Monthly Archives: January 2019


Spoil that someone special this Valentine’s Day!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, planning the perfect night for you & your significant other can be tough task. Why not take advantage of the prestigious Royal Palm Hotel Mhlanga’s Valentine’s Day special offer. Even though this gorgeous hotel is located on the boulevard directly opposite Gateway, you will be amazed at how secluded the hotel feels – the perfect setting for a romantic night.

Start your night off with a romantic 3-course dinner for two at the newly refurbished Thyme@Royal Palm restaurant, which includes a complimentary glass of our fine wine to set the mood. The restaurant has even prepared a special menu with a range of meals that offer comfort food with a gourmet twist, just for Valentine’s Day.

On this particular romantic line up, start with Amuse-buche where you have the option of fresh oysters served with a red onion vinaigrette or Smoked Salmon & Confit Tomato served with charcoaled grilled asparagus.

Next up, enjoy a sexy starter, either a Caprese Salad (cherry tomatoes stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and basil finished with capers and a balsamic reduction);

Main course options are Grilled Kingklip (served with sautéed mixed vegetables, honey and soya reduction finished with a chili and lime dressing; Beef fillet (served with truffle mash potato, green beans and onion marmalade finished with a red wine jus) or Stuffed Chicken Supreme (served with braised peas, sautéed potatoes finished with a sauce vierge.

Ending this devilish feast is dessert, where you can choose between Decedent Chocolate Mousse served with chocolate coated strawberries and whipped cream or Gourmet Bread and Butter Pudding, layers of freshly baked croissants and Fresh Banana drizzled with a rich butter cream and baked until golden brown.

After which you can either the areas night life or retreat to one of the executive suites for a quiet & relaxing night in, Royal palm Hotel offers the best of both worlds. After all – Romance has no rules!

You can even go the extra mile by treating your partner further by booking them spa treatment at the 5 Star Spa Royale. As a Royal Palm Hotel guest you will get 10% off all massages and treatments – bookings are essential.

The Royal Palm Hotel situated in Umhlanga offers up 94 luxury apartments and is luxury accommodation with tons of entertainment on offer, a stone’s throw away.

Spend the day of love, with a touch of luxury and make Royal Palm Hotel your go to destination.

For bookings contact 031 581 8000


Start your year off stress-free with Royal Palm’s Spa Treatments

Stress is a prevalent component in today’s fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual’s health and well-being.

However, Spa Royale at Royal Palm Owner, Yuvati Shah, says that “Massage therapy is beneficial in many ways, with the top factor being reduction in tension and stress and with so many of us having high stress levels due to work load, family responsibility, financial status and more; massage helps your mind relax and your body circulate blood and put tired muscles to rest.

“There are many types of massage that assist in stress relief,” Shah adds. “These include Swedish massage, using long strokes, vibration, tapping and deep circular movements, Deep Tissue which uses slower, forceful strokes to target deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, Sports massage that is similar to Swedish but is aimed at people involved in sports to help or prevent injuries, Trigger point massage, which focuses on areas of tight muscle fibres that can form after injury or overuse and Hot Stone, which uses smooth and flat heated stones placed on key areas of the body, to mention a few,” she adds.

If you are looking at relieving your stress by starting with massage, Shah lists a few things you can expect when going for a massage. Firstly, you will be asked to fill out a form or asked questions about your health status and the symptoms you are experiencing.

Secondly, if you are in a private environment (such as the Spa Royale) you will be asked to undress in either a separate room or the therapist will leave the room and return once given the go ahead. Undress only to the point you feel most comfortable with and lie down or sit on the massage table where you will be covered with a sheet or towel, depending on your massage technique, to begin the therapy.

Once the therapy has ended, you should feel relaxed and calm and free of anxiety. Depending on the type of massage, you should feel less tension and pain relief.

If you are feeling stressed, don’t stress any further, why not book a massage at Spa Royale at Royal Palm, and allow our trained therapists to treat you.