K West is a four-star hotel in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, with gym facilities, a bar and a restaurant.
It prides itself on cutting edge designs fashioned by Noel Pierce, of Pierce Design International, and an award-winning spa.
On arrival I was greeted by fur jackets, leather gloves, designer bags, smart suits and shiny shoes everywhere I looked.
The welcome party may have been just a little over the top, but the atmosphere was relaxing, with soothing music flowing through the spa.
It was a little island of calm that contrasted with its location – which boasts scruffy pubs and equally scruffy drunkards – but still within walking distance of the vast Westfield shopping centre.
I’d never opened a glass door with such care, making sure not to break anything. Safely inside, I looked around and realised that K West Spa’s decor definitely hits the spot – the perfect location for a day of pampering with friends, or a Valentine’s Day treat with a loved one.
During my time there, I had a pedicure in the nail bar which lasted for 70 minutes – an unforgettable experience. The treatment was impressive – my feet felt brand new – and I was even given a complimentary LCN nail varnish.
As many spa-goers will agree, a treatment in silence is most relaxing, but in this instance there were constant interruptions, and being consistently disturbed as part of K Spa’s version of ‘four star service’ was irritating.
If I had taken a quid for every time I was asked if I was “okay”, I would’ve probably left with the amount I was charged for my treatment – £55. Expensive? No wonder she kept on asking me if I was okay.
Being my first spa experience, K Spa has definitely set the benchmark for future trips.
That said, if there was an award for the most irritating spa staff then they would certainly be in the running.
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Images courtesy of: K West Hotel & Spa