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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

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Address: 1155 Resort Dr | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-248-1838
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The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Western...

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Western Canada, offering Signature treatments that go beyond the expected. We are one of the largest spas in British Columbia, with 21 Treatment Rooms, a Nail Care Room featuring 5 deluxe whirlpool foot spas, a full service Hair Salon and the Treetop Tapas & Grill Restaurant. Dedicated to providing intimate experiences for individuals and couples, we also specialize in 'social spa-ing', catering to groups and corporate business. Our 3 private 'Suites for Two' were designed with couples in mind and feature hand crafted copper soaking tubs, plush treatment tables and fireplaces. Spa guests receive complimentary access to the Grotto Mineral Pool on the day of their treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this 2,500 square foot warm water pool is infused with natural minerals to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. After treatments, guests are invited to the Relaxation Lounge in their robes and sandals to enjoy fresh fruit and a selection of teas and coffee. For a unique dining experience, try Endless Tapas at the Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surrounding forest. With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning.

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Great pedi

I treated Myself to a pedi while visiting the area. Because my Appointment was early in the morning I couldn't user the mineral pools; however they were offered to me until... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Jen K
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Calgary, Canada
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Always on the go!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The spa is huge! It was a lovely visit right from check in. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were shown to the change rooms and received and explanation of all of the amenities etc. We changed into our robes and slippers and were shown to the relaxation room which was a huge gorgeous space with comfy chairs... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to a lot of spas but this has to be my favorite to date! Easy to book an appointment. Arrived into the Grotto but note that it is across the street from the Tigh-Na-Mara check in/gift shop etc. Parking easy. Warm welcome and lovely setting...very west coast, all essentials for purchase easily and readily viewed as you... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I treated Myself to a pedi while visiting the area. Because my Appointment was early in the morning I couldn't user the mineral pools; however they were offered to me until close the same day. The pedicure was lovely and expertly done by a friendly and sweet girl.vMy only complaint was that I was asked to leave the "treatment" room... More 

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

Dear Jen K, I am pleased to know you enjoyed your pedicure experience. Once treatments conclude, most guests choose to be escorted to the Relaxation Lounge to enjoy coffee, teas and fresh fruit, giving time for nail lacquer to set and dry after nail services. We move our guests to this quiet area so that the treatment space can be... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

My experience at this spa was exceptional. I started with a dip in the beautiful mineral pool before my amazing treatment (exfoliation and massage). The quality of services here, as well as the facilities, exceeded my expectations. I have booked a return visit, this time with my husband, for the "Dip and Dine" which is some time in the mineral... More 

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

Dear familytravellerz, Thank you for your glowing review after your recent visit. I look forward to sharing your feedback with our team as this is the biggest form of flattery in our industry. I believe our spa therapist team is the absolute best in the industry and it warms my heart to know you agree. We look forward to seeing... More 

Issaquah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Get a package deal that includes the 20 course tapas dinner. Sounds like a lot of food but the portions are small, the chef is great and the variety of foods is excellent. you might not like some of the choices the chef makes but there is more on the way save some room at the end because you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

So the spa was fab as promised. We swam in the mineral pool, we ate tapas in our robes and had a fabulous time. We booked massages and oh damn, good thing it was our last day there. Not that we wanted to leave, the fact remains that the masusse that "handled" my Mr., used entirely too much force while... More 

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

Dear Kym C, Thank you for your understanding in regards to your husband's treatment. A consultation between spa massage provider and regular communication throughout treatment, are standard practices at the Grotto Spa, in an effort to ensure a fully customized massage for each guest to best addresses individual needs. Receiving massage can sometimes irritate per-exsisting injuries and serves as a... More 

Palm Desert, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A visit to the spa was the whole reason for booking at Tigh-na-mara. The hotel is expensive but the spa was highly rated. We booked appointments many weeks in advance to work with our schedule. When I arrived they informed me that they had cancelled my booking. It seems that when my wife changed her booking the front desk clerk... More 

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

Dear Marty911, The details of your review are extremely troubling to say the least and I am personally following up to confirm what happened which create such a disappointment for both yourself and your wife. As the Spa Director, I am disheartened to know how this error affected your visit, as this is not a usual circumstance. Our Spa Guest... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I can't gush enough about Grotto Spa! A group of 7 of us enjoyed 7 hours at the spa this past weekend. We were there for a bachelorette party so when 6 of us booked a $200 package, the brides day was free. Our package included a 1 hour spa treatment, unlimited time at the Grotto Pool, and Endless Tapas!... More 

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

Dear Kym T, Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your recent Grotto Spa visit. WOW! I am so proud of our team for the impression we left upon you and your entire group. From start to finish it seems we hit the mark and for that we are all very proud. Thank you for choosing... More 

Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I treated ourselves to a Mineral Pool and Tapas evening. A great experience. The staff was very helpful in answering our questions and explaining the venue. The Treetop Lounge and Tapas was fun and filling. I recommend setting reservations for 4pm. Our meal of the 17 different tasty dishes lasted over two hours. My favorite was the... More 

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

Dear James K, Thank you for your review after your recent visit to the Grotto Spa! I completely agree - my own personal favourite on our current menu is also the Wild Pacific Smoked Salmon wrapped around a blue potato salad with pea & avocado gremolata. Delicious! Happy to know you enjoyed your spa experience and we look forward to... More 

Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Spent the afternoon at the spa as we celebrated our 12th anniversary. Couples massage was excellent, our therapists were terrific! Lovely rooms both for treatment and for waiting. The entire place is so beautifully decorated in a West Coast motif. Our time at the mineral pool was relaxing and enjoyable. The Endless Tapas meal was fabulous, but way too much... More 

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

Dear Lynda D, Happy 12th Anniversary and thank you for choosing to celebrate together at the Grotto Spa! Your compliments have been passed along to our therapist team. Endless Tapas is a unique dining experience, unlike any other in Canada! The tapas-sized portions allow our guests to savour a wide variety of of tastes. We invite guests to notify their... More 

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