Day 5: A day on the beach – Ostseebad Binz
A rest day on the beach was planned…
– and we enjoyed like little cats. Meow, meow… 🙂
Very easy indeed if you have a room in a hotel that sits in the first row on the beach, a room with a view on the sea and with a service of the “Strandhotel Arkona” team that has been absolutely exceptional.
Just have a look…
Excellent and calm organisation during breakfast and dinner – both included in the room rate. High availability and wide choice of food offers from Vegan arrangements towards traditional fish and meat dishes, including fruit and local specialties. Not to forget the dessert section, the wide range of offered bread and the selection of beverages. The international restaurant team – we counted at least seven different nationalities – was running the service precise, efficient, fast and with a touch of empathy that pleases every single guest with his/her needs and requirements. You can clearly see the signature and experience of the F&B manager, Mr Remler, who is speaking several languages himself and can accommodate any international guests at ease.
Just as an example, I would like to mention a Cuban/German family that we met – heartily welcome in fluent Spanish, the husband in his wheelchair with enough place to move around easily in the full barrier-free restaurant and hotel. Just great!
Representing the service employees, I would like to mention two – Tanja (beverage services in the restaurant) and Martin (bar service in the late evening) – as representation for the whole team who have shown their dedication towards us, their distinguished guests. Just great to see this in international perspective.
It has been professionalism as it needs to be – as it is requested by guests and as good gastro culture requires it.
Means eventually, when we come back to Binz in one of the next years, we fully know already where we will stay and which room we will book – in “Strandhotel Arkona” in a room with a view to the sea.
After dinner, we took a short walk on the promenade and closed our day with a traditional Gin Tonic (while speaking some Spanish and Euskara) before dozing off in calm with an open window – just listening to the waves hitting the beach line.