Hotels with Spa facilities

Escape to a luxury spa hotel © Michelle Chaplow
Escape to a luxury spa hotel © Michelle Chaplow

Spa Hotels in Andalucia

Today many four and five-star hotels in Andalucia, especially on the coast, have spas for guests to use, offering hydrotherapy circuit and beauty treatments and therapies for ultimate pampering and relaxation, as well as treating ailments and offering help with stress and weight loss. You will feel the effects immediately, your energy levels restored, your body and mind relaxed and revitalised, and ready to face the world.



Most spas feature a hydrotherapy/hydrothermal pool with warm jets of varying size, shape and power, which you activate and then sit under, allowing your body (back and neck) to be pummelled by the force of the water. In addition, there are areas where you lie down and your whole body is massaged with jets (known as a bubble bed). Some also have a Jacuzzi, either integrated in the pool, or separate.

Hot and cold pools (with a difference of around 25 deg) can be used either alternately, to help activate circulation and ease muscle tension (alternating sauna or steam room with cold shower has the same effect); or independently - cold for athletes and sports enthusiasts (see Andy Murray documentary), and hot for arthritis and types of sclerosis (under medical supervision). Thalasso treatments are also helpful for digestive complaints.

For complete body attention, some spas also have leg and foot baths, and cyclonic showers (jets at different levels, alternating hot and cold water). A rain shower marries a gentle spray with sound, colour and fragrance. The hydrotherapy pools are usually complemented by sauna, hammam (steam bath) and relaxation room; they may also have an ice room.

Beauty treatments include a range of wraps, scrubs, peels, masks and massages for body, and facials (scrub, mask, massage); you can often combine them - a hydrotherapy session followed by a massage for example, offers ultimate relaxation, or a slimming body wrap followed by a mask can take inches off your vital statistics.

Whatever you're after when you visit a spa - skin firming, relaxation, stress release, muscle toning, or just plain pampering - you will leave feeling revitalised and refreshed.

Hotels with Spa facilities in Andalucia

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Moon Dreams Torremolinos

Just 60 metres from the charming La Carihuela Beach in Torremolinos, Moon Dreams Torremolinos offers an outdoor pool. Free WiFi access is provided.

Each air-conditioned room comes with a flat-screen satellite TV. All have a private bathroom with a shower or bath and hairdryer. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Hotel MS Maestranza Málaga

MS Maestranza Málaga is in central Málaga, just 100 metres from Malagueta Beach and Centre Pompidou. It offers a rooftop terrace and hot tub with panoramic city views, and rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is set next to the bullring and the Alameda Gardens. The Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle are also nearby. The historic city centre and the Picasso Museum are 10 minutes' walk away.

Playasol Aquapark & Spa Hotel

Playasol Aquapark & Spa Hotel offers sea views in the heart of Roquetas de Mar. It has a pool with water slides, spa and 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi in public areas. The rooms in the Playasol are comfortable and welcoming. All have a balcony or terrace, and most have views of the sea. Air conditioning and heating are available seasonally, and there is also satellite TV.