First Spa Day? Here’s What You Should Expect


When you are visiting London, you might feel tempted to spend as much time as possible exploring the city and visiting museums, landmarks and events until your feet are aching.

But unwinding a bit, booking spa day and heading straight to The Montcalm Royal London House Spa are very important facets of your trip, too. In fact, they are the perfect solution for aching feet after a round trip from Montcalm Royal London City Hotel to Westminster and back!

If this is your first time having a spa day, then you are in for a real treat. Don’t feel anxious if you don’t know what to expect, because we’ve laid it out for you plain and simple so that the process is almost as relaxing as the spa-day-treatments themselves.

Picking a treatment

When you have never had a spa day before, it can be difficult to decide which treatment is for you. You aren’t sure what works for you or not, and the list of treatments seems never-ending, from deep tissue massages to reflexology.

Thankfully, The Montcalm Royal London House Spa is armed with experts of the field. So if you are feeling overwhelmed, seek advice from them. Let them know how you are feeling, where you are holding tension, what you want to get out of the spa day and your pain threshold and they will be able to recommend something perfectly suited to you.

Getting there

For those staying at The Montcalm Royal London City Hotel and getting a treatment in the hotel’s spa, you can skip this point. Getting there is easy – just head downstairs!

Now, for everyone else…

This is less a piece of advice that suggests you figure out where you need to go - though, of course, that is important - and more some guidance on what is expected of you when it comes to timeliness. The dreamiest of massages come at a cost and that is that they are much sought-after. Meaning: don’t leave a masseuse waiting, or risk disrupting a structured and busy schedule as well as having your own treatment shortened to accommodate the disruption.

It is probably best to arrive an hour earlier than you are meant to be there, and that way you can maximise on the spa facilities and really make the most of your spa day. You don’t want to counteract the peaceful self-centring with rush or panic.

Another important note regarding timeliness is that you are required to cancel your bookings that you cannot attend at least 48 hours before the time. This is to ensure the spa can run smoothly and to pay respect. You will not receive a refund if you cancel after the 48-hour window.

Spa facilities

Apart from the muscle-melting magic that oozes out of the spa professionals’ hands, the best part about a spa day is the facilities.

This is your chance to really pamper yourself and make the most of this special haven of repose. Idle away in the steam room, feeling your troubles evaporate along with the hot water. Enjoy the swimming pool, but remember that this is not your local pool and dive-bombs should not be a feature of your aqua-activities. Not only for the sake of your own peacefulness, but in respect of others using the facilities.


Other than the already-mentioned etiquette, there are a few more rules that are set-up for your own benefit, as well as the other people enjoying the facilities. There are no phones, cameras or smoking allowed in the Montcalm Royal London House Spa. While this may seem limiting at first, you will discover that by the end of your luxurious spa day of relaxation that you hardly missed them, feeling at peace with yourself and your surroundings. You will feel your stress disappear with every breath of lightly-scented, muscle-relaxing air.

Private spa day

If you have realised on reading through these guidelines that you didn’t expect there to be other people involved in your tranquil space, then a private spa day may be more your scene. The hotel offers spa packages London which take place from the comfort of your room. The spa and grooming services can be administered without you needing to move very far from your bed - luxury at its peak! Chat to the reception, or dial them up on your hotel phone and see what treatments are available for you to enjoy.

Alternatively, if you are travelling in a group and want to enjoy the spa facilities whilst still enjoying your privacy, there is the option to privately hire the entire spa. This ultimate spa day experience can involve whichever treatments you like, tailored to your request. Expect first-class treatment and a day so soothing that the world outside the Montcalm will seem like an alternate universe.

Fitness equipment

Though sitting on the slightly less relaxing side of the scale, exercising can be an incredibly effective way of preparing your muscles for a massage and for gaining a clear state of mental health. You can either achieve this with laps of the sparkling blue pool, or you can head to the state-of-the-art gym.

You can expect to find a fully functional work-out area with everything you might need to make your session impeccable. You have the option of training on your own schedule, but there are also personal trainers around if you are looking to focus your work-outs on specific areas, or train efficiently for any upcoming events. They have all the skill and know-how to set you on the track for success.


If you have a whole spa day planned, then this does not apply to you. However, if you have set up a range of short treatments, it is important to remember that there are limitations on the use of the spa facilities. They are linked to an hour-long session minimum. This means that nail and grooming treatments won’t gain you access to the pool, saunas and so on. However, if you are only interested in these sorts of sessions but still want to enjoy the luxurious facilities on offer, then simply purchase the spa package that enables that. It costs £40 and includes robes, slippers, towels and refreshments.

So book those spa packages London and prepare for utter tranquillity. Restore your body and come home from your trip refreshed and relaxed. Once you have had your first spa day, keeping these things in mind and managing your expectations accordingly, you will be converted for life. Never again will you head to the city and not immediately crave a treatment from the Montcalm Royal London House Spa.

A day of luxury awaits!