We decided to spoil ourselves by taking a day out at a spa resort, and the choice fell on Vejlefjord. And we did not regret it. The setting is beautiful, even during this terrible drought, with a lovely park at the base of the hotel leading to the waters edge.
Getting to the hotel without a car isn't exactly easy. The public bus stops 4 kilometers from the hotel, and you'd need to walk the rest of the way. We opted for a taxi instead.
The room was not terribly large, but large enough to not feel cramped for two. One weird thing was the placement of the TV. The space between the TV poking out and the bed was so tight, I had to do borderline contortionist moves to get past it. We stayed in the mail building - the old sanitarium - and we had a fantastic view of the terrace, park, and water. Absolutely gorgeous!
The shower was an open type shower, which meant water splashes everywhere. Inconvenient, but nothing major. One thing that really could do with an upgrade though, are the hairdryers. They seemed like a relic from a bygone era.
The opposite wing of our floor was under refurbishment it looked like, with a unsightly wooden panels strewen on the floor. Why this eyesore wasn't closed off is a mystery to me.
We had dinner in the hotel restaurant, and it was an experience that was good, but not great. We ended up waiting 15 minutes before a server took our order, because nobody noticed us, despite us being shown to the table by the concierge, and we were unable to flag down a server on our own. The food itself was good, the fish entree was especially delicious. We had two servings of duck breast for the main, and unfortunately my second piece was really tough and chewy. The dessert was tarragon sorbet, which sounded incredibly strange, but also worked incredibly well.
The breakfast buffet was excellent, with great variety, and I was happy to see real crispy bacon, and not the sloppy dangly excuse for bacon you sometimes find at hotel buffets.
The star of the show is hands down the spa. We were here on a Thursday, and it wasn't very crowded. Your mileage may vary if you stay on a weekend. The various pools were great, and offered great variety, from the Fire Bath at 42 degrees celsius, to the Ice Bath at 8 degrees celsius. You'll also find a salt bath, where you can float and relax, and then retreat to the outdoor terrace. The spa has complimentary fruit, water, tea, and coffee. You can also purchase beer and other aperitifs in the spa, but we found the price level excessive. 78 DKK for a 500ml bottle is on the pricey side, even if Fur Brewery produces great beers.
I can highly recommend taking some of the suggested walking routes, provided the weather allows. The area is gorgeous, and taking a walk from the old pier down to Træskohage Lighthouse was super relaxing.
One thing we were extremely happy to note, was the age restrictions. Younger than 14 is a no-go, which means you can actually sit back and relax without the pesky noises of small children running about.
The staff overall were super professional, friendly, and helpful. Our server at the restaurant was new and wasn't very familiar with the menu, but she let us know that up front, and did everything she could to answer or find answers to our questions.
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