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About Sylt

When people think of holidays in Germany, glorious beaches are not the first thing that springs to mind. However, on the stunning North Sea island of Sylt, that is exactly what you'll get. With a dramatic coastal landscape and endless sandy strands, Sylt is perfect for those who love the seaside. Home to it's own unique dialect and Frisian culture, the island has got a lot more going on than just beautiful beaches. Our selection of the best places to stay in Sylt put the island's abundant natural beauty at the fore of their service.

Things not to miss:

  • Sylt's biggest draw is its incredible expansive beaches that are perfect for summer sunbathing as well as beautiful beach walks.
  • The island is a haven for windsurfers and hosts an annual Windsurf World Cup at Westerland beach.
  • Surfing is also a big part of island life on Sylt and the 25 mile long beach that stradles the west coast of the island, is home to a vast number of surf schools.
  • If you've had enough of the beach, the island offers a host of excellent hiking routes.
  • The beautiful 13th century St. Severin Church is definitely worth a visit.

One of the best things about Sylt is that because of its size you're never too far from the sea. It boasts some superb hotels and our selection of the best places in Sylt range from trendy boutiques to classy beachside hotels.

The Best Places to stay in Sylt

For Foodies

  • Landhaus Stricker embodies the island's superb hospitality culture. Boasting delightful rooms, a deluxe spa and nearby access to Sylt's best beach, it's got all the components of a great hotel. However, what really pushes it on to the next level, is its divine michelin starred restaurant and extensive wine cellar.
  • Färhaus Sylt is a fabulously renovated Victorian hotel offering wonderful five-star service. Despite featuring luxurious rooms and an extensive spa, the hotel's pièce de résistance is its dining options. With three restaurants, including  one with a michelin star, this hotel is a culinary hotspot.

For Modern Chic

  • Kontorhaus Keitum combines a classy contemporary aesthetic with excellent service to create a high quality hotel. With stylish rooms that offer stunning views out to sea and an excellent restaurant, this hotel is the perfect launchpad for exploring Sylt.

For Families

  • A vision of the traditional Frisian thatched house, Hotel Benen Diken Hof is an excellent hotel by the sea. It's perfectly planned out for families with family suites, an excellent kid's club and in-house childcare services. With the beach nearby and a deluxe spa, there's plenty on offer for all ages.

For a relaxing retreat

  • Set in the charming village of Kampen, the Hotel Village Kampen places comfort and relaxation at the top of their priorities. The stylish rooms exude warmth and the hotel's spa is perfect for unwinding in after a day at the beach.
  • Aarnhoog, with its beautiful redbrick and thatched roof, brims with Frisian charm and character. This is the ideal refuge after a day on the beach with its luxurious rooms, indulgent spa and indoor pool.

For sea breeze

  • Built amidst the dunes and facing out to sea, Hotel Stadt Hamburg is a delightful place to stay. Boasting comfortable rooms, an asian style spa and an excellent seafood restaurant, there's a lot to like about this hotel overlooking Sylt's sandy west coast.

For seaside Luxury

  • Sol'Ring Hof is a simply stunning hotel right on the North Sea. Step off the beach into this glorious hotel that boasts luxurious rooms, fantastic views and a sublime two michelin starred restaurant. A seaside gem.

For a private apartment or beach house

  • For people looking for somewhere all to themselves, we recommend visiting our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • You can connect on to Sylt Airport through all of Germany's major airports.
  • Sylt is linked to the mainland by a railway topped causeway called the Hindenburgdam which leaves from Niebüll or Klanxbüll.
  • Some train services can carry cars, so for those looking for car hire we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • Sylt is not famed for its hot weather given its northerly positioning but for the best chance of good weather, we recommend visiting from June to September.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Sylt

  • Landhaus Stricker 17 rooms from £118

    Sylt-Ost,, Sylt

    A fabulous Five Star hotel on the island of Sylt. A beautiful house with a Michelin star restaurant, enormous spa, wine cellar, and rooms and suites in sophisticated style. Not far from the beach and the brilliant natural surroundings. An ideal spot for the luxury traveller, and still good value.

    Foodies  -  The gourmet Michelin star restaurant and wine cellar are ideal for foodies and wine lovers.
    Spa breaks  -  700 m² spa provides treatments, relaxation and fitness.
    5* Luxury  -  Top of the range facilities and beautiful interiors.
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Kontorhaus Keitum 8 rooms from £123

    Sylt

    Set on the North Sea island of Sylt, Kontorhaus Keitum offers deluxe suites. The suites focus on harnessing natural light and are stylishly decorated with adjoining patios offering great views of the island. Perfect for a weekend of exploring the abundant beauty of Sylt. A wondrous island retreat.

    Local exploring  -  Much of the island and its sights are within walking distance
    Sights nearby  -  The 13th century St. Severin Church is ten minutes walk away.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accomodated for at the hotel.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Bett & Bude Boarding House 18 rooms from £123

    Sylt

    Lovely self-catering apartments by the sea with an unfussy yet stylish aesthetic. Expect comfy modern sofas, bold fabrics and eye-catching pictures in a distinctly Scandi-chic style. Really comfortable and cosy, ideal after an outdoorsy day riding the waves, swimming or exploring the island.

    Beach Life  -  A great seaside location from which to enjoy the beach and its many attractions
    Great walks  -  Go on a leisurely stroll along the beach or discover the Nordic trails
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Apart Hotel Seepferdchen 16 rooms from £130

    Sylt

    A gorgeous aparthotel very close to the beach with expansive views. Apartments are the last word in comfort, with fireplaces, chic comfy furniture and spacious living areas; stylish yet homely, with pieces made from natural materials, subdued natural colours and large windows. A cosy base!

    Groups  -  Lovely aparthotel ideal for groups in a great location close to the beach and to the nature reserve
    Great walks  -  Explore the wide array of coastal paths and walks through nature
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Back to Nature
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  • Landhaus Severin’s 13 rooms from £140

    Sylt

    Experience the best of Frisian hospitality at this gorgeous hotel in a nature reserve on Sylt island. Enjoy the elegant, airy rooms furnished in subtle shades. Relax in the luxurious spa, try regional dishes in the acclaimed restaurant, sniff the sea air and explore scenic trails by bike or on foot.

    Sights nearby  -  You can visit Morsum Kliff - an important geological feature; and St Martin's - a Romanesque church - is not far away
    Back to Nature  -  Close to the Waddensee which is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site
    Great walks  -  Sylt has 200 km of walking paths through pretty meadows and heaths
    Birdwatching  -  Many interesting birds nest on Sylt or pass through on migration
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  • Hotel Alte Strandvogtei 24 rooms from £140

    Sylt

    A gem of a hotel in a renovated Frisian house with thatched roof. Elegant rooms have crisp modern furnishings and sleek parquet. Additional accommodation in houses and apartments. A great place to relax and enjoy the sea views, the superb spa, Sylt's lovely beaches and a variety of fun activities.

    Pet friendly  -  Extra charges apply at the hotel; Sylt welcomes pets and has designated dog-walking beaches
    Great walks  -  Wonderful walks along the beach, through meadows and across heathland
    Back to Nature  -  Sylt island is rich in wildlife and natural beauty
    Birdwatching  -  Sylt is a paradise for bird-watchers
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  • Landhaus Sylter Hahn 35 rooms from £141

    Sylt

    A quiet hotel with a pretty garden and spa facilities. The comfortably designed suites are ideal for families and groups, with a cosy living area featuring large sofas. Rooms feature soft hues, pale wooden furniture and contemporary bathrooms. A homely base ideal after an outdoorsy day!

    Country Escape  -  Enjoy a quiet weekend on this lovely island, just ten minutes walk from the beach
    Great walks  -  Go on some lovely country walks on the island and near the town, or embark on one of the Nordic trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Back to Nature
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  • Hotel Parkresidenz Christian VIII 3 rooms from £142

    Sylt

    A lovely country house set amid pretty gardens and parkland. Elegant interiors feature handsome block print fabrics, fine ceramics and tasteful art. Suites are classically dressed with pretty patterned wallpaper, antiques and great garden views. Don't miss the indulgent pool and spa!

    Romantic Break  -  An idyllic estate surrounded by lovely gardens, a quiet base perfect for a romantic retreat
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the gorgeous gardens or follow one of the pretty country trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Back to Nature
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  • Easy Living Hotel 38 rooms from £146

    Sylt

    A modern seaside hotel just steps from the beach. Light and spacious rooms have a muted palette, parquet floors and private terraces. The bathrooms are indulgent and contemporary with free-standing baths. Great for relaxing after an outdoorsy day.

    Beach Life  -  A great base from which to explore the area's beaches and coastline
    Great walks  -  Near the beach, and just 5 minutes from Wadden Sea, ideal for bracing coastline walks and exploring the hiking trails
    Sights nearby  -  Wander down to the lively harbour to absorb the sights and sounds of the town
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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  • Hotel and Restaurant Jorg Muller 40 rooms from £147

    Sylt

    A charming hotel in a red-brick cottage style building, with an atmospheric restaurant and indulgent spa facilities. Charming rooms feature plenty of pine, traditional fabrics and sink-into beds. A great base for seaside exploration.

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the centre of town, ideal for exploring the attractions and nearby beaches
    Great walks  -  Head for long windswept strolls along the picturesque beach or one of the hiking trails
    Back to Nature
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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  • Hotel Strand am Königshafen 30 rooms from £154

    Sylt

    Superb property with its own beach on the beautiful island of Sylt. Fifteen bright, smart apartments with stunning views, plus spacious double rooms and suites. Splash in the pool, relax in the sauna, hike, cycle, canoe or windsurf. All the ingredients for the perfect seaside holiday are here.

    Birdwatching  -  Many water birds have their breeding grounds on Sylt or use the island for resting on migration
    Back to Nature  -  Many rare and endangered plants and animals can be found on Sylt
    Outstanding location  -  Hotel Strand am Königshafen is just 600 m from List Ferry Port
    Views  -  Unforgettable views over the Wadden Sea
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  • Haus Noge 8 rooms from £156

    Sylt

    A charming B&B merging warm traditional style with quirky touches. Interiors feature a riot of artwork, ornaments and antiques. Indulgent breakfasts are served and the coast is just a short walk away. A lovely base to explore the island from.

    Local exploring  -  A handy central location from which to explore the town, the nearby beach and the lovely island
    Great walks  -  Explore one of the many Nordic trails or simply have a leisurely walk along the lovely nearby beach
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Apartmenthotel am Leuchturm 34 rooms from £158

    Sylt

    A modern aparthotel with a pool and great sea views. Light filled, self-catering apartments feature large windows in the living area, a natural palette and designer pieces made from natural materials. Cosy rooms have soft hues and patterns and indulgent contemporary bathrooms. A seaside treat!

    Beach Life  -  Just a 2-minute walk from the picturesque beachfront, ideal for an easy seaside holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Hoernum Lighthouse and Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both within easy walking distance
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Back to Nature
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  • Hotel Hof Galerie 20 rooms from £158

    Sylt

    This attractive property on the magical island of Sylt offers elegant suites in soft tones, designed with utmost attention to detail. Relax on the beach, take a nature walk or enjoy myriad activities from cycling to golf to windsurfing. At the end of the day, soothe tired muscles in the superb spa.

    Back to Nature  -  The island is home to many rare and endangered species of plants and animals
    Great walks  -  Guests love to walk through the meadows, dunes and heaths of the island
    Birdwatching  -  Many interesting birds nest on Sylt or pass through on migration
    Views  -  Enjoy magical sunsets over the sea
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  • Hotel Seiler Hof 11 rooms from £171

    Sylt

    A charming B&B in a thatched Frisian farmhouse with a pretty garden. Expect generous breakfasts from your friendly hosts and pretty interiors with rustic wood furniture and exposed beams. Cosy rooms are bright and fresh with garden views, bare wood floors and soft hues. A lovely rural base!

    Romantic Break  -  This quaint Frisian farmhouse surrounded by an idyllic garden is ideal for a romantic hideaway
    Great walks  -  Start your stay with a walk to Keitum, the pretty local village full of traditional thatched Frisian dwellings
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Hotel Benen Diken Hof 48 rooms from £177

    Sylt

    An elegant Sylt hotel, just minutes from the beach. The hotel features a variety of spacious and contemporary rooms and suites. It's incredibly family friendly with a kids' club and childcare services, and a luxury spa for mum and dad. Sip on a drink by the fire or out in the lush garden.

    Total relaxation  -  Enjoy the hotel's spa facilities or spend a leisurely day at the beach, the perfect spot to sit back and relax.
    Families  -  Perfect for a family getaway with a kids' club, family rooms and childcare services.
    Surfing  -  Head down to the local surf school and try your hand at catching some waves.
    Great walks  -  The lovely Wattenmeer Nature Park is just a short walk from the hotel.
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  • Long Island House 10 rooms from £191

    Sylt

    A charming hotel well located a short walk from Westerland beach on the island of Sylt. Expect a soft nautical theme throughout with blue and white tones, natural materials and plenty of light. Indulgent breakfasts are served - a seaside treat!

    Local exploring  -  Well located for exploring the town, beaches and the island's wonderful coastline
    Great walks  -  There are some great marked hiking trails along the coast and further inland to discover
    Local markets  -  Wander around the town to discover its shops, markets and to sample local specialities
    Birdwatching  -  Seek out some prime bird-watching spots on this unspoilt stretch of coastline
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  • Hotel Village Kampen 10 rooms from £192

    Kampen, Sylt

    A charming village inn lovingly converted into a small luxury hotel. Individually styled rooms mix traditional warmth with chic contemporary style. A small spa, complete with indoor pool, is the ideal place to unwind. Enjoy a regional tipple in the cosy bar. Highly recommended for rural relaxation.

    Country Escape  -  Spend days in the great outdoors before retreating to the cosy hotel and spa.
    Sights nearby  -  Head off to check out Kempen's famous lighthouse, and the range of galleries on the island.
    Great walks  -  Take long coastal walks before retreating to the firelit lounge.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool.
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Hotel Uthland 16 rooms from £193

    Sylt

    A contemporary hotel set in Westerland just a short walk from the coast. Light and airy rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, soft hues and contemporary bathrooms. Indulgent breakfasts are served and the luxurious spa is the perfect spot to unwind after a day spent outdoors.

    Local exploring  -  An ideal base from which to explore the town as well as the great coastal hotspots
    Great walks  -  Go on long, leisurely walks on the beach or down one of the many marked hiking trails
    Back to Nature
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Hotel Stadt Hamburg 70 rooms from £206

    Sylt

    A beautiful privately owned hotel on the Island of Sylt. Surrounded by sea and dunes it sits in a romantic setting. Boutique chic interiors include sophisticated rooms and suites, an Asian spa, a gourmet seafood restaurant, wine cellar, and lunch bistro. Family friendly, gourmet, and romantic.

    Beach Life  -  The hotel is only six minutes away from the beach and offers excelent views of the sea.
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind in style with the Asian-style spa, with sauna and massage treatments.
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Aarnhoog 11 rooms from £211

    Sylt,, Sylt

    A charming property walking distance from the coast. Beautifully renovated rooms with warm hues, comfy beds and contemporary bathrooms - some with free standing baths. An indulging spa includes a sauna and indoor pool. A wonderful spot to return to after a day in the great outdoors.

    Total relaxation  -  With heated indoor pool, inviting spa complete with sauna this property is made for rural relaxation
    Country Escape  -  A quaint rural property located on the island of Sylt with miles of coastline to be explored.
    Sights nearby  -  Climb up one of the four lighthouses on the isalnd.
    Great walks  -  Miles of coastline make for stunning walks.
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  • Suitehotel Windhuk 20 rooms from £215

    Sylt

    A chic hotel set on the island of Sylt just steps from the beach. Tasteful interiors feature natural materials, light wood and stylish furniture. The attractive rooms and suites have unfussy modern pieces and a clean, comfy vibe ideal for relaxing after a day outdoors. Don't miss the indulgent spa!

    Local exploring  -  Well situated to explore the various local sights and attractions, not to mention the gorgeous coastline
    Spa breaks  -  Guests can enjoy the spa free of charge, featuring a Finnish sauna and a steam bath
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • The Watthof Hotel 10 rooms from £219

    Sylt

    A charming hotel in a traditional thatched building by the sea. Beautifully renovated the property has kept its original features but has a luxurious contemporary feel. Rooms are decorated with soft hues, contemporary art and indoor plants. A lovely rural base.

    Romantic Break  -  A gorgeous countryside retreat with cosy interiors and fireplaces ideal for a romantic seaside getaway
    Local markets  -  Wander around Rantum town nearby to soak up some local colour and check out local shops and markets
    Great walks  -  Go out for long lazy walks by the stunning coastline
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
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  • Hotel Duene 16 rooms from £236

    Sylt

    A chic seaside hotel set on the island of Sylt. The cottage-like appearance outside opens up into bright spacious interiors. Rooms are decorated with natural materials, indulgent contemporary bathrooms and retro style furniture. Complete with an indoor pool and Finnish sauna. Superb!

    Beach Life  -  Surrounded by sand dunes and just a 5-minute walk from the beach, this is a great choice for a seaside retreat
    Great walks  -  Go for long leaisurely strolls along the beach, or embark down one of the local marked hiking trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Back to Nature
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  • Walter's Hof 32 rooms from £254

    Sylt

    An elegant country hotel set on the beautiful island of Sylt. Rooms are fresh and bright with contemporary artworks and modern bathrooms. The fine-dining restaurant Tappe's draws a crowd and there's an indulgent spa to unwind in after a day spent outdoors. Superb!

    Country Escape  -  Located in a quaint village ideal for country rambles and exploring the coast
    Great walks  -  Go on a refreshing walk around the village and countryside, along the beach, or follow one of the Nordic trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Sylter Zollhaus 7 rooms from £254

    Sylt

    A lovely hotel with a popular restaurant whose stylish interiors consist of handsome classic-style furniture and tasteful artwork. The cosy, comfortable rooms and suites have a muted colour palette, attractive furnishings with bright accents of colour and pretty artwork. A chic yet comfortable base!

    Beach Life  -  A great base from which to enjoy a seaside break
    Local markets  -  Wander around the town to discover its shops and markets and to try local produce
    Great walks  -  Head out to explore the wonderful coastal hiking trails
    Back to Nature
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  • Budersand 77 rooms from £285

    Sylt

    Stunning 5* seaside hotel and spa on Sylt island. Bright, airy rooms - stylishly decorated with soothing natural materials - have magnificent views. Two acclaimed restaurants serve imaginative cuisine. While golfers tee off beside the sea, other guests can enjoy the beaches, cycling and watersports.

    Library  -  The library has 1400 books chosen by a well-known literary critic
    Views  -  Superb sea views and sunsets
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor swimming pool
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Fährhaus Sylt 39 rooms from £316

    Sylt

    An exquisitely renovated Victorian hotel, on the lovely island of Sylt. Five star luxury with impeccable service, a choice of two restaurants, a bar, and a full service spa. Bright contemporary rooms with chic and stylish interiors, and views of the Wadden Sea coast. A breath of fresh air.

    Romantic Break  -  A charming hotel in a stunning location, with pampering spa treatments, chic interiors and excellent service.
    Beach Life  -  Located on the North Sea Island within the national park of the Wadden Sea, offering a lovely beach area.
    Foodies  -  The hotel boasts three excellent dining options including the Michelin starred Restaurant Fährhaus.
    Birdwatching  -  Sylt boasts an impressive array of wildlife, particularly birds.
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Severin's 13 rooms from £371

    Sylt

    Set amidst 3 hectares of parkland, this 5-star resort is built within traditional thatched-roof cottaging. The rooms feature spacious seating areas and stylish decor. Includes a quality restaurant, swimming pool and extensive spa boasting no less than 5 saunas. A delightful stay.

    Spa breaks  -  With over five saunas, an inner and outdoor pool and a range of body treatments, Severin's is a spa break unlike no other
    Back to Nature  -  Located on a remote island where an abundance of outdoor activities from hiking to watersports and golf are all possible
    Sights nearby  -  Take a boat ride to the nearby Helgoland island and check out the renowned Lange Anna landmark
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Sol'Ring Hof 15 rooms from £395

    Sylt

    The Sol'Ring Hof is a spectacular hotel, that perfectly captures that edge of the world feeling. To add to its staggering setting it has luxurious rooms opening out onto the beach and a sublime two michelin star restaurant. A sensational seaside spot.

    Romantic Break  -  Romance abounds at this picturesque seaside hotel with pampering spa and stunning views over the island of Sylt.
    Foodies  -  Foodies will love Johannes King's country kitchen restaurant, with refined authentic Nordic cuisine.
    Local markets  -  Explore the charming local markets of Sylt and pick up some souvenirs to take home with you.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the beautiful walks along the stunning Sylt coastline.
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