Rogaska Slatina resort is located in the east of Slovenia, at an altitude of 228 m above sea level, 108 km from Ljubljana. Thanks to the unique mineral water Donat Mg (over 13 grams of minerals per liter) and its favorable location, it is considered one of the most beautiful, well-known and professionally prepared medical tourism centers in Europe. The resort also pays great attention to sports and tourism.
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Among other things, this place is full of legends, and one of the most popular is the history of the emergence of the city and unique natural mineral springs. The mythological horse Pegasus, once flying over the territory of present-day Slovenia, was so fascinated by the stunning views of these lands that he decided to go down and look at them. His hoof touched a hollow, a mineral spring spouted from the depths of the earth, not far from the place where Rogaška Slatina is today. It is believed that the gods thereby allowed people to feed on the energy of the earth and be treated for various diseases. Over time, people began to settle on the hills around the springs, so a resort with a 400-year history and its world-famous Donat Mg healing mineral water appeared.
How to get to Rogaška Slatina
All hotels in the resort offer a private transfer from Ljubljana Airport. On your own you can get to Rogaška Slatina by rail or by bus.
Rogaska Slatina Hotels
In Rogaška Slatina, there are seven small hotels-sanatoriums, “threes” and “fours” equally. The service in them is at a decent level, but there is practically no entertainment – this is understandable: they come here first of all to improve their health. The best of them are Atlantida Boutique Hotel, Grand Hotel Donat, Grand Hotel Sava and Grand Hotel Rogaška. The hotels are located in the heart of the resort next to the medical center and pump room.
Atlántida Boutique 5 * is a great place for those who are looking for peace and relaxation from everyday stress. Grand Hotel Sava Rogaska 4 * is famous for its health and wellness center ROI Medico. They specialize in programs using local natural resources, in addition, the hotel has the only pool in the resort with thermal and mineral water.
On the central alley of the Slovenian resort, there is an exquisite, like a royal palace, the Grand Hotel Rogaska 4 *. The hotel building, built during the reign of Emperor Ferdinand, is surrounded by a lush garden. The completely renovated Grand Hotel Donat Superior is located in the heart of the Rogaška Slatina spa area. On the territory of the hotel there are: a traditional Russian bath, Finnish saunas, Turkish hammam, hot tubs, as well as indoor and outdoor pools.
Treatment in Rogaška Slatina
The basics of treatment at the resort are drinking mineral water, balneotherapy and dietary nutrition. Since 1985, it has been registered as a center for the prevention and recovery of the body in cases of gastroenterological diseases and metabolic disorders. There are a large number of general and specialized outpatient clinics in the field of gastroenterology, cardiology, physiotherapy, dermatology, psychiatry, gynecology, blood vessel surgery and plastic surgery. Diseases of the oral cavity are treated by the modern Dental Studio.
The resort successfully treats diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes, eliminates overweight problems, dysfunction of the large intestine and many other diseases. Systemic treatment with Donat Mg water allows you to reduce negative effects and avoid complications from long-term medication, and in some cases, completely stop taking pills.
The Rogaska Riviera complex was built on the territory of the resort, consisting of several pools with thermal water connected to each other with a total area of 860 sq.m. The water temperature in the pools is +30..+36 °C.
The new Terme Lotus center (belongs to the Sava and Zagreb hotels) offers, among other things, Indian massage and cosmetology techniques. The Hygieia Dermatological Studio offers specialist check-ups, consultations, minor surgeries, laser hair removal and treatment of changes in the circulatory system. The resort also has the Vis Vita Center, which opened in December 2005, and the Sawam Traditional Thai Therapy Center.
Therapeutic procedures: balneotherapy, mineral water drinking, aromatherapy (general, partial, anti-cellulite), hydrotherapy (hydromassage, Stanger galvanic bath, cell bath, pearl, aromatized, herbal baths), kinesiotherapy, mechanotherapy, magnetotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, massages (full, partial, shiatsu, traditional Thai massage, foot reflex massage), inhalations (with mineral water or herbal), psychotherapy.
Rogaška Medical Center
In Rogaška there is a modern and world-class “Medical Center Rogaška”, which has more than 50 doctors of various specialties. The center, which combines medical, cosmetic and medical rehabilitation services, specializes in the treatment of a number of diseases: chronic gastroenterological, metabolic, psychosomatic, as well as the consequences associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Comprehensive rehabilitation treatment is based on a program of special procedures and the intake of Donat Mg water, which has a beneficial effect on the digestive system and metabolic diseases. The high quality of services and the safety of procedures is confirmed by the Accreditation Canada Platinum certificate, which the Rogaška Medical Center received due to the high international standards of medical care.
- Rogaška Slatina Map
Cuisine and restaurants in Rogaška Slatina
The city has several eateries and restaurants with national cuisine. It makes sense for vacationers on the “weight loss” program to follow the recommendations of a spa nutritionist. By the way, most sanatoriums offer fractional dietary meals (in combination with a “normal” table, of course).
Entertainment and attractions
Rogaška Slatina is mainly a medical resort, so there is little evening entertainment here. But there is mini-golf, sports grounds, five outdoor and four indoor tennis courts, a squash hall, and bicycle rental. At 7 km from the resort there is a riding center, golf courses, a disco, a bar, a casino. Classical music evenings are held once a week.
Fans of excursions and sightseeing have something to diversify their stay at the resort. Rogaška Slatina is home to the Rogaška glassworks, which is known throughout the world for its unique crystal products. The ancient Minorite monastery in Olimye, founded in 1015 by monks on the slope of a large hill, will captivate tourists with its architecture, a quiet little courtyard and ancient paintings. Lovers of pathos and luxury can go on an excursion to Kaifezhev Grad, Maribor, where the oldest grapevine in the world is located, listed in the Guinness Book of Records, and Ptuj. And if you have strength left, it is worth visiting the monastery of the Carthusian Order of Pleterrier.
Weather in Rogaška Slatina
The climate of the resort is ideal for those who cannot stand extreme heat or severe frosts – the mild foothill climate provides stable weather all year round. Due to the Mediterranean and continental climate, the resort does not experience sudden temperature changes, and the number of sunny days prevails over cloudy ones.