Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Spas

Spa Velia

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401 W A StreetSan Diego, CA 92101

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Nestled between the Columbia/Little Italy Districts of downtown San Diego, Spa Velia provides an intimate old-world boutique spa destination that offers a memorable experience for seasoned and first-time spa guests. Spa Velia also attends to busy professionals who live and work downtown and are looking for a reputable, dependable, and convenient spa ? one that can become a part of their wellness lifestyle.

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  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  kaylaweathers

    Reviews: 1

    Refreshing
    kaylaweathers (1 review)
    3/12/2009

    I went to Spa Velia as a bit of a treat to myself after a hectic week. When I arrived I was greeted with a smile, and it only got better from there. By the time I left I felt like a whole new person. Thanks Velia!!

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  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  MadKat

    Reviews: 12

    Great Spa Experience
    MadKat (12 reviews)
    5/31/2008

    This is a great place for a spa day! I loved everything except location (downtown parking is not fun) and it was just a little more expensive than other places I like.

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  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  Admin

    Reviews: 430

    Good ambiance
    Admin (430 reviews)
    5/05/2008

    Go there for a relaxing massage and a little me time. They have great selections of massages and the staff is friendly.

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  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  Hamagel

    Reviews: 1

    Wonderful Spa Experience
    Hamagel (1 review)
    10/25/2007

    I have had several appointments at Spa Velia for facials. Each and every time it has been a wonderful experience. Although I would not typically use the steam room or change into a robe and use the relaxation lounge, I could not resist. The young woman at the front desk, Stacy, was soft spoken and kind. She walked me back to the changing rooms, showed me the steam room, the relaxation lounge, and then offered me the best pomegranate mimosa - what a treat. I am now sure to arrive early enough to enjoy both of these elements before each facial. As for the facials, I have had three different kinds with the same esthetician, Marcia. Marcia is wonderful. I now request her with each appointment. Marcia is sweet and easy to talk to. She recommends facial treatments that have improved my skin - thank goodness. I intend to give Spa Velia gift certificates to all of my friends for the holidays.

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    Spa Velia replied on 10/25/2007

    We are thrilled that you are enjoying Spa Velia! Thank you for sharing your experience and for also thinking of us for your holiday shopping list. Did you know that you can email or print Gift Certificates instantly from our website? You never even have to leave home! We look forward to treating you in the spa again soon! Warmly, Dana Stallings, Principal Spa Velia

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  laurensd

    Reviews: 1

    Poor Customer Service/ Lost reservations
    laurensd (1 review)
    10/21/2007

    I was a regular customer at Spa Velia and had been there more than 10 times. I had received wonderful facials, massages, and routine waxing. I unfortunatley had to stop going there after they screwed up my third reservation. The first time, the girl I was suppoed to be with was in the back room and someone never let her know I was there until I reminded them after waiting for 30 minutes, so she didn't have enough time to help me. The second time, they completely lost my reservation and had no one there to help me, so I foolishly rebooked (again). The third time, my reservation was booked under the wrong day, so I waited 25 minutes for someone to free up and vowed to not go back there again. I recieved a discount for one of the events, but it was only 50 percent. I am a good tipper and an easy going customer, but after three times, I had to stop going there. I was hesitant to find a new spa because I did't want to have to search for one, but unfortunately, I wasn't going to be burned for a fourth time, so I found a new spa that WANTS me as a customer. It's too bad, because Spa Velia has potential, and the massage therapist and aestheticians are very friendly, but issues with reservations and customer service are a recipe for business failures. I would only recommend this business to someone who I wanted to frustrate by wasting their afternoon with unfulfilled appointments like Spa Velia did to me (three times).

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    Spa Velia replied on 10/21/2007

    Hello Lauren,I was so very disappointed to hear about your recent experiences at the spa. However, I do appreciate that you took the time to let us know so that we can review our systems and ensure that this doesn't happen again, to anyone. Will you please email your phone number at info@spavelia.com so that I touch base with you personally? We look forward to another chance to live up to our positive reputation. Warm Regards, Dana Stallings Principal, Spa Velia

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  nikki8

    Reviews: 2

    Good when you get there
    nikki8 (2 reviews)
    8/17/2007

    I made an appointment with Spa Velia after my best friend got me a gift certificate for my birthday. I was so excited to go, so I made my appointment. I got a call a couple of days before my appointment and they told me that their steam room was out of commission, which was nice that they let me know, but I was still bummed because the steam room is something that I definitely intended on taking advantage of. So I rescheduled my appointment and the day of my appt as I was getting ready, I got a call that my massage therapist had called in sick (I had not requested a particular one). As I know that these things happen, I was fine with it, but was still frustrated as I had passed up a trip with some friends to keep my appt. Once I did finally get into Spa Velia, I was pleasantly surprised at how great everything was. I just had to wait longer than I had wanted!

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    Spa Velia replied on 8/27/2007

    Thank you so much for providing us with valuable feedback regarding your experience. We truly appreciate it. Please email us your full name at info@spavelia so that we may invite you to come back to enjoy our steam room and swiss showers, on us, whenever you wish! Best wishes, Dana Stallings - Principal, Spa Velia

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  dwtncritic

    Reviews: 4

    Spa...Tastic
    dwtncritic (4 reviews)
    7/28/2007

    What a great place! I took my design students to the spa for a site visit and everyone was absolutely helpful. You have the choice of going to any spa in town, but this spa is definitely at the top!

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    Spa Velia replied on 7/30/2007

    Thank you so much! We hope to see you at the Spa soon...relaxing....Dana Stallings (Owner)

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  hcosta

    Reviews: 1

    BEST SPA EXPERIENCE
    hcosta (1 review)
    7/28/2007

    Some girlfriends and I had a spa day last year and chose Spa Velia, none of us had ever been there. We all got the treatment called DRENCH!! Oh my what a treat it was, I have never been so relaxed in my life. We are planning another spa day and we were looking foward to go back to Spa Velia but I am pregnant and they do not offer a prenatal massage. BUMMER!! I'll be back after the little one arrives! Thanks for the great day of relaxation. You have to try the pomogranite mimosa!!

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    Spa Velia replied on 7/30/2007

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience regarding your day at Spa Velia! The Drench is by far my personal favorite and is a huge hit with our guests as well! Guess what? We do offer prenatal massage! Simply call the spa at 619.235.0000 to discuss any restrictions. We look forward to treating you both! Dana Stallings (Owner)

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  scarmichael

    Reviews: 1

    Reservation Lost Entirely
    scarmichael (1 review)
    5/29/2007

    A month prior to our first anniversary I made a reservation at Spa Velia for couples massage (an act which requires a credit card number). Day of, I call prior to our appointment to confirm and they have absolutely no record of the appointment, and had been booked solid. I was offered polite apologies on the phone, but nothing else. It's bad enough that this one-time special occasion was spoiled, but what happened to the credit card number someone supposedly took down?

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    Spa Velia replied on 5/29/2007

    I am so disappointed to hear about your experience. That is definitely not what Spa Velia is about. Unfortunately, human beings can make mistakes and I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to you and your husband and a complimentary couples massage so that you can really experience what all of our guests rave about! Please send your mailing information to Dana@spavelia.com so that I can send our a Gift Card right away. Thank you for taking the time to share you experience and hopefully you can walk away after this visit with a glowing review! Warm Regards, Dana Stallings (Owner)

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  futuremrs

    Reviews: 20

    Cozy Atmosphere
    futuremrs (20 reviews)
    3/14/2007

    1. The services I received was awesome. 2. The premises were extremely relaxing and warm and inviting and cozy 3. Some of the staff were awesome others..... way tooooo sugary sweet (only draw back, but not really something you can call a problem) They made you feel really welcome regardless. 4. Overall I would go back again.

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    Spa Velia replied on 5/01/2007

    Thanks for the glowing review! We truly appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. We hope to see you back in the spa soon! (By the way, we will take the super "sweet" however, please know it IS genuine. :)

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Walker S.

    Walker S.

    BEST spa in San Diego
    Walker S. (Posted to Judysbook.com)
    1/24/2007

    This is the favorite spa in San Diego. This one delivers it all. The atmosphere is calming - almost as much as the pomegranate mimosas you receive be...

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  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  sandiegogal

    Reviews: 1

    Best Day Spa in San Diego!
    sandiegogal (1 review)
    12/31/2006

    This place rocks. The treatments I have had so far (massage, facial & body scrub) are all great, but it is all the little extras that make this place special. The lounge atmosphere is so relaxing, the robes are to die for, the 7-head changing room showers are a spa treat in themselves! They always treat me special there, they do it right.

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    Spa Velia replied on 5/01/2007

    Thank you for letting Sn Diego, and others, know what we are about - the DETAILS! We have to admit, the Swiss Showers are an incredible hit with all of our guests!

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  KikiMarie

    Reviews: 1

    My Favorite Spa
    KikiMarie (1 review)
    12/28/2006

    This is my favorite spa in San Diego. I have tried many and this one delivers it all. I love the calming atmosphere - almost as much as the pomegranate mimosas you receive before your treatment. The treatments here are top notch. I go for the MD Peel every 6 weeks and have noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin. I have even brought my boyfriend in for a couples massage - HE LOVED IT!

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    Spa Velia replied on 5/01/2007

    Spa Velia is the PERFECT place to convert the men into regular spa goers! Thank you for your kind review.

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  mngzr23

    Reviews: 1

    Urban Peace
    mngzr23 (1 review)
    12/27/2006

    I work downtown and when I found Spa Velia I was thrilled. The facial was fantastic and my massage was so relaxing. Just what the doctor ordered:) I would highly reccommend Spa Velia to anyone looking for a sophisticated place to relax and melt away the stress of everyday life.

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    Spa Velia replied on 5/01/2007

    Grazie!

  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA -  jakhamerusa

    Reviews: 2

    A little piece of Heaven!
    jakhamerusa (2 reviews)
    12/06/2006

    From the time you walk in, the sheer warmth and comfort of Spa Velia makes you forget about the outside world. Everything from the atmosphere, the assistants and the treatments makes you want to stay and not leave. Just one visit and you will make it your personal "Quality of Life" retreat. If you deserve the best, Spa Velia is the place to go.

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    Spa Velia replied on 5/01/2007

    You can call Spa Velia "your own little piece of heaven - anytime!" Thank you for sharing your warm, fuzzy feelings!


Business details

Service Area

  • Alpine
  • Barrio Logan
  • Bonita
  • Borrego Springs
  • Carlsbad
  • Carmel Valley
  • Chula Vista
  • Clairemont
  • College Area
  • Coronado
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown
  • El Cajon
  • Encanto
  • Encinitas
  • Escondido
  • Fallbrook
  • Hillcrest
  • Imperial Beach
  • Julian
  • Kensington
  • La Jolla
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Mira Mesa
  • Miramar
  • Mission Bay
  • Mission Valley
  • National City
  • Ocean Beach
  • Oceanside
  • Old Town
  • Otay Mesa
  • Pacific Beach
  • Point Loma
  • Poway
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Peñasquitos
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • San Ysidro
  • Santee
  • Scripps Ranch
  • Spring Valley
  • Sunset Cliffs
  • Tierrasanta
  • Torrey Pines
  • Vista
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Skin Care

  • Acne Treatments
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid Treatments
  • Body Scrubs
  • Body Wraps
  • Chemical Peels
  • Facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Paraffin Treatments

Services

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body Contouring Treatments
  • Day Spa
  • Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
  • General Spa Services
  • Make-up Application or Lessons
  • Massage
  • Waxing

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Best Of 2012 - Kudzu.com

Credentials

Member of ISPA (International Spa Association, Spa Finder Featured Spa Program, Massage Therapists are Nationally and locally certified, Esthetics Team all hold State of California licenses.

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 8:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • TUE
  • 8:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • WED
  • 8:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • THU
  • 8:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • FRI
  • 8:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN
  • 9:00pm
  • 7:00pm

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

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  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Couples Massage
  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Relaxing and results-driven skincare
  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Aromatic Steam Room
  • Spa Velia - San Diego, CA - Avocado Cilantro Body Mask


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