Monday, December 9, 2013

Spa Review: The Majestic Spa by Spa Village + Truefitt & Hill @ The Majestic Hotel KL

The Spa Village has a reputation of being one of the best spas in the country and I couldn't agree more. We have previously experienced the Spa Village at Pangkor Laut Resort, Tanjong Jara Resort, Cameron Highlands Resort as well as The Ritz-Carlton KL, and now we can add another fantastic spa experience at The Majestic Spa at Majestic Hotel KL to the list. 

The Majestic Spa is located in a double-storey annexe between the newly-restored Majestic Hotel and the grand Mughal-inspired railway administration building. Step inside and you will immediately notice that the interior is greatly influenced by the distinctive style of renowned Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Willow Tearooms. High-backed chairs are some of Mackintosh's trademark furniture designs and they can be found in the sitting area as well as the treatment rooms. 

Pool for spa guests

Welcome to The Majestic Spa

The Majestic Spa offers seven treatment rooms, a relaxation area and its own swimming pool. The treatments on offer have a distinctive British flavour. For example, their signature treatments include Queen Victoria's Lavender (which uses English lavender) and English Afternoon Tea.

In the art nouveau style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's famous Willow Tearooms

Upon arrival, we were asked if we would like a welcome cocktail, mocktail or tea. We were then taken upstairs for a pre-treatment ritual and in keeping with the British theme, the ritual is named "A Gift from The Garden" and guests are pampered with two classics from the English garden, lavender and rosemary. It starts off with a soothing lavender foot bath to relieve pains and fatigue, as well as a 5-herb foot scrub containing lavender, thyme, mint and rosemary. A rosemary hair tonic is used for the stimulating and revitalising scalp massage.

Camomile tea

A Gift from the Garden

We were then ushered to the couple treatment suite for the Malaya Golden Chersonese experience (RM1,500++ per couple). This 2 1/2 hours couples treatment celebrates the epic journey of explorer and writer Isabella Lucy Bird in British Malaya. Her time spent in British Malaya is famously chronicled in "The Golden Chersonese" - the ancient name for the Malay Peninsula.

For her, it begins with a banana honey hair masque, followed by a papaya coconut scrub, lime blossom bath and the Bunga Rampai massage using frangipani and pandan essential oils. I absolutely adored the whole treatment and I came out feeling radiant and rejuvenated.

Hubby's treatment also begins with the banana honey hair masque (we joked that it smelt so nice and good enough to eat, probably!), followed by a Malaya herbs scrub (which includes tongkat ali), herbal steam and the East Indian spice massage with essentials oils of ginger, patchouli and ylang ylang. He thoroughly enjoyed the scrub, combined with the expertly executed massage the treatments left him feeling like a new man.

Treatment room

Papaya coconut scrub

Essential oils for the massage

Soak your worries away

After our treatment, we were ushered back to the waiting area for a cup of camomile tea and a cookie. It was definitely a relaxing, and indulgent spa experience for us.

Spa Boutique

Opening times: 10am to 10pm daily.

Price: RM1500++ per couple for the Malaya Golden Chersonese

Location: The Majestic Spa by Spa Village, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2785 8070



And after our spa treatment, Hubby continues to be pampered, with The Ultimate Shaving Experience (RM110 for 45 minutes) at Truefitt & Hill. Truefitt & Hill is located at the lower level of The Smoke House and is recognised by The Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest barbershop in the world. The experience begins with an application of pre-shave oil and a hot towel wrap, followed by a rich shaving cream and a close and comfortable shave. Guests will also get a deep relaxing face massage.

Opening times: 11am to 8pm (Tues to Sun). Closed on Monday.

Location: Truefitt & Hill, Lower Ground, The Smoke House, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GPS Coordinates: 3.139059, 101.692617

*We enjoyed the above treatments as part of our staycation at Majestic Hotel KL. All photos with watermarks are courtesy of The Majestic Hotel KL.

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  1. Yen, this is a beautiful hotel. So lucky to have such a great experience in the spa.

    1. Yeah, love this hotel. So classy and elegant, and the spa was such a great pampering experience.

  2. wow, i love your first poolside photo, it's stunning! postcard perfect :D

    1. Hehe Sean, unfortunately that wasn't a photo taken by me! :P

  3. What a divine looking spa! I love side by side treatments too :D

    1. Spas always makes a staycation 100x better! :D

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