The town of Baden-Baden, located in the south of Germany, is not known to be a lifestyle hotspot. I was very curious when I saw some posts of the newly opened, modern Roomers hotel in Baden-Baden popping up. Accompaining A on a recent business event, I had the chance to spend one night there and am happy to share my experience with you.
A modern vibe in a classic setting
As Roomers belongs to the Autograph Collection we booked online through SPG which is now Marriott and arrived in the early afternoon. Baden Baden is a historic, wealthy town with mainly black-forrest style low-rise buildings, so the modern squares of the Roomers don’t blend in at first sight. After passing our car to the valet, the friendly associates welcomed us with a glass of rosé bubbly before checking on our details. Thanks to being Marriott Rewards Platinum members we were upgraded to a wonderful Junior Suite and on our way after a swift check-in procedure. The high ceiled lobby (which even had a complimentary candy bar!) resembles the concept of Roomers which can best be described as stylisch, hip and modern, just how I like it.
The suite life
This handwriting continues in our spacious room. Albeit being a bit dark because of the shades, the Junior Suite is pretty large. A very comfortable low-rise bed constitutes the center of the modern room. On the adjacent table, a personal welcome note and glass of jam was waiting for us. On the opposite wall a bar cabinet offered amenities and spirits to buy, which reminded me of the W hotel concept. The huge bathroom is made of natural stones, has a massive rainhead shower, tub and dual-sink. In both, main room and bathroom I especially enjoyed the thoughtful lighting concept which was smooth, indirect and useful at the same time. Little details such as coffeetable books or a typewriter give the place an individual touch. All very instagrammable 😉
From rooftop to breakfast
As we arrived early we took the chance to enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar, where also a small pool is located. The stylish bar offers indoor and outdoor seating but most importantly nice views over the surrounding buildings on a backdrop of black-forrest hills in the distance. A very special atmosphere at sunset with friendly service and great drinks. As with the whole complex, I could not help the feeling of the modern bar with its LCD walls and chic vibe being somewhat displaced in the modest town and could well be located in NYC or Miami. Then again, considering Baden-Baden always served as a getaway or shopping destination for the rich & famous, the concept might be working for the next generation.
Breakfast is served in the super stylisch Moriki restaurant which is located adjacent to the lobby. The spread was fantastic and offered everything you could wish for. Fresh eggs, breads, cheeses together with modern takes such as Chia, Avocado and ginger shots to boost you up before starting the day. Service was a bit absent at times but that did not spoil the overall experiene.
Unfortunately I had no time to enjoy the Spa of which I’ve heard a lot of good things. During fall or winter time, enjoying a cozy Spa staycation might seem like a plan I would want to pursue in the future.
Passport & Palmtree conclusion
I really enjoyed the Roomers Baden-Baden and it was the perfect choice for my short but sweet stay. The chic style and design is awesome with the associates remaining friendly and caring (think W hotels…) at the same time. I did not know the brand before but am curious to experience it in more locations now. Should you be heading for the southern part of Germany for any reason, try to stay a night or two to experience the sharp contrasts of black-forrest meets lifestyle yourself.