Looking for an out-of-the-box present this season? A gift voucher from one of the city’s most luxurious spas could be just the ticket so, with this in mind, we went on a hunt for some of Doha’s most unique treatments.
Along the way we explored eforea Spa in the Hilton Doha which – thanks to lovely aromas, dim lighting and gentle, tinkling sounds – is the kind of place that causes the muscles to relax from the moment you step inside.
Here, men and women can book treatments of three types – organic, natural and results-driven – and enjoy them in one of eight treatment rooms (which includes an exclusive Thai massage room). The spa also boasts a ‘thermal lounge’ – a luxe space with a hydropool, sauna, aroma steam room, ice chute and tropical experience showers, and an outdoor spa garden (for cooler times such as these).
For something extra special, we recommend the ‘Revive Package’ – an off-the-menu promotion that was originally created for in-house guests and eforea spa members but is now offered out to all customers on request.
It begins with a salt-infused foot bath to soften the skin and relax the nerves.
While you kick back, the therapist asks you to choose your scented oil – orange, Oriental or amber – for the 45-minute full body massage you’re about to enjoy, and asks about any muscle or skin concerns you might have.
Following this, you’re led to the comfortable (and sizeable) bed for the Balinese-inspired massage. A 30-minute mini facial (which has again been tailored for your skin type) is then performed using Kerstin Florian products, aiming to replenish and nourish your skin.
Finally, while your face is masked, and the heady aromas and gentle spa music help you to drift off, your feet are covered in a soothing, heated mud masque and your tootsies are left to re-hydrate and soften for 15 minutes.
We have to admit, if you’re booking this for a friend or loved one this season, it’s a pretty great way to say you care.
QR750. 90 minutes. eforea spa, Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3441).
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