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
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.
In the past I heard a lot of the magic Abano Therme. As a young person never paid attention to the "old peoples" who told about the magic of place. Time have passed and at the age of 80 it became quite difficult to rent a car and make hundreds of miles like I used to do. Some health problems has found their way to settle in my body and I recall the old stories I have heard. My wife and me has decided to spent a week and relax at Abano Therme. We looked for a 5* hotel and found the Ritz. Trying to find the best available room the man we talked to suggested a big room with double bathroom at a reasonable price (less than 200 Euro) per night. When we entered the room we were totally surprised. It was a suit with 2 TV sets, lounge and another sitting corner with two bathroom. The breakfast was rich and with diversity of food. We eat dinner at a restaurant that belong to the hotel but is behind the hotel. The price was reasonable and a very good. it was served in a unique and aesthetic way.
The health treatment We got there inhalations, mud, and massages brought us back to fill young and fresh. We came to Marco polo air port. We asked the otel to provide us with a shuttle and it was all organized perfectly tour and retour.
I decided to return every year to the Ritz Hotel
This was our first visit to a thermal spa. We went on the recommendation of a friend. It was just brilliant! The hotel is family run, very comfortable, a little old fashioned which just adds to its charm - it just oozes character missing in those big chain hotels run by impersonal managers. The breakfast was good and if you have half-board you can choose to eat either at lunchtime or in the evening as you feel like it. The food was very good indeed. The service was attentive and professional. Every evening the hotel laid on something different: classical music, a singer, a piano recital etc. Very enjoyable.
There are two thermal swimming pools, one external, one inside. The inside one was perfect for some serious swimming.
As for the thermal treatments, there was a wide range on offer from mudbaths to thermal massages, ayurvedic massages, inhalations for respiratory problems, etc. The staff were friendly and highly professional. I have to say we came back feeling years younger!