Dry or wet? It's up to you. We are showcasing the most beautifully designed saunas found in hotels where you can sweat as much as you like. In the early days, the first saunas made in Finland were holes dug in the ground, where stones were heated by fire. However, we have come a long way. Here, you will find cozy wooden sauna huts and steam rooms made out of marbles and mosaics. Whatever is your preference, I'm sure you will feel the inner heat just by looking at the following photos.
On the most pleasing landscape, the Tuscan Fontaverde hotel is an elegant getaway with a spa that uses waters from a thermal spring. There are olive oil massages and hydrotherapy pools with views of the surrounding hills.
Secluded Mallorcan hotel, the Jumeirah Port Soller has a clifftop infinity pool that allows you to take a swim between the sea and the sky. The extensive spa features unique Talise Rituals and an elegant green mosaic dome steam room.
The rightfully iconic Burj Al Arab hotel is a sight to behold. The uniquely shaped exterior comes with an exquisite interior design, loaded with gold and other eye-catching materials and colors. The male-only steam room is no different. It's built from the color palette of the sea with a hint of gold here and there. The cherry on the cake is the gorgeous Persian Gulf view. So why not stay here for the sunset?
In the heart of the Las Vegas strip sits the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, a hotel that's got a triple Forbes Five-Star rating and a splendor spa. The steam room is carved from marble, lit by the starry night LED lights, and it comes with a healing crystal.
The iconic pink and white painted facade of Grand Hotel Savoia hides a lavishly decorated, handcrafted spa with a steam room that looks as sacred as the Hindu deities.
Housed in a gorgeous Victorian building, Corinthia Hotel London is overlooking the River Thames. Inside, you will find The ESPA Life Spa, which expands across four floors, has a 29-foot stainless steel pool and a modern wooden sauna overlooking it.
Glendoria is hidden away in the forests and meadows of the Masurian Lake District in Poland. Camp Spa is housed in wooden huts with a traditional wooden burn sauna. When you are ready to cool your body down after a session in the sauna, head outside to the wild nature and jump right to the open-air hot tub surrounded by wildflowers.
The Miramonti Boutique Hotel has walls of glass that capture the snow-capped mountain views, including from the sauna. There are four types to choose from. Additionally, there is a swimming pool and an outdoor jacuzzi in their spa.
200 km above the Polar Circle, the Snow Village is built from 1.5 million kilos of snow and 300,000 kilos of clear natural ice each year. A nearby town Ylläs is operating the world's only sauna gondola. It's a 20 minutes long unforgettable heated ride up the mountains.
Lavish lakefront hotel, the Falkensteiner Schlosshotel Velden has an award-winning spa. The Acquapura Spa includes saunas, a steam room, and a wide selection of massages and beauty treatments. Breathtaking dark tiles and mosaics are used in the saunas accompanied by mood lights to create a relaxed and private atmosphere.
This hotel is a real treat for spa lovers. The Aqua Dome spa resort in the Alps has a staggering twelve indoor and outdoor pools and seven saunas. First, get into the Finnish sauna that automatically splashes water on the rocks, and then try one of the elevated panoramic outdoor pools for some refreshing views.
Masseria Torre Coccaro farmhouse hotel is hundreds of years old and is more fortress than a house. The buildings were fortified to protect them from enemies in the Ottoman days. The Aveda spa is hidden in the caves. Relaxing in a sauna has never felt so safe!
Hotel Schöne Aussicht is a breathtaking mountain ski resort in Austria. The wooden, brick wall sauna has floor-to-ceiling windows with absolutely mind-blowing panoramic views of the Austrian Alps.
Tasigo Hotels Eskisehir Bademlik Termal boasts an impressive 2500 m2 wellness center called Aden Spa. It has thermal pools, thermal hot tubs, Turkish baths, Finnish steam baths, saunas, and a shock pool. Turkish spa in Turkey, how more authentic could this get?
The cozy classic ski chalet Frutt Family Lodge sits right to Melchsee lake 1891 meters above sea level in Switzerland. The spa is an excellent example of reserved elegance, while the sauna with its nice rustic touches on the wooden window blinds and the panoramic view on the lake is as good as it gets.
Set on Larvik beach in Norway, Farris Bad houses the largest spa in Northern Europe. It spreads over 2500 m2, and it's established on a natural mineral-containing source. It includes a swimming pool, mineral spa, jacuzzi, and spa island with different kinds of saunas. The wooden Finnish sauna is the one to look out for. You get a full sea view all while you sweat your problems and toxins away.
Located in rural Sweden, Treehotel is where childhood fantasies become a reality. UFO, mirror-covered tree houses, and a cylindrical-shaped sauna surrounded by lush forests. A real getaway from urban life!
An hour's drive from London Lime Wood Hotel is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. The hotel's spa, Herb House, instills a sense of calm, well-being, and serenity and is designed over three levels. It has a massive sauna with beautiful forest views, an indoor hydro pool, a mud house, and a steaming outdoor hot pool.
Industrial design meets postmodernism at Blow Up Hall 50 50 hotel in Poznan, Poland. The place is so digital you need to open your room door with your smartphone. The sauna in the spa has a visual show running while you get all nice and hot.
Airplane Suite Hotel or in Dutch, Vliegtuigsuite Teuge, is a converted Ilyushin 18 aircraft. The luxury suite comes with a jacuzzi and an infrared sauna. Sauna on an airplane? Finally, it's here!
Located in Val Senales in South Tyrol, Schutzhütte Schöne Aussicht is a mountain refuge with truly stunning and completely wild panoramic views. Inside its South Tyrolean coziness: wooden walls, checked curtains, and extra thick duvets. Outdoors you'll find cute little wooden huts covered by snow that hide saunas inside.
Juvet is as remote as it comes. Far away from the densely populated world, Juvet has simple modernist pine and glass construction focusing on the surrounding nature. Featured in the Ex Machina movie, the stunning remote hideout was owned by a tech billionaire experimenting with human-like robots. Juvet's dream-like location is topped by extensive relaxation options, like our favorite: jumping into the thick snow from the sauna.
Panoramahotel Taljörgele overlooks the magnificent Ridnauntal Valley. The extensive on-site spa includes a Finnish sauna – known as the Stubensauna, steam bath, organic sauna, brine grotto, Kneipp foot bath, ice grotto, and an outdoor panoramic sauna. Enjoy the unparalleled panoramic mountain views while the delicate scent of oils and herbs fills your lungs.
If you're a spa lover, Hotel Klosterbräu deserves your attention. This 16th-century monastery is now a luxurious 5-star hotel and spa. The 3500 m2 Feel.UNIQUE Spa has a never-ending beer fountain, a vital bistro, a lounge with a wood-burning fireplace, and multiple saunas, including this unique hand-carved sauna.
Located above the Vinschgau valley, Alpin & Relax Hotel das Gerstl offers a vast wellness area, including the sauna world and a 17-meter-long infinity pool. The highlight is definitely the Aufguss sauna with a breathtaking panorama on Ortler and the surrounding mountains. It offers enough space for up to 25 people, and they run a fragrant experience session twice a day.
The Oitavos hotel is a fusion between the pristine nature of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and ultramodern design. The hotel's Balneotherapy Area features a heated seawater pool, sauna circuits, a Turkish bath, and an ice fountain. The Finnish sauna has panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows on the wilderness of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.