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Top 15 Hotels & Resorts in Sweden

Although some travelers have preconceived notions that Sweden is expensive and cold, it’s actually an affordable destination with lots of warm days and sunshine in the summer months! In Sweden’s top travel destinations, you can find untainted nature, plenty of water sports, rich history and culture, delicious local cuisine, and welcoming hospitality. There are many different landscapes to explore in Sweden, making it an excellent destination for a road trip!

In Sweden, you can enjoy fika (a coffee break-style cultural tradition with pastries in a beautiful garden), learn the fine art of glass blowing, and go island hopping. There are about 24,000 islands in the Stockholm archipelago alone, and only a few of them are inhabited and only accessible by boat. Sweden is also a great place to travel with children because it’s relatively clean, safe, easy to navigate, and full of attractions and museums to stay busy.

Whether you’re traveling to Sweden for business or pleasure, there are some of the most amazing hotels in Sweden.

Strömstad Spa & Resort Strömstad Spa & Resort
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Strömstad Spa & Resort

This spa resort is located on the Swedish archipelago of Notholmen Stromstad, only 150 feet from a golf course and 30 feet from the beautiful blue sea. This is a great place to stay if you’re looking for a spa weekend, a productive work conference, or a family getaway. The spa here stretches across two floors and 2,000 square meters. The on-site restaurant serves wine, a full à la carte menu and buffet dinners.

Key Amenities:

  • 18-hole golf course

  • Two-floor spa with Finnish sauna

  • Breakfast included in room rate

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
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Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Gothenburg

One of the most highly-rated hotels in Sweden is the Radisson Blue Scandinavia Hotel in Gothenburg. This is a great place to stay if you’re looking to be centrally located. One of the best ways to get around town is by bike, and you can get to pretty much any place in the city within 10-15 minutes of the hotel by bike. Gothenburg is a charming city near the rail station, shops, and both the Landvetter Airport and the Gothenburg City Airport. There are cozy rooms as well as a health club, swimming pool, on-site restaurant and bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Health club and pool

  • Free yoga classes

  • Located near rail station and attractions

Ett Hem, Stockholm Ett Hem, Stockholm
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Ett Hem, Stockholm

A trip to Sweden wouldn’t be complete without a stay in Stockholm! One of the best places to stay in Stockholm is the Ett Hem, which is a charming 20th-century townhouse. It’s friendly, welcoming, and definitely a “home away from home.” Meals are created with fresh, local ingredients, and each guest room has its own interesting style that’s a mix of vintage and modern. There’s even a garden to enjoy the warm summer sun. You can take a walk to the Stureplan District to shop, dine, and explore local museums. Vanadislunden Park, the Royal Palace, and the Vasa Museum are nearby as well.

Key Amenities:

  • Private townhouses with vintage and modern decor

  • Outdoor garden courtyard

  • Walking distance to Stureplan District

Dalecarlia Hotel & Spa, Tällberg Dalecarlia Hotel & Spa
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Dalecarlia Hotel & Spa, Tällberg

Another spa resort worth mentioning is the Dalecarlia Hotel and Spa in Tällberg, situated high on a hill with breathtaking views of Lake Siljan. Similarly, there is an on-site restaurant, spa with sauna treatments, gym and swimming pool available. There are sleek rooms here with wood and forest views, as well as a bridal suite with a jacuzzi and a three-bedroom villa.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with sauna treatments

  • Gym and pool

  • Views of Lake Siljan

Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm
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Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm

Another highly recommended hotel in Stockholm is the Lydmar Hotel, which is a boutique-style hotel that’s surrounded by water. The atmosphere here is relaxed and comfortable, and the hotel offers guests excellent views of the town and waterfront. Since Stockholm is composed of 14 islands, the best way to truly experience it is on a boat tour. Tours leave from Stromkajen and take you through Gamla Stan, with its galleries, cafes, and shops. There are stylish rooms in the Lydmar Hotel, and the dining room serves a fusion of French and Swedish cuisine, while the open-air terrace is the perfect place to kick back with a cocktail.

Key Amenities:

  • Boutique-style hotel with waterfront views

  • Open-air terrace and patio

  • Access to spa and fitness center next door

Ronneby Brunn Hotel Spa Resort, Ronneby Ronneby Brunn Hotel Spa Resort
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Ronneby Brunn Hotel Spa Resort, Ronneby

If you’re planning to spend some time in Ronneby, then consider a stay at the Ronneby Brunn Hotel Spa Resort. This hotel is located near Ronneby Brunnspark, the Naturum Blekinge, and the Lerakra and Ronneby Golf Clubs. This is a great place for business travelers since there’s a business center on-site and golf nearby. There are chic rooms and suites, while the lobby bar and terrace offer music and drinks for all tastes. It’s also a family-friendly spa resort with the water park Brunnsbadet located right next to the hotel. Also, the spa has a steam room, whirlpool and view of the Japanese garden.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with steam room and whirlpool

  • Terrace with music and drinks

  • Water park located next to hotel

Hotel Tylosand, Halmstad Hotel Tylosand
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Hotel Tylosand, Halmstad

Hotel Tylosand is a great place to stay if you don’t want to do a lot of travel planning but prefer to relax. The lavish spa and pool area with a sauna and pool bar invite you to unwind, while the natural and harmonious interior of the chic rooms offers an oasis of tranquility. Upgrade to a Deluxe Room for a view of the sea or a Suite for a magnificent roof terrace. Leif’s Bar & Grill serves the best BBQ and fresh pizzas on its terrace, while Bettas Bar serves seafood and sushi.

Key Amenities:

  • Pool with sauna and bar

  • Beach access

  • Photography gallery

Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, Gothenburg Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel
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Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel, Gothenburg

The Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel is unique because it is next to the largest amusement park in Sweden, making it the perfect place to stay for families. The hotel is fun for both kids and adults, with stylish rooms and accommodations with separate bedrooms, living rooms, and space for up to seven guests. At this Swedish hotel, there is a pony carousel in the café and a slide in the lobby. Meanwhile, adults will enjoy the speakeasy-style cocktail bar and views from the rooftop terrace.

Key Amenities:

  • Location next to an amusement park

  • Rooms with ample space for large families

  • Slide, carousel, and cocktail bar inside the hotel

Kläpphagen Koster, West Sweden Kläpphagen Koster
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Kläpphagen Koster, West Sweden

Kläpphagen Koster is located on the picturesque Koster Islands and offers a boutique hotel experience with a brewery on-site. Guests can stay in glamping tents or a two-story garden house for unique accommodations. There is a sustainability-inspired restaurant at the B&B hotel to provide guests with an environmentally conscious dining experience. Guests can book packages at the hotel that include meals and romantic perks. There’s also an arts and crafts shop, hair studio, art studio, and fishing tour opportunities at the hotel.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site brewery and eco-conscious restaurant

  • Unique accommodations, including glamping tents

  • Activities that include art, games, and fishing

Hotel Billingehus, Skövde Hotel Billingehus
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Hotel Billingehus, Skövde

After extensive renovations, the Hotel Billingehus has reopened and is a true outdoor paradise in Sweden. There are spacious guest rooms at the hotel and multiple restaurants and bars too. Nearby, you’ll find ski slopes, hiking trails, and relaxing baths. It’s located at the top of Mount Billingen and overlooks the entire Skövde while also being close to the city center and two hours from Stockholm. This weekend getaway hotel is opening a much-anticipated spa and has lots to do right at the hotel, including shuffleboard, billiards, and ping pong.

Key Amenities:

  • Swedish food restaurant and spa coming soon

  • Games like billiards and ping pong

  • Packages with food options and outdoor adventure

The Plaza Rooftop Hotel, Västerås Sleep under the stars in a glass dome
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The Plaza Rooftop Hotel, Västerås

For a luxurious stay in Sweden, consider the Plaza Rooftop Hotel with its amazing roof terrace in the heart of Västerås. Sleep under the stars while the weather is warm in your very own glass dome! There are so many ways to have fun and experience the area during your stay here, including hot air balloon rides, bungee jumping, and private gin-tasting experiences. Room rates start at approximately $393 and include a three-course dinner, welcome drink, spa access, minibar access, and a gym session. Your breakfast can also be delivered to the rooftop as an alternative to the buffet if you like.

Key Amenities:

  • Glass dome accommodation on a rooftop

  • Three-course dinner and welcome drink included

  • Spa with a steam room, massages, and body treatments

Scandic Go, Stockholm A smart urban hotel concept that is eco-friendly
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Scandic Go, Stockholm

Another highly anticipated new concept hotel in Sweden is Scandic Go in Stockholm. This sustainable, fresh, and budget-friendly urban hotel is opening up following a renovation of an existing Scandic property on Upplandsgatan. It’s located in the vibrant Norrmalm neighborhood and is a great home base for exploring the city center. Price-conscious travelers will find a comfortable place to stay here and be able to save some money to do more activities and adventures in Sweden.

Key Amenities:

  • New concept hotel opening September 5th, 2023

  • Budget-friendly hotel with an eco-friendly vibe

  • Vibrant location in the Norrmalm neighborhood

Clarion Hotel Draken, Gothenburg Built around Gothenburg’s historic cinema and theatre
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Clarion Hotel Draken, Gothenburg

Another new hotel to look forward to starting in the fall of 2023 is the Clarion Hotel Draken, which has 474 guest rooms and the highest sky bar in Gothenburg. This is a cinema-turned-hotel property with a central location in the Järntorget district. It is a great place to be if you want to attend local concerts and live events. The Clarion Hotel Draken is the city’s tallest hotel building, with 34 floors, and also has 12 meeting rooms, a gym, a rooftop restaurant and bar, and a spa.

Key Amenities:

  • Full buffet breakfast

  • Spa and fitness center

  • On-site restaurant and business center

ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi A must-visit Swedish landmark
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ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi

Since 1989, ICEHOTEL has been a Swedish landmark and one of the most unique hotels in the world. It offers a seasonal winter hotel with standard ice rooms and elegant art suites. The rooms are furnished with beds and décor made of actual ice! There’s a world-famous ice bar on site to get a drink in an ice-carved glass. Even after winter passes, you can stay at Icehotel 365, which is open all summer. There are special packages that you can book here to celebrate a birthday, wilderness adventure, fishing excursion, or deal with dinner included from the popular ice menu.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with beds and décor made of ice

  • Ice bar with drinks in ice-carved glasses

  • Wilderness camps with outdoor activities for guests

Arctic Bath, Harads Arctic Bath
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Arctic Bath, Harads

Located in the heart of Swedish Lapland, Arctic Bath is a floating sauna-style hotel on the Lule River. It offers six floating cabins that you access by a footpath over the water and that are surrounded by wooden decks. There are also suites among the birch trees and land cabins along the river’s shore. The on-site spa has two dry saunas, two outdoor jacuzzis, and a variety of treatments. You can dine at the Scandinavian restaurant to enjoy local and sustainable ingredients and spend your days doing regionally inspired activities, such as a moose safari, foraging for edible plants, taking an arctic herb workshop, or joining a snowmobile tour.

Key Amenities:

  • Unique floating cabins on the water

  • Spa with saunas and Jacuzzis

  • Nature activities like foraging, snowmobiling, and ice fishing

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