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With views of the Black Mountain and only a short walk from the historical centre of Janské Lázně, the SPA hotel Vyhlídka was recently completely refurbished and rebranded to convert it into the luxury family hotel that it is today.
A 4-star hotel, the Vyhlídka stands on a site that is almost 90 years old. The main building was finished in 1930 following a successful commissioning of the first cable car to the Black Mountain in 1928.
The original founder was a Czech doctor of Jewish origin who operated a private SPA clinic for wealthy clientele from Prague and Dresden. Unfortunately, during the Second World War, he was forced to leave the country and in the 1970s the site was fully nationalized by the communist government and redesigned to serve as an additional platform of state spa focusing on elderly patients.
After the Velvet Revolution, the grandchildren of the original owner privatized the building and sold it to a hotel operator from Italy. Then, after twenty-five years of Italian corporate management, the hotel returned to the hands of a Czech Family. The current owners, the Valko Family.
DISTINCTLY PERSONAL TOUCH
Guests can expect a truly personal approach when staying at Vyhlídka. One of the owners is always present onsite to answer any queries, make suggestions on where to visit and communicate with guests on a daily basis.
Intimate in size, this mountain hotel only has sixteen rooms and fits in perfectly with its boutique neighbourhood. The rooms have a modern European mountain style that favours the importance of strong showers, comfortable baths and luxurious beds over baroquification.
All of the rooms come with a vestibule, for better sound isolation and half of the rooms have private balcony access. Rooms range from single to family sized for up to five guests and all are non-smoking.
Additional features include a drink set of coffee, tea and still spring water, hotel cosmetics set, bathrobes and slippers and an electronic safe for valuables.
The Spa has a traditional Asian style to calm and soothe. There is an indoor swimming pool, Whirlpool and a private sauna and guests can also take advantage of the scented massage room and treat themselves to true relaxation at the hands of the inhouse professionals. In a relaxed atmosphere of subdued lighting and relaxing music, classic oil relaxing massage, reflexology and sports massages are on offer.
Food at The Vyhlídka Restaurant is prepared and served under the leadership of Grand Chef Martin Duchoň who has brought twenty years of experience working in the top fine dining restaurants in Prague to the kitchen. With modern French and international dishes on the menu, all prepared with top quality local ingredients in a cosy modern interior.
Restaurant capacity is 45 people and is extended in summer to a sunny outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy a pleasant stay with good food and drink until the night.
The speciality is French and Czech food and some of the best items to take a look at include: the “Slowly braised beef bourguignon with mashed potatoes” or “Filet of pike-perch with roasted vegetables and tarragon sauce” and the very popular “Pears gratin with orange liqueur and salted caramel ice cream.”
There is an interesting selection of French wines for affordable prices, cocktails and of course the freshest beer from the local brewery.
PRICE. From 130 to 250 EUR (per room per night)
ADDRESS: Černohorská 151, 542 25 – Janské Lázně, Czech Republic
TELEPHONE NUMBER: +420 602 465 682
BOOKINGS/ WEBSITE: www.vyhlidkahotel.cz
PRICE/NIGHT: from 130 EUR / room / night