Best Western Seehotel Frankenhorst is a wonderful hotel in the countryside outside of Schwerin. We are extremely pleased with the stay. The inside pool and pool area are perfect. Relax area with different saunas are very nice and fresh. The city of Schwerin was a new experience for us and we will absolutely come back to the hotel and the city of Schwerin. The restaurant is top class. Thank you for a very pleasant stay.
This hotel consists of several small buildings in the woods next to one of Schwerin’s famous lakes. The buildings are all pretty well spread out so expect a short stroll to the restaurant in the main building. I have heard, but cannot confirm, that this was a hunting lodge for Egon Honecker in the old East Germany period. Now a days there are a couple alpacas, donkeys, some chickens (and rooster), plus a friendly cat. The rooms are fine with lots of light and nicely furnished. The pool looked good. The Spa also looked impressive. The restaurant had a limited menu but everything I had was excellent. The duck with pumpkin was very tasty. Staff is very friendly. It is about 5 miles north of Schwerin so going there to eat can be difficult.
This was a tour bus hotel that was further out of town than we expected. Room OK, but one couple in our group was housed next to a sauna and their room was exceedingly hot. Too tired to get in the car to try a restaurant in town. So we were captive of the hotel restaurant. It, too, was OK. But you had to dodge the hordes of bus guests to get a spot. Acceptable, but hardly great. It's got a water-side location, which we didn't take advantage of.
We had a great 1 night stay at this hotel. The staff was very welcoming and really helpful, and we enjoyed the hotel bar that had a great sun deck to enjoy some drinks. Only thing was that the room it self was a bit outdated and look like it had seen better days.
We stayed two nights. The hotel is located in quiet surroundings about 7 km north of the city center. There are about 60 rooms in different buildings, a large lawn and park area and also a lake, quite nice. Friendly staff at the reception giving good advice on local sights. Our room was large and equipped with all the amenities you would expect, including coffeemaker, fridge and air conditioning. The beds were good, however the pillows were larger than I would prefer, but no big issue as an alternative would probably be available upon request. The cleaning was not as good as expected and just okay. The restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices, but has a limited selection. Breakfast was included in our rate and was okay without being great. This is after all a four star hotel, and some of the hot items were not as good as I would have expected. In spite of the location the hotel charges EUR 5 per day for parking. Not a high price, but a bit unusual, considering the location. No public transportation is available, but the hotel offers a free shuttle to and from downtown Schwerin once a day. I would recommend driving in your own car, as ample parking is available close to the old town and at a reasonable price.…
We returned to this lovely hotel. We have never been this late in the year. It was so festive. Staff are very friendly. I liked the fact that guests were given a chocolate Santa on St Nicholas's day. Room was very good and beds are extremely comfortable. Food in restaurant was super. Breakfast - huge choice.
The front desk staff, restaurant staff, and just about everyone working at this quaint hotel were simply superb and were an absolutely joy to speak to. Super professional and incredibly friendly and accommodating. When we checked in, we were given a room without a view of the lake, so we asked for a lake-view room. No problem, here you are sir. When I informed the front desk that I had a feather pillow allergy, the gentleman at the front desk personally delivered non-feather pillows to our room. The spa and sauna areas are definitely worth a visit for a few hours, though the pool was not heated. Nicely equipped rooms. Again, the staff really made this place super comfortable for us.
This nice open lakeside location a few km outside Schwerin is worth considering. The only 'downside' for us was that cars were parked next to rooms giving it a bit of US motel feel - quite rare for this part of Germany ! (... and if you're travelling without a car make sure they don't put a car parking charge on your bill). The rooms themselves were a little aged but included a basic kitchenette with fridge, the restaurant was very good so either way no need to go into town to eat. We liked staying here and would recommend.
Would have rated this a 5 except for the fact that we were told at booking that there was air-conditioning available (also advertised on the website). Upon check-in, we were told they didn't have any air-conditioning and offered us a "ventilator" -- a simple fan. We would'nt have booked there if we'dknown there was no a/c--very hot weather, and we didn't sleep well! However, with a few minor issues (no soap in bath sink dispenser, no shampoo/conditioner, extremely uncomfortable pillows), the hotel is very nice: easy drive to Schwerin, lovely lake location, clean, spacious room, decent WiFi, good breakfast buffet, excellent staff. The car we'd rented wouldn't start as we were about to check-out. We don't speak German, but Yvonne M. took charge and talked to numerous employees in Avis/Budget offices at various locations over a period of several hours to arrange a tow truck, and eventually a replacement auto. She was efficient, persistent and tough and wasn't going to take "no" for an answer. With us, she remained positive throughout, kept her friendly smile and never acted as if our problem was wasting her day. She's a gem. Seehotel Frankenhorst is lucky to have her on staff! Caution: Be careful when renting from the combo Avis/Budget agency in Hamburg if traveling to other locations. When the tow-truck mechanic couldn't start our original car, the Schwerin agency wouldn't replace it. They had not yet converted to Avis/Budget and our car was designated by Hamburg as Budget. Yvonne was told that many of the agencies haven't yet converted to Avis/Budget. With numerous calls working her way up the corporate ladder (and hours later), she finally secured a replacement auto from the Schwerin office where she'd started! The delay cost us nearly a full day, since by then we were in very slow rush-hour traffic trying to get around Hamburg and into Bremen.…
This hotel is located on the banks of a lake north of Schwerin, Germany. It has several buildings that include an indoor pool, sauna at the lake, suites, rooms and restaurant. The grounds are walk able and serene. It is a very good location for visiting Schwerin, Luebeck and other cities on the North Sea.