We have both had hammams before in Morocco and were so looking forward to this experience on our last day in southern Spain. Whilst some aspects were good, there were enough let downs to make this a disappointing experience overall.
- Beautiful interior decorating, copying some of the styling from the Alhambra
- great sauna and the three pools (cold, warm and hot) seemed to get the temperature just right
- with only 8 people max per session it never felt crowded. We had a full complement of 8 and at times we felt almost alone. This is a great touch
- staff who gave the impression they didn't want to be there.
- we booked the traditional kessa massage, expecting something akin to what we had in morocco (which is what was promised when we asked). Firstly we were massaged as soon as we arrived, not towards the end of our hammam session when our skin should have been more ready for the massage. Secondly, there was barely a scrub involved, it felt more like a warm soapy wash down. Certainly no layers of skin and dirt coming off!
- no fault of the staff, but one of the pools had some unknown floating object in the pool (perhaps a bandage come loose?). Whatever it was, it detracted from the experience!
- no fresh towels offered at the end for showers and changing - our towels were all damp from the humidity in the hammam, so fresh towels would have been welcome.
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