The latest on our go-to spas in Hong Kong – from long, luxe massages to fast, effective facials and cheap and cheerful foot rubs.
What better way to unplug for some “me time” than with a visit to one of our favourite spas? Thankfully, Hong Kong has something for every body and budget; whether you’re able to escape to one of the hotel spas for a luxe facial or, pop in for a soothing foot massage during your lunch break. While we never mind being spoiled for choice, our latest round-up is here to help you avoid analysis paralysis and maybe even find a new place for pampering.
Luxury Spas In Hong Kong
Budget-Friendly Spas In Hong Kong (treatments under $1,000)
Top Spas In The New Territories And Outlying Islands
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Luxury Spas In Hong Kong
Bliss Spa, W Hotel – Luxurious spa with state-of-the-art facilities
Mamas always deserve an indulgent spa day and we wouldn’t shy away from Bliss Spa‘s over 150 prestige treatments and luxurious Heat and Water facilities such as the vitality pool, Himalayan salt stone sauna, aroma steam, ice fountain and more, all of which boast stunning harbour views. If you are really looking to treat yourself, check out the signature “My Bliss My Way” package including bespoke treatment and a seasonal nutrition menu. Or book the “Massage-holic’s Daydream” package, experiencing premier massages and taking a dip in Hong Kong’s highest outdoor skyline pool. Trust us, you won’t want to leave.
Find out more about Bliss Spa’s packages here.
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Bliss Spa, 72/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2797, Facebook: W Hong Kong, Instagram: @whongkong, www.whongkong-x.com
The Mandarin Spa – Swanky spa full of heritage and character
Walking into The Mandarin Spa feels like stepping back in time, taking in the classic Chinese-inspired décor and stunning signature scent. A true Hong Kong institution, this is the place to be for pure indulgence at the hands of some of the best masseurs and facialists in the business.
The Mandarin Spa, The Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4888, www.mandarinoriental.com
The Spa at Base Camp, Kerry Hotel – Healing rituals in opulent surroundings
The rich, natural textures and tones of The Spa at Base Camp set the scene superbly for a few hours of urban opulence. We’ve got our eye on the Escape for the Day package to kick start things with a yoga or personal training session, followed by a light poolside lunch and ending with a choice of two 60-minute treatments from the spa menu (from $3,250). The Spa also provides a remedy for aching muscles after long runs or intense workouts with its deep-tissue sports massage ($1,300 for 90 minutes).
The Spa at Base Camp, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong, 2252 5350, www.shangri-la.com/kerry
Asaya at Rosewood Hong Kong – Specialist spa for wellcations
Even a stroll through Asaya’s urban garden outside the spa leaves us feeling Zen. Inside, it only gets better with Rosewood’s state-of-the-art design features and pristine layout. Even the regular overnight getaway is upgraded to a wellcation for guests to enjoy a blend of wellness classes, restorative treatments, expert-led therapy sessions and nourishing meals from Asaya Kitchen – prices vary according to programme requirements and start at $3,750 for a weekday daycation.
Asaya, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3891 8588, www.rosewoodhotels.com
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The Peninsula Spa – Lavish spa for a special occasion
Few places say old school Hong Kong glamour like The Peninsula and The Spa is as plush as you’d imagine with expansive facilities and magnificent surroundings. Whether you’re looking for an indulgent dose of self-care or want to celebrate a special occasion, The Peninsula Spa gives five-star feels for physical, emotional and spiritual relaxation. Two hours of spa time comes in at $2,880 from Mondays to Thursdays (great for taking some time away from work or kids!).
The Peninsula Spa, 7/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2696 6682, www.peninsula.com
The Spa at Four Seasons – Indulgent wellness with a view
Taking a more contemporary twist on luxury wellness, The Spa at Four Seasons provides a haven of tranquillity, with floor-to-ceiling windows. Mamas and mamas-to-be can enjoy some well-deserved pre-and postnatal care with the Nurturing Maternity spa package. If you’re trying to be more present and a digital detox sounds appealing, you can log off in style with activities like mindfulness workshops and meditation sessions.
The Spa at Four Seasons, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8900, www.fourseasons.com
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Budget-Friendly Spas In Hong Kong (Treatments Under $1,000)
The Slow – Stripped back spa sanctuary in Kennedy Town perfect for massages and bodywork
Going back to basics in the best way, The Slow is designed to take you on a wellness wind-down with its clean, calming interior lines and chilled ambience. Styling itself as a source of holistic healing and happiness, there is plenty to choose from within the broad range of treatments – from massage and bodywork to cupping and ear candling. With prices starting at just $148 for a 20-minute head, neck and shoulder massage, we think the value for this hygge hideaway is pretty unbeatable!
The Slow, Shop A, G/F, Luen Gay Apartments, 9 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, Whatsapp: 9320 6123, www.theslowhk.com
Essential Spa – A staple on the spa scene for over 20 years
With many locations across Hong Kong, the longevity of Essential Spa in the city is down to the quality of service, convenience and excellent price point. Customers keep coming back for treatments like the aromatic massage ($780) and the deep tissue massage ($730). A 25-minute body scrub costs $380 and we have to say the chocolate fondue body mask ($880) sounds as delicious as it does intriguing.
Essential Spa, G/F Shop B1 & 1/F, 2 Somerset Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, 3188 1919, www.essentialspa.com.hk
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The Melomist – Get your glow back with a facial
Conveniently located in Central, although The Melomist offers massages, waxing and manicures, it may be best known for its lengthy list of innovative and technology-focused facial treatments. You can book an express facial ($680) for immediate and effective results. We love the special services for teens and little ones too, where a mani for 4 to 8 years old comes in at just $180 – a bargain!
The Melomist, 3/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, No, 37-43 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2450 2220, www.melomist.com
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Aesop – Skincare SOS to mitigate maskne
Aesop is known for using quality ingredients that are suitable for sensitive skin. Living in Hong Kong means constant exposure to pollution and UV rays so, we are always looking for ways to give our skin some much-needed TLC. Aesop facials are formulated to stimulate and nourish the skin during 60- or 75-minute appointments (from $920) in the calm, welcoming facial treatment space at Harbour City, created in partnership with Mlkk Studio.
Aesop, Room 1415, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, 7-11 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2110 5009, www.aesop.com
Zhen Foot Spa & Body Massage – A Central classic for foot massage and reflexology
Focusing on reflexology, Zhen Spa has stood the test of time in its unassuming location, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the daily Hong Kong grind. Step into the peaceful, spacious spa and get snug in one of the comfy massage chairs. With plenty of experienced therapists, it’s the ideal place to pop in for a quick breather during a busy day in Central; a 50-minute foot massage will set you back at only $288. Private rooms are available for other treatments.
Zhen Foot Spa & Body Massage, 18/f, Century Square, 1 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 3980, www.facebook.com/zhenhk
THANN Sanctuary – Natural therapies in a calming environment
THANN exploded onto the beauty scene in Hong Kong a few years ago and left us all lusting after its gorgeous face and body products. Luckily, the THAAN Sanctuary spa is equally as alluring, providing us with a tranquil oasis away from the frenetic pace of everyday life. Body therapies can be tailored to THAAN’s collections, such as Oriental Essence or Eden Breeze and facial treatments all come in under $1,000.
THANN Sanctuary, Room 1010-11, 10/F, 11 Canton Road, World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3689 4391, www.thannsanctuary.com.hk
Spas In The New Territories And Outlying Islands For Massages And Treatments
- Hava Massage – On hand to come straight to your door for facials and massages in the comfort of your own home. Therapists can travel across Hong Kong and prices start from $470. www.hava.com.hk
- Martha Beauty, Tseung Kwan O – View the treatment menu – prices from $188 for a 25-minute head, neck and shoulder massage – and pre-book your appointment via WhatsApp for this no-frills but enjoyable experience. WhatsApp: 5703 6861
- Melo Spa, Sha Tin – Take a few hours out to de-stress with a Melo Meditation package (from $2,530 for three hours) which includes a seaweed bath, a deep tissue massage and a foot massage. www.hyatt.com
- Pen’s Thai Massage & Spa, Lamma Island – Promoting peace and love with Thai, oil or foot massages, facials and manicure and pedicure services. www.facebook.com/PensThaiMassageandSpa
- Pure Massage, Yuen Long – If you find yourself in Yuen Long, it’s worth stopping by the store for some foot care: try the Shanghai-style pedicure (from $198) followed by a foot massage with rose bath salts ($238). www.puremassage.com.hk
- Siam Botanicals, Tuen Mun – Although the spa is compact, Thai aromatherapists combine traditional ingredients with modern concepts for maximum harmony and relaxation in a clean and cosy environment. www.hotelcozi.com
- Spa Botanica, Discovery Bay – Anyone planning a bougie bachelorette party can book in early to secure some of the ten private spa rooms for a classy celebration. www.aubergediscoverybay.com
- Thai Pailin, Lantau Island – A modest, affordable spa which is clean, well-priced and delivers good service from friendly staff. WhatsApp: 9062 0148
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