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Looking for the most relaxing way to experience Toronto? Stay at one of the city’s beautifully designed spa hotels. Many of the following hotels are located around Toronto’s Bloor Street, giving you access to the city’s hotspots, while also reserving some seriously chilled downtime. From gold facials to serene rooftop pools, these are the best spa hotels in Toronto.
Shangri-La is the place to go for extreme luxury in the heart of Downtown Toronto. The contemporary Asian decor, with marble and wood details, will make you feel like modern royalty. Inside, there is a 66ft (20m) lap pool, sauna, private yoga studio and, of course, the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie. Book one of the decadent treatments, including a Crushed Cabernet Scrub alongside a Honey and Wine Body Wrap. Alternatively, enjoy the traditional hammam, a steam and body exfoliation using black Moroccan soap.
Toronto’s lakefront hotel has a calming effect from the moment you walk in and see the green, plant-covered wall. With a focus on fitness, you are treated to four indoor tennis courts, nine squash courts and a schedule of exercise classes. Start your day with a swim in the outdoor rooftop pool, followed by a treatment at the opulent Guerlain Spa. The Honey Repair Treatment is good for damaged skin – using honey to smoothe and soften skin.
The Ivy at Verity is located in a restored 1850s chocolate factory in the historical district in Toronto’s Queen East area. Its spa is a women-only facility that offers over-the-top treatments, such as a real gold facial and five-hour spa treatment packages, all with organic Tata Harper products. There is a reason it was voted best spa in Canada at the spAWARDS. The hotel’s private women’s business club also has a female fitness and pool facility.
The Hazelton is a boutique-size hotel with the facilities of a luxury five-star property. The design scheme of sumptuous colors, chrome and plush fits in well with the upscale Yorkville neighborhood. The hotel’s Valmont spa is fitted with a steam room, saltwater bath and swimming pool. If that’s not enough pampering for you, choose from the treatment menu, which includes a deep tissue massage, collagen facial and detox body wrap, plus there is a gentleman’s package on offer, too.
Sandra MacGregor contributed additional reporting to this article.