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4.1

79 reviews

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The Cove Spa St Albans
The Cove Spa St Albans
17 Russell Avenue,
St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5ES
United Kingdom

Day Spa

The Cove Spa St Albans
17 Russell Avenue,
St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 5ES
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

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The Cove Spa St Albans part of The Cove Spas

Multi Award Winning Cove Spa are winners of 'Spa of the Year 2015' at the London Hair & Beauty Awards!

Cove Spa is renowned for its 'personalised' and cutting edge service where exceeding your expectations is our philosophy. A team of specialists who together have over 150 years of body, beauty and skincare experience is at hand when you visit one of our branches; currently spread across highly-desirable locations in London and Hertfordshire... In St. Albans, you'll find our tranquil setting highly desirable - a great place to visit for a little pampering, relaxation or beauty treatments... come and enjoy the magic of Cove Spa!

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4.1

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Based on 79 reviews

5 stars 29
4 stars 28
3 stars 17
2 stars 4
1 star 1
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Spa Facilities
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Body
  • Infrared Therapy (2)
  • Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning (2)
  • Universal Contour Wrap (1)
  • Counselling & Holistic
  • Ear Candling (1)
  • Face
  • Chemical Skin Peel (1)
  • Eyebrow and Eyelash Tinting (2)
  • Eyelash Extensions (1)
  • Facials (3)
  • Hair removal
  • Brazilian Waxing (6)
  • Hollywood Waxing (8)
  • Male Waxing (1)
  • Threading (7)
  • Waxing (15)
  • Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage (3)
  • Foot Massage (2)
  • Pre and Post Natal Massage (2)
  • Stone Massage Therapy (4)
  • Swedish Massage (2)
  • Thai Foot Massage (1)
  • Thai Massage (2)
  • Therapeutic Massage (9)
  • Nails
  • Gel Nails (11)
  • Manicure (3)
  • Pedicure (5)
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Verified review Visited January 2016
Posted 1 week ago
I had the Brazilian Hot Wax and am happy with the treatment

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Verified review Visited December 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I had a Hollywood Waxing and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited December 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Good experience!

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Verified review Visited December 2015
Posted 1 month ago
This was my first visit to The Cove... the girls who worked there were pleasant, I had a wax and it was good & my eyelashes looked good after the tinting treatment.

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Verified review Visited December 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I had a Cove's Mini Ritual Massage and File & Polish, Pedicure Treatments and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited November 2015
Posted 2 months ago
Staff are friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. I was happy with my nails and eye lash tint. I will be returning!

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Verified review Visited November 2015
Posted 3 months ago
First impression was not great as I was phoned to ask if they can move my appointment earlier. I haven't got time to reschedule so I cut my shopping short - I was having lunch then so I had the massage on a full tummy! The venue is OK but for the price I expected better. The massage was OK too and the therapist concentrated on the areas that I was having problems with. I have not had hot stone massage before, so I could not compare my experience. When the massage was finished, I was left with oily body and a pair of mitts to "sort myself out" (in most spas I had visited, the therapist helped wipe off the excess oil, sometimes even with warm water) - obviously I would miss a few oily spots! So that was not great... In short it was OK. I will not be running back for more, though. Unless it's cheaper!

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Verified review Visited October 2015
Posted 3 months ago
Gel overlay meant only colour application. I was expecting them to also tidy up my nails, but this wasn't the case. It felt rushed overall. The girl applied so thin layers of colour that it looks uneven, it is almost transparent in some areas and darker in others. The room was quite dark so I couldn't see the result before I walked away.

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 4 months ago
This place is quite well hidden as there is only the front door on street level. I was left waiting for a while outside, after knocking and not getting a response, and then calling and no one picking up. Eventually someone let me in and the venue itself was lovely. It was very calm and appeared to be clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and could answer any questions I had. The treatment was okay- the waxer was friendly and we had a good chat, however I was left quite red afterwards. I thought this would go away but it lasted about 4 days (it looked like something between a love bite and a bruise, all along my bikini line!). This was a bit embarrassing as I was going on holiday the next day but at least I was hair free!

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 4 months ago
Excellent gel manicure! The ambience of the spa was nice and calming and gel nails were lovely and thin. Thank you

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 4 months ago
I had a Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 4 months ago
I had a Express Massage and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 4 months ago
The salon was very quiet and I appeared to be the only customer. Shape was ok but felt a bit rushed.

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 4 months ago
It was my first time at the Cove Spa. I found it a nice small beauty spa. I enjoyed the thermal room that I sat in before my massage got started, not as hot as a sauna, and not wet like a steam room more like a dark greenhouse lit by candles! It's a bit of bonus to have this in a highstreet spa but it could be clearer that your time in this room is part of the total treatment time.

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4 months ago
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding Cove Spa's Infra Red Therapy room. This little rooms has many benefits for our skin, body and general wellbeing.

With regards to your comment about making the descriptions clear, we do explain that our mini-rituals include time in here - please see below:

Step into the infra-red therapy room to begin the ritual where your mind, body and senses will start to unwind...we then provide you with an express facial of your choice incorporating a back, neck, shoulder and scalp massage! Perfect ritual when you only have an hour or so to spare...!

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 5 months ago
Best pedicure I have had in a very long time! Me and my friend both loved our treatments, they spent a lot of time and didn't rush anything. We were well looked after!

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Verified review Visited September 2015
Posted 5 months ago
Took my friend for her birthday, lovely atmosphere and amazing treatment. Will definitely return soon, easy to find in St. Albans and gave good advice too!

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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 5 months ago
The treatment was very good and the beautician was very thorough using both hot wax and strips at no extra cost. I thought the treatment was so good that I signed up to their scheme where you buy 6 and get 2 treatments for free.

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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 5 months ago
I had a Warm Waxing Treatments and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 5 months ago
I had a Gel Nails and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited August 2015
Posted 5 months ago
Good central St Albans location - efficient wax - good for quick/last minute treatments - I wouldn't necessarily recommend for relaxing spa days but for general maintenance it is hard to fault.

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