An architectural treasure
Spa Hotel Palace*** is one of the most important works of the Prague architect Rudolph Stockar, who also drew up a master plan for the spa in 1929. It was built in two stages and stands at the northern end of the spa complex. The first stage was built between 1927 and 1931 as a seven-storey building for social events, food services and offices. It formed a modern two-level L-shaped function suite with three large dining rooms, cafés and bars with balconies that are illuminated by large sliding windows. The function rooms open onto covered colonnades or open terraces. On the ground floor of the north wing was an auditorium that could be used as a theatre or cinema. From the west balcony in the cinema there is access to an open loggia, where musicians would play for guests partying on an open-air dance floor. At the rear of the building was a service yard and a kitchen on each floor. A tower was built at the junction of the two wings. It appears massive but was originally planned to be taller. A sign saying “Sliac” was installed on the roof and remains there to this day.
The second stage was built between 1931 and 1937 in the form of a five-storey accommodation wing which produced the present 240 m long building. This section is a hotel with 249 rooms in three-wing layout making a closed courtyard to the north. The rooms were fitted out having regard for the comfort and the wallets of guests. At the corners of the courtyard there are staircase towers illuminated by glass-concrete bricks. The entrance hall of the hotel occupies two storeys with a balcony and wood panelling on the walls gives it an air of luxury.
Both parts meet at a partially open staircase of imposing dimensions, which covers the height difference between the eastern and western facades. It provides access to the covered colonnades on both sides of the building. The colonnade on the western side is double floor while the one on the east is just ground level. Spa Hotel Palace*** is functionalist, modern and elegant. It was the life’s work of the architect Stockar, who even designed the fit-out of the interior to the last detail, including the cutlery in the restaurants. In 1998 the Palace complex was declared a national cultural heritage monument.
The Palace complex was built in a functionalist style in the 1930s based on a design by the Prague architect Rudolf Stockar for which he was awarded a doctoral degree. The architect planned every detail of the building and its fit-out to emphasise functionality, including the furniture and the coffee pots. In 1998 the Palace complex was listed as a national cultural heritage monument and it has always been the spa’s dominant building. The complex is divided up into an accommodation unit, restaurants, cafés and a service section.
Facilities at Spa Hotel Palace***
Doctor's surgery, intensive care room
Examination room (arteriograph, electrocardiogram etc.)
Reception lobby with free Wi-Fi internet access
Large lounge in which a variety of cultural events are held
Pool and table-tennis tables
Regular performances take place in the 350-seat theatre
Ladies' and gentlemen's hairdresser
Shops on the spa promenade (souvenirs, chemists, clothes, food)
Cultural activities in the function suite – evening dances and musical performances
What makes us unique?
Sliac Spa is the only spa in Slovakia that provides treatments using its unique natural spring gas, most of which (over 98%) is carbon dioxide. The spring’s high levels of CO2 and noble gases are highly valued by doctors because of their incomparable benefits for the organism. Spring gas is drawn directly from the “Spa Spring”, which also supplies the spa’s water treatments. The Spa Spring emerges directly under the Spa Building. It has an unique constant temperature of 33.2°C and can be used directly for treatments without artificial modifications thanks to a distribution system designed especially for Sliac Spa. This carries water and gas directly from the spring to the rooms where the spa treatments are provided. It enables the spa to provide a range of treatments broad enough to satisfy even the most demanding client. The unique composition of the mineral water and the spring gas with the highest possible concentration of CO2 means that patients will already feel the benefits of treatment during their stay.
What treatments do we offer?
Sitting balneotherapy in a naturally carbonated 36°C bath
The treatment involves a bath in thermal water containing sulphates, hydrogen carbonates, calcium, magnesium and iron, which is hypotonic and vasodilatory and promotes relaxation and regeneration. Treatment ends with a dry wrap and rest on a bed.
Sitting balneotherapy in a naturally carbonated 36°C pool
The hypotonic thermal water contains sulphates, hydrogen carbonates, calcium, magnesium and iron. It has been demonstrated to promote vasodilation, relaxation and regeneration. it also provides relief for patients with cardiovascular conditions and helps to regulate vegetative functions. Treatment ends with a dry wrap and rest on a bed.
Rehabilitation pool 31°C with exercises
The treatment involves exercise under the supervision of a professional physiotherapist. It combines the effects of warm water with the active and passive movement of joints to free up the skeletal muscles and joints.
Rehabilitation pool 31°C with swimming
Swimming is the second most effective aerobic movement activity. It is used in the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and lifestyle diseases and is also an excellent form of prevention.
Inhalation with mineral water
Active inhalation of a lightly alkaline mist of Vincentka water, which has therapeutic effects without any side effects.
Massage with whirling water applied to the whole body. The water temperature is 35 - 37°C.
Whirlpool bath for lower limbs
This treatment focuses on the lower limbs.
This treatment provides strong stimulation by firing alternating jets of cold and hot water at the whole body.
Underwater massage of the whole body
This treatment combines the benefit of a warm bath, a massage and active and passive movements. The massage is performed using a water stream.
A dry sauna with a temperature of 60°C to 100°C for up to 4 persons. The maximum recommended length of a sauna session is 10-15 minutes followed by a 10-minute cooling phase.
Stepping bath for the lower limbs
The treatment involves active movement in baths, one at a temperature of 40 – 46°C and the other at a temperature of 10 – 15°C. The patient steps from warm to cold water and back. Water treatment based on temperature differences is used to treat the early stages of lower limb ischaemia and varicose veins.
Jacuzzi with non-mineral water
A water treatment based on hydrostatic pressure and the effect of air bubbles that circulate around the patient giving them a massage.
This treatment promotes healing, regeneration and detoxification. It helps to correct hormonal imbalances and improves blood circulation – hyperaemia. It is applied locally to the affected location.
This wrap helps to relieve muscle tension, improve blood circulation and increase the elasticity of ligaments and muscles. It also relieves pain and stimulates the immune system.
Injection of natural spring gas
The treatment is based on the reflexive response to CO2 administration. Natural spring gas containing carbon dioxide is administered in precise doses to the points selected by the treating physician to improve blood circulation and trophic changes in muscle tissue. The reflexive response improves circulation in the heart and blood vessels.
A traditional massage is the systematic application of massage touches to a part of the body or the whole body of the patient by a masseur for therapeutic purposes.
Foot reflex massage
Reflexological diagnosis and treatment is based on knowledge of the relationship between the reflex zones on the feet and the corresponding organs. Reflexology uses these correspondences to influence the functioning of the internal organs.
Reflexological diagnosis and treatment is based on knowledge of the relationship between the reflex zones on the surface of the body. This treatment is based on massage of the back and neck.
Physical education for individuals or groups
Exercise with a physiotherapist aimed at strengthening muscle tone.
This treatment is based on using respiratory movements to influence the shape, structure and functioning of the respiratory apparatus and other systems. The aim of breathing gymnastics is to teach patients the right way to use their overall lung capacity.
Lymphatic massage partially using appliances
A therapeutic treatment that helps to restore the flow of stagnating lymph after primary or secondary damage to the lymphatic system. The combination of professional manual and mechanical massage helps to drain fluids that collect in muscle tissue, especially in the limbs, pushing these fluids into the ducts that return them to the circulatory system.
Carbon dioxide gas bath – BIOVAK
This treatment takes advantage of the transdermal therapeutic effects of spring gas applied to the whole surface of the body. The client relaxes in soft material that encloses the entire body leaving the head free while calming music plays. This treatment promotes relaxation and helps to relieve pain, inflammation and rheumatism.
This is an effective treatment for disorders of peripheral blood circulation, impaired metabolism and trophic changes in the lower limbs. The treatment combines the effects of spring gas and vacuum created in the treatment equipment.
Resistance training is an anaerobic activity, which means that its aim is to build muscles. Resistance training is suitable for middle aged people and even senior citizens.
A fit ball is used in rehabilitation to exercise correct posture. Fit ball exercises can help recovery from damage to the musculoskeletal system, regeneration of muscle tissue and the metabolism of the intervertebral discs.
Exercise on a stationary bicycle improves blood circulation and tones, strengthens muscles in the buttocks and legs and helps to prevent diseases affecting the joints.
The benefit comes from inhaling air infused with sea salt, which has beneficial effects on the respiratory system.