Unwind at this newly renovated hotel in the heart of charming Mariánské Lázně

The Falkensteiner Spa Resort resort offers an extensive year-round program for stress reduction in luxurious surroundings.

Diana Bocco

Written by Diana Bocco Published on 15.12.2021 15:16:00 (updated on 08.03.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Surrounded by lush green mountains and home to historical colonnades and promenades, Mariánské Lázně is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage spa town. Smaller than Karlovy Vary but just as charming, it offers visitors a chance to soak up the healing atmosphere of spas before heading out for a day of active wellness exploring the local trails, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing this winter.

For those wanting to add a touch of luxury to their spa stay, the 5-star Falkensteiner Spa Resort, which underwent a complete renovation at the beginning of 2021, offers plenty of that. Originally designed in the Art Nouveau style, the hotel has retained its original charm even as expansions and renovations have added touches of romantic décor and modern facilities.

Today, guests can leave their stress behind as they check-in into one of the 164 elegant, airy rooms and suites. Then nourish their bodies as they try the hotel’s signature “balance vital cuisine,” which offers health-conscious dishes made with fresh local ingredients and all the elegance and rich flavors you would expect from a top culinary experience.

Themed offerings (Fondue Night is a favorite with guests) and a Library Bar combining the best of books and cocktails give guests a chance to indulge too during their stay here.

Home to the largest spa and wellness center in the city, the Falkensteiner Spa Resort offers four saunas, five pools (including the only outdoor heated pool in town), a gymnastics room for yoga practice, and a fitness room complete with multi-purpose training systems and equipment.

There’s also a number of tailored offers at the spa too, including massages and bath and beauty treatments. And for those hearing the call of the outdoors, there’s a weekly program of guided sports and nature fitness activities, e-bike rentals during the warmer months, an outdoor yoga platform, Nordic walking, and certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) sessions available.

The Alexandra mineral spring springs directly in the Falkensteiner Spa Resort Marienbad in Mariánské Lázně. You can drink it or take a bath. The water is rich in iron and free carbon dioxide, thanks to which it hydrates the skin well. Alexandra is therefore nicknamed the "source of youth".

Centrally located but surrounded by the Kaiserwald nature reserve, the Falkensteiner also has its own private mineral spring used for spa treatments and drinking cures. The medical center at the resort – which operates under the guidance of its own physician – offers a mix of modern and alternative therapies and healing protocols aimed to rejuvenate, renovate, and strengthen both the body and the mind.

Among their unique offerings is a post-Covid rehabilitation and respiratory therapy program focused on restoring physical and neurological strength after convalescence, as well as helping the mind recover from the isolation and stress the long lockdown imposed on people.

Covid recovery packages last a minimum of seven days and focus on specific breathing therapies, mindfulness exercises, aromatherapy, and oxygen therapy for neurological stimulation. Guests will also receive more traditional therapies as part of the package, including mud packs, massages, and steam inhalation from forest springs.

For those looking for soothing relaxation and a chance to pamper themselves as the year comes to an end, a visit to the largest wellness and medical center in Mariánské Lázně might just be the perfect choice. 

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