10 best spas in Europe for some serious pampering

Mar 16, 2018

Dip your toe into Europe’s diverse spa cultures, whether you fancy being gently massaged amid the healing herb gardens of Tuscany or want to be invigorated by the hot-cold cycle of the Finnish sauna ritual.

Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy

Garden massage at Borgo Santo Pietro spa in Tuscany, Italy

This exclusive spa hotel on a country estate in Tuscany reunites its residents with the natural world in sublime style. Be massaged back to life with organic oils in an outdoor treatment room in the morning and watch the sun set over the healing herb gardens in the evening.

Villa Stephanie, Germany

villa stephanie spa in germany

Prefer a scientific approach to wellness? This outstanding hotel spa has won all sorts of accolades for its high-tech approach, with opportunities for a digital detox, preventative health treatments and martial arts for emotional balance.

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa, England

gainsborough spa in england

‘Take the water’ like the Georgians did in Bath’s health-giving thermal hot springs. This five-star hotel allows you to do so in supreme luxury, boasting a bathing circuit with pools of various temperatures, an ice alcove and a whole range of tempting treatments.