"An elegant countryside retreat in Muensterland, with especial appeal for gastrophiles and equestrian enthusiasts."

Need to know

    • 30 rooms
    • In a quiet neighbourhood close to hamlets and villages, it is set next to the Schloss  Surenburg in Muensterland.
    • 12pm - but this is flexible

We love

  • The food and excellent wine recommendations - we loved the beef tartare as a starter and the locally-brewed digestif (Lagerkorn Sasse).
  • Exploring the serene woods and the world class horse-jumping grounds on the hotel’s bicycles.
  • The spa - after a hard day’s riding or cycling it’s perfect to relax before dinner in the sauna.

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

A delicious aperitif on arrival – a Muensterland Amérie which is a raspberry liqueur, topped up with prosecco.

Top Secret

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.

Origins

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.

The Review

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 bicycle or on 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: 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.

Location

Parkhotel Surenburg

  • Address: Surenburg 13, 48744 Hörstel - Riesenbeck
  • Travel info: 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

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Helipad

  • Weddings

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Airport Shuttle

  • Car Parking

  • Fitness Center/Gym

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa