Grand Hotel Nuove Terme - Acqui Terme ****
This elegant and luxurious hotel was one of the central places of the Belle Époque and it has hosted great politicians, such as Winston Churchill, and various members of the royal houses of Europe. Grand Hotel Nuove Terme opened its rooms for the first time in 1891 and they are rich in sophisticated details, pervaded with an atmosphere of exclusivity and furnished in a tasteful and classy style. Then, in 2002, the hotel underwent careful and rigorous modernisation, but every detail of its Liberty style was protected and, what is more, the hotel was equipped with the most up-to-date technology to guarantee maximum comfort for its guests. As well as the elegance of the rooms, reading room and public areas, the hotel boasts congressional spaces , which can hold up to 270 people, direct access to the health spa of Acqui Terme and a splendid beauty farm that is almost 1000m² in size.
The facilities available at the highly efficient Beauty Farm (which is almost 1000m² in size) include a thermal swimming pool, two saunas, a Turkish bath, a solarium and seven treatment booths. Treatments range from massages and aesthetic treatments, as well as salubrious water and wine courses, and, being one of the best beauty farms the region has to offer, the personnel are highly specialised. There is also a Roman style thermal bathing programme which draws on the wisdom of the Romans, their deep knowledge about thermal waters and the respect and gratitude that they showed towards water and its ability to be a source of well-being for the human body and more. This programme consists of passing through the calidarium, the heated thermal water swimming pool and the frigidarium, which is filled with cold, toning water, as well as the Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation tea room.
The rooms are furnished in a classic style, respecting the inspiration of an hotel which dates back to the 1800s and which lies in a region that is a shining example of the Liberty style . All the 139 rooms are decorated in this style and they are enriched with valuable fabrics and items of furniture, they are spacious and filled with natural light and they are equipped with electronic key cards , air conditioning, mini bars, satellite television, WIFI and safe boxes.
Lots of small dining areas guarantee peace, tranquillity and privacy and these rooms, which are decorated in original late 1800s style, look out on to the historic city centre of the town, and they boast a menu that lets guests discover and appreciate the gastronomic tradition of Monferrato. The restaurant "Le Fontane" is one of the hotel’s added bonuses because the ingredients used here are fresh and light, which are perfect for those who want to follow a more natural and low calorie diet, and because of the classic regional dishes it serves. What is more, guests can take part in courses related to the area’s wine and thermal water traditions. Another of the hotel’s gems is the historic bar which is home to frescoes and original decor from the 19th Century.
Some of the hotel’s services and facilities:
Acqui Terme has been one of the most important health spas since Roman times thanks to its favourable location and extensive thermal water resources. The area is also rich in archaeological findings, such as the Roman aqueduct and other precious findings from this era (as well as from the Medieval period) and they can be seen at the nearby Archaeological Museum inside the Paleologi castle . Other historic and cultural points of interest in this town are; the antique dome of San Pietro , the Roman style church of San Francesco al Duomo and various elegant and noble buildings. The whole of theMonferrato area boasts architectural and naturalistic beauties which show how rich its history really is: castles, towers and remains dominate almost all of the high grounds, whilst the paths of each contrada in Monferrato are dotted with numerous abbeys, churches and chapels. A visit to what is considered the ‘capital’ of the area is also a must:Casale Monferrato is just over 60km away and its artistic and cultural points of interest are combined with those of handicrafts, and there are numerous fairs and exhibitions that you can attend which take place all through the year. The closest cities of art are Alessandria (just under 40km away) and Asti (45km away).
Over 13 years € 2 per night.
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 6
Business centre/meeting rooms
SPA pool in the hotel
SPA in the hotel