We all need a dose of the royal treatment sometimes, and these fabulous spots around Adelaide are ready and waiting to provide it. Go ahead – you’ve earned it!
Beauty on a budget
We’ll begin with some nice beauty therapy, which means we’re off to Orbe. Norwood’s very own palace of hair, skin, nails and lashes offers everything you could possibly desire in a salon, from waxing and tanning to manicures and pedicures. There’s no better pick-me-up than sitting back and relaxing in a comfy chair while a trained technician makes you look (even more) beautiful, so get on down to Orbe today. These talented girls treat both women and men, you should definitely check out their package deals if you fancy some serious pampering.
Spoil yourself with a spa
Temple is consistently voted as the very best day spa in Adelaide, so it’s fair to say they’re doing something right. Lots of things, in fact, including a lush range of facials, massages, hydrotherapy treatments, and plenty more besides. The setting is more tranquil and comfortable than you could ever imagine, and they do great specials for couples, brides and pregnant women. Go in for the ‘Temple Exquisite’, which includes a facial, massage and spa pedicure, and come out floating on cloud nine.
“What an incredible experience. My skin and my soul feel nourished after a few hours at Temple Day Spa. Beautiful staff, who are not only highly professional but very discreet and accommodating. Amazing atmosphere! The Vichy Shower is just the most wonderful treatment… It’s going to be hard not to rave about Temple Day Spa. Thank you for a truly delicious morning.” – IndyGad
Fancy foodie treats
You might think eggs are a pretty fundamental ingredient to cakes, but the masterful chefs at Eggless Dessert Cafe have blown that notion right out the water. They’ve got a simply stunning line-up of desserts that changes every month, and they’re all utterly delicious. Think blue cheese, honey & rosemary cheesecake, chocolate & lemon meringue pie, and the decadent chocolate yogo cake. Load up your plate and dig in. Pure bliss.
“AWESOME!!! had an amazing time bringing the kids in last time, they loved everything – and it was secretly better because I got to have a bite from each dessert on the menu, and didn’t have to feel guilty about eating a whole dessert! you guys are beautiful, and I’m so lucky to be able to come in and have great service when I do.” – TheMiddleIngredient
Nourish the soul
Relaxing seclusion, luxurious surrounds and a wide selection of healing therapies await you at Authenticity Spa Resort, set in a historic old house an hour away from the city. The building has been given a state-of-the-art makeover to transform it into a plush haven of rejuvenation, with fitness sessions, yoga, gourmet health food and loads of wonderful spa treatments available to try. So if you need to get away, spend some time relaxing and enjoying peace, quiet and a little pampering, then this is the place for you.
“I needed a little getaway so I decided to take my best friend away with me to Authenticity Wellness Retreat to escape the city life. It was much needed for the both of us and it was so relaxing. The room itself which we stayed was lovely, very old style but was nice to stay somewhere not hotel-like. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to retreat away for a little while.” – xbabydollx
Splurge on a staycation
We can’t always jet off to some exotic paradise, but Adelaide’s got plenty of great choices for a mini-escape in the heart of the city. Mayfair Hotel is a glitzy, ridiculously posh venue in the entertainment precinct, where everything is gorgeous and your slightest whim will be met by the outstanding staff. The restaurant is exceptional, and the views from the rooftop bar will leave you breathless.
“The Mayfair Hotel has a gooooorgeous rooftop bar with a beautiful view of Rundle Mall. I love the decor and the small area, although it does make it hard to move around. The drinks were delicious, but the service was a bit slow. You get that with a small bar though. Would definitely recommend the honeycomb espresso martini. OMG!” – Dayemm