Above: Spa indoor pool - - Photo by Hideaway Report editor
Editor Rating Scale of 90-100
This impeccably and stylishly restored aristocratic estate is located 90 minutes from Hamburg along the Baltic coast. The 60 rooms — almost none of which have sea views — are divided among the main château building and several pretty brick outbuildings, including the former gatehouse and dairy. Room furnishings and décor are light, contemporary and comfortable. A unique Village Double Room situated in the old bakery features a walk-in hearth (now a closet) and the original igloo-shaped oven. But for easier access to the library, billiard room and convivial bar in a vaulted cellar, book a room in the château. Dining options include a casual Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the resort’s beach and the superb two-star Courtier. A convenient tunnel leads from the château to the Schlosstherme, the resort’s extraordinary spa complex comprising an indoor-outdoor pool, a gym, a chalet-inspired snow grotto and a café.