Schloss Eckberg is a truly magnificent place that surpassed our expectations in many ways. Although it is not inexpensive, it is such a worthwhile experience to stay there.
I knew of the hotel high reputation, yet we were still surprised by utmost professionalism in service and accommodations. We were offered to upgrade to a room in the castle for 57 euros, and it was a great choice - the room was superb, with fabulous view of Elbe and the park, extremely comfortable bed, exceptionally adorned bathroom, a plate a fresh fruit and a bottle of water - that is true hospitality by modern standards, in a world where "Herzlich Willkommen" often comes at a measly price of a few euros for bottled water even in better hotels, revealing their cheap nature. Here in Schloss Eckberg everything was done with generosity and elegance.
The room is indeed well-adorned, there was also a fridge and a safe. We were overly elated after great breakfast and champagne (not free, though) to forget our passports and wallets in the safe, and when called to the hotel a few hours after checking-out, from the auto bahn to Berlin, they've found it and were willing to ship to Berlin via UPS, but due to the holiday we chose to return to pick it up; all was ready and intact.
The breakfast was fantastic, with herring salads of a few kinds. There is fabulous outside seating for breakfast, allowing to enjoy the gardens and the view over Elbe to the horizon. The gardens were particularly beautiful at the time of our stay, in June, with roses blooming, and the design reminded of the gardens of Villa Rufolo in Ravello, where Wagner supposedly worked on Parsifal.
Perhaps the very high quality of this hotel comes from the direct supervision of its owners - it feels as someone is truly engaged into making a stay here a special memorable experience; oen does not get the same feeling in Hyatts or Hiltons. Definitely this is so far the best hotel we've stayed in Germany. Bravi!
Parking is free at the hotel; I really don't have anything critical about this place - maybe, being picky, it would be nice if they had a pool. But I am not sure if that is a necessity in a place like this. They have great access to the river bank (Elbe) and bicycle trail along the river, truly a beautiful place it is. One thing is that it is not in the center, and without a car it is probably not that easy to each it by tram - meaning this is a hotel for travelers with a car, and there was a Lamborghini parked there at the Schloss indeed. This is a place to return, even if you don't drive a Lamborghini.
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