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The Petite Retreat

748 E 12th St, Houston, TX 77008-7124
+1 713-520-8999
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Wonderful visit. Immediately felt relaxed when we walked in the door with soft music and incense... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Jason K
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Soooo nice

Had an amazing aromatherapy massage / facial and Japanese foot treatment. I feel amazing. Service... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
Jenn M
via mobile
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Located in the Historical Heights District, this spa caters to the massage "snob" (haha) and couple's who are looking for a romantic get away. They only serve one client or couple at a time and were voted #1 on Citysearch 2010 for Best Couple's Massage, Best Shiatsu Massage, & Best Pre-natal Massage and were in the top 3 for Best Sports, Deep tissue, & Therapeutic Massage Voted Best Massage in Houston on Citysearch 2011. Brides Choice 2013 and Best Massage on Houston's "A" List.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“date night” (2 reviews)
“therapist” (7 reviews)
“facial” (4 reviews)
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748 E 12th St, Houston, TX 77008-7124
+1 713-520-8999
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful visit. Immediately felt relaxed when we walked in the door with soft music and incense smells. The therapist did an amazing job with the just the right amount of pressures we asked for. The room was perfect, beds were comfortable and the atmosphere was...More

Thank Jason K
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing aromatherapy massage / facial and Japanese foot treatment. I feel amazing. Service was incredible and the place was beautiful!!

Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I had a delightful experience this past Saturday morning having several treatments at The Petite Retreat. It starts with a soothing, peaceful feeling as soon as you enter the spa. I had never had a facial before, but I'm a believer now....More

Thank dwarner522
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My husband booked a couples massage at this place as a surprise for our anniversary. The place is a quaint old house in the Heights. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the nice aroma! Upon checking in we were given a...More

1  Thank Raeven_11
Reviewed 21 April 2016

What a great find. Quiet, romantic small place in the middle of a big city. My husband and I both had great messages then spent an hour in the hot tub. This place was clean, quiet and very romantic. Small and quant I was concerned...More

Thank connie h
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

I bought a voucher for my wife. I was told that she needed to get there 15-20 min early to fill out paperwork. She had an appt for 1:00 and was there at 12:35. Door was locked. It said to call the # and she...More

3  Thank Kevin P
thepetiteretreat, Manager at The Petite Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

We apologize for any confusion on your wife's spa day. Our door was indeed unlocked, however it has been brought to our attention that our front door sign was confusing and lead guests to perceive that our door was locked and to call for entry....More

Reviewed 29 October 2015

Last night I wanted to have a mid week date night with my love. The Petite Retreat filled that order to a T. The service and atmosphere was top of the line in offering us the best and most relaxed and romantic get away. Cysti...More

Thank bmartin643
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I was traveling to Houston for the NAPE Oil And Gas Expo and happened upon The Petite Retreat . My therapist was very attentive , professional and gave me a much needed , excellent massage . I got so relaxed , I fell asleep toward...More

1  Thank Hanes C
Reviewed 23 February 2015

My wife and I were visiting her family in Houston last week. Her sister suggested The Petite Retreat for a Valentine's Day treat, but they were all booked up so we went the following Monday. I really enjoyed my massage, and my wife said her...More

1  Thank LtColG1996
Reviewed 23 February 2015

I can't compare to other places since this was my first massage. But it was amazing. It's in a converted Heights bungalow with a cute court yard with nice landscaping. Me and my girlfriend were served mimosas and snacks with strawberries. The atmosphere in the...More

1  Thank Gonzalo M
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