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Decadence is a way of life in Baden-Baden. The idyllic spa town is nestled on the fringes of the Black Forest in southwestern Germany, a region known for its lush landscapes and natural hot springs. Over the past century and a half, the area has become synonymous with luxury of every kind, from posh boutiques and exemplary restaurants to – of course – endlessly pampering spa treatments. Unsurprisingly, the region boasts a multitude of hotels and resorts, and Brenners Park Hotel & Spa is both one of its oldest and one of its finest, with beautiful grounds, fabulous restaurants and – most importantly – an excellent spa.
The hotel’s 100 rooms are spread out over a handful of buildings which keeps the place feeling pleasantly uncrowded. Each room is individually designed, but all are classically elegant with plush furniture and antique décor. Pillow and blanket options are plentiful, ensuring a deeply restful slumber. Generously sized closets accommodate even the largest of shopping sprees, and heated floors make already-luxe marble bathrooms feel even lovelier.
Most rooms have a balcony or terrace – snag one with a view overlooking the historic Lichtentaler Allee. The one disappointment is that Nespresso machines don’t come standard, except in suites. You can, at least, request to have the minibar stocked with your preferred libations.
The hotel has a lovely assortment of three restaurants, three bars and a cigar lounge to boot. Wintergarten has enchanting views of the garden and serves cuisine inspired by – and using ingredients from – the Black Forest. The Rive Gauche Brasserie is set in the park with floor-to-ceiling glass walls offering unobstructed views to go with its elegant French fare. In summer, the terrace opens for proper al fresco dining. By comparison, the dining room of Fritz & Felix is warm and sultry, with plenty of wood and velvet furniture. The cuisine here is inventive and international, and an accompanying bar means you won’t need to go more than a few steps for a postprandial cocktail.
Villa Stéphanie, the hotel’s spa, really is a thing to behold – exceptional even by the standards of a posh spa town. Occupying its own building, the fifteen treatment rooms, fitness centre and indulgent routines leave little – if anything – to be desired. Directly connected to the villa is Haus Julius offering bespoke medical care for guests and cementing the hotel’s reputation as a top-tier place to unwind, rejuvenate and heal.
How to get there
90 minutes by road from Stuttgart Airport
110 rooms & suites