Advance to May Fair Spa

The May Fair Spa

The May Fair Spa located in the glamorous May Fair Hotel was the destination at 10am one Sunday morning for a spot of pampering. It made a refreshing and welcome change to the usual child induced chaos which normally surrounds Mo and I on any given Sunday.

The May Fair Spa

Upon arrival at the stylish modern spa your mind is instantly transported to a place of calm and tranquility. It’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of Central London. A Far East theme runs throughout the decor with dark tones, marble and waterfall walls creating a soothing ambience.

We were given a quick tour of the facilities which include an aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, experience showers, ice fountain and candlelit relaxation room with heated beds. There’s plenty to keep you relaxingly entertained.

The changing rooms were lovely  too. I mention it as in some spas I’ve visited they have been a bit of bug bear of mine. There was plenty of space, easy to use lockers, shower and body products, plus hair dryers and straighteners.

For this particular visit we’d book one of the many spa packages on offer – The Inner City Escape for £150 per person. It included two hours full use of the wet spa facilities, a 60 minute full body massage and a Mediterranean inspired brunch in the May Fair Kitchen.

We headed straight for the room named Ssshhh. The tranquil relaxation room featured heated loungers, fruit, herbal teas and flavoured waters. It was the perfect chill out to set us up for our first treatment.

The May Fair Spa

Before long a therapist came and led us to our own private steam chamber for a Moroccan mud ritual for two. We were guided through the experience but left alone to carry out the luxurious treatment in the Rasul chamber. It involved applying a mineral clay face mask, a toning mud to the body followed by a salt scrub for exfoliation.

The May Fair Spa

To soothe your senses further the ceiling of the inner steam chamber is lit by tiny fibre optic lights designed to simulate a nights sky. It was deeply relaxing sitting on my throne watching the cleansing steam jet out as the treatments worked their magic. After half an hour or so the ritual ends with a rain shower which sprays out from above your seat and washes away the remaining mud. I loved the organic oil we were left to apply too at the end. The whole experience left my skin feeling super smooth and nourished.

The May Fair Spa

We were then led into our own massage rooms and indulged in a blissful 60 minute full body massage. My masseuse was amazing, she completely released all my neck and shoulder tensions and I walked out feeling like a different woman.

And our day didn’t end there. We still had lunch at The May Fair Kitchen, which we were well and truly ready for by then. Relaxing really takes it out of you, hey!

The May Fair Kitchen

The modern, urban looking dining area is warm and friendly. The natural log tables and copper pipe chandeliers are stunning (I want them in my house).

The May Fair Kitchen

The Mediterranean food on offer is in the form of Spanish and Italian small plates. You’re advised to choose three dishes each from the menu. The portions are quite generous, so we found it was plenty.

The May Fair Kitchen

Although not advised after a massage, I went straight in for a cocktail. I spied a floral number which was too hard to resist – The Campi di Viola. It was made from lavender, elderflower, lemon topped with prosecco. The lavender syrup is apparently made fresh daily, certainly adding to its delicious factor.

The tapas dishes were all delightful and the freshness of the ingredients evident in the taste. We devoured the aubergine and goats cheese salad with aged balsamic, mascarpone and speck pizza, margherita pizza with torn basil, spiced chicken sliders with garlic and avocado mayo and wild mushroom risotto with truffle oil and parmesan shaves.

We swiftly moved onto dessert as time was ticking for us to return to our little cherubs. Our favourite was the sugar-coated doughnuts with warm Marnier chocolate elixir. Basically alcoholic hot chocolate – Divine! You can of course order a non-alcoholic version too. The chocolate fondant with amaretti and vanilla bean ice cream was disappointing as there was no gooey centre and it was quite dry in texture.
The spa offer we took advantage of was superb. Finishing off with a delicious beautifully presented lunch was the perfect finish to a perfect day. We both felt raring to go and able to face the sky-high pile of laundry and mess that would be facing us at home.
Have you recently had a great spa experience? I’d love to hear about it. Let me know in the comments box below.
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The May Fair Spa | The May Fair Hotel | Stratton Street | Mayfair |London | W1J 8LT 
Disclaimer: The Moroccan Mud Ritual for two was complimentary and is priced at £99. All views, opinions and photos are my own and remain a trademark of the Curious Pixie.

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16 Comments

  1. 29th January 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I feel all relaxed even just looking at the photos and reading your post – so this must have been wonderful! The mud experience sounds divine 🙂
    Jennifer x
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    • Sima Sthanakiya
      29th January 2017 / 8:32 pm

      If you ever get a chance to go you must Jennifer. Such a lovely, relaxing way to spend a Sunday and recharge the batteries x

  2. 30th January 2017 / 10:25 am

    Oh my gosh, what an amazing day – the massage sounds heavenly, and the food looks so yummy!

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      30th January 2017 / 1:19 pm

      It was all so lovely! I’ll have to do it again some time soon x

  3. 1st February 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I’ve never been to a spa in my life, but that one looks utterly amazing! It’s like somewhere I would visit in a dream!

  4. 1st February 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Wow this sounds so lovely and relaxing. I would love to visit this spa and have a treatment like that. You were very lucky. Great photos btw x

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      1st February 2017 / 10:24 pm

      Thank you Cecilia. Very lucky indeed.

  5. 1st February 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I don’t blame you for grabbing a cocktail after your massage! The drink looks delicious!

  6. 1st February 2017 / 10:02 pm

    The spa sounds awesome. Last year I went to the Bath Thermae Spa, which was amazing x

  7. 2nd February 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Now this is how to do a Sunday!! And what a great offer especially for a 5* star london hotel – I’m totally doing this on my next weekend in London! xx

  8. 2nd February 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Is anyone feeling extra generous and would like to get me this mud experience plus food and cocktails? Pretty please it would make my day! Beautiful photos x

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      2nd February 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you so much Ana xx

  9. 2nd February 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Oh it sounds like a lovely place. I’ve never actually been to a spa! (Also I love the title of this post, it made me laugh!)

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      2nd February 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Glad it made it you giggle Sarah. I used to be a avid player in my youth.

  10. 3rd February 2017 / 7:47 pm

    This looks just heavenly. What a perfect treat, and the lunch looks absolutely delicious too. Kaz x

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