Ever felt sluggish, completely depleted of energy and not able to do anything? I bet you have. About time for a few days of me-time, with your partner, a friend or perhaps best by yourself. And where better to go than a wellnesshotel. They are specialised in completely pampering you. Germany has lots of these wellnesshotels. I visited a few, and happily share my experiences.
Brenners park Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden *****
If you do it, you have to do it well is my motto. Brenners Park Hotel & Spa belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World, so you stay here in style. The historical venue is located on the LIchtentaler Allee and oozes grandeur.
The rooms are decorated in style, and supplied with all comforts. The lovely matrass on the bed will ensure you sleep like a baby after your visit to the spa.
An underground passage brings you to Villa Stéphanie where the spa is located. Swimming pool, fitness, sauna and spa – it’s all here.
Villa Stéphanie offers all sorts of wellness arrangements in collaboration with a medical centre. Things like botox, mini-facelifts, skin rejuvenation, dental care, implants etc.
One of the popular wellness arrangements is a 10-day weight loss & detox stay.
The hotel boasts three restaurants, two of which have a great view over the Lichtentaler Allee. One serves small snacks and drinks, while you can enjoy culinary delights in the other.
Extra bonus: Villa Stéphanie lies in the super-welcoming town of Baden-Baden. I’ve hardly ever been so charmed by a town. More about Baden-Baden here.
Parkhotel Jordanbad ****
Parkhotel Jordanbad.is located in the middle of a large park near Ulm, and can certainly call itself a luxury wellnesshotel with its 9000m2 spa.
The rooms were recently refurbished and decorated in white and pale wood. The room is fairly small and lacks a little in ambience. The matrasses are perfect however, and it is very tidy.
The spa is enormous. It is not exclusive to guests of the hotel, and so it hosts a lot of day visitors.
The first part of the wellness involves swimwear. The spa features a number of swimming pools, both inside and outside, a jacuzzi and a relaxing area. Children are catered for too, as one pool has a fun slide.
The next part is the 3000m2 sauna part. Swimwear is not allowed here. There are more inside and outside swimming pools here, as well as six saunas (three inside, three outside).
You can choose from a large selection of wellness arrangements, like massages, scrubs, packings and facials. Children from the age of 7 can enjoy a lovely massage.
An absolute must-do for wellness fans.
Parkhotel Jordanbad has two restaurants. The Parkrestaurant is situated at the entrance to the hotel, and has a large terrace. They serve honest, German food and it has proper service.
Beside the hotel, a five-minute walk away, lies the steak restaurant Feuerstein. Unfortunately, the service left a lot to be desired when we were there. The décor isn’t great either. The food was nice, but a pity we had to wait over an hour to get it.
But, as I said before, the real wellness lover has to add this to their list.
Hotel Engel Obertal in Baiersbronn *****sup
Hotel Engel Obertal lies in the picturesque Black Forest, and is a great example of what a German hotel should be like. Beautifully decorated in light pine, sumptuously upholstered and über-cosy. And there is a lot to explore in the area. More about that later.
The rooms are very spacious and have a balcony. You look out over the enchanting, green surroundings. The bathrooms are also very spacious. Bath robes and slippers are supplied.
The luxury wellness is a real gem. There is a limited area with a swimming pool and a relaxing area where swimwear is compulsory. Outside is a pool filled with water from the nearby lake.
The sauna part contains things like a herbal sauna, an aroma steam bath, amethyst grotto etc. The floating pool is an extremely salty bath in which you float like in the Dead Sea. The water is 36 degrees and the space is fairly dark. Perfect to completely relax.
There are a few other relaxation spaces. One is light and spacious and looks out over the garden. The other is fairly dark and atmospheric, but my favourite was the space with the water beds. This was just heavenly!
And of course you can choose from a plethora of wellness arrangements: Massages, facials, manicure and pedicure, everything is possible. They use products by La Prairie and Ligne St Barth.
The restaurant is aptly named Engelwirt’s Stube and is decorated with great flair. And they serve wonderful food. You can eat à la carte, or choose the 6-course meal. Once a week they have a buffet, and that, too, was mouth-watering. The pancakes off the desert cart are heavenly.
The staff, in local traditional clothing, is courteous and friendly. Nothing goes unnoticed. In short, top-notch service.
So if you’re ready for a romantic getaway or you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, these wellness hotels in Germany are the perfect choice.
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