Methis Hotel & Meth Spa: the best spa in Padua
Padua has been a wonderful discovery for me!
I have just spent a lovely weekend in this elegant medieval town in Veneto, which I found out to be a real gem still to be explored!
As you know in all my travels the key words are wellness, local food, sustainability and enhancement of the territory. So here is my advice, not only about what to visit and where to sleep in Padua, but also where to indulge in an afternoon of pampering, right in the city center!
METHIS HOTEL: WHERE TO SLEEP IN PADUA
This charming 4-star hotel is located in an excellent position, a 10-minute walk from the historic center, surrounded by greenery in the presence of the Specola, the ancient astronomical observatory of the famous University of Padua, which you can see from the room terraces! A fascinating good morning!
The structure is welcoming and functional, each floor is dedicated to one of the four elements: earth, fire, water and air; the rooms are very spacious and bright surrounded by a huge terrace. Really beautiful!
I am also happy to know that the hotel is equipped with energy efficient systems and uses eco-sustainable materials.
The restaurant and the breakfasts are delicious, with healthy options: superfoods, honey comb, fresh fruit, vegan and gluten free alternatives.
But what I would like to focus on here is the brand new Meth Spa!
METH SPA: THE BEST SPA IN PADUA, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Just opened, this modern wellness center is not just the hotel’s cherry on the cake, but above all it is the only spa in the historic center of Padua and, it is open to the public, not only to hotel guests!
So whether you are Padua resident, travelers passing through the city, whether you stop in Padua a few hours for work or meetings, or even if you decide to stay in an apartment or other facilities … you can freely access the Meth Spa! (if you show a screenshot of this article you get a 20% discount at Meth Spa!!)
The extended time is definitely a plus: the spa is open every day until 10.30 pm or even 11. What a lovely way to end the day, whether you’ve been working or exploring!
Inside the Meth Spa you will find turkish bath, emotional showers, Finnish sauna, ice fountain, relax area with sunbeds facing a spectacular Himalayan salt wall, tea corner, two single treatment cabins, and a very special Romantic Suite!
The Romantic Suite is an exclusive area dedicated to couple wellness experiences, with two beds for couple massages and a private whirlpool that is filled with grape seed oil. It almost feels like I’m in … Bali with this atmosphere!
The Spa staff (and the whole hotel) is very competent, constantly updated and trained, fluent in foreign languages, and above all caring for the individual needs of each client. Before choosing what treatment to do, in fact, we have analyzed together my skin type and its needs. We therefore opted for a phenomenal Vitamic C body treatment, which consisted of a gentle scrub and a super-nourishing body mask.
I really have to tell you about the amazing products I discovered thanks to the staff of Meth Spa! After several work experiences with the classic spa brands, quite often not very effective, Valentina and Nicol decided that only the highest quality products would be used at the new Meth Spa, to ensure that clients receive a truly targeted and lasting treatment. They thus chose the Germaine de Cappuccini line, a company with 50 years of expertise and numerous awards.
My body mask was divine, so much so that after the hot shower I did not need to put any cream for several days, as my skin was still deeply moisturized! Crazy!
Some friends who were with me, both with very white skin and blue eyes, told me that their facial treatments were just as phenomenal … and I don’t find it hard to believe for when I saw them coming out of their respective cabins, not only were they in a nirvana state of mind, but they truly looked younger with less wrinkles!
The treatment list of the Meth Spa is full of unusual and special rituals, such as the Kacao Chocolate Spa, Romantic Suite Wine Wellness, Earth Ritual with Sulfur, Kalari with hands and feet … if I lived in Padua I would try one a week!
WHAT TO SEE IN PADUA, VENICE’S LITTLE SISTER
Elegant and refined, organized and lively, historical and youthful. I really enjoyed Padova a lot! I love the Italian medieval towns on a human scale, the well-kept historical centers, the lively and dynamic atmosphere of the university centers. Padua is all this!
Enthusiastic and passionate Chiara from My Venice Travel Guide was our Padua travel guide for the day!
With ever-interesting and never boring notions, Chiara showed us the most beautiful places of the city such as Torre dell’Orologio, Prato della Valle, Palazzo della Ragione, Caffè Pedrocchi, Palazzo del Bo, Piazza dei Signori, Castello di Ezzelino, the famous University where world-important names such as Galileo Galilei lectured… the magnificent arcades that frame the whole city, the romantic bridges, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta ..
Next time I come for a longer time I want to visit the Botanical Garden, a UNESCO heritage site, the Scrovegni Chapel frescoed by Giotto and the enchanting and impressive Basilicas. Padova I shall see you again soon as we have some pending business!
Although we didn’t have the time to visit everything, because as I told you Padua really offers a lot in terms of art, history, architecture and you need at least 3 days to see it all, our guide took us to a delicious little place to do some tasting of local Veneto salami and cheeses.
On the ground floor of the thirteenth-century Palazzo della Ragione we find in fact an important testimony of the historic commercial vocation of Padua, namely Mercato sotto il Salone (the Market under the Hall) a series of shops renowned for having all the regional and Italian culinary excellences.
A few streets further up, in Via S. Francesco 48, Chiara took us to a small gourmet shop, Antica Salumeria Guarnieri DAIDUE snc owned by Michele Dal Santo and Roberto Pettenello. The temple of cheese, cold cuts and many other delicacies of the area! I highly recommend you walk in!
Well friends, I believe I’ve told you everything about my weekend in Padua and I really hope to have intrigued you and encouraged you to discover an Italian town nothing short of splendid, which has little to envy its “big sister” Venice.
And remember: if you show a screenshot of this article you get a 20% discount at Meth Spa!
Methis Hotel & Meth Spa: www.methishotel.it
My Venice Travel Guide: www.myvenicetravelguide.it