Regal pampering in lavish hotels
Whether you choose to step in Sisi’s shoes with a royal body treatment or simply sample a relaxing hammam, Vienna has luxurious pampering for everyone.
Vienna’s history prompts any visitor to think of imperial relaxation, the times when Empress Sisi would find her peace in a fairytale setting while her cortege would walk the streets of the city in look of the perfect Guerlain face cream. And you can still find it here. If you’re visiting the city and you want your holiday to include a Vienna spa, these are our five suggestions for a complete package and an overwhelming experience:
Find it at: Am Hof 2
The luxurious Park Hyatt hotel is a preferred destination for fashionistas due to its exclusivist location in the heart of the city’s shopping area. But one all that shopping gets you exhausted, the lavish hotel offers you a relaxing experience in its wellness center.
The relaxing oasis at Arany Spa is surrounded by golden mosaic walls, marble and crystal, but beyond the decorations, there are plenty of facilities to enjoy. The highlight is the 15-meter indoor pool with white soft sofas on the sides and clear turquoise waters. Once you’ve done your laps, try the sauna, the vitality showers, a steam bath or destress with one of the many treatments. The couple ones are a highlight too.
Find it at: Burggasse 2
Another hotel, another fantastic spa. San Souci is a beautifully modern designer hotel, located nearby the Hofburg palace and ideally placed for tired travellers after a day of sightseeing – whether they’re staying overnight or not. Step inside and a clean elegant décor greets you, with immaculate treatment rooms, a well-equipped fitness room, a steam bath, sun meadow and a bio-sauna.
The highlight is the luxurious 30-meter pool, with clear water sparkling under the chandeliers. If you want to include a beauty routine, you should know that all the pampering is all done with natural cosmetics and you can even create your own made-to-measure massage. Get ready for a potentially wine-infused night out with a grape-infused Vinoble Urban Facial followed by a touch of make-up, included in the price.
Find it at: Schubertring 5
The Ritz Carlton always come with high standards and high expectations. The Spa doesn’t disappoint either, bringing an oasis of serenity to its demanding customers. And if you crave to be treated like a queen, this is the place to be. It is also a great home for yoga lovers, the rooftop bar transforming into a yoga venue during the summer days.
But their spa packages are the most empting feature of the menu. You can try treatments dedicated to your needs, with special offers for couples, bachelorette parties, brides, best friends or simply summer-inspired vibes.
Actually, you can try the Imperial rose ritual, a signature treatment inspired by Empress Sisi and Vienna’s famous Rose Gardens. If you want to feel refreshed and replenished, go for a complete spa tour and include the sauna and steam room in the program.
Find it at: Schottenring 24
A unique experience awaits at the Kempinski hotel. Their spa may be located in the heart of city, but the ambiance and décor of this Vienna spa is distinctly inspired by the Ottoman Empire. That doesn’t mean that the offer is not modern, because it’s 800-square meters of outstanding facilities, including a gym, a hydro-pool and six treatment rooms.
Find your rejuvenating escape in the Ottoman Experience Rhassoul, a cleaning, detoxifying and moisturising body treatment package that includes a special mud wrap and a steam bath in a luxurious private suite. This includes pampering from head to toe, including a nourishing hair mask and you can enjoy it on your own, in a couple or together with a friend. All the facials, body wraps and massages are adapted to the season.
Find it at: Praterstraße 1
The Sofitel Hotel is home to another amazing Vienna spa. Being in the heart of the city gives you great views from the pool while avoiding the loudness of touristic cities. Step inside and get ready for pampering with an Oriental massage or relax in the low-lit Jacuzzi while you consult the lavish treatment menu.
And it is literally a gourmet menu, based on a restaurant’s offering, with starters, main dishes, desserts and World’s Best selection of the top rituals and massages all the way from Thailand to Brazil. The beauty treatments only use the highest quality products from brands like Carita and Cinq Mondes.
With those tempting names in mind, get planning your Vienna getaway. And if these five are not enough, find another Vienna spa but also chic restaurants, unique designer stores or Instagrammable sights, in our upcoming Glam Guide to Vienna. Keep an eye out!