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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

1155 Resort Drive | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
250-248-1838
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Ranked #5 of 11 activities in Parksville
Type: Spas
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to the spa before and have enjoyed a variety of treatments but this was a first for my husband. He is a little rough around the edges, I didn't think he would enjoy himself, boy was I wrong! From the second we walked in, he was in awe! The girls at the front desk were fantastic with... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear jenngary61, Happy Anniversary from all of us at the Grotto Spa! What a treat to celebrate at the Grotto Spa! It sometimes takes some convincing to get men into the spa but as soon as they experience some TLC, they are usually hooked! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review with others as this is... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This place was nice when you got there, but a place is only awesome only if the staff is as good as the place and this was not the case.... My fiancé went to the Spa and she has a life threatening illness and when she got to the spa the hospital had called and she was on the phone... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear Highrollerinvegas, Thank you for describing our property as “nice when you got there” as we are an oceanfront resort set in 22 beautiful acres of tranquil Arbutus & Douglas Fir forest with sweeping panoramic views of the Strait of Georgia and coastal mountains. As the Spa Director at the Grotto Spa, I can assure you that our team members... More

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had the 60 minute Body Glow with lavender Soy and it was amazingly soothing as well as exfoliating. I have also had the Lavender Body Wrap which I highly recommend. You start off with the mineral pool which makes your skin feel like silk and I also feel so much better after the pool itself. I have arthritis and... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for providing a wonderful review after your visit to the Grotto Spa! Knowing that your treatment helped to ease your joint pain and provide relief to you is a great testament to the therapeutic benefits of spa therapy! The body care line of Lavender products featured in our treatments is from a company called Beauty Through Balance in... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I currently live in Calgary, but on my recent visit to Parksville to see my family, I decided to get my hair done at the Grotto Spa. Best decision I have made for my hair! The hair stylist Aneilla Veselisin did an amazing job on my hair! She listened to what I was looking for, but also gave some great... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for posting such a glowing review and your own personal recommendation! This type of recognition is so valued by our team members. We are thrilled to have a hair salon at the Grotto Spa offering full hair services including haircuts, blow-dries & styles, formal styles and colour & highlight services. Aneilla has been a full-time... More

Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

From the ambience, the mineral pool, the facials, the little extras and the endless tapas, this was a girls night experience to be repeated. We were relaxed the minute we arrived and blissfully floated around the mineral pool catching up on our busy lives before we were ushered off for our treatments. Try the amazing custom facial - it has... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you or taking the time to share details of your spa visit with others; we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

Mill Bay, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

A two-night stay with a Spring special of a massage, paraffin wax hand treatment, mineral pool dips, and endless tapas was just what we needed to quiet our minds of the pressures of work and family life. We felt rested and recharged, ready to take on life again after our stay. We would highly recommend a stay to anyone who... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear Kristina R, We are so pleased to hear a visit to Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and the Grotto Spa was just what you needed to recharge, relax and re-set. Life has become so busy that taking a break to simply unwind is a necessity for many! Thank you for recommending us to friends and family - as an independent property, this... More

Richmond, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We did the special spring break getaway and the massage was excellent. We had just tried the Fairmont pacific rim massage the month before and it wasn't as comfortable as the one here. There was no robe in my locker and I had to go to the lobby with only a towel and ask for a robe. Embarassing experience as... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you Philip1019 for a review of your recent visit to the Grotto Spa. So pleased to hear your massage was wonderful and left you feeling relaxed. Our Men’s Lockers are pre-set with a bath towel, spa robe, sandals and a bathing suit bag. Please accept my sincere apologies that your locker was not set up to our standard -... More

Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I am overweight, so getting bare in front of a stranger feels very vulnerable for me, even when they are professional, the lights are low, and sheets and towels are carefully draped. Last year I had the sea salt body glow treatment, and have thought about it every since. After the hour-long treatment, I felt like my body was cared-for,... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to the Grotto Spa. Your feedback guides our efforts in providing the very best treatments in the industry. Hearing about your exceptional treatment last year makes me smile as this is the bedside manner we are known for – everyone should leave our spa feeling cared... More

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

While arriving I was expecting and amazing mineral pool with beautiful scenery, but I felt like it was a glorified public pool. The change rooms where the nicest part. I felt like it was to pricey for what I got out of it. Maybe next time

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the Grotto Spa! I am pleased to hear you were impressed with our expansive locker facilities including copper rainfall shower heads, granite counter tops, private changing areas and complimentary amenities (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and hair styling products). The Mineral Pool and seasonal sun patio are enjoyed... More

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I take my daughter twice a year, great place awesome people, so clean. Yummy drinks great appies ... I have been twice this year... I am going a third, possibly a forth💞

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! We are so pleased to know the Grotto Spa is such a special getaway for both yourself and your daughter. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

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