7 relaxing wellness spots to add to your bucketlist

1) Aux Gazelles Hammam

Vienna, Austria

You don’t have to travel to Istanbul to visit a hammam. Aux Gazelles has a very luxurious one. It is not a traditional one, but women and men have separate areas of course (check the online timetable). When you enter, you receive a pestemal (cotton cloth) and kese (scratch glove). Book a peeling or a massage.

Aux Gazelles spa interior

2) Grand Hotel dei Dogi

Venice, Italy

The spa area of ​​this elegant hotel is divided in two: a stone courtyard and an outdoor relaxation area located in a small garden, and an indoor, intimate and well-kept Turkish bath and swimming pool with a Jacuzzi.

Spa at the Grand Hotel dei Dogi

Fondamenta Madonna dell’Orto 3500

+39 041 220 8855



3) Müllersches Volksbad

Munich, Germany

The Müllersches Volksbad’s magnificent art nouveau design is simply stunning. The baths opened in 1901 and almost all the historic details have been preserved. The Roman steam bath is the highlight of the sauna facilities. Your body warms up slowly in rooms heated to different temperatures. There is also a Finnish sauna.

entrance of the Müllersches Volksbad

4) The Well

New York, United States

A hop, skip and a jump from Union Square houses a wellness retreat that features a spa, yoga studio, pilates, meditation classes, and their cafe, Kitchen & Table. Head here before or after treatments, or just enjoy the all-day menu of healthy goodies and the best coffees, teas, and cleansing juices.

interior of the The Well kitchen and table in NYC

52 East 15th Street (betw Union Square West and 5th Avenue)

+1 646 560 8080


5) Chi, The Spa

Vancouver, Canada

Pulling inspiration from the East and West, Chi, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel is a sanctuary in the city. Many of the spa treatments are inspired by B.C.’s indigenous traditions and northwest nature. The Sea Therapy Facial uses freshly harvested seaweeds, rich in amino acids and vitamins, firms up your skin and gives you a glow.

oriental themed spa decor at Chi, The Spa

at: Shangri-La , 1128 West Georgia Street

+1 604 695 2447


6) Tacha

Madrid, Spain

Located in an impressive space, this haven of beauty is dedicated to caring for women: hairdressing, beauty treatments, make-up and massages. A beauty salon that is drenched in natural light with an outstanding architectural design. Many Spanish celebrities rely on the expert hands of Natalia de la Vega.

interior of Tacha Spa, bathing area

7) Sturebadet

Stockholm, Sweden

Step back in time in the gorgeous spa at Stureplan, which dates from 1885. Sturebadet was built in the art nouveau style by the architect Hjalmar Molin. The 29-degree swimming pool, many saunas, gym equipment and spa treatments make this the perfect getaway to treat your body and mind.

Sturebadet in Stockholm

Grev Turegatan 7, Östermalm

+46 (0)8 545 015 00


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