Sweden's Top Five Luxury Hotels
From Haparanda on the border to Finland in the north to Malmö in the south, Sweden can spoil its visitors with multiple luxurious accommodation options. Here we pick out our top five luxury Swedish hotels – these hotspots know just what it takes to please every type of hotel guest.
First Hotel Avalon, Gothenburg
Design Hotels member First Hotel Avalon goes beyond the ordinary by making the overall hotel experience extra special. Carefully selected feng shui-inspired furnishing, lighting and fragrances, along with art works and an enviable location (right by the central Kungstorget Square) set the stage for memorable experiences. Deluxe Terrass rooms on the sixth floor come with floor-to-ceiling windows, 15 Sq. metre terraces facing the square, Danish designer Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Swan’ chairs, and portable Bang&Olufsen music centres. The hotel’s restaurant and bars provide an atmospheric space to savour the evening.
Hotel Tylösand, Halmstad
A one-hour train ride south from Gothenburg, Hotel Tylösand is uniquely situated above the sand dunes by 7km-wide Tylösand Beach in Halmstad. Aside from high-quality rooms, four restaurants, and spa with training facilities and a heated infinity pool on the balcony, you can enjoy Sweden’s largest open gallery Tres Hombres Art. Summer brings hot nightlife with live concerts, clubbing and beach-based parties. The hotel is owned by musician Per Gessle, whose impressive collection of gold discs decorate the walls of its stylish nightclub.
Hotel Helsingborg, Helsingborg
Further south along the Swedish west coast, Hotel Helsingborg on Stortorget square below Kärnan Fortress is a natural meeting point for locals and visitors. Helsing Mat & Bar consists of an elegant dining room, a burlesque Champagne bar, and a mingle-friendly bistro. Look forward to cocktail specials and music every Friday from 4pm-7pm in the bar, and DJs every Friday and Saturday nights. Or for a more relaxing break unwind in the spa or book a luxurious and romantic junior suite with views over Öresund.
More Hotel, Malmö
For a different hotel experience in a comfortable studio apartment, check into The More Hotel close to KB, Sweden’s concert stage, in Malmö. Each room (standard, superior or suite) has fully equipped kitchenette, dining, living room, bedroom and bathroom areas. Guest services include breakfast buffet, WiFi, access to sauna & relax, 24-hour laundry, and bike rental. A key benefit is its location on the premises of a former chocolate factory, Culture House Mazetti, with photography and art galleries.
TOTT Hotel, Visby
If you prefer a hotel break focused on sun, sea and staying fit, then catch the ferry or fly to Gotland and check in to the four-star TOTT Hotel in Visby. Sandy Norderstrand beach and Visby Beach Club sit in front of the hotel, and health experts arrange activities by the pool every day in summer. Those feeling particularly adventurous can hit the hiking trail which starts right outside the reception. Standard rooms and above come with kitchenette, living space, and furnished balcony overlooking the ocean. Visby town is only a 15-minute stroll along the water.