Here in Cape Town, life is fast-paced yet quaint; British, yet African; and modern, yet hearkens to earlier days. Not to mention it is absolutely beautiful here! During my stay, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Cape Town’s newest hotel and spa, the 15 on Orange. Among the modern and sleek floors, complete with gold couches in the lifts, is the seventh floor spa known as Suntra. Offering Dermalogica and Guinot skincare, a very talented staff, and tres unique massages; Suntra is seventh floor heaven!
Checking in upon arrival, I was required to fill out some simple health information to make sure I was personally treated. The attentive staff and gorgeously modern chairs lent a lot to the foyer, which was mostly small and stocked to the ceiling with shelves of their suggested-for-purchase facial products. At 11am sharp, I was taken to my treatment room, which was only a door away from the foyer, quite contrary to any sort of calming walk to a locker and through a relaxation room, which, to my chagrin, were not available. The treatment room is something to behold though with its textured wallpaper, large and round hydrotherapy bath accented with beads raining from the ceiling, and ornate sconces and mirror. My clothes aside, I climbed into the warm bed and waited...and waited for my masseuse. When she returned however, bliss ensued! During this five hour treatment I received a body exfoliation, mud wrap, hydrotherapy bath soak, hot stone massage, mani/pedi, and facial. Every single moment felt all about attending to what my body needed and I must say it was some of the best care I have ever experienced, especially the massage. My masseuse was completely tuned in to where my knots were; everything besides the massage just felt like a bonus. The exfoliation and facial left my skin glowing and soft and my mind was able to wander aimlessly as I slipped in and out of a relaxing sleep. Suntra offered a perfect amount of time in which to reboot and the right amount of care along with it. I left there in a state of true rejuvenation from my head to my toes and give Suntra spa 4 stars.