AKA Spa, Chiang Mai: Address, Phone Number, AKA Spa Reviews: 5/5

6 reviews
Very good

NYC12 contributions
AKA Spa is now closed !!
Mar 2012 • Friends
It has become the owner's business headquarters for his other diverse interests.

A sad day indeed. Many thanks for the best of the best.
Written April 10, 2012
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NYC12 contributions
Beyond words !!
Oct 2011
I can state without any hesitation or reservation whatsoever that this spa is the finest I have ever visited worldwide. It is more like a private home which is decorated in a discreet elegance that is intoxicating. If I were to build a home the architect that built this place would be my first,second, third & 100th choice. Last time I had this feeling was visiting S.C.Johnson corporate headquarters many years ago. On my second visit I found the building growing on me. Therefore, I asked who was the architect and my host responded "Frank Loyd Wright".

This is my 6th time there with more to come. They also pick you up and drop you off free of charge.
Written October 19, 2011
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Singapore32 contributions
Seriously, a very good Spa
May 2011
We were massages hopping during our 6d5n stay in Chiang Mai - one massage everyday. We had read about AKA and it looked liked one of the better ones ... and so we kept it for the last night.

That was a big mistake. We should have gone there everyday.

It was a true spa experience at a good price. We would recommend it wholeheartedly. Don't waste your money on mid priced wannabe spas out there. Please go visit AKA.
Written May 5, 2011
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Brooklyn, NY102 contributions
Luxury spa in a beautiful setting
We went here twice during our stay in chiang Mai and it is everythingbwe hoped for. We did a 2 hour and 4 hour packages during our two visits. They were both excellent. The pictures on the website is right on the spot. Definitely suggest trying any of their scrub and the herbal Thai massage. We tried several spas in chiang Mai during our stay and this one tops the list in every respect.

When I am back in Thailand this is the first place I will be visiting.
Written January 22, 2011
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Jeanne F
Clatskanie OR284 contributions
Very nice and very professional
A group of 3 ladies and myself used the AKA Spa for 3 hours of services. We each picked our own package and was able to get the special that ended in Oct for Jan as I booked early. It figured about $60 for 3 hours. The facility is very clean, soft music playing and they serve you tea when you arrive. It was very relaxing and I would not hesitate to do it again. Since we were on a special package we had to pay them for picking us up at the hotel and returning us.
Written February 11, 2010
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Pat B
Oakland, CA135 contributions
Spa Heaven in Chiangmai, Thialand
Zen to the max is the definition of the experience of this beautiful, tranquil and enchanting spa. My husband and I just showed up one afternoon and requested 2-hour spa treatments, and it was as if we had made a reservation weeks ago and they were expecting us!

We were greeted with traditional Thai warmth and a friendly Wai. After they replaced our street shoes with comfy slippers with upturned toes, we were treated to ginger tea and a fragrant cold towel to wipe away the afternoon sun from our faces as we studied the spa menu to decide on our treatment.

We decided on the 2-hour AKA Asian Style Massage and it was a great decision. We were lead up the open staircase to a serene 2-person massage room complete with a spotless tiled shower and bathroom. After a quick shower we eased on to the massage tables that were made into beds with huge terry towels.

Once you are on the table with your face situated in the u-shaped opening, face down, you realize you are gazing into a shallow bowl of floating lotus flowers. The soft Thai music is barely audible in the background and a sweet faint fragrance of lemongrass and ginger envelops the room.

The two gentle but strong masseuses quietly enter the room and begin the massage with hot towels wrapping your feet, followed by firm and well-executed acupressure to just the right points on the soles o the feet. Slowly the massage works up the calves...painfully for me, but never deep enough for my husband. The first hour is concentrated by traditional Thai acupressure techniques from the soles of your feet to the base of your skull.

The second hour (believe me, it goes by very fast) is a more traditional Swedish style oil massage, but still with an acupressure technique. The grand finale is the face and sinus massage followed by the deep pressure scalp massage.

As the masseuse moves up your body, you realize that the short 2 hours are almost over...sadly.

After a quick shower you are escorted back down the stairs for another herbal tea followed by a written survey of your treatment. How could it be anything but excellent in every respect? Words cannot describe the blissful feeling of muscles properly massaged into submission under skilled masseuses' hands...hmmm!

P.S. the photos on the website are accurate, but don't do the ambiance of this Zen retreat justice...yes, it's even better than it looks!
Written September 28, 2008
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