The Best Milan Spa Hotels

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by Kiki Deere, The Telegraph, January 10, 2018

An insider's guide to the top Milan spa hotels, including the best for swimming pools with views, holistic facial and body treatments, saunas, steam rooms and hammams.

Hotel Principe Di Savoia Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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This historic hotel with an imposing neoclassical façade boasts rooms with fin de siècle furnishings, marble bathrooms and hand-painted frescoes, not to mention a dominating central position on Piazza della Repubblica. The top floor is home to Club 10, the hotel’s fitness and beauty centre. The heated swimming pool has views over the city, and there is a whirlpool tub, sauna and steam room. The gym is equipped with the latest sporting equipment for muscular and cardiomuscular training. Read expert review. From £187per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Bulgari Milan Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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The Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the car park set the tone of this luxury Milan hotel. Stylish interiors feature contemporary Italian furniture, black marble and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel bar attracts Milan’s haut monde who come here to enjoy one of the city’s best aperitivi. The suitably opulent spa has a 12-metre gold mosaic swimming pool and glass-fronted hammam with stone seating, as well as an external whirlpool tub and a sauna. Personalised treatments are available in four private rooms and one couples suite. Read expert review. From £580per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Palazzo Parigi Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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This luxurious hotel in the artistic district of Brera is characterised by a tasteful blend of Milanese and Parisian design, with stylish interiors and graceful Romantic fittings. Pink Baveno marble columns recall Milan’s La Scala Opera House, while the lobby’s Venetian mosaic floors take inspiration from the city’s Villa Reale. The elegant Grand Spa contains a pool with counter-current swimming, sauna, hammam, steam bath, and seven themed treatment rooms (Bali, India, China, Sweden, Morocco, Polynesia and Sala Beauty). Read expert review. From £346per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Mandarin Oriental, Milan Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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This luxury hotel, located in the modish Montenapoleone district a stone’s throw away from La Scala Opera House, tastefully blends Italian design and furnishings with Far Eastern features. The contemporary interiors take inspiration from 1940s Milanese interior décor with soft wall tones and oak wood fittings. Spa interiors incorporate the five key elements of Feng Shui philosophy including wood, fire and water. Holistic treatments are developed with traditional Chinese medicine specialists. The fitness centre features the latest Technogym equipment; there’s a heated indoor swimming pool, as well as male and female sauna and steam bath. Read expert review. From £513per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Four Seasons Milano Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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This five-star hotel, housed in a former 15th-century convent, has a quiet location in the heart of Milan’s shopping district. Suites are set around a tranquil courtyard, while rooms look onto Via Gesù or neighbouring private gardens. The spa is located in a former wine cellar with 19th-century vaulted ceilings. Signature treatments use Tauleto Vineyard Spa cosmetics rich in grape polyphenols. A must is the Signature Candle Massage, which starts with an energising footbath that aims to evoke the stomping of grapes with feet during the wine-making process. There’s a steam room, swimming pool and 24-hour fitness centre. Read expert review. From £570per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Baglioni Hotel Carlton Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is the city’s only hotel with a pedestrian entrance from Via della Spiga, the city’s glamorous shopping street lined with high-end boutiques. The 87 sophisticated rooms and suites feature classic and contemporary Italian furnishings. The suites have silk finishings, handmade lacquered furniture and marble bathrooms. The spa, with its entrance also on Via della Spiga, is open to external guests. It offers a range of holistic body and facial treatments. Muscle tone, pilates, stretching and personal training classes are available. There is also a steam room and sauna. Read expert review. From £220per night. Check availability. Rates provided by

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Excelsior Hotel Gallia Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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The hotel comprises two buildings: a 1930s edifice and new wing with a steel and glass façade. The contemporary interiors are inspired by the Art Deco era, and feature bespoke furniture, sculptures and paintings made by local designers and artisans. Wine tasting sessions and cooking classes can be organised in the wine cellar, the ground floor Cigar Room has a selection of cigars and liqueurs, while the small Library Room is stocked with international newspapers and coffee table books on fashion, art and lifestyle. On the sixth and seventh floors is Shiseido Spa comprising a swimming pool, salt room, saunas, steam rooms and fitness area with Technogym equipment. Read expert review. From £216per night. Check availability. Rates provided by 

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Armani Hotel Milano Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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Designed entirely by Giorgio Armani, interiors feature a minimalist, sophisticated style, in which shades of sand, cream and beige prevail. Rooms are minimalist and chic in design; order and sense of space are of utmost importance, with cupboards recessing into walls and sliding panels concealing flat-screen televisions. The hotel is suitably located on the western end of Milan’s Via Montenapoleone, the city’s most exclusive shopping street. On the top floor of the hotel, the spa overlooks the city rooftops, and comprises a gym (personal trainers available on request), relaxation pool, steam and sauna facilities, six treatment rooms and a private suite for couples. Read expert review. From £470per night. Check availability. Rates provided by 


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