If you’re looking to get away from the dull monotony of the daily grind, there can be nowhere better than the Europa-Park Hotels. The park's very own 4-star hotels El Andaluz and Castillo Alcazar, along with the 4-star Superior Hotels Colosseo and Santa Isabel, offer the very highest levels of comfort and atmospheric true-to-life detail. July 2012 will witness the addition of yet another themed hotel to Germany’s largest hotel resort. The new 4-star Superior Hotel Bell Rock, decked out in true New England style, will offer visitors a chance to track the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers and early explorers. Your holiday destination: The cultural and historical birthplace of the USA – New England. In the Camp Resort, with its teepees, covered wagons and quaint old log cabins, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand pass one another by with a friendly "How".
Immerse yourself in a paradise far away from the daily grind
New for 2012: Fabulous nights in the lighthouse: Proud and graceful, the red-and-white lighthouse, defining symbol of the new 4-star Superior Hotel "Bell Rock", will safely guide travelers into the holiday harbor. With the addition of a fifth themed hotel, Germany’s largest leisure park continues its path of consistent expansion as a short vacation destination. Three integrated restaurants offer a wide range of culinary delights to both hotel guests and visitors who are looking just to get a taste of the New England discovery experience. Between them, a high-quality buffet restaurant with integrated show cooking area and open grills, a fine-dining restaurant in the lighthouse with viewable kitchen area and an à-la-carte restaurant leave absolutely nothing to be desired. The VIP cellar under the restaurant area, the Havana Lounge and the café bar with their outside terrace areas round off the multifaceted gastronomic offer of the hotel Bell Rock to perfection.
The particular theme of the new experience accommodation is revealed very clearly by the typical wooden buildings with their unmistakable roof lines. The New England style, with its light and bright rooms, maritime accessories, high-quality antiques and range of sumptuous handicrafts invites the visitors to sail away, back to the early days of America. Whilst junior hotel guests slumber happily in cozy wooden boats, 35 individually themed suites and six tower suites located in the lighthouse offer an unusual panorama. The 300 m² ship-like pool and the Europa-Park Fitness-Club with training equipment and different saunas leave no wish unfulfilled.
Lovers of the Bella Italia will soon find that the Hotel Colosseo captures a piece of their heart alongside the beautiful country to the south of the Alps. With children splashing and squealing for joy in the refreshing coolness of the Campo del Mare water playground or just relaxing in the spray from the fountains of the Anfiteatro dell’Acqua in the center of the Piazza Roma, the Italian-style 4-star Superior Hotel Colosseo simply bubbles over with vivacious joie de vivre. Cafes tempt the strolling passer-by to stay a while, and the shade offered by large parasols is a perfect place to sit and watch the colorful hustle-and-bustle in the square and take in the imposing curves of the Colosseum. The interior of the true-to-life building reveals four elaborately themed suites designed to spirit guests away to Italy. Imperial wall paintings, exquisite furniture and majestic baths are the outstanding features of the Suite Cesare e Cleopatra. Since the 2011 season, the inhabitants of this suite have also been able to enjoy true royal ease in the private sauna and whirlpool zone.
The Hotel Colosseo, with its 350 rooms, 22 of which are themed suites with superior fittings, provides as much space as you could possibly want for the Italian “Dolce Vita”. As the visitors’ eyes wander along the facades with their typical Italian design, they are momentarily arrested by the balcony of the stylish Bar Colosseo, right up in the fifth floor. Alongside the popular and fashionable bar, the Bar Commedia dell`Arte on the Piazza Roma, with its cafe and gelateria and large outside terrace, is the perfect place to hang out. The largest single hotel in south-western Germany, with its 1,450 beds, also boasts restaurants and meeting rooms, for example the La Scala ballroom. After a day of informative company presentations, the Roman bath with its heated outdoor pools, sauna and steam bath is a great place to relax. Eight treatment rooms, all preserved in the style of the Ancient World and the spacious quiet zones and sauna area let guests be thoroughly spoilt over an area of some 2300 ft.² Every guest is sure to find his or her own personal formula for relaxation, ranging from classic massages to medical wellness treatments.
The wellness area of the four-star Portuguese Superior Hotel Santa Isabel is the ideal environment for stressed skin to breathe, tense muscles to relax and the mind to clear the fog of everyday concerns. Sauna, steam bath and wellness treatments also guarantee relaxation in an atmosphere of stillness and reflection. Alongside the oasis of relaxation in the fifth story of the hotel built in the style of a Portuguese monastery, an azure outdoor swimming pool provides another ideal place to switch off. Whilst the bewitching scent of traditional monastic herbs wafts across the water, children race around and let off steam in the Pueblo del Agua water playground. Shady arcades give the sun-baked guests quiet moments to draw breath and dream their dreams. The azulejos - colorful mosaics tastefully arranged in the reception hall - tell ceremonial tales of long-forgotten ages. The Hotel Santa Isabel has 290 beds, two large conference rooms on the first floor and a quaint cellar room that can be hired by party-goers looking for that extraordinary atmosphere.
The fortress hotel Castillo Alcazar towers majestically over the surrounding 4-star hotels. In the extravagantly and uniquely decorated suites, roughly hewn stone meets delicate furniture and charming wall decorations. The attractive contrast between the wild and romantic castle life and ultra-modern interiors is displayed in all its facets. The pomp of the age of Spanish knights sees guests sleeping in the opulence of ornate and splendid beds.
Romantics will find their happiness in the ninth-floor Bar Buena Vista as the glowing red sun sets, bathing the roofs of the Hotel Santa Isabel in golden light. The last rays of sunlight span the space between heaven and earth like delicate filigree pillars, only to merge with the enchanting illumination of the hotel pool, in which swimmers swim their evening lengths. But it isn’t just the picture-postcard view that makes the bar so popular with night owls. Cozy corner sofas, where Orient and Occident collide, are rarely empty of guests reclining in the midst of glittering brocade as they review the events of the day like feudal overlords.
The 4-star Hotel El Andaluz, the first hotel in a German theme park, which dates back to 1995, boasts individually designed rooms which prove that tradition and modernity are not necessarily mutually exclusive. A flowering garden of palms forms the centerpiece of the Spanish finca. The bewitching plenitude of scents around the heated hotel pool offers a true feast of delights for the senses. Tiled terracotta floors with original Spanish tile mosaics make for an authentic vacation experience. 182 family-friendly rooms and ten suites transport guests in the Spanish summer villa with its Mediterranean elegance away to the South.
After an exciting day out in Germany’s largest leisure park, evening appetites are keen. In the country-themed restaurants of the 4-star hotels, guests have all the agony of choice between selected a-la-carte dishes and the sumptuous buffet. In the knightly Restaurant Castillo, children enthroned like little kings and queens preside over banquets of golden-yellow potato croquettes and conquer mountains of food, whilst in the 4-start Superior Hotel Colosseo, spaghetti dishes leave funny little beards of tomato sauce around the mouths of boys and girls. The bewitching aroma of grilled meat draws young and old alike to the Sala Santa Isabel restaurant. For the adults there is freshly grilled fish, and kids can happily tuck into delicious sausages and ketchup.
The Circus Rolando guesthouse, directly adjacent to the main entrance, offers a comfortable budget alternative. Adventurers will experience a wild and romantic vacation around the camp fire in the Camp Resort. Junior cowboys and Indians can try to outshine each other in genuine Indian teepees, covered wagons and log cabins. A recent addition has been Winnetou's Honeymoon Suite, opened last year and redolent of the romanticism of the Western The log cabins, which offer rooms from 4 to 16 people, are perfect for school trips and groups. The adjacent caravan site offers a further 1,200 accommodation spaces for lovers of camping. Guests can happily splash around in the nearby bathing lake before grilling sausages round the camp fire. And if you don’t relish the thought of cooking your own quarry, you can bite into juicy Texas burgers, Western steaks and spare ribs in the 190-seat “Silver Lake Saloon”.