Spabreaks.com has welcomed two beautiful spa hotels in Portoroz to the collection, in this elegant and sophisticated country, described by Lonely Planet as “an earthly paradise of snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline” that capitalises on spectacular natural scenery.
Off the conventional tourist trail, Slovenia is a treasure trove of mountains, ski resorts and lakes. In the capital city baroque facades mix with the 20th-century architecture of native Jože Plečnik, whose iconic Tromostovje (Triple Bridge) spans the tightly curving Ljubljanica River. It is really quite awe-inspiring.
First to join the collection is Hotel Apollo. On a prehistoric coastline, Hotel Apollo enjoys views of the sea and harnesses the healing power of its waters. Nordic walking, cycling, and trips to the surrounding area are all part of the experience. The hotel is all about healthy, active living with all fun of a regular holiday.
There is Ayurvedic detox or Mediterranean anti-ageing LifeClass gastronomy available, meanwhile, the spa has a Thalasso centre harnessing the healing powers of the sea with its own sub category of therapies, as well as an Ayurvedic centre, again with its own therapies; a Mediterranean anti-ageing centre; and a Wai Thai centre, a unique space for traditional Thai massage and natural facial and body care.
Meanwhile on a private beach, Grand Hotel Portoroz subscribes to the LifeClass ethos, which means everything can be geared towards health and wellbeing. Renovated rooms combine elegance, the tradition of salt panning and the history of Piran on the Adriatic Sea, and dining follows the same principles as that at Hotel Apollo.
Again, there is Thalassotherapy, an Ayurvedic centre, an anti-ageing centre, and a Wai Thai centre as well as lot of therapies and treatments, all in a five-star location with the added benefit of windsurfing, SUP, rowing, cycling, diving, hiking and trips to Trieste, Venice and Postojna Cave available.
Romantic, family or solo travelling for health or luxury, Slovenia is definitely one to watch and explore in 2017.