I paid a visit to Jari Spa this week using a discount coupon I’d purchased from one of those deal sites. You know the ones that offer you super cheap prices on what might be expensive products, food or services? Well, let’s just say I’m glad I paid the price I paid instead of the price I was supposed to pay!
Jari Spa is located in Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur. Its a new part of town and no, its not in the same vicinity as Solaris Mont Kiara. Its near enough if you drive but otherwise, no. If you plan to drive there, and are unfamiliar with the place, good luck with the parking. When I went, just 2 days ago, most of the area is still under construction so there is a lot of hoarding around and if you exit at the wrong block as I did (Block C) it was near impossible to get to where Jari Spa is (Block A). Also, the way the buildings are numbered was most confusing. Calling the spa did not help. Told them I was at PappaRich and they told me to go up the escalator. Turned out that it is in fact 2 blocks away from PappaRich, and was not even facing the main road! To say it is hard to find is like saying the sky is blue – its stating the obvious. I ended up taking almost half an hour to find the spa, no thanks to poor directions. I was already a little late for my appointment so understandably I was in a rush and quite pissed at not being able to find the place.
With such an ominous start, is it any wonder that the spa session did not bode well? 😛
I purchased the Jari Spa Royal Spa Treatment which retails at RM280. I paid RM59 with the deal. It was supposed to be a 2 hour session comprising a footbath, herbal steam, massage, javanese lulur (scrub), whitening mask and milk bath.
When I eventually arrived at the location, I was already late by about 45 minutes (including the 1/2 hour to find the spa) – that much I concede. However, the receptionist did not turn me away, but just told me to swap my shoes for their slippers, and I was immediately led to the massage room. The reception area is small so I don’t expect it to be able to hold many people at one go. The ambiance was alright, suitably quiet, although there was drilling to be heard from outside – not their fault.