spa escape; alvear palace

Today, I want to introduce a a new topic related to my love for being pampered, addiction to travel and tranquil interiors – spa escape!

Booking a spa session is one of my must-do especially when I travel. I prefer to book a treatment as soon I get to the destination. Helps with the jet-lag, the sore-back from airplane seats , not to mention that post-spa glow for the rest of the vacation. Even when traveling on a tight budget, I highly recommend booking a session at a well rated local spa.

In buenos aires, I recommend checking out the spa at hotel alvear palace. Plan to spend at least half day there and dont miss the famous high-tea after.






A couple of things that are most important to me when selecting a spa.

Interiors: I feel most comfortable in spas that are designed to promote a sense of tranquility, comfort and relaxation.

Facility: Must be clean, hygienic and equipped with showers and lots of robes and towels. A wet-area {jacuzzi, pool etc} is also a must for me.

Hospitality: I appreciate a spa where staff add to the experience. Its the little details that matter! While most luxury spas offer you the basics and refreshments, I truly feel relaxed in a spa with where staff ensure you are well taken care of. organic products, decaf teas and perhaps champagne… 😉

Goes without saying – well qualified treatment specialists.

What adds to your spa experience? Do you have a must- have list? Know a good spa that should be featured here? email me! manvi{at}mochatini{dot}org

images: alvear palace + frank grimm


  1. I just discovered your blog & I’m going crazy checking out the different sections. This place looks especially Gorgeous! and that orange piece of whimsy over the bed is to die for! 🙂

  2. Oh sounds divine! Yes, there are definite musts for a good spa, as you pointed out, Manvi. And what a bonus when you find a fabulous spa nearby! I recommend looking nearby where you live, I have found some fantastic spas in my own neighorhoods!

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