Seetel Hotel Atlantik, Heringsdorf-Bansin

When I decided to take this trip to Usedom, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. And that made finding a hotel a bit difficult. Moreover, if you’re looking for the big hotel chains here, you’re out of luck.

Eventually I settled on the Hotel Atlantik because I figured it offered the best mix of proximity to the beach, accessability with public transport and food.

I’m in room 10, which is on the first floor and has a balcony overlooking the promenade and the dunes behind it. The room is small but obviously well maintained and looks new. There are no tea of coffee making facilities. Only a bottle of sparkling water is provided.

The food at the hotel’s restaurant is very good. There is a three- or four course set menu every evening and the standard à la carte menu. However, the staff are great, and you can mix and change as you like.

An extended à la carte menu and a vegan menu are also available, but dishes from those menus need to be ordered in advance, at the latest by 16:00.

On one evening, the meal started with an amuse bouche of Mediterranean crêpe.

Then to start home made gnocchi with sweet potato, tomato and gorgonzola espuma from the set menu.

And then a Thai fish curry with rice for the main course, which was also from the set menu.

And then for dessert the divine Apfel Tarte, which was an interesting mix between a tarte Tatin and an apple pie. This was not part of the set menu, but I could change without any hassle at all.

The Thai curry was unusual. It tasted authentic, although the lemon rice was more like risotto than anything you’re likely to get in Thailand. The breakfast spread is also excellent and very extensive.

The hotel is small enough to be familiar, but big enough to have all the amenities you’d expect. And the breeze, sitting out on the balcony in the evenings is priceless!