AN ETERNAL CLASSIC
When in 1960 healing water rather than oil gushed out from a borehole it was the catalyst for the development of spa activities in Moravci. The hotel is today part of the tourist complex Terme 3000 set in the midst of the Prekmurje plains and its diverse offer, from golf to the bathing in the soothing black thermos-mineral water that is the foundation of the health and wellness offer, is very appealing. The area surrounding the complex beckons you to discover and explore the landscape and just as the hospitality of the locals is very heartwarming, the Goričko area itself also holds a strong fascination.
Anyone who has ever visited the Prekmurje region that is distinguished by the Mura river, Pannonian plains and the hilly landscape of the nearby Goričko, will know that this region in the northeast of Slovenia is unique and has its own very special identity. With the construction of a modern motorway connection, this final frontier of Slovenia is now easily accessible. There are several different possibilities for guests arriving by car from the nearby airport in Graz, or from Zagreb or Ljubljana Airport, as a large outdoor car park and closed garage allows easy parking for congress guests.
COLD APPETIZER - Architecture and Aesthetics
Built in 2006, the hotel is located next to the four-star Hotel Ajda, to which it is directly connected, and can be recognised by its modern architecture that is defined by a large glazed section above the hotel reception. The unassuming, classic hotel architecture fits tightly into the complex ensemble and its height of 4 floors complements the overall setting of the resort, as it doesn’t impose itself on the landscape or its context. Its functionality, integration and tastefully decorated horticultural design are all very impressive, as is the airy and attractive main lobby area.
WARM APPETIZER - Staff and catering
Despite it being expected in a hotel of this category, the friendly and helpful staff who offer a warm welcome to everybody is deserving of especial praise. The breakfast and dinner are self-service with an adequate choice of dishes, including a decent range of local cuisine and an inspiring modern interpretation of traditional Prekmurian layer cake – in fact, the cake made such an impression on us during our visit that we were left speechless.
MAIN DISH - Conference hotel service
Rooms are spacious and equipped with the hotel’s trademark – thermal bathrooms that are constructed as winter gardens at the entrance to the balcony so that guests can enjoy the hot tub. The speciality is natural mineral water in the bathtub, which you absolutely won’t find anywhere else. The ventilation is good and the overall comfort and quality of a stay in the room are highly commendable. A smaller congress centre for 130 people and two smaller meeting rooms, each for 30 people, is available to congress organisers. Additional facilities are available in the neighbouring Hotel Ajda and the greatest added value is most definitely the plenitude of venues available for organising attractive incentive programmes.
DESSERT – The extras
The hotel offers one of the most modern wellness centres offering specialized programmes of relaxation. The hotel also offers a variety of water attractions.
FLOP – NEGATIVE SURPRISES
There are a lot of bookings for this hotel, which is why we would recommend finding event dates when there’s a smaller number of wellness visitors.
TOP – POSITIVE SURPRISES
The many sports facilities that nicely complement the tennis courts on site and offer a full array of incentive programme options.
OVERALL IMPRESSION AND CREDIBILITY
The complex is very fresh and modern, and very much in tune with what a positive congress tourism product should be. It is complemented by a rich experiential offer around its thermal pools and pampering options. Congress guests will receive individual treatments and culinary experiences. The only real topic of discussion is its placement in the five-star category, as some details ordinarily expected at this level are missing.
Regardless, the hotel is definitely worth being on the congress organisers’ radar as it is a nice alternative and an enrichment to the offer that is well off the beaten MICE tracks.
FINAL GRADE: 4.31 BRONZE RESORT 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