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Sydney's best spa hotels

What's more relaxing than a luxury spa day? Taking a nap in your hotel bed immediately afterwards

By Emma Joyce
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Whether you’re stopping in Sydney for the night or staying for the summer, the city has a select number of spa hotels that have underground whirlpools, invigorating hammams and steamy saunas to help you feel fresh, revived and relaxed. Each spa hotel offers specialist treatments from hot stone massages to tailored facials, and most offer the steam, swim and spa facilities to non hotel guests as part of day-visit packages. Take a look at the list of the best spa hotels in Sydney to help you make up your mind.

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Sydney's best spa hotels

1. QT Sydney

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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. 

2. The Day Spa at the Langham Hotel

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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. 

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View of Sydney harbour from room at The Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
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3. Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

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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.

A room with a spa and two massage tables at Endota Day Spa
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4. Four Seasons Hotel

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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.

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5. Park Hyatt

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Hands down, this spa has the best views in town. Finish up an afternoon on the rooftop – there’s a pool and whirlpool overlooking the harbour, and you can get an Australian clay and hot oil massage to release muscle tension.

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6. The Darling

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Things don’t come cheap here, but if you’ve got the beans make ’em count and treat yourself to a Hot Stone Massage. The spa uses Australian-produced granite, which retains the heat for longer. Dip into the spa’s hammam, too.

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7. Sheraton on the Park

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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. 

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