Advantages of opting for a hotel with a spa!


There are several reasons why someone might choose a hotel with a spa over a regular hotel. Here are some of the advantages of opting for a hotel with a spa: WTT's partner, the 4-star Your Hotel and Spa Alcobaça, with the Termas da Piedade is the ideal choice for taking a break from the stress of everyday life.

The 4 star Hotel, Your Hotel and Spa Alcobaça, with Termas da Piedade, offer a range of thermal water treatments for the prevention and treatment of various pathologies and can help in this regard!

The waters of “Your Hotel and Spa Alcobaça” have the following Therapeutic Indications: Digestive system, skin, rheumatic and musculoskeletal. With the Benefits of Water: Hypersaline and with Ionic Composition: Sodium Chloride.

How Your Hotel and Spa Alcobaça started, with Termas da Piedade

The healing properties of the thermal waters of Piedade are very old and were already recognized in Roman times. In the Middle Ages, the Cistercian monks, lords of the neighboring Monastery of Alcobaça, built the first spa on this site, making it possible for those in need to enjoy it. In 1566, Cardinal Henry, the future king, founded a convent of Arrábidos monks in the parish of Vestiaria.

A few years passed before the monks realized the potential of the local thermal waters. Next to the spring, they built a house to shelter the sick, where water in pools was used to cure some illnesses, and a chapel invoking (Nossa Senhora da Piedade) Our Lady of Mercy. The name “Piedade” comes from this chapel, built in 1628. Previously, the thermal waters were called Almoínhas or the waters of Várzea da Maiorga and Fervença. The hermitage, of which no traces remain, would have been located on the land where the Thermal Baths stand today.

The Cistercian monks took over the operation of the thermal baths at Piedade and built the first thermal establishment, which was still very rudimentary, consisting only of a house and some tubs for immersion baths. Inside the buvette of the Termas da Piedade you can see a tile panel depicting the Monastery of Alcobaça. At this time, according to some authors, around 2,000 people were bathing here every year.

“It has no competition in Portugal”

Chemist Charles Lepierre carried out a chemical analysis of mineral water in 1928, concluding that it was highly radioactive and did not change over time. The specialist (after whom Lisbon’s Lycée Français is named) guaranteed that it was a water of “a particular type that cannot be confused with similar waters. “It has no competitors in Portugal” and recommended using the water on an empty stomach in cases of “obstipation “ladies’ diseases” and skin diseases and ulcers. The water was drunk and applied in enemas, irrigations and baths. The extensive work on the spa was completed in the 50s. The new projects increase Piedade’s visibility and notoriety. These included the Hotel, which inaugurated in 1953. With 108 rooms at the time, it was owned by the family of Dr. Lameiras (a doctor and owner of the spa).

Since 2007, a huge investment has been made in the total refurbishment of the hotel and the creation of the spa, thus giving the hotel its new name: Your Hotel Spa, 4 stars. After 20 years of new catchments, tests, analyses and a lot of effort, in 2019 the spa service was reopened to the public, with the quality of the water guaranteed by a new borehole. Today, Termas da Piedade is a national reference in thermalism, with facilities and treatments of recognized quality, especially recommended for the digestive system, musculoskeletal system, urinary system and dermatological valences due to the characteristics of its waters.

Therefore, at Termas da Piedade By Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça you will find a place of refuge and tranquillity, which combines the balance of the surrounding nature with the comfort of a modern unit, providing a unique experience in the region.

Advantages of choosing a hotel with a spa:

  1. Relaxation and well-being: A thermal spa offers a variety of treatments and services designed to relax and rejuvenate guests. Massages, therapeutic baths, facials and other options are available to promote well-being and relieve stress.
  2. Escape from routine: Choosing a hotel with a spa can be an effective way to escape the routine and stress of everyday life. Many people see a stay in a hotel with a spa as an opportunity to relax and disconnect.
  3. Convenience: Having a spa in the hotel itself is convenient, as guests don’t have to travel to enjoy spa treatments. That saves time and effort.
  4. Leisure activities: In addition to spa treatments, many hotels with a spa offer a variety of leisure activities, such as swimming pools, saunas, gyms and yoga classes. This allows guests to take care of their health and well-being in a variety of ways.
  5. Romanticism: Hotels with a spa are often popular choices for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Couple treatments and relaxing environments can create a romantic atmosphere to enjoy together.
  6. Events and celebrations: Many hotels with a spa offer packages for special events such as weddings, birthdays and honeymoons. This can make these occasions memorable and luxurious.
  7. Detox and revitalization: Some spas offer detox and health programs, which can include healthy diets, exercise and specific treatments to help guests revitalize their bodies and minds.
  8. Beauty and skin care: Spas generally offer beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures, and skin care, providing a complete personal care experience.
  9. Luxurious experience: Hotels with a spa tend to be associated with luxury and sophistication, providing guests with an exclusive and indulgent experience.
  10. Experimentation: A hotel with a spa allows guests to try a variety of therapies and treatments that they may never have tried before. This can also encourage a sense of adventure and discovery.

WTT went to see some of the services you’ll find at the SPA of “Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça” and they already have their favorites!

THERMAL HYDROTHERAPY CIRCUIT: With access to the hydromassage pool and jacuzzi with thermal water, sauna, Turkish bath, footbath, rain walk, cold water bucket and relaxation area. This circuit is invigorating and recharges our batteries. It can be done either by hotel guests or visitors. However, make sure you book in advance.

THE SECRET OF THE CANDLES: In this massage you will feel a soft, comforting warmth as the melted oil is poured over the skin, adding a pleasant fragrance to the room. You can choose scents that are relaxing, invigorating or therapeutic, leading to Relief from stress: Moisturizing of the skin or Therapeutic massage.

HOT STONE MASSAGE: Still in the area of hot sensations, you can’t miss the volcanic stones which, together with the heated oils, provide heat and pressure to the areas of the body. Here are some of the common sensations during a hot stone massage: Deep Relaxation: Relief of Muscle Tensions: Improvement of Blood Circulation: Feeling of Well-Being: Detoxification which helps to calm the mind and provide a sense of tranquillity and balance.

COCOA RITUAL: Here the incorporation of cocoa will provide additional sensations and sensory benefits, it is generally designed to be relaxing, with the aroma of cocoa accentuating the feeling of relaxation. The combination of soft touches, glides and fragrance helps to calm the nervous system and relieve stress while enveloping us in the aphrodisiac scent of cocoa. It was simply marvellous, we were smitten! Also adds the benefits of Moisturizing the skin, feeling luxurious, stimulating the senses and tactile sensitivity. (Before receiving a cocoa massage, it is advisable to discuss any allergies, sensitivities or concerns with the therapist to ensure that the experience is comfortable and safe).

QUEEN OF EGYPT OR EMPEROR CAESAR RITUAL: There aren’t enough words to describe this massage, but we’ll do our best! In this beauty and health ritual, dedicated to women/men, the aim is to nourish, moisturize and relax, making you feel like a true queen/an authentic emperor. Includes exfoliation and body wrap, facial treatment, thermal hydromassage bath and full body massage. A rejuvenating experience with anti-ageing effects that will give you a deep sense of well-being, boosting your self-esteem and inner strength. it’s a fantastic massage to do as a couple. We highly recommend it!

BATH QUEEN OF EGYPT AND/OR EMPEROR CAESAR: As if the massage wasn’t enough, there’s also a bath in the same category. Here you can enjoy the pleasure of a thermal hydromassage bath where aromatherapy oils are mainly responsible for moisturizing and softening the skin, giving you a feeling of vitality. Specific essential oils are used for female or male clients in a private bath. In a double bath, an essential oil suitable for both sexes is used. Our dilemma with these rituals was simply deciding which to do first, the massage or the bath… It’s up to everyone, because experiencing these rituals at Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça is simply divine!

Contact WTT to find out more about booking a hotel and spa break at Your Hotel & Spa Alcobaça.

About WTT Portugal

Wellness Travel Therapy (WTT) is a medical and dental tourism facilitator that works with highly qualified partners in the fields of dentistry and plastic surgery to offer personalised medical treatments and wellness experiences in Portugal.


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