RELAXING HOLIDAY DESTINATION: GRAN HOTEL BALNEARIO BLANCAFORT THERMAL SPA

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Planning a Spanish holiday? Are you looking for a relaxing destination? If ‘yes’ is the answer, let me tell you about a great option in Catalonia, Spain: the Gran Hotel Balneario Blancafort Thermal Spa **** Keep reading!

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LA GARRIGA

Gran Hotel Balneario Blancafort Thermal Spa **** is located in La Garriga, Catalonia (Spain).

La Garriga is well known by its natural thermal waters and the modernist buildings that you can find there such as the Casa Barbey and La Torre Iris built by Joaquim Raspall.

casa barbey

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THE GRAN HOTEL BALNEARIO BLANCAFORT THERMAL SPA ****

Joan Blancafort Llavina founded ‘The Baths Establishment’ in the 1840.

It was a place for those who wanted to take a natural thermal water baths or to get a treatment. Also the hotel was a meeting point for the aristocracy as well as for the most renowned artists, writers and politicians from Barcelona in that period of time.

Nowadays, the hotel is situated in a residential complex in La Garriga and it is surrounded by beautiful modernist architecture that you would enjoy if you decide to go for a walk to discover this Catalan town.

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HOW TO GET TO THE GRAN HOTEL BALNEARIO BLANCAFORT THERMAL SPA ****

There are several ways to get there.

  • By train from Barcelona, it takes 30 minutes.
  • By taxi from Barcelona’s airport.
  • By car from Barcelona. Depending on what route you take, the trip is longer.
  • By car from Girona and from France.
  • By car form Tarragona.

The hotel has a service called Hotel transfer, that helps you with your transfer to the Hotel Balneario Blancafort. (You have to contact them in advance.)

You also can take a look on its website (http://spablancafort.com/en/how-to-find-hotel-blancafort-barcelona/) where they tell you how to find them, step by step.

 

THE SPA

The visitors have different SPA options.

The first option is for those who want a relaxing time without any special treatment or massages.

The Blancafort Thermal Centre has two thermal circuits.

  1. The Templarium that is inspired by a Roman thermal bath with three pools called Tepidarium, Frigidarium and Caldarium.
  2. The Natatorium: that is a pool that offers hydrotherapy thermal treatments.

You can also enjoy the sensory showers and the waterbeds.

The second option is for those who want a relaxing time with individual treatments or massages.

It is important to remind you that the services offered in this point have to be booked in advance.

There are two zones, the Oriental and the Zahir, which are the most exclusive areas of the Spa. You will get spa treatments with a professional such as massages, body and face treatments amongst others.

I’m pretty sure that you will leave the room, feeling that you are a new person.

In addition, the Spa facilities include a fitness room and two outdoor pools with varied temperatures.

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THE RESTAURANTS

There are three restaurants in the complex. Each one offers to the visitors something different every day.

 

D’Ors Gourmet restaurant

D’Ors Gourmet restaurant opens its doors at 8am until 10:30am. It offers the buffet breakfast, where you will find different types of delicious fruit, pastry, ham, juices, and dietetic products.

The price for those who are not hosted in the hotel is 15 euros.

 

The Olivo restaurant

The Olivo is the main restaurant of the hotel and it opens for lunch from 13:30pm to 15:30pm and for dinner from 20:30pm to 22:30pm. Visitors, who love gourmet, will love The Olivo, because the dishes are simply lovely and well presented.

Advance booking is required and it is also open for those who are not hosted in the hotel.

the olivo restaurant

 

El Raconet

El Raconet opens only during summer. It is located in the garden of the hotel and if you want to have a drink before or after dinner, just go there. The atmosphere is magic and delightful.

 

el raconet

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Are you still indecisive? 

The Hotel Blancafort Spa is always offering different promotions for their prospective visitors!! Have a look on its website, right here: http://spablancafort.com/en/promociones/

 

Don’t forget to share your experience with us on our Facebook page or Twitter, if you have already been there or if you decided to spend your holidays in this beautiful Spa after reading this article! :)

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