It’s a perfect moment for a short break. Although our holiday is planned for the end of September, a relaxed getaway was definitely a priority. I was just in need of a spa and a big massage! Looking so last minute, it was a challenge finding a free spot anywhere. Luckily, from a Luxembourgish point of view, we are situated in the heart of Europe and I found a wellness center only one hour away in Germany.
Check-in & pool area
Last Saturday, early afternoon, we arrived at Weiskirchen Parkhotel. A four-star hotel somewhere in the Saarland. We booked a junior suite which is fantastic with kids, because of it has two rooms. That means we could actually sleep separate from our kids and only had to open a door to get to them again.
After the check-in we had a little drink at the bar, while our 20-month-year old toddler was playing with duplo. The best part about the hotel for kids is the pool area. With two big toddler pools and a huge bubble bath/pool, you can easily float hours away.
We also booked directly a (free of charge) late check-out at 3 pm on Sunday. This way we could easily enjoy our time and spend a little extra wellness time during their afternoon nap. Just one at the time we visited as we couldn’t leave our kids of course going to a spa together. A babysit service would be an asset to this hotel that is so well prepared for kids ;-).
Because of our last minute booking, the restaurant was fully booked unfortunately. However, we could sit down at the Brasserie for some simple food and they offer a nice kids menu. It is a spot for a quick dinner or lunch which could be just all you need with small kids. Next time I would definitely go for the restaurant as the menu and the atmosphere looked tempting. Maybe our next visit I would wait until the kids are asleep (and use a baby monitor) so you can really enjoy a romantic getaway. Instead, I took my moment and immediately went to the wellness center after diner as they both slept quickly. Also not too bad…..
The following morning we enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast. The breakfast is great! The Germans always seem to be quite good at it… The service, the staff and the wide choice of fresh food provide an excellent start of the morning.
Besides the duplo corner and the pool area, they also provide a playground for kids. With a sunny day ahead, our little lion went outside for some playtime in the adjacent garden that has a large and great equiped playground. For kids that are a little bit older, we saw a midget golf club across the street.
The main reason we went was because of the wellness center. I was surprised, because it was a lot bigger and better organised than I expected it to be. With different sauna’s inside and outside and a large garden area, it was actually big enough to call it a true wellness center, not too crowded (even on a Saturday) and wide enough to have sufficient relaxing corners. We both booked massages at the sauna area and were happy about it. The massage is only 22 euro per half hour and was actually quite good. So I came back the next day for an extra hour, to really lose up!
The end/our reflection
We were really happy about the hotel, because:
- It’s only one hour drive from Luxembourg
- A good combination of a kids friendly hotel and true wellness center
- The staff was extremely friendly and helpful
What did we miss?
- I would like a babysit service, so you can add some romantic quality time together (for example during their nap time).