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Review of Monte Mare

Monte Mare
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed December 23, 2012

The best swimming facility in this area in my opinion. Water slides, hot tubs, wave machines etc etc...
Only downside is the cafe is rather expensive, best bet is to pack your own food and take it with you, I saw many others doing it and no one seemed to mind (don't quote me on that though)!
It can get really busy at times, and if screaming kids and teenagers isn't your thing, you may not be too happy with the swimming area. There is however a health spa and relaxation areas there as well (though I have never used them so cannot comment).

2  Thank thesteveo
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Germans' attitude to work carries over into one of their favorite ways to relax and have fun - EFFICIENCY IS ABSOLUTE. Monte Mare offers two areas with very seperate foci: the swimming area (large fun pool, two large sport pools and smaller children's pool) and the Spa.

The majority of our visits were to the spa where we enjoyed hours of relaxing in the steam rooms, dry saunas, aroma infused saunas, swimming areas and resting oasis "textil frei" (nude).

They offer two restaurants (one for each of the "areas") that offer standard fare (sausages, french fries, salads, etc for the "family area" and health themed meals in the spa area).

Prices are average for similar attractions.

4  Thank nikaweez
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

I am from Orlando and I have to admit...I was in this place acting like a kid! One of my friends had her daughters B-day party here and I swear no one sat down for four hours!!! It was GREAT! I took my 2yr old and 4yr old and by the end of the day my 4yr old was going on the slides by himself! My 2yr old was going on the slides with any available person...LOL!!! I totally reccomend this place. Staff was nice...dont speak that much of English but they did ok for the most part!

4  Thank Crystal P
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

This is a really nice spa and a great way to spend the day. Just, if you're not German, you might want to know the following.
1. Bring your own robes and towels if you can, because the deposit (pfand) is outrageous (50 Euro per bathrobe, about 20 Euro per towel).
2. Ask to be shown how to navigate the locker rooms and use the weird chip-based payment system. There are multilingual staff here, shouldn't be hard to find someone to walk you through their quirky procedures.
3. Unlike a Korean or other Asian spa it is a mixed-sex nude environment that has some overtones of a nudist resort or beach -- meaning that there's huge outdoor area where in warm weather you can basically eat, drink, walk around and do whatever you like naked. Took me a bit of getting used to -- it's a lot of jiggly flesh to behold. But no one wears bathing suits, so don't bother..
4. A number of people seem to feel that once they've put a towel down on a lounge chair or hammock, they own it. This seems to be the unspoken law of all German resorts. The enlightened staff, however, does not feel this way and will remove towels and belongings from long-vacated chairs so others can use them.
However, if you are the beneficiary of a staff decision to remove stuff from a previously occupied chair/hammock/etc., you can expect to be gruffly confronted by middle aged naked people hovering menacingly over you, demanding answers. This happened to us, and to another couple. Refer the fuming nudists to staff -- if you lack language skills, point to nearest staff member and hope for the best. Not sure why Monte Mare does not solve this simple problem with a sign saying "chairs vacated for 10 min or longer will be cleared." Maybe the drama is part of the fun.
4. Good massages in really nice massage rooms.. not cheap, but good. The food is good too.

16  Thank jennieerin73
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