Hotel Smarjeta ****
Immersed in a large park, Hotel Smarjeta is just a 1 hour drive from Lubiana, 157 km from Trieste and not far from the Slovenian-Croatian border. Hotel guests can access the Vitarium Spa & Clinique directly from the Hotel, an area of 800m² that is completely dedicated to thermal well-being and more. Suitable for both a relaxing stay or a long convalescence period, thanks to all the mod-cons guests may need, this Hotel sits next to a sports centre with 4 tennis courts and areas for mini golf, basketball, beach volley ball and various trails perfect for enjoying the outdoors.
Thanks to the large car park, the Hotel is able to organise and host cultural and entertainment events for adults and children. Other features at the Hotel include a garden, furnished terrace, restaurant, bar, play area for children and meeting rooms.
The Vitarium Spa & Clinique, which guests can access directly from Hotel Smarjeta, boasts two indoor swimming pools connected to the outdoor pool, all of which are filled with thermal water and heated to 32°C, and the complex also boasts a bar with a terrace that looks out over the park. Guests can enjoy a Turkish bath, Finnish, Roman and herb sauna and there is also another Finnish sauna that is traditional and rustic. Within the spa is an area dedicated to thermal, relaxing and regenerating baths, whilst outside there are three thermal swimming pools heated to 26-28°C, a sports pool and a children’s pool. The swimming pool built of wood is one of the Hotel’s most particular features and it dates back to the 1700s when it was built directly on top of the thermal water sources.
Slimming, detox and sport rehabilitation programmes and cardiac and circulatory treatments are carried out here, as well as numerous beauty and relax treatments for the face and body.
Lastly, Vitarium Spa & Clinique has a fitness area that is suitable for both individual or group training, and a personal trainer and physiotherapist are available to guide guests during their stay.
The 72 rooms at Hotel Smarjeta are all large and air conditioned, and they include satellite television, a minibar, safe box, direct telephone and free internet Wi-Fi. The three single rooms have large single beds, there are 11 suites in total and 10 apartments which are perfect for long stays or for families. Some rooms have their own balcony.
At Hotel Smarjeta’s restaurant, breakfast is served as a buffet rich in organic products, whilst at lunch and dinner guests can choose from 2 or 3 menus, and there are also dietetic, vegetarian and fish based dishes available. The Hotel boasts a wine cellar too, which is stocked with a large choice of Slovenian wines.
Some of the Hotel’s services and facilities:
There are many places near Terme Smarjeske Toplice to enjoy by bike or on foot thanks to the numerous trails in the surrounding area. Other attractions include the Otocec Castle, the only castle in Slovenia that has a moat, and which is now an exclusive Relais & Chateux Hotel, however it is still open to visitors who wish to tour the castle and its wonderful park. The Roman ‘Assumption of Mary’ church in Nova Štifta, the Saint Rupert church, one of the best gothic monuments in Slovenia, and the Pleterje Charterhouse, the only Carthusian monastery in Slovenia, are also most definitely worth a visit.
Adults pay Eur 2,50 per day.
SPA pool in the hotel
SPA in the hotel
18-hole golf course
Indoor swimming pool