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210 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720945.524386 -122.688084
Tue, Wed, Thu 10am-7pm
Neighborhoods: Northwest District, Neighbors West - Northwest
Big Bark but no bite – After reading all the reviews how could you not want to book an appointment, I know I did! But don't be fooled take a closer look at these reviews they are all worded far too closely.... I think someone (aka the crazy owner) is having her staff write glorified reviews. The staff are programed like robots, they have no personality at no fault of their own I think their afraid of the owner. This Chrsty lady is seriously off her rocker, she hires and fires like nobody's business there's always new people working there and talk about hover over your shoulder. Spare yourself and go somewhere else... for the price their so not worth it!
Most of our employees have worked here for a year to a year and a half. Unfortunately
this writer/employee did not meet Terra Del Sol standards. We provide stellar services.
My employees are all extremely professional with a heart and a soul who really care about
each other and their client's comfort. Come to First Thursday and listen to our TDS band, sip
on a beverage, soak in the pools and munch in the gotto. Enjoy mini services. Have a blast with
us! It is Night in the Tropics. Reservations preferred! Christi Wuthrich owner
Without a doubt....BEST spa in Portland – The spa is absolutely wonderful! From the moment you walk through the door, you are totally transported to a different world. I have frequented spas all over the world and this is at the top of my list of favorites. The treatment rooms are soothing, comfortable and very well equipped. I have been quite pleased with each of my service providers; they are always very caring and quite knowledgeable in their field. The crowning jewel of this spa is, for me, the wonderful grotto area complete with roman tub (including snacks and beverages poolside), cool dip pool and large steam room. Do yourself a favor a schedule a treatment as soon as you can!
Terra Del Sol goes above and beyond! – This is absolutely your best bet if you are going to the spa. From products, to services and staff, this is where you will get your money’s worth. They exceed my expectations every time and I'm sure you will have the same experience! This place has been my sanctuary and escape from the busy and chaotic world for the past year, a great escape, relaxing indulgence. You owe it to yourself to visit. My favorite is the grotto experience. Every time I visit I am the only one there, they make sure your experience is private and personal, every time. They even serve appetizers by the pool; the staff really treats you like royalty. I love the sand and sun room; it's like a mini vacation!
Thank you Terra Del Sol staff for always being so sweet and going above and beyond!
Best. Haircut. Ever. – Terra del Sol was not my first choice when it came to getting a haircut in the Portland area. I originally thought they were just a spa that catered to expensive women. But many rave reviews about their employees, atmosphere and overall business led me to them. What’s more, after receiving what can only be described as the greatest haircut of my life, I can think of no other business I will ever go to. I recently moved into the area after spending the previous four years visiting just one hair specialist whom I thought to be irreplaceable.
Oh, how wrong I was. I plan on returning every three to four weeks! I was also recently gifted a massage gift certificate – if the masseuse is anything like the woman who cut my hair, I am most certainly in for an unparalleled treat!
Now, after seeing some of the not-so-positive reviews on this site I am incredibly perplexed. Just because a building used to be utilized for something else in the past means it must stay that way? In today's real estate market (especially in larger cities!) it is simply not feasible to rip down a perfectly sound building just to rebuild. I could think of nothing better to cleanse the bad memories of a building than by creating a place where people go to feel better.
Conversely, some of these “reviewers” appear to be ex-employees. They claim to know other employees who show disdain toward their (former) employee? Perhaps they were let go (much like I can only assume the “review”-writers were) because they failed to meet the high standards an upper-echelon spa like this requires?
Needless to say, they're really going out of your way to denounce such a respected, reputable and one of my favorite businesses in the Portland area. I take it personally when people lie about something I love. I can only assume these are disgruntled former employees.
Todd Penelton/Reshma Tayfiq – Penelton/Tayfiq
TDS offered a free couple’s massage or gift certificate twice after "1 no show". Penelton refused. TDS can not satisfy these clients.Todd states he uses the Nike name to demand cash back when traveling to restaurants and spas all over the world.Beware! These scammers may be coming to a spa or restaurant near you.
Relaxing, Rejuvenating and Romantic – Terra del Sol spa is a thoroughly enjoyable oasis in the center of Portland, a place where you can relax and de-stress in a caring, tranquil, peaceful environment while feeling pampered and cared for.
The decor of Terra del Sol is a lush and whimsical amalgamation of vacation locales. Safari, Riviera, Ancient Greece, and a little bit of Vegas opulence combine to make you instantly feel you've completely left the world outside...especially when the weather outside is cold, rainy, and gray. The staff is doting, caring, and seem to all genuinely love what they do...a rarity in many spa/salons.
This is the special-occasion spa my husband and I choose, to treat ourselves or each other when the opportunity arises. The owner and staff take great joy in providing a singular exceptional experience for you and/or your loved one. To be able to unwind in the swimming pool-like hot tub before or after treatments is magnificent and restorative.
A Terra Del Sol visit is perfect if you want an escape, a vacation, but can't realistically take one due to time or budget. You leave the Spa feeling as if you've been gone a few days, rather than a few hours. I have highly recommended this spa to bridal parties, soldier's wives, first-time spa goers, veteran spa goers, athletes, elderly people, and the Ultimately Stressed, and never heard a disappointed word back.
Spare yourself and go somewhere else – Well first off Terra del Sol is way over priced. They owner had her own line of products created that she charges an arm and a leg for and after spending some time testing them out, as a skin care specialist I have to say I was not impressed. I was requested the Peal facial, and no where in the description does it let you know the smell of the product is a very potent black liquorish, which I hate... the product made my face burn and the results could have been achieved just as easily using drugstore products. The managers and owner of the spa have a very fake, demeaning, pageant like personality. I have been there 3 times due to a gift card, and their employees come and go more frequently than I. My first massage was done by a girl who smelled horrible of sour milk, and did not use enough pressure leaving me completely unsatisfied. It is also apparent that the design of the space was done by someone with no real experience or taste, one minute I'm in Morocco the next, Greece... it is a strange combination filled with a whole heap of tacky, like the animal print they have everywhere. Its a good thing I came with a gift card because after seeing the actual prices of the treatments I completely lost my breath... 75 DOLLARS FOR A PEDICURE, done by a girl a year older than myself!!! COME ON! The only thing I did like was the time you get to spend in the grotto before a treatment. I did enjoy the free wine and snacks, and its hard to find a hot tub in portland, however, their sun and sand room is a joke. One of their treatments charges 35 dollars I think to lay in a room the size of a closet with a tacky mural painted on the wall, sand on the ground and the heat on. It was embarrassing.
OVERALL, spare yourself the time and money. The owner is so rude and fake. The products aren't worth crap, treatments are incredibly over priced (remember 75 for a pedicure) and a tacky set up.
I give this place less than a year before they have to shut the doors.
I think you're a competitor because a skin-care specialist, wouldn't misspell "peel". You spelled it "Peal".
If I didn't like a place I'd give the gift card away and not punish myself like you're doing to yourself by going back again and again.
Terra Del Sol is the only spa I take my 88 year old mother to because the staff, the owner, and the products they use are the highest quality.
My mom's nail polish has lasted two months without cracking or chipping. That's called value.
A Unique Experiance – I have visited Terra del Sol on several occasions over the past year with a pleasurable experience resulting each time. In getting either an independent or couples massage, I have been happy with the treatments received. Having only been to a half dozen or so other spas in the Portland area my comparison base is somewhat limited, however, with that said, the treatments were on par to those offered elsewhere. Where Terra del Sol shines brightest is in the service and facilities it provides. From my initial entry into the building the employees were very polite and attentive. In not feeling rushed or over oversold services, I was able to have a truly relaxing treatment. Although I did see other visitors while at Terra del Sol, I did not feel overly crowded or have to wait for shower and/or a locker to become available, a situation I unfortunately experienced at one of the other spas in town.
It is quite apparent that a significant amount of detail went into the design of their facilities, in particular the grotto area. Soaking in the pool with an adult beverage while taking in the color adjusting sky ceiling, unique color palette chosen by the painters, and travertine enriched grounds makes for an immersing experience. Overall, I have been pleased with my past experiences and intend visit Terra del Sol again.
Heavenly! – My spa experience at Terra Del Sol was by far the best I've ever had. I was kindly greeted by the front desk staff with a cup of tea before my massage with Alex. I was led down to "the Grotto" with Alex, which was beautiful. In the grotto area I was taken to a massage an extremely comfortable massage room with a warmed massage table. Alex gave me a fantastic massage and focused on areas where I needed it the most. I nearly fell asleep! After my massage I was able to spend some time in the Grotto, where I was served wine and utilized the steam room, the jacuzzi and the cold plunge. The Grotto is such a unique space and it was incredible. I had a wonderful experience at Terra Del Sol.
Best place to 'get away' without getting on a plane! – Thank you Terra Del Sol, for making me feel like a new woman! Thank you Julie, for my AMAZING massage, which sent me to a far-off place. Thank you Emileigh, for allowing me to doze off a few times during your soothing facial--Never have I felt like I was melting into the bed and never have I left a spa with such a glow. Thank you Rebekah for making my hands and tootsies as soft as silk!
The spa chair, the music, the Grotto, the luxurious robes, the cheese, the wine, the olives, the sweets--are you sure I was in rainy Portland and not on my favorite island, Santorini?
Thank you Terra Del Sol for your attention to detail, for making me feel like a princess or better yet, Cleopatra or Persephone. Most of all, thank you Christi, for showing me what being 'pampered' really means. I don't have just one reason to come back, I have a hundred. I will be back sooner than you can say 'spa'.
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