Best hotels for sumptuous spas
by Richard Visick, 2nd June 2015
Your holiday doesn’t only have to be about skiing. Our aim is to ensure that our clients have the most relaxing holiday possible, and if that means spending your days being pampered and spoilt in a beautiful spa, rather than (or as well as) hitting the slopes, we have just the right hotels for you.
Most of our hotels have excellent spa facilities, but if you are looking for the ultimate in pampering and relaxation, here is our pick of the top five hotels for sumptuous spas.
1. Kempinski Grand Hotel *****
St Moritz, Switzerland
At 2,800m² and spread over two floors, the spa at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St Moritz is not only one of the largest in the Alps, but surely also one of the best, with state-of-the-art facilities and an extensive range of treatments.
This is a true Alpine spa – local stone and wood from the Engadine forests give it an elegant natural feel while the use of water from Swiss glaciers and locally sourced mountain herbs help to cleanse mind, body and spirit.
From £1650 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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2. Hotel Cristallo *****
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
The whole ethos of the Hotel Cristallo revolves around the relaxation and wellbeing of its guests. In fact, a large number of people stay here purely for its relaxing atmosphere and magnificent spa, rather than to take advantage of Cortina d'Ampezzo’s excellent, varied ski area. As soon as you step into this beautiful hotel it’s easy to understand why.
In an elevated position, high above Cortina, the Hotel Cristallo offers magnificent panoramic views of the Dolomite mountains, providing a perfect setting for a luxury spa retreat. The motto of the Cristallo Ultimate Spa is simply “total relaxation” and, with every conceivable treatment and facility on offer, it is perfectly equipped to deliver.
From £1495 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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3. Das Central *****
The style of the spa is inspired by the city of Venice, with Moorish decorations, enchanting murals, Gothic windows and even an original Venetian gondola in the swimming pool.
With an impressive array of facilities and range of treatments, using luxury products from deluxe Austrian brand Vinoble, it’s no surprise that Das Central has been recognised as one of the best spa hotels in Austria.
From £1445 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights half board)
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4. The Chedi Andermatt *****
All the features of the truly luxurious Chedi Andermatt have been designed to provide guests with a uniquely calming experience, in keeping with the hotel’s alpine setting.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Chedi’s 2,400m² spa and wellness centre. Here you can swim power laps in the temperature-controlled outdoor lap pool or cosy up with organic tea by the 35m indoor pool, while enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.
Alternatively you could try out the Chedi’s state-of-the-art Technogym fitness equipment, or take yoga classes and personal training sessions with one of its certified instructors. Why not then warm up in the bio and Finnish saunas, or try an organic sol steam bath?
In ten deluxe treatment suites, highly trained international therapists will indulge you with the finest organic products, from SpaRitual, ila, REN and Alpienne. Afterwards you can continue your deserved pampering with a manicure, pedicure or hairstyling in one of the Chedi’s elegant alpine inspired lounges.
From £1755 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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5. W Verbier *****
With state-of-the-art facilities, a modern indoor/outdoor WET® pool and a FIT® fitness centre equipped with a range of the most hi-tech equipment, this is truly a 21st century spa experience. All this complemented by a wide range of pampering treatments and therapies.
There is even a special ‘healthy menu’, packed with salads and smoothies, ensuring that a stay at the W Verbier is as guilt-free as it is relaxing.
From £2165 pp (incl. flights, transfers and 7 nights B&B)
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