This is so different! A nice, cosy place, that makes you feel like you're staying with an old relative, rather than at a hotel. The rooms are very home-like, far from trends and yet everything you need is there. Details everywhere, which is why everything takes longer to do, as you have to look at all signs, pictures and books along the way.
Breakfast and dinner buffets were really nice (and included in the price) with a wide choice, so everyone could find something they liked (we were three with different tastes). A plus for the complimentary tea available all over.
The Lenin Bath was good, beautiful, calm and made you forget about the world outside! Things like candlelight around the pool and all the details, from the tiling down to the fine woodwork, made me happy.
Another thing was that, during the stay, one noticed that there wasn't the ordinary spa-hotel-guest that stayed here, the feeling was different and also the topics at the dinner-tables. You don't have to be politically left-wing to stay here, but it may make you feel more comfortable. It's enough to be into books - the walls of corridors and rooms are lined with books and the package we had booked included that we pick out a few books to take home.
The only thing I don't approve of is the love of the cigar at this place, since today you expect a hotel to be smoke-free, but it didn't cause any smell so I let that pass...
I recommend this place to anyone curious and open-minded who wants something different. Also for those who really need to escape to a blue crypt-like, candle-lit spa for a while.
As for Varberg, it's a small town by the sea, nice to visit in summer. The hotel is in the centre and everything is at walking distance, also the sea, the beaches and the fortress. You can easily come by train, the station is close to the hotel, and you don't really need a car once here.
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