5 great Ottawa spas
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Monday, 09 July 2012 17:29
A vacation is the perfect excuse to get pampered, and while staying at a hotel in Ottawa, guests don't have to look far to indulge in the Canadian capital's many spa treatment facilities. From outdoor, zen-like wellness centres to European-inspired spas, Ottawa has everything a traveller could ever want.
Not sure where to start? Here's a guide to 5 top spas in Ottawa:
Nestled in the midst of the magnificent Gatineau Hills, Le Nordik is a nature lover's paradise, featuring tranquil waterfalls, outdoor hot tubs, sauna rooms and of course, dozens of luxurious spa treatments. Time seems to stand still when travellers first enter the beautiful grounds, and guests can rejuvenate their body and mind with hot stone massages or Swedish deep tissue kneads.
Au Naturel Wellness and Medical Spa
Travellers looking for a serious massage should go to Au Naturel, where highly trained masseuses create a special treatment catered to more complex medical conditions. Located at the Brookstreet Hotel, the spa center has 12 separate treatment rooms along with Vichy and hydrofusion options for guests looking to open up their pores and totally relax before receiving a massage.
Inspired by Scandinavian baths, the Bleu Spa comes alive at night when its outdoor hot tubs are illuminated in a bright shade of royal blue. Known for incredible facial treatments and outdoor yoga sessions, Bleu is ideal for travellers who want to experience a full-body makeover, inside and out.
Ladies who want to catch up on the latest gossip over a cocktail and pedicure can book an appointment at Holtz Spa, which also offers maple spa treatments that uses local maple products.
Bourget Inn and Spa Resort
Want to step outside the city for a few days? The Bourget Inn and Spa Resort is located about 25 minutes away from Ottawa and boasts a reputation for being one of the best spa resorts near the city. Bourget is a one-stop shop for luxury, featuring a gourmet restaurant, outdoor pools and a full line of spa treatments on site.