Stora Hotellet Bryggan
Stora Hotellet in Fjällbacka - a charmingly quaint seaside village and a lovely place to spend a couple of days exploring the archipelago and the Weather islands, embarking on crayfish safaris and snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal clear water.
At a Glance
The Stora Hotellet is spread over two separate buildings, Bryggan Fjällbacka on the water's edge and the hotel 50 feet back
Bryggan Fjällbacka is decorated in New England style with white-washed wooden floors and red, white and blue nautical style linen
The hotel has more rooms on offer which are fun and quirky and all individually designed
The Stora Hotellet offers five different restaurants - an Italian cafe, a tapas bar, an American style grill, a seafood bistro and a more formal a la carte restaurant
The hotel is known for its Bryggan Fjällbacka Bistro - the laid back atmosphere, flowing wine, lively crowd and incredible colors of the sun setting over the water
This charming Stora Hotellet Bryggan is spread over two buildings; Bryggan Fjällbacka is located right on the water's edge of the harbor and Stora Hotellet is just 50 meters back on Ingrid Bergman Square. Each of the buildings is individually decorated.
Bryggan Fjällbacka has been decorated with Newport in mind. White-washed wooden floors with blue red and white furniture and linen give a relaxed nautical feel and make the rooms perfectly suited to the location of the hotel.
The Stora Hotellet is set just 50 meters back from the water and has more rooms on offer. The décor is fun and quirky, with each room individually designed to tell a story of the previous owner's favorite discoverers, cities and famous women! Casablanca is decorated with dark woods, rich fabrics and an ornate bed-head; Roald Amundsen depicts the North Pole with icy blue walls and a silvery fur rug and Sheba is elaborately decked out with African textiles and masks.
The Stora Hotellet offers 5 different restaurants to choose from. Below the rooms at Bryggan Fjällbacka is the hotel's renowned bistro. Tables are arranged out on the deck and the laid back atmosphere, flowing wine, lively crowd and incredible colors of the sun setting over the water make it the place to be during the summer. Next door is their more formal À la carte restaurant which also has a piano bar. Between the waterfront and the Stora Hotellet you can find their delicious tapas restaurant, American grill style restaurant, that has a fantastic terrace with sea views, and on the terrace of the hotel is their delightful Italian café.
There is so much to do in Fjällbacka - take a ferry to the Weather islands; the western-most islands of Sweden where you can organize a wonderful day's sailing trip around the archipelago, stopping on whichever island you please for a scrumptious homemade picnic. Embark on a crayfish safari and revel over your catch at dinner; swim, snorkel and scuba dive in the crystal clear water; try out all of the different restaurants or have a wander around the village. You can even go for a hike or hire some bikes, take a picnic and head off for a bit of exploring.
The hotel has 32 rooms of two different styles. The first style is described as the Newport Rooms and the second as the Storytelling Rooms. Each style has a number of categories such as single, double, family or suites. All rooms include complimentary wireless.
These rooms are decorated in Newport Style with red, navy and white color schemes and the luxurious Carpe Diem beds and Mio. Option to have single, double, family or apartments with private patio.
Individually decorated rooms, each with a story to tell from places around the world. You can chose between single or double rooms and superior rooms or suites.
There are a number of places to chose from to eat at the hotel. The Café is where you will find the delicious buffet breakfast served daily then from lunch time onwards the it offers freshly made sandwiches, salads, baking buns or whatever else may be seasonal. Restaurant Matilda is open at weekends and daily during the summer. Winter sees a cosy atmosphere with lots of candles, whilst at summer you can dine al fresco watching the sun set. The Bistro is open daily and has a tempting seasonal menu. The Piano Bar is the place to head to for a drink or two and there is frequent live entertainment in the form of pianists and live bands.
There are lots of seaside activities to do here in Fjällbacka, in between sampling all of the delicious restaurants! Crayfishing is possible all year round but you can also go lobster fishing between September and October. Catch the ferry to the Weather Islands and organize a day's sailing trip with Oscar who will take you around the archipelago, stopping at your preferred island for a picnic lunch. Swimming, snorkeling and even scuba diving are very popular in this crystal clear water.
Location & Directions
Stora Hotellet is located on the water in the small coastal village of Fjällbacka about a 1-hour 30-minute drive north of Gothenburg.
When to go
Stora Hotellet Bryggan is best visited from late spring to early autumn. From May to September temperatures are warm, early twenties but in the height of summer can reach up to 30 degrees and the sun doesn't set until around 10:30pm, rising at around 3:00am. Mid-July to mid-August are best avoided as the village tends to receive up to 10,000 visitors a day! October is not as sunny and days are shorter but it is prime time for lobster fishing.