We liked the handsome family owned spa for its spacious and modern facilities, friendly staff and varied treatment options.

Overall Impression Sandwiched between a hill and a river the Spa Bollant’s position made Feng Shui enthusiast happy, according to Nicole Prass-Anton, the spa manager. The understated reception belied the spa’s spacious facilities. Once inside, we discovered a variety of rooms, decorated oriental style, that filled the various floors of the modern building. Although it was located in a village at least an hour’s drive from a major city, the spa was sold out during our Monday afternoon visit in late winter.

Many visitors came for the well known Curative Mud Therapy and the newly developed grape seed oil treatments. Others were attracted to the detoxification program supervised by the spa’s homeopathic physician. For those in search of more common options, the spa housed multiple treatment rooms, sauna, Rasul steam room, and a cafe.

During our two-day stay at the hotel and spa property, my husband and I visited the facilities and sampled its signature treatments. We had a self administered mud treatment and a grape seed oil treatment each. We liked the handsome family owned spa for its spacious and modern facilities, friendly staff and varied treatment options.

General Manager Nicole Prass-Anton

Handicapped Access The facilities were not enabled for disabled guests.

Location In the village of Bad Sobernheim about one hour’s drive from Frankfurt, Germany

Owned-Managed Jan Bolland and Janine Bolland-Georg

Size The spa had 17 treatment rooms and two suites in 2,000 square meters of space, and employed 40 staff.

Special Training Staff had German massage or physiotherapy certification. The in house vinotherapy treatments were taught by the spa manager. For other treatments such as Ayurveda therapy and Shiatsu staff were certified in Germany or Asia.

Year Opened-Renovated The spa opened in 2007.

Common Areas The spa occupied a multiple story building and was connected via an indoor hallway to one of the hotel’s buildings, providing convenient access to guests, like us, from their rooms. This meant we could comfortably don the bathrobes and slippers provided in our room spa kit and walk a few steps to use the facilities and for treatments. I especially appreciated the convenience and warmth of this option during our late March visit when outdoor temperatures were chilly.

Food And Restaurants There was a cafe within the spa where we had tea and coffee the day of our treatments.

Amenities In our hotel room there was a spa kit with two cotton bathrobes, slippers and a spa towel for each.

Facilities The Bollant Spa had a 40 square meter fitness center with seven machines. The 2,000 square meter spa housed saunas, steam bath, hot pool (outside and heated to 37 degrees Celsius), mini roof top pool (outside and heated to 34 degrees Celsius), indoor swimming pool (heated to 28 degrees Celsius), spa bistro, meditation room, cocoon lounge, silent rooms with open fire, aquarium and water beds, gym and mud bath.

Pool The pool was 8 by 3.73 meters and 1. 35 meters deep.

Lockers And Bathrooms There were 60 coed lockers in a common area shared by men and women guests.

Other Lockers and treatment sessions were coed, including those that required nudity. For example, the mud treatment was in a mixed group setting with men and women, all fully undressed, who self applied mud and shared a steam room and shower area.

There was an onsite homeopathic doctor at the Medical Spa which offered Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments as well as Buchinger, Kneipp, acupuncture, gluten free diet options, kinesiology, Felke, anti-aging, fastening and detoxing therapies.

Cleanliness Excellent

Date Of Review March 2009

Number Of Treatments We had two treatments with a therapist and two self applied mud treatments.

Reviewers Article by Elena del Valle

Photos by Gary Cox

Would You Return? Yes

Treatments Experienced We had a 20-minute Curative Mud Therapy each. My husband had a 45-minute Full body grape seed oil back and shoulders massage and I had a 20-minute Grape seed butter mask moisturizing treatment. My treatment took place in an area separate from the main spa building. The lotion the therapist applied was made from natural balm from Shea butter and grape seed oil to smooth and nourish the skin. A high percent of allantoin was included to refill and moisturize the skin. It was recommended for dry, sensitive and mature skin.

The mud used in the treatments, believed to have healing powers and aid the stimulation of blood circulation, and stop aches and inflammations, was mined from a near-by mud reserve and processed by hand on the property. We had an opportunity to see the raw material brought in wheelbarrows to be processed by spa staff. The mud treatment we had was self applied within a coed steam room. After a few minutes in the steam room we each applied the mud on our bodies. After 20 minutes Edith Theiss (who performed my grape seed oil moisturizing treatment) turned on the cold shower heads inside the steam room. Once we had rinsed off the mud we dried ourselves, applied moisturizing grape seed oil to counter the drying effect of the mud on our skin and went in search of a place to relax. We had some time to relax in between treatments so we searched for a quiet corner to call our own. Upstairs, all the loungers and waterbeds were taken so we had a cup of tea each in the spa bistro and headed back to our room.


Contact Information

  • Address:
    • Felkestra├če 134
    • 55566 Bad Sobernheim
    • Germany
  • Phone:
    • +49 (0)6751-9339-0
  • Fax:
    • +49 (0)6751-9339-269
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