I spent 7 full days at Hotel Caesius for the extensive Ayurvedic program and it has been a really great experience.
Where to start? From the beginning: I was looking for Ayurveda someplace in Europe, as I couldn't travel as far as to India for just a week, and Caesius popped on Google. I have been extremely tired lately and the extensive blood tests that I took showed a very unbalanced situation. So the cure was a must! My face was very puffy and my whole body swollen and with a great deal of fluid retentions. (BTW they should take a pic of visitors on their arrival day for comparison!!!), and I was a bit overweight.
Dr Silvano Pomari the in-residence Ayurvedic doctor, visited me and then he elaborated my program according to my Dosha (he'll explain, no worries, but it's basically your unique body and mind type in Ayurvedic medicine) which included yoga and meditation every morning and an average of 3 to 4 treatments per day (which makes your days quite busy and very much focused on yourself) One can also enjoy the huge thalassotherapy, sauna, steam baths and pools, on top of the rest.
Ayurvedic massages are divine and amazingly relaxing. They detox the body and clear the mind in a very short length of time. The team is extremely professional and very skilled and everything happens in the most gentle and silent way. This is a very different kind of "spa" treatment, and those who are used to the classic western massages may be a bit distressed and surprised at first because it is not as deep and as energetic, but the magic operates overtime.
To this routine, the Doc also prescribes your specific diet which turned to be an amazing exultation for all the senses. Chef Kumara is from ShriLanka and he masters Ayurvedic cooking combining the most exquisite spices that he brings back from his home town, to the freshest vegetables and fragrant rices and fruits. He literally treated me like a princess proposing everyday a surprise in the menu as light as a feather and totally satisfying in terms of quantity and variety. I must congratulate and thank all the restaurant team, the MaîtreD's and the waiters that are the nicest, joyful and most efficient of all teams, bravo!!
The hotel is huge and very practical, the room was very comfortable but the decoration is quite anonymous and there is no cosyness or charm to expect there, (they should definitely dim the lights in the restaurant dining room!!) I would also suggest to maybe separate the guests that are following the Ayurvedic treatment from the rest of the guests in the restaurant rooms. Ayurveda requires calm and tranquillity and the possibility of wearing casual clothes and show oily hair...which may not put one at ease when the other ladies guests are in great evening attire. (Italian ladies are quite unbeatable fashion wise...) Do expect to see families with small (noisy and badly behaved) children.
I left with a new face, no more puffiness, totally relaxed and with the freshest and clearest complexion ever, energized and determined to follow the advices of DrPomari for my nutrition and hopefully to be able to reproduce some of Chef Kumari's delicacies... The best part of this is that Caesius is only at one and a half hour drive from Milan so I'll certainly be back on a regular basis!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort you are our VIP guests and we guarantee that you will take pleasure in a made to measure experience both for your enjoyment and for your well-being. At just a few steps away from Lake Garda fresh clear waters gurgle out from a natural spring and the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort has transformed these waters into a Thermal Centre immersed in a beautiful park and it is here where you can relax and enjoy a wonderful health-enhancing holiday. Relax in the wonderful swimming pools at Hotels Caesius Termae & SPA Resort and find back to the balance of body, mind and soul thanks to the kindness and excellent competence of the staff at Caesius Beauty Center which includes one of the completest Ayurveda Centers of Italy. Furthermore, enjoy our restaurant where the taste of a genuine kitchen and the wishfor good health are perfectly combined for providing you with maximum well-being. This could be what you are looking for as that special place to host a corporate hospitality event or congress, a ceremony or meeting, our Congress Centre is both stylish and up-to-date and can be found in our elegant basement area. Every season is the right one for a relaxing and regenerating stay at the Hotel Caesius Thermae & SPA Resort.strong>The pleasure of excellence! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy
- Caesius Hotel