March 10, 2010

Pampered

When I posted photos of the lovely suite that we stayed in at the Sofitel Manila over the Valentine weekend, I mentioned that the rooms were just the start of a fantasy. The pampering continued with an evening appointment at the hotel's luxurious Le Spa. This photo of the spa's lobby was taken from the reception desk, looking out towards the corridor.

lobby of Sofitel Manila's Le Spa

We were a few minutes early for our appointment, so my husband and I were led to the wonderfully scented and relaxing waiting room…

waiting room of Sofitel Manila's Le Spa

where we were served sweet fruit tea in a black iron pot, with warm moist towels to wipe our hands.

tea served at the waiting room of Sofitel Manila's Le Spa

When our spa room was ready, we were led up a stairway. You may have noticed by now that I have a fascination with lighting fixtures, and I just loved the pattern created by the bamboo shades on the landing.

bamboo lighting fixtures at the stairwell of Sofitel Manila's Le Spa

The stairs led to a smaller lobby on the second floor, where all the spa rooms are located. You can see the open doorway of one on the right.

second floor lobby of Sofitel Manila's Le Spa

The dimly lit couple's room has a large bath strewn with rose petals overlooking the hotel's gardens and lagoon-shaped pool.

couple's massage room of Sofitel Manila's Le Spa

The pressure used by my masseuse was just right for me, but my husband says that he would have preferred a heavier and more vigorous treatment.

26 comments:

Steffe said...

This looks like a great place. And your husband sounds like a tough guy!

Jacob said...

Oh, my goodness! Do people actually live this way? That's what I call luxury! So glad you had the opportunity to experience it!

Your photographs are just superb! Clean, clear and sharp!

Leif Hagen said...

What a wonderful, relaxing, romantic get-away for you two! Thanks for sharing the experience thru your great photos!

ρομπερτ said...

Looks indeed like a fairy-tale place to be.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

Don and Krise said...

Why would you ever want to leave? We should all get a chance to be pampered like this at least once in our life. Nice tour Hilda.

Olivier said...

superbe lumiere, c'est d'une douceur, il est tres beau ce restaurant

Lianne said...

oh wow... i think i want to have a massage!

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Louis la Vache said...

It looks to be pure luxury. «Louis» is happy that you and your husband were able to experience this.

«Louis» appreciates your fascination with light fixtures - he likes them, too, and enjoys your photos of them.

Kat said...

I love Sofitel :) Though I'v been inside Le Spa, I've never tried the services they offer there.

You take lovely photos :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so beautiful !! Very nice and fine !!

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brattcat said...

You are such a wonder to document this experience with your camera and share it with us. Your images and descriptions are the next best thing to being there. That is one romantic hubby you have!

arabesque said...

hi hilds,
the spa galore was haven to sum it all up! though frankly i;ve never really tried one before... i get ticklish. ^0^
the motif just looks so relaxing and uplifting, i can also see that it's constantly changing its accent pieces. ^0^

i gave you an award just a way of saying thanks! ^0^
just drop by my blog and get it anytime.

Pam said...

What a wonderful place to be pampered in, its gorgeous Hilda. You and your husband must have had a very relaxing time there.

Kaori said...

Wow, the interior is gorgeous! What kind of massage was it? I'm quite jealous ;D

James said...

That does look like a wonderful place. I'm not into that kind of pampering but my wife loves it.
I hope she doesn't see your post and get some expensive ideas. :)

Halcyon said...

Wow! This looks beautiful. I a getting more relaxed just looking at it.

VP said...

Everything is a dream here and your pictures are excellent, but my favorite is the image of the bamboo lamps!

Christina Klas said...

wow! What a fantastic dream! You are one lucky gal!

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Cezar and Léia said...

What a nice way to celebrate Valentine's!
God bless you!
Cezar

Ebie said...

I would like to one day pamper myself in a relaxing place like this.

Both of you truly deserve this special treat!

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Awesome photos. They really capture the mood of the place.

Avignon said...

But what do you live in luxury at the other end of the world !

And thank you for your compliments.

Dina said...

Only first-class treatment for first-class bloggers!

White Oleander said...

What a posh place.

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