Everyone needs some rejuvenation from time to time, and we start searching for a place where we can go to refresh our souls. From time immemorial, springs in the Lower Engadine have been releasing unique mineral water from under the rocks, and, as securely as the Swiss Guards protect the Vatican, this water revitalizes everyone who rests here.
In the vicinity of Scuol, there are 20 mineral springs, and the Belvedere Hotel is located close to them. Dressed in your bathrobe, you can walk down a corridor with panoramic views of the mountains and the green forests, directly to the Engadine Bad Scuol water complex (with an area of 13 thousand square meters), which includes a sauna, along with indoor and outdoor swimming pools all supplied by the mineral water. The hotel has its owns springs with a spa zone Spa Vita Nova: belezza aplina with a steam room and jacuzzi, as well as a sports complex with swimming pools and a recreation area in the open air. All of these add exquisite pleasure to the recovery process.
The water from each of the different springs is not identical: there are four types, with different compositions and different healing powers:
Lucius: calcium-chloride-sulfate, strong sulfur springs. These springs are unique within the entire Alpine region. This water is used in the treatment of vegetative and psychosomatic disorders, and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
Sfondratz: calcium-sodium-hydrocarbonate- chloride-acid sulphate. This spring has one of the highest concentrations of calcium in Europe. The water of this composition is used for the treatment of calcium deficiency and helps to combat osteoporosis;
Boniface: calcium-sodium-hydrocarbonate- oxidized ferruginous springs. The water from this spring protects against infections and assists in the treatment of bladder diseases and osteoporosis. It is widely used as a sports drink;
Lishan springs have sodium hydrogen carbonate and magnesium sulfate. The water contains a lot of magnesium, which largely determines the metabolism and functioning of the nervous system.
It is recommended for the treatment of vegetative regulatory system disorders and stress-related diseases.
The rich Scuol spa experience helps to energize a tired body, while the surrounding picturesque views will restore the peace of mind which may have been damaged by life’s stresses. If you wish, you can undergo medical examinations in the Belvedere. Based on the results, experts will develop a personalized remedial program which will include physical therapy, massage and mineral water treatment. Dr. Christian Casanova will consult you about the timetable for drinking the spring water and the spa treatments, to tailor your program to your individual health conditions. If necessary, you will be scheduled for a more detailed study of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs and other organs.
THE TRADITIONS AND THE PRESENT DAY
The Belvedere Hotel was founded in 1876, and several years ago it was renovated, so that now it combines traditional hotel features with modern design and comfort. In 2007, another wing was built, near the original building. Opposite this wing, a new building was opened in 2011, with nine exclusive suites. The old part is connected with modernity via an underground passage. There are a total of 81 rooms, including 10 suites, 59 double rooms and 12 single rooms. The hotel’s interior design and fittings were supervised by architect Renato Maurizio from Maloja, who also designed the lounge bar with its fireplace and wine cellar, as well as the spa complex.
FITNESS ACTIVITIES IN THE MOUNTAINS
The owners of the Belvedere lead an active lifestyle and encourage any of their guests who share their love for outdoor activities. In each room, guests will find a backpack where they can put their windproof jacket and a bottle of water. ДЮУ can also enjoy farmhouse cheese and ham bought in one of the shops on their way from a walk. Once a week, bicycle tours in the mountains are held here; a regular participant on these cycling trips is Kurt Baumgartner, the owner of the hotel. Twice a week, there are hikes in the mountains with a guide. Ofcourse, there is also Nordic walking, with a coach who will teach you and calculate the optimal exercise load for you. Andor Fitness Centre offers sports, along with classes such as aquagym, aerobics and other types of activities.
MOVEMENT IS LIFE
Travel enthusiasts definitely won’t be bored in the Belvedere. You can set off on a trip around the area at any time: for example, you can take a train on the Rhaetian Railway to the glamorous St. Moritz, or to the authentic Romansh towns of Guarda or Saint, or even cross the border and visit the Austrian town of Nauders or the Italian Mals… Or go to the mountains via ski lifts Motta Naluns and Ftan, which operate from the beginning of June until mid-October. The guests of the hotel are entitled to a 50 percent discount when using the lifts in the Upper Engadine and Samnaun. The hotel offers a free shuttle service for each guest to the train station and back.