Our small family treated itself to a pre-Christmas Berlin trip, and after the great Christmas markets, Alexanderplatz, shopping, et c, it was wonderful to use the perfect train service through Potsdam back to the picturesque lakeside village of Caputh, and relax in the modern but warm luxury of Hotel Haveltreff (I won't even attempt to pronounce the rest of the name). The hotel is located next to a small (perhaps 12 metres) ferry crossing across the canal linking two very romantic lakes, and has a large sunny summer terrace, a rather elegant restaurant, and I think about a dozen rooms. We stayed in the huge suite (with balcony) overlooking the canal, which was extremely comfortable with funky vintage carpets and wallpaper. Everything was like new and spotless, although I'm not sure about the idea of a transparent glass door seperating bathroom from bedroom. And while the shower is top-of-the-line (including those annoying designer taps that require an engineers' degree and two hours on the internet before you can operate them), I still prefer a bath..
We did not dine in the restaurant, as we arrived late, but the room was still full of apparently delighted locals finishing what looked to be pretty delicious meals. Our childrens' well-rehearsed baleful eyes had the desired effect on the owner (with his wife Uta) Rémy, a Frenchman who used to be a chef in Vienna and Bora-Bora (!), and he whipped up an absolutely fantastic Christmas mother-of-all-snacks just for us, something our children (and us) are certain to remember - and remind us of - when standards dip at home!!!
Breakfast was first-class, and all the staff tried genuinely hard (this area used to be East Germany) to be helpful and pleasant. Prices were extremely reasonable - all in all, a 6-star (if I could) experience!!!
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