Similarly, I tried this place for a cut wash and blow during their Anniversary promotion which ended in Sept 2014. Their wash and blow was going for an incredible $8, and I added the hair cut which was $18. Total bill was $26!!
The wash and blow was enjoyable and the products they used smelt fresh and minty. The hair cut was by a stylist named Kelvin, and he was quite chatty and nice during the process. The entire experience lasted for about 1 hour.
A nice place for a quiet cut or wash but without the promotion the prices rival those of fellow salons.
I was attracted to this place because of their anniversary promotion which ended in Sept 2014. The deal of $38 for a facial / gua sha was tempting and I decided to check it out with my friend in tow.
We both opted for the facial and arrived on a Sunday afternoon where there was no crowd at all. The lady receptionist who welcomed us was very friendly and assisted us with the formalities of filling in a form etc. We had the choice of a the type of facial to have and I opted for a diamond chemical peel which supposed cleans up the face very nicely but 'vacumning' the dirt from your pores and basically gives your skin a fresh glow as the peel removes a very thin layer of your skin - usually the dead, tired, and dirty layer.
The room I was brought into was clean and functional. The therapist asked me to change into the facial robe, then she left, and I was left alone for 15mins before I got a little annoyed and walked outside in the robe to ask the receptionist what's happening. She explained that they are a little overbooked and the therapist is trying to finish up the previous customer before attending to me - I am fine with unexpectedly delays like this but at least let me know?
The treatment itself was comfortable but I didnt fall asleep.The diamond peel was alright and it felt like a tiny vacumn cleaner working on your face. Also, they do extractions but without steaming your face. Strange.
Thankfully there were no hardselling of packages after the treatment, just a cup of tea waiting for us.
An okay experience but not nice enough for me to want to return.
I was fortunate enough to try Seasonal Tastes multiple times, some on leisure while other times on business.
I loved the property because it is central but yet remains relatively peaceful and offers a luxurious respite from the maddening CBD crowd. I also liked the fact that they have clean toilets :p
Now on to the place and the food.
Seasonal Tastes is a huge place that offers awesome views with equally terrific seatings. Very child friendly because of the space to run around in too. It is a pity that they decided to upp the price of their buffet lunches and dinners since they opened as keeping to those prices would have made dining here an unbeatable deal. Now lunches are $42 (previously $35) and dinners are $68 (previously $55).
I wont go into details but the offerings are of excellent quality and quantity. Seafood, sashimi, sushi, pasta, noodles, meats, starters, ham, bread, cheeses, desserts - you name it they have it. The avocado sorbet is quite heavenly!
Service is cool, but this is yet again one of the SPG restaurants that do not credit your SPG points until you email the reciept / credit voucher to the SPG customer care team.
I stupidly signed up for their apparent promotion of $8 for 6 sessions of TCM slimming treatment, thinking what a good deal I got. And over the phone I reconfirmed with them that it is indeed that price for 6 sessions.
When I reached, I was told that oh over here their definition of 'session' mean body parts. So my tummy, hips, thighs, ankles and 2 other parts will be the '6 sessions'. I know it was cheap and so didnt want to argue with them, but I cant help but think it is misleading.
During the consultation, what they said about clogged lymphatic systems does sound logical but I would rather they come up with a real promotion where you can actually see results than such a dishonest promotion. After all, their basic package priced at $600 for 30 sessions of stuff is in fact reasonable.
Decided on this high tea for a staff makan session as they were having a 1-4-1 with UOB (max of 2 free) or 2 1 with ANZ - both for high tea 3-5pm from Mondays to Thursdays. For the 7 of us, the 2 promos ende dup being the same - $229 for 7pax in total.
I visited this place once before they renovated and was not impressed so it was time to give them a chance. As it turned out, my post-reno experience is much better.
The cafe was really crowded when we went on a Tuesday afternoon at 3pm. Everyone dont need to work?!
Cold dishes - quite a nice variety of cold stuff: fresh prawns on ice (really fresh!), assorted sushi, DIY salad, smoked salmon. Rather tasty.
Breads - about 4-5 selection but I didnt try any. Who eats breads at buffets?
Hot dishes - Indian curries and pratas, assorted dim sum, chinese stir fries, baked goods like scones, pizzas, and popiahs. A nice mix of cuisines I must say.
Cooking stations - DIY where you pick and take your own ingredients like veg, bean sprouts, fish cakes take your own noodle type pass to the chef to blanch. When done, just choose the soup base you want from Ba Kut Teh, Prawn noodle, Mee siam, and laksa. Not too bad and very comforting.
Desserts - More local desserts like tao suan, kuehs, and mini cakes. Ice cream is available but flavours were boring. There's also a DIY ice kachang station too.
The buffet includes coffee and tea too.
Service was nothing to complain about, with very efficient fervently staff clearing plates at the beginning, but I guess they ran out of steam towards the end.
Still a nice meal in a nice environment nonetheless but I wouldnt come back if there aren't any promo.