Eskisehir Spa & Thermal Hotel

Eskisehir Spa & Thermal Hotel
Construction year: 2013
Address: Haktanır Sk. No:6, Dede | ESKISEHIR | Turkey | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 39.75819, 30.52368

Eskişehir Spa & Thermal Hotel is a boutique hotel in Odunpazari, Eskişehir. Eskişehir has a long historical background as it had been governed by many different civilizations for decades such as the Hittits, the Phrygians, the Anatolian Seljuks and by the Roman, Byzantian, Ottoman Empire. The main reasons Eskişehir has had a fortunate history are the Porsuk River and rich mine resources of piolite, boron etc. Especially the Odunpazari region has a great tourism potential with its untouched natural texture. The project is highly taken form by Eskişehir’s thermal water resources.

There is a local belief that the water will strengthen health. The speed of tourism developments in the area showed that Eskişehir is in need of luxurious accommodation for both, Turkish and foreign visitors. Eskişehir Spa & Thermal Hotel project is a modern interpretation based on results of Odunpazari’s local architecture and historical texture analysis. The site is a perfect location for a thermal hotel which is really close to thermal water sources. Eskişehir Spa & Thermal Hotel is placed on the site without causing any damage to nature, especially old trees. The Eskişehir Spa & Thermal Hotel is tiered following the contours of the site’s terrain.

Eskişehir Spa & Thermal Hotel includes a spa wellness center in the middle and accommodation units surrounding it. In addition a wedding venue and guest bungalows located in a hillside pine forest accomplish the program. The wedding venue is maintained as a separate program from the hotel. The spa and wellness center are buried in the ground to benefit from the geothermal features. The spa section has a sunbath terrace and a indoor pool covered with domes to obtain natural sunlight and to filter it like in a traditional Turkish hamam. The inner courtyard where the pooldeck can be find offers a great view above the forest towards the city center of Eskişehir.

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