Best Spas in Prague
You’re leaving on vacation soon, work is piling up, in the middle of friend drama – you are stressed. We have a solution.
Vacation can be stressful. You have to make sure you don’t forget anything in your suitcase, definitely bring your passport, print out al of your flight information, and somehow make it through security and customs before the plane leaves without you. that’s enough to make anyone thoroughly stressed. On your upcoming trip to Prague, you already have a list of sights you want to see – the famous Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Stromovka Park, and so on. While you’re thinking of all the attractions and beautiful sights to see, you’re also thinking of all the never-ending checklist you need to complete before you go. We know how it can be, so we’re here to help. It sounds like you need somewhere you can go that will help you to relax – fortunately for you, Prague is home to many high-end spas that can help even the deepest of thinkers get out of their own head for a little bit. Spa treatments can help you both mentally and physically to ease up, enjoy yourself, and ensure you have a great time. We’ve come up with the best spas in Prague, so you won’t have to do the research on your own – and get even more stressed out.
1) Kings Court Hotel
First on our list, we have the Kings Court Hotel – a five-star Neo-Reinassance building that is the epitome of high-class. Located within walking distance to the Old Town, New Town, and the Jewish Quarter, the location makes for a convenient stay. With over 137 rooms and suites, this is the best place to book a room overnight, and then enjoy all of the amenities the hotel has to offer. The detailing inside is all over the top and grand, featuring marble floors, upscale furnishings, chandeliers, and a winding staircase. If you’re one to test your luck, you can head to the casino attached to the bottom level and hit up the poker tables. If you’d rather just relax, then this is the place for you. The spa gives a zen-like feel, and features a whirlpool tub, steam room, treatment rooms, and a sauna. If you are staying in the hotel, you don’t have to pay the €10 fee per day for treatment – although, in the grand scheme of prices, an added €10 isn’t too bad for the non-hotel guests. Walk in here and see which treatment you want, whether it be a hot stone massage, honey detoxification therapy, or a refreshing salt peeling. We recommend trying out a combination of everything – try Cleopatra’s Temptation, where you bathe in goat milk and honey to open your pores, receive a hot chocolate body massage, and then a chocolate wrap to make your skin smooth and nourished. If you stay overnight, you can check out mEating Point after your treatment, a nice brasserie with good energy, black marble floors, and a view over Republic Square. Try one of the plates from the menu featuring French, Czech, and international cuisine, such as the confit of duck leg. Rooms here are half the price in the low-season, so we would recommend coming here in the winter, hunkering down out of the cold, and enjoying a nice, warm, and relaxing massage.
2) Grand Mark Hotel
For number two on our list, the Grand Mark Hotel spa is a luxury center that has got it all – really. Located in Nové Město, this hotel is a few minutes walk away from much of the Old Town’s attractions, being only a 3 minute walk from the famous Powder Tower built in the 15th century. The upscale service, incredibly clean facilities, and variety of offerings make this a go-to in the spa world. The abundance of fully-trained therapists are all very friendly and can offer a range of European or Asian therapies to choose from. The most popular European therapy would be the sports massage to soothe and relax tight muscles – even just from sitting on the plane awkwardly for 7 hours. The Asian therapy that people love to try is the Thai herbal massage that uses aroma oils to re-energize your tired body. You can also head to the Monsoon spa, where you can undergo a full treatment, including a hot stone massage, cleansing scrubs, and food-based massages (think chocolate and fruit…). You can also try the Saunarium, giving you a range of heating and cooling temperatures to relax your muscles, and cleanse your skin. While here, enjoy the steam bath, a refreshingly cold shower, and an unlimited amount of Czech alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks – just don’t dehydrate yourself too much while you’re getting in and out of the steam baths, okay?
3) The Mandarin Oriental
If you’ve ever heard the word ‘tranquil’, you’ve heard of The Mandarin Oriental. With luxury 5-star hotels and resorts that are worldwide, from New York City to Bangkok, this hotel ‘chain’ has the upscale market on lock. With unbeatable suites, featuring complimentary champagne, massive square footage, incredible views, and breath-taking amenities, it’s no wonder that this hotel would be on our list for best spas. Located in Malá Strana, this hotel is on the opposite side of the Vltava from the Old Town, escaping some of the tourist buzz. Situated right next to the Museum Kampa for modern Czech and European art, the Mandarin is within walking distance of all of the Lesser Town attractions. The historical Mandarin contains the Baroque and Reinassance-constructed architecture, with vaulted ceilings and arched doorways, and juxtaposes the historical feel with more modern furnishings to create an upscale and unique look. Located in a former 14th-century chapel, this spa is spread over two floors which offer tailor-made treatments just for you. You can enjoy packages and a combination of treatments that help you with whatever you need – if you’re an office worker constantly on their phone, you can enjoy the Digital Wellness, which includes yoga and other detoxification and mindfulness strategies. For a full day of indulgence, you can get – well, Indulgence – and enjoy a foot ritual, holistic therapy, oriental massage, customized facial, and nourishing bento box meal. This is the place to go for someone who does not care about the price, but wants the full treatment.
4) Lázně Pramen
If you’re someone who loves having a drink now and then, you’ll love the concept of Lázně Pramen. Here, you can bathe in wine or beer – just don’t drink it all. Located in Prague 6, we recommend heading to Letna Hill and enjoying the breathtaking views before heading down the hill to this neighborhood. The benefits of this method are surprisingly positive, with the beer bath giving you antibacterial and soothing effects, and the malt providing organic minerals and vitamins. The wine soaking uses leaf extracts, herbal extracts, and honey to soothe and relax your skin. Not only can you bathe in alcoholic beverages, but you can also consume one while laying in your favorite Pilsner. Talk about inception. If you’re more of a traditionalist, you can enjoy a normal massage or facial treatment. However, the baths are the real reason people come here. If you want to continue the relaxation, walk over to Stromovka Park and enjoy the tranquil nature on the lush green grass.
5) Mystic Temple
For those who want a hands-on Thai massage, look no further. Mystic Temple is home to the best Thai massage in Prague, creating a tranquil atmosphere that lets you thoroughly relax and decide from the wide range of menu options. Located right next to the main train station between Old Town and Prague 2, this convenient spot is very easy to get to – especially if you’re in a hurry to relax. If you’re not sure what this type of massage entails, it differs from a Swedish and deep tissue massage by focusing on pressure points, and excluding oils or hot stones. You’ll feel the tightness in your body release, and more mobility than ever before. For a more unique treatment, one of the seaweed wraps or chocolate treatments to enhance the therapeutic properties. For a different type of massage, you can try a variety of options. The most popular massage in the Body Care Studio is the anti-cellulite treatment, which breaks down fatty deposits and improves blood flow. A therapeutic chiropractic treatment you can try is the Mystic Face, which is a facial and hair head massage that eliminates and treats existing problems within the cervical spine. Mystic Temple is the place to go if you want a wide variety of treatment options, you have certain issues or problems you want to address, or you just want the best Thai massage in the city.
6) Aquapalace Praha
If you happen to be coming to Prague with children for your relaxing holiday, which is an oxymoron in itself, then head to Aquapalace Praha, located about 30 minutes outside the city center. If you are taking public transit to get here, you’ll have to maneuver your way around the A metro, C metro, and 363 bus – but the journey is more than worth it. As you travel outside of the hustle and bustle of the tourist area, you’ll immediately feel a sense of calm, which will be heightened when you step into this massive spa resort. You’ll find locals and tourists here alike, showing that whatever this place is doing, they’re doing it right – and you’re about to find out why. The kids can enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, wave pools, and 12 water slides – as if one wasn’t enough. One of the water slides is the longest in the country, so you might lose sight of your child for a second while he’s twisting and turning on his way into the refreshing outdoor pool. When inside, the wellness center offers a versatile and long list of treatments, therapies, and whirlpool tubs for straight relaxation. If you want to get away with you and your partner, you can book a private spa room to enjoy the treatments by yourselves – don’t worry, babysitting services are available at the spa, so you can enjoy the spa free from guilt. Explore the cold plunge pools, Finnish saunas, and hot/cold baths, helping to relax your muscles and detoxify your body. For the full experience, we recommend booking overnight here, since there is almost too much to do in one day. There are multiple restaurants, bars, and a hotel to stay overnight – since it’s outside of the city center, and features indoor and outdoor amenities, book a room in the hotel and come here for a relaxing and fun weekend.
7) Carlos IV Wellness & Spa
Last on our list of best spas in Prague, we have the Carlo IV Wellness & Spa. Located in Nové Město, this luxurious spa is in a Neo-Renaissance architecturally-beautiful building that features vaulted ceilings, marble floors, and relaxing lighting. Located in the Jewish Quarter in Nové Město, this spa is only a few minutes away from one of our previous selections, The Grand mark. The atmosphere is what sets it apart from other options, having created a relaxing ambiance in a historic building, that makes you feel instantly calmer as soon as you enter. The wide range of treatments offered here, from body wraps and facials to manicures and pedicures, give something for everyone. This spa also offers packages that combine various treatments, so you can have the full experience, and enjoy a head-to-toe spa day. If you buy a treatment, you also receive a 2-hour pass to the wellness center, which holds a steam bath, sauna, and 20-meter swimming pool. We recommend coming here to enjoy a package of treatments, relax in the steam bath, and enjoy the poolside bar offering a glass of Prosecco.
Get ready for a weekend of relaxation and pampering – you deserve it
There you have it, a list of the best spas in the country’s capital that are sure to not only de-stress, but de-toxify and de-knot your body. The variety of treatments available throughout the city make it possible to find exactly what you’re looking for, in the right space and ambiance for you. Since spa treatments are usually pricey and can take a few hours for the whole process, we would recommend heading to one of the hotel spas to fully enjoy your time. Book a room and stay overnight, so your relaxing treatments aren’t squandered by the rush to then leave and get back to your Airbnb or apartment. With various locations around the city, you can rest assured you’ll find the spa that best suits what you need. From smaller spas to hotel spas, you can find a tailored treatment package that will help you relax and enjoy the rest of your holiday.