Relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your senses on a spa day in the Grand Duchy. Or for extra indulgence, enjoy a luxury break at a spa hotel.
Spas and treatment centres
Best for: getting steamy
Les Thermes in Strassen has a range of facilities including a swimming pool, baby pool, water slides and a restaurant - making it a great destination for the whole family. The pièce de résistance, however, is the wide range of saunas. This includes two traditional hammams as well as indoor and outdoor saunas. The saunas range from a humid yet mild 42-45°C to a scorching 95°C outdoor sauna.
Best for: outdoor bathing
As well as a sauna and solarium, the municipal centre Les Bains du Parc in Esch-sur-Alzette features an open-air shallow pool which can be swam into from the inside. The pool is heated in all seasons and features water jets and massage benches. Perfect for a relaxing soak outdoors, no matter the weather.
Best for: spa at home
As well as being a fully-fledged urban spa, Spa Escape in Luxembourg City offers a range of products to help you bring the spa experience home. For instance, their Moment of Indulgence gift, for 95 euros, includes rose bath and shower oil, a relax candle and a luxury skin treatment hydrosol sheet mask.
Recreate a spa experience at home with candles, a herbal tea, and luxury spa products. / © Pexels
Best for: child spa
Little Sparadise in Luxembourg City is a unique concept in the Grand Duchy: a parent and child spa where little princes and princesses are as well looked after as the adults. Their Child Care offer includes massages and treatments for kids, with special product formulas adapted to their sensitive skin.
Best for: relaxing in private
For a totally indulgent experience, why not hire a private spa room? Sentosa in Doncols offers two spaces for private rental in two-hour blocks. The Palawan Space has everything you could wish for in a wellness room: swimming pool, hammam, sauna, relaxation area, whirlpool, dining area and cloakroom. They'll also throw in bathrobes, flip-flops, towels, and hot and cold soft drinks.
Best for: saltwater soak
For an authentic sea water experience without the sea, the spa at the municipal Pidal in Helmsange (Walferdange) is just the ticket. As well as a range of wellness and beauty treatments, it features a saltwater pool with underwater meditative music and warm lighting. Saltwater is said to be soft on the skin and lacks the sometimes-harsh chlorine smell of a traditional pool.
Best for: holistic wellness
Just Zen in Cessange, Luxembourg City is a treatment centre specialising in total body wellness. They offer traditional spa treatments such as deep tissue massage and stone therapy, as well as alternative treatments like reiki, hypnotherapy and reflexology. Their Yoga and the 5 elements package combines a yoga class with therapy and traditional Chinese medicine, from 105 euros.
Stone therapy uses hot and cool stones to alternately relax and revive sore muscles. / © Pixabay
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While you don't have to stay overnight to use the facilities at these hotels, choosing to do so can add a luxurious touch to your spa break.
Best for: history and romance
Chateau d'Urspelt is a fully-restored heritage castle, registered as a National Monument, and a 4* hotel. The chateau's immersed-cave themed swimming pool, two private saunas, salt wall, relaxation room and two hammams also ensure spa guests are well catered for.
Best for: feeling rejuvenated
Mondorf Domaine Thermal in Mondorf-les-Bains has a strong focus on fitness and wellbeing. Their 'Spa Freshness' package, from 180 euros, combines an oil-based massage, purifying cream wrap, and an imperial bath with lime blossom. It proposes to restore dynamism and joie de vivre, like being reborn.
Best for: night spa
The Rock Spa Wellness & Beauty Centre at Hôtel de la Sûre is free for hotel guests, and features a wide range of treatments. From 29 euros per person, their wood-fired night spa experience includes a private spa, wood-fired pizza and range of soft and alcoholic drinks.
Best for: different tastes
Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Hotel, outside Canach, has all the facilities you'd expect from an international chain hotel. Their M'Spa wellness centre features a sauna, hammam, indoor and outdoor heated pools, jacuzzi and more. If visiting with someone who isn't keen on a spa day, the hotel is also the site of the Kikuoka Country Club, where a day's golf starts from 50 euros per player.
A round of gold could provide a welcome break from spa activities. / © Unsplash
Best for: classic luxury
For fans of classic 5* luxury and hospitality, you can't beat the Le Royal in Luxembourg City. Their Club Santé on-site spa has a fully-featured spa, including a heated indoor pool, beauty salon, solarium and sauna. There's also a bar, so you can enjoy a glass of bubbly while putting your feet up.
Best for: wining, dining and relaxing
If the idea of detox doesn't appeal to you, Hotel Saint-Nicolas in Remich has the perfect package. From 460 euros for two nights, they offer half board accommodation, with a three-course menu on the first night, professional massages for two and access to the spa. The spa has an indoor and outdoor heated pool, infra-red cabin, sauna, steam room and mini-gym.
Best for: romantic getaway
Le Clervaux Boutique & Design Hotel in Clervaux has a lovers' package from 345 euros a night, which is perfect for a surprise romantic gift. The package includes bed and breakfast in a suite, a bottle of champagne, a 'lovers surprise', a full body massage per person, and full access to the wellness centre. The spa has a swimming pool with waterfall and jacuzzi, as well as fitness machines and a relaxation room.
If the above don't suit you, there's a wealth of other options right across the country. For a full list see here.