Danubius Health Spa Resort Butterfly ****
Among the historic buildings of the Spa town of Marienbad, or Mariánské Lázně in Czech, the Danubius Health Spa Resort Butterfly underwent a complete renovation in late 2011, reaffirming its prestigious position as one of the most renowned hotels in the town. The hotel offers quality services and has a restaurant that serves local specialities and international dishes accompanied by live music. The bedrooms are spacious, bright, and have modern comforts and amenities. The wellness offer is in keeping with the history and tradition of the spa town yet integrates modern and effective prevention and rehabilitation techniques. The Spa contains a swimming pool with hydro-massage jets, a whirlpool, a sauna, and a centre for massage and beauty treatments. The hotel’s proximity to a Congress Centre that can accommodate up to 800 people, with two smaller rooms for up to 170 people, makes the Danubius Health Spa Resort Butterfly an ideal location for congresses and events of all kinds.
Part of the wellness treatments practised at the Danubius Health Spa Resort Butterfly are based on the renowned therapeutic properties of the Marienbad springs: a specialised medical team is available for check-ups or on-site assistance 24 hours a day. The Spa has a swimming pool with hydro-massage jets, a hydro-massage bath, a sauna at 90°C, and areas for massages, therapeutic, relaxing, and beauty treatments using products produced on site. The wellness centre also has a gym and a solarium.
The 95 bedrooms of the Danubius Health Spa Resort Butterfly are divided into the categories of Superior Suites and Junior Suites, all of which have a shower or bath, air conditioning, satellite TV, radio, a telephone, a minibar, a hair dryer, a toiletry set, and free Wi-Fi internet connection.
The Restaurant La Fontaine in the Danubius Health Spa Resort Butterfly features French-style décor and china ornaments, and provides live music accompaniment during the evening. The cuisine is inspired by Czech and Hungarian gastronomy, with a wide range of international dishes, all to be accompanied by the vast selection of wines. Breakfast is served in a buffet, with a section dedicated to those with special dietary requirements, while lunch and dinner are à la carte, with a choice of six main courses and the option of requesting vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. The hotel also contains the Cafè de Paris, where you can enjoy a tasty and abundant breakfast in the luxurious surroundings characterised by the wooden sculptures of famous figures from French history.
The hotel’s services and facilities include:
Marianske Lazne, or Marienbad as it’s known internationally, is one of the most famous spa towns in the Czech Republic, located in the region of Bohemia, not far from the German border. Although not a large town, it is rich in history, culture, and things to see, much of which is linked to the natural springs: there’s the spectacular Kur Kolonnade, a cast iron and glass pavilion designed by the architects Miksch and Niedzielski and erected over the springs Kreuzquelle, Rudolfsquelle and Ambrosiusquelle. Also to see in the town is Goethe Square, with its monument and museum dedicated to the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who stayed here several times. There’s also the “Singing Fountain”, a pool fed by 250 jets of water and fitted with a sound system that plays famous music for 8 months a year. It’s also worth taking time to see the Kurpark gardens, and the Russian and English churches. Just a short drive will take you to other famous spa towns like Karlsbad and Franzensbad, or Pilsen, the “city of beer”! In the immediate vicinity there’s also the Boheminimum Miniaturpark, stables for excursions on horseback, and the Castle of Kynžvart. Joachimsthal Valley is nearby, famous for its mines, the Convent of Telpa with its museum and library where it conserves precious incunables and, naturally, Prague is near enough for a day trip at 170 km from the hotel.
By plane: airport of Karlovy Vary 50 km, Prague 160 km, Nuremberg 170 km. Possibility of transfers on request.
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 2
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
SPA in the hotel
Indoor swimming pool
Heated swimming pool
Pay and display parking
Garage for a fee
proximity to cross-country ski slopes within 500 m