When the brand new Hotel Krønasår is completed in 2019, there will be a total of six themed hotels at Europa-Park resort. Throw in the option to camp in the Wild West-inspired Camp Resort with its teepees, lodges and wagons and you have a wide range of options when it comes to staying overnight at the theme park.
Continuing the travel theme, each property is based on a different country. Hotel Bell Rock offers the boardwalk atmosphere of New England, Hotel Castillo Alcazar takes you back to the Middle Ages inside a Spanish castle, Hotel Colosseo feature’s a giant replica of Rome’s most iconic attraction, Hotel Santa Isabel is modelled on a Portuguese monastery and Hotel El Andaluz resembles a sunny Spanish finca. Finally, upon completion, Hotel Krønasår will transport you to Scandinavia and Copenhagen’s famous Nyhavn harbour.
Each option offers various different family rooms, all decorated with beautiful murals and quirky children’s beds in keeping with the respective themes. Some of the best rooms available include the John F. Kennedy Suite at the top of Bell Rock’s lighthouse and the Caesar & Cleopatra Suite in the arches of the Colosseum.
Before you retire to your comfortable quarters, though, and at the end of a long day, there’s the chance to relax and pamper yourself in one of four spa and wellness areas. A variety of treatments are offered, as well as saunas, steam rooms and the luxurious Marrakech Wellness Oasis. Choose from massages, scrubs, milk baths, manicures, facials or simply enjoy the soothing bubbles of one of the couple’s baths. Plus, if you’re looking for some family fun, there are also five swimming pools (four outdoor and one indoor) where you can splash to your heart’s content.
If you just want to use the health and wellness facilities and aren’t too keen on the rides, Europa-Park offers special packages during the off-season. Whilst the park is closed, you can spend a relaxing few days at one of the hotels whilst filling your days with treatments, soothing soaks and time in the gym.
All the excitement created by the thrilling rollercoasters needs to be fuelled by something, so luckily there are some delicious dishes to be found in the many hotel restaurants. Ranging from inviting buffets that offer a wealth of choice, such as Sala Santa Isabel, to fine dining venues like Ammolite in the Bell Rock lighthouse, there is something to suit every taste and craving. If you’ve got a yearning for Italian food, Pizzeria La Romantica is here to offer-up authentic pizza and fresh salads; if your family has a hankering for BBQ treats, the grilled offerings at the Silver Lake Saloon will satisfy any rumbling stomach; and if you’re looking for something special, book an evening in the unique surroundings of Santa Isabel’s Beer Cellar.
Inside the park, there are yet more tasty treats to keep you going throughout the day. Each themed area showcases the cuisine of that particular country by offering some of its most well-known dishes in various restaurants, huts and casual eateries. Bag a bratwurst from the Bavarian & Badisch Beer Garden, sample a salmon fillet from the Fjord Restaurant in Scandinavia, or taste a turkey gyro in Greece’s Taverna Mykonos.
However, perhaps the most exciting dining venue in the park is the Food Loop Restaurant. Here, you order at your table via a touchscreen and then watch as your meal travels around the room on a rollercoaster track (which includes a loop-the-loop), before arriving at your plate.