Vareena Spa

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Neighbourhood: Sukhumvit
With a mix of shopping malls, hip bars and food stalls lining both sides of Thailand’s longest road, you’ll rarely encounter a dull moment along Sukhumvit. While the main road itself doesn't offer a lot in terms of entertainment, it's the adjoining 'sois' (alleys) where the magic happens. Popular spots are soi 11 for a lively night out, soi 4 for naughty nightlife and soi 21 for world-class shopping at Terminal 21. It's hard to cover everything this area has to offer in on day, so be sure to take your time. Sukhumvit is heavily congested with traffic during day and night, so getting from A to B is most convenient using the BTS Skytrain right above it.
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  • Asok • 2 min walk

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Michaela Y
Bangkok, Thailand214 contributions
Vareena spa: mixed feelings
Dec 2017 • Solo
To clear up any confusion, on the 8th floor of the Westin Sukhumvit there is a hairdressers called papina and a spa called Vareena. I booked a skin bliss facial through Riwigo app and received 30% discount, would recommend downloading.

Service is strange. Was telephoned ahead and told that I must pay cash. Alright, but certainly wouldn't expect this from a 5* spa hotel. Upon arrival I was billed immediately. Given tea but not time to drink it. Asked if I wanted to use the toilet before my treatment. Nothing offensive, staff were polite but all a bit odd.

Ordinarily you might expect to be shown to a changing room before a massage or facial but this is a bit more basic. Treatment room nice enough but quite tired. Robe offered was bleach splattered. Lots of small things to be improved upon. There were lovely tea lights all over - none of them lit! Beautiful music playing but whistles and car horns of the sukhumvit junction could be heard over it. Why no sound proofing?? No scent. Tatty carpets. Needs a remodel desperately.

But the facial itself was wonderful. Lovely service and treatment, happy overall. But by this point it was a pleasant surprise. The spa itself lets down the therapists here.

All in all, good treatment if not to glam. The problem is Bangkok has so many beautiful spas that give a wonderful overall experience, especially in this price bracket. A few tweaks will go a long way.
Written 29 December 2017
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tricialeighf
Nonthaburi, Thailand31 contributions
Great experience!
Feb 2017 • Couples
FYI, this place is now called Panipa. It's on the 8th floor of The Westin.
Fantastic service. We had head massages, manicures and hair cuts. Ladies spoke great English, and Nam at the front desk was especially helpful.
Written 6 February 2017
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Panitnad L
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
Great pampering session
Jul 2016 • Solo
When I want to nurture myself with limited time that I have , I would always thinking of Panipa Salon. Several staff can provide services to you at the same time from hair, manicure, to pedicure. The staff are friendly and polite. Even though I don't go there often enough, they do pay attention to remember my name. Quality of work is nice, there are some celebrities that also getting their beauty touch here as well.
The salon on Ekkamai 19 is usually packed on Saturday, so making reservation is recommended!
Written 19 August 2016
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Theresa V
2 contributions
Loving the hairs service!
Aug 2016 • Solo
Always enjoy getting my hairs & nails done at Panipa Ekkamai, if you are tight of time, this is definitely the place for you.
Written 19 August 2016
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Praredaa L
14 contributions
Hair services
Aug 2016 • Friends
Provides awesome of both hair and massage. At the Westin Grand Hotel. Also nails. Treatments. Impressive and reasonable.
Written 12 August 2016
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Manita K
Bangkok, Thailand22 contributions
Disgusting customer service
May 2016 • Business
I am a regular customer of Panipa for the past 10 years or so, usually go to the Ekamai Soi 19 branch. It has been several times that I've called to booked for a specific staff to blowdry my hair, it turns out the lady who takes appointment has not seen the schedule properly (this has happened to me a number of times). The worse part of this place is the staff and their attitude. I always make a point to make an appointment before going to the salon to avoid getting delayed service - but so happens that I've had to wait upto 30 mins sometimes to get someone to blowdry my hair, so I just walk out of the salon without getting a blowdry. Most recently, I visited the salon on Tuesday 24th May around noon time and waited 20 minutes for someone to finally blowdry my hair - I requested her not to put the hair dryer directly on my hair because it makes my hair frizzy and dry, and her response to me was so rude (translated from thai) "oh i can't blowdry your hair without placing the hair dryer directly on your hair, find someone else to do it" and she just walked away. To this point, I would never ever return to the salon until the owner does something about the attitude of the staff. It is absolutely absurd!!!!
Written 27 May 2016
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Chawingawong
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Great place that I trust with my blonde hair!
Mar 2016 • Solo
I struggled to find a good place in Bangkok that had experience with western blonde hair/highlights- and after a few disasters I was recommended to go here. I love the colour they do for me, and prefer it to what I used to get back in the UK! They do exactly as I ask and although they are often super busy they always manage to fit me in and do a good job.
Written 26 May 2016
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pirkko2015
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Don't go to Panipa's!
Feb 2015 • Solo
I have been going to Panipa's (Soi Ekkamai 19 shop) about 10 years. I have taken there many customers and recommended it to many people. I will not more do that. Gradually the service and quality of work has gone down. The older hair stylists are unkind and simply hostile, not professional. They carry depressed mental spirit. Honestly, I don't say this lightly. This monday I went there last time. The hairdresser "Kun Wandee" was an absolute jerk! The owner "Kun Panipa" is also uncaring and not customer oriented. The only nice people there are the new, young ladies who do the worst work there. Ten years ago the place was filled with women from all over the world. Now only Thais go there! I strongly encourage you to find another hair salon!
Written 6 February 2015
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Joyce G
Singapore22 contributions
Awesome massage
Sep 2014 • Solo
I booked a 90 mins aromatherapy massage, and requested "gentle", and for the first time she understood what a gentle massage was! I wasn't clenching my teeth at all! I'm always surprised how these tiny girls can have such strong hands, but this was awesome.
The Spa was beautiful, rooms well appointed. I would definitely recommend.
Written 21 September 2014
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Daizy M
Bangkok, Thailand5 contributions
Review of Panipa beauty salon in Westin ONLY
I would give the rating one star but I don't want to damage Westin's reputation purely based on this salon.
DO NOT GO THERE FOR A BRAZILIAN WAX. Absolutely terrible. It seems more affordable (700 bahts) but I'll definitely pay 1500 to get the proper treatment for my next wax.
One: they used wax strips.
Two: the lady at the end recommended I go elsewhere (to another panipa salon) next time and that brazilians are difficult.
Three: She spent a sold 15 minutes plucking at the end...
Painful & horrible - would not do again.
Written 28 July 2013
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