Best Spa Resorts in the World: Evian Resort in France
Evian Resort is located in France on the south bank of Lake Geneva, 28 miles from Geneva. This is a classic health spa resort offering numerous relaxing spa treatments and vacation activities in a beautiful lakeside setting. The resort dates back to the 1900s which is reflected in its grand exterior and interior design. Because of its services and beautiful location, the resort gets our vote for best spa vacation spots. Evian is one of the top spa vacations in Europe.
The resort features a three-story spa and beauty facility featuring massages, hydrotherapy, body and relaxation treatments. The Better Living Institute at the resort offers programs tailored to guests' individual needs. For example, the 5-day Re-energise Plan incorporates Flexibility massage and other treatments to re-energise your body. Another program, the 6-day Objective Lightness program features manual lymphatic drainage, cellulite massage and pressure therapy.
Guests at Evian Resort can choose from a number of vacation activities, including golf at the Evian Masters Golf Club, swimming, tennis, archery, squash and climbing. There is also an outdoor and an indoor pool, a steam sauna and a gym.
Nearby vacation activities include trekking, mountain biking, canyoning, snow-shoe walking, snowboarding and glacier skiing.
Just For Kids
The Children's Club at the resort has a pool, restaurant, indoor and outdoor play areas, a dance studio, multimedia room and a theatre. Daily programs are offered for kids ages 2 to 11, as well as for the 12-16 age group.
Rooms and Suites
Accommodations are offered at two separate hotels. Hotel Royal, built in 1909, has 154 rooms and suites decorated in elegant French style. Hotel Ermitage, built in 1907, has 91 luxury rooms and suites. All the furniture at the resort was specially designed by English decorators from rosewood, Cuban mahogany, lemon tree, oak and ash. Hotel walls feature idyllic frescoes depicting fruit and flowers.
Where to Eat
The resort has several restaurants, ranging from casual pool-side dining to elegant dinners. Guests can also enjoy healthy spa cuisine inspired by nutritherapy, phytotherapy and Chinese medicine.
Evian Resort is located lakeside on 40 acres. The hotel is about 45 minutes by car from Geneva airport.
Best Time to Go & Getting There
The hotel is closed for several weeks in December and January for renovations. The closest airport is in Geneva, where you can rent a car or take a taxi. From the airport, one way taxi rates start at Euro 88 for up to 3 people. To arrange a limousine and for other transfer options, contact the hotel directly. Free transfer service is provided to the hotel from the Evian train station.
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Rates stat at 257 Euro.
The Royal Parc Evian Spa Resort, South Bank of Lake Geneva , BP 8, Evian Les Bains cedex , France, +33-4-5026-8500, website