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Spa Mandalay (and general spa) reservations question

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by 44inarow, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    So my next trip is with a girl who wants to spend a day or two getting spa treatments. I'm not sure what, exactly, she's planning on doing, but as a general matter, is that the sort of thing that should be booked in advance, and if so, how far in advance do you guys recommend? As I've literally never set foot in a Vegas spa (which is something I really should change at some point), I have no idea what the protocol is.
     
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    You can book your appointments with the hotel concierge once your arrive there. I think most people book an appointment after they get there. It is possible it could be sold out (like trying to make a same day dinner or show reservation).

    My wife calls the Spa a day or two before we leave for Vegas. That way it's locked in and don't have to worry about it.

    I'll say this (based on my Wife's opinion)... The spa @ THEHotel is waaay better/nicer than the spa @ Mandalay Bay!
     
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    texdan17 Low-Roller

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    I usually book 2-3 weeks out to give me the best chance of booking my time and, when available, my preferred technician. I have had a number of friends try to book once they arrived and had to adjust plans to accommodate availability. I'm a super advanced planner though so YMMV. And yes, go for The Hotel spa if possible.
     
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    No need to go through the concierge. Just call the spa directly.

    I've always booked last minute since I never know when or where I will feel like going, and I've always been able to get in- but I'm also fairly flexible about timing and service provider. If you know you only have a couple of days where spa visits can be accomplished, make the reservation in advance:thumbsup: You can always try to adjust (timing or treatments) later if needed.

    Make sure PLENTY of relaxation time is included when planning out the spa day(s):wave:
     
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    I always call the spa about 2-3 weeks out and schedule the services. my wife has particular therapists that she likes at each property, so I give it extra time to make sure we can get with them. but I often just schedule something for myself at the last minute if I feel like it.
     
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    She's never been before (she's just tagging along on my regularly-scheduled spring trip), so requesting a particular person isn't really an issue, but considering this is an unfortunately-short trip, and the only full days we're there are Saturday and Sunday, I'm getting the sense that it's worth having her book in advance either way, in case it's busy.

    I know for restaurants, I pretty much never book in advance (except for Picasso, because I have a particular table I like to sit at), but since spas are unfamiliar territory for me, this is helpful advice.
     
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    I usually call 7 to 10 days in advacne so as to reserve the time I want
     
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