I made a reservation for a massage at 11:00am but showed up at 8:30am. The first desk I approached was located outside the spa, in the spa shop where I was asked what my name was and then told, “That will be $140.” I have to say that the man and young girl at the desk weren’t very friendly and this gave me a negative first impression.
I then walked into the women’s spa where I was told to wait at the desk for someone to show me around. Being so early, I was the only person there and it was neat having the place all to myself but I noticed that service was lacking severely. I stood at the desk for 5 minutes before a woman came out and showed me the locker room and then said after I changed to wait in the adjacent Tea Room for someone to show me around. After I had waited about 10 minutes in the Tea Room without someone coming to give me a tour, I proceeded to show myself around. An hour later I noticed attendants showing women around. I suppose if you arrive very early in the morning, you shouldn’t expect any service.
The Spa is for women only. Men have their own spa which is completely separate from the women’s spa therefore, if you feel so inclined, you are welcome to walk around the spa completely naked! Most women, however, opt to wear a bathing suit under the robe that is provided for you. The spa also provides you with slippers to wear during your visit.
The spa is large, nicely laid out, and is decorated with elegance. The Roman Baths are in the very front of the facility and have three jetted pools. One is heated to body temperature, one is frigid, and one is incredibly hot. I personally never saw anyone make it fully into the frigid or scalding pools so they pretty much seem to be an interesting concept that is meant to be aesthetically pleasing and nothing more. There is also a column of water that shoots out from the ceiling, a couple of private shower stalls in the corner, and a few dreamy loungers that are heated but are usually always occupied.
The Tea Room is where you are told to wait 10 minutes prior to your treatment but frankly, you really don’t need to because attendants will walk through the entire place saying your name repeatedly. There is an attendant in the tea room who will make you any kind of custom tea you desire.
You may help yourself to coffee, fruit, and pretzels which are always available and located adjacent to the tea room. Don’t be afraid to open the cabinet doors below the snacks because there you will find a variety of juices and bottled water.
Next to the tea room is what I call the “get ready room” and it is just lovely. They have everything you need to get ready- hair dryers, curling irons, hair brushes, mousse, hairspray, toothpaste, tooth brushes, razors, q-tips, lotion, and deodorant. All you need to do is bring your makeup. When a lot of women are in there at the same time it becomes unbearably hot and uncomfortable.
Next to the “get ready room” are the private showers which I absolutely loved! They are large, private cubicles with a separate space away from the spray of water to hang your robe and dry off. The glass door locks so you don’t have to worry about someone walking in. The shower has 3 towels in it, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and shaving cream. And there are 4 shower heads!
Going further back past the showers is a nice little pool with water that is comfortably heated, not scalding like the hot roman bath in the front of the spa. Also located in the back of the spa are the arctic room, sauna, and herbal steam room.
I was very much looking forward to the arctic room since Caesar’s Palace advertises it as being one of the only ones in the world, but was rather disappointed. There is a foul scent that comes from the fake snow and permeates the room. I found myself covering my nose with my sleeve. And the floor had patches of ice which caused me to slip a few times.
The sauna room had a typical design and I enjoyed the peace of being the only person in there.
The herbal steam room was an interesting experience. When you open the door you are engulfed with a cloud of steam and even when you enter the room and have a seat, you still can’t see clearly past all the steam. There is a relaxing herbal scent that envelopes you but can also become overbearing rather quickly.
As for treatments, I had an appointment for a Classic/Swedish massage with Yuniko for $140. For the price, I was expecting to be blown away but I would rate my massage a 5 out of 10. It was by no means an awful massage but it wasn’t worth the price and for the majority of my massage, I heard people talking loudly in the hallways. Also, the massage bed and linens weren’t as luxurious as local places that charge far less. If you can, try to go Monday-Thursday when a classic massage is only $90.
If you choose not to have any treatments done, you can still use the facility for $45. The $45 day pass includes use of everything mentioned above.