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About Spa

Yes, you guessed it, Spa, with its warm natural springs, clean air and beautiful location, was the very first spa! The rejuvenating properties of its waters have been raved about since Henry VII of England came here to relax after a 16th Century military campaign. Many of the best places to stay in Spa are just outside the town with private access to the waters, but also access to the region’s peace and natural beauty.

During the 18th Century Spa was the height of fashion, favoured by royalty and celebrity, and it still has some of the glamour.

Visit the casino, which claims to be the world’s first, the Sunday morning flea markets in the picturesque Parc de Sept Heures, the local museum and bottled water factory. Round about there are a number of lovely towns, abbeys and the forest of the Ardennes.

What not to miss

  • Motor racing fanatics come to Spa in their thousands for the racing here.
  • Make the most of the mixed landscape of forest and hills in the area, every walkers paradise!
  • Enjoy some of the natural spa area dotted around the town.

Just remember that if you plan to visit for the Grand Prix, the best places to stay in Spa will be extremely busy - so get organised and book well ahead.

The best places to stay in Spa

For relaxation

  • Right on the edge of the Ardennes forest, the Manoir de Lebioles is a sumptuous spa getaway. Rooms and suites have open fireplaces, four-poster beds and roll-top baths and there’s a world class gym and spa plus a gourmet restaurant.

For an apartment

  • If you think that you'd prefer self catering accommodation, we recommend you check out the wide selection with our online partner Booking.com

Travel Information

  • The closest international airport is Brussels, where you can connect to spa on a 2-hour train or 90 minutes by car.
  • Many people fo to Spa for the formula one weekend, if this is you then book ahead. Otherwise, the best times of year to visit are during the summer months between May and September.
  • If you wish to hire a car, we recommend you visit our partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Spa

  • Le Grand Maur Spa 3 rooms from £84

    Romantic Break  -  A wonderful restaurant and just three rooms makes this a great option for an intimate weekend away 'a deux'
    Foodies  -  Restaurant Grand Maur is located on the ground floor
    Short break  -  Liege airport is located just 30km away
    Sights nearby  -  The town of Spa is located a 5 minute drive away. Visit Franchimont Castle, Thermes de Spa and the waterfalls of Coo
    RestaurantGardenParkingNo pets

    Three-room restaurant with rooms housed in a 19th-century villa just outside of Spa. Wooden floors, cosy fireplaces and tastefully decorated bedrooms make this feel like a home away from home. The ground floor gourmet restaurant also puts on cookery classes and there is lots of visit in the area. See More

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  • La Heid des Pairs Spa 6 rooms from £103

    Local exploring  -  The town of Spa is a short drive away, as well as forests, lakes, castles, thermal baths, markets and adventure parks
    Families  -  The large open garden and outdoor swimming pool are perfect for young children wanting to run around and play
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Grand Prix racing track - Spa-Francorchamps - Thermes de Spa, Franchimont Castle and the Caves of Remouchamps
    Great walks  -  Walk around scenic Warfaaz lake or take a hike in Spa Forest or the Belgian Ardennes
    TennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets

    A friendly and welcoming 12 room owner-run hotel located just outside Spa. This converted mansion, dating from 1837, has a Michelin restaurant on-site. A quiet spot but well situated to explore. Families will love the large rooms, spacious garden and a range of activities for all ages. See More

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  • Villa des Fleurs Spa 12 rooms from £105

    Local exploring  -  Great location for both cultural or active guests. A funicular directly outside the hotel takes you to Spa's new thermal centre
    Short break  -  Liege airport is a 40 minutes drive
    Great walks  -  Hautes Fagnes nature reserve is easily accessible for great walks and bike rides
    Sights nearby  -  Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix racing circuit is a 10 minute drive away
    GardenParkingNo pets

    A converted mansion built in the 1880s in the heart of Spa. With just 12 spacious and traditional rooms, this centrally located hotel suits guests who want to explore this famous spa town by foot or venture further afield. There is access to a good restaurant and casino 50 both just metres away. See More

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  • Villa de Noailles Spa 3 rooms from £121

    Spa breaks  -  The famous Thermes de Spa is less than 5 minutes from the house where guests can enjoy the wellness treatments
    Active Holiday  -  Just outside Spa there are ample oppurtunities for cycling, skiing, and hiking
    Local markets  -  Scour the local market, Le Mardi, for local produce and nic nacs
    Fishing  -  Spend a day fishing at the Lac de Warfaaz
    Air conditioningTennisGardenParkingNo pets

    A charmingly restored house, with a very warm and welcoming host. Offering an outstanding location in the heart of Spa with three large opulent rooms featuring four-poster beds and stand alone bathtubs. Start the day feasting on the indulgent breakfasts. A refined stay in the heart of Spa. See More

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  • Villa D'Olne Spa 9 rooms from £108

    Local exploring  -  The villa is situated near lots of local attractions such as the Therme de Spa and the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps
    Total relaxation  -  Guests can unwind in the spa and experience total serenity
    Outstanding location  -  For car racing enthusiasts, the hotel is a short distance from the famous F1 Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps
    Fishing  -  A few kilometres away is Le Lac De Warfaaz
    SpaSwimming PoolDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    A traditional villa set within mature gardens just minutes from the heart of Spa. Charming bedrooms feature parquet floors and high ceilings with wooden beams. Complete with a heated swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub, this B&B is hard to leave! See More

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  • Manoir de Lebioles Spa 16 rooms from £173

    Tennis  -  There are courts within the property's grounds for guests to enjoy.
    Restaurant  -  Gourmet fine dining
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Full of character
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    Nestling on the edge of the Ardennes forest, this property provides the ultimate spa getaway. Sumptuous rooms and suites include open fireplaces & four poster beds, trumped only by their luxurious bathrooms with rolltop baths. There's a world class spa & gym, plus a gourmet restaurant. See More

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