It was rainy and cold in Stellenbosch, so I booked a spa treatment and arrived 1 hr early as I was under the impression that I can use the sauna and steam room before the treatment, as is the case at many upmarket spa establishments. However, I was informed that one has to book & pay to use the sauna and steam room as part of a hydrotherapy treatment. The Hydro also switches off the sauna and steam room. And this is an establishment were people book spa retreats for a week or even longer. I assumed that guests then would expect to make use of the sauna and steam room whenever they feel like it.
I think the changing rooms were painted recently as the bathrobe that was in locker 22 smelled so much of paint!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hydro at Stellenbosch is South Africa's leading and preferred wellness destination. We provide an experience like no other and serve our guests with passion, pride and professionalism. We deliver personnal care to ensure that each guest fully benefits in body, mind and soul. The Hydro is a place where it is truly about you. We offer 43 years of experience in the wellness industry and focus on detoxification and relaxation delivered in packages specifically designed to achieve preventative and sustainable health. We are a natural destination encouraging the vital forces within us to heal the body, the mind and the soul. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Hydro At Stellenbosch Hotel Stellenbosch
- The Hydro Hotel Stellenbosch