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About My Vacation: Cleopatra SPA Experience

This is the second post about my vacation and this time it’s about SPA (First post about food you can check out here). I heard that Cleopatra is a very famous treatment is some Arabic countries and mostly in Egypt so I wanted to give it a try. So what is in the programm:

  1. Sauna
  2. Steam room – several minutes, then Coconut peeling
  3. Steam room
  4. Face mask
  5. Jacuzzi
  6. Thai massage with oils

Sounds great, right? But before I tell you my impression here is some general information about Cleopatra (known also for all the beauty rituals that she loved) for you.


(Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra)

Cleopatra was regarded as a great beauty, even in the ancient world. In his Life of Antony, Plutarch remarks that “judging by the proofs which she had had before this of the effect of her beauty upon Caius Caesar and Gnaeus the son of Pompey, she had hopes that she would more easily bring Antony to her feet. For Caesar and Pompey had known her when she was still a girl and inexperienced in affairs, but she was going to visit Antony at the very time when women have the most brilliant beauty”. Later in the work, however, Plutarch indicates that “her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her.” Rather, what ultimately made Cleopatra attractive were her wit, charm and “sweetness in the tones of her voice.”

Cassius Dio also spoke of Cleopatra’s allure: “For she was a woman of surpassing beauty, and at that time, when she was in the prime of her youth, she was most striking; she also possessed a most charming voice and knowledge of how to make herself agreeable to every one. Being brilliant to look upon and to listen to, with the power to subjugate every one, even a love-sated man already past his prime, she thought that it would be in keeping with her role to meet Caesar, and she reposed in her beauty all her claims to the throne.”

The source of all information above is Wikipedia. You can read the rest of this article there. And  you can also check out different actresses playing Cleopatra.

So this is my impression

monica bellucci cleopatra

(Monica Bellucci as Cleopatra)

Jacuzzi was not working, they had only anti-aging mask which I don’t need yet so it was a big minus ( they did not have any other masks to offer, I asked). I already payed for this programm so I did not have any discount for this.

But in general I liked it, my skin was so soft and silky after the peeling and the massage of all body made by Thai woman with aroma oils was also amazing. The sauna and the steam room is the same as everywhere and was not bad at all.

Would I recommend you this programm? Yes, I would, but check if everything is working before you pay!

So what do you think about such kind of posts?

I always like reading about  beauty treatments from different countries and will try to write about my experience after my upcomming vacations as well. I’d love to hear about your beauty experience from different countries (or the one you live in). What did you like?

2 Responses to “About My Vacation: Cleopatra SPA Experience”
  1. Steam Rooms, Hot Tubs, Saunas says:

    It’s unfortunate that they didn’t have the treatment you’d expected, but you might be interested to know that steam rooms and saunas (as well as whirlpools when they’re working) are good for more than just relaxation.

    Saunas and steam rooms are great for your skin, as you already found out, and can also help with respiratory discomfort (the same way sitting in a steamy bathroom would help your cough when you were a child). The sweat that both saunas and steam rooms cause can help flush impurities from your body, and increase your over all sense of well being.

    So you see, even without the extra treatments sitting in a sauna or steam room can be quite beneficial.

  2. Marina says:

    Thank you for such a nice comment!
    Yes, I know how good those treatments are for the skin and health and I like it!
    But I am just upset that I did not get any discount at least or was not warned about the situation.

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