The dwarfs at the Märchenhotel are always hard at work. They have brought a whole new radiance to two rooms in this romantic half-timber building, and now greet guests with a brand-new room category. Adding the final finishing touches of color was professional designer and artist, Christine Fröhlich.
Winter on the Mosel is a time for many places to take a break and treat themselves to a bit of a timeout. But the Märchenhotel in Bernkastel-Kues couldn’t be further removed from turning into some kind of Sleeping Beauty. With a real zest for all they do and lots of hard work, the Krebs family set to work on remodeling two of their romantic rooms. And as a result, beginning this season guests also have a new category – the “Exclusive Rooms” – to choose from; along with the romance to which all are accustomed, they now also offer those extra special luxuries in life.
Modern design, new colors, and first-class quality – this is what you expect to come from any hotel remodeling project. But at the Märchenhotel, they went one step beyond that: “My wife Katja and I thought long and hard about how a modern hotel housed in an historical half-timbered house would look in the mind’s eye of our various guests. And now, that is what we are proud to have made a reality,” says Stefan Krebs, managing director of the Märchenhotel.
With that as their goal, the Märchenhotel set to work. In the room “Goddess of Happiness”, an elevated hot tub provides for glorious feel-good moments. According to legend, the actual fairy tale is said to be set in Nepal. That said, the room has been kept in an Asian style. The right styling by painter and artist Christine Fröhlich, who has made Traben-Trarbach on the Mosel her home, adds the finishing touches to the whole concept.
In the “Rapunzel” room, in contrast, the hot tub and a Hollywood-style swing are located on the rooftop terrace. Here, guests can enjoy a fantastic view of the most famous vineyard in the region, the Bernkastler Doctor.
Stefan Krebs: “Our goal is to give our guests more personal space so that they can truly stretch out and relax. This is made possible by the generous room size, the décor, along with added technology and other extra-special amenities. If our hotel and team have done their bit to help our guests develop a personal relationship with Bernkastel-Kues, then we have done a good job of meeting our own high expectations.“
With this in mind, the rooms were re-apportioned and given a new color and decor concept, then followed by a new bathroom design in keeping with the concept. Heating stoves and state-of-the-art technology, such as Blue Ray player along with smart or flatscreen TVs, were integrated into the whole. Yet another highlight is the Spa Bar with small snacks, fresh fruit and rose-fragrance aroma therapy – in the exclusive “Rapunzel” room, that comes in the form of a floating pool bar.
And so it was that so many things were thought through and realized to the tiniest detail; the historical house now boasts even more character, ambiance and comfort – conveying to guests the unique individuality of the Märchenhotel better than ever imagined. But it makes complete sense: the Märchenhotel was never content with merely being a place to spend the night. The goal was that it always be an oasis, where guests feel utterly comfortable, at ease and at home.