Citrus scented facial at the Urso Hotel Madrid

Citrus facial from the Urso Hotel Madrid

With only 24 hours to spare in a hot and humid Madrid, I decided to unwind with a Citrus scented facial at the spa at the Urso Hotel in the center of the city. Despite a mix up in my appointment times, the hotel reception were kind and accommodating and were thankfully able to find me a slot in their busy schedule. The spa located at basement level includes a Hamman, a Hydrotherapy pool as well as 3 treatment rooms and is a cool place to relax at the end of the day. My chosen treatment was a Citrus Vita Essence facial offering the promises of orange, lemon and lime aromatherapy infusions, which felt like the perfect antidote from the Summer heat. The therapist spoke little English but ushered me into a dimly lit room close to the reception. Cut off from the hotel, it was quiet and relaxing and pleasantly cooling. Using the Naturabisse range of products the facial was more invigorating than expected.  It included a deep cleanse, tone and exfoliation with richly scented Vitamin C products as well as an intense firming treatment from cheek bone to neck. My skin was exfoliated, buffed, cleansed and toned and the oils smelt heavenly  By the time the 50 minute treatment was over, my face felt tauter and firmed up, ready for the evening ahead.

The Citrus scented facial at the Urso Hotel with its scents of the Mediterranean is a good pick me up which doesn’t break the bank, perfect for a hot day or as an instant boost to the skin.


Emer Maria Kielhorn lives and works in Dublin with her husband and two cats.

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