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There’s good and bad to be said about the fitness center at the hotel. The good: there were many state-of-the-art modern machines (including treadmills, stairmasters and stationary bikes), weights, circuit training and even some machines you don’t ordinarily see in a gym, such as the Power Plate – which is essentially a big expensive powerful vibrating machine. The room (actually one long room, with a small room at either end) was clean, had plenty of mirrors, and decent air circulation. Towels and water were offered and there was a locker room.
The negative is that the gym was very narrow. The walls were painted a dull color. Even the photos I took came out somewhat dismal (I apologize). If there was a way to open up the room more, and spruce it up with some bright colors and decorations, I think the ambiance would be much better. Here are some photos:
This hotel also had an indoor swimming pool. It is gorgeous! Even the scroll work on the door to the pool is incredible!
The hotel also had a spa, called the Mandara Spa, that looked really warm and inviting. The spa used the same Elemis products used in the hotel rooms and also used by British Airways at their airport lounges. If only I had had time for a massage or other treatment…..
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