TMR’s Top Spa Hotels by Train
Why choose a spa holiday? A spa holiday offers a huge range of benefits. Not only does it provide a place to completely rest and recharge, but many spas are connected to thermal springs containing mineral and medicinal properties which are great for body repair and physical health.
Here are some of the main benefits of taking a spa holiday:
- Physical Benefits – Thanks to the various natural treatments offered at spas and also the warm thermal waters, you will achieve muscle relaxation, so ailments, aches and pains will improve significantly. They are also beneficial for bone problems, especially arthritis.
- Psychological benefits – In our busy day-to-day lives, we are put under a lot of stress and strain. Having time for yourself to focus on your body and forget about the outside you will feel more relaxed, have reduced anxiety and better emotional equilibrium.
- Feel good, look better – Spa treatments available today can specifically focus on key areas, such as face, hands and feet that will leave you with a more rejuvenated physical appearance.
- Travel and exploring new places – If one of your passions is travel you can combine the two. Take the train to your chosen destination and enjoy the combination of taking the weight off your feet with the culture, gastronomy and heritage of the place you are visiting.
We have put together a list of our top spa hotels that you can reach by train, so you can combine a relaxing journey with a few days of pampering.
Falkensteiner Hotel Grand MedSpa Marienbad – Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
Located within easy reach of central Marianske Lazne is the traditional Hotel Grand Medspa Marienbad. Built in an Art Nouveau style the hotel is a unique place and guests come from all over the world to recharge their batteries and take the time to relax. Their 2,500 m² Medical SPA wellness, sauna & water world creates the perfect atmosphere to take the weight off your feet and the in-house mineral spring “Alexandra” offers mineral and health benefits to recharge your body. The hotel boasts a restaurant with fantastic local cuisine and lovely grounds should you wish to take a stroll.
Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa – Baden Baden, Germany
Travel to one of Germany’s most sought after spa destinations. Take the train from London to Baden-Baden and relax in style at the Brenners Park Hotel. Baden-Baden is located at the foot of the Black Forest in South West Germany, near the border with France. This chic spa town is famed for its salt and radon rich thermal hot springs.
The hotel has an illustrious history and has been welcoming guests since 1872. From presidents to glamour awards, the hotel has hosted many famous guests and grand events. However, this is a spa, at heart, one of the most advanced in Europe, offering luxurious therapy and long term cures in a stunning natural parkland setting.
The Golden Tulip – Aix-les-Bains, France
If you’re looking for something a little more understated, the Golden Tulip Hotel may be more your style. This modern hotel is located in the centre of town, just a short walk from the train station and boasts a brand new 1000m² spa. There’s a heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as well as treatment rooms for singles or couples.
Enjoy views over the Japanese garden outside when you dine at the hotel’s restaurant, l’Alchimiste. The modern, elegant restaurant has an open kitchen so you can watch the chef and his team creating traditional French cuisine.
Bonvital Adults Only Wellness & Gastro Hotel – Heviz, Hungary
Located near the western end of Lake Balaton, Lake Heviz is the world’s largest thermal lake where it’s possible to bathe. Bonvital Wellness & Gastro Hotel is a short distance from the lake, in the centre of Heviz itself. Welcoming guests of 14 years and upwards, the hotel features a fantastic wellness area with a heated pool, saunam, steam room and a great selection of treatments to choose from. You can also treat yourself to a dip in the lake, renowned for its healing properties.
The hotel’s own ‘Brix Bistro’ restaurant offers traditional Hungarian cuisine with modern culinary trends.
Hotel Olivi Thermae & Spa – Sirmione (Lake Garda), Italy
The family owned Hotel Olivi Thermae & Natural Spa is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Sirmione peninsula but still offers easy access to the centre of town along with panoramic lake views. The hotel’s spa facilities are influenced by the thermal spring waters of Sirmione itself and comprises a thermal indoor pool, sauna, sensory showers and Turkish bath. There is also a wide range of massage and beauty treatments available. In the verdant gardens of cypress and olive trees, you’ll find a salt water pool with complimentary sun loungers and umbrellas.
The hotel’s restaurant boasts fantastic Italian food, cooked using local, seasonal ingredients. The staff are extremely welcoming, making you feel at home.
Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad and Hotel Rigi Kaltbad – Rigi (nr Lucerne), Switzerland
You can’t beat the location of the Mineral at the top of Mount Rigi, near Lake Lucerne. Rigi Kaltbad has enjoyed a bathing tradition for 600 years and has drawn international visitors thanks to the healing waters of the ‘Kaltbad’ mineral springs. The complex is divided into two areas: the mineral baths which are open to everyone and the spa, which is reserved for adults over the age of 16.
The Spa offers guests a variety of facilities and treatments to melt away the stress of everyday life. The highlight is the crystal spa, a flooded room approximately 50 m2 in size, in which guests float in warm water (35°C) nine metres under the level of the town square. There is a crystal skylight which is 3.5m high which lets you gaze up at the town above. We recommend staying in the Hotel Rigi Kaltbad as it has direct access to the Mineralbad Spa and has one of the most beautiful and sunniest panoramic terraces in Switzerland.