Indulging yourself needn't cost the Earth. Whether you're planning a spa break or just looking for a relaxing treat at the end of a busy day's sightseeing, a visit to a spa bed and breakfast is an affordable way to get a little taste of luxury. Have a look at our selection of spa bed and breakfasts before booking yourself in for a pampering session.
Alloggio dei Vassalli & Day Spa in Naples, Italy
Providing an intimate refuge from the busy streets of Naples is Alloggio dei Vassalli bed and breakfast and day spa. Their Prima Nebula wellness centre is equipped with a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a Turkish bath which all draw on calming music, soothing colours and essential oils to complement the therapeutic effects. Massage treatments are also available, incorporating physiotherapy and traditional Indonesian techniques.
Set in a charming palace once belonging to members of old Neapolitan aristocracy, the bed and breakfast is within walking distance of many of Naples' key attractions, including the monastery of Santa Chiara and the Piazza San Domenico.
The rooms are finely and traditionally decorated, with wooden beamed ceilings and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Each room features an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, a DVD player, a telephone and free WiFi. A continental breakfast can be brought to your room or enjoyed in the pleasant dining area.
Le Palais d'Hôtes in Fez, Morocco
Whether soaking up the sun on the roof terrace, enjoying drinks and music on the veranda or sampling typical Moroccan cuisine in one of the elegant salons, guests will enjoy every moment of their stay at Le Palais d'Hôtes.
Upon arrival, as well as being asked about their favourite foods, guests are able to choose from a menu of perfumes and essential oils for their visit to the luxury Andalusian spa. Spa facilities include a traditional hammam, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a swimming pool. Health and beauty treatments as well as massages are available.
The beautiful riad is over a century old and was restored in the 1940s. The present-day riad has been sumptuously decorated to recreate the glamour of this time, as well as capture the atmosphere of this ancient city.
Each of the rooms has been individually decorated with opulent fabrics and antique furniture. Almost all rooms have their own bathrooms and the Royal Suite even boasts a private hammam and Jacuzzi as well as a flat screen television.
Le Terrazze di Strindberg Wellness B&B in Rome, Italy
Find inner peace in the Eternal City at Le Terrazze di Strindberg Wellness B&B. One of Rome's top bed and breakfasts, it is located in a quiet, leafy area in the archaeological park of the ancient Appian Way, on the outskirts of the city's historic centre.
Set over three floors, the ground floor is dedicated to the B&B's wellness centre, which offers a range of hydrotherapy rooms including a sauna, a steam room and a Jacuzzi, as well as health and beauty treatments including milk baths and Shiatsu massages.
The guestrooms boast garden views and four poster beds, and are equipped with air conditioning, satellite television and WiFi. Le Terrazze di Strindberg makes a lovely venue for weddings and events, and also offers food and wine tastings on the terrace and private cooking lessons where guests can learn to make authentic Italian pasta.
B&B Move to Balance in Tardona, Hungary
At the foot of the Bükk Hills National Park in north eastern Hungary is the Move to Balance Countryside Resort. The relaxing rural environment is perfect for nature lovers, with hiking, horse riding and bird watching available close by, as well as natural thermal baths.
For those just looking to sit back and relax, the resort has excellent spa facilities, with an outdoor swimming pool, a selection of massage treatments, meditation sessions and yoga classes.
Also part of the resort is the B&B Move to Balance, a cosy property with just three charming guestrooms. All rooms have private bathrooms and have a rustic feel, from the wooden beamed ceilings to the countryside views. A tasty breakfast is prepared using local produce, with home baked bread and fruit picked fresh from the garden. Vegetarian evening meals are also available.
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By Eleanor Brown