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The best spa hotels in Europe


They’re some of the best in Europe and provide guests with all round relaxation and rejuvenation, and often in spectacular surroundings:

Grand Hotel Tremezzo - Lake Como, Italy

Locations don’t come much more picture perfect than this. With spectacular vistas over Lake Como, this spa hotel makes the most of its natural setting. Even the sauna comes with lake views! There’s also a panoramic relaxation lounge and an indoor hydrotherapy infinity pool from which to enjoy the surrounding scenery.

Treatments at Grand Hotel Tremezzo include traditional hammam options and wellness experiences designed by ESPA. The spa’s signature treatment – the Lake Como Relaxing Ritual – uses herbs grown on the shores of the lake in a full body experience that includes a body scrub and massage designed to soothe the body and calm the mind.

Amanzoe - Peloponnese, Greece

The pillars and colonnades of Amanzoe can be found on a hillside, nestled amongst olive groves and cypress trees. In these restful environs guests will find world-class spa facilities including a 25 metre pool, a Pilates studio and a yoga pavilion.

Treatments at Amanzoe are true to the hotel’s location and based around the holistic philosophy of ancient Greek medicine. Therapists use organic local honey, olive oil and sea salt to create relaxing and aromatic treatment journeys.

You can also indulge in a Watsu aquatic therapy session – floating in warm water, supported by a therapist – to relieve stress and rejuvenate your muscles.

K Spa at K West Hotel & Spa - London, UK

Closer to home, you’ll find the K Spa. Modern, sleek and incredibly stylish, K Spa was named Best UK Luxury Spa at the World Spa Awards. There’s a Scandinavian sauna and steam room, a glass panelled hydrotherapy pool and, uniquely, a “Snow Paradise”. This room, designed like a snow drift, provides an extreme change in temperature that aids circulation and boosts the immune system. The spa also boasts a Sun Meadow, where light therapy can help to relieve the symptoms of S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) in those gloomy winter months.

Signature K Spa treatments include the Crystal Clear Oxygen Facial, which pulses pure oxygen into the skin to improve elasticity and firmness, and the Baobab body treatment, which uses the natural goodness of the African baobab tree in a whole body experience.

The Chedi Andermatt - Andermatt, Switzerland

A scenic two-hour train ride from Zurich, The Chedi Andermatt is set within one of the continent’s most stylish ski resorts. Mixing Swiss chalet style with a little Asian design inspiration, this is a breathtakingly chic destination and the spa certainly follows suit. Both Swiss and Asian influence can be seen in the spa treatments available.

There are Alpienne therapies that use beeswax, lanolin and spelt flour as well as traditional Indian, Tibetan, Thai and Balinese options too. Fires crackle in the Alpine wood relaxation lounge, there are mountain views from the elegant pool and you can also get in amongst the scenery on a twice daily, 90-minute mountain walk.

Villa Stephanie at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa - Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

The grand Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa is set within its own private park and boasts its own little stretch of the River Oos. Villa Stephanie, an elegant and separate entity within the grounds, is dedicated purely to guests looking to indulge in a spa retreat.

This is a place that truly allows you to switch off from the world – you can even get a “digital detox” by blocking Wi-Fi from your room.

There’s a team of experts on hand to help you towards your body and wellbeing goals. Guests can undergo a full body analysis to discover a personalised spa programme, develop a food plan with a nutritionist and take sessions with a personal trainer. There’s a swimming pool, plunge pool, sauna and hammam and treatments can be taken in isolation or as part of a longer spa programme.

Tempted much? With the incredible settings and luxurious treatments on offer who wouldn’t be?

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