Barbers >Lilly & Raul
211 E 43rd St Rm 1500, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.751985 -73.969781
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown East, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)
They made me switch rooms in the middle of the massage! – I have gone to L&R multiple times and considered myself to be a good customer of theirs - until this last time. The place has slowly gone downhill. Although I have never been completely thrilled with this place (kind of dingy and cluttered, bad bathroom), I went there bc it is 2 blocks from me, inexpensive, and the massage ladies are decent.
However, this last time, I had about 20 minutes left of my massage, and another lady came into the room and told me I had to switch rooms because they needed my room for a couple that had just come in. So they kicked me out in the middle of the massage, and told me go across the hall in a towel (she took the rest of my clothes and things without asking me) and met me in another room a few minutes later.
Needless to say, the rest of my massage was ruined, as I could not believe that they would do such a thing. Wouldn't it have made more sense to have the other people wait 20 minutes until my session was over? Isn't that common courtsey for any customer??
On top of that, there were no apologies, the massage was cut short by 5 minutes, and the lady at the front desk basically blew me off with a laugh when I mentioned it.
Oh well, their loss. They just lost a loyal customer in their effort to save 20 minutes. I frequent spas in the City very often, and although this doesn't even come close to qualifying as a "spa" I did use it as a quickie massage place.
I will not be going back, and with so many other good, clean massage places to try in the City, there is really no need to. Take from a spa regular, this place has become a massage-mill dump - consider yourself warned!
Best experience ever!!! – I have never been inclined to write a review of any establishment I've been to, but after my experience at Lilly & Raul, I just had to share my thoughts. My fiance's b-day was this past weekend, so I decided instead of the usual dinner and drinking with friends to try something different. He does a lot of hard labor so I thought a massage would be a great idea (I know I really needed one too). After scouring the internet for the best massage for the best price, I chose Lilly and Raul because they seem to have gotten rave reviews and were much less expensive than other places. We went for an hour couple's session and it was the greatest massage ever!!! My masseuse rubbed out every knot in my body, even ones I didn't know I had, and made sure to ask if she was applying the right amount of pressure and not hurting me, which she wasn't, I was in heaven. My fiance was extremely pleased with his and was even drooling at one point because he was so relaxed. All the pain he had was completely gone, as well as mine. Neither of us has ever felt so relaxed and we thank Lilly & Raul's for doing an exceptional job, especially myself for making my fiance feel great for his b-day!! We will definitely be coming back!!
Inexpensive and Best 1hour Massage ever! – I treated my girlfriend to a massage for her birthday. I was searching spas to find the best place, and I came to find this place. I'm so glad that I chose the right place. It was such an experience. It is not a "luxury spa", it is just cozy and quaint office space, that has massage rooms. The ambiance is comfy, once you get in to the room the lights are dim and light oriential music is playing, which makes it more relaxing. The lady I had her name is Judy. She was the best. She massaged every part of my body, my legs, my back, arms, hands, neck, and head. I never had a massage like that at all. I couldnt believe it was an hour, it felt like eternity. Also, she eased the stress in back and shoulders. I was relaxed for the rest of the evening and my posture felt much better. As well as that is the best gift you can give to a friend, family member, boyfriend, etc..Highly recommended!!!
Best Inexpensive Massage! – This is the best $50 ($39 with tip) I've spent on a massage. I usually try to avoid the risk of bad technique and distracting decor from inexpensive places, but I have to say Lilly & Raul beats some $100+ massages I've been to and I'm definitely coming back. They do wonders with the massage rooms (place is in an office building) - peaceful, quiet, enough to make you feel relaxed. The massage was awesome - she asked if i wanted a hard massage and I was so happy when she really dug in. Definitely would recommend this place if you're tight on budget and want to treat yourself to a massage every month or so!
Best cheap Massage in nyc! – Despite the past reviews I thought the place wasn't to bad looking at all.They even had a robe for you to put on.My Masseuse was Judy,she was quiet and knew where my knots were without me having to tell her.I have heard about this place through the grapevine and was very surprised at how cheap it was.Their is no shower and you need a key to go outside the office to a hallway bathroom...which i wasn't to happy about.However everything else was fine and I nearly floated out of there!!!...
Sidenote:I had left another spa because it was kinda run down ..and came here and was happy with the decor.No it isn't a 5 star spa,but it is way better then some of these spa's charging alot more!!
We always appreciate any type of review because it let's us know what our customers are thinking. I apologize for the bathroom situation but we try to make up with the best service possible. Thank You very much...
Great Massage – I have been going to Lily and Raul's now for several months now. I try to get a massage every other week. I am very greatful to them for providing these wonderful massages for the price they do. I have all kinds of pain and stiffness and so I am able to get massage more frequently amd it has really improved my sleep and mobility. All the therapists I had have been good but I usually ask for Judy because I like a hard massage and she has great hands. They do have a standard routine that they do so you know what to expect. They seem to know when there is a problem area and will focus in on it -- I think as with any massage if it is too hard or not hard enough you need to say something. I have had terrible massages from other high priced spas and great ones as well so Iknow the difference. Thank you LIlly and Raul!
Exactly what we are geared too, affordable so we can see our friends on a regular basis.
Great FInd – I've been going to Lilly and Raul's for 4 months now, I am hooked. I moved to New York City this past summer and things are a little tight as I get my life together and this place is such a great savings. I was introduced to this place by my girlfriend Evelyn, who swears by their work.
We went together and I was like, this place doesn't look high end, but she told me to shut up and undress. I've been to spas in miami and they don't look like this place. Evelyn told me that New York has everything and this place is one of the best.
My god, after 60min of rubbing and thumping, I felt like I was in heaven. I
was instantly hooked, my masseuse Angela, is the best and she is so sweet. She asked me what I wanted, hard or soft, but I said medium and she said I will take care of you. She knows how to knead out those knots and the tension I felt on my shoulders.
After we were done and were ready to pay, out comes some tea and cookies. I tipped angela what I felt was good, according to their sign, which states 25%, a little odd but their rates is so cheap so I understand. High end Spas are where you go once a month but here I can do this every two weeks if I can.
I setup and appointment for me and my current boyfriend for next week (wink/wink), so I hope everything goes well so we can have a romantic evening.
Ciao everyone..Luv you Angela :) xxooxx
Ridiculously affordable, quiet and relaxing ambience, great massage – I've been here several times and also brought my boyfriend once for a couples' massage (men are only allowed to go there as part of a couple - a nice touch, I think). The massages are very good and strong! They really work out the knots. (But they ask if the pressure is okay and respond accordingly).
They give you snacks and water, are easy to schedule an appt. with, and always ready on time. Also they don't try to make annoying conversation with you like some places (like one time a therapist couldn't stop talking about her problems!) Highly recommended.
It is ok for the price. – I have been to this place twice. My second massage was not as good as the first. Definitely not a spa. For a spa experience, go to a spa.
Thank you for your review, any criticism provided helps us only get better. If you felt that your session was not up to par, you should have mentioned it so we can assess the situation. I do not wish any customer to leave unsatisfied. If you still wish to speak with me, contact the office and have them provide my contact number. Please be ready to provide date and time of your session.
We may not have a posh setting, but we do try and provide the very best in Chinese Tui Na service.
Great massage, great price! – I was there last weekend with my husband. First of all, the price iz amazing. I was kind of expecting to get what i was paying for, but it was much much better than my expectations. Soothing atmospehere, large couple rooms, friendly staff. We're planning to do this couple massage regularly on a monthly basis now...
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