Skip to main content

Most beautiful hotels with Spa or Thalasso : Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Discover inspirations, exceptional addresses, here and elsewhere


Are you looking for the most beautiful hotels with spa in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region? Discover without further delay the most beautiful structures for a luxurious or romantic stay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. In addition to enjoying a sublime room in an exceptional establishment, you enter the heart of the largest mountain region in Europe. As soon as you arrive in this territory with its singular character, let yourself be seduced by its extraordinary landscapes.

Stroll through the mountains, volcanoes, lakes, famous winter sports resorts, regional nature parks or typical villages. To take a huge breath of fresh air, choose this region with a thousand and one facets without further delay.


 

Spa hotel stay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Extend your stay or your weekend in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by discovering the activities available near your spa hotel.  By choosing a hotel accommodation with a spa, you are guaranteed to experience restful and soothing nights. We reveal you a panel of offers, places to discover, walks, lakes, volcanoes, caves, castles, parks and unusual activities. Annecy, Belleville-en-Beaujolais, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Grenoble, Courchevel, Lyon, Megève, Valence, Vichy...here are some ideas of cities full of activities and spa hotels for a weekend or a stay.

 

Organize your romantic stay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

 

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating break with your lover in a spa hotel. Whether in the Rhône, Puy-de-Dôme, Ain, Haute-Savoie, Ardèche or Savoie, you are bound to find what you are looking for for a romantic getaway. Indeed, each department is full of bewitching landscapes. So, follow us to discover our selection of must-sees.

 

The Rhône, the inevitable destination for gastronomy

 

It is impossible for us to talk about the Rhône without mentioning the city of Lyon. Only 2 hours by train from Paris and 1 hour from Avignon (in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur), the city of lights has many romantic activities in store for you.

Depending on your desires, enjoy a lunch or a dinner cruise on the Rhône and the Saône. Admire the emblematic monuments of Lyon, the city of the gones, from the water and through huge windows.  The Old Lyon and Confluence districts, the Confluences museum, the Rhône and Saône river banks, the Fourvière basilica, the old law courts, the Saint-Jean cathedral, the Croix-Rousse hill and the Barbe island will pass before your eyes. During this excursion, you will taste a tasty and gourmet cuisine.

But if you are not a cruise enthusiast, other alternatives are available to you to discover all the riches of the city of Lyon. If you are passing through this city, take a walk in the historic center classified as a UNESCO heritage site or in the Parc de la Tête d'Or. But above all, don't miss an invigorating break in one of the 20 restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide, such as Paul Bocuse's restaurant or in a traditional Lyonnais "bouchon". But be sure to make reservations. Because yes, Lyon is famous for its gastronomy and has held the title of capital of gastronomy since 1935. So one thing is sure, if you are in Lyon, you will undoubtedly succumb to its delicacies such as the praline pie, the golden palet or the bugnes.

 

Haute-Savoie : between mountains and lakes

 

Annecy-le-vieux, Sallanches, Evian-les-bains, Thonon-les-Bains, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Megève...here are some ideas of towns and resorts where you can put your luggage for a few days in Haute-Savoie. We recommend you to sail on the most beautiful lakes of this territory such as Lake Geneva or Lake Annecy, one of the purest lakes in Europe. If you have time to spare, spend a few days in the Venice of the Alps, Annecy, and wander through its charming cobbled streets, colorful buildings, Pont des Amours and along its lake. For an unforgettable activity, let yourself be tempted by a paragliding flight over Lake Annecy and from the Col de la Forclaz. One thing is sure, you will be amazed.

Take the altitude and discover all the treasures of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Once you arrive in this resort, take the Aiguille du Midi cable car and let yourself be dazzled by the beauty of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A high mountain experience that we recommend you to live at least once in your life.

If you feel like it, go to the biggest winter sports resorts like Avoriaz, Morzine, Le Grand Bornand or La Clusaz. You will be immersed in a magical setting thanks to the presence of beautiful mountain chalets, covered in snow during the winter season. You will discover authentic villages, dotted with mountain chalets and old farms. In Avoriaz, you can enjoy a car-free resort and its futuristic architecture.

 

Savoie, the nature destination par excellence

 

Schedule a boat trip on the great natural lake of France, the Lac du Bourget in Aix-les-Bains. Observe during this cruise the Abbey of Hautecombe, the wild banks, the breathtaking landscapes and immense mountains. Afterwards, we suggest you stroll through the narrow streets of Chambéry, Albertville and Aix-les-Bains, a city with belle époque architecture. You will have enough to make beautiful pictures! Finally, we recommend that you extend your Savoyard experience by going to the ski resorts of Valmorel, Méribel, Courchevel, Tignes, Val d'Isère or Les Arcs. We are sure that you know the names of these resorts without having ever been there. This is normal, as Savoie is known worldwide for its ski areas.

 

The Puy-de-Dôme and the Cantal, lands of volcanoes

 

The landscapes in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are diversified. The Cantal offers extraordinary panoramas as does the Puy-de-Dôme department with the Chaîne des Puys. Hiking in the Cantal Massif will allow you to discover the largest volcano in Europe.

 

The Ain, a territory full of caves, lakes, ponds, waterfalls and natural sites

 

Not far from Lyon, Mâcon or Geneva, the department of Ain contains magnificent natural spots. The lake of Nantua, the caves of Cerdon, the gorges of the Ain or the losses of the Valserine can be the object of a beautiful escape. 

If you are a golfer, the golf course of La Bresse is a must. It is one of the most beautiful in the region because of its rolling greens.

 

The Ardèche, an exceptional natural setting

 

Head to the Ardeche for a beautiful romantic trip. Take your camera and go to admire the most beautiful spots of the department. Among them, we recommend the Gorges de l'Ardèche, the Pont d'Arc, the Ray Pic waterfall and the Mont Gerbier de Jonc. 

Nevertheless, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is so big that we can't be exhaustive about the numerous romantic activities in all the departments. But you can already be inspired by the ideas we have revealed. Isère, Drôme, Loire, Haute-Loire and Allier are also territories with undeniable charm. In short, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region oscillates between mountainous and volcanic landscapes. This territory with its countless riches abounds in activities of all kinds. Whether you are a couple or not, with friends or family, you are bound to find what you like, not far from your spa hotel!

 

Plan your well-being stay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

 

You don't need to go to a heavenly island on the other side of the world to disconnect and recharge your batteries. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is full of hotels with spas, thermal baths and beautiful wellness addresses. Today, it is even the third most popular spa region in France. All you have to do is choose: spa, massage, hammam, thermal spa, treatment...

 

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and its thermal spas

 

To offer you a moment of pure relaxation and tranquility, go and bask in one of the thermal spas of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. And you are spoilt for choice! There are no less than 24 spas in this region. Among them, those of Evian-les-Bains and Vichy are very famous. But we suggest you to visit the Belle Époque style Grands Thermes de la Bourboule, the Domaine de Marlioz thermal baths in Aix-les-Bains, the thermal baths of Brides-les-Bains, the thermal baths of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains or the thermal baths of Vals-les-Bains.

 

Other wellness activities: spas, spa hotels, private spas

 

On the other hand, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region contains majestic spas located in idyllic places. We recommend you to try QC Terme Chamonix, a spa nestled in the middle of nature facing the magnificent mountains and the Mont Blanc massif. More than 30 wellness activities such as a sensory course, massages and treatments, an infinity pool, thermal relaxation rooms and much more await you in this 3000m² jewel. Similarly, the Relais & Châteaux Parc & Spa Georges Blanc hotel in Vonnas, Ain, is also a unique wellness place of 1500m² full of elegance and charm. There, you will enjoy a heated and fun swimming pool, an infrared sauna, an indoor jacuzzi, a hammam, a fitness room, relaxation areas and massage and treatments.

 

Spa hotels in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes such as the Four Season Megève, the hotel Les Granges d'en Haut in Les Houches, the Écrin Blanc Resort in Courchevel, the KaÏla in Méribel, the Armancette Hotel, Chalets & Spa in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains offer you extraordinary wellness areas. On the program, you will find swimming pools, hammam, jacuzzi, sauna and even fitness rooms. Extend your moment of relaxation by letting yourself be seduced by a treatment.

Would you like to share a private moment that a hotel spa cannot offer you? Choose the Bali Spa in Vienna and enjoy a room with a private jacuzzi and a private sauna.

Escape to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and to a luxury spa hotel to live unforgettable stays. Mountain villages, medieval cities, thermal baths, castles, starred gastronomic restaurants...you get the picture, you have the choice. It's time to live magnificent moments by opting for the activities that we are now revealing to you.

 

Luxury stopover in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

 

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has a very rich cultural and natural heritage. We present you the places not to be missed for a nice trip with family, couple or friends.

The Unique Hôtel Spa team remembers its walks in majestic sites. And we can tell you, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has some very beautiful nuggets recognized by UNESCO. We can only recommend you to discover the architectural work of Le Corbusier, the historic center of Lyon, the Chauvet 2 cave, the Chaîne des Puys, the buildings of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route such as the Notre-Dame-du-Port basilica in Clermont-Ferrand, the Notre-Dame cathedral and the Hôtel-Dieu in Puy-en-Velay and the world geoparks such as the Beaujolais, the Monts d'Ardèche, the Chablais and the Bauges Massif.

In addition to its classified sites, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is home to many castles. Discover the treasures nestled near Lyon, Grenoble, Clermont-Ferrand, Valence and Saint-Etienne. Travel through the centuries and learn about French history by exploring the castle of Murol in the Puy-de-Dôme, Val in the Cantal, Grignan in the Drôme, Menthon-Saint-Bernard in the Haute-Savoie or the castle of Bouthéon in the Loire.

If you feel like it, continue this luxurious stopover in the most French villages of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. And there are plenty of them. The medieval city of Yvoire in Haute-Savoie and Pérouges in Ain, the picturesque village of Balazuc in Ardèche, the small village of Oingt in Rhône, the village of Lavaudieu in Haute-Loire, Usson in Puy-de-Dôme, Salers in Cantal are all ideal for beautiful bucolic walks.

 

Program idea for a stay / weekend in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

 

You are planning a stay or a weekend in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes but you don't know in which department to go? Discover without further ado our ideas for a tour in the Rhône and its surroundings. For your first night, book a room at the Villa Maïa.*****. This spa hotel perched on the Fourvière hill will offer you a breathtaking view of the city of Lyon and sometimes even of the Alps and the Mont-Blanc if the weather is good. This place is also a real favorite for the whole team of Unique Hôtel Spa. Also, according to the opinion of our community and the average score obtained by Tripadvisor customers, this spa hotel is a must for its quality / price ratio and its positioning.

 

Day 1: Visit of Lyon

 

First time in the Rhône? What better way to start your stay or your weekend than to discover the city of Lyon. In the morning, after your night in your spa hotel or your arrival in the City of Lights, discover the Old Lyon, the Basilica of Fourvière, the ruins of the Ancient Theater of the ancient Lugdunum. At noon, exalt your taste buds with succulent dishes by lunching at Paul Bocuse, the Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant par excellence. After this invigorating break, stroll through the Parc de la Tête d'Or and its botanical garden or take a boat ride on its lake. At the end of the day, when you return to your spa hotel, treat yourself to a moment of relaxation by entering the spa area of your establishment. Relax in the pool, jacuzzi, hammam, sauna or let yourself be tempted by a treatment.

 

Day 2 : Visit of Annecy

 

After your restful night in your spa hotel and for your second day in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, we advise you to take the train and discover the Venice of the Alps, otherwise known as Annecy. For a day, wander through the cobbled streets of the old town and its colorful buildings, along the lake or let yourself be tempted by a bike ride along Lake Annecy

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region that lends itself to a rejuvenating and exotic stay because of its many spas, its mountains and its beautiful cities such as Lyon, Annecy or Aix-les-Bains. In addition to spending wonderful nights in an exceptional spa hotel, you will discover breathtaking landscapes. Between mountains and volcanoes, you will leave with a lot of memories. Relaxation, dazzling and gastronomy will be the key words of your stay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Don't wait any longer to book a room or a suite in a spa hotel or Relais & Châteaux in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.  

FAQ


Is it possible to find a spa hotel with a budget of 100 euros per night in Rhône-Alpes ?

Yes, the Golden Tulip spa hotel in Aix-les-Bains is an establishment known for its accessibility, which makes it a reference for both well-being lovers and business travelers.


For a family stay in Rhône-Alpes, which spa hotel to choose?

Many spa hotels in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes can accommodate families. We think in particular of the Royal Evian Hotel and the Lyon Métropole Hotel which have a kid resort / club. For an original proposal, your family could stay in a chalet with Les Granges d’en Haut. Also, the city of Annecy hosts the annual animation festival, an opportunity to stay with the family at the Impérial Palace!


Which spa hotel to choose for a gastronomic stay in Rhône-Alpes?

Since you are looking for the most beautiful stars of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, you should know that "La Table d’Armante" three-starred gourmet restaurant of the spa hotel Armancette is a must in the region. Also in the mountains, the Royal Evian Hotel offers 3 different cuisines, one of which is starred. Finally, for city dwellers and epicureans, a visit to the starred restaurant "Têtedoie" at Villa Maia in Lyon will be one of your best ideas for a gastronomic stay.


Which spa hotel to choose for a wellness stay in Rhône-Alpes?

All the hotels with spas in our selection are perfect for a wellness stay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes!   For a non-exhaustive selection, we can recommend Au Cœur du Village and its Cristal Spa Carita and Cinq Mondes. Hotels with Black Bass spa and Château de Bagnols working with our partner Sothys Paris. Above all, don’t miss the large wellness areas of the Chabichou and Rivage Hôtel & Spa (respectively 1,100 m² and 1,000 m² of treatments). And finally, a team of qualified masseurs, physiotherapists and osteopaths will take care of you at the Mercure Arcs 1800 hotel.


Which spa hotel near a ski resort to choose in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe?

Being the largest mountain region in Europe, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is full of spa hotels near a ski resort. Among them, we can only recommend the Ecrin Blanc, the Chabichou, the Kaila, the Marmotte and the Mercure Arcs 1800.


Which spa hotel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to choose for a stay between lake and mountain?

Around Lake Annecy, you will find the Black Bass, the Abbaye de Talloires, the Impérial Palace or the Rivage Hôtel & Spa.


Which are the most romantic hotels with spa in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes?

In a postcard setting with multiple pleasures, the Abbaye de Talloires is a superb proposal for a romantic stay. Otherwise, the Château de Pizay will offer you history and romance while the Villa Maia spa hotel will present you the most beautiful view of Lyon.


What are the most beautiful hotels with spa in Lyon?

For a stay in Lyon, we suggest you discover 3 hotels with spa. First of all, the Boscolo offering a Haussmannian architectural style, Venetian chic and great references from Lyon. Then, the Lyon Métropole hotel, recently renovated and becoming the largest intramural spa in France. Finally, the 5-star spa hotel Villa Maia, Leading Hotels of the World! !


Is it possible to have a wellness stay in a castle in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes?

Yes, in order to realize a wellness stay in a castle, we advise you the Château de Bagnols and the Château de Pizay!


In the spotlight !

Following the fire, the Chalet-Hotel & Spa La Marmotte reopens its doors!

After a few weeks of closure, we are happy to announce the reopening of the spa hotel La Marmotte and its partners, following the fire that took place on Wednesday 27th July. The teams are ready to welcome you again, in the best conditions!

Read more

Le Castellet spa nominated for the Luxe Global Awards and the World Luxury Spa Awards

We are pleased to learn that the Hotel Spa du Castellet has been selected for the Luxe Global Awards and for the third consecutive year for the World Luxury Spa Awards (grand prize winner of the 2021 edition).

Read more

Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa twice crowned

We just found out a few weeks ago. Coquillade Provence Resort & Spa has been named the best Resort Hotel in France and 24th hotel in the world at Travel + Leisure's World's Awards 2022. Today, we take a closer look at this highly deserved award.

Read more

Ever more gourmet, L'Oustau de Baumanière now has its own chocolate factory!

The chocolate factory of the Oustau de Baumanière opened its doors in 2022. Come and enjoy the creations of Brandon Dehan Julien Despaquis. Gourmet bars, pure bars, boxes of sweets or confectionery according to the seasons will be available.

Read more