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“Fantastic massage and service..” 4 of 5 stars
Review of South Sea Sanctuary

South Sea Sanctuary
Lot 9, Jalan Tugu, Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
+60 88-248 221
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Ranked #13 of 83 Activities in Kota Kinabalu
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Owner description: South Sea Sanctuary is a premier lifestyle boutique day spa located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Borneo, Malaysia. Besides offering relaxation therapies and beauty treatments, we are well-known for our holistic health and wellness programs that aim to effectively heal the body, mind and soul.
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“Fantastic massage and service..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We went to Southsea for a massage after a painful climb up mount kk. Chose the traditional Borneo massage, 60 minutes which cost us RM150 each. Massage was really good. Relieving the pain and stretched us out. It was very professionally done. Place is clean and will definitely return when we are next in KK.

Visited October 2011
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“So good we went back the next day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Immediately felt like we had found an oasis the minute we stepped into this peaceful sanctuary. Even tho' we had a bit of miscommunication by phone regarding the booking, the staff were wonderfully flexible and sorted it out quickly. The massage therapists are all trained in-house, they have a unique blend of techniques and are excellent. (I just had a shiatsu massage at a 5 star resort the day before and thought that the massage here was better!). We quickly organised a repeat visit the next day before our flight out of KK! We'll definitely be coming back here again the next time we visit KK!!

Visited October 2011
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“Bliss! Absolute Bliss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

I might be a native of the city but there are times when you just want to run away from it all. There really is not a better place to be than at this spa! It is located right in the heart of the older part of town and just by walking into this place, you will sense tranquility like you have never felt before. It is a very intimate spa and not exactly as luxurious as those that you'd find at the nearby 5-star resorts, but truly, their services are equally as good if not better! Try any of their signature massages and you'll be guaranteed to leave the place relaxed, refreshed and just feeling brand new!

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“Pleasant experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

it's a pleasant experience as well as surprise when i stepped in. the ambiance is fanstastic, didn't expect to see an indoor garden inside a shop in the city centre. staff service was also great. definitely will come back in my next business trip.

Visited September 2011
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

If there is one thing that one should do whilst in Kota Kinabalu, it would be to have this wonderful spa experience at South Sea Sanctuary. It's not like any other and I can safely say it's one of the best I've been too in a long time. The service is professional yet you feel right at home the moment you step through the doors.
A wonderful array of packages to choose from and they let you take your time to make your pick...no prodding and no rushing. What more can you ask for?

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