SpaDiva Review-GrapeSeed Spa

SpaDiva Review-GrapeSeed Spa-Temecula, CA
SpaDivaReview Rating -   "Tranquility & Grace"
June 2010

1. Aesthetics/Location

Indulge yourself in tranquility and grace at GrapeSeed Spa, an all-encompassing spa oasis conveniently located at the South Coast Winery Resort in Temecula, California. Palm trees, vineyards, and the beautiful warmth of the sunshine await you and your every spa need is satisfied as you "drink" in every minute of elegance, tranquility, and grace at GrapeSeed Spa. It's only a 1-hour drive from San Diego or Los Angeles... so, you are just an hour away from total bliss!

2. Ambience

Grapeseed Spa is beautifully arranged with all spa comforts in mind. This three- story spa is masterfully planned to embody and surround you with luxury, style, and grace. From the classic architecture, private outdoor "garden-like" jacuzzi, modern decor, beautiful veranda overlooking the pool and vineyards in the distance, and stylish lounge areas, GrapeSeed Spa will "soothe your spa spirit" and satisfy your every spa wish, whim, and desire. You'll also be pleasantly surprised as you indulge in divine wine or champagne following your treatment(s), compliments of the South Coast Winery, of course.

3. Customer Service

From the greeting at the front desk till I was bid adieu upon my departure, I was greeted and treated with "pampered grace" throughout my entire 6-hour stay.  I was pleasantly surprised with the  professionalism, customer service and special attention practiced by each staff member I encountered including Brooke, Valentina, Marie, Nick, and Joy. My locker room attendant, Brooke, went out of her way to ensure I had everything I needed, and Nick the upstairs Spa Attendant practiced performance excellence each time he respectfully checked in with me to ensure I was on time for each of my appointments, scheduled my lunch, and was comfortable throughout the day. Joy, who provided a very relaxing pedicure, had such a positive spirit, that you could feel her "joy" and warmth when she addressed you. GrapeSeed Spa management obviously knows how to train their staff on exceeding guests expectations and just the right amount of special attention that a SpaDiva certainly appreciates. As we all know, it all starts with model leadership/management, so way to go, GrapeSeed Spa.

4. Qualified and skilled staff/Treatments

The SpaDiva selected a wonderful and inspiring May GrapeSeed Spa Package ($185) which included a 30-minute Body Treatment, 50-minute Champagne Facial,  Lucious Eye Treatment, and choice of a 50-minute Pampering Pedicure or Manicure. There were so many other spas I could have visited at home in San Diego, but this amazing spa package truly caught my attention and took me out to wine country!

The 30-minute Signature Body Treatment was a GrapeSeed & Sea Salt Scrub which was very quick, but pleasantly invigorating. It was a great way to begin my spa experience and series of treatments. Valentina from Russia politely gave me an overview of the scrub treatment and although the experience seemed to end too soon, I enjoyed every moment of the treatment: Valentina applying just the right pressure, a relaxing in-room shower, and being slathered with warm, soothing, and hydrating lotion. My skin glowed, my body and spirit felt awakened, and this treatment was the perfect "spatizer" in preparation for one of the most amazing facials I have ever had.

I was lucky to be scheduled with Spa Esthetician Marie Ning from Murietta, California for the 50-minute Champagne Facial. I cannot say enough about this rewarding and luxurious facial. It was one of the most relaxing facials I have ever had, one of the best facials I have ever had, and a facial where although I was amazingly relaxed, I remained intrigued about each stage and application throughout the facial. Each step felt so effective and Marie delivered a facial that is now on the SpaDiva's list as one of the Top 10 Best Facials in Southern California. Thank you, Marie, for giving me a facial that exceeded my expectations and left a lasting impression. I plan to recommend you and this facial to as many SpaDivas I can! 

5. Variety of Services Offered

GrapeSeed Spa offers a grande range of treatments, and spa services and includes a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, two waiting room areas, 14 treatment rooms, and a fitness center. At GrapeSeed Spa, you can indulge in an innovative range of body rituals, massages, wraps, scrubs, facials, pedicures, manicures, and luxurious spa packages. By the way, I wholeheartedly recommend their Couples Massage. Last year was the first time I experienced a Couples Massage, and I can't wait to return to GrapeSeed Spa to enjoy this experience again with my wonderful boyfriend. He introduced me to this spa last year on my birthday. He certainly knows what a SpaDiva wants and so does GrapeSeed Spa! So, grab your man and indulge in a memorable spa getaway to wine country!

Also, I already have a "Spa-Diva Do-List" of treatments I want to encounter at GrapeSeed Spa in the future: Moor Mud Wrap, Raindrop Technique Ritual, A "Full Day of Bliss" and of course, more half and full-day spa packages and specials!

6. Diva Essentials 

Every SpaDiva ammenity imaginable is available at GrapeSeed Spa:  refreshing water, wine, champagne, hot tea, fruit, and a Spa Cuisine Menu of healthy and delightful options. I enjoyed a delicious salad between treatments outside on the veranda overlooking the resort pool, and gazed into a gorgeous view of Palm trees, rolling hills, mountains, and vineyards. Spa Attendant Nick graciously took my order earlier in the day & scheduled my lunch to arrive on time between treatments later in the afternoon. It was the perfect schedule and I really enjoyed my time on the veranda to truly partake in GrapeSeed's tranquility. It gives you the space, time, ambience, and comfort to truly unwind, reflect, and fully appreciate  the beauty of where you are and who you are.

7. Diva Necessities                               

All body and beauty care products and were present and readily available throughout the spa, and the robes are absolutely gorgeous, plush, and comfortable whether you are indoors or outside on the veranda. The GrapeSeed Spa also has a quaint little store near the entrance with great spa items that will help you extend your spa experience at home.

8. Bonus Items                 

So many value-added items to mention. To me the entire spa experience was the bonus!  From the amazing spa package at an affordable price, gorgeous and spacious marble showers, inspiring veranda, beautiful, private outdoor whirlpool, pampered attention from spa staff, charming elegance, and outstanding treatments and services, collectively GrapeSeed Spa is a unique experience definitely worthy of a Spa Diva!  I am currently exploring listing GrapeSeed Spa as one of my top 10 SpaDiva Spas in Southern California... Stay tuned!

9. Cleanliness
The SpaDiva's cleanliness rating for GrapeSeed Spa is 10 out of 10.

10. Final Reflection/Final Comments
The SpaDiva unequivocally recommends and strongly encourages you to experience the tranquility, grace, and uniqueness of GrapeSeed Spa. The experience will exceed your expectations and nourish your body, mind, and soul. The SpaDiva wishes you a meaningful, indulgent, and divine time to unwind at the GrapeSeed Spa.