Century old seaside hotel on the waterfront of Ho Bay and the Wadden Sea National Park
There is nothing like the old world charm of the traditional Danish Seaside Hotels (Badehoteller). The beautiful and respectfully restored Hjerting Badehotel is a beautiful example located in an old fishing village Hjerting 10km north of Esbjerg right on the waterfront to the Wadden Sea National Park. There has been an inn on the seaside location since 1690. The original Inn Hjerting Kro burnt down in 1914. The current 39-room hotel raised from the ashes the same year.
Today Peter Petersen and his family run the hotel. Peter totally renovated the hotel in 2009, and in 2013 he added 12 holiday apartments. All rooms and apartments are comfortably furnished with Swedish Hästen beds and a light airy coastal feel throughout.
The hotel’s restaurant Strandpavillonen offers dinners a superb dining experience set in Nordic light blue, white and sand with a view over Ho Bay and spectacular sunsets over the island of Langli and the peninsular Skallingen in the horizon. The casual dining restaurant/café Ship Inn offers good value light meals and Danish lunch classics. Head chef Søren Pilegaard’s food tastes as good as it looks and is based, as far as possible, on organic and local produce -with a focus on the environment and animal welfare.
Just outside the hotel, there is an architectural stunning 660 m now silver-grey wooden promenade built by Spektrum Architects in 2007. When in Hjerting don’t miss a visit to the modern Hjerting Church built in 1992 by architect Alan Havsteen-Mikkelsen. The altarpiece is made of gilded trash-iron by the famous Danish artist Robert Jacobsen. Every Saturday morning Peter Petersen takes hotel guests on a short point of interest walk around Hjerting.