We were only in Tarm for a few days but found the Bech's Hotel to be absolutely lovely. The rooms were spotless, showers hot and lots of water pressure, breakfasts abundant and complimentary. The hotel is centrally-located so you can walk easily to most of the town, including the truly beautiful cemetery in town.
The graves are beautifully decorated and clearly kept up by relatives. Most have flowers planted in the site, and some have wonderful sculptures and stones designs set into each grave site. The cemetery can be reached by going out the front door of the Bech's Hotel, walking to the right for about a block (maybe two?), and then taking a left and walking through a little neighborhood. I had no idea which way we were facing so I can't give you North-South directions - sorry! It is a very peaceful, quiet and beautiful walk.
Breakfast is served without fail, and with great gusto, every morning - altho you may need to walk through the various dining rooms before you find it - they move the buffet every few days for cleaning and the hotel has at least four separate dining rooms on the ground floor.
There is a small, but very hot and satisfying dry sauna as well as a large-ish jacuzzi tub in the fitness room. There is also a pool table and we all got in trouble at least once for being too loud while we were playing pool at 1:30 in the morning. I think at that point in time we were reduced to playing for our respective countries' sovereignty, so England had regained control over the Western Hemisphere, including the US. The next night, a family consisting of mummy and dad, and four blonde girls under the age of 12 (all in their pyjamas, of course!) took over the pool table and scared off all the men in our group. They played until at least midnight and who knows how many countries they managed to claim before they finally called it quits!
I had probably the best meal of my entire 10-day stay in Denmark at this hotel. I ordered the Risted Laks (roasted salmon), which arrived surrounded by a delicate parsley sauce and accompanied by white asparagus. The salmon was cooked perfectly, and the sauce only complemented, it didn't drown.
My husband ordered the "Danish Specialities" (or something like that) and was pleased to get a hearty plate full of roasted pork ("risted skinke"), potatoes, and other yummy things (I was too busy with mine to notice). I didn't order dessert (contemplating the 45-minute run I would have to take the next day to work off all that butter), but everyone who did really loved what they got. A truly delightful place.
However, within our group of six couples (ok, one "couple" was two men who were sharing a room), we all had the same kind of room with the same amenities, but we ALL paid dramatically different prices for our rooms. We could not figure out what the difference in booking was, just suffice to say that you probably want to check around before booking.
Also, the guide books all say that all Danes speak English - well this may not be entirely true if you're traveling outside of major towns. I relied on my guidebook Norwegian a number of times to get the general idea across to folks who really didn't know what we were talking about, and although the countries are very close together - Norwegian is NOT Danish!
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