Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Bergisch Gladbach, Germany


The Essentials

  • pool, spa area, restaurant
  • Hotel Type: Spa, Romantic, Luxury, 5 star, Palace
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 120
  • Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, German


  • Gourmet restaurant Vendôme
  • Fairytale castle with a luxurious antique furniture
  • Romantic Garden

Good to know

  • The Vendôme is only open Monday through Friday; make sure to book ahead
  • Extra beds are available from the Deluxe Room and for children up to the age of 4 free


wireless LAN
free of charge, WLAN in rooms, WLAN in lobby
air conditioning
non-smoking building
entire hotel incl. lobby
valet service
laundry service
garden / outside area
24 hour reception
room service
shuttle service
airport shuttle, shuttle to tourist attractions (for a fee)
jacuzzi, indoor pool (open year-round)


51429 Bergisch Gladbach
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Hotel description

As you drive up to the magnificent entrance of this hunting lodge that dates back to the early 18th century, you’ll know you’re in for a unique vacation. Behind its baroque façade, all of the room categories offer period furnishings and luxurious amenities. Polished oak floors, huge chandeliers and precious antique furniture set the scene in the 120 rooms, spa area with column-lined pool and gourmet restaurant run by a multi-award winning chef. A charming park with relaxed café terrace extends all the way around the spectacular building – perfect for a summer’s afternoon. On a winter’s day, retreat to the cozy lobby or bar with fireplace. Even when the hotel is fully booked, all of the rooms and outside area boast the same pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, accompanied by the very best service from highly trained staff.
Luxury: Period décor and modern comfort
All of the rooms, from the Superior Double category to the Presidential Suite, have been furnished in a classically elegant style with uphostered chairs, a desk and a marble bathroom. The minimum size is 35sqm. Standard amenities include cable internet connection, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary minibar. In the suites guests are treated to a lot more space and exclusive amenities plus a limousine service, personal point of contact and check-in directly in the suite.
Romance: Just the two of you
The services provided by this manor hotel are best enjoyed with your loved-one. The day begins with a Champagne breakfast in the Jan Wellem restaurant. Spend the afternoon in the spa together where health and beauty treatments, which are available for both women and men. The perfect end to a perfect day is a romantic dinner in the gourmet restaurant Vendôme.
Gourmet: German gourmet cuisine from a Michelin-starred chef
Joachim Wissler is king of the kitchen at the Schloss Bensberg. The internationally renowned head chef has been awarded three Michelin stars, making this restaurant one of Germany’s top 10. It’s worth booking this hotel just to try one of his dinner menus which offer between 8 and 20 courses! Guests can also enjoy his creations by sitting down to a delicious 4-course lunch.
Wellness: 1000sqm of elegance and relaxation
The elegant spa center at this grand hotel promises complete relaxation with its indoor pool with Jacuzzi, collection of saunas and well-equipped gym. Exclusive products from La Prairie, Clarins and Ligne St. Barth are used in the spa’s range of health and beauty treatments.
Eating & drinking
Aside from its Michelin-starred restaurant, the hotel also offers excellent Mediterranean cuisine in its Trattoria Enoteca as well as an excellent breakfast buffet in the Jan Wellmen restaurant. Don’t leave without trying the Sunday Champagne brunch with show kitchen.
Location: Between Cologne and Königsforst
Bensberg lies at the southern edge of Bergisch Gladbach on the border of Cologne. It’s just a three-minute walk from the hotel to Bensberg U-Bahn (subway) station. Take a direct train from here into Cologne city center in half an hour. To the south of Bergisch Gladbach is the Königsforst, a large forested area and nature reserve.

Frequently asked questions

There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

The following pools are available onsite: whirlpool and indoor pool

The hotel has 120 rooms in total.

Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

Yes, breakfast is offered: breakfast buffet

The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example child care

All rooms come equipped with air conditioning.

The airport Köln Bonn Airport is 17 km away.

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