Boathouse Spa

Boathouse Spa, Victoria: Hours, Address, Boathouse Spa Reviews: 4/5

Boathouse Spa
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9:00 AM - 9:00 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
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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. The Boathouse Spa is Victoria, B.C.’s only licensed, waterfront pool deck with the Boathouse Kitchen & Bar, open year-round and offering a selection of cocktails, wine and beer as well as appetizers, mains and desserts. The Boathouse Spa is recognized as the #1 Vancouver Island Spa, #1 BC Spa and #25 of Top 100 Spas for 2021 by Spas of America. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is positioned as the #1 Top Hotel in Canada and #19 in the World by the Condé Nast Traveler. This is a 16+ facility, which includes the Heated Outdoor Mineral Pools.
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Ana Maria P
2 contributions
Apr. 2022
The place is beautiful. I have been there multiple time pre and post pandemic. Some staff are much better than others, some are excellent. There is room to for improvement among the reception staff, particularly if you are not staying at the hotel. The treatments are overpriced compared to other luxury spas in Vancouver island. Yet now you have to pay $30 extra to access the facilities ( pool, jacuzzi, and even to seat outside of their beautiful outdoors) that’s a bit cheap. I am afraid charging for the use of the facilities has a negative effect in the experience.
I have doubts booking with them know and I prefer to go to other place.

Written May 15, 2022
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Justin E
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Solo
Got a deep tissue massage from Jennifer. She was an absolute master of her craft. Probably the best massage I have ever had.
Written February 12, 2022
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AlbertaChristiegirl
Calgary, Canada2,221 contributions
Jan. 2022
My husband and I booked a couples massage at Boathouse Spa while we were staying at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

After checking in at reception, we were walked down the hall to the waiting area and told our therapists would come and get us. The room was a bit chilly and bright, big windows over looking the mineral pool area. Our therapists introduced themselves and we walked to our treatment room.

We chose deep tissue massages and both us of thought they were just okay - the price was $155 pp, which was expensive for a non RMT. The room wasn't overly cozy and my received some kind of spray on my back that cooled it to the point that I wasn't uncomfortably freezing cold! The blankets were too heavy, making it uncomfortable on my toes. The 60 minute massage is more like 45 minutes, by the time the therapists greet you, walk you to your room, discuss your massage, wait for you to change & then return.

After our treatment the mineral pools were closed due to a tsunami advisory so we thought we'd check out the steam room - which we had walked past on our way to the waiting area. Note that nobody told us there was a steam room to use - nor were we told where the washrooms were or change rooms - perhaps because we came in from the hotel? Not sure....the steam room was wonderful, once we figured out how to turn it on and only one household at a time so it was nice to have it to ourselves for 15 minutes.

As mentioned, we stayed 4 nights at the hotel so had the pleasure of using the mineral pools as often as we wanted to.

I will mention that during the time of our visit, proof of vaccination is required for the mineral pools but not the spa itself. Masks are to be worn unless you're actually in the pools and cell phones should be on silent - as a courtesy to others it would be nice if guests respected that policy. Towels are provided upon arrival and you can also get a free bottle of water (no outside food or drink allowed).

The mineral pool area is wonderful - the bigger pool is a heated mineral pool and there are also two hot tubs. It was nice to move to and from the hot tubs and the pool, experiencing different views & water temperatures. The views are amazing, overlooking the ocean and mountains in the distance.

You can order alcohol and there is a food menu available as well. You can eat/drink at your chair (lounge chairs available as well). We also sat by one of the many outdoor fire pits which was really nice in the evening.

Recommend if you're getting a treatment at the spa that you book time ($30 for 2 hours, although I didn't see how they monitor your time there) to enjoy the mineral pool/hot tub experience. Wonderful way to relax and enjoy the views that Oak Bay offers.
Written January 26, 2022
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Leah W
1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Solo
Loved my experience at Oak Bay spa. The environment is calming and beautiful, situated at the edge of the ocean.

Carmen provided the most rejuvenating facial! I left feeling very relaxed, with my skin glowing! Would highly recommend.
Written January 3, 2022
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maornellas
Aveiro, Portugal148 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
the most unbelievable experience in reflexology I’ve ever had with Gabriella. All the staff is so kind and I had a warm welcome there. Everything is so clean and relaxing. Looking forward to come back soon.
Written November 26, 2021
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Anneke F
Anneke F
Dear Advogadapaulista, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us here at the Boathouse Spa. Gabriella is truly a gem and we are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful treatment with her. We will be sure to pass your feedback onto her. Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to our spa very soon. Our Best Always.
Written December 2, 2021
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Conny Wylie
Ottawa, Canada420 contributions
Sep. 2021
Located at the world-class Oak Bay Beach Hotel, on pristine Vancouver Island, is the Boathouse Spa & Baths, an award winning, ocean front facility providing the ultimate in rejuvenation and relaxation.

The Boathouse is a full service spa with 4 treatment rooms as well as pedicure and manicure studios, eucalyptus steam room, a fitness centre and a heated salt water pool. The spa's signature feature are the 3 heated outdoor mineral pools that butt up to ocean for an infinity effect.

The Boathouse features treatments that incorporate seaweed, marine clay, an array of massages, facials, body wraps, salt glows and memorable experiences inspired by Oak Bay's seaside setting.

Surveying the spa catalog reveals a full complement of treatments ranging from "Walk on Water' pedicures to special Coupled Packages. To relieve my stressors I indulged in a relaxing massage enhanced with natural lava shells ,,,,,,,a soothing body treat. But the 'piece de resistance' was soaking in the heated seaside Mineral Baths ....a heavenly experience with the merging of the open sky, sun and coastal air.

So. if relief from the pangs of daily life is what you are after......then try the..................
Boathouse Spa & Baths ..............an Oasis-like Setting.
Written October 13, 2021
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Anneke F
Anneke F
Dear Room-in-my-suitcase, We are so incredibly honoured and pleased to read your lovely review. Your experience here at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel and the Boathouse Spa is why we strive to make every moment special and memorable for our guests. It made us so very happy to hear that we’ve succeeded and it will be our pleasure to pass this onto our team. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for sharing the afterglow! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written December 2, 2021
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FCurin
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Beautiful space and wonderful people. Best facial I’ve ever had. Ranjit was lovely. Looking forward to next visit
Written July 4, 2021
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Dear FCurin, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are truly glad to hear that this was the best facial you have ever had and your kind words have been passed on to Ranjit. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Avneet Manchanda Spa Manager
Written July 26, 2021
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sharon_1616
Victoria, Canada19 contributions
May 2021
Kim is my go to for facials. She is very knowledgeable and friendly, and offers a perfect balance of talking with me and also allowing me to just relax. As always my last facial was quite lovely and soothing and soooo relaxing.
During the treatment, she focused on my face and neck area. After a mask was on, she did a shoulder, high back massage (face up) and then did a massage on each arm and hands. She finished with a lovely scalp massage. My skin came out looking fabulous! I would highly recommend Kim!
Written May 21, 2021
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Dear Sharon_1616, Thank you for providing us with your feedback! I am so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your facial with Kim - she is so talented. I will be sure to pass your kind words on to her and we hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Avneet Manchanda Spa Manager
Written July 26, 2021
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Hayley A
2 contributions
May 2021
Kim is excellent! Highly recommend her for a relaxation massage. Professional, kind, and very attentive. I can't wait to go back!
Written May 19, 2021
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Kelsey K
1 contribution
Feb. 2021 • Solo
The best facial I’ve had! Vanessa did a great job and her recommendations on products was excellent. Highly recommend! Shout out to Becca working the front desk, so friendly and professional.
Written May 4, 2021
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Boathouse Spa is open:
  • Sun - Wed 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.