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Abano Grand Hotel   -  Italy

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The origins of the mud
Man has always had a special relationship with spring water: in the past it was considered a gift from the Gods, and it was attributed magical, therapeutic and depurative properties.
Of the various therapeutic uses there are for mineral water that springs out of the ground, mixing it with clay to produce what is commonly called "spa therapy mud" is without doubt one of the best known. The Veneto region in the heart of Italy boasts one of the largest and most famous spa complexes in the world, namely the Terme Euganee, of which Abano Terme is also a part.

What is thermal mud?
The composition of mud varies considerably depending on the area in which the water origins and the maturation, which is usually carried out in artificial basins. The mud used in the spas of the GB Thermae Hotels is more than just ordinary mud: it sees the combination of clay, extracted under controlled conditions from the bottom of two thermal lakes situated in the Euganean hills, and the heightening and actibasining effect of spa water. This purified and treated clay is left to rest in basins to allow it to "mature". The mud is incubated for two months with a constant flow of thermal water at a temperature of 85-87° C. The high temperature in the maturation basins leads to the development of the active elements typically found in thermal mud. This phase sees the gradual colonisation of the clay by numerous micro algae (Diatomite and Cyanophyte) and cyanobacteria (Phormidium) present in the ecosystem of the Euganeo thermal area. It is precisely this particular process that results in thermal mud enriched with the ETS-05 cyanobacterium, which produces glycolipid substances of considerable anti-inflammatory properties with no side effects.

The thermal waters
The spa water used belongs to the group of deep underground waters. The water pours out of GB Thermæ Hotels sources at a temperature of 87°C, following a long journey at depth which heightens its wealth of mineral substances. Classified as a hyper-thermal water containing sodium chloride, bromine and iodine, it is a resource which is unique of its kind the world over. Once cooled, it is used for hydrotherapy: in the individual thermal tubs dynamised with ozone, in the large thermal swimming pools, in the "Kneipp" vascular pools and in the grotto cave, as well as being micronised for inhalation and aerosol devices. Indeed inhalations with thermal water have a mucolytic and purifying effect on the mucous of the airways, and obtain excellent results with illnesses affecting the airways. The temperature at which the water is used and the unusual chemical and physical composition of the spa water guarantee a remarkable analgesic and stress relieving effect, of great use in providing a rapid solution to problems caused by muscular tension, above all at a paravertebral level (cervical pain, chronic lumbar pain and back pain).

Stunning decorations, elegance, spacious area and luxury, these are the characteristics of Abano Grand Hotel, unique hotel 5 stars deluxe in Abano Terme. Precious design, from furniture till Venetian marble, antiques and pictures, as well as attention to the minimum details strike the clients from the first. It is an ideal place who is looking for a luxury atmosphere to have a nice stay dedicated to relax and wellness in. The Abano Grand Hotel has a spacious and elegant Anti-aging Thermal Spa®.

The rooms
Highly spacious rooms with balconies, terraces and panoramic views; sumptuous bathrooms in marble in shades of pink and green and Luigi XV colours, fabrics and furnishings make for a truly unique style

The elegant restaurant features a menu of creative dishes that interpret traditional local cuisine. All are served with the exclusive, highly prized wines of the "Abano Grand" wine cellars. A taste experience not to be missed out on.

Sporting Activities
Thermal steam cave, solarium, hairdresser, beauty area and a large department for mud therapy, 3 thermal pools one of which is an indoor pool and other one with different hydro massages, water jets, Aqua gym and a counter-current walking course, a fully equipped gymnasium, tennis courts at sister Hotel Metropole, bicycles, in the surroundings horse riding, a climbing wall and three 18-hole golf courses.

Anti-ageing thermal spa
Anti-Aging® Spa Medicine provides scientifically effective strategies for stopping the aging process chiefly caused by stress, an unbalanced diet, unhealthy lifestyle, exposure to the sun and genetic predisposition.

The spa water, which contains sodium, chloride, bromine and iodine, and the naturally matured mud, provide comprehensive solutions for aging problems. The programme goes beyond just beauty purposes to provide a series of evaluations and treatments that make it possible to analyse and cure the damage wreaked by the passing of time.

189 Rooms - all equipped with mini-bar, TV, direct dial telephone, safe and air-conditioning. Non-smoking rooms available

* Imperial suites feature private sitting room with fireplace, two bathrooms, and Louis XV style furnishings
* Beauty and fitness centre (inc. Massage, physiotherapies etc.)
* Up to date fitness (weights) room
* 3 connecting swimming pools
* Thermal department
* Medical assistance
* Restaurant

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Passport/Visa A valid passport is required but British passport holders do not require a visa. All other passport holders should check with Italian consulate Tel: (020) 7235 9371.
Climate Hot summers / mild winters
Health No innoculations required unless arriving from an affected area.
Time GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 in summer)
Electricity 220v AC, 50Hz
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