The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Valencia
Las Arenas has faced the Mediterranean since 1898 | Courtesy of Hotel and Spa Balneario Las Arenas / Expedia.com
Situated on the east of Spain‘s Mediterranean coastline, Valencia is a great destination for stress-zapping minibreaks, possessing an array of hotels with luxury wellness facilities. Offerings range from subterranean Roman baths to ancient holistic therapies – so here’s our choice of the best spa hotels in the Iberian hotspot, bookable on Culture Trip.
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The spa at this businessy four-star has everything required for a reset – including an eighty-minute hydro circuit, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, aromatic showers and a massage and treatment centre. For in-room pampering, book the Junior Suite, which features a panel of hydromassage jets built into a rainfall shower. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool surrounded by gardens, a gym, a cafe serving pasta, burgers and salads, and a Mediterranean restaurant. A buffet breakfast is available for an extra fee.
Hotel Balneario Las Arenas
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No element of wellbeing is neglected in this seafront hotel’s indoor-outdoor spa – you’ll find a gym with a personal trainer, skincare centre, luxury hair salon, water circuit with Scottish shower, and cabins for aromatherapy, chromotherapy and music therapy. At the contemporary, glass-walled restaurant, standout dishes include the seafood paella and roasted Valencian lamb with salad and glazed potatoes. Rooms and suites occupy a Med-facing art deco building dating to 1898 – and most have sea views from their private terraces.
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At SH’s city-centre five-star, conventional massages are offered alongside more unusual rejuvenation techniques such as pressotherapy, passive gymnastics and radiofrequency skin treatment. You’ll also find a gym, an indoor infinity pool and a sauna – all of which overlook the Turia Gardens and the Palau de la Musica concert hall. The culinary offering comprises a high-end Japanese restaurant with an open kitchen, an outdoor bar and dining room, a gastrobar with a three-course set menu and a smart cocktail bar.
Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel
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Combining Scandinavian and tropical styles, this five-star boutique occupies a 19th-century mansion, in which the Bodyna Spa is split over two levels. The first floor has treatment rooms overlooking the foliage-filled courtyard and the ground floor has jacuzzis, a sauna, pool and a huge wall painting depicting blissful scenery. Rooms and suites feature a grown-up black-and-white theme, dark hardwood floors and white marble bathrooms – some also have private terraces or freestanding bathtubs.
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Occupying a cave-like space beneath vaulted brick ceilings, Plaza Mercado’s spa has massage rooms, a pool, a Roman thermal bath and jacuzzis. Suites upstairs are characterised by pristine Nordic minimalism and have kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and ceramic hobs – book the Deluxe Penthouse and you’ll also have a terrace with views of Santa Catalina church and the cathedral’s bell tower. At the ground-floor restaurant, typically Valencian dishes showcase produce bought across the road every morning at the city’s Central Market.
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This five-star Marriott’s Wellness Centre offers Ayurvedic treatments, taking an ancient, holistic approach to wellbeing. Also on offer in the nonetheless modern spa are separate men’s and women’s relaxation spaces, therapy and foot baths, and fizzing plunge pools – not forgetting the manicure and pedicure service. Larger doubles and the Presidential Suite also have jacuzzis on their own private terraces, while Rosmarino, El Jardi and Komori restaurants serve a buffet breakfast, Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine, respectively.
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Relaxation therapies available at Neptuno’s spa include Hawaiian and Balinese massages, a skin-toning massage performed with bamboo reeds, an exfoliating mud wrap, and Japanese and Hindu cleansing rituals. You can also disconnect on a rooftop terrace with a pool – or in one of the suites with a terrace and open-air jacuzzi. The Trident Restaurant serves several paellas, ranging from the traditional Valencian variety made with chicken and rabbit, to an all-vegetable version.
This is a rewrite of an article originally by Esme Fox.
These recommendations were updated on September 20, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.