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When it comes to spa and wellness services, there are so many options available to us that sometimes it can be difficult to keep track. If you want to plan a wellness themed holiday, where do you get started?

Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind when deciding which wellness hotel to book:

 

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Wellness: tranquility, peace, sports and vegetables.

Location, location, location

First things first – wellness comes from within. In other words, if you are serious about this, participating in sport activities is just as important as finding time to relax and attending massage/facial treatment sessions. Spa and Wellness hotels surrounded by nature, especially those located in the mountains, are ideal for disconnecting and engaging in outdoor activities like trekking or jogging. Having said that, we do recommend that you’re always on the look-out for places that offer indoor fitness facilities as well in case of poor weather.

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Nature helps relax, disconnect and recover

 

The gastronomy

Aside from checking the fitness facilities at the hotel, it’s always good to have a look at their menu. After all, just because you should be eating healthy doesn’t mean you should restrict yourself to smoothies and a salad bar. And if you have the option of consulting a professional dietitian on site, even better!

Gastronomy is important, but finding out who else might be staying at your hotel/resort of choice is likewise significant. We recommend you go for a place that does not rent its spaces for seminars or conventions. Loud and hectic events can disrupt your stay and put a damper on your overall experience.

 

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Wellness hotel near the Baltic Sea

The Cost

Last but not least, do your research and compare prices. For roughly £100 per person you should be able to book two nights at a spa hotel, including breakfast and free access to the sauna and/or swimming pool. Individual spa treatments are normally billed separately; if you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth, a good rule of thumb is to pay about £1 per minute of treatment.

 

 

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