The center of Malmö is really worth a visit: the old town, ancient and well preserved, with many characteristic timbered houses, as well as the Limhamn area, with a green walk along the port and fantastic views of the Oresund bridge, are worth a visit.
Halfway between the two most important squares of ancient Malmö, near the main street of the center, the third most important in Sweden, Hotel Noble House is a little gem. The welcome is that of a Best Western: absolute guarantee.
Hotel Noble House has rooms furnished in classic and understated style, comfortable and spacious when compared to Swedish standards. Especially for family rooms, the solution of the retractable closed bunk bed is brilliant: children can thus enjoy more space to play. Because you know: in the hotel children also want to play! Noble House Hotel knows this and makes its younger guests welcome by a sweet family of little dogs, which can then be purchased at reception. And we – did you have any doubts? – we bought the youngest in the family!
Breakfast is one of the hotel’s flagships: the tastefully decorated breakfast room décor design combines with the style of a renowned Swedish chef, who has created a menu that satisfies every taste and style of food (vegan, lactose or gluten allergies). The result is a breakfast that becomes a real full immersion in the Nordic style.
Hotel Noble House doesn’t have an in-house restaurant, but it does offer its guests Macau Bar & Lounge, which I’d call a risto-bar, with a modern, international, cozy vibe. In summer you can also enjoy the outdoor tables, but I would recommend staying in the indoor rooms to have a full immersion experience in Swedish culture.
What to see in central Malmö: architecture, museums and shopping
Nothing is missing in the centre of Malmö! Staying at the Noble House Hotel, everything can be easily visited by foot: the old town is not very large and is quite collected, as well as having a good pedestrian part. Perfect even if you have small children. Stop in one of the squares: the large Stortorget with a cosmopolitan character or the small and collected Lilla Torg, with the timbered houses and medieval style, or even the Gustav Adolfs Torg. All are worth a visit and in all you will find bars and clubs. Our favorite is undoubtedly Lilla Torg, the beating heart of city social life, with many restaurants with outdoor tables.
Museums not to be missed are Malmö Museer, a sort of city museum housed inside the Malmöhus Slott (do not 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 first decades of the twentieth century), the Modern Museet Malmö and the Form/design center, with free admission, which offers exhibitions of architecture and design as well as hosting local craft shops. All museums are very near walking from Hotel Noble House, especially the Form/Design Center is about 150 meters from the hotel.
Shopping in the centre of Malmö is great: in the main streets of Södergatan and Skomakaregatan you will find many international shops, but also local goodies both in terms of design and clothing. Right in front of the Noble House Hotel, you will also find one of the most important department stores in Sweden Åhlens City. We went shopping right in Åhlens City and Skomakaregatan street from both Marimekko and Mini Rodini!