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Spa William Gray
Located within the Hôtel William Gray, a boutique hotel housed in two historical buildings dating back to the 18th century, Spa William Gray is a lovely getaway with its private treatment rooms and a small outdoor pool in the warmer months. The spa also features ultra-comfortable, high-end Gharieni beds on which to receive a hot quartz massage or Spa Wave sound system therapy. It is also possible to receive a classic massage, such as the Swedish relaxation massage. A Himalayan salt room, a restorative thermal circuit, a herbal sauna, a metabolic stimulating and purifying Signature Treatment, equal an ahhhh-some experience.
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Avie Spa & Coiffure
Located in the Springhill Suites Old Montréal, Avie Spa & Coiffure is just the spot for a primping session: there’s a hair salon onsite, as well as great mani and pedi stations, waxing services and a vast selection of body treatments. Come with a gang of girlfriends for a pre-wedding session or as a couple for a relaxing rest in the steam room before a great black-soap exfoliation treatment followed by hydration with argan oil.
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Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau
Located on a moored boat right on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port, Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau offers incredible views from its dry sauna and outdoor heated pools; you’ll see both the cityscape and the water extend before you. Go for a quiet, contemplative day on the water circuit alone or with a friend (though chatting will be at a minimum, to preserve the hushed ambiance). And make sure you try lunch at the onsite restaurant, La Traversée, serving refined, healthy cuisine.
Mann Grooming for Men
Nestled downtown within the Delta Hotels by Marriott Montréal, Mann Grooming for Men is the wellness version of a man-cave: a haven specialized in men’s services, ranging from expert straight-razor shaving to manicures, manscaping, spray-tanning, teeth whitening and more. Specialty services also include hair-loss treatments. Grab a gang of dudes and reserve a day of services before a big event or take an hour out of your busy schedule to refuel and recharge solo style.
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A getaway in Old Montréal located in the beautiful Hôtel Place d’Armes, Rainspa has a nice hammam (Montréal’s first!) where you can while away the hours with a friend or alone, as well as a list of treatments that ranges from indulgent to curative. For a romantic day, explore the couple’s massage, or if you’re tired from travel, take advantage of the reviving offerings such as the Traveler Care treatment, designed to relieve tired legs from air travel or excessive walking through exfoliation and a drainage massage.
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Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal
Located right on De la Commune Street on the edge of the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port, Scandinave Spa Vieux-Montréal is a beautifully designed spot for a reprieve from city life. Come alone, with your best friend or with your better half for a day in the Nordic spa, following the water circuit from hot to cold to hot again. For the full blissful package, break up the day with a massage: the spa offers a range of relaxing options, including a unique Lomi Atsu massage combining Hawaiian and Japanese techniques.
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Strøm spa nordique
A mere half-hour bus ride from downtown Montréal, Strøm Nordic Spa on Île-des-Sœurs is a nature spa that’s an ideal getaway both alone and for groups—it even has a meeting room. The attractive facilities include outdoor whirlpools, Nordic baths, Finnish saunas, a eucalyptus steam bath, waterfalls, and both indoor and outdoor relaxation areas complete with fireplaces.