Boathouse Spa
Boathouse Spa
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Experience the ultimate in relaxation with a visit to The Boathouse Spa at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and indulge all your senses in a seaside oasis built with one thing in mind — your personal wellness. Discover treatments, products, and experiences inspired by a magnificent oceanfront setting. The Spa offers a full range of Massages, European Facials, couples treatments and more that are sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Spa Guests who add-on Pool Experience also receive access to the Boathouse Kitchen & Bar, open year-round and offering a selection of cocktails, wine and beer as well as appetizers, mains and desserts. This is a 16+ facility, which includes the Heated Outdoor Mineral Pools.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Leanne T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best facial of my life
    Unbelievable spa in the heart of beautiful Oak Bay. See Carmen for the best facial of your life! Worth the extra $30 to use the mineral pools on the beautiful decks. Small spa but loaded with charm.
    Greetings Travel623166, how wonderful to read your lovely comment today. We are over the moon happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and that Carmen was able to give you the best facial of your life. She truly is a gem and such a talented therapist. thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We so appreciate all feedback and this one made our day! wishing you a peaceful summer and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful Boathouse Spa very soon. kind regards, Tina L Spa Director
    Written July 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 10, 2023
  • Blessing M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Glow Facial
    I had Grace for my Glow Facial and it was amazing. She was really nice, and helped me figure out what products would be best for my skin. She gave great head and arm massages and my skin was absolutely glowing afterwards. I would definitely recommend booking with Grace, you will have the best spa experience.
    Dear 214blessingm, we truly appreciate you taking the time to send us this beautiful message. Grace is amazing and we receive so many wonderful reviews about her services. We will be sure to pass this one along to her. I'm sure it will make her day. thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful Boathouse Spa soon. kind regards, Tina L Spa Director
    Written July 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Pauline
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boathouse Spa bliss
    A glowing review for Kim for her professional care and expert skincare and facial massage techniques. I had a Healthy Glow facial and added Gua Shua treatment. It was very relaxing and lovely! The 2 hrs poolside was a nice way to finish the spa treatment.
    Dear Safari20060261133, We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your glowing review of Kim's exceptional care and expertise at the Boathouse Spa. We are delighted to hear that your Healthy Glow facial, along with the added Gua Sha treatment, left you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Additionally, we're delighted to know that you enjoyed your time spent at the Mineral pools after your spa treatment and that they provided the perfect conclusion to your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Boathouse Spa soon for another relaxing and lovely visit. Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
    Written July 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Shiveta
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best facial and massage!
    My husband and I stayed here this Canada Day Long Weekend and we couldn’t be happier with our experience! Our room was overlooking the ocean (room 226 - you’re welcome) and we both experienced the Boathouse Spa. We’re extremely happy with the services we selected - massage and facial. Sophie was a godsend with her massage and Kusam with the facial WOW, just wow. From the actual experience to their customer service, we were blown away. Definitely surpassed our expectations. Thanks for a memorable experience, ladies!
    Dear shiveta108, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your delightful experience with us during the Canada Day Long Weekend. It brings us great joy to know that your stay exceeded your expectations and left you with cherished memories. At the Boathouse Spa, we strive to create an oasis of tranquility and rejuvenation, and we're thrilled to hear that you were extremely happy with the massage and facial services you selected. Sophie's skillful touch and Kusam's remarkable facial expertise truly left you in awe, and we couldn't be prouder of their outstanding contributions to your wellness journey. Thank you again for choosing our Hotel and the Boathouse Spa. It was an honor to have been a part of your Canada Day Long Weekend, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable moments in the future. Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
    Written July 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Salima J
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best massage ever!
    I had a 60 minute massage with Ellen! This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had!!! The pressure was perfect and she was able to get all the right places I needed to be completely relaxed! Thank you Ellen your professionalism, expertise, skillful hands and kindness! You made this trip absolutely perfect!
    Dear Salimaj2019, thank you so much for your wonderful review. Ellen is truly magical and her massages are so well loved. We were so happy to read about your massage experience with her and we will happily pass this message onto her. We are sure it will make her day. Thank you again for taking the time to leave us with this beautiful message. Wishing you a peaceful day and we look forward to your next visit to the Boathouse Spa. Kind regards, Tina L. Spa Director
    Written October 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Reeny
    Fenelon Falls, Canada7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An incredible Spa!
    The Boathouse Spa was incredible. I had a beautiful Glow facial and a reflexology treatment. Kim, the young lady that did my treatments was amazing. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional and the treatments I had were superior to any other spa I have been too. A definite must if you are in the Victoria area. Maureen U
    Greetings rBriarEaston1 thank you so much for your most recent review, we love hearing that our guests enjoyed their experience. The Healthy Glow facial from Babor is one of our most popular facials and to top that off with reflexology must have been divine. Kim is absolutely amazing and we will be sure to pass this onto her. She is a master at her craft and truly enjoys what she does. Her knowledge and professionalism are bar none, she is a shining star on our team of stars. It makes us so happy to know that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you back to our little gem by the sea very soon. Wishing you an amazing holiday season Tina L. Spa Director
    Written December 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Jennifer S
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mineral pools were so relaxing
    Coldest, windiest day of the year....and the mineral pools kept me warm. Tina in the spa was so attentive, can't wait to go back for a massage and facial. Beautiful views too.
    Good morning Jennifer, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed soaking in our luxurious, heated mineral pool and hot tubs on such a cold day. Thank you for the lovely comments with regards to my service as well. We hope to welcome you back very soon to enjoy our selection of massages and facials. Wishing you a wonderful day.
    Written March 27, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 18, 2024
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lovethesun03
Victoria, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The mineral pools are awesome, great temperature and the view is amazing. It was very clean. The fire pits are a lovely touch but there could be a few more. Also one fire pit was ‘reserved’ with towels for 2 hours yet no one around. They likely went for dinner. This should be monitored.

The staff could be more attentive and interested. They seemed tired. The pool bar staff could ask if we would like food or drink. It would likely increase your sales revenue. We had to go and order at the window. Then, when the meal arrived, it’s in a cardboard box. Many resorts offer proper plates and cutlery and OBBH could do the same and make it an amazing experience.
Written March 8, 2024
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Dear lovethesun03, thank you for visiting the Boathouse Spa. We are so happy to hear that you found the pools and the view relaxing - we agree! Your feedback has been shared amongst staff in the spa and food and beverage departments. It is our sincere wish to make sure each and every one of our guests have a relaxing and serene experience, and your feedback is extremely important for our team to work on improving our offerings. Wishing you a wonderful day, and we hope to welcome you back to show you "Our Best"!
Written March 27, 2024
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Jennifer S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Coldest, windiest day of the year....and the mineral pools kept me warm. Tina in the spa was so attentive, can't wait to go back for a massage and facial. Beautiful views too.
Written January 18, 2024
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Good morning Jennifer, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us such kind feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed soaking in our luxurious, heated mineral pool and hot tubs on such a cold day. Thank you for the lovely comments with regards to my service as well. We hope to welcome you back very soon to enjoy our selection of massages and facials. Wishing you a wonderful day.
Written March 27, 2024
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Jessica S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Dr.Babor TheraPro Peel Facial was amazing and more than I expected with a foot, arm, and scalp massage. Kusam did an excellent job. My skin looks and feels more youthful and healthy.
Written November 12, 2023
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Greeting V264WYjessicas, we so love reading reviews like this one and are grateful you have taken the time to leave us with your feedback. It made us so happy to read that you enjoyed the most loved Dr. Babor Therapro Facial and Kusam truly is spectacular. We think she might have a little bit of magic in those hands of hers. It was such a pleasure to hear that your skin looks and feels youthful and healthy. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our little Boathouse Spa very soon. Tina L. Spa Director
Written December 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Reeny
Fenelon Falls, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Boathouse Spa was incredible. I had a beautiful Glow facial and a reflexology treatment. Kim, the young lady that did my treatments was amazing. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional and the treatments I had were superior to any other spa I have been too. A definite must if you are in the Victoria area. Maureen U
Written November 5, 2023
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Greetings rBriarEaston1 thank you so much for your most recent review, we love hearing that our guests enjoyed their experience. The Healthy Glow facial from Babor is one of our most popular facials and to top that off with reflexology must have been divine. Kim is absolutely amazing and we will be sure to pass this onto her. She is a master at her craft and truly enjoys what she does. Her knowledge and professionalism are bar none, she is a shining star on our team of stars. It makes us so happy to know that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you back to our little gem by the sea very soon. Wishing you an amazing holiday season Tina L. Spa Director
Written December 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Salima J
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I had a 60 minute massage with Ellen! This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had!!! The pressure was perfect and she was able to get all the right places I needed to be completely relaxed! Thank you Ellen your professionalism, expertise, skillful hands and kindness! You made this trip absolutely perfect!
Written October 4, 2023
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Dear Salimaj2019, thank you so much for your wonderful review. Ellen is truly magical and her massages are so well loved. We were so happy to read about your massage experience with her and we will happily pass this message onto her. We are sure it will make her day. Thank you again for taking the time to leave us with this beautiful message. Wishing you a peaceful day and we look forward to your next visit to the Boathouse Spa. Kind regards, Tina L. Spa Director
Written October 25, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shiveta
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My husband and I stayed here this Canada Day Long Weekend and we couldn’t be happier with our experience!
Our room was overlooking the ocean (room 226 - you’re welcome) and we both experienced the Boathouse Spa. We’re extremely happy with the services we selected - massage and facial. Sophie was a godsend with her massage and Kusam with the facial WOW, just wow. From the actual experience to their customer service, we were blown away. Definitely surpassed our expectations. Thanks for a memorable experience, ladies!
Written July 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear shiveta108, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your delightful experience with us during the Canada Day Long Weekend. It brings us great joy to know that your stay exceeded your expectations and left you with cherished memories. At the Boathouse Spa, we strive to create an oasis of tranquility and rejuvenation, and we're thrilled to hear that you were extremely happy with the massage and facial services you selected. Sophie's skillful touch and Kusam's remarkable facial expertise truly left you in awe, and we couldn't be prouder of their outstanding contributions to your wellness journey. Thank you again for choosing our Hotel and the Boathouse Spa. It was an honor to have been a part of your Canada Day Long Weekend, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable moments in the future. Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
Written July 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Global817594
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I had the best microdermabrasion treatment and lovely experience in Oak bay beach hotel spa. . You could feel this wonderful aesthetician Kim has a lot of experience and knowledge.She had great pride in her work and was super friendly. It was like talking with friend . Thank you Kim😊
You make me truly feel beautiful today
Aida
Written July 6, 2023
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Dear Global817594, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at the Boathouse Spa located at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel . We are thrilled to hear that your microdermabrasion treatment was the best and that you had a lovely time during your visit. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to Kim and recognize her for her outstanding dedication. Your appreciation means the world to us, as we continuously aim to provide exceptional experiences that leave a lasting positive impression. Thank you once again for choosing the Boathouse Spa for your microdermabrasion treatment. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another exceptional spa experience. Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
Written July 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pauline
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
A glowing review for Kim for her professional care and expert skincare and facial massage techniques. I had a Healthy Glow facial and added Gua Shua treatment. It was very relaxing and lovely! The 2 hrs poolside was a nice way to finish the spa treatment.
Written June 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Safari20060261133, We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your glowing review of Kim's exceptional care and expertise at the Boathouse Spa. We are delighted to hear that your Healthy Glow facial, along with the added Gua Sha treatment, left you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Additionally, we're delighted to know that you enjoyed your time spent at the Mineral pools after your spa treatment and that they provided the perfect conclusion to your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Boathouse Spa soon for another relaxing and lovely visit. Warm regards, Shanda Mizel Guest Relations
Written July 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jody S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
My daughter and I had an amazing day at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and spa!
We started the afternoon of enjoying the gorgeous mineral pool and incredible scenery. Then on to scrumptious Inhale treatment with Carmen - who was fabulous! Carmen really provided a wonderful experience. Thank you Carmen - you are the best!
We finished the mom and daughter day off with pizza at Faro! We can’t wait to come back!
Written June 4, 2023
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Dear jodysN6512EA, we truly appreciate your feedback about your visit with us. We were overjoyed to hear that you enjoyed every single moment from start to finish. It sounds like it was true bliss and that is exactly what we strive to provide for our guests. We especially loved your feedback about Carmen, she is pretty darn incredible isn't she? We will be sure to pass this onto her, I'm sure it will make her day. Thank you again, we are truly grateful for your wonderful comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Kind regards, Tina L. Spa Director
Written July 18, 2023
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Blessing M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
I had Grace for my Glow Facial and it was amazing. She was really nice, and helped me figure out what products would be best for my skin. She gave great head and arm massages and my skin was absolutely glowing afterwards. I would definitely recommend booking with Grace, you will have the best spa experience.
Written May 22, 2023
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Dear 214blessingm, we truly appreciate you taking the time to send us this beautiful message. Grace is amazing and we receive so many wonderful reviews about her services. We will be sure to pass this one along to her. I'm sure it will make her day. thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful Boathouse Spa soon. kind regards, Tina L Spa Director
Written July 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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