Since before the times of Christ, there have been numerous references in history to spa therapies. La Garriga a town that is only 25 minutes from Barcelona, has been famous for over one thousand years for the properties of its thermal waters. After the 19th C it became a spa for Catalan society. The mild climate, its excellent, unique mineral-medicinal waters, the rich natural environment and the opening in 1875 of the railway all gave impetus to La Garriga as a tourist resort and prestigious residential area with numerous residential houses of remarkable architectural interest.
Since it opened in 1840, the Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal has been a place of prestige that has always been visited by important figures of Barcelona´s society. In 2002 the Balneario Blancafort was completely refurbished and returned to the central role it has enjoyed for over 150 years, the doors reopened again in early 2005 and the newly named Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal, has become a major reference in European spas.
Surrounded by the low modernist houses that define the architecture of La Garriga, the Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal provides for its guests the facilities, services and comforts of a fabulous and luxurious 4-star hotel. Respecting its old, charismatic interior façade, the Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal now has modern spaces as well as the most innovating facilities and services appropriate with a luxury hotel.
The hotel offers 155 comfortable, elegant rooms including 127 Deluxe and 28 Suites with differentiated spaces, balconies and terraces with solarium and outdoor Jacuzzis, all of which are equipped with the latest technologies.
The hotel comprises 3 restaurants that offer the best quality dishes with the finest service including a gourmet restaurant in which you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine; a dietary restaurant and an open-air restaurant.
Furthermore the hotel offers different bars, both indoor and outdoor as well as 1 tisane bar where you can enjoy, a very wide variety of juices and herb teas while you relax, read and talk.The library is stocked with interesting books and magazines that will introduce the reader to looking after body and mind, healthy habits, appropriate eating habits and keys to improving lifestyle.
All of this is enveloped in the most luxurious gardens, wide terraces and outdoor waterfalls so that during their stay guests may re-encounter health, rest and the equilibrium that they need.
La Garriga is a tranquil spot with a privileged micro-climate, by virtue of which thermal water springs naturally at 59 degrees Celsius, which have excellent mineral-medicinal properties for the treatment and recovery of many of the illnesses that derive from our current lifestyle.
The waters of the Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal Thermal Centre in addition to being mineral-medicinal waters, are alkaline and hyper-thermal as they flow at a temperature of 59° C. Owing to their subterranean and magmatic origin they have high levels of sulphate and chloride, resulting in it being highly recommended as external helping agents in treating skin problems whilst improving the immune system. Due to it´s sedative, painkilling effects the thermal waters are also indicated for stress, muscular hypertonia, increased blood flow as well as problems with the locomotor system like contractions and fractures.
The exclusive Thermal Centre of Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal combines cutting-edge innovations in facilities and services with more traditional, effective methods imported from different parts of the world for improving overall health. The centre is located in the most select environment for relaxing, releasing accumulated stress and tension as well as regaining wellbeing thanks to the properties of the mineral-medicinal waters. To make this possible there is a team of experts in all areas such as chiromassage, physiotherapy, nursing and acupuncture. The friendly and professional manner of the staff also contribute to providing the clients with a few days of refreshing rest and an intense sensation of wellbeing.
The Thermal Centre of approximately 3000 m2 has two zones and two thermal circuits: The Templarium where you will find an exact architectural replica of certain Roman scenes (Tepidarium, Frigidarium and Caldarium), and in which you can enjoy treatments from the Roman era, and the Natatorium, a thermal hydrotherapy pool with mineral-medicinal water. There is also another area with 12 separate rooms, each with a hydro-massage bath in which to enjoy hydro-thermal treatments, inhalations and aroma hydrotherapy, in addition to an area of complementary manual and mud therapies as well as an area for Vichy, Kneipp and sensorial showers and so on.
The Oriental Zone is the most exclusive area of the thermal complex where the client can choose the most select of international massages from Bali, Thailand, Japan and many more.
- Natatorium thermal water pool with water jets, jacuzzis and water beds
- Tepidarium Bath with a water temperature at 36°C with a relaxing effect
- Caldarium Bath with water temperature between 40° and 42°C with a relaxing effect
- Frigidarium Bath with water at 14° with an initial stimulating and vasoconstrictor effect
- Showers: Circular, cyclonic and dream showers
- Ice fountain
- Therm: Cabin with temperatures ranging from 45° C to 55° C
- Finnish Sauna
- Relax benches: Stone relax benches with massage mats
- Rest area: Sun loungers on which to relax with background music
- Water beds: Water beds that produce pleasant micro-bubbles
- Medical centre under the direction of nationally and internationally renowned doctors
- Skin care and beauty centre with hairdressing service and beauty care treatments
- 1 Gymnasium with latest generation exercising equipment
- 2 outdoor thermal pools and 4 indoor thermal pools that are set at different temperatures, one of which is built under a spectacular glass roof
2012: Certificate of excellence - Tripadvisor
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