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“Rejuvenating!”
Review of The Sanctuary Spa

The Sanctuary Spa
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Owner description: A massage spa offering relaxing treatments e.g. Swedish massage, Ayurvedic massage, Face massage, Shirodara treatment, Herbal steam bath etc set in a tranquil lush tropical garden down a small lane off the beach road. Booking is essential - Please book with Ranga +94 (0) 77 307 8583 to avoid disappointment.
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Me and my partner visited Sanctuary Spa everyday for a week in July. My wife's knees were identified as a problem right away by Prashanthi and she worked on them for the week to great benefit. All the therapists are good but our favourite was Prashanthi. They have extended the premises by building two more rooms There are not many good spas in Unawatuna but this is clearly the best.

2  Thank DaveStirling
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I have been there already for several times and am dying to go back there again! The full body ayuverdic massages are amazing, very friendly staff and nice serene location. BEfore you can take an extensive shower and afterwards you will receive a nice drink, like a king coconot. I think you cant leave Unawatuna without experiences their massages! Heavenly!

2  Thank aflora87
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

On the surface all looked promising: a tree hidden sanctuary with individual treatment rooms.


The reality was a soft pressure massage with oil that was noisy due to builders next store and the incessant and brutal Mosquitos and other assorted bugs. It was terrible. Impossible to lie still as I was constantly batting the. Away

Not the heavenly treading that I was anticipating.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Nice and welcoming. Good treatment in nice atmosphere! English- decent. King coconut after treatment. Cash only!

4  Thank 77ErikH
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I always go for a few spa treatments when on Holiday - this is one I won't recommend. Although I'd done a Little research before leaving and was excited by the good the reviews the spa got I was very disapointed. The location is fine however, as there's Building work right next to the spa it's really very noisy and not at all relaxing. If you have a treatment around 5 pm people return from work and live right behind where the outside treatment room is - and yes the Sri Lankan likes Eastenders and Corrie - all I could think was 'is Rickey really back in Eastenders'. Overpriced and not that many treatments to choose from. Staff was a little confused when I arrived which made me unsure. Although they were nice it was all in all a rather bad experience.

3  Thank Sanne H
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