Hotel Grande Madonna ****
Czech Republic, Carlsbad
Right in the centre of Carlsbad, one of the world’s most famous and tradition-steeped health resorts, and just a stone’s throw away from the healing spring “Vřídlo“ with a temperature of 72 degrees Celcius lies the cozy 4-star hotel Grande Madonna. The hotel was newly built in 2002 and is decorated in an inviting mix of historic romance and elegant modernism. This exceptional style, combined with calm surroundings and a first-class service, contribute to the guests’ physical and mental relaxation and recovery.
The spa and therapy areas of the hotel are particularly equipped for medical wellness treatments, healing mud treatments, drinking cures and rehabilitation measures. Not only cardio-vascular or rheumatic disorders and oncological diseases are treated but also burnout or overweight. Treatments like electro, light or ultrasound therapy as well as inhalations, balneotherapy and hydrotherapy alleviate the guests’ aches and pains. In addition, the Aura Palace Hotel offers massage and relaxation rooms, various saunas, a Jacuzzi and a gym. Guests can relax and regain their strength by ayurvedic or LaStone massages, medical bathes, mud packages or reiki. Also a wide range of beauty treatments is available as well as manicure and pedicure.
The 54 hotel rooms are decorated with great attention to detail in warm pastel and crème shades. They are equipped with all comforts: bath/toilet, WiFi, TV, desk, minibar and safe. On request, there is also a room suitable for the disabled. The hotel restaurant offers both regional and international dishes. Guests also have the choice between a variety of diet and vegetarian meals.
The historic city of Carlsbad is best explored on foot. But guests can also spend their time before and after treatments playing tennis or golf, Nordic walking or shopping. Idyllic hiking trails are ideal for excursion in the surrounding mountains.
The healing properties of the thermal springs in Carlsbad have been known for several hundreds of years and have been used for bathes and drinking cures ever since. Follow in the footsteps of many famous personalities such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Sigmund Freud, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Karl Marx or Robert Schumann and experience the effects of the healing thermal water first hand.