International Christmas Spa Journey Day 5 – Five Golden Rings

29 Dec

Today our spa sojourn takes an international course (and in case you’re wondering, no jewelry is involved!)  And, I have to toot my own horn a little here – this luxury hotel and spa is perfect to bring the five golden rings to life.  

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, Five golden rings.

Yep, you are invited to spa like a czar in Moscow, Russia’s Golden Ring Hotel.  Skip the corporate owned franchises and enjoy true Soviet hospitality at this Russian owned palatial hotel where gold is omnipresent from the lobby to the rooms.  The name Golden Ring, actually, refers to a ring of religious cities north of Moscow. 


Breakfast with a View in the Wintergarden Restaurant

Breakfast with a View in the Wintergarden Restaurant


Like many spas from this part of the world, The Golden Ring’s Health and Beauty Centre focuses on results-oriented wellness therapies – as opposed to luxury treatments.  The atmosphere is a little more clinical than one might expect, but don’t let this put you off visiting. 

Many of the spa facilities are complimentary such as the gym and thalassotherapy (spa water therapy).  Don’t forget to try their aroma-bath in a cedar enclosure developed by Russian scientists.  The treatment combines aromatherapy with a sauna treatment – fragrance chosen by their European trained therapists – it’s included in your stay too.  Other treatments may be prescribed by their staff based on your health concerns and preferences.   


Scientifically Administered Aromatherapy

Scientifically Administered Aromatherapy


Another treat that is not to be missed here is the breakfast.  In the Wintergarden Restaurant, they serve a full european breakfast daily, complete with a live harpist.

For the holiday season they are offering a special package which includes: 

Special accommodation rates with 15% off the rack rate

Free of charge gym, sauna, and hammam attendance

Free mineral water, tea and coffee in the room

Late checkout till 15-00 and a 10% discount for Sunday Brunch

If you’re thinking of visiting the Golden Ring – you can see traveler reviews at TripAdvisor.

So say da to this Russian icon and spend Christmas Russian style.  Tomorrow we’re halfway, day six!  See you at the Spa, Candy

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