Travel can be a hectic experience.
Changing location every couple of days, lifting heavy suitcases, stressing about reaching the train on time… You often end up needing a holiday after your holiday.
So next time you book a trip, aim for a time of relaxation and treat yourself with a luxurious spa experience.
These cities are our top picks for a spa holiday, to melt away the dramas of the every day.
Full of history and beauty, this city also holds 118 springs. At Szechenyi Baths, play chess while you’re bathing in one of the 18 pool or head to Lukacs Bath for a pool party. There’s also the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest in the heart of the city, with a Royal Spa for pampering.
Holding all the spa essentials (saunas, steam baths and hot tubs) you can also work out or have a mud or seaweed bath.
It’s all in a name, right? This city has historically been the place to go for a relaxing trip away, so continue tradition. Visit the Roman Baths but also stop in at the Thermae Bath Spa’s modern option with a stunning rooftop pool overlooking the city.
Stop in at Villa Magdala City Centre to sleep amidst green gardens and a short walk from the iconic Pulteney Bridge.
Rich in iron, the waters of Pré-Saint-Didier are great for nourishing skin and helping blood circulation. The contract between the hot thermal waters and the winter snows also makes this place a beautiful place for photos.
At the QC Terme, you can relax in their huge spa with panoramic views of Mont Blanc. The hotel is right next to the thermal baths and ski resorts for the more adventurous.
Aix-les-Bains is located on the shores of Lake Bourget, the largest and deepest natural lake in France. There a beaches for bathing and it’s a place made famous by writers such as Honoré de Balzac and Alexandre Dumas.
Looking for a place to stay? Les Suites du Lac gives stunning views over the lake and is a handy five-minute trip from the centre of town.
This is one of Japan’s most popular hot spring resorts with over a dozen springs providing hot water for the many bath houses in the area. Right near Mt Fuji, a view of the icon is never far.
Kinnotake is a tradition Japanese Inn with private hot sprong baths and stunning views.
At the very top of Napa Valley in California, the place is full of relaxing hot springs and mud baths in volcanic hot ash.
Calistoga Spa Hot Springs hotel has four mineral pools and a spa within it. Mountain views are inevitable, with heaps of spa treatments available too. With Wine Country beginning just a mile away, there’s no excuse to come away from here feeling anything less than totally zen.
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