If I had to sum up our experience at Strand Hotell in two words I would use scenery and hospitality. And I would also add courtesy, cleanliness, kindness.
Strand Hotell Malmö Limhamn: hospitality
Just when entering you understand to be at home: the guy at reception welcomes you with sincere look, with those blue eyes like the swedish sky, with that swedish light in the heart and goodness in the soul. Strand Hotell Malmö Limhamn is a family run hotel that brings the traveler (I’m not talking about tourists, but just about traveler, the one who loves to live a country at 360 degrees) really in contact with the Swedish and their culture.
The hotel is spotless, great attention to small details in a marine style that is well suited to the location.
The structure that houses the Strand Hotell, also known as Höghuset, is a landmark in the local architecture which also received an award for its quality of preservation in 2011. The building was built by Wihlborgs between 1958 and 1961 and was designed by Ole Helweg, known Danish architect born in 1916. Strand Hotell was inaugurated in 1961 and some retro 60’s details were saved, refurbished and reused.
The reception is small but welcoming and cared for and, although there is no elevator, you will be helped with your bags by the hotel staff, very attentive to your every need and desire.
The 22 rooms are simple, clean, bright and just get close to the window to breathe in the sea air and see the Öresund bridge.
The beds are extremely comfortable thanks to YouBed with technology which allows to adjust the hardness of the mattress to lumbar and shoulder height.
Breakfast is served in a completely renovated room and it has been undoubtedly one of our best experience in Sweden: many sandwiches with bread and ham with vegetables, fruits, cereals, yogurt, juices, eggs, pastries. A selection of milk for all tastes and needs: bio, lactose-free, soya.
Strand Hotell Malmö Limhamn: the panorama
Strand Hotell is a small hotel overlooking Limhamn, a district in South of Malmö, once municipality itself, incorporated into the city in 1915 after a strong population growth due to the installation of various industries and quarries. Today, after the divestiture of these assets, Limhamn is no longer dominated by fishermen and by industrial workers but has become a rather prestigious area to live in, with a nice Marina with a green promenade overlooking the Oresund Bridge, truly breathtaking.
If you want to take pictures, this is absolutely the place to be!
Strand Hotell Malmö Limhamn: the restaurant
Strand Hotell has no restaurant on site but the owners do have a restaurant right on the harbor – Kajuteriet -serving excellent dishes and seafood: a must to try!