Madrid is packed with great hotels, but few boast their own spa. Staying in a spa hotel means you have the perfect place to relax and recharge after a day of sightseeing in the city. We take a look at some of the best hotels with spas in Madrid.
Located in the hip neighbourhood of Chueca, URSO Hotel & Spa is a luxurious spot to spend a few days. Its rooms are bright and feature design flourishes. If you really want to treat yourself, go for a penthouse suite, complete with its own terrace. Restaurant Media Ración (‘Half Portion’) serves a contemporary take on classic Spanish tapas dishes. The hotel’s spa features three treatment rooms, an Oriental steam hammam and a hydrotherapy pool – the ideal place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. Opt for treatments like the Diamond Life Infusion Facial, the Bamboo Body Scrub or the Volcanic Massage.
In the high-end neighbourhood of Salamanca, Villa Magna offers guests a cool, contemporary setting and a stylish stay in the capital. The five-star hotel is also home to the Mytha SPA, which offers personalised wellness and beauty treatments to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. Relax in the hammam then enjoy treatments like Swedish and Anti-Stress massages, foot reflexology and the exclusive Leg School Treatment. When you’re feeling peckish, enjoy some snacks on the beautiful Lounge Terrace, Spanish cuisine at Restaurante Villa Magna or Asian-inspired food at Tse Yang Restaurant.
The five-star Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá is located right in front of one of Madrid’s most famous monuments, the Puerta de Alcalá, and a stone’s throw from the grand Retiro Park, one of Madrileños’ favourite places to hang out at the weekends. Rooms in this former palace have been updated to give them a modern touch with clean white walls, modern accessories and all the latest technology. The hotel’s Bodyna Spa is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Set in the building’s old stables, the spa includes three treatment rooms, a fitness room and a Jacuzzi pool. Treatments include a deep tissue massage, anti-ageing facial and body polish and wrap.
Right on the Plaza España, VP Plaza España is a five-star hotel where you can enjoy the finer things in life in stylish surroundings. Make the most of its spa, gym and outdoor pool; the ideal place to cool off during Madrid’s hot summers. The Biloba Spa offers a range of treatments from body wraps to purifying skin facials – try booking a manicure or pedicure before a big night on the town. Afterwards, dine in style and take in the magnificent views from the 12th floor Ginko Restaurant and Sky Bar.
The Thai Room Wellness suite in the chic Only You hotel is the place to de-stress and enjoy the finer things in life. Float away as you enjoy massages, facials and other treatments inspired by ancient Thai customs and traditions. Ancient techniques from southeast Asia are used in treatments such as the Traditional Thai Massage Royas Style, the Huna Massage (inspired by the traditions of Hawaii) and Turmeric Body Wrap. After you’ve well and truly relaxed, head to El Padrino bar, a converted bookshop with a cosy, vintage atmosphere.
Set in one of the Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) of Madrid’s business district, Eurostars Madrid Tower is a good option for those on business or those who want a spa with spectacular views over the city from the skyscraper’s 29th floor. Treatments include hot stone massages, a chocolate full body treatment and vitamin C facials.
Relish the old school glamour of Hotel Wellington, one of Madrid’s grandest hotels, located in the luxe Salamanca neighbourhood. Its Le Max Wellness Club & Spa is a large relaxation area, complete with whirlpool spa, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms. Each visitor receives a personal assessment to determine the best exercise programme and health and beauty treatments for them. Opt for Clarins facial treatments like the Super Restorative Facial or the Radiance Reviver, or for full body treatments like the Body Lift Sculptor.