In a city as frenetic as Melbourne, a spa experience is a welcome distraction. After a busy couple of weeks at work there is no better feeling come pay day than checking yourself into a luxury spa. Everyone likes to be pampered and to escape from the stress and responsibilities of their daily life, and Melbourne has no shortage of places to do this. Offering pretty much every type of massage style, and treatment, you could think of, many of the best spa experiences near the Melbourne CBD are in the luxury hotels that are dotted around area. Here are some of our favourite places:
If you are looking to dive into an escape of sheer lavishness and luxury then the Spa at Crown Towers should be your port of call.
Located within the Crown Melbourne Hotel, they offer a range of facials, massages and other treatments by La Prairie and Subtle Energies.
This includes the Detox and Adrenal Boost Journey, which features a foot ritual and meditation, and a revitalising body scrub, mud wrap and massage that uses exotic ingredients like tulasi, wild turmeric and Indian lime.
All of their treatments that last over an hour, involve spending time in the Aqua Retreat. A state-of-the-art facility that includes a steam room, vitality pool and blissful Swiss shower.
Address: Level 3, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
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Awarded the prestigious title of the world’s Best Beauty Salon at the World Spa Awards in 2019, this deluxe Beverley Hills style day spa and beauty salon, is nestled in the heart of Little Collins Street.
It’s quite a bit more expensive than the other establishments in the area, but then having won that distinguished award they have probably earned that right to be. Though they do back it up with an outstanding spa experience.
If you fancy a splurge, the spa’s ultimate package, the ‘Dream Within A Dream Ritual’, will regal upon you eight different treatments, as well as a spa lunch, artisanal teas and bottomless champagne. Lasting 4.5 hours it will set you back upwards of $900. But it will be worth every cent.
Address: 1/285 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Chuan Spa at The Langham
If you think the Chinese have the right idea when it comes to opulent spa and wellness treatments, then you will want to book in for a session at the Chaun Spa.
Housed in The Langham hotel, their treatments will also give you access to a range of exceptional bathing facilities too.
This includes a fabulous steam room and sauna, a gorgeous saltwater pool and a wonderful outdoor deck that showcases sweeping views across the city.
The massage menu champions traditional, time-honoured, Chinese techniques. While their multi-treatment options combine body wraps, with plumping facials and mud masks. The effects of which are accentuated by a muscle-loosening, tri-bathing ritual, which is completed prior to heading into the session.
Address: The Langham, Melbourne, Level 9/1 Southgate Ave, Southbank VIC 3006
The Spa at Sheraton Melbourne
Spas are all about rejuvenating and reconnecting with the best version of yourself. One of the best places to do this near the CBD, is at the Sheraton Melbourne hotel.
Also based on Little Collins Street, this classically-inspired day spa offers guests a tranquil escape via a number of excellent treatment packages.
Their massage services, which includes couples massages, are inspired by Swedish, Balinese and Polynesian techniques, which are performed with a range of aromatherapy or certified organic oils.
The spa will also soothe your tired body and mind, with a range of other fantastic body treatments and facials, that will leave you in a total state of rapture.
Address: 27 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Describing itself as a ‘Japanese Oasis’, the Sakura Lounge and SPA is nestled down at Warburton Lane, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD laneway precinct.
It provides a great option for those who want a total spa experience at a cost that won’t break the bank.
Offering traditional and authentic Japanese massages, mind blowing foot treatments and a collection of wonderful hydrating facials, booking in for a session here is a real treat for your mind, body and soul.
The 2.5-hour Decadent Detox package, which includes a foot treatment, chocolate body treatment and hot-stone massage, is just one of the many fabulous options available to you.
With complimentary tea and sweets thrown in for good measure, and with sushi and champagne available as optional inclusions, you will end your session at Sakura feeling like a brand new person.
Address: 8/10 Warburton Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000