The best part? I got to take my friend Dani with me!
Now I’ve always loved the look of the Cape Royale hotel. The hotel was modelled after Place Vendôme which is a beautiful square in Paris which was built back in the late 17th / early 18th century, but is still in perfect shape today. The building immediately takes me back to an amazing holiday I had in France back in 2008 and also makes me think of all things romantic, opulent & indulgent. I’m a huge sucker for all things Parisian. I even cried during Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Gawd that movie is beautiful… Anyhoo, I digress.
To get to the spa, you go one floor up from the hotel’s reception area. I loved the spa’s strong monochrome look, accented with luxurious wallpaper and small splashes of red:
The treatment rooms are elegant and incredibly cosy. You feel like you could easily just slip away into a deep sleep… dreaming of things like Dom Perignon, Crème Brûlée & Louis Vuitton bags… ah un pur bonheur.
Oooh and I was also madly in love with this mirror. Could totally picture it in my bathroom back at home. Too bad it was too big to fit into under my coat without looking suspicious. Bummer.
We were being spoilt with a 1 hr full body Chakra hot candle massage. Doesn’t that sound just amazing? But before our treatment, we first got to chill in the relaxation room where Botticelli’s beautiful Venus was looking after us:
This was followed by 60min of heaven on earth. About half way into the massage I was purrrrrring like a little kitten. Some might call that snoring… I say… whatever. After our massage we headed back to the relaxation room and this time we opted for the champers without any hesitation.
I have to say a huge thanks to the ladies at Equinox Spa for looking after us so well. I really can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon. I was so relaxed, I could have been hit in the face with a rugby ball or something and I wouldn’t even have flinched.
But listen up now ladies (and gents), here’s a bit of an inside scoop: The massage we had is not on their official spa menu. You have to be in the know to get it. But now you are! The cost is R480 (that’s per person).
Then they are also currently running two really great specials at the moment:
- 2 for 1 massage for only R400
** 2 x 60min swedish massage
** Valid Mon – Thu from 10am to 4pm.
- 4 week chemical peel treatment for R2500 or 6 weeks for R3000
** 1 session per week, with SPF & 1 maintenance facial
** Nimue mild medical strenght
** 3 options: Glycolic, T.C.A or Chemibrasian
** Best to do these in winter as it makes your skin quite sun sensitive
To make a booking, call them on 021 430 0511 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come on, treat yourself, you deserve it…