The spa is located at the back of the property, so you have the option to walk the 10 minutes through the hotel to get there, or, as we did, get the reception to arrange a buggy for you which takes only 3 minutes. We recommend to take lift because it is actually much quicker!
Upon arrival, you are greeted by a customary safety and temperature check and then some tasty Ginger Tea to calm and relax you. While sipping tea, you will fill out your recommendation form, advising the team where your sore spots are and which areas to avoid. We are then individually ushered to our respective locker rooms to change. Both men and women change rooms have a mini jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The facilities are very dated, with locks that are a little bit un-intuitive to use and could be ready for an upgrade.
Once in your therapy room, you get to choose your own essential oils and flavours for your massage.
We were booked into the couples room, which also comes with a relaxing area and a jacuzzi, which unfortunately with COVID-19, are not services available at the moment. Usually, for massages, the ritual starts with a foot wash or scrub, which we wonder if usually is part of the ritual of the massage we booked, or simply had to be removed due to COVID-19. We had an hour massage, a very pleasing one which respected our exact wishes on focusing more on our backs. The level of service of the massage was almost perfect, as we wished we could’ve had a few minutes post-massage to relax and get out in privacy of our room, but the one staff stayed behind awaiting for our departure to already start cleaning up.
Although, we caught up on our relaxing time by going to the exclusive adults-only pools for those who have booked a spa experience. Much less crowded and no kids around, it is quite nice to stay to relax or tan post-massage. Make sure you block off some time to stay there as it is really quiet and peaceful compared to the other main pool. Our favourite spot of the hotel must be at one of their pools with the waterfall. Note that there is also a mud spa but this is currently not available during post COVID-19 operations.
The Spa experience is for sure a highlight considering the calm and relaxing time you can spend post-massage at their pools secluded from the children at the central pool. Considering the COVID-19 situation (limitations in number of bookings and staff), we highly suggest you to book in advance your spa experience and pretty much as you book your stay to ensure there are available slots during your stay.
The Spa is available for bookings from 11AM to 8PM, the last treatment being at 7PM. It is SG $180 for 1 hour and SG $240 for 1 and half hour.
Sofitel So Spa Safety Measures
- Prior reservation is required to ensure a lesser crowd during peak hours.
- Single-use oils and products to prevent cross-contamination.
- All equipment, private areas and treatment rooms are sanitized after each customer.
- All treatment rooms are left vacated for at least 30 mins before the next customer.
- Face masks should be kept on in public areas and in presence of customers.
- All linen and clothing are changed after each customer usage.
So SPA – 30 Allanbrooke Road Sentosa, Singapore 099983
Disclaimer: This review is not a paid collaboration. All opinions are our own. Thank you.