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“Relax in pretty surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nordik Spa-Nature

Nordik Spa-Nature
16 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 2P7, Canada
819 827-1111
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Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Chelsea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, Nordik Spa-Nature is a haven that features relaxation techniques from the Nordic countries. Take the time to unwind and reenergize in our Nordic baths and waterfalls, steam baths, saunas, and relaxation areas. Revitalize all of your senses with a massage or a body treatment and a delicious and healthy meal at our restaurant & bar - you’ve earned it! Only 10 minutes from downtown Gatineau-Ottawa. Situé aux abords du parc de la Gatineau, Nordik Spa-Nature est un centre de détente privilégiant les techniques de relaxation des pays nordiques. Prenez le temps de relaxer et de refaire le plein d’énergie en profitant de nos bains extérieurs, chutes nordiques, baina de vapeur, saunas, et aires de détente. Combinez le tout à un massage ou a un soin corporel et un délicieux repas à notre resto-bar. À seulement 10 minutes du centre-ville de Gatineau-Ottawa.
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“Relax in pretty surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I spent one day enjoying the saunas and spas.This is not something I do often so the fragranced saunas were a novelty.There is such a variety of spas and pools-something fir everyone.We had a snack in the restaurant where the service was excellent and food good.

Visited September 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario
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“Spend a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a special place where you need to turn kife off and just enjoy the experience. Take your own robe as there is a cost to rent. Food in spa area is reasonable. Take the time to have a glass of wine and appetizers.

Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“crowded facilities in beautiful area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went there for one afternoon on a nice summer day. I was amazed at the crowded uneven gravel parking lots and the number of people present. We ate acceptable food served by young untrained servers. We were tempted to go no farther in the offerings. I am afraid I will not go back but the business must be have been attractive to the many others present. The happiest customers seemed considerably younger than ourselves and the obvious the target group for this obviously successful business. Lacking in feng shui for this more mature individual.

Visited August 2013
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Thalie S, Public Relations Manager at Nordik Spa-Nature, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Pilot82267

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your invaluable feedback. I am sorry to hear your visit did not meet your expectations.

Our summer has indeed been very busy, the number of visitors has doubled in the last month. We appreciate this customer growth, but we are very aware that for many guests, like you, this is not acceptable. I wish to thank you for your comments and am happy to inform you that we are currently finalizing expansion projects that will allow us to offer you an improved, convenient, safe and relaxing place, and this, in time for the 2013 holiday season.

All our servers are experienced people and have as their goal to provide quality service and meet your expectations. I meet personally with the team concerned to review our standards and procedures and thus make sure that on your next visit, your experience will be more extraordinary.

Thank you once again for taking the time for sharing your comments with us. Should I be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at (819) 827 - 1111 ext: 347.

Claire Huet
Guest Services Director
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Excellent value,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went for our first time to Le Nordik recently, for Swedish massages and use of the baths. After moving from Montreal to Ottawa and missing our favourite Montreal massage atmosphere (Espace Nomad), we've finally found our new Ottawa-area favourite. The massages were very good (not perfect, but very good), and the baths were outstanding. Here are a few highlights:
- The grounds are fun to explore, with the various baths/saunas/fireplaces/relaxation areas/waterfalls/etc hidden away in different areas and along small paths.
- Almost all visitors maintain the quiet atmosphere (only a few people talking too loud).
- You don't hear any traffic noise from nearby highways (unlike at Le Scandinave).
- No feeling of being rushed or pressured; everyone is in their own world.

In addition, the changerooms were nice, bath water quality was excellent, cleanliness (of saunas etc) was excellent, and staff were friendly. At only 30 minutes from Ottawa, this is by far a better choice for a day at the spa than anything in the city - and the price for the massages was comparable (even cheaper) than various places within Ottawa.

Highly recommended, and we'll be back many more times.

Visited August 2013
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Thalie S, Public Relations Manager at Nordik Spa-Nature, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hi gmckendr,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We welcome you to our great region!
We are very happy you enjoyed our spa. Your comments will surely help future visitors plan their visit!

We would just like to specify that we are only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa when you take the Highway 5!

See you soon!

The Nordik Spa-Nature team
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“Ultimate in Relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My wife and I spent an evening at the Nordik spa and absolutely loved it. They now have a new section where you can talk - it has an infinity pool, saunas, cold showers / baths and an outdoor bar / lounge. We spent most of our time in this section and enjoyed a few drinks and tapas in the evening. We really lucked out in that it had rained really hard all day and just cleared up at the end of the afternoon - therefore there was hardly anybody there. Even in the new salt water floating pool, which usually has a 2-3 hour waiting list, we were able to get in right away.

The landscaping is fantastic, the atmosphere is peaceful and serene, great food, great facilities....highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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