There’s nothing better than a little spa break away to have you feeling preened and perky in no time – what’s more, with these lovely boutique hotels all coming in at around £100/night it doesn’t have to cost you the earth either.
1. Hospes Palau de la Mar – Valencia, Spain
There’s a decidedly chilled vibe to this lovely boutique hotel – maybe it’s the cool, minimalist décor or the light, airiness of the old building’s high ceilings and huge windows or p’raps everyone’s just blissed out thanks to a stint in the spa. Whilst not that big, the spa is a surprising treat at this super central spot and offers a great range of massages and beauty treatments.
This spa retreat is award-winningly good, with sweeping white-sand beaches on its doorstep and some delicious dishes in the restaurant. The spa itself is encompassed in lush gardens and offers plenty of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, not to mention daily yoga and meditation classes on the rooftop. Bliss.
3. Inspira Santa Marta Hotel – Lisbon, Portugal
There’s a sleek and contemporary feel to this stylish spot, set in rather a smart part of town. The spa is compact but well executed boasting a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi along with a range of massages and beauty treatments.
4. Bellinter House – near Dublin, Ireland
Set just an hour outside of Dublin, this is a wonderful country retreat with brilliant on-site spa, Bathhouse Spa, that offers a range of massages and beauty treatments including special baths.
5. Hotel Copernicus – Krakow, Poland
There is a great atmosphere in this historic spot – with plenty of original features and the most charming of staff. The recently renovated L’Occitane spa is rather a draw too – with a lovely pool set beneath the cellar’s gothic vaulted ceiling and a range of massages and beauty treatments available.