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“Terrible massage, very over priced”
Review of Chivit Chiva

Chivit Chiva
Ranked #400 of 529 Spas & Wellness in Bangkok
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Simply terrible.
I opted for the 60 minute aromatherapy massage at 1200b.
The spa itself looks lovely and with the prices they ask, I was expecting (and happy to pay for) an amazing, high end massage. What I got was an inexperienced young girl who painfully dug her thumb in various parts of my body. She was obviously trying hard and wanted to do a good job, she just didn't know how; I find it hard to believe she had had any training.
The room felt damp and the 'aromatherapy' oil did not have any scent at all. It also lacked in the little touches that make an expensive massage worth it - no calming music, lovely warm towels or eye mask here, just a shabby brown blanket and blasting air con.
1200b for one hour is a high price anyway (even amongst the most up market spas) but to then not deliver made this even worse.
Would not recommend. Will not return.
Urban Retreat is round the corner - go there.

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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

1. Unwashed towels and bathrobes.
2. No choices of oil. Whatever you choose is the same. The essential oil is of very poor quality and wasn't absorbed at all.
3. Water of the shower is not hot enough.
5. Complaint was not handled at all. Posts on their Facebook were immediately deleted. Management of the company should address customers' concerns, shouldn't they?
6. Construction noise was there throughout the whole treatment.
7. Extremely overpriced! For the same price, I can go to a more luxurious spa with much better quality.
8. Definitely a place to be avoided!

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

I stopped by there today and was floored by the pricing. What makes them doubl HealthLand or Ruen Naad.......what really justifies this kinda activity. There is a binder and I saw the first page and realized I had entrered a parallel universe. Thai massage in New York is even cheaper and this supposedly is in Bangkok.....it felt like it anyway as I walked in and out

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Reviewed 8 February 2015

I spent 1200 baht on a body massage here, as I knew other places nearby would be fully booked. There are reasons for why those places are busy and Chuvit Chiva is not, however, and I was definitely ripped off.

Chuvit Chiva simply cannot justify the prices it charges. The interior design is mediocre and no more thoughtful than in cheaper spas here. It's very dark - probably to hide the fact that the interior really is not very luxurious or relaxing. The tea they serve you afterwards is ridiculously sweet and almost undrinkable. The oil used was nothing special, and the masseuse I had didn't even try to warm up the oil with her hands, instead pouring cold oil on me in an already cold room. I was freezing throughout the massage. I also know that my masseuse ended my massage 5 minutes before it was meant to finish, and I wish now I had checked with her her the exact time the massage would end. She tried to cover it up by asking if I wanted to have a shower straight afterwards, which I thought was strange as I thought you were meant to not shower straight after an oil massage in order for it to be effective. Again, I wish I had queried it at the time but I was far too polite. She must have seen me coming!

I had a good foot massage before there, but it was not as insanely overpriced as the oil massage. Chuvit Chiva have clearly spotted a gap in the market for people who are willing to pay that for a rubbish massage because the other places are so popular and booked out. Don't be a mug like me; go to a more reputable and fairly priced spa like Asia Herb Company or Urban Retreat if you want a decent massage in that part of Sukhumvit at a mid-priced spa.

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Reviewed 5 December 2014

Me and friends wanted a massage and Chivit Chiva was recommended by friends. The place had a very nice personal boutique-spa feel. Very clean and cosy. They had a pretty decent spa menu but we had already decided on a 2-hr full body massage. It was heavenly! Prices at Chivit Chiva are slightly higher compared to Healthland (which IMO has become abit too commercialized) but worth it for the exclusivity and pampering. Their location near Asok BTS station and Terminal21 is a plus.

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