I always like to take profit on the summer in Germany to discover the country. One of my favorite places to go is the Baltic Sea. This time we spent a weekend at Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf on Usedom.
A roadtrip to Usedom
I went to the Baltic Sea a few times, my favorite way to go there and the most convenient one is by car. Usedom is only 3 hours away by car so it is a really quick drive from Berlin. This time we rented a car at Sunny Cars. A car rental company that I already used for my road trip in Miami last year.
I just love road trips. It is so much nicer to seat in a car with friends then in a train or a bus with strangers. You can listen to your own music as loud as you want, you can stop whenever you want at some nice places you want to see on the way and once you arrive at your final destination you are also free to discover the area when you feel like it and at your own rythme.
To arrive on Usedom there are two way to get there. One through Poland. There you will need to take a 5 minutes ferry to arrive on Usedom or via Germany. I felt the way through Poland was a bit more exciting but it was also a bit longer. If I go back to Usedom, I would rather go through Germany as it is quicker and then use my car to go on the Polish side of the Island.
After our little roadtrip to Usedom, we finally arrived at the Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf situated on Heringsdorf beach. It is the second time for me in a Travel Charme hotel. I stayed 2 years ago at the Travel Charme Fürstenhaus am Achensee, Austria.
Travel Charme hotels are really classic hotels that are perfect for couples on a getaway.
First impression Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf
We arrived at the Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf, in the middle of the afternoon. We checked in at reception and someone helped us with our luggage and brought us to our very spacious room. We stayed in a double room with balcony looking on the park landscape. This is especially nice for an evening wine. The park landscape is very nicely flourished and very green and therefore very relaxing.
We then went straight to the beach to take advantage of the nice weather. The hotel is situated directly on the beach promenade, and is therefore 1 minute away from the beach. You can ask a key for one of the traditional baltic beach chair and spend as much time inside as you want. So lovely! I did not go into the water as I am more used to hot sea temperature and the Baltic sea is really too cold for me but it was still nice to do people watching from my chair and enjoy a good book.
Later that day, we went for dinner at the hotel.
The food at Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf
The hotel has two restaurants, The Belvedere with an “à la carte” menu and the Gardino that serves a dinner buffet with an “à la carte” main course.
While at the hotel, we tried the Giardino restaurant. Every guest has breakfast at the Giardino in the morning. I liked that you can have breakfast until 11A.M. I never go that late but I don’t like to be stressed in the morning so I like to have this option. There is nothing worth than to be stressed in the morning because you might have missed breakfast (happened to me so many times). I enjoyed the richly varied buffet filled with bread, croissant, smoked fish, cold cuts, yoghurt, muesli, etc. My boyfriend was actually happy to be able to eat a typical german breakfast which made me realize I had absolutely no idea on how a typical german breakfast looks like after 10 years in Germany.
We also had dinner at Giardino. I am not a huge fan of buffet for lunch and dinner but I really liked in on the first night, a bit less on the second night. At the end it is all a question of taste more than of quality as the hotel uses local product for their meal. I recommend to check what is on the evening menu during the day and then choose if you prefer to eat at Giardino or at the Belvedere. The price is very similar if you take a main dish at Giardino anyway. The local deer at the Belvedere sounded very tasty.
On our second day, we spent the morning at the beach and then we went for a walk in the area. We walked on the beach and we went to the Pier. I had such a throwback to California last year!!!
The wellness area
At the end of the day we enjoy the outdoor pool and the spa area. The spa area has everything you need, an indoor pool, a jacuzzi, 2 different kind of sauna, a steam bath and even a salina that is very good for one’s lung.
What I also liked at the hotel is that beside the fitness room, sport activities where offered for free every day. Yoga, wateraerobics, etc.
We spent 1,5 days at the hotel. It was a bit short but unfortunately my schedule did not allow me to stay longer. I would suggest to stay at least 2 nights and three days if you would like to fully enjoy the hotel and explore a bit the island. Indeed, there is much more on Usedom to see than maybe the beautiful pier and the beach.
Travel Charme Strandidyll Heringsdorf
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