Plan a holiday that’s good for your mind, body and soul by venturing to one of our handpicked healthy retreats in Europe. These exceptional properties, spread far and wide across the continent, pride themselves on their restorative locations and wellness-focused facilities: making them ideal escapes for those looking to hit the reset button. Which historic hotel gets your vote?
1. Hotel Gino Park Palace: Orlove, Slovakia
Give your body (especially your stomach!) the royal treatment by booking a getaway at Hotel Gino Park Palace. This hotel prizes excellent hospitality above all, particularly when it comes to food. Combining traditional methods of preparation with seasonal ingredients, the on-site chef takes every consideration to ensure that all the meals served here feel “fresh”: both in the way they taste and in their composite originality. You’ll love the grounds here, too. Based in a historic park, Hotel Gino Park Palace is encircled by Slovakia’s finest feats of nature – creating a serene setting in which to access your most zen state of mind.
2. Hotel l´Hélios & Spa: Méribel, France
Switch between athletic adventures and self-care spa sessions at the endlessly invigorating Hotel l´Hélios & Spa. Based in the French alps, this property is primed to both push your body to its limits and pamper it for hours: the perfect balance. Zip down exciting slopes (breathing in that cool, crisp mountain air on the way) before heading to the hotel’s wellness area, where you can benefit from a variety of massage treatments and luxe facilities like a hammam shower. Who says you can’t have it all?
3. Le Bouclier d´Or: Strasbourg, France
Of all the healthy retreats in Europe, Le Bouclier d´Or in Strasbourg has to be one of the most historic. This exceptional building dates back to the 16th century: a heritage that’s been preserved, to a large degree, by the fascinating architectural features you’ll find throughout, such as its antique spiral staircase. One aspect of the hotel that leans on the newer side, however, is its spa. Revive your body in the property’s steam room, whirlpool, hydro-massage showers and more as you make your way through the luxe labyrinth that comprises its wellness area. You’ll want to try everything.
4. Puteus Palace: Brač, Croatia
Is there anything more cleansing for the spirit than being by the coast? There’s just something about the sparkling sea that sets hearts and minds at ease. This is a perk over the other healthy retreats in Europe that Puteus Palace benefits from. With an enviable location on the Adriatic Coast, this property is perfectly-situated to help you sit back and unwind. Wine, dine and recline in a classically Croatian setting, enjoying your pick of mediterranean meals (a cuisine that’s well-known for its healthy and detoxing properties) at the fresh food-focused restaurant. Hello, culinary bliss.
5. Saka Manor: Saka, Estonia
Perched on coastal cliffs and within a protected park is Saka Manor: a pearl of pure escapism on the edge of Estonia. Once again, a glorious spa is at the heart of this property, and various treatments – including aromatic massages, jacuzzi baths and salt chambers – are on offer to help guests unwind to their fullest degree. Its natural surroundings go a long way in enabling you to detach from the stresses of everyday life, too. After soothing your body at the hotel, stretch your legs by wandering the nearby beaches, parkland and hiking trails, spotting magnificent waterfalls on the way. It’s a real treat of a retreat.
6. Schloss Wartegg: Rorschacherberg, Switzerland
Healthy retreats in Europe don’t get much cooler than when they’re based in a castle! The hoteliers at Schloss Wartegg run their property on nature-friendly principles, underpinned by a strong belief in the benefits of fresh air and food. Echoing these ideologies, the seasonal meals served at the restaurant consist largely of organic ingredients, and outdoors, biking trails and a range of walks help hotel guests reconnect to nature. Just a stone’s throw away from Lake Constance and the historic city of St. Gallen, you’ll find you have plenty to do.
7. Komierowo Palace: Komierowo, Poland
Just 11 kilometres from the largest biosphere reserve in Poland is Komierowo Palace: a wellness-focused idyll surrounded by centuries-old oak trees. This renovated palace checks every box when it comes to looking after your body. Along with specially-tailored yoga retreats, it’s home to tennis courts and an outdoor gym. You can even go wild swimming, here, or spend chilled evenings kicking back next to a bonfire under a blanket of stars. Both relaxing and invigorating, this property has everything.
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