How to choose a spa hotel in Karlovy Vary
Dear friends! The right choice of a spa hotel is one of the most important factors for effective treatment and the successful trip to Karlovy Vary. The team of sanatoriums.com visited all spa hotels in Karlovy Vary presented on the website in order to objectively assess their location, quality of food, living conditions and medical base. And now we will try to answer on the most frequently asked questions by customers regarding the subtleties of choosing a spa hotel in Karlovy Vary.
Location of the spa hotel or spa resort
First of all, we want to highlight the category of people who are going to test treatment in Karlovy Vary for the first time and ask for help with choosing a spa hotel. We immediately ask them a simple question: “Why Karlovy Vary?”. Very often the choice falls on the Karlovy Vary because of myths about the unlimited healing properties of the local thermal mineral water. The main indications for treatment here are gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes mellitus, gout, overweight and other metabolic disorders. We select other specialized spa resorts for customers suffering from diseases of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory organs, etc. We repeat once again: everything is not treated in Karlovy Vary!
The most popular groups of spa resorts
Next to the colonnades
Spa Hotel Windsor 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Kolonada 4*Reviews: 3
Spa-Hotel Sadovy Pramen 3*Reviews: 0
Spa-Hotel Pavlov 4*Reviews: 1
Spa-Hotel Ruze 4*Reviews: 0
Spa-Hotel Aqua Marina 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Salvator 4*Reviews: 0
Spa-Hotel Elefant 3*Reviews: 0
Spa-Hotel Purkyne 3*Reviews: 0
Boutique Hotel Atlantic Palace 4*Reviews: 0
Spa-Hotel Olympia Spa and Wellness 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Central 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Jessenius 3*Reviews: 0
Spa-Hotel Sirius 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Venus 4*Reviews: 0
Humboldt Park Hotel & Spa 4*Reviews: 1
Spa-Hotel Rudolf II (Elwa) 3*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Thermal 4*Reviews: 0
The best spa hotels for the quality of treatment
Spa Hotel Richmond 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Windsor 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Iris 4*Reviews: 0
With supplied thermal mineral water
Spa Hotel Bristol Georgy House 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Bristol Tereza 4*Reviews: 0
Spa hotel Bristol Palace 4*Reviews: 0
Spa hotel Bristol Livia 5*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Bristol Kralovska Vila 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Bristol Main Building 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Kolonada 4*Reviews: 3
Spa Hotel Imperial 5*Reviews: 1
Spa Hotel Richmond 4*Reviews: 0
Luxury Spa-Hotel President 4*Reviews: 0
St. Joseph Royal Regent 4*Reviews: 0
Spa Hotel Iris 4*Reviews: 0
The treatment of the overwhelming majority of diseases that come to Karlovy Vary is connected with the drinking cure. Thermal mineral water from underground springs comes to the surface in the spa resort colonnades: «Mill», «Garden», «Geyser», «Market» and others. Despite the fact that healing water is supplied to many spa hotels, doctors recommend visiting colonnades and drinking it directly from springs. Customers have a legitimate question: «How to choose a resort close to the colonnade and whether it is necessary to focus on this factor when choosing?»
Answer. The focus on the colonnade when choosing a spa hotel is not worth if you are not experiencing problems with the musculoskeletal system and if you can overcome the distance of 1-1.5 kilometers without tension and extra efforts. But if it is difficult for you to walk, then we recommend choosing spa hotels and spa resorts, located in the first tier of the resort, on the embankment of the River Tepla: «Astoria», «Windsor», «Kolonada», «Sadovy Pramen», «Krivan», «Pavlov», «Ruze», «Aqua Marina», «Salvator», «Elefant», «Purkyne», «Atlantic Palace», «Olympia», «Central», «Jessenius», «Sirius», «Venus», «Humboldt», «Rudolf II», «Thermal». All of them are located in the center of the resort, and the path to the colonnades lies on flat terrain.
It is impossible to know in advance what kind of water from which spring the doctor will appoint you, therefore, we recommend to focus on «Mill» and «Geyser» colonnades as the most frequently assigned. We also remind that walking is extremely useful to combine with the intake of mineral water, and also it is useful for problems with overweight, so if you have no problems with the musculoskeletal system, then a great distance from the colonnades even becomes something of an advantage.
It is extremely important to make the right choice of a spa hotel for people with disabilities, especially guests in wheelchairs. For example, the most central location of the spa hotel «Astoria» is not equipped with wheelchair access. Among the resorts with good medical base and location in the resort center, with facilities for the disabled, is to provide: spa hotel «Krivan», spa hotel «Sadovy Pramen», spa resort «Aqua Marina». Be sure to check this information when booking, as not all hotels have barrier-free access.
Customers who have problems with the musculoskeletal system, we strongly recommend to selecting spa hotel and spa resort with swimming pool, at least a small. Better yet, if it is a swimming pool with thermal water. There are only three such spa resorts in Karlovy Vary: «Windsor», «Imperial» and «Richmond», in the pool of spa hotel «Krivan» there are 40% of thermal water. Group and individual therapeutic gymnastics in the water, like swimming, has a huge positive effect on the musculoskeletal system.
Spa hotels which have a swimming pool with thermal water
Information about the location of the spa hotel or spa resort you will find directly on the spa resort page on our website. There are pictures of resorts from a bird's eye view in the photo gallery, the distance to the colonnades of mineral springs is also indicated there and in the videos we are talking about whether the building is located on a hill or not. Detailed information can be found on the numbers listed on our website.
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Comfort of the spa hotel or spa resort
In the concept of "comfort" of the hotel, we are investing not only the number of stars and the range of amenities in the rooms. The feeling of comfort depends on the quality of the reception, the availability of parking, a fitness room, a wellness center with swimming pools, a jacuzzi, saunas and a relaxation area, the spaciousness of treatment rooms and dozens of other factors that affect the overall impression of rest and treatment in a particular spa hotel or spa resort. Just want to note that the number of stars does not always reflect reality for 100%: sometimes small three-star hotels seem more comfortable and hospitable than five-star giants to a few hundred rooms.
The concept of hotel comfort is purely individual. All that we can do is to listen to the wishes and preferences of the customer, choosing an institution that is suitable for the largest number of parameters. The size of the room is important to someone, the presence of a large swimming pool is important to another one, and someone most of all wants to spend their free time sunbathing on the sun terrace. The choice of the spa hotel in this case will be helped by the photos and our author videos, where we objectively and fully illuminate the services and amenities of each spa hotel and spa resort.Gallery on the page of the spa hotel with photos, comments and video reviews. Video is always first on the list.
Relying on the experience of communicating with customers, we can recommend to pay attention to the presence of a balcony and the view from the windows in the selected room, as these items are often the subject of discussions and disputes. You can also find this information on our website, in the description of the rooms. In addition to the video about the hotel as a whole, you will find small clips about each of its rooms, which is very important, because you need to know in what conditions you will live one or several weeks.Description of the room with photos and author videos, which are also always at the top of the list.
Another important point. Families with children or a group of three people who booking a triple room, often do not pay attention to the fact that the room has a double bed and a sofa bed, and do not have two beds. A few weeks sleeping on a sofa bed is often not very comfortable. Therefore, we need to think over such moments in advance and, perhaps, make a choice in favor of apartments or adjacent rooms, where all guests will have comfortable sleeping places.
When choosing a spa hotel, pay attention to its treatment rooms. The more spacious they are, the fewer procedures are performed in one room, the more comfortable you will be. For example, if you are trying to relax in a herbal bath, and a hot tub is buzzing behind the curtain, this can be very annoying.Overview of the spa hotel treatment base with a description of the procedures, often supported by a video for clarity
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Nutrition in a spa hotel or spa resort
We remind you that Karlovy Vary – is a resort specializing in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and metabolism, therefore, proper nutrition is the most important factor in the effectiveness of treatment. Practically in all spa hotels and spa resorts, attention is paid to dietary nutrition, but somewhere this is done for the species or really for the great efforts are being made. We are selecting the spa resort immediately where diet is organized at a high level. We are considering spa resort of an affordable price category, but not the most expensive five-star hotels, because in elite spa resorts and spa hotels, high-quality and tasty food is almost guaranteed.
Highlight the spa resorts, where diet is organized at a high level
The doctor assigns you a diet and sends recommendations to the restaurant if the restaurant of the spa hotel or spa resort’s lunches and dinners are served in the form of a pre-order menu. Correspond to the established diet dishes will be prepared throughout your entire stay. But in some restaurants, lunch and dinner are served in the form of smorgasbord and then the guest is responsible for the right choice of dishes. There are some directions on the table that the food belongs to a particular diet, and in some restaurants, there are working nutritionists to help determine the diet. If there is no nutritionist, and there is no information about diet food either, you will have to rely on your own experience. You can always learn from the chefs’ information about the method of preparation or about the dish ingredients.
Vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and dairy products all hotel restaurants, with rare exceptions, are ordered from the same proven suppliers. Therefore, the skill and experience of the chef come to the fore. We will surely have breakfast and lunch at all spa hotels and spa resorts, which we shoot videos to show our customers the range of restaurants, share our opinions about the quality and taste of dishes. We are also communicating with the chefs, learning their experience, evaluating their attitude to work. If diet food is important to you, then be sure to watch the video reviews of hotels on our website. We remind you that by choosing a spa hotel on our website, you can enable filtering by the presence of a nutritionist on staff.Filtering of spa hotel by the presence in the state of a particular specialization of the physician.
Therapeutic base of the spa hotel or spa resort
We advise you to do not consider the treatment base as an important criterion when you are choosing a spa hotel or spa resort for guests of the spa town of Karlovy Vary, who is coming to treat exclusively diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The main procedure in this case is to drink the thermal mineral water from the springs, supported by a proper diet. There is no procedure carried out in the spa hotel directly affects the gastrointestinal tract, the influence is only indirect. The quality of the treatment base becomes important in cases where, in addition to problems with the gastrointestinal tract, you have equally important, but still minor, problems with the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory organs.
We are repeating once again: diseases of the digestive system are treated only by passing the drinking cure from a spring. There are spa hotels in Karlovy Vary, where the thermal water is brought from the «Geyser» spring for drinking: «Imperial», «Richmond», «Sanssouci», «Iris», «Cajkovskij Palace» and etc. However, all the doctors of the resort agree that it is necessary to drink water directly from the spring, because while you making the way to the hotel, it loses some of its healing properties, it decreases the concentration of carbon dioxide and minerals.
On the other hand, a big advantage of the spa hotel is the thermal water supplied to its medical department, which is used for carrying out water procedures: pearl baths, underwater massage, carbon dioxide baths, gum irrigation, and hydroxylers. On our website resort houses, in which water is supplied from springs, are called “spa hotel”, and where it is not supplied - “spa resort».
When you are choosing a spa house, you should pay attention to the number of medical staff, and especially its attitude to the number of rooms in the spa hotel; on the doctor’s specialization and their work experience; on the availability of round-the-clock nurse on duty. We will note several spa hotels in Karlovy Vary, where highly qualified doctors are responsible for the quality of the treatment of guests, whose experience in the spa resort has been calculated for decades, and their professionality is reflected in the positive reviews and guest comments:
- Spa hotels of the group «Bristol» headed by therapist and health care specialist Vladimir Wurm, have been occupying the position of chief physician since 1999
- «Imperial» – 6 highly specialized doctors with extensive experience in balneology
- «Richmond» – chief physician, diabetologist Yana Karaskova has been working since 2000
- «Prezident» – the owner of the spa resort since 2008, as well as its main doctor since 2008, is Milada Sarova, an experienced balneologist and pediatrician.
When choosing a spa hotel, you can take into account the total number of procedures carried out in the medical department. The program of procedures is appointed on an individual basis at an introductory examination by a doctor, and the more procedures are performed, the more selective and more effective treatment will be. Very strong medical bases in spa resorts:
Spa hotels with the most powerful medical base
In the other resorts and spa hotels, approximately the same range of procedures is carried out: dry carbonic baths, pearl baths, gas injections, magnetic therapy, laser therapy, endo-vaco, oxygen therapy, inhalations, mud baths and applications, paraffin «gloves», etc. For people with spinal diseases, you should pay attention to the fact that an underwater spinal traction procedure is carried out in the spa hotel, which can be done using the appropriate filter on our website.Filtration of spa resorts in fact of the procedures you are interested in.
Dear friends! We hope that the information we have prepared will help you make the right choice. And remember that you can always get advice from a health care specialist by writing to us or calling the numbers listed on the website. We wish you a pleasant stay!