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Crown Towers spa
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The best spa hotels in Melbourne

Unwind at one of Melbourne’s best spa hotels with massages, facials and more

By Rebecca Russo

In the mood to treat yourself? A visit to one of the best spa hotels in Melbourne will do the trick. After a day of exploring the best that this city has to offer, you’ll probably be in the mood for some relaxation, whether that be a luxurious massage or a refreshing dip in a cool hotel pool. So kick back, put your feet up and enjoy.

Looking for more options? Here are the best boutique and luxury hotels in Melbourne as well as the city’s best spas and bathhouses.

Melbourne's best spa hotels

Crown Towers spa
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1. Crown Towers

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Southbank’s luxurious Crown Towers complex went under a rockin’ rejuvenation in the last decade, including upgrades to the lobby, rooms, suites and club lounge. Probably the best part of the refurb was the additions to the Crown Spa, Crown Towers’ rather opulent looking day spa. From the undulating house pool that almost stretches out of sight, to the aqua retreat lounge that shimmers like an opal, this is the place to go to truly treat yourself. If your cash flow is low, take advantage of the ‘Mid Week Indulgence’ package which gets you a 60-minute massage and a two-course lunch at Bistro Guillaume for $200.

A shot of the rooftop jacuzzi at The Langham
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2. The Langham

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This CBD mainstay has all the essential ingredients needed to conjure up an extraordinary hotel experience: incredible skyline views, polished interiors, an award-winning buffet (!) as well as the blissful Chuan Spa. Here you can indulge in treatments that are personalised to your body and use Australian-made Chuan products that harness the nurturing qualities of traditional Chinese medicine. Book in for a treatment and you’ll get complimentary access to the Langham’s pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and snail shower.

Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto Botanica Spa
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3. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

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Hello fancy! The Intercontinental is one of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne, boasting contemporary spacious digs with top of the line beds that contrast nicely with the Rialto’s ornate gothic facade. If you’re looking to unwind, the Botanica Day Spa is where it’s at: think tension-relieving massages, tranquil spa sessions and private relaxation suites.

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel Spa
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4. Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

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The Sheraton is everything you want from a contemporary five-star hotel. Located five minutes’ walk from the Treasury Gardens and Princess Theatre, it’s remarkably quiet for a hotel so central. Sheraton’s in house spa works in partnership with French skincare brand Payot Paris, so you’ll be able to get amongst a range of massages, body wrap treatments and facial treatments. The best part? The spa area is huge: it includes five treatment rooms (including a couples room), an indoor heated lap pool, a steam room and a fully-equipped fitness centre.

Park Hyatt Spa
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5. Park Hyatt Melbourne

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Finding serenity in busy Melbourne? It’s possible. Especially when you saddle up to Park Hyatt’s Park Hyatt and Day Spa. Boasting a 25 metre indoor pool, sauna and gym, the health club also features a tennis court and private sun deck. At the spa, you can sign up for a deep tissue massage, a Turkish salt scrub or even a deluxe mani or pedi. Bonus: this luxe hotel has gorgeous views over St Patrick’s Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens.

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