Sydney's best spa hotels
One of the most popular experiences for gents is the Mr Bond treatment, which includes a wet shave, eyebrow and beard taming, and a massage from your very own Bond Girl. For the full-body workout, opt for the Coffee and Sea Kelp Contour Wrap. We recommend warming up first in the spa’s own hammam – an invigorating experience of hot and cold extremes.
The wow-factor here is the 20-metre indoor pool; gently heated and surrounded by a sandstone and marble lounging area, it has a dark, twinkling night sky overhead and a beautiful mural on the far wall. The Day Spa’s signature treatment is the Babor Facial: professional therapists tailor a treatment to clean, exfoliate and soothe the skin.
The hotel’s Chi the Spa fuses Australian healing techniques and botanical ingredients with Asian and Middle Eastern therapies. A treatment unique in Australia is the Arabian Oud Renewal Therapy, using oud wood, frankincense, sandalwood and rose on the face and the body. Urban beehives on the outdoor terrace on the level three rooftop produce the hotel’s own honey.
Endota spa, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, has a range of treatments including remedial massages to Dermalogica facials. They have six treatment rooms, including double rooms for couples or wedding parties. Hotel guests get full use of all the spa facilities, including the sauna and steam room, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and gym overlooking Sydney skyline.
Sheraton on the Park’s day spa – including the health club, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi – overlooks Hyde Park, with a pool located on the rooftop. Non hotel guests can use the facilities for $60 per day and the spa has a number of relaxation massages. This huge award-winning hotel occupies a prime location in the central business and shopping district.
Escape the city
Whether it’s a luxury getaway that you crave, or a peaceful place to practice, there are yoga retreats in New South Wales that cater for different budgets and experiences.