Melsted Badehotel is Bornholm's first seaside hotel dating back to 1932. It is located completely undisturbed on its own 18,000 sqm idyllic beach plot, directly on Melsted Strand on the east coast of Bornholm within walking distance to Gudhjem.

New owners &


We look forward to welcoming you and to writing a new chapter in the long history of the seaside hotel.

We have extensive experience in hotel management both in Denmark and South Africa, where we run Nyati Safari Lodge. Common to Nyati Safari Lodge and our ambitions for Melsted Badehotel is the consistent Scandinavian quality, where magnificent nature, exclusive vacation accommodation, exquisite gastronomy, exciting activities and a high level of service are linked. We want to create a holistic experience that guests come back for again and again.

Our goal is to create Bornholm's best seaside hotel. Based on the seaside hotel's high standard and iconic appearance, the interior has been renovated in a classic style with respect for the hotel's basic DNA and zeitgeist. And most importantly, we have found the best team to pamper you here at the water's edge both in the restaurant and at the seaside hotel.

Eline Halborg-Bendtsen, Proprietor

The desire for a

Locally rooted seaside hotel

We want to create a locally anchored seaside hotel based on the natural surroundings, history and local environment in and around Gudhjem. That is why hosting on site is crucial and a role we take very seriously.

Our guests should feel at home here at Melsted Badehotel, experience Bornholm at its best and want to come back again. We have been lucky enough to find our hotel manager on Bornholm, Ajaja Kofoed-Nørgaard, whose heart burns as strongly as ours for Melsted Badehotel. She was born and raised on Bornholm and has extensive experience in the service industry. She will take great pride in maintaining the high level of service that guests at Melsted Badehotel expect.

"I look forward to welcoming you, giving you an unforgettable stay and guiding you to experiences on my beautiful native island"

- Ajaja Kofoed-Nørgaard, Hotel Manager.

The best of Bornholm's gastronomy

We are thrilled to announce that the two experienced chefs Daniel Kruse and Troels Madsen, known from both Det Røde Pakhus, Molen and former Christianshøjkroen, have taken over responsibility for Restaurant Melsted Badehotel. With this collaboration, we dare to promise that the dining experience at Melsted Badehotel will reach new heights, and we look forward to an exciting new season, where we together can ensure our guests a total experience in a class of its own here at Bornholm's best location.

The cuisine will continue to be based on classic Nordic-French traditions, with plenty of fresh seafood. For lunch, you'll be able to enjoy Bornholm-inspired cuisine with innovative open sandwiches and a selection of blackboard dishes. In the evening, you will be able to choose à la carte or choose one of the menus - the signature menu or the seasonal menu - which changes daily and is based on Bornholm's rich pantry. The breakfast buffet will vary with fresh fruit, berries, local specialties, homemade pastries and small hot dishes.

We also look forward to organizing special events such as seafood dinners on the terrace, St. Hans barbecue evening, champagne brunch, cake table, long table dinners and dessert evenings during the season. Hans barbecue, champagne brunch, cake table, long table dinners and dessert evenings during the season. With this collaboration, we hope that pampering at the water's edge will take on a whole new meaning.

Welcome to Melsted Badehotel and Restaurant