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What We Love

  • The state-of-the-art spa and three thermal pools, one of which is indoors
  • The gorgeous garden of olive trees and tropical plants surrounding the property
  • An impressive selection of spa treatments, many geared toward anti-aging and anti-stress
  • Having an aperitivo on the terrace bar, which has views of the Euganean Hills
  • The warm, classic color schemes complement the antique furnishings

What To Know

  • This is a trip for those seeking relaxation; for more action and nightlife, you'll have to travel to nearby Padua
  • Stately vibe isn't for everyone; the hotel attracts an older crowd
  • The closest international airport is Venice Marco Polo
  • Self-parking is available for an extra fee
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

In the spa town of Abano Terme, just seven miles from Padua, the Abano Grand Hotel is a destination for getting away from it all, with high-end spa treatments and a garden setting made for total relaxation.

Decorated in rich Italian marble, the lobby is grand but not stuffy, though the upscale atmosphere may be a bit of a different experience for traditional spa-goers. The tony vibe continues in the 189 guestrooms, with options for couples and single travelers as well. The rooms are large and feel aristocratic, decorated in vibrant colors and Louis XV–style furnishings, with marble bathrooms and hardwood floors. Many rooms overlook the gorgeous Euganean Hills surrounding Abano Terme.

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A lovely terrace with sweeping views of the hills is the place to unwind with an aperitivo after a day spent hiking or sightseeing in the nearby cities of Padua and Venice. For dinner, the on-site restaurant, Pietro d’Abano, serves delicious regional cuisine. And to fully live the European lifestyle, make it a late dinner; the restaurant is open to guests every day until midnight.

How to Get There

Abano Grand Hotel
Via Valerio Flacco 1
Abano Terme, 35031 Italy

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 781 Reviews
Simply amazing!
Reviewed 1 day ago

I have been all over the world and this place left me speechless. The food is incredible, the service is out of this world and the place is serenity personified. We are returning as soon as we can, and I do not write that about many places that I have visited. I can recommend to anyone, but shhh, do not tell too many otherwise it will lose its specialness and status as an oasis of calm

Return visit - it’s like coming home !
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s been a while since I have been back to the Abano Grand Hotel, and I was thinking about trying somewhere (or someplace) new. But once I walked through the door and the same staff was there, same room, even the same wine on the table for me - it felt like home and I was glad to be back! It’s truly amazing how many times people keep coming back to this place, and I met some couples and groups of friends who had been coming 10 or 20 years . On this visit, I was able to enjoy amazing weather at the outdoor pools (I have come before in winter or early spring when that wasn’t as much of an option) and ended up often having a cappuccino outside while relaxing. The food remains delicious and the mud treatments as professional as ever. I tried a new massage this time - the Ayurvedic Special - and really enjoyed it. Also walked over to a sister property, the metropole, to do a Tibetan Bell treatment which was so relaxing. The therapist has trained in Nepal so it was fun to have that flavor of Asia in Italy. The place runs like clockwork, which also adds to the relaxation... and if there is anything special you need, the general manager Paolo will see to it that it happens. If you are thinking about Abano, I wouldn’t think twice about choosing the Grand . I will be back again !

Nice hotel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice and beautiful hotel
Friendly staff, good treatment and amazing food selection. It is difficult to control the weight . Good location
The rooms are comfortable and quite big
Highly recommended

Truly a Grand Hotel with a Grand Spa
Reviewed 2 months ago

We drove here from Venice deciding we'd like to take a spa break from all the touring, There are several small properties in this famous spa town, so we weren't expecting such grandeur when we drove up the driveway.

The lobby is enormous and decorated like a formal palace. It leads into the bar area, the 007 Lounge, a smaller restaurant near the bar, and on the left a huge dining room where they serve dinner, black tie/long dress style, nightly.

The grounds are huge and lush and well manicured. The servers wear white jackets and you feel transported to a different era -- a belle epoque -- when all things were just simply elegant.

This is a truly European luxury spa experience. The thermal pools are hot, crisp and clean and true to form, enormous, like everything else here. But you don't feel lost or overwhelmed. There is an underlying sense of rhythm and organization that make the wheels spin smoothly, without feeling forced or rigid.

For spa treatments you don a blue robe (your closet has 2: Blue for common areas and white for your room use) which hangs in the closet of your bedroom, where you will also find flip flops and a branded hotel bag which you may use for your personal items when you leave the room and of course, take home with you, as well.

The bedrooms are also very large, many with sitting rooms and balconies. the bathrooms are all modern and they have great products.

Some of the hallways have a sulfur spa-like smell, but you're in an amazing spa environment, so you sort of need to expect it.

From eating breakfast in your blue robe (here everyone goes down to breakfast like that) and have five star dining in the grand hall in the lobby, or lounging by the incredible pools or indulging in a spa treatment (or many), a medi-spa treatment or hamman because you want to lounge, this is one exceptional destination.

Thank you Wedaways for the opportunity of travel and finding these authentic treasures.

Warm spa pools are a winter treat
Reviewed 5 months ago

Although Abano Terme is a jumble of spa hotels in an uninteresting landscape, I have found it a good spot from which to explore the cities of the Veneto, including Venice itself which is less than an hour away. The raison d'être for a stay here, however, is the warm spa water that is channeled into inviting indoor and outdoor hotel pools. In my view, the Abano Grand is the best of the hotels in town, and I was able to get an outstanding half pension rate for a four day February stay in a double room for single use. This is really a "grand" hotel -- with large plush lounges, extensive spa facilities, and old fashioned furnishings in the room. I loved the indoor-outdoor pool set at 33 degrees C., with lots of really soothing water jets. My room was large and very comfortable with a separate sitting area,good WiFi and a large TV with over 300 channels. Virtually everyone here takes the half pension plan and dinners are multi-course, with an extensive antipasto/salad bar that also had some outstanding hot dishes (bollito misto one night) and lots of sea food. In addition, there is a pasta course and a main course chosen from the menu, and a dessert buffet. The quality of my selections ranged from excellent to poor, but as there is so much to choose from, one can just skip the dishes that are not particularly good and still have a very very good meal overall. I was one of the very few single travelers here. The clientele seemed to be mostly Italian couples and families. There is candlelight on the tables, setting a rather formal atmosphere, so this is not really a casual place. Nevertheless, the servers were friendly enough and left me in peace to read and dine. The hotel has some outdoor parking spaces and good indoor garage that can be reached by hotel elevator. A very good experience here.