Top wellness hotels in and around Sydney

By Lachlan Probyn,

If the daily work grind has left you feeling a little blue, why not treat yourself to some pampering with a weekend stay in a spa hotel? Forget the at-home attempt of cucumbers on the eyes – these places mean business when it comes to offering that perfect treatment. From the Blue Mountains to downtown Sydney, here are some of our favourite spa and wellness hotels that will leave you feeling simply fabulous.

QT Sydney – Sydney

If you’re hoping to come away from your spa treatment feeling like a class-A celebrity, QT Sydney is a good place to start. The hotel simply oozes style, and its in-house spaQ is no exception to this. All the usual treatments are available, but if you want to share some relaxation with your respective other, why not opt for the (soul)mate escape? Enjoy a 60-minute massage, followed by a 30-minute accessory of your choice. Accessories include an express hair treatment, a thyme foot therapy, and a mini-facial.

 

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa – Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains has not only become synonymous with the Three Sisters, but also with many spa and wellness hotels. One of our favourites is the elegant Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa. Here you can appreciate an award-winning day spa that’s certain to give you that necessary dose of Zen.

The Darling – Sydney

Amidst the frenetic energy of Pyrmont lies a sanctuary of relaxation – welcome to The Darling. This modern hotel has a lot to be proud of. Firstly, it is the only hotel in Sydney to have been awarded the prestigious Forbes five-star rating. Secondly, the in-house Darling Spa packs a punch as far as spas in Sydney go.

The Langham – Sydney

The Langham provides a hotel experience that can best be described as timeless elegance. Nestled in the heart of the Rocks district, the hotel features a classic aesthetic, blending antique furnishings, printed fabrics, and marble bathrooms.

Spicers Vineyards Estate – Hunter Valley

Nothing quite evokes the fantasy of a wellness retreat more than Spicers Vineyards Estate. Set in the heart of NSW’s famed Hunter Valley, this five-star estate is the ideal place to catch up on a little R&R time. Check into the Luxury Spa Suite, which features bluestone fireplaces, vineyard views, and a spa bath with a rain shower.

Wolgon Valley Resort & Spa – Wolgon Valley

If you’re happy to drop some serious cash for your next wellness weekend away, Wolgon Valley Resort & Spa awaits you. The retreat is housed in a classic stone building, reminiscent of a rural Australian homestead. Think wide verandahs, exposed stone walls, and timber flooring. The 40 individual suites are equally impressive, and feature private decks that come with your very own swimming pool. Heaven!