The city centre of Malmö really worth a visit: if some zones of this Swedish city may not excite, surely the historic, old and well preserved city center, with many typical houses, as well as the area of Limhamn, with a green promenade along the Harbour and a fantastic view over Oresund Bridge, are worth a visit.
If you want to forget about the car or if you have reached Malmö by public transportation, a cool location to enjoy without stress the city center is Hotel Noble House, belonging to Best Western chain, Best Western Plus segment.
Halfway between the two main squares of Malmö and a short walk from the main street of the third most important city in Sweden, Hotel Noble House is a little gem. The welcome is that of a Best Western: absolute guarantee.
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At Hotel Noble Houserooms are furnished in classical style, they’re comfortable and spacious compared to Swedish standards. Especially for family rooms, the solution of the bunk bed is really smart: children can enjoy more room to play. Because you know: also when travelling and staying in hotel children want to play.
Noble House Hotel knows this and does treat its little guests with a sweet family of dogs, which can be also purchased at the reception. And so we bought the smallest of the family!
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Breakfast is one of the flagships of the hotel: the design of the furniture in the breakfast room, tastefully decorated, joins to the style of a famous Swedish chef, who has designed a menu that satisfies every taste and every diet (vegan, allergies to lactose or gluten).
The result is a breakfast that becomes a real immersion in Northern style.
Hotel Noble House does not have a restaurant, but offers to its guests Macau Bar & Lounge, what I would call a risto-bar: modern, with international atmosphere, relaxing and cozy. In summer you can also enjoy the outdoor tables, but I would recommend to stay indoor for a full immersion experience in Swedish culture.
What to see in Central Malmö: architecture, museums and shopping
In the Centre of Malmö lacks nothing! When staying at Hotel Noble House all can be easily visited walking as the old town is not very big, so it’s perfect if you have young children.
Stop at one of the squares: the bigger one, Stortorget, it’s cosmopolitan, while the small one, Lilla Torg, has a medieval-style. Remember also to visit the beautiful Gustav Adolfs Torg. All are worth a visit and there are several bars and restaurants. Our favorite is unquestionably Lilla Torg, the beating heart of the city’s social life, with lots of restaurants with terraces.
Museums not to be missed are Malmö Museer, a kind of City Museum housed in the Malmöhus Slott (don’t be fooled by the word Slott because nowadays the Castle built in 1436 by Erik of Pomerania has more the appearance of an industrial artifact of the early decades of the twentieth century), Moderna Museet Malmö and the Form/Design Center, with free admission, with exhibitions on architecture and design in addition to hosting local craft stores. All museums are just a walk from Noble House Hotel, in particular the Form/Design Center is located about 150 metres from the it.
Shopping in the Centre of Malmö is cool and easy: in the main streets of Södergatan and Skomakaregatan you will find many international stores, but also local goodies in terms of both design and clothing. Right outside the Hotel Noble House, you will also find one of the most important (and popular) department stores in Sweden: Åhlens City.
We went shopping right at Åhlens City and in via Skomakaregatan from Marimekko that from Mini Rodini!