On the rocky Danish island of Bornholm, you’ll find Hotel Nordlandet and its renowned restaurant Pony nestled on the rugged shore.
Here, bright Scandinavian interiors blend seamlessly with the terraces and meet the sea. Karina Janø cosies up in gourmet style to share more
Located in the rocky northern part of Bornholm, the bright Scandi Hotel Nordlandet features spacious rooms and apartments furnished with quality furniture and amenities, complete with bath products from hip Swedish brand L.A. Bruket.
With the sea just outside your patio, the bright rooms offer Nordic simplicity and design galore. Book an apartment and there’s little reason to leave the hotel during your entire stay; the pool is the ocean and there is an honesty bar if anything is a miss.
You can only imagine the buzz here in the summertime, but in autumn you’re more likely be listening to the roar of the sea against the cliffs and the occasional seagull hovering over the big blue.
Enjoy sunny days under a blanket on the terrace or sink into the whirlpool spa installed in four of the rooms. Should the weather gets too cold, head to the common area to cosy up by the fireplace or hit Underbar downstairs for lunch or a drink.
The Food & Drink
The design is beautiful, but the real show stealer here is restaurant Pony X Nordlandet – a sister restaurant to Pony in Copenhagen and member of the famous Michelin-starred Kadeau family.
Offering a menu inspired by Bornholm and the Nordic kitchen, everything focuses on locality. In-season produce comes from venders known on a first name basis and the taste of everything is nothing less of superb. And indeed, the sommelier will make sure that your taste buds are treated to suitable accompanying wine from the restaurant’s broad selection.
Small vendors like one of the chefs’ grandfather supplies figs; teeny herb specialists deliver pea shoots and radish cress; nearby famed farm Hallegård delivers meat including breakfast charcuterie. The restaurant buy as much as possible on the island, as they like to help the local community.
Some produce is certified organic, some comes from free-range farmers and some is sourced just do as they find fit, such as a retired fisherman. In addition, the chefs forage for wild herbs and such in the forests and on the beach.
The plentiful breakfast consists of organic juices from the local juice mill, co-owned by the restaurateur, as well as charcuterie, cheeses, homemade bread, eggs of your choice and so on. It’s delicious – if you are willing to relinquish the cloudy-soft duvets in your room.
The Wordrobe Verdict
With bright rooms offering Nordic simplicity, untamed sea scenery and dishes served with incredible local ingredients, this Danish hideaway is perfect for a gourmet Scandi adventure.
PLUS: Click here for The Wordrobe’s gourmet guide to Bornholm.
Make it happen
Where: Strandvejen 68, 3770 Allinge, Denmark
How: Please visit hotelnordlandet.com to find out more and make a booking.
Words by Karina Janø, writer.