Madrid is a city that's so full of things to do and see, restaurants and bars to eat and drink in, and clubs to keep you going all night that there might come a moment when you just want to unwind and be pampered. And when that time comes, we won't judge you. In fact, please allow us to help you out, by pointing you toward our favourite spa hotels in the city.
The spa at the Senator is a little oasis in Madrid's busiest, most emblematic street. Plus, it's got a theme, and who can resist a themed spa? Transport yourself to a natural cave or travel to Roman times without leaving the hotel. They've got heated pools, eucalyptus-scented Turkish baths with chromotherapy, saunas and cold-water wells, a fruit pool (strangely drawn to this one!), a pebble pool, foot bath with contrasts, Jacuzzi, ice cave, spray rain, Indo-Roman baths and a relaxation room.
Take some time out to rest and relax inside this exclusive design hotel with three treatment rooms, an aqua zone, an Oriental steam hammam, a relaxation space and a gym. With some 20 different kinds of facial and body treatments and massages, you can sink into practically any kind of feel-good experience you can imagine: treatments with collagen, bamboo, citrus or diamonds in, and even one with men specially in mind; massages with four hands, volcanic shells, aromas, or just a relaxing two-hander. You also might like to know that URSO works only with high-quality brands like Natura Bissé and Sisley Paris.
This elegant, five-star boutique hotel is set in a historic building that dates back to 1883. In a space that once housed horse stables you'll find the Bodnya Spa – don't worry, they've cleaned it up substantially since our four-legged friends called it home. The underground access from the hotel opens on to a huge patio with a chill-out zone, so you'll feel relaxed from minute one. We're talking about three floors of total tranquility with treatment rooms, a soundproofed relaxation room, a hammam, a gym and a small relaxation pool. Disconnect from the hectic schedule you've given yourself with a menu that includes classic massages, facials, and weight-loss and firming rituals – all with top-quality products.
If what you're after is exclusivity, here's a perfect option for you. Le Max Wellness Club Wellington & Spa, right inside this five-star hotel, offers treatments featuring products from brands such as Perricone and Elizabeth Arden Pro. Among the 880 square metres the spa area boasts you can sink into serenity with a whirlpool spa, an ice fountain, contrast and sensations showers, a steam room, a sauna, and a relaxation area. If you really want to go for it, experienced staff can evaluate you individually to determine the best health and wellness programme for you, whether you're after exercise and training, or health and beauty treatments, or a bit of it all.
Located very close to Real Madrid's Bernabéu Stadium, the NH Eurobuilding is a place where relaxation and sport go hand in hand. So not only do you get a complete latest-generation spa that employs advanced technology, but you also have a sizeable gym and three paddle tennis courts. This four-star property also has a healthy breakfast option, so why not opt for that, get some running around in on the courts, and then treat yourself in a thermal pool with massages seats and something we really want to get into called a bubble garden.
Welcome to your 120-metre-high relaxation refuge, also known as the Spa & Helath Club at the Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower. On the 29th floor you can dip into the thermal water circuit while enjoying incredible city views. After fully unwinding in the sauna, steam bath or hydrotherapy hot tub, you can round out your wonderful day with a massage, body or facial treatment, or a manicure and pedicure. If you find you're full of energy, check out the fitness gym, where, when you look out the massive windows, you'll feel like your running or cycling across the Madrid sky.
The Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques has gone exotic in its spa offering with an Asian theme. Float into the Thai Room Wellness and let yourself be carried away as aromas and soft music bring to mind faraway island holidays and immediately help to unclench your stressed muscles. Glide into the steam bath or take advantage of their list of therapies or massages, or treatments applied by Thai therapists who will help you forget about the outside world for as long as you care to spend in this little corner of Eastern luxury.
A covered pool glowing with colourful hues is the jewel in the crown of this hotel you'll find just a few steps from Madrid's Art Triangle (so called thanks to the three nearby big museums: the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía). Along with the pool, the spa is the perfect getaway when you're ready to take a break from enjoying all Madrid has to offer. Let it all go with massages or facial treatments, or get yourself all shiny and new with beauty rituals from around the world, hair-removal treatments, manicure and pedicure, and make-up and hairdresser services.
If you're the type who hates to leave behind your exercise routine while away from home, but you don't mind adding a bit of extra rest and recuperation to it at the end, you can get both at NH Las Tablas. Not only can you get your cardio and weight training in at the small gym, but you can rest those weary muscles afterwards in the spa with a hydrotherapy pool, sauna and Turkish bath. They've also got a selection of massages to choose from. Entry to the spa and gym are free for guests (treatments and massages are extra), but you will want to reserve space in advance.
Farther away from the bustling city centre, in the Melia you've got 1,000 square metres dedicated to your well-being in one of the most complete hotel spas in Madrid. You'll find five rooms for personalised treatments and massages, as well as a hydrotherapy zone with pools with massage jets and whirlpool beds. Double your pleasure when you choose from a wide range of massages and treatments as you enjoy a relaxing herbal tea.