I wanted to go somewhere out of town last Holy Week (like Pansol), but laziness at making the long drive got the better of me. Until my kids said “Ace Water Spa!” They really enjoyed their first time there and wanted to go back. It used to be that their favorite was the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark. Ace – located in Del Monte Avenue, Quezon City (corner of Banawe) – is more expensive, but it’s also nearer and is already a good alternative for them.
Unfortunately, the spa is not blogger-friendly, meaning photographs are not allowed to be taken inside. So I just had to make do with taking a pic from the glass panel to give you an idea what it’s all about.
The water park is composed of a 25m four-lane lap pool, the Lazy River, waterfalls, steam sauna, the hot herbal pools, the cold pool and the different water massage areas. Among these are the bubble bed, jet chair, the eight-nozzle shower, the multi-point massage, and more targetting specific points of the body like the head, shoulders, chest and waist. There’s even a spot for buttocks massage!
The place is festooned inside and outside with posters proclaiming the benefits of hydrotherapy massage which uses the Ultrasonic Jet System to target parts of the body . A dip in the pool is recommended to regulate blood pressure, soothe muscle pains, and treat illnesses like arthritis and diabetes, among other things.
The spa is quite strict about their rules and procedures. Strictly swimming attire is allowed – no shorts and sandos people! 😀 The pools are mixed male and female, but the toilets-cum-changing rooms are, of course, segregated. A shower is also required before using the pools.
Photo shows the reception area. I really didn’t enjoy it much during my last visit because the place was simply filled with people, but my kids didn’t seem to mind. When the spa is this jampacked, it’s hard to use the facilities and you won’t really enjoy the quiet time that you desire. I would think Ace would be consistently crowded as this summer is one of the hottest and most humid we’ve seen in years.
Luckily, they have rest areas, a sky garden or you can choose to relax in the adjoining coffeeshop.
Love their hot fruit tea! This is simply hot Lipton tea mixed with lemon and chopped fruits for a jug-ful of flavor.
My kids had cakes while I ordered this crispy boneless chicken dish (P265) since I wanted to find out if it was like the delicious Taiwan fried chicken I tasted back in Penang. The food in their coffeeshop is quite expensive and you’d really be better off exploring the neighboring Banawe for culinary treats.
Ace Water Spa
399 Del Monte Avenue (corner Banaue St.)
SFDM, Quezon City
Telephone No. 3678040 to 41
Entrance fees valid for four hours:
Kids four feet & below: P250
Monday to Sunday
6 am to 11 pm