Podebrady is a spa town, about an hour's drive from Prague - there are around six spas and six medical centres in the town.
Felicitas is in the town, on a street opposite a large park. It doesn't have outdoor facilities.
I found the place deeply strange. It just didn't have the feel of a spa hotel at all, apart from the odd guest wandering around in a robe. The clientele seemed on the whole to be older. Some couples. A few families with children. Apparently the spa specialises in heart conditions and diabetes.
Pool is small and can only be accessed at particular times.
Spa area is okay - cosy relaxation area with beds. But staff not incredibly friendly. Treatments were pretty lacklustre.
You have to book the sauna/steam (it costs extra) and the steam room smelled of damp.
Main surprise was the restaurant. We were half-board. Breakfast was fine but dinner was a buffet and there were no vegetarian options, or even healthy options that I could detect. Very heavy on meat, sausage etc - even many of the salads had fish or meat in them. Pretty stunning given it's a spa. Even more stunning given they are supposed to treat heart patients - most of the food would be a heart attack on a plate!
Abba music piped throughout the hotel was irritating.
Room was okay - a bit cramped for two - but clean and serviceable.
Had a battle to get free wifi. There is a PC in the lobby but CR keyboard means you have to cut and paste symbols.
Not really able to recommend as a spa. Would be okay for keen meat-eaters wanting a basic hotel.
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