A genuine green embrace
Dolenjske spa is one of the oldest spas in Europe. Today, moreover, it is a space of wellness and congress tourism and an area of unspoiled natural and cultural heritage. The spa valley is surrounded on one side by the mysterious Kočevski rog, and on the other by the gentle dolenjski hills. The Dolenjske spa lies in the centre of the Spa Valley. The new hotel in the middle of the historic core of Dolenjske spa is embedded in the existing ambiance and forms a kind of an organic link with other objects.
Dolenjske spa is in the south-eastern part of Slovenia. It is accessible by local road from Novo mesto or from Ljubljana along the picturesque valley of the river Krka. Ljubljana is 67 km away. Like other spas it is not exactly in the centre of Slovenia, but precisely the location in the middle of greenery makes it particularly interesting.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
The hotel forms a functional unit with the Kristal hotel and forms a nice relaxing atmosphere. With the Zen glass walkway it is connected to the Wellness Centre Balnea, which creates a unique and high-quality spatial experience. Through the hallway you are directly connected with the majestic spa park. The simple design is rich in terms of materials, colours, textures and light. As a whole it appears warm and pleasant, surprising wits its many small details, like a series of international jokes and sayings in the elevator and the top quality lighting of hallways, restaurants and the hotel as a whole.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
In the renovated hotel top quality cuisine has found its place. An excellent choice of breakfasts and very friendly staff are some of the main catering strengths of the hotel. A selection of regional and local cuisine thrills, as does the promotion of local products and honey. The restaurant is connected across the hallway with the new hotel; it is also suitable for larger receptions.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
The hotel room is well-equipped and even borders on being luxurious. It most impresses with its warmth, which is emphasized by the materials and wood used. The hotel has one of the best hotel beds. We particularly recommend the rooms with balconies.
A small conference centre has three modernly equipped halls. The largest hall can accommodate 80 participants. There are additional facilities in the restaurant with Small lounge and club Ana. Across the road the Municipality of Dolenjske spa has built a cultural and congress centre, which is an integral part of the offer. The largest hall in the centre can accommodate 260 participants and it is technically very well equipped.
DESSERT – The extras
Mighty park for Zen incentive programmes.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
Crowded pool complex and saunas.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The warmth and quality of hotel rooms, which are maintained to a high level.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
A full-blooded wellness experience that does not disappoint your congress guests – the interiors and architecture of the hotel is sound in all respects and the quality craftsmanship and materials used satisfy at first glance, with the only drawback being that the hotel is generally very busy and so your conference guests will have to mix with classical health guests. Otherwise, this spa is where you can be a little removed from the world and enjoy the peace and intimacy of your event. A very authentic and very genuine boutique congress experience.
FINAL GRADE: 4.67 SILVER SPA MEETING HOTEL
GOLD final score from 4.81 to 5.00
SILVER final score from 4.61 to 4.80
BRONZE final score from 4.41 to 4.60