I’ve been meaning to start threads with titles of Chinese cities for awhile as a reference on the good shit I find in my travels here. Shenzhen is a place I frequent for some R&R out of HK back into a Mandarin speaking world, so over time I intend to add to this on the good finds here.
Last night I finished work and felt the need for a good (above board) massage and to pick up some DVDs. I’ve tried loads of “spas” in Shenzhen, and there are hundreds ranging from the cheap and crappy to the mind blowingly good. Last night I followed a friend’s advice and found the MOST MIND BLOWING place yet. Here’s the (Chinese only) website Queen Spa.
The place consists of five floors, two restaurants (one a seafood place with live seafood to select for the chop). two cafes, oodles of pools - private nuddy swimming for men and women and a public area for couples and families. There are also very xomfortable capsule beds to crash out in.
Needless to say the massage is good, if somewhat pricey for Shenzhen (Rmb208 for 90 minutes), but the decor and quality is very well worth it. Basic cost is Rmb98 to get in, shower, swim, waltz around in the comfy PJs they provide and graze endlessly on the free fruit and juice buffet. You can also crash in the capsule bed for the night. At that price, it is a very real alternative to a shitty cheap hotel. Indeeed I was chatting to the manager who reckons he’s had people stay here for as long as 10 days! All is above board, and i’ll definitely be bringing Missis Huang and the wee Thai princess here soon.
I’m currently sipping a damned good espresso, while lollling in a vast and comfy chair in the internet lounge and waiting on what looks like a very good club sandwhich. It’s arrived, and it is damned good.
Getting to Shenzhen from HK.
I’ve explored almost every option here, but I think the best is to get the cross border bus to Huanggang, presuming you’re coming from Central. They leave from some bus depot in Wanchai every 15 minutes around the clock. Last night I was on the bus and through both HK and PRC immigration and in a taxi in Shenzhen within 45 minutes.