Caleden Complexe Thermale et Thermoludique de Chaudes Aigues

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Caleden Complexe Thermale et Thermoludique de Chaudes Aigues

Caleden Complexe Thermale et Thermoludique de Chaudes Aigues
3.5
Sports Camps & Clinics • Spas • Thermal Spas
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Caleden is an establishment grouping various activities: Date: - Spa Bien-Etre: from 3 april to 21 November 2021 - Spa treatment: from 05 April to 20 November 2021 - Fitness: from 5 April to 20 November 2021 - BAN ** Brithotel accommodation: from 3 April to 21 Novembre 2021 - Espace thermoludique: Closed because of works
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3.5
319 reviews
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JulieLawson7
Brigg, UK198 contributions
Interesting experience
Aug 2019 • Friends
We had booked a treatment but didn’t realise that much of the thermal spa was closed due to the roof being in disrepair. We did have access to the hammam, sauna and rooftop underwater music pool.
The girls who work there were very lovely and helped us to understand the experience.
You get a towel, gown and terrible flip flops. The access to the sauna and outdoor pool is by the lift to the 4th floor.
My massage was very gentle and relaxing as was the facial.
You can stay until closing. We didn’t see a restaurant, but there is potable water on the ground floor.
Parking is nearby and hotels in the area that do deals.
Many treatments available. The water is very soft and is very warm.
Not sure when it will all be open again.
Written August 26, 2019
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Maureen J
Glenview, IL61 contributions
Relaxing 2 hours
Aug 2018 • Couples
Fabulous! If you want to go have a massage or something like that you should go early or call in advance.
Written August 2, 2018
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Diver-D-Dan
Phuket3 contributions
If you're looking for hot water, keep looking.
Jul 2018 • Family
Never mind that every flier, banner, roadside poster and advertisement for this place features the enormous headline "82 DEGREES" ... the water in the Caleden Complexe comes in only two luke-warm temperatures: 32 degrees for most of the pools and tubs, and 36 degrees for the jacuzzi and the bizarre upstairs outdoor pool (which parenthetically only accommodates 5 or 6 people, and which comes with music pumped in under the water... why do that? Do we all share the same taste in easy-listening new-age music?)

The upshot of all this is that the complexe, far from offering a hot-spring-spa sort of experience, is more like a regular public swimming pool, as the water is consistently not warm enough to get warm in. I was surprised by this especially in the jacuzzi, where the water is still kept below body temperature. What's the point of a tepid jacuzzi? Even the jacuzzi company recommends 38-40°.

Additionally, the floor was patrolled by a fellow named Jean-Louis, a scowling man whose unenviable job it is to enforce nonsensical rules. Apparently, you have to keep your towel in a cubbyhole near the entrance, away from the pools and away from the hamam. I asked why I couldn't keep my towel nearer-by, so that when I get out of the jacuzzi, I can dry off. "Let me ask you," he said, "do you think that you are asking an intelligent question?" "Then let me ask you," I responded, "do you think that you are asking an insulting question?" After that, he scowled and glared quite obviously at me every time he passed. Even my wife, who wasn't present for this exchange, commented on how "the janitor" was trying quite obviously to bad-vibe me. Talk about a relaxing experience!

The sauna is for some reason on the 4th floor, an elevator ride away from the pools and hamam. The hamam itself was nice enough, at least it was hot in there, allowing me to re-warm up after the jacuzzi.

Overall I was disappointed with the water, the facilities, and the small tyrant who pretends he runs the place and who went out of his way to be rude to me. Hoping for a nice relaxing hot-water spa experience, we had paid a whole afternoon, but left before two hours had elapsed.

Also please note that regular swimming trunks are not allowed: there's a skin-tight-lycra-only policy in effect, so either bring speedos, or buy them there for €19.

They took a perfectly good hot spring, and ruined it.
Written July 21, 2018
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Linxiao C
1 contribution
Nice place for relaxing
Jul 2016 • Friends
The center is not very big nor fancy. Though it has all that I would expect from a bath complex (bubbling pool, water jets, sauna, relaxation area...) There is a very nice outdoor pool upstairs, though it gets crowded during peak hours.
There is a price for 2h visits and another for whole-day multi-entrance visits. Towel and flip-flops are included. Sells swimming suits for 19€.
Spent an afternoon in the center with friends and felt fully relaxed after days of tiring travel.
Written July 26, 2016
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Jordi B
Barcelona, Spain57 contributions
perfect to relax
Sep 2014 • Family
Where there on summer 2014. The turism it's local and the place so fun, and relaxing.
I suggest "aguilot" to eat in that zone, a mix between cheese and mashed potatoes.
Written April 17, 2015
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williamdfr
Montpellier, France239 contributions
Not worth a visit
Aug 2014 • Solo
I liked the idea of spending some time in the Thermoludique centre but it really is like something you'd find in the municipal swimming pool in any town. The pool is about 25m long but curved and very narrow, followed by a succession of bubbling baths and a couple of water jets, finally a small jacuzzi.
There is a hammam, and then the sauna and another pool upstairs but poorly indicated so I only found out about them once I'd left!
The water throughout is an unappealing greenish colour.
The only advantage is that there were no more than about twenty people.
At €17, an expensive dip in a very average setting.
I was expecting something like Caldea in Andorra - this is nothing like that at all.

It's such a pity because you can feel that the town, which has the hottest natural springs in Europe, is slowly dying (lots of boarded up hotels and shops) and needs something like this to bring people in. Would still recommend a stop in the town, the Cantal is a beautiful part of the country.
Written August 23, 2014
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