The best Spas in Slovenia – hedonism and ultimate pampering
To begin with, I want to say that this is one of the most relaxed journeys I’ve been to. ☺ Hedonism in the literal sense of that word. My soul and body are in heaven. If you want that feeling, Slovenia must be on your bucket list.
Dolenjske Spas – Terme Krka – Balnea Hotel
The first in the Spa series were Dolenjske Spas, the Balnea Hotel. The largest worldwide travellers’ website TripAdvisor has awarded the Balnea Hotel and its services with a prestigious excellence award based on travellers’ ratings and opinions. This fact I confirm 100 % because since we entered this hotel we were treated as “kings” ☺. From the champagne that welcomes us as a welcome drink, through spacious air-conditioned rooms, equipped with literally all the things you need to enjoy, the wellness center itself, which includes indoor and outdoor pools with thermal water of 27-32 C, sauna, massage, face and body treatments, and glorious food.
Laško Spas – Thermana Park Hotel
The following Spas were Laško Spas, Thermana Park Hotel, the newest and most luxurious hotel in the thermal resorts, situated on the river Savinja, just 15 minutes walk from the center of Laško.
Don’t miss a beer massage
Considering the first association of town of Laško, Beer, Spas have developed their own beer story. The one that feeds and nourishes the skin, fills it with vitamins and maintains its vitality. Something you shouldn’t miss is a beer massage that you can only experience in the Laško Thermal Baths. 😉 If you want to swim in the thermal water, you will enjoy endless water enjoyment under a glass dome or just relax in a variety of saunas.
Or just go for a walk along the energy points with a professional guide.
Ayurvedic way of life
The uniqueness of the hotel is to experience the Ayurvedic way of life, so we had an opportunity to try the authentic Ayurvedic lunch, by an Ayurvedic chef from India, Soni. ☺ Definitely something new, interesting, and healthy.
Where to eat in Laško
When you are already in Laško, I highly recommend to go to Restaurant Pavus, member of JRE association, located in the castle of Laško, which offers the most beautiful view of the city. An intimate restaurant offers local, seasonal, creative cuisine, by chef Marko Pavčnik. OMG! Here you will have “eating is culture” experience! Great food, great presentation, great choice of wines, great hosts and intimate ambience in a very cool old castle. Definitely, something to put on your bucket list! 😉
Moravske Spas – Terme 3000 – Sava Hotels & Resorts
Moravske Spas welcomed us with real surprise. They surprised us with one “hell” of a lunch of that region.
You can’t leave Prekmurje without trying this deliciousness!
The highlight of the lunch was a modern version of “prekmurska gibanica” (prekmurje layer cake) by chef Danilo Kozar. The queen of desserts, the prekmurje layer cake is made of multiple layers of dough, cottage cheese, apples, poppy seeds and walnuts. One of my favourite desserts in the world! 🙂 One thing is certain, you can’t leave Prekmurje without trying this deliciousness. 😉
Cute Prekmurian village of Ajda
We were situated in a cute Prekmurian village of Ajda. This modern houses are covered with straw and enriched with wood, which gives them natural airiness and warmth, while large glass windows. The houses are nearby the spa complex Terme 3000. Because they are surrounded by greenery, they will give you the perfect relaxation in nature. In the cottages you will have the opportunity to try to sleep on cushions filled with dried buckwheat. I admit, I’ve never had a better sleep. ☺
Black thermal mineral water
But before you fall asleep, you must try Terme 3000 wellness. From black thermal mineral water, massage, sauna, pools with thermal water. There’s nothing you can’t find here ! ☺
Where to eat around Moravske Spas
Rajh Restaurant – Murska Sobota
Just 15 minutes drive from the Moravske Spas, in Murska Sobota, is Restaurant Rajh, also a member of JRE association, with a rich history of four generations of Rajh family and it’s definitely something you must visit, especially if you are real “foodie”. 🙂 And if you’re not, after you try these specialties, you will become one. 😉
What real foodporn looks like 🙂
Roman Spas – Roman Toplice
The last stop on our Spa tour were beautiful Roman Spas, located in one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia, the Roman Toplice, with their rich tradition and modern tourist services. They are located in an idyllic location, from where you can walk in the unspoilt nature and see all the beautiful surroundings.
One of the most terapheutical thermal water in Slovenia
Thermal water here is one of the most terapheutical in Slovenia. You can swim in it, but you can also drink it, in fact, it is recommended. In these rooms you will truly experience the pleasures of the ancient Romans. From swimming pools designed to look like the Roman baths filled with healing thermal water, the Sauna World (roman, Finnish, turkish and infrared), authentic stone baths from Roman times, to various treatments for facial and body care.
Gala dinner at Sofija Restaurant
This kind of lifestyle also implies good food, so in the restaurants of the Roman Spas you can enjoy in the most modern dishes prepared with a rich culinary tradition. We have enjoyed in a gala dinner at Sofija Restaurant, where they combine the best homemade dishes with selected flavors of international cuisine. Everything is combined with top quality wines from all the Slovenian wine-growing regions.
Villa Sisi – here you will be spoiled with intimacy and relaxation
If you don’t want to stay in a Hotel complex, you can book your stay in this beautiful villa, Villa Sisi which is located in the heart of the nature, amidst green surroundings, surrounded by a magnificent park and it impresses all who are looking for peace and a genuine contact with nature. There are three modern apartments available for the guests who want to relax in the nature. Here you will be spoiled with intimacy and relaxation. The apartments are equipped with a bathroom (shower), toilet, LCD TV, telephone, minibar, safe, fireplace, internet connection and a kitchen. Each apartment consists of two separate bedrooms, a living room, entrance hall, small kitchen and a bathroom. These couple and family friendly apartments prove to be an excellent choice for a vacation. Furthermore parking is avaliable in front of the villa or in the parking garage of Rimske Terme.
What to visit near Roman Spas
Delicious local cheese
Just 10 min calm walk from Roman Spa, through beautiful nature, I recommend you to visit Aškerc household and enjoy in delicious local cheeses.
If you want to get rid of stress and fatigue, fill your life with positive energy, bring your body and spirit into balance, live in harmony, go to at least one of these Spas! 😉
And remember: To travel is to live! 🙂
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