“Your city is perfect only if it has a spa,” said Abu Syr, the Arab historian.
A possible explanation for the origin of the word “spa” is the healing power of water. Debrecen is indeed fortunate with aplenty of spas! Historically, the spa experience in Europe was centered on the “bath culture”, a patient would spend a few days or weeks in center like Debrecen using medicinal waters to treat or prevent certain illnesses.
In the 1950s, the spa experience was interpreted as a clinical activity but were rebranded as “beauty farms” took over later, using a variety of medicinal water therapies, along with strict exercise and diet.
Today, the modern spa experience is a pampering and pleasant stay in Debrecen and in a beautiful environment with healthy and tasty food. Water is still an important component of the spa experience, but the modern spa provides health services for body and soul.
In Debrecen, you can choose from spa treatments, “lifestyle programs”, and relaxing experiences in a wide range of spa and wellness hotels a selection of which are below.
Aquaticum Debrecen Thermal & Wellness Hotel
The Aquaticum Debrecen Thermal & Wellness Hotel is located in the Great Forest. The Spa complex offers services to all generations. Beside the hotel there is a thermal bath, a beach, an indoor Mediterranean adventure bath, a sauna world, a medical section, a wellness island, a Thai massage center, a dental center and a restaurant with dietary cuisine.
The thermal pool offers a choice of 33, 35 and 38-degree thermal pools. Each of the pools has comfortable benches to help you relax and unwind. The 35 degree pool experience elements, the mushroom showers and hot tubs all contribute to the regeneration of tired muscles with refreshing massage. The thermal baths are filled with 20- and 40-degree water pools for those who want to revitalize their circulation. One of the most popular swimming pools is the 36-38 degree clover-shaped outdoor pool, where snowshoes, neck showers and an underwater massage jet help relaxation by massaging your back, shoulders, and waist.
Spa Centre in the 5 Star Divinus Hotel
The elegant hotel is located at the edge of the Great Forest, close to the city life, yet inside, in total tranquillity is the 850 square meter wellness center. Beside a 25-meter swimming pool, you can enjoy the dive pool, hot water relaxation pool and Jacuzzi. The sauna centre with Finnish saunas, light and aromatherapy steam room, infrared sauna, wellness bar and massage rooms is a great place for relaxation and total relaxation. The hotel’s beauty section offers special pampering massages and special cosmetic treatments. The fitness room, equipped with cardio and power trainers, will provide an additional opportunity for active fitness enthusiasts, but cycling and nordic walking training can make your time here more complete.
Erdőspuszta Club Hotel for healthy spirit
For a relaxing stay in Debrecen the wellness center of the Erdőspuszta Club Hotel is a good option, you will find a Finnish and infrared sauna with a dive pool, a steam bath, an ice fountain and adventure showers. Relax and unwind with a back massage, then visit the giant jacuzzi with panoramic views of the forest, or if more adventurous there is a seasonal forest adventure pool with hot tub, water jet and hot tub. A special experience is the traditional Finnish open-air sauna house with a submersible tub, which can be rented for private use. There is also a solarium and massage salon in the wellness area where, for a fee, you can choose from massage specialities, including the popular Mauri massage and foot reflexology.