out aloe vera juice which was beautiful and a nice glass of bubbly. Was a lovely day and would recommend it to anyone, would even say book a night in the hotel aswell while your there it would be worth it.
03 October 2012
Relaxing and indulgent Spa Break
A spa session at the River Wellbeing Spa in Battersea was a gift for my 30th birthday. It was a great present which made me totally relax away from it all. I took my boyfriend and we both had a half an hour massage, I chose the detoxyfying body wrap and he went for a facial.
There is only limited parking at the venue which is used by the hotel, spa and a restaurant. After ten minutes we were parked and settled into the plush reception area. The massages took place together with 2 therapists, who were both friendly and professional. My masseuse also asked my what type of pressure I preferred and had a good technique. I have never had a body wrap before and it was a strange experience, the wrap warms your body and then once unwrapped your body feels cold but makes your skin feel smooth.
The spa facilities in Wellbeing Spa are small and is also serviced by the hotel. Although the spa area is nice I wouldn't say it is extensive enough to spend hours there. The relaxation room is nice but not suitable to wear wet garments in there. All in all I would recommend the spa package.
17 May 2013
Not a spa
This is not really a Spa. It is more a hotel gym with a little bit of spa treatments. The place is small and very cold.
Although the massage I had was good the rest was not a Spa experience. The changing rooms and showers were cold and not relaxing. The relaxing room was ok but, with a helipad next door to the hotel with helicopters coming in is not really a relaxing noise free place to sit.
As said this is a nice gym with spa like treatments but, not a Spa. Would not be paying for this but more of an add-on if i was staying at the hotel.
24 May 2013
Disappointed disappointed disappointed. The treatment was ok although my girlfriend has never had a facial treatment where her make up isn't removed beforehand. There were no lockers in the men's changing room to store your personal belongings. The changing rooms both male and female were small and inadequate for use with no privacy when getting changed. The jacuzzi only fits three people which isn't very good when the spa is fully booked. The steam room wasn't switched on until we were just leaving as the male member of staff said it was his first day and he didn't know how to turn it on. The fitness pool didn't work and was only the size of a pool table. The gym is of small size and has limited equipment. The robes, slippers and towels supplied by the spa appeared well used and grubby with my girlfriend being given two left footed slippers.
We had to find a member of staff to be given our complimentary glass of champagne, the relaxation room isn't very relaxing at all and was cold even though there was a heater which wasn't switched on.
I would NOT recommend this to anyone, it was bought as a gift for me and the experience has left me very disappointed !!!!!!!
25 May 2013