Fifteen minutes later my therapist led me to a treatment room for a relaxing massage. When I arrived I also requested a couple of impromptu treatments, crossing my fingers that someone could squeeze me in. They graciously accommodated my request making me feel dust free and “civilized” in time for dinner.
The Spa at the Cape Grace was a quiet, spacious and welcoming oasis on the top floor of the hotel. Staff were cordial and friendly, the services professional, the ambiance soothing and the location couldn’t be better, especially for hotel guests.
Handicapped Access The spa welcomed disabled guests. There was a paraplegic bathroom in the hot spa area.
Location On the top floor of the Cape Grace Hotel on the waterfront in Cape Town
Number Of Staff Fifteen frontline, therapists, stylist, and house keeping staff looked after the spa and its guests. When scheduling became over busy, the spa also called on freelance therapists.
Owned And Managed Cape Grace Hotel
Size There were five treatment rooms in 230 square meters (2,300 square feet) of space
Special Training Therapists had at least two years of training and were internationally and nationally qualified. International certificates were from the Comite International D’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie (CIDESCO) ITEC and Confederation of International Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (CIBTAC). They received intense training on site to uphold five star standards. Some staff had international experience.
Treatment Rooms The spa housed hair salon (9 square meters), dry treatment room 1 (9 square meters), wet treatment room 2 (8 square meters), dry treatment room 3 (8 square meters), wet treatment room 4 (14 square meters), post treatment room (15 square meters), and hot spa area (48 square meters).
Year Opened-Renovated Established in 2003
Other visual effects included running and still water features, hanging artwork, standing sculptures, rich mahogany timber floors, fresh flowers, specially designed hand-woven rugs, and custom designed furniture.
Facilities The Spa had a sauna, steam room, body shower, rain shower, and individual spa bath.
Other African accents included rooibos tea, shea butter, snowbush, beads and the use of African techniques.
Date Of Review October 2005
Number Of Treatments Three
Reviewers Article and photos by Elena del Valle
Treatments Experienced Manicure, wax and African Cape massage
Would You Return? Yes