Madrid is an oasis on a plain. When it comes to seeking relaxation, cosmopolitan Madrid makes up for its lack of a natural beach by its multitude of day spas profering indulgent pampering and opportunities to slow the urban pace. Traditionalists will certainly find their manicures and back massages, but novelty seekers will have their August in Madrid, as the day spas aim to impress with their more unusual offerings like Cleopatra baths and oyxgen therapy.
Our top choice for Madrid spas is Medina Mayrit. They don’t actually offer any beauty treatments at all, but their atmospheric Arab baths are incredibly relaxing, romantic, and not to be missed. You’ll find pure respite from the world in their underground caverns.
The Lab Room occupies our number two spot. This day spa doesn’t do the water experience but instead brings beauty and pampering to a new level. There you can mix your own perfume scent, have a massage, get a pedicure, and stay for a wardrobe make-over. You’ll feel like new. We promise.
Spa Relajarse comes in at number three, as the central location, pretty Asian accents and the professional staff encourage a repeat experience.
Hammam Ayala is our fourth pick. The other day spas in Madrid focus primarily on relaxation, and that is definitely appreciated by their clientele, but at Hammam Ayala cleansing and exfoliating the skin like a true Middle Eastern Hammam receives center stage treatment.
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[Photos courtesy of Medina Mayrit and The Lab Room]