Photos courtesy of Hotel Schloss Spyker
Single rooms: 60–100 euros
Double rooms: 80–160 euros
Tower rooms: 120–140 euros
Rates include tax and breakfast
Open: all year
Spyker is located on Rügen Island. From Stralsund by car, take B96 north. Exit at Sagard and continue through Bobbin. After 500 meters, turn left. By train: there is a regional service to Sagard from Stralsund. From the station, the hotel can arrange for a taxi to pick you up.
Nearby: hiking; bicycling; golf; horseback riding
Yes. Inquire hotel for details
Rügen Island’s oldest castle offers a tranquil atmosphere far from the touristed areas. Nature abounds in all directions; you’re just a short walk away from Spyker Lake and Jasmund National Park. In the fall, migrating cranes and geese settle on the castle grounds.
Overall, the castle is comfy and does the job. Staff is friendly and helpful. If you wish to spend the day exploring, the hotel will be happy to pack a picnic for you.
Reasonably priced double rooms feature small sitting areas. Duplex rooms are more open with the living room and bathroom on the lower level and an open bedroom upstairs. This could be suitable for small families.
The tower rooms are the best choice. They are spacious with 6-meter high ceilings and bay windows with views of the lake. One room has a whirlpool and sauna. And among the tower rooms, the most romantic one (called the honeymoon room) has a lovely stucco ceiling above pastel peach walls.
A large breakfast buffet is served in the Four Seasons salon, which features another fine plaster ceiling.
Other meals are served in a historic, vaulted cellar restaurant.
Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.
Unique, 17th-century, three-dimensional stucco ceilings
Occasional concerts and exhibitions