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Balneario de Archena****

Balneario de Archena offers an authentic Spanish wellness experience. The history and character of the place are truly amazing! The spa facilities are modern and very extensive. The thermal spa treatments a delight. All programs are supervised by a doctor specialised in hydrotherapy. If you want to escape the mass tourism of the Spanish Costas and experience a bit of the real Spain this is a great choice! Relax in natural surroundings and let go of your stress….

The Resort

The Spa Hotel & Resort Balneario de Archena is a thermal complex covering more than 200,000 m2 located in the Murcia province, Spain. It is situated in Valle del Ricote, a privileged natural enclave found next to Río Segura (Segura River) in beautiful and lush natural surroundings. Archena Spa Hotel & Resort is a luxury spa resort only 24 km from Murcia and 80 km from Alicante’s airport.

The resort comprises of three hotels and a very large and complete spa complex where hydrotherapy treatments are carried out, with water being the main protagonist. Spa Hotel & Resort Balneario de Archena employs water originating from a thermal spring that holds mineral-medicinal qualities, whose properties make this excellent Mediterranean hotel a leading establishment for health tourism in Spain, following the latest trends in wellness and hydrotherapy. It is ideal for a spa break, a health cure or a luxurious spa weekend.

The Hotels

Hotel Termas****

Constructed at the end of the XIX century, Hotel Termas**** partially maintains its original Mozarabic style, which is its main characteristic trait. It is the principal hotel in the resort, due to its elegance and tradition. It has 67 rooms all with fully-equipped bathrooms.

The building was refurbished recently, although still keeps part of the decoration from last century in Mozarabic style. The cupola stands out, located in the mentioned Mozarabic area, as does the Roman tombstone from the end of the 1st century, and at the entrance of the thermal area the fountain is found, a replica of the Patio de los Leones fountain in the Alhambra, Granada.

Hotel Levante****

Totally refurbished, its spacious rooms and the comfort it offers turns Hotel Levante **** into a modern and functional establishment. It counts with 70 rooms, all with fully-equipped bathrooms. The comfort of the rooms and the quality of the services guarantee an unforgettable stay.

The Water

The mineral-medicinal water of Balneario de Archena was declared as being of public interest in 1869. It is classified as a sulfurate-sulphate-chlorine-sodium-calcic water. It flows from the spring at a temperature of 52.5 ºC after having remained underground within the earth for 15,000 years. The properties of the water make for an excellent natural remedy for physical conditions as well as for recuperating the general well-being of the body.

This water holds the capacity to provide the body with the rest and relaxation needed to improve the immunologic system, and to favour the maintenance and improvement of joints as well as the protection of skin against ageing. The beneficial effects to the body are recognised by the doctors and physiotherapists who prescribe the visits to the spa.

Balneario de Archena puts some excellent facilities and a superb team of professionals at your disposal who are eager to offer an integral medical service, acknowledged by the quality seal of the Spanish Tourist Quality Institute. The medical team is composed of a medical director and 4 doctors who are specialised in hydrology (thermal water knowledge and treatment). They prescribe the thermal treatments after exhaustively monitoring every client during their stay. The individualised health and rest treatments are performed with the most avant-garde techniques and technology in the best possible facilities.

    The Thermal Spa Area

    The thermal spa area of the Balneario can be divided in three sections: The Thermal Galery, the ´Termalium´ Spa and the Beauty Farm.

    The Thermal Gallery is the oldest part of the resort and this is where the thermal water spring originates. It is a beautiful area with lots of character and history. In this area you find the treatment rooms where the staff performs the traditional Archena massages with mud and where the old thermal baths are. The thermal Gallery also offers a thermal circuit and a natural steam room. The Thermal gallery can be accessed directly by all 3 hotels

    The Termalium Spa, a very large wellness and spa centre, is the new leisure and well-being enterprise of Spa Hotel & Resort Balneario de Archena, where rest, health and beauty are all taken care of. The water employed in Espacio Termalium is thermal water from the mineral-medicinal water spring, with an average constant temperature of 34-36 ºC.

    The Termalium Spa is made up of 11,000 m2 of thermal water area comprising of large inside and outside thermal pools with different types of cervical and lumbar water spurts, water currents, waterfalls, Jacuzzis, water beds, children’s pool, a wide beach area, saunas at different temperatures and humidity levels, massage rooms, warm hammocks, floatation pool (salt water), outdoor massage area, natural essences pool, igloo, walking corridors, thermal-contrast circuit and other facilities, which together are able to produce multiple sensations by alternating between warm and cool temperatures.

    The Beauty Farm’s professional team is composed by specialised technicians who perform the latest programs for personal care. Thermal Beauty Farm counts with highly innovative beauty and health treatments that include:  a great variety of facial and corporal massages, manicure, hair removal, tanning and make up, besides other manual therapies such as the Ayurvedic massages and treatments.

    Spa facilities:

    The Thermal Gallery:

    • 11 Archena Massage cabins
    • 21 general mud cabins, 20 general mud + thermal bath cabins
    • 2 circular shower cabins
    • 2 bithermical shower cabins
    • 2 thermal water-spurts cabins
    • 1 Termarchena circuit and a thermal moist stove
    • “nasal washing room" (4 devices)
    • "collective nebulisation room"
    • "aerosol room" (8 devices)  
    • "vaporisation room" (4 devices).
    • "resting room"
    • changing room
    • Physiotherapy clinic

    The Termalium Spa, 11,000 m2 of: 

    • Large and modern thermal swimming pools both inside and outside with jets, water currents, waterfalls, Jacuzzis, water bed etc.
    • a children’s pool
    • a wide beach area
    • saunas at different temperatures and relative humidity levels
    • massage rooms
    • crosscurrent pool
    • warm hammocks
    • floatation pool (salt water)
    • outdoor massage area
    • natural essences pool
    • contrast pool
    • igloo
    • walking corridors
    • thermal-contrast circuit
    • dressing rooms
    • restaurant and bar

    The Beauty Farm:

    • thalatherm cabin (seaweed treatment)
    • thalaform cabin (hydromassage bath)
    • solarium cabin
    • seven cabins for face and corporal treatments
    • Hair dresser

    Green Policy

    Balneario de Archena as a large resort put a lot of effort into their sustainability. For example, they:

    • Select providers which have an approved sustainability policy
    • Use sustainable cleaning products and detergents which respect the environment
    • Have implemented many energy saving initiatives with motion detectors and timers for lights and devices
    • Look to reduce water consumption whereever possible, in bathrooms, toilet cisterns and taps
    • Use a water control system
    • All rooms have advice for clients as how to be more environementally friendly in terms of water use,
    • Clients are encouraged to replace towels only when necessary to reduce excessive laundry etc
    • Use recycled materials
    • Are rigorous in their endeavours to reduce and recycle waste
    • In house training with all employees as to the hotels environmental policies and sustainability

    SIS Goodie Bag

    FREE up-grade to a Superior Room! (subject to availability upon arrival)

    FREE set of cosmetic thermal products in your room!

    1 FREE entrance to the Balnea Centre (saunas)!

    SIS Offer

    Early booking discount of 15% when booking is made minimum 31 days before arrival!


    • 4* Resort style
    • 254 rooms
    • Extensive thermal water spa
    • Alicante & Murcia (San Javier)
    • Free wifi available
    • Open year round
    • Country side near a town
    • Large indoor & (heated) outdoor pools
    • Gym
    • Children allowed
    • Check-in: 14:00, Check-out: 12:00h


    Balneario de Archena is located at around 55 km and 50 minutes driving from Murcia San Javier airport or 90 km and 68 minutes driving from Alicante airport.

    Read what our clients have to say...

    Nice relaxing days with healthy food, and we lost weight as desired. Beautiful surroundings, quiet and beautiful old hotel! The massages in the thermal gallery below the hotel is our best memory. One suggestion is to have more insight into the menu and to have a choice in the menu. And we missed being able to swim laps, the pools are not really suitable for that. Thank you!
    A.K, Netherlands - 26 June 2024
    I loved everything, from the initial communication via email in preparation for the holiday, to the holiday itself. The location was beautiful. I loved it. The combination of the detox diet was fantastic, together with the medical advice and the thermal treatments. I didn't get to enjoy the nature and the surroundings very much. The first day you arrive lost, the next 3 days there were storms, and I only had one day left to walk around the area. I missed being able to choose the times of the treatments to be able to choose the available activities. When I arrived at the hotel I was not informed of the activities. I found out later, once I had the schedule of the treatments. I found out by chance because I saw some ladies looking at the activities screen at the door of the restaurant, and there I saw the number of activities available. I was also not informed at the hotel reception about the bicycle service. I also missed the lack of information at the reception about the routes that can be done in the area. One day I went for a walk along the river, saw a sign and followed a route. Later I discovered that there are many routes in the area. A map or a list of the different routes could be provided at reception. I remember the medical advice, with Dr. Mari Carmen Valenzuela, the kindness of the girls who work in the thermal treatments and in the cleaning of the room, the detox diet and, of course, the thermal treatments. A fantastic experience, to repeat. In fact, I am recommending it to my friends.
    Mari Cruz, Spain - 19 June 2024
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    We love this

    • A real Spanish wellness experience
    • Most modern Thermal Water Spa in Spain
    • Beautiful old authentic buildings with lots of character!
    • Beautifully set in lush gardens next to a river

    This not so much...

    • Not many of the staff speak English
    • Older audience especially in winter
    • Lots of families at weekends over the summer

    Our tips

    • Places to visit locally: Salto del Usero (waterfall), Cartagena with its Roman remains, Murcia City and Valle de Ricote
    • On Friday lunchtime there is a tapas route in Murcia town
    • Important dates in the calendar are the "burial of the sardine" and the wine festival of Jumilla in August
    • The Easter Celebrations in Lorca and Cartagena are always a sight to behold

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