A Petite Retreat

Spa
4th and Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923 4th and Mission Street, Carmel Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Closed All Hours
+18312389055
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    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Report | 2 years ago
Great place in the heart of Carmel! Great massage & facial and a very nice owner! Left feeling relaxed and renewed......I would definitely return!
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Report | 2 years ago
Alison is very personable and kind. This massage was a great all over combo. She will cater to your sensitivity. Hidden gem!
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Report | 3 years ago
Well, I was not going to write this, but I was very disappointed in this deal. I arrived on time only to wait for 30 minutes for my treatment to begin. It was nice that Allison, the proprietor offered me some hot tea while I waited. Things got very strange after I started my spa session. Allison, the person who was going to give me my back scrub, massage and facial started talking to me about her personal problems. Then as we started into the treatments, she said something to the effect that she had been working so hard all day and was tired of talking so was it okay that things were quiet. I told her that was fine and that it would help me to relax into the treatments more. The backscrub was great, but that was all. At one point during the massage she left the room for 15 minutes or so and then came back, no explanation. The massage was lopsided, meaning there was no balance to what she was massaging and it did not match whatsoever on the other side of my body. Some areas were over massaged and some were not touch on the other side of my body at all. Also during the massage, She asked me if she could leave again because her married boyfriend was outside and she needed to talk to him. What was I going to say? Lastly, and this was the most shocking, she kissed me on the forehead. She apologized immediately for doing this, but it was strange indeed. I really don't even remember the facial part of the treatment. It was a really awkward session to say the least and because it started so late and seemed to go on past the 1 1/2 hours my husband, who was trying to pick me up so we could go see the sunset on the beach was upset with me because we missed it. I read other reviews about this place and they seemed mostly positive, but I did not experience that. In fact, I felt ripped off and not at all relaxed and peaceful as I usually do after every spa treatment I have ever had.
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Report | 3 years ago
Take the time to enjoy the location. My girlfriend and I both loved the tranquil and beautiful space. You can walk to shops and restaurants and wine tasting spots all within 1-2 blocks.
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Report | 3 years ago
Treat yourself!
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Report | 3 years ago
The treatment was 90 minutes but the Groupon advertises 3 hours. The lest amount of time would have been fine if the treatments were actually good. The groupon values the treatment at 300, but it was not even worth the 130 I spent. The facial was not a real facial. There were no extractions. She did not even remove my mascara. The massage was bad. I knots in my shoulders and she did not even work them. It felt like it was half-assed because I bought a Groupon. I would never recommend this place to anyone.
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Report | 4 years ago
Wonderful little place. Groupon was a great intro. I will return.
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Report | 4 years ago
A designated driver might be good. I was so relaxed after my treatment that I put my clothes on backwards! The place is gorgeous and Alison attended to my every comfort. Highly recommended.
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Report | 4 years ago
Funky location but good practitioner.
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Report | 4 years ago
Highly recommend !!!! :)
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From Our Editors

Carmel's A Petite Retreat provides body treatments, nail services, facials, massages and more. Keep those pores clear with a relaxing facial courtesy of the spa's expert aestheticians. Stop trying to hide fine lines and wrinkles behind make-up and reduce them with an injection. This spa understands that everyone has different needs and that's why they offer a variety of massage services, including deep tissue and Swedish massage. This spa respects your decisions by offering alternative treatments for you, including aromatherapy. When you need to take a breather from your busy schedule, head on over to A Petite Retreat.

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