Hotels and resorts

Whether you’re after a cheap hotel in Goa for a dreamy Indian beach escape or looking to get away from it all in a high-up mountain cabin, everyone wants a holiday that lets them purely unwind every once in a while. You might think a spa holiday is beyond your budget: not so. Below, we showcase five luxury spa hotels around the world that offer surprisingly affordable rates…


Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, Tattapani

Found in the Shimla region of the Himalayas on the banks of the River Sutlej, Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa lets you enjoy the mineral benefits of the valley’s natural thermal spring waters from the comfort of its spa. The budget hotel offers excellent service, a restaurant, bar, gym and a relaxation terrace, plus provides mountain bikes for exploring the lush surrounding forest.

Spa: The spa has a complex of thermal spa healing pools both indoors and outdoors and of various sizes, as well as an Ayurvedic massage zone and a yoga retreat. Beauty treatments are also available.

Price from: £26.62pn


The Pergola Club Hotel & Spa, Mellieha

Malta is the ultimate Mediterranean island for relaxation – chances are, you’re heading here to chill out, so why not divide your time between the beach and a top-notch spa? The Pergola Club is your answer: found close to the gorgeous village of Mellieha and some beautiful golden coastline, the hotel itself has a selection of restaurants and a bar in a cave. You’ve also got the chance to take a snorkel safari or PADI diving course nearby.

Spa: There’s a fresh water indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, hot stone massages, facials, hydrotherapy, Thalasso treatments and traditional salon treatments including manicures, pedicures, waxing and eyebrow tints.

Price from: £28.27pn


Ryad Mogador Agdal, Marrakech

This stately five-star hotel on the outskirts of Marrakech leaves you well-placed to explore the city (a 20-minute drive in), reach the airport (another 20-minute drive) or venture further out on a daytrip to the Atlas Mountains. With luxurious spa facilities on site, you can also choose to stay in and enjoy getting pampered instead. The palatial hotel also has a massive outdoor pool, gardens and a Moroccan restaurant.

Spa: Choose to chill out in the balneotherapy centre, massage and treatment rooms, hammam, sauna or beauty salon.

Price from: £16.21pn

Bali, Indonesia

Febri’s Hotel and Spa

Close to South Kuta beach’s golden sands, Febri’s Hotel and Spa offers boutique luxury on a budget with its large outdoor swimming pool and romantic gardens. The hotel is a short walk away from shopping at Jalan Kartika Plaza and some of Bali’s hottest nightlife. This is the perfect place to stay for those wishing to mix girlie pampering with an action-filled itinerary.

Spa: There’s a free Jacuzzi and stream room, plus massage treatments in a special studio. Private spa cottages (housing up to four people) offer massages and facials.

Price from: £18.99pn


Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden, Madeira

Set in beautiful, landscaped botanical gardens in a 19th-century mansion, Quinta Splendida is a top-quality choice for unwinding on this idyllic Portuguese island. There is a diving centre nearby, as well as an equestrian school and gold courses for practising your swing. As well as the spa, the hotel boasts a range of restaurants from Thai to Portuguese, and stunning bay views from an outdoor pool.

Spa: Get pampered at the Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, Finnish sauna, ice pool, sauna, mud bath and ten treatment rooms.

Price from: £30.26pn

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