Garden Retreat Spa
253 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
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01/30/2012Provided by Citysearch -
The atmosphere was incredible! So quiet. So peaceful. So relaxing. We went late in the evening and needed some relief from our strenuous travels. We got it! Highly recommend the hot stone massage. Friendly staff. Very helpful. Clean, spacious massage rooms. Very enjoyable experience.
09/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
this is my story... i've been wanting to get this service and i did plenty of research before taking my decision. i don't regret going to g.r.s. at all! the experience was all i was looking for. you arrive, smily woman greets you, then she takes u to a private room with lockers, you change into a robe and slippers. i reccomend bringing your own slippers just to save u from fungus.
then table shower, warm water everywhere!, ahhhh yess.... now you're clean and ready for a massage. nice relaxing music...full body massage, excellent massage! the masseuse was a definitely a professional. massage in process, no rush...then an hour has almost gone by... soft touch is offered near the end...accepted.... then turn around and....!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was a new man when i left the place...
03/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
70 dollars for a one hour massage. Met by professional english speaking staff. They usher you to a private room with lockers. You change into a robe and slippers. A pretty asian woman will take you to the table shower room. Soap and warm water everywhere. Amazing. Then its off to the massage room. I received a no rush amazing massage from head to toe. No haggle (included in price) full body massage (yea!). I felt like a new man. I tipped my pretty asian 30 and she was happy. I didn't ask (didn't care) but other special services didn't seem to be available.
12/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Went to this facility at midnight. The place is pretty clean, but run like a assemly line. Lockers are available for belongings. Get your table shower, go to the massage room (very clean), clothed masseuse comes in (no option to pick your choice, they take turns). Spends a lot of time on the back and the neck giving swedish and deep tissue, which was the best part. Dims the lights and gives a soft touch massage, caressing the back. Turns you over and the end is close.
Too much in and out of the room to get towels and supplies.
On the way out, front desk person (another masseuse) and my provider not too happy with a 21% tip. I got short changed on my hour by a few minutes.
Although you'll leave ""happy"", but wishing there was more.
08/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I will admit, I always wanted to try someplace like this but was too nervous. One day I had such a stressful day at work I decided to try a place like this out. I found G.R.S through the internet. I was greeted on the phone by a friendly voice and it was very simple to arrange an appointment. When I got there which was very easy to find, I was greeted with smiles and the girl in the front even said my name. I was very nervous at first, the girls even asked me my age because I looked too young. With that aside and to make things shorter, I been to this place a total of five times in two weeks. The girls are really good, cute and pretty. The receptionist to me is gorgeous and I love going there to see her. Too bad she doesn't do any massages.
I highly recommend this place to anyone. The place is clean, neat and you feel good after you leave. They are very professional and they will leave you ""happy"". I am a big tipper and the girls are worth it, they work hard everyday and deserve a big tip. I have tried another place and seen and felt the difference, I will be going to this place until I die.
05/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
So far I have been there twice, The 70$ up-front price is very fair. The women are attractive and friendly. If you are afraid to remove your clothing they are very easy-going and make you feel comfortable. They don't rush and take their time when giving a massage. I felt great after my massage for several days. The place looks nice and is of decent size as well.
01/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Nice looking place, cozy environment, very clean and private. Fantastic Swedish massage done with intricate detail. My back felt great for three days. It was a great way to relieve those aches, pains and tight muscles that I get from sitting in a swivel chair for way too many hours.
The girls that I saw were very attractive and expert at their craft.