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John_H 12.01.2021 21:10

What SPAs are there ..
 
Looking for a SPA, thermal type place within a couple of hours of Nyon area.. Vaud, Valais, NE etc etc .. Just for a couple of nights in Feb..

I've looked at various like Lavey, Ovronnaz, couple of others and they are in the region of 500+ per night +food, for 4 people it gets expensive.

I'm really reluctant to pay this sort of money when many of the facilities are restricted, eating out not possible etc.. Was recently at Salion and half of it was closed (before the fire).

We could just do airbnb for a change of scene but then we have no facilities etc.. prefer a hotel.

Are there others that worth a look? Requirements : Some kind of SPA for wife.. Bonus is skiing for me and the kids, second bonus is some other stuff like ice skating for the kids..

3Wishes 12.01.2021 21:15

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Some spas might be restricted too. What spa activities do you/she want? Massages and facials, etc. or just a wellness center?

MusicChick 12.01.2021 21:15

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Charmey. Brilliant. Bernaqua, Lavey and Yverdon. Ovronnaz was great, too. We are big spa fishes...

https://kaanapaliresort.com/wp-conte...11410176_n.jpg

We were in Saillon before it burnt, what a shame. The TV reports looked like it will take quite some time to fix.

Check online first, if you gotta reserve your entry.

Island Monkey 12.01.2021 21:21

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Leukerbad?

Mélusine 12.01.2021 21:27

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I love Ovronnaz. With the Appart-hotel system, you can cook or bring part of your meals which helps saving money. And it’s within walking distance from the ski slopes.

JackieH 12.01.2021 21:28

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Called Loèche-les-Bains in Romandie. Good skiing too at the top of Torrent. Hôtel Bristol is great, but not cheap, with their own spa. There is one right next to the Municipal spa- Hôtel Viktoria. We normally stay in an apartment at Les Naturelles apartments, then walk to the spas. Hôtel Alex is the best for quick and easy access to the Torrentbahn for skiing. Hôtel Griechting too.

Appartments at Ovronnaz vary a lot in size and position- but they are within the spa centre- so very easy access by internal corridors- several times a day if you wish. Good skiing too for a few days. Lucky we can use all of those as timeshare exchanges for very little cost.

runningdeer 12.01.2021 21:57

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When you used all caps in your title, I thought you were certainly looking for SPA Nyon... https://www.spalacote.ch/... daily pension rates are very reasonable. :D

st2lemans 12.01.2021 22:23

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The difference between SPA and spa is what, exactly?

Tom

bossie 12.01.2021 22:26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Mélusine (Post 3262441)
I love Ovronnaz. With the Appart-hotel system, you can cook or bring part of your meals which helps saving money. And it’s within walking distance from the ski slopes.

To me the water in Ovronnaz isn't warm enough. I've been there twice and both times felt chilly the whole time I was in the pools. Love the skiing, but would not recommend the thermal baths.

JackieH 12.01.2021 22:56

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wow I am surprised- we have been many times and it has always been really warm and lovely.

jimk 12.01.2021 22:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bossie (Post 3262471)
To me the water in Ovronnaz isn't warm enough. I've been there twice and both times felt chilly the whole time I was in the pools. Love the skiing, but would not recommend the thermal baths.

Anzere is a good place with spa/pools (small-ish and artificially heated but pretty warm water, saunas, hammam, massages and beautiful panoramic views of the Alps) and really cool skiing, especially for snowboarders. At the moment spas are closed in Valais, hopefully will re-open soon. We rent out our studio apartment in Anzere, right on the piste and 50 meters from the spa!

https://www.booking.com/hotel/ch/apa...anzere.de.html

runningdeer 12.01.2021 23:39

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Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3262470)
The difference between SPA and spa is what, exactly?

Tom

SPA, all caps, an abbreviation ; spa, not capped, a word usually referring to a thermal bath, etc..

Around here acronym SPA usually means société pour la protection des animaux.

FCBarca 13.01.2021 00:36

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Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées & Spa, I believe it is currently closed to outside clients but not for hotel guests - I think there is a reservation system but best to call to be certain considering how fluid the situation is

Been many times, smaller spa & thermal baths but very good

Vitam Park is decent too but in France (Neydens)

@MusicChick, I didn't realize there was a fire at the Bains de Saillon, shame - we liked that spa too. They had done renovations there not long ago too if I recall

Also, if you like spas I wonder if you've had the chance to visit Santispark in Abtwil - I think it's our favorite for kids

John_H 13.01.2021 20:28

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Thanks everybody ..

I read all of your suggestions carefully and then ignored all the good advice and booked a hotel in Leysin .. with a spa (lower case) sauna, pool harman etc..

We can use the toboggan park, ice rink, cut price ski passes .. etc..

Canton VD has some good offers at the moment, 20% off many places with welQome vouchers, 100chf offered by the tourist office. Plus the hotel had another 10% off .. So pretty good.

JackieH 13.01.2021 20:46

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Great, tell us how you get on and any recommendation, or not.


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