Best of CitySearch 2007
"Dear Faina, thank you very much for the wonderful experience at your spa. The atmosphere and staff was wonderful. Lana gave a majestic massage and Faina performed a perfect pedicure and maicure. Your facial was very relaxing and therapeutic. Lunch was lovely and so was the gift. I look forward to enjoying the services of your spa again and hopefully soon. I will definitely recommend your spa to my friends and family".- Janet Monserrat
"I had a facial with microdermabrasion and I was very satisfied with the results. Staff was very friendly and profesional. I will definitely go back again!"- Sanya
"I'd like to say what a wonderful experience I had when I visited the spa last week. Faye gave me a perfect facial and Maria's reflexology was a dream. Very relaxing! Thanks so much."- Christina Degaitis
"Faina and her staff are excellent--professional, courteous and they know what they are doing. After having tried a number of the well publicized spas in New York City, Faina is the best place I return to. The pedicures, manicures, massages and microdermabrasions are the best. My skin has never looked better. To my mind, Faina is the spa where the locals go and confident in recommending."- Maryr Rose Conboy
"Good Afternoon, On behalf of Kim Taylor, Terry Frazier and myself - we would like to thank the associates of your estabilishment for very professional treatments we received this past Saturday. It was one of the high points of our short trip to NYC, and we hope to schedule another visit with you upon our return to the city in the next few months. On a personal note, I have visited day spas all over the world, and found yours to be of very high quality both in product and staffing. Again, we extend our sincerest appreciation for the services received."- Jacqueline Montanez
"Hi Monica and everyone at Faina:
This is Angela Moore. You may remember me bringing my sister Eve to your spa the day after Thanksgiving for a complete treatment. It was her first visit to NY from England, and the VERY first time she had had any type of spa treatment, not even a manicure!
Can I just tell you from my sister how utterly fantastic a time she had. She left the salon feeling like a new person and had never experienced just luxury, rejuvenation and pampering. She thoroughly enjoyed every moment, and was sad only when it was over.
Eve thought everyone did an amazing job on her from head to foot. Her manicure, pedicure lasted for days and the massage opened up her chest and helped her to breathe much better. She is eagerly awaiting her next trip to NY so that she can repeat the experience.
The decor of the salon was beautiful to walk into and so clean and welcoming. The staff were non-intrusive and she was completely relaxed. It was an amazing experience for her and she thanks and congratulates every member of the staff.
I"ll come to get my own treatment sometime after the holidays. Until then, wishing you all very happy holidays and a super and successful New Year."- Angela Moore and Eve
I've been coming to this Spa for approximately 30 years. I've seen the transition from few services to many accommodations for those patrons who want a relaxed and thorough treatment. The facial is something that I particularly enjoy because of Faina's soft and caring procedure as well as her advanced. I recommend this spa with no hesitation.- Schuman at Citysearch
I have had numerous massages throughout the city, including at the Mandarin Hotel at the Time Warner Center. The massage I received here was far superior to the one at the Mandarin and the Peninsula. It comes down to the massage therapist, and... (More) I have had numerous massages throughout the city, including at the Mandarin Hotel at the Time Warner Center. The massage I received here was far superior to the one at the Mandarin and the Peninsula. It comes down to the massage therapist, and Jeanne is one of the best here. (Hide) Review provided by Citysearch.com- NYC Designer Girl
Like Heaven...My husband and I, we were celebrating our 3rd anniversary. We received a gift certificate for body scrub and body massage for both of us, and that was an amazing experience. My husband and I, we were having scrub and massage in the same room, there were fresh flowers around, soft music... The treatment was really refreshing and relaxing and we had a wonderful time there. The staff was very friendly and professional and they made us feel very comfortable. Already looking forward for our next appointment.
May 12, 2011- Angelno1
Fantastic!...Everything about this place is lovely...the service, the personel, the location, the prices, etc. I would recommend all waxing services here!
Mar 9, 2011- Joy Mac
great experience...We came to this Spa to celebrate a Valentine's Day together. It was our first experience at a Spa ever! The ambiance created an extremely relaxing and soothing atmosphere. We had facials and body massages. And they served champagne and chocolates after all the services. Niceeeee. It was like a great one day vacation!
2011-02-21 18:31:52.- Misssunshine
AMAZING...My husband got me a spa package for Valentine's Day. They were booked for V-Day, so we did not mind to come a day earlier. The package was for both of us and consisted of a manicure for me, pedicure for him and a body massage for both in the same room. Basic treatments, yes, but Faina?s Spa did a great job from beginning to end. The staff made us feel very welcome and the people who worked with us were wonderful. We felt very refreshed after our visit! Highly recommend this Spa!
I recommend this place to everyone!...this is a very clean, and professional day spa, very relaxing and stress free. cant wait to go back, i come all the way from jersey just to get my massages.
Jan 29, 2011- Mjarzyk
Amazing facials!...Totally recommended ! I had my facial done here and I'm very satisfied. The place is cozy and customer service is outstanding.They runs with various promotions all the time.
Jan 19, 2011- Marina
Facial bliss...Had a facial here and can't wait to return with a friend!
Jan 12, 2011- Debra Shore
A DAY OF RELAXATION...OMG THIS SPA IS GREAT. I MAKE IT THERE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH BECAUSE EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE TREATED LIKE A QUEEN OR KING AND THAT'S THE KIND OF SERVICE YOU GET AT FAINA EUROPEAN DAY SPA!!!
Jan 8, 2011- Kelz
Great place...I've been once for a facial, which was pretty amazing. The lady who gave me the facial was great. Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. She gave me tips and things to do to improve my skin. I would definitely go back.
Highly recomended...this is a great place, clean and well design I am doing a face treatment with them and i feel confident that the results will be great! So far i have started seeing results in my face that i have not seeing in many years I love the place.
Dec 19, 2010- Laura Ventoso
European Deep Clean Facial...I absolutely loved my facial. Fay, the esthetician, was gentle yet she got the work done. Everyone was extremely friendly and the facility was very clean. I booked another appointment that same day. I definitely found my permanent spa now.
Nov 27, 2010- Donna
What an experience!...Boy, did I need to be pampered ! I certainly found the place. It was clean, it smelled great and the team that was there for me, and me alone, was wonderful. I first had a manicure. BARNO is exceptional. She does a beautiful manicure. I then proceded to another room where I had a intense facial. Marina was great. My skin has never felt so soft and smooth. Then, on to my favorite....a massage. I asked for a deep tissue massage(especially for my back) and that is what I receved. LEK is wonderful. I waited 4 or 5 days to write this review so that I called honesly tell you that my manicure still looks good, my face feels great and my back feels great and so does my body. Thanks to all at FAINA.... I will return !
2010-11-15- Renee G
Highly Recommended...Wonderful experience! I went to Faina's spa and it was delightful. The ambiance was fantastic and the employees were even better. One specific employee, Barno, made me feel at home. She is very highly qualified and wonderful at her job. I highly recommend you share your experience with her.
Nov 11, 2010- Juana Moya
relaxing spa experience...I went to Faina's yesterday to see if someone could work the kinks out of my tense neck & shoulder area. My therapist spent a great deal of time and was very thorough in kneading that area and I left feeling much looser and less tense. The atmosphere was calm & relaxing with little extraneous noise; always a plus in a spa. I will definately return.
great facials...had a great facial here - face felt super clean, and was smooth and not oily for weeks afterwards. definitely coming back! the ladies are very nice, and happy to engage in conversation, whether it just be chitchat or informational regarding your skin-type, etc. faina gets it done!
I went to this Spa for a Body Scrub and European Body Massage. This was an overall wonderful experience. From the variety of scrubs to choose from, I chose Vanilla Orange. My skin never felt better and it smells wonderful! The massage was exquisite. I will definitely be going back there very soon and also refer a couples of my relatives.
Faina European Day Spa, Best of Citysearch 2009, 2010, 2011. Top Ten Best Massage.
"Massage was exquisite", "I've never had such a thorough and wonderful massage", Trearmant was really refreshing and relaxing", "They made me feel like a new person", "Staff was friendly and peofessional", "Amazing experience", "A lovely way to spend an afternoon".- Citysearch customers
Another amazing experience at Faina
After giving birth 11 months ago, I had a much needed Body Scrub and Massage. It was very soothing and relaxing. For that hour and a half all of my diaper and bottle worries had faded away. The staff are very warming and you can never go wrong with champagne and chocolate. Thank you ladies! See you again soon..
Just wanted to say thank you for fitting us all in for a massage on July 28, we would most definitley return and/or reccomend to any friends or family who were looking for a day spa in NYC -wonderful
Thanks Again, Kind Regards- Anne
I am writing this letter to tell you about the amazing job Laura does with my facials, My Skin glows. I have had facials before but she is a True Professional.
I will continue to get my treatments at your spa in the near future. Please keep Laura all the time, she is a true asset to your staff as well as Dora. Excellent Body Scrub and Noy for my massage.
Please let them know how wonderful they all are. You have a great staff.
- Denise 10/28/12
One of the worst things about winter weather? Dull winter skin. I tried just about everything from peels to hydrating facials to get back the glow, but nothing seemed to do the trick. I knew that Faina had a reputation for providing great skincare, so I decided to give their new seasonal facial a try.
When I arrived, Laura, my esthetician and new best friend, wasted no time getting to work. This facial started with all of the basics: cleansing, exfoliating, steam and extractions. After that, two masks were applied; One with aloe to calm redness and inflammation and one with cranberry to brighten and plump. Since each facial is tailored to your individual skin type, mine concluded with a collagen treatment, LED light (to help the product penetrate) and oxygen blast.
During the facial, I discovered another great perk of Faina: Skincare lessons are included with your service. Laura advised on what type of products are best for my skin, what treatments I should do, and how often. (Note to self: Skincare routines need to be tweaked just about every season, so remember to switch it up!). Laura also pointed out a better way to apply products, and I learned that massaging in skin creams helps boost their efficacy. I left with plenty of knew skincare knowlege, as well as that glowing, dewy post-facial complexion we all love.
I give this Spa 5 starts. I came here maybe 5 years ago and loved it. It's still the best experience 5 years later.- Alex F