Let me tell you about my last spa experience to date, the day I found myself a princess in Versailles. I almost, I said ... That day was the day of my birthday. And to the tune that I am, my dear and better half gave me a big surprise. A palace for me? A day and a night with friends, away from our little darlings? I shed my tears of happiness. Si
Because in addition there is a spa in the hotel Trianon at Versailles. Not any, ladies, because it is a Guerlain Spa. And do you think that SpassionGirl worthy of the name would hide his pleasure? "No, no, no", to quote the song.
I swear ... away from me was the idea of scrutinizing every angle Choupi's birthday gift. Determined to enjoy it and find the exceptional moment I whipped out all my good vibes. But here goes. This started badly. For my appointment first, which was not checked at the right time.
The missed appointment
Choupi assures me that he duly noted, and I think more than the receptionist. Which shortened without hesitation and without an ounce of remorse and early afternoon my care, my birthday present, an hour and a half an hour. And without a hint of goodwill gesture to catch up, for that matter. Grrr.
Yes but now, imagine that the same fate as Chris reached last year that she was deprived of all care short, I was somewhat taken aback ...
Huge, 2800m2, a maze of booths, in shades ... beige, gray, cream? I have not even selected. Bad sign.
So what about these comfortable cabins, where the drawer reserved for clients, one finds everything, even tampons? But where there is a lack of heat, cocoon atmosphere, at least in the cabin It's clean, impeccable, the beautician is charming, formed the whims of some of the clientele of luxury establishments. She did not even reluctant to guide me to the bathroom before my care, that the delay probably a few minutes on his schedule. But then?
While a luxury Spa here Guerlain, to permit me to propose a form of refinement, inventiveness and especially exclusive. I find the atmosphere ice, while I watch the commercials embedded in strips of gray metal ceiling, sadness ... The light in a spa, this is so important!
The decor? It is trite, terribly banal. Neither candles, odors or water rustling. No more flowers. They remained on the website photos. And a retail brand: unlike some luxury spas, a simple towel as a cover. In December, you feel the difference. Of course I did not really get cold, but so far I missed. And that sums up this spa in my opinion.
Given tariffs, Choupi opted for a simple massage, almost the first card price (135 € anyway!), Which was divinely executed but too quickly. However, I managed to close my eyes and relax. While other error, the practitioner fails head ... I asked about the products used. A simple sweet almond oil? When other Spas pride their products specially created for their institutions, competing inventiveness, and rare essential oils? From the house that created Shalimar, Mitsouko, Samsara ... No comment.
I pass over the fact that I was able to feel Choupi Habit Rouge yet duly exposed. Information taken from the hostess, there are no bottles for the perfume testers. It is therefore only for the gallery?
Pleasant, a temperature of more than about 30 degrees. It is large, 200 m2 under glass, a nice shape and the staff is very caring, providing fluffy towels wish. I take some very nice swim, despite some rowdy children. I even managed to get a sunbed! I am ready to forgive. A small steam to complete the review and I'm finally ready for a good refreshing bath.
But where is that steam? Ready 120m2, I should not miss? (j'ai tenu !), je n'y vois toujours rien. I spend twice outside the front door of understanding. ... It is in the dark ... If I can not find a bench, I sit on the central island, I hear conversations that guide me. A such darkness oppresses me, even after 10 min (I held), I still see nothing there. It must still be careful not to fall.
I come incredulous, I have missed something and bombards him with questions the girl in charge of towels. "If this is". And even that would be normal? Usual in steam? The SpassionGirl I'm missing strangle. Unless this is to avoid the risk of recognizing Carla and Nicolas? I'll take a scented bath in my room. This will calm down. Finally, I thought ...
The moral of the story
Not possible bath. No hot water in my junior suite for a few hundred euros. If possible ... And, until the middle of the night. Not any commercial act either from the Trianon. Ashamed and confused like the fable, but I swore a bit late, I will not take more. That's what happens to Cinderella who want to take for princesses. Fortunately they have left the pen ...
Little new for the spa: the pool and hammam are closed for renovation from February 15 to March 2, 2011 inclusive. Change in perspective so!
Trianon Palace Versailles 1 Boulevard de la Reine 78000 Versailles •
Tel: 01 30 84 51 40