I have an approach-avoidance relationship with the the Yeouido area because it is a pain in the butt to drive, walk and find things.
But since spas are my calling and Conrad Seoul has one of the best spas in Seoul, I’m there.
They have me from the get-go with their Clarins 60 minute Clarins aromatic body treatment and English afternoon tea set. This promotion is only on weekdays from 1-5pm and you can choose to have treatment first or the tea. At 165,000 won with taxes in, this is a steal for a 5 star spa and hotel in Seoul!
1-5pm, 165,000 won with afternoon tea. Sign me up!
Conrad Seoul’s spa is bright, airy with 2,000 square feet of spa on the 9th floor of the hotel. The ceilings are some of the highest I’ve seen in Korea and everything is pristine, new and clean. My only quibble is you must go down a floor or two to use the ladies room (if you haven’t began your treatment).
They usually start off with your choice of a healthy tea: try the blueberry acai, hot or cold. I missed my tea because I was having the afternoon at Zest on the 31st floor.
It’s a business hotel so time is of the essence to them. That’s why they primarily focus on 60, 90 min treatments for massages and facials. Many customers I overheard mainly booked an hour before their car or airport limo bus took them to the airport. You have to go into their highest packages for a full pampering.
I am besotted with my treatment as my therapist really hit the (sore) spots. At first sight, I knew it was a very simple treatment (compared to others I’ve had) but the simplicity just worked for me on Thursday. Clarins oil went on; massage and it is magical. I’m reconsidering my earlier opinion on Clarins and want to book the next flight to Paris — it’s just the Frenchness of it?
There are the highs and lows: from a skilled, considerate, and knowledgeable therapist to the admittedly hard towels used as spa bedding. Hyatt still has the best laundering services as their stuff comes out soft to the touch. Onto to the tea!