Danubius Health Spa Resort Hvezda ****
In the renowned spa town of Marienbad (Marianske Lazne in the Czech language), the Danubius Health Spa Resort Hvězda is in a quiet and privileged position, near the spectacular Kur Kolonnade and the Church in Goethe Square. The hotel welcomes guests into an atrium which also hosts an original collection of paintings and photographs that document its glorious history, featuring the inauguration in 1905 and the visits of illustrious guests such as King Edward VII of England. The hotel has the largest swimming pool in the town and a wellness offer that includes a Therapy Centre and a Wellness Centre, where spring water therapy is practised. There is also a Beauty Centre, a restaurant that serves local and international cuisine, and a Café with a panoramic view of the city. The hotel is also directly connected to a Congress Centre that can host up to 800 people, making the hotel suitable for meetings, congresses, and other large events. The Hvězda resort is made up of the hotels Hvězda, Imperial & Neapol.
The Wellness Centre of the Danubius Health Spa Resort Hvězda has a therapeutic department, where medical professionals practise balneotherapy, hydrotherapy, and other mineral water treatments that use the territory’s natural springs. The centre also practises treatments for a wide range of pathologies, including rehabilitation following an injury, chronic circulatory problems, and metabolic or osteoarticular disorders. With a specialised medical team, the centre also operates in the field of preventative therapies, diagnosis, and diet. The Spa contains swimming pools, saunas, steam baths, spaces for massages and beauty treatments for the body and face, and a gym, with the option of a personal trainer or courses in aqua-fitness, yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and Nordic walking.
The 239 bedrooms of the hotel are divided into the categories of Superior, Superior Plus, and Suites, all of which have a telephone, satellite TV, a safe, a minibar, a hair dryer, and Wi-Fi connection. The Superior Plus rooms are more spacious and have views over Goethe Square.
The Franz Joseph Restaurant of the Danubius Health Spa Resort Hvězda serves specialities of typical Czech and international cuisine as well as a selection of “light” dishes and options prepared exclusively for those with special dietary requirements. A buffet is served for breakfast and lunch while three different menus are proposed for dinner, accompanied by salads for all tastes.
The hotel’s facilities and services 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 : 4
Wireless internet access
SPA in the hotel
Pay and display parking
proximity to cross-country ski slopes within 500 m