Beautiful location with great facilities
07/07/2015 cheefbadger, Datteln, Germany
My wife and I visited the Best Western Seehotel for a couple of days on our way to a business trip and we were absolutely delighted. I always do a lot of research before we go anywhere and I liked th... more
My wife and I visited the Best Western Seehotel for a couple of days on our way to a business trip and we were absolutely delighted. I always do a lot of research before we go anywhere and I liked the look of this place but you can never be sure.
My first impression was good, the area around the hotel is very pretty and driving along the side of the lake in the sunshine I felt like we were going to be in a good place.
We went to reception where he staff were very pleasant and we found our room easily, albeit it was in another building than the reception.
Our hotel room was nice, quite big and very clean. We didn't have a view of the lake but that didn't matter.
We went for a walk in the grounds which are stunning. On the lawn outside our building we sat in one of the
Strandkörbe (beach seat things) and relaxed.
We took a walk down to the lake which is stunningly beautiful and very cathartic. They even have a little beach!! So, despite it being very very cold, I went for a swim in the lake (I don't entirely recommend this as the sand underneath the water is a bit 'sinky' and some of the foliage a little sharp!!!).
That night we went to the restaurant and had dinner. It is very expensive but the menu is quite impressive. Sadly, I think the Chef has ideas above his station as the food was not up to the menu or the price. My Wife's Lobster Bisque was Lobsterless and just Water, no taste or anything - not great and although my meal was okay, I don't think it was quite up to scratch (kind of felt like a waste of 100 buckaroos). The staff were lovely though and, as they have a piano in the dining room, they allowed me to play some music (given that he other guests didn't mind).
Breakfast was not included in my booking so I paid the 10 euros each to have breakfast - it is a buffet breakfast with some hot food and lots of cheese, juice, bread etc. It was a good breakfast definitely but not the best I've had on my travels by any means. The only thing they need to remedy is the hot food selection and he cooking of it. Bacon on the first day was so hard before they put it in the Bain Marie that the only way it could be identified as Bacon was by smell. Hey had Nurnburger sausages, scrambled egg and tomatoes which was not bad. The second day they had no Sausages so chucked in some tiny hot dogs which struck me as a little weird. I think they could easily do sausage, bacon, egg, mushroom and some kind of Rosti dreiecke or Hash Brown and we would all be happy as the continental breakfast is well delivered.
Okay so I have forgotten about the facilities!!!
We used he swimming pool, sauna, hot tub (didn't care for it), I went boxing, used the running machine and I loved it. It was a great addition to the holiday and made it all the more exciting.
There are beautiful walks around the grounds and they also have Donkeys, Alpacas and sheep to visit and talk to.
I will be going back to this places - no question, but I may not eat there again. less
Frankenhorst, reception at Best Western Seehotel Frankenhorst, responded to this review
Thank you for taking time to evaluate our hotel . We are happy to read that you felt good in our lovely hotel. We would like to show you on your next visit that our kitchen can convince you also completely .
Your ideas to improve our breakfastbuffet we will discuss with our chef.
We are looking forward to welcome you as a return guest soon .
With best regards
Your BEST WESTERN Seehotel Frankenhorst