A Nature-inspired performance at the Theatre Hotel
The Theatre Hotel in Olomouc, Czech Republic sets the stage for a performance that will impress even the savviest of travelers. This hospitality experience will leave you yearning for an encore.
The entrance is a chic display of sophistication, with supple leathers, rich textiles, opulent lighting and dramatic functional furniture. The space invites guests to relax and mingle while sipping a cup of espresso brewed from a copper contraption that looks like a work of forged art.
Each time you make your way to your room you will notice newly discovered details that were previously missed. Strolling through the hotel is like walking through nature, while indoors. Mother Nature is always evolving and this sense of discovery is one of the attractions of the Theatre Hotel. Your first day is like guiding labyrinth in search of the correct path because the clean and seemingly uninterrupted lines make the obvious, a mystery.
The standard rooms are anything but! They are spacious with high-end materials and thoughtful designs. The Jr. suites are so lovely that you will likely inquire about moving in permanently as they have all the creature comforts of home.
The Scene Wellness Center is for letting nature (and the skilled therapist) wash your stress away. The sophistication from the hotel extends into the spa with dramatic mood lighting and various relaxation zones. From wet, comfort and private zones, to lavish treatment rooms, the Scene Wellness Center is a world-class spa facility. During my stay I had a deep tissue massage that hurt so bad (and not in a good way), but in a way that seemed to be good for me. What I mean to say is that the therapist was so in-tune with my body that she worked on areas where stress had built up without me realizing it.
Entrée is the fine-dining restaurant located within the Theatre Hotel. Continuing the nature inspired theme you will discover the restaurant space to be full of fresh plants adorning the walls—to a sculpture of what looks like a school of fish on the ceiling. The lighting is quite unique with a contemporary chandelier taking center stage. The structural pillars are made from different materials, such as copper, wood and natural stone. The floors are lined with elegant hardwood, while the décor is quite modern.
Nature is woven within everything at the Theatre Hotel, including Entrée. For example, the bread serving platter is a piece of wood (driftwood-looking) and the butter is displayed on a piece of dark slate. The drapes have what look to be twigs stitched into the fabric to emphasize the outdoors. Even a dead tree has new life inside this hotel. Everything is clearly custom made. Symbols of nature are even etched within the many glass panels that help show off this extraordinary property.
Entrée is a remarkable dining experience where you will find harmony between man and earth. The food is innovative without sacrifice, it’s fresh and flavorful and a place you’ll that will entice an encore.
I stay at 40-60 hotels a year, so it’s tough to impress such a savvy traveler, but the Theatre Hotel did just that. This is a boutique hotel with just 20 rooms and a single location. The owners and staff have set the bar quite high for other hotels in Olomouc. If you’ve ever stayed at the Theatre Hotel, or eaten at the Entrée Restaurant, please leave a comment below and share your experience.
INFORMATION ON THE THEATRE HOTEL
Address: Ostravská 1 – 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 585 312 441
Rates: $135-$200 depending on accommodations level. Fantastic value, especially when you consider the parking, breakfast and SCENE Wellness are all included. The Entrée restaurant is also a great values for quality/experience.
Parking: Free underground parking
Notes: Staying at this hotel can be like participating in a scavenger hunt. Don’t let this frustrate you, but rather take in all the subtleties as part of the overall experience. If you can’t find your way, don’t hesitate to ask the wonderful cast of performers, they are there to serve your every need.