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Naturhotel Chesa Valisa, Hirshegg, Austria

This 500-year-old building, the first certified bio-organic hotel in the Vorarlberg region, is now home to a relaxing mountain getaway that combines an outdoor hiking program, indoor yoga and spa treatments with plenty of cozy places to relax with a book. or simply reveling in the magnificent views. The overnight rate includes all of the above plus free use of the local bus network, making it easy to get out and explore the local countryside. The restaurant offers excellent vegetarian and vegan options, as well as the best organic local produce.
Double room from £281 including dinner, room and breakfast;

Tauern Spa, Kaprun, Austria

Tauern Spa, Kaprun, Austria

The self-contained resort Tauern offers a 20,000-square-meter spa area including 12 indoor and outdoor pools, a huge thermal complex with 13 saunas, and the Kidstein Children’s Spa with its own pools, climbing wall and adventure grotto. Treatments range from Thai and Swedish massages to body peels, body wraps and organic Thalgo therapies, as well as snowshoe hiking in the surrounding mountains. In the evening, guests can choose from traditional Austrian dishes in the Lichtblick restaurant or a 10-course tasting menu at Finessen.
Double room from 274 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel & Spa, Dolomites, Italy

Gardena Grödnerhof Hotel & Spa, Dolomites, Italy
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The Gardena Grödnerhof is a classic Tyrolean family-run hotel located in the beautiful town of Orthesi. Summer or winter, its location is impressive, just a few steps from the cable car that leads to the Alpe di Siusi, the largest alpine plateau in Europe. After a day of skiing or hiking, it’s time to unwind in the hotel’s wonderful new spa. It is adorned with chandeliers and boasts numerous steam rooms, saunas, a hammam and pools overlooking the mountains. Be sure to try the hay bath and deep tissue massage. There is also yoga and a well-equipped gym.
Double room from 297 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

Komodo, Bad Gastein, Austria

Komodo, Bad Gastein, Austria
Photographer: Matthias Heiderich

Brand new this winter, Comodo brings a trendy bohemian vibe to the quiet village of Bad Gastein with spa treatments using Gastein’s thermal waters, which are said to have anti-inflammatory properties. The large indoor pool offers great views of the surrounding peaks and valley. It offers traditional and advanced therapies, including magnesium treatments and plant energy injections. Rooms combine modern style with vintage furnishings, while the restaurant serves delicious food from local organic farms.
Double room from 222 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

Naturhotel die Waldruhe, South Tyrol, Italy

Back sports massage therapy Physiotherapist massaging a female patient with a lower back injury.  Treatment of sports injuries.
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Waldruhe is a great option if you’re looking for a wellness getaway that combines outdoor activities – hiking, snowshoeing, sledding – with a great spa. The indoor and outdoor pools offer mountain views, spa treatments use only natural ingredients, and there is a three-level sauna complex. Sleek and crisp bedrooms with light wood panelling, while the restaurant serves the best of traditional South Tyrolean food.
Double room from £162 including dinner, room and breakfast;

Hotel Want You, Tignes-le-Lac, France

Want You Hotel - Reception and Bar

The new Hotel Voulez Vous, located close to the lively ski slopes of Tignes, is ideal for those who want to combine a wellness holiday with a holiday on the slopes. The vegan spa features an indoor pool with breathtaking mountain views, a sauna and a steam bath. For dinner, you can sample rich Savoyard cuisine, while the Icebreaker bar offers everything from strong cocktails to quiet discos.
Double room from 244 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

Hotel de Len, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

Hotel de Len, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
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Every floor, ceiling and door is carved from sustainably sourced wood at Hotel de Len, the leading spa hotel in the Cortina region. The spa is located on the roof with floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel has a varied program of treatments and therapies, as well as a relaxing indoor pool, sauna and steam bath. The restaurant is open all day.
Double room from 289 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

Hotel for living in the mountains, Sölden, Austria

Hotel for living in the mountains, Sölden, Austria

Surrounded by the snow-drenched Ötztal Valley, Die Berge bills itself as a mountain sports hotel with widescreen views from the Sky outdoor pool. Four different saunas offer the possibility of detoxification with massages in elegant treatment rooms. There is no restaurant here, but the hotel has a guide to all the best restaurants nearby.
Double room from 161 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

QC Terme, Mont Blanc, Italy

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Situated on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, the Monte Bianco offers a revitalizing package of thermal baths, hammam, saunas, Kneipp walkways and an outdoor infinity pool that create a wonderful feeling of cocooning among the mountains. Leisure facilities include a lounge and reading room, and the bedrooms have a cozy, old-fashioned feel. Dinners at La Refuge are an elegant experience, while hearty breakfasts and lunches will help you recharge your batteries for walks and sledding.
Double room from 271 pounds sterling, accommodation with breakfast;

Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt, Switzerland

Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen, Andermatt
Photographer: Soeren Dam Thomsen.

The Swiss Alps are dotted with upscale spa resorts, nearly all of which are sky-high prices, making the Radisson one of the best options for a restorative mountain getaway. Situated in the peaceful Ursern Valley, this hotel is ideal for hiking, snowshoeing and relaxing in the spa. The 25-metre pool offers stunning mountain views, and spa treatments use local herbs, spring water and honey for organic restorative therapies. The bedrooms are sleek and unassuming with great mountain views.
Double Room from £225 Accommodation Only;

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