Scandinavian design is all about clean, minimalist lines, mixed up with quirkiness and splashes of colour, and Sweden’s hotels uphold this reputation excellently!
In Sweden, less is more but not without compromising comfort and fabulousness. Here is a run down of great design hotels in Sweden that would be perfect for a weekend escape this year.
Hobo is a chic boutique hotel in Brunkebergstorg (not said as you think!), in the centre of the city.
Far more than just a hotel, Hobo is all about community, providing a place to live, work, create, learn and have fun together. The property oozes in hipster design chic, with 201 hotel rooms, plus two floors of bar and restaurant, a café, a stage and SPACEby, a pop-up area for collaborations between local creators, artists and designers. For more Stockholm hotels, see www.visitstockholm.com
Characterful, cosy rooms with an Italian theme sums up the Bellora, a slice of ‘La Dolce Vita’ in Gothenburg.
It’s a hub for trendy Gothenburgers, with a buzzing, informal atmosphere. In the summer months, you can enjoy a drink on the top-floor terrace with views across Gothenburg’s rooftops, plus if you’re visiting for West Pride or Europride, the parade comes straight past the hotel.
For more places to stay in cosmopolitan Gothenburg, visit gothenburg.com.
Step inside a frozen jungle of Monstera plants, sleep safe and sound being hugged by a gigantic mountain gorilla, or drift away into dreamland in a huge cloud; just some of the new creations awaiting guests checking into the new Icehotel this winter.
The iconic Icehotel in Swedish Lapland has just opened for the winter season, after it was completed in time to welcome guests this weekend. As well as 35 uniquely designed art and deluxe suites, the hotel features an ice bar, an ice ceremony hall, a creative frozen playground for kids to enjoy, an exciting new chef’s table experience and a new programme of wellbeing activities.
For more spellbinding Northern Sweden experiences, visit swedishlapland.com.
A few years back, architect Kristina Wachtmeister inherited an estate located outside the village of Knislinge and converted its 18th-century farmhouse into a beautiful 11-room hotel.
The hotel takes the original name of the estate and has been lovingly renovated with natural materials – sustainable oak sourced from the estate forest and limestone floors, vintage tile, and made to measure and foraged furniture. Wachtmeister’s understated interiors sits somewhere between historic and contemporary, with a perfectly Swedish touch.
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