As I have mentioned before, I live on Sohna road. This means that I am always trying to look for services which are available in this locality so that I don’t have to battle with Gurgaon traffic that much (though Sohna road is about as bad as it gets anywhere in Gurgaon). I like getting a massage from time to time to cope with the stressful work schedule I keep, and so a Spa right on Sohna road is a blessing.
It would be a blessing if the spa was good. As it happens, there are two Spas (at least) on Sohna road, and after having visited both, I only have a mixed review for both. Here it is.
Mystic Spa – this is a Spa in Ninex mall, and I think it is no longer called Mystic Spa – originally it was a franchise and the franchisee decided to reopen under their own brand name (I think it is called O2 Spa now, but I am not sure). For those who don’t know, Ninex Mall is the small shopping arcade near Fortune Select hotel. It has a couple of Salons, a couple of Cafes (including Costa Coffee), and some other miscellaneous stores (including a kids clothing store).
Anyway, back to the Spa. Now, this place is a Spa and a Salon – I have had a haircut here once, and it wasn’t bad at all. I have used the Spa services here multiple times (it is just too convenient since this place is walking distance of my house) despite the problems I have with this place.
So, what is the good part? The good part is that every once in a while, you get a masseuse who is really good. Twice, I have been assigned to someone named Nancy, and she is wonderful with her hands. Ask her to do some extra stretching routines, and you will come out feeling very refreshed and relaxed.
The bad part? The rooms are very small, the tables are not proper massage tables, the floor is always super oily, and the towels don’t feel so fresh. Their shower sometimes will have hot water, sometimes not. I have had times when there was no body wash and shampoo in the shower. There is not enough lighting in the shower. All of this would still be okay (because the massage is good mostly), if not for price – they charge as high as some of the better Spas in Gurgaon (even higher than some better ones). For a one hour massage, after some discount they apply, the price is Rs. 2000.
So, I only go here very sparingly. I would go more often if they were about half the price they are currently.
Asian Saga Spa – Now, this is the second spa I have visited on Sohna road. They have a website (http://asiansaga.co.in) as well. This spa is located in Omaxe Celebration Mall on Sohna road (this is the mall near the round about on Sohna road).
Facilities wise, this spa is a little better than the earlier one. The rooms are much bigger, and the shower stalls look very modern. They have separate cabinets to place your clothes (adding a touch of class). However, that is where it ends. I have been there only once and my first impression was not the best.
The massage was average (it was good in parts, but she just couldn’t manage to do my shoulders properly). She forgot that I had a 90 minute session, so was finished in 60 minutes. Then when she extended, she finished 10 minutes earlier. The shower stall had one of those hand showers, but the socket where you can hook it was broken. I waited for many minutes, but there was no hot water coming out. And when I stepped out of the shower I realized that the shower stall leaked (and leaked a lot) – there was water all over the entire floor.
Oh well. The one good thing is that they are priced right. For a 60 minute massage, the total is less than Rs. 1700. And when I went, they had a SnapDeal coupon available which saved me Rs. 500-600 (I don’t remember). I had a 90 minute session which cost me Rs. 1700 (including the cost of the Coupon).
Would I try this place again? Maybe. Not sure.
But, in any case, both these places are close by, so they are always options for me. Have you been to either of these? What are your experiences? Are there other spas on Sohna Road?