We spent one night at Zur Bleiche because we needed a hotel near the Polish border and also wanted to see the Spreewald. Because there are many towns named Burg, several of them located in the same general vicinity of Germany, our navigation device directed us to the wrong place. However, upon calling the hotel, our error was quickly discovered and the staff assisted us in determining the correct location. When we finally arrived at the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised by having been upgraded to a suite. While our car was valet parked, and prior to being shown to our room, we were given a comprehensive tour of the extensive facilities and our dinner reservation was verified. Although they had booked the incorrect restaurant, the error was quickly rectified (see separate review of 17fuffzig). The suite was enormous and came equipped with a dining area, large sitting area, walk-in closet, and huge bathroom with heated floors. Additionally, we were provided with large bottles of mineral water and fresh fruit. Our only quibbles were the lack of personal toiletries and the miniscule bath towels, both of which were surprising in a place that markets itself as a spa. I can fully understand other reviewer complaints about the lack of air conditioning, primarily given that there is an obvious mosquito problem; we found them in our room and the restaurant in sub-zero January weather. However, the comment about not accepting credit cards is inaccurate; we paid with visa. The continental breakfast buffet was ample and we were also offered our choice of hot dishes. We did not stay long enough to take advantage of the spa facilities, so cannot speak to those. Although the staff, food, and room were all very nice, the price was still very steep given the hotel's location.
- 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