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“amazing place for getaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

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Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bleichestrasse 16, 03096 Burg (Spreewald), Brandenburg, Germany   |  
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Burg (Spreewald)
Berlin, Germany
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“amazing place for getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

Bleiche is an amazing place. The style is exactly what my partner and I like. Very classy but not stiff. They refuse to have a star rating which kind of proves my point. Taking into account that we spent around 1.000 euros for 2 nights (including meals etc), the place is very nicely informal. T shirt and jeans for a 5 course dinner is not a problem. The spa areas are huge, incredibly cosy with plenty of space to relax and rest, thousands of cushions and places to sit, lie, lounge, read... The staff is great (although not 'regular 5 star'), welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable but also nicely informal. Well - in the spa and wellness areas it kind of seems out of place to be formal since you are facing your guests wearing a towel only. And often not even that. We went on a coolish rainy summer weekend - perfect for saunas ect. On a hot summer's day I would personally prefer a hotel by the sea. But I will definitely be back in the winter. Maybe beginner's luck - we were upgraded 2 categories in our room. Funny enough, I suspected but did not find out until I asked on check out. Which means that the smallest rooms are indeed very small. Having said that - you do not want to spend much time in your room anyhow. Expect to do half-board. The food is outstanding and room-only rates don't really make sense the way the place works.

  • Liked — the love for detail in the decoration - it has to be seen
  • Disliked — bathroom in a fairly expensive room category is extremely small - well, there is a hige spa...
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2006

We spent a weekend in the hotel. Unfortunately, they do not have air con there (which was quite a bummer because of the temperatures). So we requested a cooler room downstairs - which turned out to have a (typically for the Bleiche) small bathroom with a little mould. Of the 6 window panes, two were almost blind and one had a crack. The mini fridge did not work. Between the carpet (yuk!) and the wall was a 4 cm gap (?). For breakfast, we wanted to sit outside but were not provided with a tablecloth. Breakfast was not really fresh and distributed over 3 rooms. Service was slow. Additionally, only half-board is possible. The wellness area is large and laid out spectacularly but definetely has problems with cleanliness (e.g. plastic bag in the pool, used glasses in the gym). Overall, probably the most overrated hotel I have seen so far. If you want to go there for wellness by all means, try to get into the day spa.

  • Liked — surroundings
  • Disliked — rooms
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  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2006

I stumbled upon this amazing Hotel and Spa when I was living in Berlin for 6 months. It is about an hour and a half to 2 hour drive from Berlin in the romantic Spreewald World Heritage area. The Spreewald is a series of shallow canals off the Spree River in forests and meadows that are truly beautiful. In all there are about 200 kilometers of canals in an area where the Sorb people have traditionally lived. They speak a language very different from German, and have beautiful log/wood houses and wonderful gardens along the canals.

The Hotel has wonderful, large and traditionally furnished rooms in three buildings. They are reasonably priced, and the spa is included (although services are extra). I am a spa fanatic, but this outdoes any spa I've ever visited in Europe, the Caribbean or the US. There are several steam rooms, including one that looks like the inside of a rustic log cabin, one with aromatherapy, another more traditional. There are numerous hot and cold plunge pools and 2 very large swimming pools. The services (massage, facial, body treatments) are incredible!

The food, available in 2 restaurants, is first rate, and the service is first rate. The setting could not be more romantic, as the hotel is on the banks of one of the Spree canals, surrounded by meadows and forest.

Staying at this hotel was the highlight of my 6 months in Europe. It surpasses my stays in such top hotels as the Adlon and the Ritz Carlton in Berlin, the Relais Christine in Paris, the Berkeley and the Mandarin Oriental in London, the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, and the Four Seasons in Milan and Prague.

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa

Address: Bleichestrasse 16, 03096 Burg (Spreewald), Brandenburg, Germany
Location: Germany > Brandenburg > Burg (Spreewald)
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Burg (Spreewald)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Zur Bleiche Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is an individual private hotel that operates along entrepreneurial lines and is geared to its guests' needs, although classification into "star or category segments" is deliberately avoided. In more than ten years the "Bleiche" has grown into an estate covering a total area of 11 hectares with all-year-around offers. Here it is easy to forget that the capital nearby is only a good one-hour drive away by car. ... more   less 
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