Toila Spa Hotel; combination of medical procedures and relaxation in Estonia

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MEDEMIS

Offers a wide range of different services in the field of aesthetic medicine.

VITACLINIKA

A multidisciplinary institution providing medical services in the field of surgery, proctology, dermatology, cosmetology and restorative medicine.

A week or two of rest in Estonian health resorts solves several problems at once. You will improve your health, undergo a course of pleasant and unobtrusive treatment, and at the same time you will simply rest in calm and friendly resorts in Estonia, forgetting for a while about the cycle of worries and the eternal struggle with time.

Estonian resorts - where the sanatoriums and spas are located

Spa tours to Estonia are especially useful, because the history of local resorts began two centuries ago. It was in the 20s of the 19th century that the first mud baths appeared in Estonia. Indeed, in many regions of this country there are shallow bays, in which nature itself has been preparing a wonderful medicine for many centuries - therapeutic mud. Its healing properties have been known to the inhabitants of Estonia since ancient times.

In Estonia, spa and rehabilitation companies are united in a special union, which includes 16 SPA of the highest level. For such a small country, there are a lot of resort regions and cities, and all of them became such more than a century ago: Haapsalu, Pärnu, Narva-Jõesuu, Kuressaare. There are also resort facilities in Tallinn, Pühajärva, Toila, Viimsi and Värska. The choice is simply huge!

Every year more and more holidaymakers, both from the country itself and from abroad, visit Estonian sanatoriums, SPA and resort hotels. The Estonian National Spa Association is a highly respected member of the European SPA Association, a prestigious organization in the spa industry.

Hotels, SPA and sanatoriums in Estonia are increasingly becoming not only medical institutions, but also leisure centers. After all, the pace of our life is constantly growing, and not only the elderly and middle-aged people are exposed to stress. Therefore, it is becoming fashionable for young people to come to Estonia for health. Of course, for such a contingent, Estonian health resorts are trying to come up with, in addition to treatment, and entertainment programs. Treatment procedures are successfully complemented by sports and various exciting hobbies. And you can just relax and have an interesting time here without any problems.

Rest in Estonian sanatoriums and local SPA-hotels will help you forget about all pressing problems for a long time, pamper yourself, fill your soul and body with a good portion of positive energy, get a huge boost of vivacity for new life achievements. In many regions of Estonia you will find miraculous healing mud, the healing properties of which have been used in folk medicine for many centuries. And organized resorts in these places began to be built for the first time in the 20-40s of the nineteenth century before last. Doctors of that time treated people with curative mud and sea water in the first institutions specially equipped for this. And coming to resorts located on the territory of modern Estonia was very fashionable and prestigious among Russian and European aristocrats.

Treatment and recreation in Estonian health resorts

Estonian health resorts are located in various regions, and you can easily choose among them what is most suitable for solving your particular health problems. There are resort facilities in Tallinn, Narva, Haapsalu, Saaremaa, Pärnu, Otepää on the famous lakes and many other places. All of them impress with a wide range of cosmetic and medical procedures:

Sanatoriums and treatment

Massages with juniper, face masks with kama, honey wraps and other relaxing procedures: we will tell you why it is worth relieving stress in Estonian spas. Let's go!

The tradition of spa holidays in Estonia is more than two hundred years old. In 1813, physician Benedict Georg Witte organized salt and herbal baths in Kadriorg, an area in the eastern part of Tallinn. Thus, the city became the first balneological resort in the Russian Empire. Since 1825, a mud bath has been operating in Haapsalu. And since the middle of the 19th century, relaxation, treatment and rehabilitation services have developed, the number of spas and hotels in the country has increased. Today the Union of Estonian Spa includes two dozen spa hotels. The largest are located in Tallinn, Pärnu, Haapsalu, Kuressaare and Narva-Jõesuu.

Packages are very beneficial in Estonian spa hotels. They are very different and may even include city tours, theater trips and other entertainment. Special offers lure vacationers on weekdays, when a double room with access to swimming pools and saunas can cost about 50 euros, and a complex of rejuvenating procedures with accommodation will cost only 45 euros per person. All current special offers are published on the website of the Estonian Spa Union.

What is special about Estonian spas?

Unique treatments are based on sea mud from the shores of Estonia. Its healing properties were proven back in the early 19th century. So, for example, in Vyarsk, located on the border with the Pskov region, special freshwater mud is used in combination with mineral water. In addition, Estonian spas use local herbs, leaves and berries, peat, and stones from the seaside.

It is used in cosmetic procedures and kama is an Estonian national product. This flour is a mixture of ground bran made from peas, barley and rye. Kama is usually eaten with yogurt. Estonian girls are sure that a face mask with kama, honey and calendula oil works wonders.

For peeling, body massage and aromatherapy, many Estonian spas use ... juniper. They also cook homemade cheeses and scented candles with it.

Where are the best Estonian spas

Tallinn and surroundings

Excellent spa hotels welcome tourists even in Tallinn. The best of them is Kalev Spa. It is literally within the walls of the Old City. The hotel has a water park with slides, a variety of jacuzzis and saunas. Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel is located very close, in the port, on the shores of the Baltic Sea. To services of visitors - water center Aqua Spa and bright restaurant Nero. The range of the spa complex includes: magnesium treatments, firming and corrective body treatments, classic, Ayurvedic and Hawaiian massages.

There are two spa hotels in the eastern suburbs of Tallinn, literally half an hour's drive from the Old Town. Pirita Spa Hotel stands on the shores of the Baltic Sea, in the resort suburb of Pirita. The rooms and the spa have recently been refurbished. The MediSPA complex offers water treatments, a salt chamber, aroma and light therapy, body wraps and a medical check-up are available. Regatta Restaurant is renowned for its wonderful views.

In addition to sanatoriums, Estonia also has SPA hotels offering both accommodation in comfortable rooms and various SPA procedures. In such recreation and relaxation centers, both adults and children will find something to do.

Estonia is a hospitable country on the Baltic coast, rest in Estonia is designed for any contingent: from newborns to the elderly. You can get to it from St. Petersburg by bus in a couple of hours, cross the border with a Schengen visa - and you are there. However, this cannot be noticed immediately, since almost all local residents speak Russian. But the difference can be seen in the architecture, especially in the old cities. You can go to any part of the country and discover ancient monuments in every town. And if you do not like excursions and city noise, you can just stay at a farm in the nearest village. And no one will bother you.

Activities in Estonia

For excursions to interesting places it is worth going to the capital of Estonia, Tallinn, or Tartu, located nearby. The latter, by the way, is considered the intellectual capital, here you can just walk or go to antique shops, try exquisite local cuisine.

Beach holidays in Estonia will appeal to both children and adults. There are beaches with spas and attractions for children. Finally, medicinal mineral waters, estuaries, famous lakes - all this can be combined with excursions and not only get new impressions, but also improve your health.

Sightseeing Estonia

If you decide to read reviews of tourists about the main attractions in Estonia, it will immediately become clear that it is impossible to highlight the main thing. Every corner, even the most remote, has its own memorable places. In addition, the Estonian villages themselves are sometimes an open-air museum. Still, there are a few things to see.

  • The city is divided into two parts. The lower town is located at the foot of the Toompea hill, on which the castle rises. This part of the city is surrounded by an ancient fortress wall. If you climb to the top of the hill, you will see the Upper Town, where you will find many interesting things. Those who wish can climb the wall of the Lower City or inspect Toompea Castle from the inside.

  • The Kiek-in-de-Kök Museum is located on the sixth floor of a 49-meter-high tower. The exposition presents artifacts related to the numerous wars in which the country participated.

  • The Rocca al Mare Museum is a real reconstruction of the Middle Ages in the open air. Here you can look at a typical town of that era: residential buildings, outbuildings, taverns, etc.

Tartu attractions worth visiting:

  • the famous Town Hall Square of the 18th century, the Art Museum in the town hall building, and in the center - the symbol of the city, a fountain with kissing lovers;
  • AHHAA Museum is the best place for walking with children. This museum aims to show in an accessible way how interesting science can be. The building has two permanent exhibitions: the Technology Hall with interactive exhibits and the Zoological Hall, where you can watch ants, fish and other fauna.

The Republic of Estonia is located in the north-east of Europe.

In the east, Estonia borders on Russia, in the south - on Latvia. In the west and north, the country is washed by the Gulfs of Riga and Finland of the Baltic Sea. The area of ​​the state is 45.2 thousand km 2. About 10% of Estonia is made up of islands. There are more than 1,500 islands in Estonia, both large and very tiny.

The capital of the state is Tallinn. Other large cities in Estonia: Tartu, Narva, Kohtla-Järve, Pärnu.

Estonia is a member of the Eurozone and the European Union, participates in the Schengen area.

Time

Estonia is in the Eastern European time zone, that is, UTC + 2 time zone. Due to the transition of Estonia to summer time, together with most European countries, the time here lags behind Moscow by one hour in summer and two hours in winter. Daylight saving time starts at 03:00 on the last Sunday in March, the country switches to standard time at 04:00 on the last Sunday in October.

In summer, the sun rises at 04:12 and sets at 22:38. In winter, the sun rises at 10:16 am and sets at 4:35 pm.

Climate

The type of climate in Estonia is temperate, smoothly transitioning from maritime to continental as you move inland from the coast. Autumn is the rainiest time of the year. Due to the influence of sea air masses, the weather in Estonia is very changeable and can noticeably change several times even within one day, but this does not significantly affect the tourism sector.

The average temperature in winter in Estonia is -5 ° С, and in summer - +15 ° С.

What could be more important than health? Today, many sanatoriums and hotels offer services for the treatment and improvement of the body. One of these sanatoriums, Spa Hotel Toila, is located in Estonia, on the high seashore of the Gulf of Finland, on the edge of the picturesque Toila-Oru park.

The place is very pleasant for quiet walks, in order to relax, forget about the noisy city.

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How to get to the hotel

Hotel Toila is located:

  • 170 kilometers from Tallinn,
  • 40 kilometers from Narva
  • and 200 kilometers from St. Petersburg.

Location on the map of Estonia

If you go by car, it is best to get to Narva, then, at the 179th kilometer along the Tallinn-Narva highway, turning north, drive another five kilometers.

It's easy to get to public transport. From St. Petersburg, from the Baltic station, by regular bus to Jykhvi or also to Jykhvi by train from the Vitebsk station. There is a bus from Jõhvi to the village of Toila. If you get from Tallinn, it is convenient to take a direct bus Tallinn-Oru.

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