Earlier this month, I enjoyed a great stay at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I wrote about the petite suite earlier, and having such a nice room was a key part of the experience. However, for me a key part of the Vegas experience is getting away to the spa for a couple of hours. The Oleksandra Spa at TI is a great way to do that, although it looks to be in need of an update.
I stayed at the TI often from 2010-2013, and the Oleksandra Spa was a highlight of every trip. The casino player’s club routinely offered 30% off, which they still do. Day passes are less than $20, and the steam room worked great. I looked forward to repeating the experience on this trip.
I booked a treatment for the second two days of this trip. When I arrived, I was pleased that they had an opening for that day as well. After you check in, walk down a long hallway. The men’s spa is to your right, and the women’s spa is to your left. You will quickly re-check with the attendant. He provided me with a pair of slippers, and then he gave me a locker with an excellent robe.
The attendant offered a tour, but I politely declined. The Oleksandra Spa was like returning to see an old friend, and I knew my way around. Unfortunately, that was partially because almost nothing had changed. It had been roughly 5 years since my previous visit and 10 years since my first, and it looked *exactly* the same. That felt a bit dated. There was also a maintenance problem. The steam room was broken for all three days of my trip. That is a key part of the experience for me. The plastic in the hot tubs also felt less luxurious than they were probably going for.
Outside of that, however, the experience was great. My technicians were each superb. I had a Swedish massage on Day 1, a Venik Banya massage on Day 2, and a Lomi Lomi massage on Day 3. The latter two were new experiences which I enjoyed. The hot tubs were at a nice temperature, and the dry sauna was great.
The Oleksandra Spa is a nice facility, and I would certainly go back. However, I think it will be better when everything is working. It also probably needs to be refreshed. For the price, however, it is hard to beat.