Smeraldo Wellness Resort *****
The Smeraldo Wellness Resort is situated in the small commune of Raiano Terme, just a few kilometres from the town of Sulmona. The area lies at the base of the Gran Sasso and Maiella mountains, which provide a splendid backdrop. Not far from the Roccaraso ski resort or the Adriatic coast, the resort is easy to reach at just 20 km from Pescara airport and less than an hour from Rome’s Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, while the train station is also just 500 meters from the hotel. The only hotel of its kind in Abruzzo, it was built around a natural spring. A natural source of wellbeing through the ages, today the spring feeds the hotel’s Wellness Centre, with its outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, and spa. Equipped to host events, ceremonies, and banquets, the resort has a lounge area that can accommodate up to 300 guests for cocktail parties, while wedding services can be purchased from an atelier in the resort’s commercial gallery. The hotel has three restaurants that cater for every need, with a separate dining room for private events. Guests who arrive by car can use the free monitored car park or garage spaces for an additional fee subject to availability.
The Spa of the Smeraldo Wellness Resort contains a 600 square meter heated indoor swimming pool, as well as a 400 square meter outdoor swimming pool. The “sensory” area includes saunas, a Roman bath, a Turkish bath, heated benches, a Halotherapy room with a salt micronizer, a thalassotherapy suite with two Whirlpools, chromotherapy showers, and a large relax area with a music room and herbal tea bar. The spa also contains a Beauty Centre with 16 cabins (four of which are used for treatments for couples) where the expert team administer regenerating therapeutic and traditional massages.
Furnished in a modern and functional style, the 50 rooms of the Seraldo Wellness Resort are all equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV with 100 channels, a safe, a minibar, and free Wi-Fi internet connection. The room types range from the Comfort to the Deluxe, with a number of larger suites also available, consisting of the Oscar Junior Suite, Lillà Suite, the Glicine Suite, the Oro Suite, and the Imperial Suite; most of these suites have a Jacuzzi and all of them have spectacular views of the valley and the surrounding mountains.
Located on the first floor of the resort’s main building, the “Le Diamond” restaurant serves creative and contemporary Italian cuisine, with a wide range of fish and meat dishes accompanied by a prestigious selection of wines and champagne. The Gran Sasso restaurant in the hotel proposes an à la carte menu based on international cuisine, while the Daytona Lounge serves dishes linked to Japanese culinary tradition. The hotel also has the Gran Sasso banquet room, which can host events for up to 400 people.
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Raiano Terme, in the hills of Abruzzo, is at the heart of an area of great historical interest and natural beauty, which includes the Abruzzo National Park, the Majella Massif and Sulmona, the city of the famous “confetti” sweets. There are two medieval villages nearby; Pacentro with the Castle of Catelmo-Caldora built between the 12th and 13th centuries, the Church and Convent of S. Maria Maggiore and the noble palaces, which can also be see in Pettorano sul Gizio, from where you can go on hiking trips in the Monte Genzana-Alto Gizio National Park. About half an hour’s drive away is Roccaraso, the largest ski resort in the Alto Sangro area; Rivisondoli, with its beautiful church; the renaissance village of Pescocostanzo; Corfinio, with its historic medieval centre; Campo di Giove, the administrative centre of the Majella National Park; Raiano, with the breath-taking Eremo di S. Venanzio; Anversa degli Abruzzi, where you can visit the Sorgenti del Cavuto botanical gardens in the Gole del Sagittario WWF reserve; Scanno, a quaint historic village; and Popole, with the Sorgenti del Pescara Nature Reserve and the 15th century Taverna Ducale.
Close to the motorway
Restaurants in the vicinity
SPA pool in the hotel
Indoor swimming pool
Heated swimming pool