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Spa Hydra

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35-11 36th St., Astoria, NY 11106 40.756059 -73.924609
nr 35th Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-267-7991 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Spa, Nail Salon
  • Services: Body Treatments, Makeup Application, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Basic, Massage: Prenatal, Massage: Specialized, Reflexology, Skincare & Facials, Waxing

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Sun-Mon, 11am-5pm; Wed-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at 36th Ave.; M, R at Steinway St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Budget
  • Organic Products


This Astoria spa draws a varied clientele from all boroughs with prices at least a quarter less than Manhattan rates. Spa Hydra—which means “of the water” in Greek—is owned by Astoria-raised sisters Marina Angelopoulos and Barbara Preponis; the former manages the business end, while spa director Barbara is one of the spot’s three estheticians. Clients are encouraged to arrive early to make use of the saunas and eucalyptus steam room. Hair-removal, facials, and body treatments are performed within six hushed treatment rooms, and manicure and pedicure stations are each equipped with plasma TVs. Customized facials are performed on adjustable heated beds and aided by soothing Pevonia balms. Many feature arm-and-leg massages and a spell of Chinese “face mapping”, which aims to reveal eating, sleeping, and exercise issues. The body treatment menu includes a variety of massages, electrolysis, spray tanning, and reflexology, as well as organic waxing done with beeswax and essential oils—a particular favorite with Spa Hydra’s many male clients.