Indulge in the world of the best spa hotels. Discover places with the most breathtaking steamy pools overlooking snowy mountain peaks, mineral-rich spring water used for medicinal baths, and hand-carved saunas. Uncover the best examples of the Japanese Onsen in the traditional Ryokans, wild indoor and outdoor spas of the European Alps, and luxurious Moroccan hotels with splendid steamy Hammams.
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Kura Hulanda
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Curaçao is an island in the south Caribbean that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. That is why the capital city is called Willemstad. The idyllic island is just right for those who want to enjoy a tropical paradise in the clear waters of the Caribbean. The hotel …
Accommodation types: Spa
Jumeirah  
Port Soller
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Situated on a clifftop between the quaint Port de Sóller and the UNESCO Heritage Tramuntana Mountains, this resort is in a protected enclave, away from the modern world. Your room is a sanctuary that combines tasteful high-tech touches with a traditional ambiance. You have a spacious balcony overlooking the sea …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
The Yeatman  
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This hotel overlooks the Douro River in the World Heritage city of Porto. Enjoy the extensive grounds and sweeping views of the historic city center from your room’s private terrace… perhaps while enjoying a glass of wine or famous Port. Indeed, the restaurant is famed for food and wine pairing …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Wine
Rogner Bad  
Blumau
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You can find the Blumau Hotel on the clear green hillsides of South-Eastern Austria. It is a unique wellness and design hotel. Some blogs have dubbed it “the world’s largest habitable work of art”. Designed by Austria’s most famous contemporary artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the Blumau Hotel was designed to unleash …
Accommodation types: Art   Design   Fairytale   Spa
Canyon Ranch  
Lenox
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Canyon Ranch Lenox is a destination spa resort in The Berkshires in Massachusetts. It consists of an inn, an enormous Spa Complex, and the Bellefontaine Mansion – a private residence built in 1897 and has seen the action as a seminary and boarding school before being reopened as of today’s …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Lenox  USA  North America
The Siam  
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In the crazy heat of Bangkok, there is a fine sanctuary on the banks of the Chao Praya River, The Siam Hotel. Owned by Thai popstar, Noi, the décor is designed by Bill Bensley and is a fusion of Art Deco and Thai styles. Your room is of unique appearance …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Chiva-Som  
Hua Hin
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Chiva Som means 'Haven of Life' and is a beautiful Thai resort popular with celebrities. Bazar magazine called it “the gold standard by which all destination spas are measured”. High praise indeed. The spa is set in a peaceful tropical forest with murmuring brooks, gushing waterfalls and pristine beaches. The …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Farris  
Bad
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The largest spa in Northern Europe is located on Larvik beach in Norway. Each room is individually designed using the finest locally sourced rock and wood. The windows and mirrors reflect the stark beauty of the surroundings all around your room. There are conferencing facilities to suit every need, from …
Accommodation types: Spa
Location: Larvik  Norway  West Europe
Columbarium  
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Many years ago, in the ancient land of Judea, there lived a people who carved their homes from caves. Today, you can stay in a luxurious version of these cave houses. In ancient times, precious water was funneled into wells and similarly, your room has a glowing well where the …
Accommodation types: Cave   Eco-Friendly   Spa
Location: Shekef  Israel  Middle East
Masseria  
San Domenico
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Masseria San Domenico was once a watchtower used to defend this outpost of Christendom against the supposedly heathen Turks. Now, this former bastion of brutality stands at the heart of a fabulous modern resort. There are two restaurants, The San Domenico serves local cuisine under vaulted ceilings that once housed …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Fasano  Italy  West Europe
W Singapore  
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Located on a resort island, W Singapore is a hotel for the playful-hearted to wine, dine and have fun. Here you have access to everything on your doorstep: casinos, beaches, restaurants, and the massive retail park known as Orchard Road. Your room has sea views, a special W signature bed, …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
The I Resort  
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Perhaps it’s a generalization but Vietnamese people do have smooth, young-looking skin. Perhaps it is because they know the secrets of the mudbath. Scientists know that that I-Resort’s mudbaths have a high Bromine and mineral content and some say soaking in it has magically rejuvenating effects. It is claimed to …
Accommodation types: Spa
25hours Hotel  
Hamburg HafenCity
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This hotel is brand new and chic as hell. It is part of the 25 Hours chain of design hotels. Its location is in an area of Hamburg called HafenCity which has recently been restored and made into a haven for the leisure pirates of Europe. The versatile rooms have …
Accommodation types: Design   Spa
Location: Hamburg  Germany  West Europe
Trump Hotel  
Chicago
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Located in the 92-story glass skyscraper in Chicago’s famous skyline, Donald Trump, in typically bombastic style, opened this hotel while it was still being built. Now it is completed, when you stay here you will be a short walk away from several Chicago landmarks such as Marina City and Tribune …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper   Spa
Location: Chicago  USA  North America
Jade  
Mountain
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Located overlooking the Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain is a web of linked rooms, green sanctuaries, and infinity pools. Your room has no fourth wall and opens stage-like to encompass the grand vista and sea - the room all but drops off into the gorgeous …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Spa
Indigo  
Pearl
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This beachside property is set against a backdrop of a rainforest – home to rare species. Rarer still is your experience at this unique hotel. Renowned architect, Bill Bensley helped with the refurb using reclaimed materials and found curios. For example, the iron coffee tables in the lobby were made …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
One&Only  
Cape Town
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Located in a prime position in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront this hotel has an amazing view of Table Mountain – Cape Town’s most iconic landmark. It straddles a number of canals and two artificial islands - one has an infinity pool (exclusively for guests), and the other is where …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Kenoa  
Resort
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This hotel is located on a forgotten part of Brazil’s coastline - between a white sand beach and an environmental sanctuary. Architect, Osvaldo Tenorio, said he was inspired by nature’s “primitive forms and calming essences”. The hotel does not have hundreds of rooms – just 23 villas and suites so …
Accommodation types: Beach   Remote   Spa
Mandarin Oriental  
Bangkok
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The original building of this hotel dates from 1886 and has been restored to reflect the glamour of that era with four-poster beds and fine white linen. Famous guests have included the accomplished novelist, Somerset Maugham, and Noel Coward. This has led current owners to create the “Author’s Lounge” – …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Almyra  
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A high-quality renovation has created a hotel with excellent craftsmanship. Inspired by the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite (who, legend has it, was born from the waters of Cyprus) the hotel was built in a traditional terrace design to maximize the ocean views. Your room has ample space with …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Spa
Location: Paphos  Cyprus  East Europe