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The Benen-Diken-Hof is an exclusive family-run hotel on the island of Sylt, the northernmost tip of Germany.
Located in an old farmhouse, the Benen-Diken-Hof has a wonderful traditional and warm atmosphere with bright and tastefully decorated rooms.
The hotel offers wellness, excellent service, and mouthwatering cuisine; one of its highlights is the gourmet breakfast buffet, which is open until 1 p.m.
The Benen-Diken-Hof is the perfect choice for a wellnes weekend or a romantic getaway.
- Wonderful warm atmosphere, family-run
- English-speaking, very helpful and friendly staff
- wellness and spa facilities, massages and beauty treatments available
- Gourmet breakfast buffet, open until 1 p.m.
- Pick-up service available from train station or Sylt airport
- Website is only in German
- Address: Süderstrasse 3-5, 25980 Keitum, Sylt, Germany (app. 3 hours north of Hamburg)
- Phone: +49 4651 93830
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Choose between rooms, suites, studios or apartments; apartments come with terrace, some have a fireplace and their own sauna
- Prices: Rooms and Suites 165 - 378 Euro, studios (up to 4 persons) 390 Euro, apartment (up to 4 persons) 285 - 418 Euro
- Visit the Website of Benen-Diken-Hof (only in German)
Guide Review - Benen-Diken-Hof, Sylt Hotel Review
The hotel Benen-Diken-Hof rests on the eastern edge of Sylt, a German island, which is famous for its pristine beaches, healthy climate, and rolling dunes.
The hotel, run by the family Johannsen, used to be a farmhouse and is still alive with its original charm. The white washed buildings with their traditional thatched roofs are warm and inviting, and the peaceful charm of the island translates into airy and bright hotel rooms, each one thoughtfully decorated.
One of my favorite things of Benen-Diken-Hof was their delicious and extensive breakfast buffet.
Sleep in, take your time, and enjoy: The buffet is open until 1 p.m., a rarity for German hotels.
The spa and wellness area of Benen-Diken-Hof has an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and light therapy showers. You can also book ayurveda, hot stone, and classical massages, as well as beauty packages, like a luxurious caviar treatment.
In the afternoon, it’s tea time at Benen-Diken-Hof; make sure to try a piece of homemade pie with your tea.
One of my favorite moments: Relaxing in a whickered beach chair on the hotel's lawn and sipping a ruby red tea made out of berries picked on the island.
Sylt is well known for its cuisine, and if you want to eat in one of the island's best restaurants, you only have to walk as far as the dining room.
The hotel's a la carte restaurant offers exquisite regional cuisine, and the young French chef Julien Dherbecourt creates such wonderful dishes as tender Sylt lamb on fennel risotto, and fresh salmon with truffle pasta.
The staff members at Benen-Diken-Hof are friendly and knowledgeable, and they really went out of their way to make our vacation special. They told us were to find the best hidden beaches, arranged for rental bikes, and managed to get us a table in a full restaurant.