Best affordable boutique hotel spa breaks in Europe
There's nothing better than a little spa break away to have you feeling preened and perky in no time - what's more, with these lovely boutique hotels all coming in at around £100/night it doesn't have to cost you the earth either.
1. Hospes Palau de la Mar - Valencia, Spain
There's a decidedly chilled vibe to this lovely boutique hotel - maybe it's the cool, minimalist décor or the light, airiness of the old building's high ceilings and huge windows or p'raps everyone's just blissed out thanks to a stint in the spa. Whilst not that big, the spa is a surprising treat at this super central spot and offers a great range of massages and beauty treatments.
50 minute massage from €98
Rooms from £110/night
2. Rossi Boutique Hotel & Spa - St Petersburg, Russia
Winter in St Petersburg is cold, really cold but what better way to warm up than with a dip in the pool and trip to the spa at this lovely hotel. Entrance is free for guests before 9.30am and there are a wide range of massages and beauty treatments available.
60 minute massage from £38
Rooms from £50/night
3. Inspira Santa Marta Hotel - Lisbon, Portugal
There's a sleek and contemporary feel to this stylish spot, set in rather a smart part of town. The spa is compact but well executed boasting a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi along with a range of massages and beauty treatments.
50 minute massage from €70
Rooms from £85/night
4. Bellinter House - near Dublin, Ireland
Set just an hour outside of Dublin, this is a wonderful country retreat boasting an outdoor hot tub and the Bathhouse Spa that offers a range of massages and beauty treatments including special baths.
60 minute massage from €75
Rooms from £85/night
5. Hotel Copernicus - Krakow, Poland
There is a great atmosphere in this historic spot - with plenty of original features and the most charming of staff. The recently renovated L'Occitane spa is rather a draw too - with a lovely pool set beneath the cellar's gothic vaulted ceiling and a range of massages and beauty treatments available.
60 minute massage from £55
Rooms from £120/night