The 10 Best Hotel Gyms in Europe
These top-notch hotel gyms will give you the best fitness experience while visiting Europe.
The hotel gym used to be an afterthought for travelers and hotels alike. It was often tucked away in a room the size of a closet, windowless and containing a few cardio machines and maybe a set of light dumbbells. But things are changing.
Many hotels are beginning to understand that health and fitness are important to more and more travelers these days. In an effort to court the growing number of fitness-minded travelers, hotels are building bigger and better gyms.
We've analyzed reviews, spoken with hotel operators, looked at countless photos, and visited many in person, all while taking into account factors like space, equipment, views, and convenience.
These are our picks for the ten best hotel gyms in Europe.
St Martins Lane Hotel has partnered with London’s GymBox to provide guests with a unique workout experience adjacent to the luxury boutique hotel. It features state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment, Olympic-sized boxing rings, huge ‘hammer strength’ free weights sections, hip-hop belly dancers, and cage fighters.
Classes and personal training are also available. St Martins Lane Hotel guests have complimentary access to GymBox and receive free gym kit laundering (limited to three items per day). It's the largest hotel gym in Europe and has spin rooms, nightly resident DJs, and laser-lit dance studios. That's hard to top.
Club Olympus Spa and Fitness at the Grand Hyatt spans almost 9,000 square feet and offers stunning views of Berlin from the top floor. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day and offers the latest cardio machines, plus free weights and personal training.
Conservatorium Hotel - Amsterdam
The gym in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre in the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam is over 1,600 square feet and is a beautiful facility. Cardio machines, free weights, and classes in yoga, meditation, boxing, and TRX are offered.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia - Milan
Located on the seventh floor, the fitness center at Excelsior Hotel Gallia is open 24 hours a day and offers magnificent views of Milan through floor-to-ceiling windows. The gym has cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, and a stretching room with yoga mats. Personal trainers and a self-service juice bar are also available as well as complimentary water, towels, and headphones.
Clarion Hotel - Stockholm
The Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm provides guests with an exceptional gym full of a variety of fitness equipment. This gym is perfect for functional fitness enthusiasts and Crossfitters, with things like gymnastic rings and kettlebells.
Grand Hotel Kempinski - Geneva
Le Fitness Club at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva is a state-of-the-art facility with a ton of machines and some of the best fitness coaches. There's also a yoga studio and the largest private indoor swimming pool in Geneva.
Clarion Congress Hotel - Prague
The Wellness and Fitness Centre at Clarion Congress Hotel is state-of-the-art and features a wellness zone, cardio zone, fitness zone, aerobic hall, and swimming pool.
The W Barcelona
The 300 square meter Fit fitness center at the W Barcelona is open 24 hours a day. It has everything from treadmills and elliptical trainers to boxing bags and personal training. There's even an outdoor fitness program and Pilates and yoga classes on stand up paddleboards.
Blue Palace - Crete
The fitness center at the Blue Palace in Crete, Greece provides guests with the latest fitness technology combined with an energy-filled space due to the floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the gym with plenty of light. Cardio machines, free weights, and a range of fitness classes are available at one of Europe's most beautiful hotels.
If you're planning a visit to Europe and you care about your fitness, these ten hotels must be considered. Do yourself a favor and make time to workout while you travel. Stay at one of these hotels and your experience will be all the more enjoyable.
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Cover Photo Credit: The W Barcelona