Test driving the AWAY SPA by W Amsterdam Hotel. An Urban Sanctuary

Such a pleasure to indulge in some serious spa time, especially when invited to one of the best my hometown city has to offer. An escape within an escape if you will where -W- stands for winding down while AWAY takes you far away to hidden places and as far as your mind will stretch. The spa isn’t called an Urban Sanctuary for nothing. As the place is a former bank, the atmosphere has something hidden and very private. Just as if your trespassing al little, which makes it all the more interesting to snoop around.

But first we DETOX…

There are many facial treatments and massages to indulge in, but after a crazy busy week, including hopping on and off a plane, a relaxing detox felt like a perfect match to round up the week.

Starting with a thorough cleansing with Germology skincare (which smells divine, by the way) the scrub followed that left my skin feeling silky soft. Due to the pearl finish, a little radiance was added in in just a few strokes. After cleansing of the scrub a facial mousse was applied.

The part I loved the most?

The custom made facial massage with raw chocolate and cocoa bits (nearly eatable) in combination with hot stones. Good heavens, how good that was. Stimulating the blood circulation and boosting the hyaluronic level at the same time. Can I lie here forever please?

The facial was rounded off with a relaxing cream mask followed by a serum and facial crème by Perricone with lots of Hyaluronic Acid (jippie) Nice to know that the lovely beautician really looks at the state of your skin before applying products as they work with several brands. The relaxing and detoxifying treatment which focuses on that much neglected, toxin- and tension skin. Whether you suffer from acne or break outs, or just want to look fabulous this is a ‘facial’ to detox pronto. When you have treatment don’t miss out on the signature ginger root and lemon herb tea in the relaxing area.
The Detox treatment is (45 MIN | €75)

SPA time…

So, if you followed my Instagram stories you would have noticed the swimming pool surrounded by lounge beds and the lightening is tuned to relaxation mode. After swimming have a cappuccino by the pool (as I did) of opt for one the two sauna’s then grab your moment in the cold and hot bath. Relaxed and ready to kickstart the week? I sure am. Thank you Away spa for the warm welcome.


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