Monday, March 9, 2009

Dvorovi Spa

Settled in Northeastern part of Republic of Srpska – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dvorovi Spa is situated between rivers of Sava and Drina, on 93 m height above sea level, and roads running across Raca and Pavlovic Bridge from Serbia to Bijeljina and farther to Banja Luka and other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
By its Semberia meekness, grand parks, swimming pools, good hotel accommodation in St Stephan Hotel, and above all by good host hospitability, Dvorovi Spa is right place for vacation, prevention and curing for different diseases.

First perception about medical thermal water in Dvorovi Spa comes from 1956th, a time oil-field workers, looking for an oil southern from Sava River, made a well in Dvorovi village, near to Bijeljina. From the same gushed forth starting to stream out with no control. Careful and inventive native citizens of Dvorovi village gave warm water for an analyzes – results showed mineral water with important characteristics crucial for rheumatics patients therapy, with clearly expressed mineral ingredients in its resource.
After warm mineral water is discovered and its quality analyses is made, construction works on bath and spa building with a reservoir for warm water, that needed firstly to be cooled due to its too high temperature for direct usage, was started. By spa building, in 1968th an Olympic swimming pool with warm water was made, what was very rare and unique case in Bosnia and Herzegovina in that time, a place for sincere enjoyment of swimmers in a pool and relaxing. Later on a restaurant of Stara banja namely Izvor nowadays, was made just next to thermo mineral water origin. In 1981st a small children swimming pool was built as well. Planed spa development and infrastructure construction, and organized activities on tourist-catering offer development has started in 1986th by new company Spa-recreation centre Dvorovi establishment, when spa managing was transferred from local community of Dvorovi to newly established company. In last ten years, thanks to clear business plan and management, infrastructure construction and creation of good ambient made this spa recognized today. Two more swimming pools, fields for small sports are already made; new hotel is in construction, one well more is found with water temperature of 80 C, unfortunately not exploited yet.

Healing power of mineral water
The water is sodium-calcium-hydro carbonate- chloride one. Its analyzes proved that water usage gives very good results in curing chronic rheumatic diseases, lighter forms of diabetes, chronic gastritis, posttraumatic injuries of extremities and some forms of eczemas, chronic gynaecological diseases, lumbago, spondilosis, spondilitis and lumboistialgia.
It is recommended to the guests to use thermo mineral healing water in a form of baths, efficiently curing following diseases:
Inflammation of rheumatic diseases in resigned clinical and lab phase
Degenerative rheumatic diseases
After the injuries states
After direct surgery on locomotors systems
Scoliosis and kifoscoliosis
Peripheral arterial blood vessels diseases
Paresis and paralysis of peripheral nerves
Light skin diseases
Caries prevention by water drinking
Stomach, bile and bile ducts diseases – by water drinking
In Dvorovi Spa, full medical team consisted of doctors, specialist, physiotherapists, masseurs, medicine personnel, takes care about guests’ health.
The Spa gives medical services whole around the year, whereas tourist-catering services are mostly given over the summer time. Swimming pools usage is seasonal.
In summer time, a season of vacations, school holidays, excursions, organized sports events, 120.000 guests visit spa complex coming from Bijeljina, region and other parts of Republic of Srpska, Croatia, Serbia.

Congress tourism
In Dvorovi Spa, there are halls suitable for holding different seminars, symposiums, presentation etc.
Its favorable geographical position, its nearness to Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zagreb and Banja Luka make it suitable for congress tourism development.

St Stephan Hotel is categorized as high B category, with 42 two-bed rooms and 2 apartments. The rooms are with bathrooms, phone line and TV; over the winter, heating is made by thermo mineral water.
Within the hotel, there is a restaurant with 400 sits. Proleter Restaurant is with 300 sits, and Izvor Restaurant is with 120 sits and 200 sits outside on the terrace, a place the guests can enjoy in pleasant atmosphere and domestic cuisine prepared by culinary masters.
In St Stephan Hotel, there is a medical block with medical rehabilitation services. There is a lift in a hotel, too.

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