There are a myriad of ways to indulge your body in this city; here are our top spots for pampering the body and de-stressing the mind.
Cavalieri Grand Spa Club at Rome Cavalieri
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, but 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 and Aromatherapy Associates 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!
On Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from May 1st to July 31st, pay the daily entrance fee of €150 and get 15% OFF food and beverage – all day long – at the Pool Bar & Chalet, Uliveto Restaurant and the Tiepolo Lounge & Terrace PLUS a FREE 20-minute poolside massage.
BAHR City Spa
Piazza Rondanini, 30 (Pantheon)
Mon – Fri 9am – 7.30pm, Sat 10am – 7pm
If you’ve been walking all day and need to recharge your batteries, BAHR is the place to go. Walk along BAHR’s corridor and enter their last room to discover a whole new world of beauty and relaxation. Dimmed lights, warm tones, soothing background music, projections of nature and a sensational space tailor-made for everyone’s inner needs. This is BAHR’s newest state-of-the-art spa where underneath lie the ruins of Emperor Nero’s private spa. BAHR proposes an evolution of the ancient concept of Roman baths. Standing for Beauty, Ablution, Hair and Relax, BAHR is a refuge in the heart of Rome, an oasis where you can relax and treat yourself to the wellbeing of your mind and body. If you want to unwind and recharge – but don’t have much time to dedicate yourself – try their BAHR Therapy. This 25-minute ritual brings you back to life with a massage that relieves tensions from your head, hands and feet. If you have more time for pampering, treat yourself to a facial and body treatment in one of their natural elements massage rooms. And to take it to another level, you can exclusively book their private BAHR spa for either 1.30hr or 3hr.
AQVA City Spa
AQVA is the suggestive City Spa of Grand Hotel Via Veneto: a sophisticated wellness corner of over 500 sqm, where the body can be treated in an enchantment of beneficial vapor, fragrances and colors. A wet area made of white marble and sx treatment cabins, prestigiously designed with noble wood of mahogany, equipped with ergonomic heated loungers and private showers in polychrome marble, await you. Guests are welcomed by the highly professional staff in a pampered, warm environment inebriated by natural perfumes, obtained by the scents of products made with 100% essential oils. The healing effects of aromatherapy, Jacuzzi, sauna, chromo-therapy and the Turkish bath in polychromous marble, perfectly match the enchanting salted-water Vitality Pool, and set the path for the exaltation of the senses, accompanied by vapor, warmth and beams of light.
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 massages available include 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 three-Michelin-starred chef.
Qc Terme Roma
Via Portuense, 2178/a (Fiumicino)
Sun-Thu 9am-11pm; Fri-Sat 9am-midnight
Head out towards Fiumicino, and instead of hopping on a plane stop at 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 dessert 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
Mon-Sun 9am – 9pm
+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 an 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.
Le Caveau Spa at Aleph Rome Hotel
Via di San Basilio, 15 (Via Veneto/Barberini)
Mon-Sun 10am – 8.30pm
At Aleph Rome Hotel, wellbeing is taken very seriously, which you will notice as soon as you walk into the heavenly oasis of tranquility at the Les Caveau Spa. Upon entering the spa, you will notice the original bank vault door from the early 1900’s which leads to the fitness center, also available to locals with a membership. The spa is quite new, as it recently opened in November of 2017 offering only the most up-to-date equipment in every room. A day at Le Caveau Spa is an all-day affair to relax and rejuvenate yourself. A spa day can include (depending on services booked) gym access, a sauna, whirlpool, and spa rooms with an extensive list of services ranging from facials, mind & body massages, body treatments, nail services, and more. The interior is inspired from different parts of the world. The Hammam(Turkish style spa) has an Arab influence, which surely will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a Middle-Eastern slice of paradise.
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
Want to find the heart of Asia in the centre of Rome? Kami Spa, a stone’s throw away from the Trevi Fountain, will do more than meet your needs. This spa, massage and beauty centre has received rave reviews from all over, including Italian Vogue, and is celebrating 10 years! 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 Ayurlomi, Japanese Shiatsu, Ming massage and Tibetan Hot Stones therapy, it sounds like the ultimate zen. Before treatments, head to the spa area with an onsen pool with hydro-massage (34°c), steam baths and monsoon showers, all lit up with natural light. 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…
Argiletum Spa at Casa Argileto
Via Madonna dei Monti, 108 (Monti)
Ensconced between the Forum and the Colosseum, under a secluded street of Rione Monti, is Argiletum 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 Argiletum Spa offers all the right services for two, including private usage of the spa facilities.
Prince Spa at Hotel Parco dei Principi
Via G. Frescobaldi, 3 (Pinciano)
Mon-Sun 7am – 10pm
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!
A. Roma Wellness Spa
Via Giorgio Zoega, 59 (Pamphilj)
Daily 10am – 10pm
A. Roma Wellness & Spa is a 3000 sqm marble temple of wellbeing and relaxation inspired by the style of ancient Roman baths. At this spa, tradition and innovation blend perfectly to guide guests along a relaxing journey to emotional and physical well-being. The spa boasts a 300sqm outdoor pool made of quarts and special resins, with ionized sea water as well as a lounge area with wooden chaise lounges offering a panoramic view of the park. From a Finnish sauna to Turkish baths and Roman impluvium, there’s everything you need to pamper yourself. A wellness corner buffet with herb teas, aromatic waters, fruit and little delicacies couldn’t be missing. And for your workouts, the Fitness Center with state of the art Technogym equipment awaits you.
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.
Fusion Spa at Palazzo Naiadi
Piazza della Repubblica, 47 (Repubblica)
Mon-Sun 10am – 12am
06 4893 8465
Footsteps from Termini in the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica, you’ll find the stunning Fusion Spa. This wellness and beauty temple on the fourth floor of Palazzo Naiadi (formerly Boscolo Exedra hotel) is an up-to-date, special fusion of wellness, art, culture and scents coming from the East and West. At the Fusion Spa, ancient traditions come back to life and meet with innovative techniques and quality products. Pamper yourself with facial and body treatments, relax with chromotherapy, a hydromassage or a range of massages. And during the good season, step outside in the jaw-dropping open-air pool with wow views of Rome’s rooftops.