Seven of the best hotel spa experiences in the world

PUBLISHED: 14:52 01 April 2014

Huvafen Fushi Maldives

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From exotic locations to luxury in a city centre, we select seven hotel spas that offer a heavenly break

Paradise beckons

Lime Spa at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

From island pavilions to the world’s first underwater treatment spa rooms, Huvafen Fushi really is an escape to paradise. With accommodation that includes a private beach bungalow, romance certainly meets relaxation at this intimately chic hotel. Their spa features eight treatment rooms, two of which are underwater. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean in the lounge or take respite in Lonu Veyo, a salt-water floatation pool harnessing minerals found in the Indian Ocean.

Don’t miss:

Spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and dreamy beaches.

Prices from £2,989 pp

For more information contact Carol Bate at ITC

Tel: 01244 355381, CarolBate@itc-uk.com

Royal resort

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote

Home to the Thalasso and Spa Center, the five star Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort is a haven of peace. Located right on the beachfront at Playa Blanca, the hotel has views of the ocean and neighbouring islands and direct access to white sandy beach at Playa Dorada. You can experience relaxing treatments from massages to Thalassotherapy, or the hotel’s newest treatment, Carita’s Cinetic™ Lift Experit. This ‘facelift without surgery’ is an anti-ageing treatment using new technology to, they say, deliver visible, lasting results on the skin and scalp.

Don’t miss:

Experience Thalassotherapy, the use of the therapeutic properties of seawater and marine elements like seaweed, for preventative and curative purposes.

Seven nights from £2,819 per family (two adults, two children) sharing a suite including daily breakfast, flights and private transfers.

01244 355 527

www.itcluxurytravel.co.uk

High flyer

Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria, Berlin


The Waldorf Astoria Berlin boasts Germany’s first spa by the famous beauty house of Guerlain. Located in the spectacular Zoofenster skyscraper building within the luxury shopping district of Kurfürstendamm, the hotel’s décor is a combination of Art Deco and fresh modern elements. Eight therapy rooms are individually designed to compliment the treatments on offer, from hydrotherapy to Vichy showers and facials. Guests are able to personalise their experience, including ‘treatments for two’.

Don’t miss:

Incredible panoramic views of the Berlin skyline from every room in this chic city centre hotel.

Double rooms from £260 per night, including breakfast. Spa treatments extra.

00 49 30 814 0000

www.waldorfastoria.com

London luxury

Bamford Haybarn Spa at the Berkeley, London

The Bamford Haybarn Spa within the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge offers a relaxing day retreat and holistic approach to well-being. You will be pampered with your own bespoke Bamford Body range, a collection of pure botanical products that cleanse, protect and invigorate. Take a dip in the fabulous rooftop pool or indulge in a spa package. Our favourite is the ‘Calming Retreat’ (£450), which includes a day’s membership, full body exfoliation, jade hot and cold stone treatment, facial, pedicure and lunch with a glass of wine.

Don’t miss:

Take a dip in the stunning rooftop pool and enjoy unparalleled views over London.

Overnight spa packages start from £576 based on 2 people sharing a superior king room.

0207 2011699

www.the-berkeley.co.uk

Countryside retreat

Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, Lancashire

 

Indulge in a refreshing spa break close to home at Ribby Hall Village. We recommend you arrange an overnight stay so you can enjoy every aspect on offer here. Their Easter package involves an indulgent Elemis Face and Body Sensation treatment followed by accommodation with breakfast and a two-course dinner in The Brasserie. Perfect for both men and women, the Elemis Treatment Duo involves a massage combined with an anti-ageing facial.

Don’t miss:

Unwind in the outdoor terrace hot tub and take in countryside views. Also, their restaurant is not to be missed.

Easter package available: April 7th and May 25th 2014 from £164pp

0800 107 0336

Ribbyhall.co.uk/spa-hotel

Tranquil retreat

Clarins Spa at the Dinarobin Hotel, Mauritius

It might be the tranquillity or the tropical setting but there is definitely something special about Dinarobin’s spa that makes it one of the finest in Mauritius. Located on a scenic shoreline with the Le Morne mountain acting as a stunning backdrop, Dinarobin offers an intimate village setting. The resort features luxurious accommodation that blends harmoniously into the lush tropical gardens surrounding the spa.

Don’t miss:

The ‘Anti-Jet Lag stop-over’ treatment. Erase the effects of long haul travel with this energy-boosting face and body treatment, designed to obliterate all signs of fatigue.

Junior Suite from £150pp per night based on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Spa treatments are extra.

01483 445 685

www.beachcombertours.co.uk

Stress relief

36.5°C Wellbeing and Thermal Spa at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

The leading health resort in Switzerland, the 36.5°C Wellbeing and Thermal Spa offers exclusive treatments to invigorate the mind, body and boost energy. Whether you book a room at The Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites or the historic Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz which was renovated in 2009 and features the 18th century Palais, you’re sure to be impressed. Leave everyday life behind and try their newest treatments including the ‘Sequoia Ceremony’ or the ‘Water Journey’ treatment (£168), which allows guests to float virtually weightless on the surface of the thermal water amid soothing pulsating sounds. Pure bliss.

Don’t miss:

Floating on water in the stress-busting ‘Water Journey’ treatment.

Double room from around £330 per night. Rates include use of the 36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa area.

+41 81 303 30 30

www.resortragaz.ch

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