173.00 / Night
An elegant countryside retreat in Muensterland, with especial appeal for gastrophiles and equestrian enthusiasts.
A delicious aperitif on arrival – a Muensterland Amérie which is a raspberry liqueur, topped up with prosecco.
173.00 for 1 Night
Surenburg 13, 48744 Hörstel - Riesenbeck
Fly to Munster Osnabruck International Airport (FMO) and the hotel can arrange for your transfer. There is also a free shuttle service to the train station
Munster Osnabruck International Airport
Maxi Erlebnistherme Bad Hamm
The family Heereman of Zuydtwyck owns the hotel, but it has been run by Mr and Ms Breitung since 2012. They were keen to renovate the hotel 6 years ago and in March 2012 it reopened to the acclaim of foodies, horse-lovers and the locals.
Ask if there are any equestrian legends at the bar in the evening – Ludger Beerbaum, Philipp Weishaupt, Christian Kukuk and Richard Vogel regularly train here.
What’s more, the bar boasts some excellent locals. The popular late Constantin who lived in the local Schloss was a frequent visitor, and now the bar is filled with world-class show jumpers and friends of the count.
Parkhotel Surenburg is the perfect location for a country getaway. As you approach, the tall trees lining the driveways create feelings of serenity and seclusion that you will benefit from throughout your stay. The wooded parkland of the hotel and the neighbouring grand Schloss Surenburg provide a backdrop that you can explore on foot, on a bicycle or on a horse.
One distinguishing factor is that the hotel is a centre for equestrian pursuits - its grounds host a world-class show-jumping ring and training centre - and riders can rest there along the enchanting new Muensterland riding route spanning the whole country. Attention to detail in the rooms ensured that your stay will be filled with comfort and ease - a typically thoughtful touch was in the ‘beach bag’ provided for guests wanting to use the luxurious bathhouse facilities, including a salt sauna, steam room and indoor pool with countercurrents.
The in-house Michelin-starred restaurant offers sophisticated, seasonal fare which draws on regional products including herbs from the gardens, and game from the Heermans’che forest. On our visit, the truffled dumplings which are served alongside the loin of lamb were a true standout: the luxury of the highest standard. Coupled with a Primitivo ‘Di Manduria’ 66 Reserva from Sardinia, we thought this main course was one of the best we’ve ever tasted. After your meal, you may find yourself mingling with the equestrian elite or the local nobility in the cosy President’s bar. Elegant and understated, yet full of surprises - this hotel was a destination to remember.