Sweden

Salt and Sill, Gothenburg

Imagine a floating hotel, sea views in all directions and a world-class restaurant and you’ll have something close to describing Salt and Sill. The 23 rooms featured over six double story cubic houses built on pontoons are a testament to Swedish ingenuity and forward-thinking design. Suspended over the water and surrounded by crisp modern interiors, this is more of an experience than simply a place to rest your head at night.

location

Set at the shoreline of the island of Klädesholmen, north of Gothenburg on the western side of Tjörn, the surroundings here are pretty idyllic.  Sitting out on the Bohuslan’s outer archipelago, approximately 1 hour from Gothenburg airport, the location is both a world away from home and yet still easily accessible as part of a long weekend city break.

your room

The interiors here are light and airy with weathered wood features and granite flooring providing a rustic take on modern Scandinavian design. Each room has its own entrance with access to an outdoor seating area to enjoy the sea air. However for an even better view, and a bit of a suntan, head upstairs and relax on the rooftop deck. If soaking in a Jacuzzi on a private roof is more your thing, check into the hotel’s only suite and enjoy the stillness of the ocean in your own private outdoor setting.

why we like it

Being a true Scandinavian hotel there is obviously a sauna, but this is not your typical hotbox. The world’s first floating sauna, this particular part of the hotel had been designed as a miniature replica of the bigger building and rests on a detachable catamaran complete with dining room and upstairs sleeping area. Take the “sauna” for a spin and spend the evening out on the seas tucking into a private dinner a deux in the middle of the archipelago and sleeping under the stars.

Other Hotels in Sweden

Arctic Bath, Swedish Lapland

On a quiet stretch of the Luleå River, a feat of remarkable design floats serenely amid pristine wilderness. Lit by the Northern Lights in winter…
View hotel

Ett Hem, Stockholm

Simply ‘the home’ in Swedish, this elegant and cosy townhouse could not be more appropriately named. Designed as a guesthouse rather than a hotel, Ett…
View hotel

Pine Bay Lodge, Luleå

Pine Bay Lodge, a traditional Swedish lodge, lies on the coastal edge of the Luleå Archipelago. Set in an isolated location with minimal light pollution,…
View hotel

Sorbyn Lodge, Swedish Lapland

Sorbyn Lodge is comfortable, cosy, boasts some fantastic views and is run by passionate, friendly locals. It’s a small lodge that oozes warmth and intimacy,…
View hotel

Aurora Safari Camp, Swedish Lapland

Aurora Safari Camp is Swedish Lapland’s first African-style safari camp and honouring a strict ‘no artificial light’ rule, is easily one of the best spots…
View hotel

“Many companies brag about offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But with Black Tomato it’s not hyperbole”

“Black Tomato are one of the coolest things in the world. Don’t even try and live without them”

“Black Tomato is a super innovative company where the sky is the limit for their clients”

“Black Tomato prides itself on meeting customers every minor need or desires”

“Black Tomato is the choice provider of mind-expanding vacations”

“Black Tomato has made it a mission to keep the world of travel fresh, responsible, and exciting”