Sometimes, all you need is a darn good pamper, or somewhere to relax, switch off, and indulge your sybaritic side. Here you’ll find our reviews of relaxing hotels around the world – the best of which can ease your body and mind into chilled-out oblivion.
Some of these are spa hotels and spa resorts in beautiful locations with proper grown up spas, some are city spas that provide a retreat in busy times, some are hotels that offer treatments either in-room or in a simple treatment room, and a handful are just quiet places to retreat without any treatments at all.
At Queen of Retreats we believe that the perfect hotel for a spa break doesn’t yet exist – but some of these come darn close. If you’re after a fully immersive retreat experience, read our reviews of spa retreats and holistic hideaways, many of which offer pamper packages.
Amangalla, Galle review | spa hotel, Sri Lanka
♛ We review Amangalla, a beautiful, colonial-style hotel set on a quiet street in Galle
Diving into the pool at Amanwella in Sri Lanka
♛ We check out the pool at Amanwella near Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle review | spa resort Sri Lanka
♛ We review Anantara Peace Haven, a luxury family-friendly spa resort set in a landscaped coconut plantation on...
Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa review | spa resort, Sri Lanka
♛ We review Shangri-La Hambantota, the largest resort in Sri Lanka with an 18 hole golf course, kids...
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa | relaxing hotel, Cornwall, UK
♛ We review the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, a family-friendly spa hotel in Cornwall with a relaxed, creative...
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath review | spa hotel, Somerset
♛ We review the elegant Royal Crescent Hotel, a five star Relais & Chateaux luxury spa hotel with...
Amanfayun at Hangzhou review | spa hotel China
♛ We review a five-star experience at Aman resort Amanfayun spa in Zhejiang Province, China, set within a...
Puri Ganesha review | holistic hideaway, Bali
♛ We review Puri Ganesha in Bali; private villas with raw food retreats run by Diana Von Cranach
Takaragawa review | hot springs resort, Japan
♛ We review Takaragawa - the largest onsen (hot springs resort) near Tokyo in Japan, set in a...
A Word From The King on Four Seasons Hotel Des Berges, Geneva
The quick read: Four Seasons Hotel Des Berges Geneva – built in 1834 as the first hotel in...
Congham Hall review | spa hotel Norfolk
♛ We review Congham Hall, a Georgian house hotel in the tranquil Norfolk countryside with 26 bedrooms and...
EPIC SANA Algarve | spa resort, Portugal
♛ We review review a fitness retreat at Epic Sana, a surprisingly refreshing, family-friendly, contemporary spa resort in...
Tree of Life review | spa hotel, India
♛ We review the Tree of Life, a good value luxury spa resort in Jaipur, India.
Lucknam Park review | spa hotel, Wiltshire, UK
This refined, romantic hotel set in fairy tale grounds is one of our favourite traditional hotels in the...
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz review | spa retreat, Switzerland
♛ We review one of the largest thermal spa resorts in Europe, the family-friendly Grand Resort Bad Ragaz...
The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel review | spa hotel, Somerset, UK
♛ We review The Gainsborough spa hotel in Bath, a smart, marble-floored five-star hotel in a Grade 11...
The Spread Eagle 24 hr yoga & wellness break review | spa hotel, Sussex, UK
We review an invigorating one-night yoga and wellness retreat at a luxury spa hotel in Sussex
The Cary Arms review | Hotel with treatments, Devon UK
This eight-bedroom pub-come-boutique-hotel is in a dramatic setting on the rocks above Babbacombe Beach near Torquay in South...
St Moritz review | Spa hotel Cornwall UK
This friendly, stylish place is set high above the charming little beach of Greenaway in Cornwall and has...
The Nam Hai review | Spa Hotel, Vietnam
Here's our review of The Nam Hai spa hotel on stunning Ha My beach and close to gastronomic...