West Sweden - Sleeping
Marstrand’s Maritime Hotel is located at the last pier before the sea takes over. Here you will find tranquility, locally grown and freshly harvested produce, a salt spa with many pools and treatments, 98 rooms and affordable packages for evenings, weekends and holidays. In addition, close proximity to the sea and access to the world’s westernmost terrace.
Fjällbacka’s picturesque yachting harbour is the location of Bryggan Fjällbacka, which has approximately ten guest rooms, a penthouse, and an apartment. The hotel is housed in old warehouses from the 18th century, now converted and tastefully decorated in a light and bright Newport style. From the penthouse you can see straight into the piano bar, or out across the ocean. The apartment has generous panorama windows facing the sea, a terrace which is not overlooked, and have been classed as ‘a first class experience’ by satisfied guests. In 2005, the restaurant was voted Best Restaurant in Bohuslän by White Restaurant Guide. During the warm summer months diners can enjoy newly caught fresh fish and shellfish, sitting right next to the water. From the piano bar you can look out over the harbour and the inlet.
With its wonderful location in Karlsborg, by Lake Vättern and overlooking Göta Canal, Idas Brygga offers seaside accommodation, good food, and nature-based activities. Two types of accommodation are available: the double rooms in Skepparhuset, adjacent to the restaurant, have their own outdoor seating area or balcony overlooking the canal. Idas Brygga has been given the title Very Good Value Restaurant by the guides Sveriges Bästa Bord and White Guide. The Strandgården Accommodation is located a 10-15-minute walk from the restaurant. Here, guests can watch the sun setting over the lake Bottensjön, and enjoy musical entertainment or stand-up comedy organised by the restaurant.
Floating hotel - Salt & Sill
Salt & Sill, in the historic fishing community Klädesholmen is proud to be Sweden’s first floating hotel. The hotel consists of six two-storey buildings, constructed on floating pontoons. The room interiors are characterised by modern Scandinavian simplicity, and some of the ground floor rooms have their own swim ladder straight into the Skagerrak. The entire roof of the hotel is used as a sundeck, and there is a Jacuzzi with sea views. The sauna boat, SS Silla, is moored next to the hotel. Salt & Sill’s coastal restaurant serves fish, shellfish, and the ‘Herring Board’ – a dish which has contributed to the restaurant’s international renown. Salt & Sill has been given the titles "Worth a Journey" and "White’s Heart" by the White Guide and the quality certification Västsvensk Mersmak from the West Sweden Tourist Board.
The beautiful Villa Sjötorp was built in 1901 and has for more than a century enchanted guests with its original architecture, ornate woodwork, and traditional design. The rooms have been furnished to meet modern demands for comfort, but without compromising on the feeling of being in the countryside. Nearby is a sandy beach, which is suitable for swimming. A three-minute walk away is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Sweden, and guests can enjoy pleasant walks in forests and on mountains, fishing, sailing, and nature experiences. Villa Sjötorp’s well-renowned kitchen offers culinary specialities, prepared with ingredients from the local area. The restaurant holds Uddevalla Town Council’s environmental certification mark, and is included in the guides Sveriges Bästa Bord, Gourmet 199 bord, and Vägarnas Bästa.
Stora Hotellet in Fjällbacka
Stora Hotellet in Fjällbacka is a hotel with a difference, where a well-made bed, excellent service, sea views and delicious food are only the beginning! The Hotel’s individually designed guest rooms have been named after harbours, explorers, and girls. Each room tells its own interesting and romantic story – travel around the world in 23 rooms! The surrounding area offers activities like golf, lobster catching, or mackerel fishing. Take a boat trip, followed by oyster opening and wine tasting. The hotel serves food and drink of different types, and in different settings – the restaurant, café, or pub.
At Baldersnäs, guests stay, eat, and meet in an impressive country house setting on a green headland jutting out into the lake Laxsjön, which is part of the beautiful Dalsland Canal. The two hundred-year history of the country estate is closely connected to the local ironworks industry. Apart from the green park and the beautiful surroundings, many different activities and events are on offer, including exhibitions, concerts and painting classes. Baldersnäs Herrgård is a modern establishment in a historic guise, with all the latest technology and excellent facilities for meetings – large and small. Dinner, lunch and snacks are served at the restaurant in the main building, the grill bar, or Café Allé.
Welcome to a unique place to stay, situated on the beautiful Vara Plain, and with a fascinating history. The guest rooms have their own stories to tell, in exciting combinations of colours, materials, and patterns. This is where the Jugend style, from the turn of the last century, meets the creature comforts of the 21st century. Enjoy golf, horseback riding or boules if you prefer to focus on taking care of yourself, there is also a relax area with a sauna and massage. The restaurant cooks with locally produced ingredients and serves Scandinavian food with a French touch. The restaurant is included in, and graded by, Sweden’s leading restaurant guide, White Guide 2010.
Grand Hotel Marstrand
Grand Hotel Marstrand offers first class accommodation in one of Marstrand’s most impressive buildings. It was built in 1892, as a summer residence for King Oscar II, and ever since it has been famous for its traditional charm and well thought through architecture, not to mention the amazing sea views. During the summer months and the international sailing competitions, Grand Hotel is the place to be seen, and the natural meeting place for sailing enthusiasts, celebrities, and royals. Restaurant Grand Tenan serves popular classics like Filet of Beef Africana and Tenan’s garlic-baked langoustines. Grand Tenan has been selected by White Guide, Sweden’s Best Tables, and Västsvensk Mersmak.
Gullmarsstrand Hotel & Conference
Between the ocean and the granite hills, in the village of Fiskebäckskil, where stillness meets the forces of nature, is Gullmarsstrand Hotel & Conference. The hotel’s carefully designed rooms offer high quality and great comfort. In the kitchen, the focus is on Scandinavian food traditions based around locally produced ingredients, not least from the ocean. Gullmarsstrand Hotel & Conference has been awarded the highest possible mark, 5 crowns, by the association Svenska Möten, in two categories: Conference and Hotel/Restaurant.
Sea Lodge Smögen
At the far end of Nordmanshuvud, one paddling stroke from the famous Smögen Pier you are close to everything that goes on. At Sea Lodge, the focus is on the food, the environment, and the activities. Sleep provides important "preparation" for the following day’s experiences, and must therefore be enjoyed in the best possible way – namely in a Carpe Diem-bed. Most of the guest rooms have a wonderful view over the southern archipelago of Smögen and Hållö Lighthouse, and guests can enjoy a soak in our wood-fired hot tubs. The restaurant uses organic and locally produced ingredients as far as possible. It has been recommended by the White Guide and is a member of Västsvensk Mersmak.
By the sea in the north of Bohuslän, and right in the middle of Strömstad town centre, is Laholmen Hotel – a stylish full-service hotel. This is a big establishment, with an amazing view over the sea and the yachting harbour, where guests can enjoy the rich offerings of a small town within easy walking distance. The hotel restaurant, Salt, dates back to the early 19th century, and works to a very high standard, to be able to both meet the expectations of conference delegates and ensure that gourmet guests get the experience they are entitled to and expect. Oxygen Lounge & Nightclub is open every evening, except Sundays. Laholmen Hotel works in partnership with Strömstads badanstalt, which offers spa treatments, modern exercise facilities, and wonderful swimming!
Lumber & Karle
Lumber & Karle in Kvänum offers accommodation with a personal atmosphere, equipped with all the latest technology and modern facilities. The hotel is a member of Petit Hotels and all the guest rooms are light and fresh, and individually decorated. In the spring and autumn, the themed evenings with entertainment are very popular, and the hotel has its own bowling hall on the ground floor. The restaurant takes its inspiration from all over the world. The menu is changed every month to offer guests new taste experiences every time they stay. At Lumber & Karle you stay in a genuine countryside environment.
Spa & Resort Strömstad
The large lifestyle hotel Quality Spa & Resort Strömstad is situated on Nötholmen in Strömstad. The hotel attracts guests with a love of golf or sailing, but also visitors who want to enjoy the flavoursome food, the exotic surroundings, and the relaxing spa. The hotel has 232 rooms, including 116 guestrooms and 116 suites. Almost all the rooms have sea views. The hotel also offers conference rooms, a well-equipped spa and exercise centre, and a restaurant with bars and outdoor seating areas. The restaurant serves food prepared with ingredients from the Swedish west coast.
Smögen’s Havsbad has become a part of the history of the island, and its spectacular extension built partly inside the mountain, has contributed to the fact that many consider this to be one of the most beautiful hotels in Sweden. The part that faces the ocean fits seamlessly into its surroundings, with its large glassed areas and its façade of oiled cedar wood. There are 70 guest rooms and three suites. The hotel has a spa centre with a wide range of treatments, a large conference area, and a modern à la carte-restaurant which specialises in fish and shellfish. Add an activity or two, perhaps a round of golf or a shellfish safari – the choice is yours!
Sydkoster Hotell Ekenäs
Right on the edge of Kosterhavet Marine National Park is Hotel Ekenäs Sydkoster. At this traditional seaside hotel you can choose between single, double or triple rooms, your own suite or apartment. The façade of the main building is covered in ornate woodwork, the old part of the hotel offers plenty of genuine coastal charm, and the new rooms are furnished in a modern style. Guests on the island of Sydkoster can enjoy exciting activities, including seal and shellfish safaris, guided fishing trips, and breath-taking RIB-boat trips. On the cliffs, our wood-fired hot tubs are available for anyone who fancies a dip, and the restaurant prepares all food from scratch. In the summer, you might prefer barbequed food – straight from our open outdoor restaurant.
Just south of Grebbestad you’ll find Tanumstrand Hotel, which also has holiday cottages and a guest harbour. The hotel offers good food, a unique location close to the sea, and lots of entertainment, including shows, concerts, and dancing. The guest rooms are divided between the Harbour Hotel and the Pier Hotel, and a number of holiday cottages - all with their own outdoor seating area and fully equipped kitchens for self-catering, shower, WC and television. If you arrive by boat, you can book a berth in the guest harbour. For families with young children there are plenty of activities and places to visit in the local area, and active holidaymakers can enjoy fishing trips, shellfish safaris, and golf courses.
Open the doors to Thorskogs Castle, located just north of Gothenburg, and step into a genuine fairy-tale castle which has become an oasis for people who appreciate the good things in life. Stay the night in one of 40 individually decorated rooms, of which no two look the same. The restaurants uses regional ingredients, selected according to season, and the kitchen has been nominated to the category Silver Restaurant in the guide Sveriges Bästa Bord (Sweden’s Best Tables), and is a member of Västsvensk Mersmak. Thorskog Castle offers a wide range of activities, including clay pigeon shooting, wood-fired hot tubs, wine and chocolate tastings, and cookery classes.
Vann Spa, Hotel and Conference
Vann is a four-star hotel, which holds both an environmental certification and the quality mark Svanen, in an unbeatable location in a nature reserve by the shore of the Gullmar Fjord. This is a peaceful resort, where guests can enjoy the beautiful natural landscape and Vann’s great facilities.
The hotel offers 151 double rooms and 5 suites, the restaurant is KRAV certified, and works mainly with local producers. Vann’s generous spa area includes several swimming pools with different water temperatures from the coldest at 10° to the warmest at around 38°. Apart from swimming, you have a choice of three saunas, relax areas, and a wide range of exercise, treatment, and relaxation methods. Come to Vann, step into the water, and let everything else go – you will soon feel like you’re floating.
Väderöarnas Värdshus & Konferens
Book a unique place to stay, right in the middle of Skagerrak and the Bohuslän archipelago. There are a few hundred islands along the Swedish west coast, most of them are tiny, and in the old pilot station on the island of Ramnö is Väderöarna’s Värdshus & Konferens. This is somewhere you come to rest, socialise with loved ones, read, eat well, perhaps work or hold a meeting… or simply spend some time alone? Try the wood-fired sauna, hot-tub or enjoy one of our spa products. The 11 guest rooms are all different, and most have sea views in some direction. Shared toilets and showers in close proximity to the rooms. Väderöarna Restaurant offers seafood with a personal touch the menu is changed according to the season and availability.
Albert Kök Hotel & Conference
From Albert’s Hotel, guests have a magnificent view over the town of Trollhättan and the dramatic waterfalls. All guest rooms have a private balcony or terrace, and the hotel is only a five-minute walk from the town centre. Enjoy the modern interior and design, and the comfortable Carpe Diem beds. Add some of Albert’s exciting activities (both summer and winter) to your stay cookery school, sushi school, gastronomic pentathlon, or tasting of whisky, calvados, wine or champagne. Alberts Kök is a well-renowned gourmet restaurant, which holds the Västsvensk Mersmak certification.
Björholmen Marina & Hotel
This hotel is surrounded by the beautiful coastal landscape of the island of Tjörn. It’s a member of Petit Hotel and the perfect place to stay for anyone who wants the ocean right beneath their balcony and extensive sea views. There are rooms for all the family in that the larger rooms, Studios/Mini-Suites, are very suitable for a family with children or for couples who want to stay slightly longer. The hotel is right next to a local fishing village, and to the east is the large rock Valen, which glows red at sunset. On the wooden pier you can listen to the lapping waves and enjoy a tasty dinner menu, or visit the coffee shop. Warm up in a hot outdoor spa, the hot-tub, or the wood-fired sauna. The hotel offers cookery classes on request. The restaurant, which has been awarded the quality certification Svanen, uses ingredients sourced from local waters and nearby farms.
The charming hotel Mollösunds Wärdshus, which dates back to the 1800s, is located at the far south-western tip of the island of Orust. Both the hotel and the restaurant have been carefully restored over the last few years, to make the most of its interesting design features, both from bygone days and from the present time. The elegantly decorated guest rooms are fully modern, with en-suite bathrooms – and the ocean as their closest neighbour. The restaurant with its terrace is located at the centre of events, overlooking the harbour and the sea. The hotel offers ready-made packages which can include anything from pentathlons with RIB-boats, to paintball, hot-tubs, and cookery classes. Naturally, the hotel also offers conference facilities and a large range of activities, including fishing trips and first class golf courses.
During the summer, Slussens pensionat on the island of Orust is a legendary music club, where Sweden’s most popular pop and rock artists perform. During the spring and autumn, the hotel is transformed into a peaceful and relaxed weekend and conference hotel. Slussen is right by the water’s edge and offers accommodation with breath-taking sea views. Both the hotel and the restaurant have been awarded the quality certification Svanen, and work with local produce and organic suppliers. There are courses in painting, sea kayaking, and occasionally creative writing, dancing, and wine. To avoid disappointment – book now!
Stenungsbaden Yacht Club
At the award-winning Stenungsbaden Yacht Club, guests have the ocean just outside their window and all the maritime offerings of Bohuslän within easy reach. Visit the Nordic Water Colour Museum or the international outdoor exhibition at Pilane Grave Field. Enjoy a round of golf or try mountain biking, book a refreshing shellfish safari or fishing trip, before spending some time in the hotel’s generous spa centre. The hotel has 215 guest rooms and 5 suites in New Port style, and a restaurant which serves delicious food made with ingredients from the ocean, and from local producers. If you like dancing, the hotel has its own night clubs at weekends.