We all like to travel around a bit, even if it means holidaying in your own country. But wherever we go, we can all agree on one thing: it should be relaxing, refreshing or just simply new. In lieu of a hiking holiday, we could find ourselves at the beach or, more appropriately, a spa; which is what's on the menu today! And you’re all invited.
We've discovered a great hotel spa retreat in the Rhön mountain district of Germany, from interior architect firm Raum + Inhalt, that we think is a fabulous example of how to combine leisure with pampering. It’s a modest spa that allows one to enjoy pampering whilst not being so large that one spends all their time there and can enjoy the natural surrounding mountain range. Let’s take a look…
The indirect lighting, on the walls, kisses the sides of this pool and, as a result, we have this very intense blue and a largely non-reflective surface to it. On top of this, you get a fairly pleasant ambience in the room and its size lets you know you're guaranteed at least some privacy and a little quiet; which is just what you're looking for in a spa environment. One could also admire the water lily fittings on the ceiling, should they wish to lie back.
Again, a modest but effective design approach is employed here, in the lounge. Bright white sofas, gold effect walls and dark features provide good contrast and a really positive aura to the room and, between the lounge and pool room, there is an open fire to give the place a little more life.
Which sauna will it be? The bio sauna or the Swedish sauna? With room enough to accommodate only a selection at the hotel, you would find yourself in a calm and amiable place -without the bustle and waiting times involved in popular spa resorts.
Wood is very popular in the forested and mountainous regions of Germany, where the old trades -like hunting and carpentry- are idolised and treasured. A fitting theme for such a retreat's dressing room- and not a bad looking one either.
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