Winter Gourmet Stay

NEW: We have opened up exclusive gourmet weekends in November and December for those who want to indulge in a little extra pampering in the restaurant and try the best of what our experienced chef team Troels Madsen and Daniel Kruse can do.

Winter at Melsted Badehotel

At Melsted Badehotel you can enjoy Bornholm's best location directly by the sea and beach - and within walking distance to charming Gudhjem. Here you will be pampered regardless of the season in a beautiful setting with sea views from all rooms. As a new feature, we will be open on weekends in November and December, offering gourmet stays from Friday to Sunday. Here you will be able to experience the best of what our experienced chef team Troels Madsen and Daniel Kruse can do. You will be pampered from arrival to departure with delicious food and wine, while you get the opportunity to experience the more peaceful side of the island outside the high season. Read more about our winter gourmet stays here.


Badehotellet and Bornholm in winter

Best location

Melsted Badehotel is magical all year round. Here on Bornholm's best location directly on the sea and beach, the island's white pearl lies undisturbed on its own 18,000 square meter meadow. Melsted Strand is a peaceful and idyllic sandy beach with its own jetty, wild nature, dunes and a small stream within walking distance to Gudhjem, Denmark's only mountain village. Here you will find Bornholm at its best between the island's distinctive cliffs, beach and vibrant island life. Our exciting local area invites you to walk and cycle in all directions. Read more about the seaside hotel here.


Idyllic seaside hotel

Melsted Badehotel is a genuine seaside hotel and Bornholm's first seaside hotel from 1932. Combining classic seaside hotel idyll with Nordic minimalism, the seaside hotel exudes history and a relaxed, homely cottage atmosphere that keeps guests coming back year after year. Our newly renovated rooms are individually decorated with carefully selected references to the hotel's period of origin, including historic wallpaper, high paneling and furniture in classic Danish design. Explore the seaside hotel's different room types here.


A local focal point

Melsted Badehotel has always been a local focal point and has always had a special place in the hearts of Bornholmers. The seaside hotel has always been considered one of Bornholm's best, and has undergone a renaissance after the thorough renovation it has undergone in 2022. Today, location, setting, service, gastronomy and hospitality meet at Melsted Badehotel for true pampering here at the water's edge. Read more about the history of Melsted Badehotel here.

Gastronomy at the water's edge

The gastronomic experience in the restaurant is one of the absolute highlights of your stay. The restaurant is located as close to the water's edge as you can get with enchanting views of the Baltic Sea both inside and out. Here, gastronomy, service and atmosphere come together and you'll experience classic quality craftsmanship when our experienced restaurateurs Troels Madsen and Daniel Kruse roll out their equipment. Here, the entire rich Bornholm pantry comes into play for one of the island's best dining experiences. Read more about our talented chefs Troels and Daniel here.

Winter gourmet experience

Troels and Daniel have developed a special pampering menu for our guests who visit us in November and December. The special tranquillity and time for intimacy that characterizes this period on the island also means that our team of chefs have time to go into detail and put extra care into the dining experience in the restaurant. You arrive on Friday afternoon for coffee, tea and homemade cake in our cozy living room. The evening offers welcome bubbles and a delicious 3-course menu with a wine menu. Saturday starts with a delicious breakfast here at the water's edge and time to explore the raw and wild beauty of the winter island. Back at the hotel, we have lit up the fireplace and pamper you with welcome bubbles, a 6-course gourmet menu, wine menu and coffee/tea/avec and sweets. On Sunday, the stay is rounded off with a large brunch with fresh fruit, berries, local specialties, homemade pastries and small hot dishes. You can book a winter gourmet stay here.

A Winter Visit

Winter on Bornholm offers completely different adventures than the summer months. Immerse yourself in the magical and raw nature, enjoy the breathtaking starry night sky and feel the special calm and presence that characterizes the island at this time of year. Enjoy having plenty of time to explore the cozy winter-open sights, shops and restaurants.

From Melsted Badehotel you can experience Bornholm's nature in different ways - enjoy a refreshing harbor bath from our local Melsted Harbour or directly from the beach, take a kayak trip in one of our own kayaks that are free to use, or catch a sea trout right in front of the hotel, which is one of the island's best fishing spots. We also have bikes available for you to explore one of the island's many exciting cycling routes. Or put on your hiking shoes as our local area offers beautiful nature experiences in all directions.


A winter island full of adventure

Experience Bornholm in a unique way in winter by unplugging and finding peace and quiet. The long dark nights create a special atmosphere and the island changes character during the winter months. Nature meets you with its beauty and power, while the wind colors your cheeks red at the wide sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Bornholm's cliffs show their most beautiful side in winter, when the light and wind bring out their raw and wild beauty.

Put on your hiking shoes and explore the island's many hiking trails along the coast and inland. Bornholm offers encounters with winter-dressed bison, impressive cliff sides in Ekkodalen and historical thrills at Hammershus Castle ruins.

Did you know that it only takes 3 hours from Copenhagen to drive to Bornholm incl. ferry and that a ferry ticket from Ysatd to Rønne with Bornholmslinjen costs only 99kr. almost all winter long?