We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aquarama Velvære

15 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Aquarama Velvære

15 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
15Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 7
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Karla_B wrote a review Sep 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom30 contributions14 helpful votes
It was a weird visit, and very different from last time I visited. I paid extra for what I thought would include beauty products. But instead it was only "one product" which was a foot tablet to soak your feet, and you got to keep the bathrobe and sandals. They didn't have any towels for you to use, unlike last time. Would have much preferred beauty products, and a towel. I didn't bring my own, because my previous visits included them even with basic entry. The spa didn't feel as relaxing as I would like. The whole area was much smaller, with poor lighting, and less features than last time. Like no jacuzzi. It feels that the spa is more of an afterthought rather than a luxury experience. The changing room is now the same as the swimming pool. The drinking water was provided in single use plastic cups. Which not only is it less practical, but less environmentally friendly. There was no brushes to clean the foot soak area, which made it feel dirtier. The wrist bands didn't allow you to use the lift, which is a nightmare for someone who is disabled because it is quite a lot of stairs to get to the spa. Overall I'm disappointed, and think the cheaper entry is likely to be better value for money.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Cheesedemon wrote a review Sep 2019
Kristiansand, Norway3 contributions5 helpful votes
The spa used to be a place of calm and luxury within the monetary range of working class people. Not any more. After new owners took over, it feels like it has been relegated to an afterthought. There are no longer separate wardrobes, so you have to share with the customers and children going to the pool. You have to go trough the pool hall and up the same stairs leasing to the slides to get to the spa proper. The lounge areas and the Jacuzzi has been removed, as has the hammam bath. The area feels more cramped and the lighting is poor. Obviously there is no longer the option of having tea or drinks after or during the routine. All in all the atmosphere for relaxation is almost none existent. We paid for a package that has “beauty product” included which turned out to be one foot tablet. Apparently they stopped selling product to use in the spa whey the new owners took over. There were no towels to use like there used to be. We got to keep the bathrobes and slippers included in the package, which was strange, but okay... All in all the facilities themselves are nice, though there was no cleaning products for the foot baths. If you want to use a sauna, steam room, or other amenities, it’s okay, but just pay for the cheapest entrance and bring your own products, and don’t expect it to be an experience.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
DrMishu wrote a review Jan 2016
Vaxjo, Sweden189 contributions16 helpful votes
I stayed at the hotel next door and had the opportunity to go to this spa. I don't know the price but the stay is for sure worth the money. A place which is in time, it is clean and peaceful. I jumped from differed saunas into the cold pool (6 degrees). There is a steam sauna 80 degree, eucalyptus sauna, salt steam sauna, salt inhaling sauna, a quiet room, a varm pool, a bubble pool. And there are showers everywhere. I enjoyed the exotic shower, which is a shower with exotic perfume. My stay here was exactly what I needed because it was so cold outside but. This is in my top 5 spa I have visited so far :) I strongly recommend this spa.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2016
Helpful
Share
Response from AQ-Eivind, Social Media Coordinator at Aquarama Velvære
Responded Jan 6, 2017
Hi DrMishu. Thank you for your recommendation and five star review. We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the different sections of the spa with both different saunas, pools and showers. Hope to see you again in the future at Aquarama Spa. Also, guests from Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda gets 10 % off on all the different treatments and massages we offers. Best Regards Eivind Stigen Holter Social Media Coordinator Aquarama
Read more
Peter Andras C wrote a review Apr 2015
Kristiansand, Norway1,462 contributions123 helpful votes
The spa is functioning separately from the swimming pool, it is an own institution. It comprises a Turkish hamemet (like). Here you can have a massage. The cold and warm basins, and the saunas with their glimmering dark tones and coloured shimmering lights contribute to a special atmosphere. You can also relax in a room with coloured lights. The gives a welcome distance (and possibility to reflect) to a busy life outside.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2014
Helpful
Share
526jans wrote a review Oct 2014
Oslo, Norway74 contributions36 helpful votes
This is the best waterpark I have been in Norway. Perfect for families. If you combine your stay at the scandic hotel next door, your life as a family man is definitely much easier. A must if you have children and visiting Kristiansand.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2014
Helpful
Share