I am a girl that loves the spa, so I make a point of spending a few hours getting pampered once every couple months to recharge. I love the Four Seasons Toronto – I was there last year for the Toronto Life Most Stylish Party, and I have been to one of their fabulous charcuterie nights at d|bar on a Monday which was so much fun, and I’ve had dinner in their restaurant Café Boulud as well.
How could I have not visited their spa before? I had seen photos of what it had to offer, and I decided it was time to check it out for myself.
First of all, I loved their easy booking system. You can look at the spa menu online and see what time you can book your appointment for. I loved this – booking online really saves you the hassle of calling in and throwing around dates and times that may or may not work.
Parking is so easy at the Four Seasons Toronto because they have valet parking, plus it’s discounted if you are spending time at the spa. I planned on doing some shopping after and everything worked out great because I could park up to 4 hours for only $15. That’s a great rate for parking in Yorkville.
The staff at the Four Seasons Toronto are so friendly – from the moment they open your car door, everyone is so ready to help! The driver who took my car insisted on throwing out my empty Starbucks (I told him I could do it myself but he insisted!), then I was walked inside, and inside I was met by someone directing me to the proper elevator.
The spa itself is gorgeous! I had a tour of all the facilities including an indoor pool, private outdoor deck just for spa guests, a hot tub, steam rooms, showers, lounging areas – the place was a maze.
They had biscotti snacks and fruit-flavoured water in some of the lounge areas, all of the latest magazines to puruse, and so many different areas to relax in that I almost couldn’t decide.
I had a one hour deep tissue massage, and before my service I went to the massage waiting area which was a very zen experience. Candles were lit, the room was dark with soothing music, and the lounge beds were very comfortable.
For my massage itself I was able to sample the scents they would be using throughout the service, and I had a few choices to make. I could also choose music from a menu thay had which was a nice touch.
My massage was absolultely amazing. I was a happy girl – all of those shopping bags I’m usually carrying, plus a toddler that I lug around on a daily basis haven’t been doing good things for my back, so it was nice to relax and get pampered.
I wound down again in some of the different lounge areas before I left the spa in a significantly better mood.
If you are interested in getting pampered yourself, I highly recommend the spa at the Four Seasons Toronto! I am hoping to stay there a night this summer to see what it’s like to be a guest in the hotel since I have tried most of their other amenities and have been impressed by them.
For more details on the spa, please visit their website here.