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Commune by the Great Wall, Badaling Highway (Great Wall)
(86) 010-8118-1888 | spa.anantara.com
SERVICESBody treatments; massages; facials; bath and steam rituals; hair and beauty
SIGNATURE TREATMENTBalinese Massage
PRICE (60 MIN. BALINESE MASSAGE)RMB 480
COMPLEMENTARY FACILITIESRooftop yoga pavilion; cafe
Set in the scenic architectural exhibition-cum-luxury hotel Commune by the Great Wall, this sprawling three-story spa treats both weary bodies and sore eyes with its cutting-edge treatment facilities and gorgeous vistas. Across the single and double treatment suites, contemporary glass-and-steel whitewashed design is softened with traditional touches like cool azure tiles and deep bamboo soaking tubs. The treatment offerings focus heavily on Asian massage and aromatherapy, though the expert staff is well-versed in techniques from around the globe.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other; friends; family; yourself
WHY WE LIKE IT
The remote mountain setting is a lovely change from central Beijing’s concrete jungle. Breathtaking views of the Great Wall and the invigorating fresh air leave us feeling pampered and relaxed long after our treatment is over.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The location. With a two-hour drive away from the city center to get here, it’s really not worth it unless you’re staying at the hotel. This is a modern and bright spa–if traditional, warm-colored, cozy spas are more your style, this is not for you.
GOOD TO KNOW
When booking, definitely ask for a treatment room with a view of the Great Wall. If you don’t want to make the trek from the city just for one treatment, check out their menu of weekend retreat packages, which usually include luxury accommodation, hikes on the Great Wall, and yoga overlooking the mountains. If you’ve got children in tow, there’s a kids’ club for them to hang out in while you get pampered.
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