Discover Benelux | Belgium | Wellness Destination of the Month
W E L L N E S S D E S T I N AT I O N O F T H E M O N T H , B E L G I U M
Experience your own private wellness TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: WELLNESS HASSELT
There are B&Bs, there are wellness resorts, and then there is Wellness Hasselt B&B. Located in the heart of Hasselt, this hotel-turned-spa boasts four exquisite apartments with their own spa and wellness facilities. “Most people don’t leave their rooms for the whole weekend,” smiles owner Ivo Achten. Wellness Hasselt B&B offers all the good things in life. From the moment you step inside your room, the rest of the world is left behind, and paradise is all yours. Wellness Hasselt B&B counts four private apartments. All have their own character and sauna and pool facilities, and they all include a whirlpool, rain shower, steam cabin and infrared sauna. The private 60-square-metre Poolhouse – including private garden – boasts a heated outside pool, a bio sauna, a wood fired Finnish sauna barrel, an infrared sauna with footbath, a Jacuzzi, and no less than four different showers. Boasting the same facilities yet specifically focused on the winter-lovers among us, the Winter Cottage
has a king-size box spring under the sky (hello stargazing!) and the covered terrace provides access to a pool during winter. November saw the opening of the 110-square-metre Wellness Suite: a unique apartment with stunning facilities made from top-notch materials. Alongside a Finnish sauna, a rainshower (including waterfall and steam function with scent and colour therapy) and a Jacuzzi, the Suite boasts a living area with a fireplace, a relaxation corner with a library and a 20-square-metre terrace - paradise on earth! Wellness Hasselt B&B frequently serves as a bridal suite or the backdrop for an anniversary: it has welcomed dozens of newlyweds on their wedding night. “All of our rooms have complete privacy, so guests are completely secluded from the rest of the world,” Achten explains. “Naturally, guests from other rooms have no access to your pool and saunas.” All apartments have a full-service kitchen including a fridge, so leaving your warm
space to go for dinner is not necessary. If you do want to go out, there is plenty of entertainment and culinary goodness just around the corner. The Wellness B&B is located near the lively centre of Hasselt, close to the strip boasting many restaurants and bars. When asked what he likes most about his job, Achten does not have to think for long: “Definitely the faces of the people that are checking out,” he enthuses. “People really come here to escape daily reality. Our Wellness always succeeds in achieving that.”
Issue 49 | January 2018 | 71
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.