Hotel Balnea ****S
Located in the thermal town of Dolenjske Toplice, in the South-East of Slovenia, just a short distance from the Croatian border, Hotel Balnea is a superior 4 star hotel that is connected, via a glass corridor, to the Balnea Health Farm and Spa, where the local thermal water is used and which was one of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy’s favourite destinations. The Hotel is furnished in a sophisticated manner, boasts an intimate atmosphere and has a restaurant, bar with a fireplace and piano, meeting rooms, an internet corner, a games room for children, a terrace on the shores of a small lake, hosts live music events during the warmer months and has a fitness centre on the top floor. Guests can practise various sports in the neighbouring Balnea Health Farm, including tennis thanks to the 4 tennis courts.
Just a short walk from the Hotel, via a glass corridor, is the Balnea Health Farm & Spa. Here guests can make use of the indoor and outdoor thermal pools, which have massage points with water jets, waterfalls and geysers and various attractions for children. The Spa zone boasts a Finnish sauna with samarium and a terrace for nudists, a Turkish bath, Japanese bath (the only one in Slovenia) herb bath and a whirlpool tub for 5 people that is filled with thermal water. There are numerous massages available, including Berber, Shiatsu, reflexology, aromatherapy, anti-cellulite, chocolate, honey and medicinal herb massages. There are also various face and body treatments available and body modelling programmes that make use of an infrared booth.
Hotel Balnea has 62 rooms divided into 8 single, 49 double and 5 suite rooms. These latter rooms have a small fire place and Jacuzzi tub in the living room, and all rooms have air conditioning, satellite television, a direct telephone, a mini bar and Internet Connection.
Together with the guests from the neighbouring Hotel Kristal, Hotel Balnea’s restaurant offers a large starters buffet and the main dish of the day served to guests’ tables. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a characteristic Slovenian dish or choose from a vegetarian or wellness menu. Furthermore, special marmalades and jams made in the area are served at breakfast.
Some of the Hotel’s services and facilities:
The area surrounding Dolenjske Toplice offers plenty of natural tourism, including routes and excursions that can be completed on foot or by bike. There is also a forest nearby, Kočevski Rog, that is famous in Slovenia for its hunting reserve and river, the Krka. Further down the river and on a small island, which is certainly worth a visit, is the ancient Otocec Castle, the only one in Slovenia surrounded by water and which is today an exclusive ‘relais & chateaux’ hotel, but it is still open for visits together with its wonderful park.
Adults pay Eur 2,50 per day.
SPA pool in the hotel
SPA in the hotel
18-hole golf course
Indoor swimming pool