Reflecting a touch of Arabian elegance, The Spa at Frankfurter Hof has a little something special for everyone. I was really impressed with the space, facilities and fabulous staff. The spa boasts a hammam, rhassoul, heated relaxation beds and a colour therapy mood room along with experience showers, sauna and steam. Whilst there’s no pool in the main spa, the couple’s treatment room has a private plunge pool and shower experience and for the price, is well-worth the upgrade.
A new addition to the hotel, the finish and look are fantastic with plenty of treatment rooms, so you won’t have trouble booking an appointment. What I loved was the men’s barber. It’s part of the spa, but has its own unique identity. Featuring four barber’s chairs and under the guidance of barber, Mounir Damlkhi, distinguished gents are treated to fine tuning for hair, wet shave and mini facials.
The spa has its own purpose built hammam tiled with black and gold arabesque designs and motifs. Within minutes of entering the spa I was hosed down on a marble bed and cleansed with a vigorous body scrub using a louffah hand mitt. There’s nothing subtle about this treatment and it was excellent.
It then continues with a gentle foam massage with fine, foaming bubbles. These are created using a pillow case dipped in a tub of foam that captures air which is then squeezed out. Once fully covered in bubbles the massage begins. I asked for deep tissue which was expertly delivered and just what I needed. The whole treatment was really engaging, unique and like nothing I’ve ever had before.
One of the first male grooming barbers in a spa I have come across. It’s part of the spa facilities but discreetly different. Offering a full range of male grooming and barbering I was treated to beard shaping, a trim of those embarassing sprouting hairs (brows, ears and around the mouth) a wet shave, hair tidy and mini facial with a lifting eye mask in black using Hommage.
Syrian born Mounir Damlkhi uses expert and precision techniques to shape my beard, fine tune the added hairy bits (ears, nose and around the mouth) and completes a wet shave and mini facial. This is for the gentleman of distinction.
Combining a mix of shiatsu and thai massage, my massuse introduced a mixture of pulling, stretching and muscle manipulation as I was moved into yoga poses, bent over backwards, forwards and had my legs stuck in places they rarely go. It is a vigorous massage that’s not for the fainthearted, but it should definitely be top of your list. I felt alive, awake and complete brilliant. It’s a complete dry massage that warmed up my muscles ensuring I was relaxed and flexible before focussing on my troubled areas. If you want something different that packs a punch – this is for you.
Distinguished, refined and with a touch of classical elegance, Frankfurter Hof traces its history back to 1872 when it first opened its doors. It had a complete renovation in 2012 which also saw the opening of the spa. 261 rooms, 42 luxury suites and a Presidential suite ensure a restful night for all. It’s a huge hotel in the centre of Frankfurt and within walking distance of the financial and shopping districts. Dark woods and rich colour line the rooms and there are some original antiques from the early days dotted around the hotel. Huge bathroom, great pillows and a perfect night’s sleep.
Oriental Massage – 149 euros
Hammam – 74 euros
HOMMAGE Classic Shave – 50 euros
The Spa Frankfurter Hof