The most wonderful and quiet location you could wish for. Settled just nearby the lovely “Kur Park” with fountains, flowers and the loveliest walks.
Hotel is renovated, and feels almost as new. You can always discuss the choice of design and color - but that is a matter of taste. Staff is so helpful and kind, and the in-house restaurant “Karl”
serves very good food. On top of it all, you have a large outdoor bar/café and partly restaurant area, with views of the park.
There is also indoor swimming pool and spa – which we didn’t use, so no review of that here. A few remarks: the breakfast is good, with a fine variety of food, however: we’re in Germany, home of brilliant bread, so we were a bit surprised to see that the bread rolls did not seem totally day fresh and crispy. Please correct me, if I am wrong. Please note (if you are going in the hottest days of the summer) there is no air condition. We slept with window and door partly open, and that worked for us. But in that case, it is nice to have a room upstairs. And please note that the rooms are cleaned every second day - not on a daily basis.
As for “what to see”, there are many possibilities:
The town of Bad Lippspringe is only a few steps away, with both several river springs, (Lippequelle) the Castle Ruin, Arminius park and close by several beautiful places of interest: the Externsteine cliffs, castles, the train viaduct in Altenbeken (the biggest train viaduct in Europe made of stone), the town of Paderborn with a huge cathedral and lovely town square (Dom Platz) and in good weather the “LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold” (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold), beautifully settled in rural landscapes, with original old houses, villages and even a complete 60es gas station.
And as said before: Best Western Premier Park Hotel & Spa in Bad Lippspringe, makes a great stay for all these activities, with a top staff both in hotel and at the front desk. less