BAZAAR Spa Awards 2020: Best Traditional Onsen Treatment

Urban Retreat Onsen Spa

Onsen Journey 4, RM399 for 180 minutes


Disconnect and recalibrate with one of Japan’s best-kept beauty secret, the sensorial Onsen treatment that dates back to as far as the eighth century. Transport yourself to the scenic city of Kanazawa, where ancient ryokans provide some of the world’s best public onsen spas, right at the heart of the bustling Mont Kiara district. The dim-lit atmosphere of Urban Retreat Onsen puts you at a state of calm as you move through a canopy of bamboo shoots into individual treatment rooms, equipped with the Ofuro Japanese bath.


Often practised daily by Japanese locals in traditional ryokan houses, onsen baths are known for its naturally healing mineral-rich waters that offer anti-ageing benefits and the ability to cure skin diseases and chronic pain. After a soak in these custom-made bath tubs, the indulgent rice-based body scrub is your relaxing solution to supple, smooth skin. Wrapping this pampering session up is a 60-minute aromatherapy massage that awakens all your senses, giving you a great kick-start to your day.

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“I felt different after my treatment, emotionally. The whole experience was simply wonderful and one unlike I’ve ever experienced before—and that says something! By the end of the three-hour treatment, I found myself craving for more. To discover something that brings so many health benefits to our being and still be astoundingly pampering is so rewarding.” – Lim Ai San, founder of Robson 7 and panel judge of Harper’s BAZAAR Malaysia Spa Awards 2020

L2-02 Second Floor, 163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 017-881 4486.