On the 1st of March 1900, the sanatorium for people suffering for tuberculosis opened its doors for the first time for self-paying tuberculosis patients. The price for a stay was DKK 6-8 for a single room.
At the end of the 1940s, the effort for people suffering from tuberculosis was almost complete, and the sanatorium had fewer and fewer patients.
After a modernisation in 1957, Vejlefjord Sanatorium was used as a sanatorium for people suffering from mental illnesses.
From 1985, rehabilitation of people suffering from brain damage became a new core competence of Vejlefjord, and in 1989, the place was given an extensive renovation of rooms and facilities, which meant that course facilities for treatment providers, employees as well as relatives could be provided along with the rehabilitation.
Today, the beautiful main building is a 4-star hotel with a 5-star conference centre.
This review is only of the actual spa section with the thermal baths.
I have heard that DKK 180 million has been spent on the rebuild with the thermal baths, and this figure is probably not completely off, as every detail has been considered and only the most expensive pieces of furniture and materials have been used.
As so many times before, we had chosen a suite, and I would definitely recommend this to others, as you get your own wonderful roof terrace with a view of the fantastic park and not least Vejle fjord.
Wearing the housecoat and slippers handed out to you, you go directly from your room and down to the spa area, which consists of 10-12 treatment rooms, a reception desk and a large lounge area offering free fruit, water and various types of herbal tea.
From the spa area, you move on to the gem of the collection, the thermal baths, which are made of granite. The large surface of natural stone form pools, caves and corridors. Each bath, each cave and each room offers a unique sensory experience.
There are 7 different baths: The panorama bath, the fire bath, the ice bath, the aroma bath, the light bath, the sound bath and the forest bath. I cannot describe to you in words the amazing feeling you get in each bath, so therefore, I can only say that you have to try it.
Apart from the various baths, there is a forest sauna, a small intense sauna of 110 degrees Celsius and three steam baths with steam of 38, 40 and 42 degrees Celsius respectively.
Everywhere, there are nice pieces of lounge furniture that can be used freely, and they are practically all placed in a way that lets you look at the grand nature.
As you can probably understand, I am very thrilled, and I have never seen anything like this anywhere else in Scandinavia. The drawbacks that there are, such as the massage (we tried 4 different massage therapists, who were not at the same level as the therapists of other good places) and the food, which is quite dull, should not destroy the general impression of the actual spa experience, which is the reason why I am giving all this praise along with 5 great stars.
I have decided to review the hotel’s restaurant separately, as the assessment of the restaurant is completely at the bottom and therefore would have brought down the review of the spa experience.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.