Hotelchain: Relais & Châteaux
Location: Brummen – The Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www.engelenburg.com/
Peacefully located in a beautiful area of the Netherlands, the Engelburg Castle is a real treat. This hotel is part of the famous Relais & Châteaux chain. As soon as you are driving through the gates, you will feel and be treated as a true royalty! The most friendly lady checked us in and showed us around the area. Trust me, it is huge … featuring a 9 holes golf course and several buildings where the rooms are located. There’s a main building, the Manor House, where guests need to check-in. There is a comfy and stylish lounge area. Into whisky? No problem! They actually have the largest Scottish Single Malt whisky’s collection of the Netherlands! So cool and besides that, the wine cellar of the Engelenburg is worth a visit too.
We stayed in one of the deluxe rooms located in the South African coach house. The room was nicely and stylish decorated in a classical way as it should be and the view we had was amazing. They did a great job by maintaining the original elements. Not the typical ‘do not disturb’ sign here, they have a small baby ‘do not disturb’ lion. The bathroom is spacious and well maintained with separate shower and tub. The beds are of a very good quality, mattresses were fine and they offer a pillow menu on request.
If you are into golf, the hotel is located on a 9 holes golf course where guests benefit of a 20% discount. The driving range and putting green can be used free of charge by hotel guests.
One of the highlights of the Engelenburg Castle is Serre, their signature restaurant. It has a celebrated reputation for its fine cuisine. I was wowed by the decoration and amazing views, it truly is a unique setting. The food was outstanding… A true gastronomic experience with several surprises. Each dish was beautifully decorated and tasted great. We started with an oyster and a nice glass of champagne. The dishes that followed were all very tastefully presented and the chef does know how to combine different flavors in an exceptional way. If you are staying at the Engelenburg Castle, do include a dinner arrangement. You won’t be sorry!
The Engelenburg Castle is the perfect getaway! The location is beautiful, the rooms are cozy, the restaurant is top notch and the service is wonderful. Would return in a heartbeat!