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10 of the best European spa hotels

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Sometimes it takes an actual holiday to make you stop, look around and properly relax. These ten amazing spa hotels will all do that in spades

Adventure you say? This uber modern design hotel has an impossibly amazing backdrop of lava fields. Take in the views of the Northern Lights bar, go on a glacier trek, then warm up in the sauna or partially exposed Lava Spa or with a relaxing Icelandic spa treatment. Rooms from £290.

With wrap around views of Barcelona city and the Mediterranean sea, the spa at the sleek and contemporary Hotel Arts Barcelona has panoramic views, treatment suites, hydrotherapy pools, saunas and steam baths. Rooms from £288/night  

This luxury spa resort in is set in 330 unspoilt acres of Northern Greece and boasts it is the largest thermal spa in Europe. Treatments include hydro baths and scrubs and an extensive menu of nourishing body therapies. Rooms from £106/night. 

A Belle Epoque palace tucked away in ancient woodland with impeccably-decorated rooms, a sleek, thermal water spa, three swimming pools, innovative regional cuisine and acres of grounds. Rooms from £205/night.     

Nestling at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, this Victorian hotel has a two floor spa, with stunning views across the Irish sea and the Mourne Mountains and an impressive menu of spa treatments. Rooms from £100/night.

Mix a quick chic city break with a spa one at Paris famously massive spa hotel Molitor, which has an outdoor pool heated to 28°C, a groovy 1930s indoor pool and a gym. You can hang out in the sauna and hammam and enjoy Clarins treatments in the spa. Rooms from £190/night.

Spa on a budget! This huge seaside hotel is located by the beach in the Finnish archipelago, and offers relaxing views of the Baltic sea as well as Roman baths, sauna, hammams and a range of spa treatments, Finnish style. Rooms from £93/night. 

You’ll never want to leave the spa here: it’s an enormous 3,800 metre sq, offering every relaxing treatment, therapy and pool you could want. Located in 11 hectares of natural park, the hotel is surrounded by hills, woods and olive groves and has a spectacular view of the lake. Rooms from £259. 

Set in 55 acres of scenic grounds in Ingliston near Edinburgh, this romantic Scottish country house also has a luxurious on-site health club and spa featuring a plethora of relaxing treatments. Rooms from £183/night.

Housed in a former monastery dating back to the 12th century near pretty Pollensa, the spa here makes use of local produce such as sea salt, rosemary, honey, aloe vera and oranges, offering a wide range of treatments created on-site by therapists. Rooms from £215/night.  

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