Traditional Spa Hotel
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The world's first radon spa

A modern spa hotel, located at the edge of the forest, featuring a motion pool and sauna. All balneological treatments available on-site. Certified by EuropeSpa med and a member of Quality in Health Prevention e.V.

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Free Wifi
Swimming pool
Quiet location
Handicapped accessible
In nature
In-house hydrotherapist
Cosmetics / Beauty

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Spa Hotel Behounek in Detail

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Modern with a magnificent view of the Erzgebirge panorama, located on a slope at the forest edge (about 300 m from Agricola).

Location & Surroundings

The hotel is perched on a hillside above the Jáchymov Valley and has been a prominent landmark of the valley since 1975. It has become a popular and sought-after destination for many visitors due to its spaciousness, airiness, and unique views of the surrounding Ore Mountains.

The healing successes of the spa are based on the noble gas radon. Thanks to the high radon content (at the sources 10.5 kBq/l), the effects of a 3-week therapy are gently equivalent to those of radon mine therapies.

St. Joachimsthal is located on the southern slope of the Ore Mountains, close to the German border. The healing successes of the spa are based on the noble gas radon. In the 16th century, Joachimsthal was one of the most important cities in Europe due to its minting rights. The city's history is closely linked to the mining of silver, tin, and uranium. The last active mine in Joachimsthal, called Svornost, supplies the treatment areas with radon water.

The historic city centre of Joachimsthal is a protected zone featuring houses in the Renaissance-Gothic style.

In the tranquil spa district in the lower part of the city, you will find not only spa hotels, restaurants, and the Aquazentrum Agircola with a mine sauna, but also a picturesque spa park with a music pavilion, a children's playground, and a small lake. The spa district is surrounded by a forest park with numerous hiking trails.

Dining & Leisure

2 restaurants, Bellevue and Bohemia, offering national and international cuisine. Meals served buffet style, with options for diet, vegetarian, lactose-free, and gluten-free cuisine. Dance café with regular cultural events, and a lounge for domino and bridge games.

Wellness & Spa

Every guest can also use the hotel's swimming pool with whirlpool and Kneipp path (in the afternoon, subject to availability). Cosmetics, manicure, and pedicure are available. In the summer, guests have access to a large sun terrace with loungers.

Health & Treatments

Motion pool (approx. 30°C), whirlpool, Kneipp barefoot path, sauna (for a fee). Balneotherapy facilities with a wide range of healing and wellness treatments. Curietherapy (treatments in Astoria), utilises the advantages of radiation therapy with radium in microdoses (since 1910) and is only applied in Joachimsthal. More wellness facilities and the Aqua Centre only 250 m in the Therapy Centre Agricola.

Indications: diseases of the musculoskeletal system (ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatism), diseases of the peripheral nervous system, metabolism, activation of self-healing powers in early-stage Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis. Please bring any existing medical reports with you.

Contraindications: acute and infectious diseases, malignant tumours during and after treatment with clinically detectable signs of disease progression, pregnancy, alcohol dependence, dependence on addictive substances, non-healing skin defects, inability to care for oneself and perform daily activities without the help of others, as well as inability to walk independently, urinary and faecal incontinence.

Free Time

Aqua & Wellness Centre Agricola (open daily 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.): indoor pool, children's pool, whirlpools, Kneipp path, salt grotto, solarium, and fitness. New Sauna World - Agricola Mine Sauna: Finnish and bio sauna, infrared sauna, steam bath, ice pool, relaxation room with water and tea, herb garden, rooftop terrace with barefoot path. Entry Pool + Sauna use approx. €8 (60'), approx. €9 (90') approx. €11 (120'). Café.

The Ore Mountains are a paradise for hiking, cycling, and skiing. Thematic hiking trails e.g., the Radon Theme Trail, the Hell of Joachimsthal, Gottesgaber Peat Moor Theme Trail and more. Excursions: Loket Castle, Porcelain and Glass Museum in Karlovy Vary. Oberwiesenthal in the Ore Mountains just 12 km away. 18-hole Karlovy Vary Golf Club and Cihelny Golf Club (about 6 km), Marianske Lazne Golf Club (about 40 km).

A visit to the "underground treasures" of the region is worthwhile and can be perfectly combined with sporting activities and wellness.

Ore Mountains on the UNESCO list: The Ore Mountains (Krušnohoří) Montanregion is the first Czech cross-border collection of monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List on 6 July 2019.

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Hotel rooms at a glance

162 modernly furnished rooms, category IA Plus (renovated in 2019) with shower/WC, balcony, satellite TV, telephone, bathrobe, minibar, hairdryer, safe, Wi-Fi. DBL rooms with separate beds. 6 rooms accessible for wheelchair users. SGL rooms with French bed. Elevator. Internet corner, library.

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Customer ratings for Spa Hotel Behounek

32 verified reviews by travelersOnly customers who have traveled with us are allowed to leave a review

4.5 Outstanding  

100% recommend the hotel to others

Board type
Wellness area
  • 'excellent cleanliness'
  • 'friendly staff'
  • 'diverse cuisine'
  • 'professional treatments'
  • 'relaxing wellness areas'
  • 'personalized care'
  • 'quiet atmosphere'
  • 'positive recovery effects'
  • 'competent doctors'
  • 'helpful therapists'
32 Results
It was wonderful and relaxing.

Elke L.

March 2024

as a couple | 70 to 79 years | 4 - 8 days

It was our first wellness trip. Everything was well organized, no time pressure and the staff were nice and friendly. As a tip, it would be nice to have small water dispensers in the treatment areas so that you can have a drink after the treatment, otherwise there are plenty of drinks at the vending machines. But that would be a small service for the spa guests. We will be going again next year.

The vacation was very relaxing in beautiful surroundings.

Yvonne A.

December 2023

as a couple | 40 to 49 years | 4 - 8 days

Pleasant therapeutic stay in a not very inviting city

Claus P.

June 2023

as a couple | 80 years and above | 12 - 16 days

The treatments were good. 0b the radon is effective, the future will tell.


Spa Hotel Behounek
Czech Republic, West Bohemia, Jachymov (St. Joachim's Valley)
Karlovy Vary International Airport (KLV)
approx. 27 km / 27 min
Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
approx. 137 km / 99 min
Train station Ostrov nad Ohri
approx. 11 km / 16 min
Train station Karlovy Vary
approx. 22 km / 24 min

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