What We Love
- A four-star spa hotel just outside Lazio's medieval town of Viterbo, with breakfast and moreSoaking in the steamy thermal waters of the hotel’s many outdoor pools
- The quiet location, away from Viterbo’s bustling medieval center
- The hotel’s clean lines and cool neo-classical design throughout
- Dining at the hands of Michelin-starred chef, Luca Maragliano
What To Know
- Classic rooms start at roughly 190-square-feet
- Check in starts at 3 p.m. and check-out is anytime before 11 a.m.
- WiFi works well
Founded by the Etruscans, then taken over by the Romans, the Italian town of Viterbo, at the gateway to Lazio’s rugged northern region, hosts a relatively undiscovered medieval core. Perfectly poised in a peaceful setting just outside of town sits Terme Salus, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner. A cool, calm and contemporary retreat, it boasts expansive grounds that house an impressive thermal spa with indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a welcoming restaurant headed up by a Michelin-starred chef.
The rooms occupy a modern, streamlined building, overlooking manicured, statue-strewn gardens. Here, you’ll enjoy unfettered access to a selection of naturally heated outdoor thermal pools of varying temperatures – a welcome prospect during the cooler months. Enjoy a sauna with garden view, taking the plunge in the outdoor frigidarium, or relax to the max indoors, where you’ll find a number of other pools perfect for the cooler months. After a few hours of sublime spa relaxation an amazing night’s sleep is a given.
How to Get There
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Salus Terme. We went seeking a relaxing stay after four weeks traveling with a large group of friends. The mineral spas were the perfect antidote! We really relaxing. The pools are both relaxing and restorative. There are many pools and treatments. The saunas were also great. The staff at the hotel were very accommodating and friendly. The hotel is very clean. We enjoyed a beautiful dinner in the restaurant. The breakfast was nice also. Don’t be put off by the rooms and long corridors as it’s worth going just for the pools.
I cannot imagine that I had not discovered Terme Salus after having lived over 35 years in and out of Roma! We were so thrilled to find this jewel so close to Roma and with serious thermal baths ranging from body temperature to very hot and very cold, whichever one you chose to use. The elegant pools outdoors were more than relaxing--they were magical, especially toward evening when the light is so beautiful. We were lucky not to have a crowd, but every one of the guests is very private and you feel as if you are in your own personal spa! For us--we who cannot take a lot of sun--there is the lovely indoor warm pool in which one could dream forever!
Nice facility with thermal spa, hotel, restaurant. Very friendly staff, they offer complete services for this kind of structure. Indoor and outdoor pools (water of 36 Celsius degrees!!!). Adults only orientated, very relaxing, looks like something "far from the madding crow". Only one hour away from Rome, right near Viterbo, great place for sightseeing, eating and shopping. A great place for locals and tourists as well. Take your time and enjoy!
We booked the Hotel Salus Terme very last minute (on the afternoon of arrival) as we were escaping from another hotel that we had booked (it was so awful we had to leave). We were so relieved when we arrived at the Salus Terme - it was clean and well presented, and the spa facilities were wonderful. The evening meal was delicious and they even had a vegan menu available. Breakfast was great, lots of options and attentive staff. It was the perfect place to rest and relax before a road trip up through Tuscany.
The spa facilities in this place apart from sometimes getting busy are brilliant. Tr pool is like you are in a very hot bath and spring water so it's brilliant if you like this sort of stuff if not there is another 2 colder options that if great near the bar. If you will stay and use the facilities this is your hotel. Location wise there is a lake nearby and an hr to the sea but if you want to enjoy stay in this hotel and use the included spa. I didn't not any massages but the staff in the so are good. The checkin and reception staff are ok. Firstly the downside of this hotel is the breakfast. Lack of items for a 4 star hotel. Also the staff in this area are scarce and very unhelpful. The room looked tired and in need of a revamp. The bed was noisy although for this I wasn't charged for the use of the mini bar so thank you for that. It's slightly away from Rome but the swimming pool is what you are going for then it doesn't matter. The mini bar and pool bar are not cheap. Around €4 a drink overall. Small balcony with not much of a view.