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
A buttocks massage? Who would want one and why? Just curious.
Mr Z says
Why, someone with sore buttocks, of course! Try six hours in the drivers’ seat, with few stops, or an hour-long marathon session on the Nordic Track, or a half-century on your bicycle, the day before.
My guess would simply be folks curious to try something different – the novelty’s the thing!
A buttocks massage is a novelty? yeah right. even in the dry massage, it’s part of the repertoire in Manila, if am not mistaken 😀
ace water spa is walking distance from my house but i have not even been there. been reading good reviews about it, should try it soon.
been here many times, love this place so much!
Im planning to go there this friday for my birthday, is the parking safe at the spa?
Thanks in advance!
i felt relaxed and ready to do ordinary task for the day ahead 🙂 i have been here every weekends so cool regards to head master 🙂
mav- it is totally safe and well organized dont worry 🙂
Joey Santos says
My officemate’s parked van was bumped by ten wheeler truck today May 22,2010 at around 5:55pm resulting to a damaged back side of the van while parked at the back Parking area of Ace Water Spa QC , sad to say they take no responsibilities whatsoever for parked customers vehicles… tsk tsk Park at your own risk !!!!!! at Ace Water Spa Quezon City
i think accident like that can happen anywhere even in mall parking space….
Yup it’s a nice place i’ve been there a few times now but so expensive if youre bring the whole family, maybe they can bring back the promos like last year or the other year?
Hi. I want to try Ace Water Spa with my mom and grandmother..but I want to know first if the place is handicap friendly. Will my grandmother in a wheelchair enjoy? Are there facilities that cater to really old people?
Hi just want to experience in you relaxing place one of this day.