There are myriad ways to indulge your body in this city; here our are top spots for pampering the body and de-stressing the mind.
Cavalieri Grand Spa Club
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101 (Monte Mario)
Every day 7am-10pm
To get an idea of the type of spa we are talking about here- it was once voted Europe’s Best Hotel Spa. A self proclaimed ‘Mediterranean oasis’ in the heart of Rome, this title doesn’t capture the the grandeur of the Cavalieri Grand Spa Club. The Jacuzzi features a hydro massage waterfall, the ambience of the ancient bath style pool area is pure luxury, and the facilities and treatments available are vast. From the tennis courts, to his and hers saunas, and from the gym to three outdoor pools, and an open fire in winter, one day won’t feel like enough in this heaven on earth. The exclusive La Prairie Swiss products are available for the facials, and they also offer massages, reflexology, waxing and tanning showers. After a massage, why not take some time to heal in the newly renovated chromo-therapy treatment rooms. The perfect combination of holistic and the luxurious!
Rocco Forte Spas at Hotel De Russie
Via del Babuino, 9 (Spagna)
open daily, 6.30am to 10pm
Inside the five star Hotel de Russie is five star oasis of relaxation. The azure blue mosaic pool at the hub of the spa is pure understated elegance, and the treatments offered by this pedigree wellness centre are beyond indulgence. The extensive range of massage available includes Reiki, a non contact Japanese treatment that works on harmonising energy flow. Beauty treatments start at simple facials, and go all the way to acupressure rituals and de-pigmentation treatments. Detoxing packages for the world weary body available and the reinvigorating ‘Gentleman Day’ package, the ultimate splurge for him. Other facilities include a salt water hydropool, 6 treatment rooms, a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a relaxation suite, a hair beauty corner and A state-of-the-art gym. Continue the relaxation by floating through the 18th century courtyard garden of the hotel, and maybe finish the day with dinner at the restaurant, helmed by the two-Michelin-star chef.
Qc Terme Roma
Via Portuense, 2178/a (Fiumicino)
Sun-Thu 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat 10am-midnight
Head out towards Fiumicino, and instead of hopping on a plane stop at the QC Terme and go back in time. Once the Baths of Caracalla in Trajans Park, this incredible spa has combined the historic Roman practice of bathing with Finnish and Japanese wellness to offer more than just a day spa experience. Nestled amongst the fresh countryside are the ‘secret gardens’ with pools that feature underwater music, a salt bath and a natural solarium. The saunas and bio-saunas are not to be missed, each one has different properties and health benefits, such as boosting metabolism, purifying the skin and of course, relaxation. Although many massage options are available, the QC Terme generously offers a ‘tailor made massage’ option. When in need of a break from all this luxuriousness, enjoy a light buffet lunch, or even the afternoon tea with desert buffet. Spending the day in your bathrobe here will not have to be justified…
St. Peter’s Spa at Crowne Plaza Rome – St. Peter’s
Via Aurelia Antica, 415
+39 06 6642740
Located in the Crowne Plaza Rome – St. Peter’s, and just a few steps from the serene gardens of Villa Doria Pamphili, this sanctuary of wellbeing and harmony is the perfect destination to soothe the mind, body, and spirit in a holistic state of relaxation. This Health & Fitness Centre, which covers an enclosed area of over 900 sqm (including indoor pool), offers a decadent selection of personalised services for the face and body, ranging from treatments such as the traditional and popular aromatherapy massage to the Thai massage. In addition to the decadent treatments that have clients rushing back for more, St Peter’s Spa also boasts an enticing mix of facilities, including Roman baths, sauna, indoor hydrotherapy pool, massage showers, a ZEN grotto and an outdoor pool during the summer period.
Via degli Avignonesi 11/12 (Barberini)
Other locations include: St. Regis Grand Hotel, via E.Orlando, 3 – Grand Hotel Palace Roma, via Vittorio Veneto, 70 – The Westin Excelsior Roma, via Vittorio Veneto, 125
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Want to find the heart of Asia in the centre of Rome? Kami Spa, not far from Piazza Barberini, will do more than meet your needs. This spa, massage and beauty centre has received rave reviews from all over, including Italian Vogue. The body scrub menu sounds like it could have been lifted from the best Japanese restaurant you know, including a lemongrass scrub, bamboo body polish and even a wasabi body cleanse. The exotic temptations don’t stop there, with Polynesian, Balinese and Thai massage offered, and the Kami Spa Signature Four Hands Hot Stones massage sounding like the ultimate zen- two massage therapists and hot stones all at once. Facials for men and women, waxing and hair masks, even after birth treatment for new mothers can be booked with the expert staff, at any of the four locations. The ultimate day trip out of Rome…
Via Giulia, 62 (Centro Storico)
St. George Spa at Hotel Indigo Rome – St.George is the perfect place to unwind and find that inner tranquility. Offering a range of facial and body treatments using high quality products, this is the perfect place to unwind and attain a true sense of mental, physical, and spiritual harmony. Body treatments include the 80minute oriental massage sure to envelop clients in a soothing yet regenerative experience, as well as a 50minute full-toning and purifying mud treatment. If you are seeking a facial remedy, the mix of 50minute treatments including the nourishing, anti-ageing, and purifying facials are sure to provide an exquisite opportunity to recharge. In addition to the treatments, the ‘Roman baths’ area also indulges clients to a Turkish bath, hydro-massage pool, and sauna, certain to truly create an ambiance of regeneration and wellbeing.
Argileto Piccola Metro Spa
via Madonna dei Monti, 108 (Monti)
Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 9am-2pm
Ensconced between the Forum and the Colosseum, under a secluded street of Rione Monti, is Argileto Piccola Metro Spa. Specializing in a range of facial and body treatments, the spa caters to various tastes and requests. With professional manicures and several spa treatments, this wellness centre is all about relaxation and rejuvenation: from waxing to massages, from facials to body masks and peels. Wanting some TLC for two? Whether you’re seeking a touch of pampered wellness or you want to mark a celebratory occasion with your loved one or good friend, the Argileto Spa offers all the right services for two, including private usage of the spa facilities.
Via G. Frescobaldi, 3 (Pinciano)
Not far from the Villa Borghese and inside the sumptuous Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa, is the Prince Spa. And you will feel like royalty after experiencing this award-winning wellness centre. If the indoor pool with its Swarovski crystal starry sky wasn’t indulgent enough, the treatments offered include Cleopatra milk baths and exotic fruit wraps. Massage treatments include ‘third eye’ oil massage and Thai massage, among many others. The Prince Spa generously offers monthly promotions, special packages and the ‘wet area’ (pool, sauna, steam room and ice fountains) can even be privately hired- for groups such as bachelorette parties. Princely, indeed!
Our Favourite Treatment:
The Let’s Dream for couples. The ritual includes Roman bath, face and body exfoliation, deconstructing massage and facial. Inside the Golden Suite for couples, designed to be a special and rewarding treatment for two. 350 Euro.
Via di S.Ambrogio, 17 (Jewish Ghetto)
Tue 2pm-9pm; Wed-Sun 11am-9pm (only women on Wed & Fri)
This calming and minimalist centre is located in the Ghetto, and has a grand reputation built from years of experience. The centre is famed for its Hammam treatment, a steam bath treatment with origins from 200 BCE. After various baths and showers at increasing temperatures, the Hammam massage begins in the steam room, exfoliating and relaxing the body with olive oil soaps and essential oils. Hammam is known for many health benefits, particularly for circulation and the immune system. Scrubs and masks are also offered, and many types of massage, including Ayurvedic and Shiatsu.