Abano Ritz Thermae & Wellness Hotel
What We Love
- A five-star stay in a relaxing wine region, with breakfast, a tasting, discounts and moreTaking the stress out of arrivals with transfers from Venice Airport
- Experiencing one of the hotel’s signature mud bath treatments
- Enjoying creative cuisine in a vintage setting at Il Brutto Anatroccolo
What To Know
- Located just 30 minutes from Venice (by train)
- The onsite restaurant has a great wine list
- Free WiFi and parking
Follow the wine road of Italy’s Euganean Hills to Abano Terme, Europe’s oldest spa town, and you’ll find an excellent base to detox before you retox. Sample the wine of the region’s many vineyards and retrace the steps of the likes of Byron, Shelley and Goethe. For a gourmet break you’ll want to write home about, look no further than the Abano Ritz Hotel.
Headed up by the Poletto family, this is a five-star hotel that combines the elegance of the past with the luxury of the present. When you’re not enjoying a classical music concert under the chandelier of the Hall of Mirrors, you can find ways to relax and unwind with a mud therapy in the spa or a round of golf at the splendid courses nearby. You’ll also find homemade pasta and lunchtime barbecues at White Gloves and Ill Brutto Anatroccolo restaurants.
Good to know
For access to all inclusions as part of this offer, a Luxury card must be purchased for €6 per person, per stay, directly at the hotel.
Please note that a city tax of €2 per person, per night is payable directly to the hotel.
How to Get There
We took two large communicating double rooms (“privilege” rooms). They were extremely comfortable and quiet. Also the beds were just perfect.
Each room had two bathrooms, one with tub and the other with shower, which is very convenient for a large family. They were comfortable but would benefit from renovation.
The safe in the room was small: it could contain small objects but was too small for a laptop. But then, the hotel is safe so there is no risk to leave it in the room.
The hotel has its own swimming pool, spa and fitness center. It offers all the most common facilities and is extremely relaxing. For one day in Abano Terme the hotel facilities are more than enough. Should you stay longer, you may want to consider visiting also other facilities.
The hotel has a large garden (or small park), with a small paddock for dogs. The hotel is indeed pet friendly.
We had dinner at the hotel. The choice was limited but the food was very healthy. This is probably to meet the requirements of the clientele who consisted predominantly of pensioners (we visited the hotel outside the holiday period).
Finally, I would like to stress that all hotel staff and in particular the reception desk were extremely friendly and competent.
I returned to this lovely hotel and ordered the same room as last year as I found it very comfortable. I expected to have a bigger TV set which would make the room nicer and even a renovation of the cupboard in the room could improve the situation, All were as expected but the internet in the room did not function most of the time and was a great disappointment for me. (Last year it was very good).
Friend of mine who came with me for the first time in this hotel were very satisfied.
On one hand, it's kind of fun to be in a hotel that still adheres to practices from the beginning of the 20th century. The "gala" dinners with white-gloved waiters, sumptuously-decorated dining room, candles and triumphal marches into the dining room for the roasted beef and baked Alaska courses; all remind me of photo spreads from Good Housekeeping in the 1950s.
The decor in the common areas really is luxe and the lobby is a pleasure to relax in.
Unfortunately, the food at the dinner is the lowest quality and, largely, flavorless.
The menu last night was impressive: Lobster with grapefruit, consumme, cheese souffle, sorbet, roast beef with artichoke and "duchess" potatoes and baked Alaska.
There were no sauces or seasonings to the first course: a cold, poached, split, small lobster on a bed of fresh greens with sprinkled with chopped grapefruit. It was the best dish of the evening.
The consumme was just canned chicken stock with some shreds of something unidentifiable in it.
The cheese souffle was amazingly flavorless! I'd've loved just a hint of any cheese-flavored substance.
The sorbet was fine; served in a little flute.
The beef was what you'd expect at an all-you-can-eat establishment. The potatoes were flavorless, pre-piped & baked. And, if they'd boiled the artichoke anymore, you could've mashed it up for baby food.
I declined the baked Alaska. But my companion found shreds of tobacco in his.
The quality of the included breakfast is the same.
The room: We had an "Elegant" room with a comfy king-sized bed, hard foam pillows. The in-room "safe" measures roughly 5" deep x 12" wide x 8" high. You can't really put much in there.
And, there's no such thing as a reading lamp by the bed. There's a wall sconce at each side of bed, controllable from the bedside. Each one throws out enough light to illuminate the entire room.
There's no coffee service in the room, but you can go downstairs and request it from the kitchen in the morning.
The spa facilities and services are quite complete, with everything you could ask for, I think.
Unfortunately, the lovely outdoor pool is looking neglected, with it's moldy grout and rust-stained metal fixtures. (I must add, though, that all the jets and water features do still work!) The indoor pool looks much better.
set yourself back some 50 years. great breakfast (for italy). friendly service but we did not have the white glove dinner there since there are so many interesting restaurants in the area. the hot springs are great (been to 7 in the area).
I was lucky enough to spend time in this wonderful hotel. This is a great place with polite staff. The hotel is located in a quiet location. In territory there is a park zone of rest, a large swimming pool on thermal springs. The room had everything you need. Large, comfortable double bed. Also breakfast included in the accommodation. On the territory there is a large parking lot, which is important. I recommend this hotel.