Ystad Saltsjöbad is a hotel and spa complex set on the Baltic Sea with direct access to the beach.
Beach | History & culture | Spa
Under an hour’s drive from Malmö, the hotel is located in Ystad, a small town on the southernmost tip of mainland Sweden. As one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Scania province, Ystad is home to incredibly impressive 13th century monasteries and churches. Greyfriars Abbey and the Church of the Virgin Mary are amongst some of the best examples in Sweden of Brick Gothic architecture. Back at the beach, the hotel is situated on one of the most beautiful parts of the Skåne coast, with white sands and turquoise blue waters.
Inspired by its tranquil seaside location, the hotel’s rooms have white furnishings and make use of a muted colour palette. With good views in all directions, most rooms come with a private balcony and all come with a minibar and all the traditional amenities. Upgrade to a deluxe room for guaranteed sea views. Spacious suites have direct access to the pool or exclusive use of a private outdoor Jacuzzi on the roof terrace. Enjoy a relaxing soak under the stars.
Ystad Saltsjöbad’s dining experience includes views out over Österlen and the Baltic. The hotel’s main restaurant, Port, offers Swedish-American fusion seafood and specialises in local produce. The a la carte menu boasts dishes such as baked trout with cauliflower crème and crispy duck breast baked in a tomato and red wine sauce. The hotel’s second restaurant, the French-American bistro Vitas, combines flavoursome dishes with an intimate atmosphere. Think gourmet burgers, pan-seared fish and crisp continental beers.
Aside from its superb location, excellent rooms and welcoming staff, guests often visit Saltsjöbad for the spa alone. Just 20 meters from the sea, the spa offers packages to suit all needs and wants. On top of the excellent range of massages (such hot stone, cupping, Chinese and deep tissue massages), highly trained staff provide a wide variety of treatments including facials, exfoliating scrubs, detoxifying body wraps and even tooth whitening and eyelash extensions. The spa café serves light food throughout the day.
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Free car hire
This gentle five-day self-drive tour through Sweden's gourmet heartland takes in the rural and coastal scenery between Malmo and Ystad. Accommodation is in two of the region's leading hotels, from where the locations from the hugely popular Wallander series can be visited.
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