This would be described as a trip to old world charm. The Hotel does not look as large as it is due to the building design and landscaping. Upon arrival we checked in and had the car parked by the valet. We were lucky enough to have our room upgraded to a suite which included an in-room sauna. The room was quite large and the sauna located in the bathroom also had windows facing into the living area. The bathroom also had the usual heated floors along with a large tub in the center of the room along with a separate toilet area and shower. The only complaint from the room was the noise of the cricket all night long which was somewhere in the bathroom. The hotel seems to have alot of these inside the property (which adds to the charm) but we were not so happy to listen to it all night long. The hotel would be best utilized as a getaway or relaxing vacation, those who didn't use the facilities were at a loss. The spa area is amazing, with a multitude of rooms and things to do. The main area centers around the indoor pool which faces out to the lawn and outdoor pool. Off of this are many quiet areas, sitting areas, whirlpool area and then the saunas. There are two larger saunas, showers, ice room, outdoor foot baths and other things. They have towels everywhere as well as pitchers of water. You are never far from needing anything. The atmosphere is that of a quiet relaxing environment. Most people are there as couples or small families with rather young children. I don't think it would be all that interesting for families with teen aged kids but I did see a few. We did partake in a salt and honey private sauna which was rather nice and relaxing, instead of a usual crowd of people during the aufgus. We enjoyed the restaurant, even they have your name at the tables for dinner. Though we were not quite sure on how it worked as it seemed like buffet but we had to order. We were so hungry by this point that we had started on the buffet before our starter arrived. After that, everything was fine and they returned later with a new starter after we ate the 2nd start plates from the buffet. The food was all quite good and prepared as a good size. The breakfast was similar style, which was buffet but also able to order warm prepared plates as well. The staff were friendly and polite, even though at some point where some explanation would have been in order, they did not provide it and we pretty much had to guess what we were to do. Again the staff were great and make you feel welcome and as a valued guest.
- 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. 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
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Zur Bleiche
- Bleiche Resort & Spa Burg (Spreewald), Germany - Brandenburg