Hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort *****
An absolute gem of Saturnian hospitality, just outside the wonderful Medieval village, Hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort is the result of a restoration project of an ancient travertine villa and inside it boasts furnishings and flooring that induce relaxation and well-being right from your arrival. Naturally, this well-being is further nourished at the hotel’s grand spa (which won the Condé Nast Traveller readers prize in 2011 for the ‘best thermal spa in the world’), where most treatments and activities are centred around the local thermal water, which has been known and enjoyed since ancient times, first by the Etruscans and then by the Romans.
Built around the amazing thermal springs in Saturnia, this sulphur-sulphate-alkaline water has therapeutic properties and the spa at Hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort was awarded the Condé Nast Traveller readers prize in 2011 for the ‘best thermal spa in the world’. Even the entrance of the spa is beautiful thanks to the various colours that introduce the features of the areas dedicated to the treatments available, and during each circuit guests can admire the works of art by Herbert Hamak. There are 54 areas dedicated to treatments, which range from aesthetic to thermal treatments as well as massages and fitness activities. The balneotherapy that takes place in the pool is combined with a series of hydrofitness courses that involves showers, water jets and waterfalls, and the water from Saturnia is also available for hydropinic treatment, which is very effective for various problems, as is mud therapy and the innovative hydro-physio-kinesis therapy. Some of the best areas of the spa include the luxury relaxation area called ‘The Ultimate’, where the concept of Salus par Acquam is enhanced with exclusive experiences, and the Roman Bath, which boasts an classic Roman baths atmosphere and which includes a circuit involving the Turkish Bath, showers, steam bath and bio sauna.
Guests at Hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf can also make use of the four outdoor thermal pools at the Saturnia Thermal Park which have hydromassage points and hot and cold vascular circuits. There are also numerous aesthetic and holistic treatments available for both men and women and the range of fitness activities is vast.
There are 128 rooms at Hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort including the 2 Grand Suites, 11 executive rooms, 60 deluxe rooms, and 21 superior and comfort rooms. The latter are located in a historic building, whilst the superior rooms partly face the thermal springs and partly the centuries-old park. The deluxe and executive rooms are open space rooms with views of the Tuscan hills (some even have a small courtyard with a garden) and both 2 Grand Suites are located in the historic building and have a living room with a dining area, double bed in the bedroom, 2 walk-in wardrobes and 2 travertine and marble bathrooms, and one looks out over the thermal springs, whilst the other boasts a view of the Tuscan countryside.
With a Michelin star, the ‘Ristorante all’Acqua Cotta’ at Hotel Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf is one of the best restaurants in the area, thus it is also open to the public. Almost all the dishes served here are part of the local Tuscan cuisine, but there are also some original and unusual dishes too. Needless to say, everything is made with 0km products from the area which are organic and biodynamic and thus all centred around well-being. The same goes for the hotel’s other restaurant, ‘Acqualuce’, which serves up Tuscan dishes (including the famous Chianina beef), and the Spa Menu for those who want to follow a particular food regime but not give up fine dining.
The Spring Bar is also open and guests can enjoy cocktails and juices here and poolside.
Some of the hotel’s services and facilities:
A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Saturnia gives you a chance to see just how important this area is in terms of history with its finds that date back to prehistoric times, and a walk through the towns of the Maremma will take you through numerous eras: there are necropolises that date back to Etruscan period, texts of luxury Roman villas and even beautiful Medieval castles.
Other particularly charming places to visit are: the Medieval village of Montemerano which sits on top of a hill covered in olive trees, and where on the facades of the houses in the centre of this little town are traces of frescoes and ancient original artwork; Manciano, the Medieval suburb is dominated by a monumental fort that was built by the Sienese in the 5th Century; Pitigliano, which is not only a beautiful ancient village but also a place with unique attractions such as cellars built into caves, Etruscan tombs and very rich Jewish culture which a ghetto that boasts a synagogue, library, cemetery and an oven for making matzo bread. Other gems in the area include Sorano and Sovana which are both important centres from the Etruscan period.
SPA pool in the hotel
SPA in the hotel
18-hole golf course
Pay and display parking