Pampering Yourself at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa

My stay at the Epicurean Hotel was much more than just a regular visit. In a truly long time, I dove into self-care.

And what better place than at the in-house spa at the Epicurean – Evangeline Spa. The motto of the spa is A Delectable Spa, following in the footsteps of its hotel.

Evangeline Spa - Epicurean Hotel Tampa florida

Fun facts about the Spa at the Epicurean Hotel

  • Evangeline Spa is 2,830 square foot and offers five-treatment-rooms.

treatment area - Evangeline Spa - Epicurean Hotel Tampa florida

  • Their main services include: Body, skincare, beauty, Caudalie vinotherapie, and FarmHouse Fresh rituals, along with couples’ spa packages.
  • All the herbs and infusions are organic coming from the same farm as the one used for Élevage Restaurant.
  • One of the highlights of the place is an airy mani/pedi room, nicknamed “The Cellar”. It is has a wall covered with 20,000 corks. All of them from Bern’s collection (he never threw out a cork screw).

20,000 corks on a wall - Evangeline Spa - Epicurean Hotel Tampa florida

How I Spent My Time at the Spa Evangeline

I milked the experience for what is was worth.

It starts at the front desk where you get a greeting and the run down of what to expect.

Front desk - Spa Evangeline - Epicurean Hotel Tampa florida

I totally enjoyed the dressing area which has tons of cool creams and where you get your bathrobe on.

Believe it or not, I have been to spas before, but each time I go I just feel like a kid at the candy store. They are so delectable!

dressing room - Evangeline Spa - Epicurean Hotel Tampa florida

Then I took my time in the waiting room (didn’t rush to tell them I was ready for my treatment). Just enjoying the freshly infused antioxidant drinks was so fun for me.

And, honestly, every mama can relate with me on this one – having alone time is pampering in itself.

waiting area - Spa Evangeline - Epicurean Hotel Tampa florida

I had the massage treatment. Rachel, my masseuse was excellent. She knew exactly what needed to be done. Living in Guatemala, where I get the majority of my massages, can be a true toss up with the masseuses since there are no requirements for any sort of a certification and anyone can walk off the street and say they can give a massage. So having a real one makes a difference.

Recommendation for Visiting the Spa Evangeline

I would highly recommend making an appointment. I came on a weekday, no holidays and there was a few people there. To keep it minimal and peaceful it’s better to have a secure reservation.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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