Hotel Ajda ****
Hotel Ajda is located in the thermae town of Moravske Toplice, in the pannonian region of north east Slovenia, between Austria, Hungary and Croatia, an area that is characterised by vast plains and a generally mild climate. In a tranquil area, close to the Thermae 3000 Spa, which boasts pools, saunas and a fitness centre, and connected directly with Thermae Medical Centre, this hotel has a restaurant and bar and is particularly suitable for family holidays thanks to the children’s entertainment provided onsite. Furthermore, there are 3 outdoor pools (one for children, one filled with normal water and another filled with the famous local ‘black’ water that boasts therapeutic properties), two indoor pools (one regular and one filled with the thermal ‘black’ water) and 2 whirlpool tubs. The hotel also encourages guests to explore the surrounding area by bike (there are onsite bike rental services) via the 10 themed cycle routes that start and finish in Moravske Toplice.
Hotel Ajda boasts one indoor and one outdoor pool filled with the local thermal water that is ‘black’ and that is particularly effective for treating degenerative, rheumatic and skin illnesses and post-operative rehabilitation. There are three more pools inside and outside the property which are filled with normal water (one is a children’s pool), and the Spa also has 2 whirlpool tubs. The wellness offer extends further still to the nearby Thermae 3000 Spa which boasts 25 pools, indoor and outdoor, some of which are filled with thermal water, as well as jacuzzis, water works, artificial waterfalls and many other facilities suitable for all ages, as well as a Sauna Centre and gym. Lastly, the “Thermalium” Thermal Medical Centre is linked directly with the hotel and has numerous booths for treatment sessions and medical assistance.
Hotel Ajda boasts 157 rooms split into 111 double rooms, 40 single rooms and 6 luxury suites. All the rooms have air conditioning, a telephone, satellite television, minibar, balcony and Wi-Fi, which is present throughout the system.
Hotel Ajda’s onsite restaurant is open to guests who are staying on a full board basis, whilst guests who wish to try some of the best dishes from the local and international cuisines can dine at the Prestige Restaurant at the adjacent Hotel Livada Prestige. Dessert lovers should not miss a visit to the nearby Café Praliné, in the spa complex, which serves sweet specialities, such as the dessert from the Premurje region, the prekmurska gibanica, and the exclusive Pralinè cake, and there are two bars, the Aperitiv and Taverna Bar.
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The area of Moravske Toplice is very interesting and is home to lots of small villages, each with a characteristic style. Visits to the nearby churches are also a must: the Medieval church of St. Martina in Martjanci boasts a gothic style with frescoes painted by the famous Radgona Jihasnnes Aquila; Bogoiina is home to the “Ascension Church” designed by the architect Joze Plecnik; and Selo is home to the “Rotonda” which dates back to the XIII century. The flat planes here are very inviting for bike rides, especially in the Goricko natural park, and cyclists can enjoy seeing old mills and ancient farmhouses as well as the legendary castle of the Templars of Grad, one of the biggest in Slovenia. Other attractions in this area include the city of Maribor, the second biggest town in Slovenia, which is famous for numerous events which take place here in the summer on the shores of the Drava, and Ptuj, the oldest city in the country.