Hotel Schloß Gehrden unveils a harmonious blend of medieval charm and modern amenities, nestled in the serene landscape of Brakel-Gehrden and enveloped by the lush parkland and the scenic Eggegebirge Mountains. The establishment, originally a Benedictine monastery, now provides its guests with a luxurious stay, boasting rooms that meld modern design with medieval aesthetics, and ensuring comfort with amenities such as satellite TV, CD players, and safes, amidst high-quality, antique-style furniture. The culinary scene at the hotel is nothing short of delightful, with the Restaurant Rudolphi tantalizing palates with its regional and seasonal dishes, and the brasserie appealing to the sweet-toothed with exquisite Austrian pastries, all while the chimney bar offers a selection of sippable delights in the form of various beers, wines, and cocktails.
Reviews celebrate the locale's excellent food offerings and notable electric car charging facilities, including specific chargers for Tesla vehicles. Visitors have praised the spacious and well-equipped rooms, the opulent meals, and the substantial breakfast, although one noted that specialty coffee like cappuccino comes at an extra charge. The staff is highlighted often for their friendliness and accommodation, with a beautiful setting and fabulous old castle often being admired by guests. However, it’s worth noting that some guests expressed dissatisfaction with aspects like waiting times for service in the bar, table allocation at meals, and the absence of certain amenities such as room coffee machines or indoor pools. Nevertheless, the location, quiet and scenically rich, is consistently lauded, as is the restaurant’s delightful menu and the overall aesthetic and comfort of the hotel, providing a generally majestic and romantic ambiance for visitors.