Fancy a relaxing time at a chic European spa, but tied up in knots about the price? Fortunately, Europe offers a wide variety of options for every spa enthusiast and budget. You can’t always use Avenue 32 to unwind so here are some high-quality venues with reasonable prices, and you’ll be able to actually relax without tensing back up when the bill comes due.
Some of Europe’s best, non-pricey spas include:
Blue Lagoon Clinic, Iceland
Just 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport and 40 minutes from the center of Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon Clinic is an oasis of healing, geothermal water in Iceland’s barren landscape. This spa is built around a lagoon of naturally heated seawater that cleanses and nourishes the skin. Other services include exclusive floating massage, mud baths, and saunas. The Blue Lagoon also produces and sells its own beauty and skin-care products made from natural ingredients.
Day entrance costs 35-40 euro. Other treatments or rooms at the attached hotel are extra.
Apollo Day Spa, Corinthia Hotel, Czech Republic
Set in the heart of Prague, this beautiful spa hotel offers Chinese, Thai, and lava stone massage, steam rooms, aromatherapy, and honey therapy, as well as an indoor pool and complete fitness center. Also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
Packages start at 89 euros.
Omorovicza Spa, Hungary
Located in Budapest, one of the spa capitals of the world, Omorovicza offers world-class treatments that harness the nourishing waters of local thermal waters. This spa also produces its own exclusive skincare line made from local, mineral-rich products. Offers signature facials and scrubs, and also hot stone massage and hammam treatments. Facials start at 90 euros.
Terme di Montecatini Spa, Italy
This lovely day spa is set in the heart of romantic Tuscany and offers treatments based on ancient Roman and Etruscan techniques. Using the thermal waters of Montecatini, clients can unwind amidst the nourishing minerals in hot springs and mud baths, or try the more exotic treatments such as hydropinic therapy and inhalation therapy. Day packages are available from 30 euros.
Nature Fish Spa, Spain
Ever thought about having your feet cleaned by tiny fish? This treatment, originally from Turkey, features Garra rufa “doctor fish” that nibble the dead skin from human feet, resulting in a tickling sensation as well as clean and exfoliated feet. This new treatment is now available in the gorgeous holiday hotspot of Tenerife, at the Playa de las Americas. Prices start at 14 euros for two people, 15 minutes.
A Final Note
With spa travel, timing is everything, and some day spas and health venues may offer promotions or seasonal packages. If you have your heart set on a specific pricey venue, try waiting a few weeks to see if the place offers any promos. You can also contact the place directly and ask whether there are any discounts available that may not be listed online. Either way, Europe offers a complete range of health and beauty options for every budget.