Tips for the wellness and spa

What a better way to warm up after a hike in a cold weather than spa? The spa season began and here are some tips on where to go for a sauna or hot tub in the southern Low Tatras and Slovak Ore Mountains.

Many guest houses are equipped with their own wellness facilities, but these are mostly accessible only to their guests who are staying over. Let me show you several wellness places and spa facilities, which are also available to the people who are just passing by.

Spa Hotels

Hotel Partizán

Hotel Partizán**** located in a beautiful environment of the Low Tatras mountains offers variety of services to ensure that you can enjoy pools, saunas, rest zones, or facial and body treatments. Modern equipment, panoramic views and the scent of wood create perfect atmosphere allowing you to enjoy lovely views of the surrounding nature. What’s more is that they have a separate space for children, sauna for families with children and a separate sauna with a whirlpool exclusively for adults.

More Hotels below the Low Tatras

Smaller but more cosy wellness centres below Tatras are Hotel Bystrá *** and Hotel Stupka ***. Spa area of Hotel Bystrá offers a wide variety of saunas. These include Finish, steam, infrared and salt saunas, as well as Kneipp spa, cooling pool, ice waterfall and a resting area with fireplace. Although spa is reserved only for the adults, families and children are more than welcome to use the water world. Hotel Stupka offers a range of complementary services, including swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and even a saltwater pool.

Hotel Zerrenpach

Hotel Zerrenpach*** has a cosy spa with an intimate atmosphere yet offers 12 different attractions for the perfect relax.  They use Slovak natural cosmetics DULCIA, which is being made in nearby Osrblie.

Private Spa

Chata pod Čertovicou

Mountain chalet under Čertovica has been used by skiers and tourists since 1934. Several years back, they added to the cottage by the lake a private wellness spa with Finnish and steam sauna, hot tub, whirlpool and staircase leading to the lake where you can cool down. In the middle of the forest, in silence, far from the road.

Capacity of the wellness is 10 people, and for 40 €/ hour it will be all at your disposal. In case you decide to stay longer, it is 60 €/ 1.5hour. The price is for the whole group.

If you decide to go, call ahead and don’t forget to say that you read about them on the STEY blog. You will save €20. Entry to the spa for 1.5 hours will then cost you only 40 €. Discounted entry is available until mid-December.

Hotel Polianka

Hotel Polianka** by the lake Krpáčovo has a small but private wellness. Finnish sauna with the capacity of 3-4 people, lounge chairs, and a cooling shower. When you walk out from the sauna, you can find two hot tubs available there to offer you a scenic view of the moonlit lake and autumn fog.

Hot tub in the forest

Digital detox in Klenovské vrchy offers enchanting time in the middle of untouched nature. Spend a beautiful evening in a hot tub with candles and sounds of wild animals in the background.

Plans with Kupieľka

Maybe one day, we will be able to enjoy the heath of the oldest sauna in Czechoslovakia just below Kráľova hoľa, in Šumiac. Miller Michal Demo built this sauna upon his return from Russian captivity in 1920. The sauna stands by a cool stream where people used to cool down. It gradually became a “bath of the region”, as people would come to treat here their rheumatism. Unfortunately, the original wooden house was destroyed by a fallen tree, and then in the 1950s it was repaired using bricks.

At present, the village is looking for means for its reconstruction. Although Šumiac has already a lot to offer thanks to its folklore, wooden architecture, Kráľovej holi, the Museum of Bells, fatbikes, cross-country trails and a handful of young people who have decided to stay, we are already excited for the time when we can promote their newly rebuilt spa house.

Enjoy pure relax in saunas and jacuzzis during this autumn! Ivana

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