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Good Spa Awards

Good Spa Awards

    Great news, we have been nominated for the prestigious Good Spa Awards in the Regional Category, as the Best London Spa! A discerning panel picked the shortlist, but THE WINNER IS DECIDED BY YOU.  Do you love The Spa? Share it - let everybody know!  Your Vote Counts - Help Us Win!  

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Spa Stays at Dolphin House, as Recommended by Tripadvisor

Spa Stays at Dolphin House, as Recommended by Tripadvisor

Have you ever felt that your spa day ends too quickly and before long you have to go home instead of prolonging the pleasure of relaxation? We have a perfect solution for you - combine your spa package with a stay in Dolphin House Serviced Apartments. You can trust them to take good care of you - after all, Tripadvisor's just awarded Dolphin House a Certificate of…

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Arabian Nights Luxury Spa Break Giveaway

Arabian Nights Luxury Spa Break Giveaway

UPDATE: Competition is now closed. Thank you all for participating. We will be announcing a winner on Sunday 03.06.12. To celebrate our Half Birthday, we are giving away a luxury Arabian Nights Spa Break. Follow the instructions below! //

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Happy Half Birthday to Us!

Happy Half Birthday to Us!

Today we are 6 months young. What a journey it had been, taking this vision from dream to reality! From the start, we fiercely believed in our philosophy of blending the ancient and the modern, of infusing the centuries-old traditions with the cutting edge innovation. It is extremely gratifying to see our ethos accepted, shared and taken to heart. We want to say THANK YOU SO MU…

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The Marathon Des Sables

The Marathon Des Sables

Each year the toughest runners on Earth compete in the gruelling heat of Sahara in the so-called Sand Marathon. To tackle the challenge of this magnitude, their bodies and physical wellbeing have to be at their peak. Whatever your personal challenge is this year, whether you are running a Marathon, 5000 miles, or are confronting the daily trials of life, your body deserves to be looked …

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The Spa Lighting

The Spa Lighting

What was intrinsic to me as part of the design process was to introduce the artesian elements of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. It was vital for me to encompass the delicate light and also (and probably more importantly to me in the design process), Shadow. The most memorable thing to me about my travels to Morocco was ‘shadow’, delicate, hand carved shadow, pouring from the most b…

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Tadelakt

Tadelakt

The New Hammam, is almost compete, it has been hand crafted in the traditional plaster finish know as Tadelakt. Tadelakt is also known as tadelak and tadlakt. It is both a decorative and waterproof plaster, fashioned from lime specific to the Marrakech region of Morocco, North Africa. Little has been written down as the art relies on an oral tradition between artisans to keep it alive. …

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Making Of The Spa

Making Of The Spa

When I first had the idea to create The Spa in Dolphin Square, I wanted to bring my Moroccan experience to London, but needed to adapt it for a Western market in a busy urban environment. I took what was important to me living in London and fused it with the traditions I had observed in Marrakech. I love tradition but in my opinion, it often only works in the environment where it was cr…

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