On-line Guide: Spas in Nice
Are you in need of some Climatotherapy? Probably…if only you knew what it was? Well, tell your boss you simply must head down to the French Riviera as your doctor has signed you off for a course of Climatotherapy – warm weather therapy - which has actually been a thing since the 17th century. Your boss still not convinced? Well perhaps throw in that even author Robert Louis Stevenson, was prescribed the French Riviera when he was a mere 12 year-old lad and Treasure Island wasn’t written yet. So, to get back that mojo, you must simply go. Right now.
Many of our guests ask for spas for when they stay with us, wanting to combine winter sunshine and walks down the Promenade with a French Riviera spa day – few do relaxation and beauty better.
If you’re tempted too, here’s an insider’s guide to the top-rated day spas in Nice, with prices correct as at November 2018.
23 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, 06000 Nice
+33 4 93 92 51 08
Located in central Nice, L’Instant Spa combines technology and beauty, offering quality services for a reasonable price. At its heart, the spa is a centre of well-being, and offers massages, hot stone treatments, and exfoliation packages (Rituals of the World, Californian, Hot Stones...). They are also pioneers in anti-ageing treatments, and provide facial care, teeth whitening, hair removal, and tanning packages. The spa itself has five solariums.
Staff speak both French and English.
Couples treatments available.
Le Spa 27
27 Promenade des Anglais 06000 Nice
+33 4 92 14 86 86
Recently reopened, le Spa 27 is part of the 4-star Westminster hotel and is located on the famous Promenade des Anglais. It’s divided in to three spaces: a fitness and relaxation room (with sauna, steam-room, and counter-current pool), a beauty/spa area (with three treatment booths, a balneotherapy booth, and a VIP double booth), and a relaxation area with salt wall and a selection of teas.
Le Spa 27 offers a wide variety of treatments, including those by Sothys® and Thalgo®, and has packages starting from 90€.
Open daily 9am-8pm
Beauty centre and massages 10am-7pm
247 Route de la Lauvette, 06340 Cantaron
+33 4 93 81 13 22
Set in idyllic surroundings far away from the noise of the city (the spa is a 15-minute drive from Nice centre), Harmonice is a place of pure tranquillity; a private villa with impressive sea views. Its remote location means that a car is needed, but it is well-worth the trip. Highly trained staff bring their experience and expertise from far-flung countries including Thailand and India, and treatments include Turkish baths, facials, hot stone treatments, and a wide range of different massages.
Harmonice is a self-proclaimed ‘feng-shui environment’, and offers an introduction to meditation and massage courses alongside the more traditional treatments.
Open daily 9am-7pm
30€ surcharge for Sundays and bank holidays
84 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, 06000
Nice +33 6 43 57 95 97
Purely for massage, Bodywork is the ultimate place to come to relax and relieve stress. Highly qualified massage practitioner Andrea Daumas has a wealth of experience, takes in to account individual needs, and uses a range of different techniques to provide the best, most relaxing experience possible. Her league of loyal followers speak of her expertise; praising her skill, compassion, and comfortable treatment space. Andrea speaks fluent French and English.
Prices start from 70€ for a one-hour massage
50 Boulevard Victor Hugo, 06000 Nice
+33 4 93 16 41 00
Located in the Musiciens area, Spa Splendid is an easy place to schedule a Swedish massage, pedicure, or body scrub. The friendly and professional staff are highly trained and speak good English, and there are three treatment cabins, a shop, a relaxation room, and a whirlpool bath.
On the top floor of Splendid Hotel and Spa, there is a panoramic restaurant offering a stunning view, tasty food, and live music.
Open daily 10am-7pm (10am-4pm on Wednesdays)