Sited on the shores of Lake Balaton, Central Europe’s largest lake (known as the ‘Hungarian Sea’) a new retreat in the Badacsony wine region is making us feel rather thirsty. The hotel’s design concept – conceived by Hungary’s Geppetto Studio - and spa treatments are both inspired by the local tipple. Enter the hotel and you are faced with a reception desk made from wine barrels, while traditional wine-cellar-decorating techniques have been used on bedroom walls, and above the restaurant hangs a striking bottle installation. In the dark volcanic stone spa – lined with frescoes that explain the basics of the wine-making process - massages are infused with grape seed oil.