BollAnts Hotel In The Rhineland-Palatinate Region Of Germany

BollAnts, a spa hotel in Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, has a motto “relax, reflect, rejuvenate“.

BollAnts Spa Hotel

BollAnts, A Spa Hotel In Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

A three day stay at BollAnts, a top rated spa hotel in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, was just what my husband and I needed after more than 24 hours of travel from our home. It was déjà vu for us as we were once again ready to start our fall vacation in Germany just as a major hurricane was predicted to strike our area. This time it was Hurricane Dorian that had us securing our home, changing our airline tickets and flying just a day before Melbourne, Florida airport closed.

Very few travelers, mostly wine lovers and spa goers, even know about the Naheland area of the Rhineland-Palatinate where BollAnts is located. The hotel lies on the banks of the Nahe river in the village of Bad Sobernheim, Germany and is just an hour’s drive from the Frankfurt Airport where we landed. The countryside lies between of the Mosel and Rhine rivers and is very picturesque with rolling hills that are covered with orchards and stepped vineyards in one of Germany’s smallest wine growing regions.

BollAnts has had guests visiting the hotel for over a hundred years looking to improve their wellness. In recent years, the spa hotel has been awarded 3 lilies and 17 points in the Relax Guide so we decided that it would make an ideal spot to start this year’s fall holiday.

Bollants Reception

Bollants Reception Lounge

The hotel is like a little village with several different styled lodges…Jugendstihl, Bauhaus, historic half-timbered as well as contemporary, to choose from when booking a room. We reserved a suite in the contemporary Halenberg guest house that had direct access to the spa. Our stylish modern room had a separate living area, bedroom, large bathroom with a bath as well as a separate rain head shower, a separate WC and a nice dressing room closet that held all our luggage for the trip. The room also had a large balcony with a lovely view of the  gardens.

Half board is included in the room rate and we started our mornings with a breakfast buffet in the Villa restaurant where we also had dinner on our first night. For an additional charge, we also had dinner in the Mediterranean inspired Hermannshof restaurant on our second night and in the hotel’s one star Michelin rated Jungborn restaurant on our third evening. Jungborn will be featured in another post in the future. I must say the food was excellent at each restaurant.

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Although breakfast leaves you with nothing to be desired, if your are hungry in the afternoon you can enjoy a light lunch outside under the shady trees and gazebo or if you are in the spa, there is the Spa Bistro where you can have small snacks, cakes, juices and teas in the afternoon. Last but not least, there is also the hotel’s Fireside Bar where you can have a glass of wine and cocktails as well as small plates such as tarte flambé, wraps and salads.

BollAnts spa is a wonderful place to relax. It includes four saunas, two steam baths, an outdoor jacuzzi, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool in the hotel’s pretty park as well as a roof top pool. There are many different relaxation rooms with lots of books to read or cozy corners where you can take an afternoon nap after coming back from a hike in the surrounding area. I believe there is something to please everyone when it comes to the hotel’s spa facilities.

All in all, the first three days of our trip went by all too quickly and we were soon having to say our goodbyes. I must say that in the short time we were at BollAnts, we relaxed and reflected on how lucky we were that our home in Florida has remained safe from the storm. After exhausting days of preparing our home for a potential hurricane, we left BollAnts feeling rejuvenated just like their motto suggested.

Hurricane Dorian Projection

Hurricane Dorian Projection By NOAA

Our European holiday has just begun and we are looking forward to this year’s travels in Germany, France and Austria. I hope you will enjoy following along on this year’s trip.

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45 Responses to BollAnts Hotel In The Rhineland-Palatinate Region Of Germany

  1. It looks wonderful, Karen. Have a great trip!

  2. I wish you safe travels and a safe and undamaged home when you return. I’m not terribly familiar with Germany but have become interested in the Rhineland Palintate area since doing my genealogy and discovering that so many of the Leathermans and others in that line came from that region. This certainly looks like a heavenly spot to forget the weather turmoil at home.. Thinking good thoughts for your journey and return.

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your kind thoughts Jeanie. I hope that someday in your travels that you get a chance to visit the Rhineland…there is so much to see and do. It would especially be nice to visit where some of your family is originally from.

  3. kitchenriffs says:

    Sounds delightful. Glad you’re on another adventure — because we get to read about it! 🙂 Super nice photos. And glad your home missed Dorian.

    • Karen says:

      I’m glad you will be following along on our travels John. We are going back to visit some of our favorites as well as new places such as our stay at BollAnts, it was great. We are very thankful that Dorian made a turn away from our area but have hated seeing the devastation it created in the Bahamas.

  4. wow What a beautiful and relaxing spa hotel! Continue to enjoy your holiday in Europe, Karen.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Angie, We were very happy with our stay at BollAnts, it was just what we needed after our stressful week preparing our home in case Dorian had hit. Thank you for your nice wish, we are looking forward to the rest of our journey.

  5. Mad Dog says:

    I’m sure you need the break after all the emergency preparations. I’m glad you home is safe and BollAnts looks like a perfect retreat!

    • Karen says:

      You are so right Mad Dog, BollAnts was just what we needed…we really enjoyed our stay. We were very lucky about the storm, it is hard leaving and not knowing what will happen.

  6. I had to translate Palatinate into Rheinpfalz and now I know where it is. Your hotel looks fantastic, perfect to relax. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gerlinde, Yes the region is also known as the Rheinpfalz…have you been to the region? The hotel was prefect for relaxing, we definitely needed it. 🙂

  7. Very elegant and beautiful. Beautiful photography.

  8. Darlene says:

    This place looks perfect!! Enjoy your trip. I look forward to the posts.

  9. This place looks divine. Thanks for sharing Karen.

  10. Eha says:

    on Friday forenoon Australian time Dorian has missed all of Florida, caused some havoc in the Carolinas, been downgraded and looks like going out to sea to possibly intensify ere hitting the northern states of the US. Glad your home will be safe and sound ! Know the Rheinpfalz area well and you seem to be in your element – hope you continue to have a pleasant rime . . .

    • Karen says:

      We (the whole state of Florida) was very lucky that we did not endure the devastation that occurred in the Bahamas…we feel so bad about what happened. We hadn’t been in the Rheinpfalz region in years and really did enjoy our stay at BollAnts. It was just what we needed, thank you Eha.

  11. This place looks amazing!! I hope you are able to enjoy the trip with Dorian lurking. Boo.

  12. Gallivanta says:

    Glad your home is safe. BollAnts looks like a perfect place to start your holiday. I would have been reluctant to move on but I am sure your other destinations will be equally enjoyable.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Gallivanta. You are right, BollAnts was just what we needed. We hated leaving but have some more wonderful destinations ahead of us. Thank you for following along.

  13. Sissi says:

    I was going to say Pfalz is one of my two favourite wine-making regions and then you mentioned Nahe, the second one! I could drink white wine exclusively from these two regions all my life. Lucky you! (I hope you have had a chance to taste von Winning or Dönnhoff). The hotel looks like a paradise! I know where to stay when one day I travel to visit my favourite wine regions!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sissi, I have to say that every wine we had at BollAnts was from the Nahe and each and every one of them were great! If you are in the area someday, I would definitely recommend the hotel. It was our first stay but hopefully we will get a chance to return.

  14. Anonymous says:

    We look forward to our upcoming trip to the Rhine and hope we have as good a time as your having. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Kiki says:

    Glad you made it over! I almost got stuck in Atlanta but we managed to take off with a delay, away from the storm.

  16. Debra says:

    It must have been very stressful to prepare to travel when the hurricane predictions were so dire. It’s very good news to know that your home and it would seem Florida as a whole has been spared. And after all of that to spend time at BollAnts and enjoy the spa amenities was undoubtedly a very welcome time! It’s a lovely hotel! I’m happy you and your husband had this lovely opportunity, Karen. 🙂

  17. I love traveling with you Karen, you always stay at the most luxurious places! I am sorry you started out your trip worrying and scurrying around because of dreaded Dorian! I was worried we were going to have to change our Labor Day plans on the Alabama gulf coast for a while myself…one thing you can always say about hurricanes is that they are unpredictable! Have a wonderful trip!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Jenna, It is nice to know that you will be following along on this year’s travels. I work for months trying to find wonderful hotels and BollAnts was lovely and just what we needed. I’m glad the storm stayed away for your area as well.

  18. Helen says:

    I’m glad that you were able to relax whilst at BollAnts!

  19. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    Oh my! That looks like a wonderful place!

  20. Glad you avoided the wrath of the hurricane. Your weekend looks like the perfect get away to destress and relax. So need one of those!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your kind thoughts Bobbi, we were very lucky because the storm was originally headed right for our area. BollAnts was the perfect place to relax…I know you would love it. Take care.

  21. Cathy says:

    Good to hear your home is safe Karen, and nice that you could get away in time too. This really does look a good place to relax after a stressful week. Enjoy the rest of your travels and I look forward to hearing all about them soon!

  22. Karen says:

    We were so lucky Cathy, thank you. After a very stressful week of preparing our home and leaving it, BollAnts was the perfect place to relax. As you know, we love Germany.

  23. How scary to be so far away during a close hurricane hit but so glad your home was spared, Karen. What a wonderful place and enjoy the rest of your trip!

  24. Oh I always enjoy tagging along on your adventures, Karen! So glad your home in Florida wasn’t damaged by the hurricane. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip! 🙂

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