Multiple awards

Press and awards

Relax Guide SPA Award 2019

Award by RELAX Guide with 2 lilys and 16 of 20 points. Read more »

Thalasso & Spa Europa Quality Seal

The examination was conducted under the supervision of a publicly appointed and certified expert for wellness facilities and wellness concepts by a medical examiner with thalasso experience and special training ... Read more »

Hideaways Hotels

The Badhotel Sternhagen impresses visitors not only with its setting – directly by the North Sea, beach, the Weltschifffahrtsweg (area where the boats dock) and the UNESCO world heritage site the Wadden Sea, but also its many awards which have reinforced the good reputation of this five star superior hotel. [...] Read more »

5 stars superior

In addition to luxurious, high-quality furnishings, the "five-star superior" category stands for an extraordinary service offering that has been quality tested by the mystery guest check.


For 30 years one of the 50 best hotels in Germany.

ServiceQuality Germany

As our guest, you have a right to the very best quality of service. In order to indicate this to the public, we have undergone certification with the ServiceQualität Deutschland cooperative association that looks at service quality in Germany.

Best of Award of Excellence

The New York-based specialist wine magazine "Wine Spectator" has now honoured the wine list at Badhotel Sternhagen with the "Award of Excellence" thirteen times. Read more »


Awards at a glance:

Awards for our "Sterneck" panorama gourmet restaurant

  • Michelin restaurant guide: 1 star
  • Gault Millau restaurant guide: 16 points, 2 hats
  • Feinschmecker restaurant guide: 3 "F"
  • Schlemmer-Atlas restaurant guide: 4 "cutlery symbols", head waiter of the year 2010
  • Varta restaurant guide: 3 "diamonds" and Varta TIP for service and cuisine
  • "Der große Hotel- und Restaurant Führer" ("The big hotel and restaurant guide"): 4.5 chefs' hats
  • "Großer Gourmet-Preis Niedersachsen" ("Lower Saxony Major Gourmet Prize"): The "Sterneck" panorama gourmet restaurant is listed as one of the five best restaurants in Lower Saxony
  • Gusto restaurant guide: 8 (out of 10) Gusto pans

Awards for our "Schaarhörn" panorama restaurant

  • Schlemmer-Atlas restaurant guide: 2.5 cutlery symbols
  • Varta guide: 2 diamonds
  • "Der große Hotel- und Restaurant Guide" ("The big hotel and restaurant guide"): 2 chefs' hats

Awards for our "Ekendöns" rustic dining area:

  • Schlemmer-Atlas restaurant guide: 1 cutlery symbol
  • Varta guide: 1 diamond

Awards for "Weinkeller in der Düne" ("The wine cellar in the sand dunes")

"Wine Spectator", New York: After the wine cellar was honoured with the "Award of Excellence" for the eighth time, the world-renowned wine magazine has been awarding the wine list the "Best of Award of Excellence" since 2004.

"Der Metternich": Maximum score "5 bottles"

Awards for "Badhotel Sternhagen"

  • Busche Verlag publishing house, Schlummer-Atlas hotel guide: 5 stars blue
  • The Varta guide: 4 diamonds & Varta tip for service
  • Der große Hotel- und Restaurant Guide (The big hotel and restaurant guide): 5 stars superior
  • RELAX Guide: 16 out of 20 points, 2 lilies
  • Deutscher Hotelführer des DeHoGa (German Hotel Industry Guide to German Hotels): 5 stars superior
  • Gault Millau restaurant guide: Luxury
  • Finest Hideaway Hotel 2013

Press Reviews

Press articles

Sternhagen: Synonymous for Outstanding Hospitality
Nordsee-Zeitung, 16th November 2005
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Big moments

"Relaxation for mind and body - with style"
(Freizeit Direkt, January 2015)

"Why wander afar when there's good so close to home"
(Spa highlights, September 2014)

"A pearl by the North Sea"
(Hamburg-Magazin publication, May 2014)

"...our favourite by the North Sea: an absolute rarity directly on the shores of the Wadden Sea, a wonderful establishment where the flame of good hotel virtues still burns extremely brightly."
(RELAX Guide 2010)

"...A wellness oasis by the Wadden Sea. ...the magical, classical, Hanseatic aura - not trendy, but timeless.
(Hamburger Abendblatt, February 2010)

"...This is not the first time we have visited"..."here we can rely on exclusivity and the high quality standard, meaning that we always enjoy visiting and reporting on our stay."
(Peter von Sassen, NDR, March 2009)

“… Time-honoured diamond of a hotel… A beautiful place at any time of the year.”
(Relax Guide, Publishing House Christian Werner, 2008)

“... an impressive family-owned and operated hotel at a fair price for the facilities. A real rarity.”
(Relax Guide, Publishing House Christian Werner, 2005)

“… Every comfort at the highest level.”
(Der große Restaurant & Hotel Guide 2008)

“... you will only find, but a few hotels who make you feel so much at home and comfortable like this one. This is because the Sternhagen’s philosophy is sheer luxury, enjoyment and wellbeing, so it does not need to be presented as a fairytale.”
(Schleswiger Nachrichten, 12th March 2005)

“... the body, mind and soul are not only brought into perfect harmony through the fantastic location of this hotel but also the special atmosphere of this house which lifts the spirits of each guest who always receives personal attention.”
(Hannoversche Allgemeine, 8th January 2005)

“A Wellness Oasis on the edge of the mud flats.”
(DER FEINSCHMECKER, special edition no.8, 2005)

“Many hotels have lost their virtues over time, but those virtues are still preserved here today, in this hotel.”
(The Trebing-Lecost Hotel & Restaurant Guide 2005)

“The secret of this well-known Five Star Spa Hotel Sternhagen lies in the successful combination of culinary delights and a first class wine list with a refreshing breeze from the North Sea.”
(Welt am Sonntag, 19th September 2004)

“There are three excellent restaurants, among them the “Sterneck”. Since 2003, the Maitre Markus Kebschull has been awarded with a Michelin Star. There is an impressive wine cellar featuring 540 varieties of wine from 15 different countries and also the “Duhner Spa”, a 850 sq m Wellness Resort. These are some of the reasons why the Spa Hotel Sternhagen shot to the top of the German Hotel Elite.”
(Cuxhavener Nachrichten, 28th October 2004)

"As a wellness oasis, Badhotel Sternhagen leads the field... one of the most beautiful wellness hotels in all of Germany is on course for further success."
(Cuxhavener Nachrichten, January 2008)

“A luxurious Spa.”
(Das Reisemagazin, 28th/29th October 2004)