Hidden gem. I was told of the Richel D'Ambra spa after never even knowing it existed. Since I live just around the corner I decided to check it out as I was not happy with the spa that I had been going to. I'm so glad I found this place! I had a fantastic hot stone massage with Gabriel. Afterward I decided that I wanted to get my hair cut when I saw they had a hair salon. The front desk person was very accommodating and placed me with Rocco. He gave me one of the best hair cuts that ive ever had. Overall I had a great first time experience with this spa and I look forward to my next visit.
I'm a new man. I am not really good at these things but I felt I needed to write something. I happened upon this spa and decided I needed to pamper myself after months of long hours and no time off. I was looking ragged and my body ached. The massage I had left me in a puddle. Jim was so good at working the knots out of my back. I decided to get a facial and this lady named Raeleah. She came in the room and began working on my face. I have never had a face massage but I highly recommend it. She helped me get rid of the beginnings of a unibrow. I then went in for a steam and shower. As I was leaving I saw the hair place and they said they had time for a hair cut so I went for it. I felt like a new man.
Best Spa in Philadelphia. Having travelled around the world to many spas, I was thrilled to have this spa located near my office and home. The services were beyond my expectations, the staff are always welcoming, knowledgable and skilled. I have never been to a spa with such attention to detail and that meets my needs. All of my services are customized for me. What a find! All my friends go also and have had the same experience.
I Love It!!. I recently cheated on my usual hairstylist and took my friends recommendation to check out Rocco at the Richel D'Ambra Salon, and was I ever impressed. He gave me a hair cut and color that made me feel like myself again. Now when I get out of the shower in the morning all I have to do is blow my hair dry without the help of any products and my hair looks fabulous! Thanks so much Rocco, you truly are an artist.
ready for vacation. I went get my legs waxed for my vacation and decided to book a hot stone massage as well. What a perfect way to start the week. I was relaxed before I even got to St Lucia! I'll be back. Thank You.
What a relaxing weekend!!. I went out for a day at the spa this past weekend and met hands down the best skin care expert. Her name was Lora and I think she was from somewhere near Russia. She was so gentle and thorough during the facial and so knowlegeable about the products they sell afterwards, she leaves you with a sincere impression that she really cares about your body. I can't wait to go back and experience what else she and Richel have in store for me!
Pampered Beyond Heaven. I feel like a new person when I left the spa and I looked like a new person too! The massage therapist Gabe got rid of a knot I had been coping with for weeks. He also used some aroma oils on me that relaxed me and I fell asleep on the table while he massaged me. I have gotten a couple massages before but nothing like this. I took a shower after the massage to wake myself back up then went to Julian to get my hair cut. I have gone with the same style for decades and thought it was a time for a change. Julian is the man! He even trimmed my neck with a straight razor and did not get cut once. I will be going back soon!
SHOCKED BY THE LACK OF QUALITY. FOR THIS SPA TO BE IN A RITZ CARLTON IS A COMPLETE SHOCK. I HAVE BEEN TO NUMEROUS RITZ HOTELS AND THE SPA WAS ALWAYS GREAT. THIS SPA IS JUST AWFUL. THE SO CALLED MASSAGE WAS ABOUT AS BAD AS IT GETS AND THERE WAS NO ONE TO DO MY FACIAL EVEN AFTER I HAD SCHEDULED IT! THE SPA MANAGER WAS MOST UNPLEASANT AND ASKED ME TO "PLEASE LEAVE".
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Avenue of the Arts day spa specializes in massage therapy, makeup application, facials, body scrubs and hair services.
Cut and Color genius!. I first went to the spa at the Ritz for conveince sake while planning my 2005 wedding, which was to be held in a Ritz ballroom. My entire wedding party had their hair done at the Ritz on my rainy wedding day and we all fell in love with the staff and services. The wedding was perfect (of course - its the Ritz!) but alas our hair was fabulous! The cut, color and style was suited to each person individually, making us all feel like queen for a day! Although the day has passed, I return every 8 weeks to see Joe Butler for cut, color and the ambiance of the Ritz. I would recommend him to anyone!
How Can I hire Her?. As an esthetician for many years who has worked with exclusive Main Line clientele, I am very critical of spa treatments. Reluctantly, I went to the Ritz with my husband after he booked us appointments. My facial was with Raeleah, and I was truly impressed. I never once revealed my profession, but I was certainly tempted to. I cannot believe the amount of passion and expertise she has for skin care. She answered every question confidently & with authority. The facial massage was divine.My skin felt fabulous. Great find!
Eye Treatment Heaven. My treatment at the Richel D'Ambra was amazing. Suzan's eye treatment was out of this world. You didn't even know she was there. All of her movements were fluid and fabulous. All of the staff was very dedicated and the refreshments great as well. A truly spectacular experience.
Color & Highlights. Joe Bulter flys under the radar but is by far the best in the city for cut, color & highlights. Friendly, warm and accomondating your needs plus makes one look like photo shoot material when you leave. It's time to let one of the best "word of mouth" secrets in Philadelphia known.
Where customer serivce matters. The staff at Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon are the most dedicated professionals I have dealt with. The salon staff defines customer serivce, each one of them goes out of their way to make you welcomed and relaxed. Visitor or native to Philadelphia should experiece this outstanding spa & salon.