12 of the Best Spa Hotels in Europe

From weekend idylls with a focus on pampering to intensive, long-haul rejuvenations, these spa hotels will recharge and revive even the weariest of guests. We've sought out a little something for everyone - facials, al-fresco spa treatments, extract therapies… you name it.

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Château Saint-Martin & Spa

Vence, France

With treatments provided by La Prairie and unrivalled views of the coast, Château Saint-Martin is certain to leave you feeling rather more sanguine by the end of your stay. Book the haute couture rose tango treatment (the hotel spa’s signature treatment) for a unique al-fresco spa experience set in charming gardens.

Address

2490 Avenue des Templiers 06140 Vence France

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Grand Resort

Pareklisia, Cyprus

Detox at this super-luxury spa an hour’s drive from Zurich. Drink in clean air and mountainous views before sauntering down in your robe to the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa facility. At the Spa Suites, bathe in natural spring water and test out the button-operated colour therapy baths as you turn prunish. Speaking of cool control systems, the mattresses can change from soft to firm at the flip of a switch.

Address

Grand Resort, CH-7310 Bad Ragaz Switzerland

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Lanserhof Tegernsee

Waakirchen, Germany

While chewing each mouthful 30 to 40 times here is likely to take up a sizeable portion of your day, at Lanserhof Tegernsee you’ll be surprised to discover just how much you can fit into your day when it’s timetabled to perfection by a lab-coat wearing medical team. This retreat in the Bavarian Alps is results-focused and, with a one-week minimum stay, it offers sanctuary chic comforts to get you through mood swings brought on by hunger pangs.

Address

Gut Steinberg 1-4 83666 Waakirchen Germany

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Clinique La Prairie

Clarens, Switzerland

For a very clinical experience head to the shores of Lake Geneva. Clinique La Prairie is seriously expensive, but its hefty price tag does have a worthy pay off. After a round of CLP Extract therapy, you’ll look (and feel) like a toddler. You can’t put a price on Benjamin Button-ing yourself. Other medical services at the clinic include orthopedic and cosmetic surgery – it also has one of the best menopause centers in Europe.

Address

Rue du Lac 142 1815 Clarens Switzerland

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Les Sources de Caudalie

Bordeaux, France

Les Sources de Caudalie pioneered the notion of vinotherapy making it the most genius and innovative locale on our list. With anti-ageing treatments and its own natural hot-water springs, it's no surprise that the retreat's 20 treatment rooms are often at full capacity. Bubble away in a barrel of cabernet (well almost) and, for the novelty alone, indulge in a pulp friction massage.

Address

Chemin de Smith Haut Lafitte 33650 Bordeaux-Martillac

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Andronis Concept Wellness Resort

Santorini, Greece

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, situated just outside the postcard-pretty village of Imerovigli, has upped the ante in the wellness stakes. Bedrooms come with a private plunge pool, but complimentary morning yoga sessions on the terrace are likely to entice you out of your room. Dial down to the spa and book in for a massage at sunset, overlooking the sea.

Address

Eparchiaki Odos Firon-Ias Imerovigli Santorini 84702 Greece

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Amanzoe

Kranidi, Greece

For a stylish spa experience that would make Asclepius (the Greek god of medicine) envious, head to Amanzoe. Balance out a morning of pilates and yoga sessions (and maybe some aquatic bodywork) with organic honey facials and anything else you fancy on the treatment menu. Not ready to leave? The spa offers a series of wellness retreats so how long you stay is up to you (and your overdraft).

Address

Agios Panteleimonas Kranidi Argolida 213 00 Greece

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The Chedi Andermatt

Andermatt, Switzerland

Notably zen, The Chedi Andermatt offers a pristine spa setting alongside twice-daily, 90-minute mountain walks, yoga classes and Alpienne Mountain massages. Align your booking with a visit to Loren Dahorstang, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, for your fix of mantra chanting and meditation sessions.

Address

Gotthardstrasse 4 CH-6490 Andermatt Switzerland

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Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Tremezzo, Italy

The hotel’s T Spa boasts a heated, indoor infinity pool and outdoor whirlpool tub. After you’ve chosen between aquatic options, select your preferred spa package and really unwind. It’s a toss-up between traditional hammam treatments and a holistic leg massages carried out using hot stones. Afterwards, retreat to the relaxation lounge where you’ll enjoy heart-stopping views of the lake through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Address

Via Regina 8 22016, Tremezzina Lago di Como I Italy

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La Réserve Geneva Hotel & Spa

Bellevue, Switzerland

Cutting-edge medical treatments mean results-driven spa goers will be endlessly impressed throughout their stay at La Réserve Geneva Hotel & Spa. Whether after lipo massage or facial tissue regeneration, no request is to demanding (or random). Indulge in a La Prairie firming caviar treatment before heading back to your room to draw yourself a bath in a spa-grade tub.

Address

301 Route de Lausanne 1293 Bellevue, Genève Switzerland

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The Gleneagles Hotel

Auchterarder, Scotland

This may very well be Scotland’s best spa. At Gleneagles, you’re encouraged to experiment in alternative therapies one day and veer toward the more traditional route (think ESPA offerings) the next. Spend the remainder of your time rotating between sauna, hydrotherapy vitality pool and quietened relaxation areas.

Address

Auchterarder Perthshire Scotland PH3 1NF

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Borgo Egnazia

Fasano, Italy

Borgo Egnazia's Vair Spa dials up the luxury with flickering candlelight and bathing rituals akin to a Roman bath. Positioned on Italy's Puglian coast, the Vair Spa's treatments are designed by local healers, using organic and locally sourced ingredients. Therapists endeavour to connect with their clients, whether that's over a manicure table or through voice therapy; don't worry it's more spiritual connectedness than chatty Cathys here.

Address

Borgo Egnazia Savelletri di Fasano Brindisi 72010