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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

1155 Resort Dr | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
+1 250-248-1838
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Touch of romance

Amazing spa. Spent 5 hours there one day. Enjoying the mineral pool. The lounge with coffee tea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sunny-sand
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Gibbons, Alberta
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Very relaxing

I’ve never been to a spa before so I have nothing to compare it to but it was a very relaxing... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Jimb01974
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Port Alberni, Canada
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The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Western Canada, offering Signature treatments that go beyond the expected. We are one of the largest spas in British Columbia, with 21 Treatment Rooms, a Nail Care Room featuring 5 deluxe whirlpool foot spas, a full service Hair Salon and the Treetop Tapas & Grill Restaurant. Dedicated to providing intimate experiences for individuals and couples, we also specialize in 'social spa-ing', catering to groups and corporate business. Our 3 private 'Suites for Two' were designed with couples in mind and feature hand crafted copper soaking tubs, plush treatment tables and fireplaces. Spa guests receive complimentary access to the Grotto Mineral Pool on the day of their treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this 2,500 square foot warm water pool is infused with natural minerals to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. After treatments, guests are invited to the Relaxation Lounge in their robes and sandals to enjoy fresh fruit and a selection of teas and coffee. For a unique dining experience, try Endless Tapas at the Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surrounding forest. With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning.
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  • Average9%
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“mineral pool” (93 reviews)
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1155 Resort Dr | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing spa. Spent 5 hours there one day. Enjoying the mineral pool. The lounge with coffee tea infused water and fresh fruit. The room was very romantic. With fireplace. Sitting area. Large copper tub. Champagne chocolate dipped strawberries and massage tables. The therapists were wonderful....More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear sunny-sand, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your relationship and reconnect as a couple at the Grotto Spa! I look forward to passing along your wonderful review to our team, we are flattered by your kind words. We are happy you both enjoyed your...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been to a spa before so I have nothing to compare it to but it was a very relaxing experience. It was very clean and even though it was a Saturday night we had the whole place to ourselves. I’ll definitely go back.

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Jim01974, We are happy knowing you enjoyed your first-ever spa visit! And we look forward to your return visit. Many thanks for sharing a review with others about the Grotto Spa. Warmest regards, Paulina A. Spa Director

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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We came mostly for the mineral pool. The person that I arrived with is handicapped. Swimming in the warm mineral pool is truly a relaxing experience. I would recommend room 565 as being well maintained. We have stayed in other rooms in the past and...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Had a spa day with my wife at the Ti Na Mara Grotto Spa and didn’t really know what to expect. The mineral pool was a real treat before our treatment as was the pre treatment lounge where you could order something to eat or...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We were at the Resort for a work Retreat for the weekend. We came up early so we could use the Mineral Pool and each get a pedicure and have the Endless Tappas for lunch. Before we arrived we talked with someone who was there...More

1  Thank Mexico69
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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear Mexico69, As a valued Grotto Spa guest, your satisfaction is very important to us as we continue to focus on providing an experience designed around safety, consistent hygiene standards, high quality products and superb spa treatment offerings. Although we’ve been able to avoid price...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend the mineral pool. It’s beautiful and makes your skin feel amazing. There is a hot tub, and cold shower available inside as well as drinking water coolers throughout to keep hydrated.

Thank Chanel S
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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Chanel S, Thanks for joining us for some rest and relaxation. So happy to know you enjoyed your time in the Mineral Pool. Warmest regards, Paulina A. Spa Director

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Plan to invest 6 hours at the Grotto Spa in order to get the full experience. Take 2 hours to unwind in the cave-like grotto where the sound of the rainshower at the end of the pool is immediately relaxing. You don't have to be...More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear Durmahli, Thank you for your review of the Grotto Spa! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your day at our spa recently. Your suggestion to enjoy Mineral Pool, Spa Treatments and Endless Tapas Dining as part of a full day of relaxation showcases...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My girlfriends and I met for a 3 night getaway. We rented a spacious one bedroom suite. We had our own kitchen and nice living room and plenty of space to hang out. We were within walking distance to the spa. We enjoyed a full...More

1  Thank Andrea D
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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear Andrea D, Thank you kindly for your glowing review after your recent visit to Tigh-Na-Mara Resort! We are happy knowing you all enjoyed a beautiful time together at our resort and spa, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmest regards, Paulina...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I had a wonderful Signature Massage at the Grotto Spa last weekend. The cost of the spa also includes the use of their mineral pool & hot tub, as well as their lounge upstairs. So don't be afraid of the high cost, it includes more...More

Thank AnnaFranTravels
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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear AnnaFranTravels, Thanks for including a visit to the Grotto Spa during your travels! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest regards, Paulina A - Spa Director

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I have lots of spa days - some of the top spas in Ontario and Quebec, so my review of the Grotto at Tigh-na-Mara is not without comparisons. This spa is spectacular. From the moment you walk in, you are greeted by friendly staff and...More

Thank seaveegee
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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Dear seaveegee, WOW! Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Grotto Spa. We are so pleased to be compared to other top spas in Canada. I look forward to sharing your review with our team as your comments are the biggest form of...More

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As far as I know; Yes, the $40.00 allows access through the day you are there. My wife and I were just there again last weekend and enjoyed the spa for our second trip. We did the Ultimate Couples Spa Day and then arranged... More
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