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“hidden gem”
Review of Vitayu

Ranked #146 of 529 Spas & Wellness in Bangkok
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

With the political strife currently strangling Bangkok, there are promotion spa packages all over town. And Vitayu certainly qualifies with attractive spa packages and promotions which should not be missed. We basically got a 50% off promotion package for a 2 hour scrub and thai/oil massage. It was extravagant and was thoroughly enjoyed. Vitayu is not the easiest place to find but once you arrive you will see that it's worth it. Their professional and capable staff made the experience so worthwhile we immediately booked another 2 hour promotion package right after our first treatment. It was an easy decision at these prices.

Thank jazsacher
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

My husband and I came here two days in a row-- the first day for a 120 min and a 90 min traditional thai massage, the second day for two 60 min traditional thai massages.

The good:
*beautifully designed-- modern, clean, welcoming, friendly atmosphere
*bakery!-- it was closed when we were there, but we still bought some excellent macaroons. The girl behind the bakery worked and trained in Brooklyn. We didn't try the coffee, but they offered cortados...so I'm guessing the baristas know what they're doing
*private-- the rooms are very private even if they're shared (couples or the reflexology room)
*staff-- friendly, professional, speaks very good english
*flexible-- we made a reservation in advance, but they were able to accommodate us when we called just 45 min before coming in the second day
*so clean!
*massages- obviously ;) ...though see below for a caveat

The inconsistent:
*massage-- I would have given a 5 star review for value here (even though it's not a luxury spa) but the massages were inconsistent. The first day, my masseuse was great. The second day, she had great *potential* but she was clearly super inexperienced. i.e.-- good hands, but still figuring it out and not confident in her movements. When a masseuse isn't confident, it's hard to relax your muscles and get the real benefit of the massage because you naturally (and defensively) tense up a bit in case they pull you in a weird direction. My husband's massages were both very good-- so hopefully this was just an aberration. She wasn't bad, she just wasn't really good yet and at the price, 350 baht an hour, it's not the cheapest place in town (even though in dollars that's still really inexpensive). I'd also guess that if you got a more specialized massage (herbal compress, indian head), you'd end up with a more experienced masseuse regardless.

*nothing! the only hard thing is finding it-- and it was only hard for us because we don't speak Thai and it's on a side street

highly recommend

1  Thank pbinks
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

A great spa! Wasn't sure what to expect when we booked a foot massage and a thai massage (60 mins each for 350 baht)... but it was great. Relaxing and beautiful facility, well trained staff and lovely ambience. Same prices as other "spa" places we've tried around bangkok but this place is professional, spotless and great services. We booked a 2nd set of appointments for the next day. We lIked it that much.

Thank JennyTul
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

This place is relatively new and an awesome oasis from the typical Thailand experience. The massages are just a couple of dollars more than typical spas charge, but the experience was so much nicer, there really is no comparison. We paid less than $12 each for a 60-minute couples massage. The owner was super nice, spoke fantastic English, and was extremely accommodating. We didn't try the bakery, but their goods looked really delicious. We had dinner reservations following our massages (would have stayed longer otherwise), and she gave us traffic advice, wrote out directions for our taxi driver, and she let my wife charge her cell phone while we got our treatments! Now that's what I call service! HIGHLY recommend this gem!

Thank Todd S
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Hidden behind Bangkok"s famous Polo Club this is a refreshingly done spa. The owner has taken a lot of care in designing it and in training and selecting the staff.
And the prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of service.
I had the 1 hour foot massage at 350 Baht ( around US$10) and it was every bit as good as others I have had in much fancier spas at much higher prices.
This is a real find
It also offers an interesting food selection

Thank pemblin
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