Saray Spa | Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

I think it’s well documented that I love a massage and I seemed to have passed that spa loving gene onto the teenager. On her recent visit we had a mother and daughter pampering session at the Saray Spa at the newly opened Marriott Hotel Al Forsan.

Saray Spa (Saray meaning palace or castle in Arabic) is a large contemporary facility located within the hotel (with its own separate entrance and valet), its ethos is offering guests a combination of ancient Arabic rituals with modern day methods. Locally sourced natural ingredients are used in all the different treatments. There are a total of nine nondescript treatment rooms (including a couples room) and a traditional hammam room where you can experience authentic Turkish, Moroccan and Royal rituals. As the hotel is new it benefits from the latest modern design which is a little clinical, the relaxation area however is stylish and inviting. The separate male and female changing rooms have steam rooms, saunas, ice fountains and large jacuzzis.

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The Experience ~ We were booked in for 60 minute signature Swedish massages. There was no pre-massage foot treatment it was just straight into the treatment with my therapist, Eve who used a lovely smelling essential oil. Her long gliding strokes using medium pressure made my body completely relax, additional circular movements using her hands and palms helped the de-stress process. All the knots in my shoulders were identified and kneaded out which is always a bonus. The teenager enjoyed her massage with Sri, a relaxing experience that she could easily get used too.

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The results ~ Knot free shoulders, completely relaxed body and silky smooth skin from the essential oil.

Pros ~ Both our therapists were well trained and although I enjoyed the massage itself and felt relaxed, I’ve had better all round experiences in the capital.

Cons ~ We were pretty much left to our own devices and I didn’t feel that we were well looked after pre and post massage which usually adds to the overall experience.

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Along with seven different massages and hammams, Saray Spa offers an extensive menu of signature rituals (I’m particularly like the sound of the Arabic Coffee Awakener), facials, body, hand & foot treatments and a range of add-ons. There is also an assortment of waxing treatments for men and women, a separate hair salon and health club.

We redeemed an amazing two-for-one beauty offer in The Entertainer Abu Dhabi Body 2017 app, paying for one massage instead of two.

Saray Spa

Location: Ground Floor, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, 12th Street, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi

Telephone : 02 201 4000

Website: www.marriottalforsan.com

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Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 10pm

Summer offer30% discount available on all treatments at Saray Spa, Marriott Al Forsan and complimentary access to the Olympic sized pool. Valid Sunday – Thursday between 10am to 10pm until 10 September 2017.

The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos Β© Jo Brett 2017. All rights reserved.