The center of events in summer, a haven of recovery in winter. With panoramic windows facing the sea, Bjäre flavors coming out of the kitchen and history echoing from the walls, a special atmosphere rests here that is sure to make you smile.

Hotel Skansen is located between the beach and the harbor in central Båstad, with the famous center court just outside the door. Here, the hotel guests can enjoy accommodation, spa, food, and drinks in a warm atmosphere with vast ocean views. Båstad’s shops and restaurants are within walking distance, and the beach promenade invites you to long walks. All framed by the green hills of Hallandsåsen, which entice with farm shops, golf, hiking, and cycling on winding roads.


Hotel Skansen is larger than you might think. Discreetly, the hotel spreads out in height and width, without a hint of it from the cobblestone street.

In the historic main building, you’ll find the hotel reception, rooms and suites, the Sand restaurant, the Mr G cocktail bar, meeting rooms, and outdoor terraces.

In the adjacent modern extension, you can sit down in the magnificent conservatory with a 12-meter ceiling, check into hotel rooms with views of the sea, relax in the spa, and take the elevator up to the rooftop to enjoy cocktails, a dip in the infinity pool, and expansive views over the Kattegat sea.

Across the street, you have two larger side buildings: the Tennis Pavilion and the Congress Building, where most of the hotel rooms are situated, along with several meeting rooms. Just behind them are seven separate villas and four apartment buildings – perfect for those who want privacy and space.

Finally, sixty meters out into the sea, refreshing cold plunges and warm saunas await in the cold bathhouse. An attraction that has drawn visitors for over a hundred years.


Come to Hotel Skansen if you want to treat yourself to an unforgettable experience – whether you visit with family, friends, or colleagues. Here, you can relax at the spa, celebrate with acclaimed food and award-winning cocktails, enjoy the location by the sea, and soak in the atmosphere embedded in the walls. Come for a moment, for the day, or stay for a few nights. There’s always something new to experience, year-round.

What would you like to do?

  • Stay overnight, have a good dinner, and go to the spa. Check out our advantageous spa packages.
  • Visit for the day and enjoy the spa, rooftop, or cold bathhouse. Take a look at our day spa packages.
  • Go out to eat. See menus and book a table at the hotel’s restaurant Sand.
  • Go out for a drink with friends. Visit the Mr G cocktail bar.
  • Shop skincare products or gifts. Visit our well-stocked spa shop.
  • Explore Båstad & the Bjäre Peninsula, play golf, or hike. Check out our active packages.
  • Just stay overnight. Take a look at our rooms and suites and book online.
  • Organize a conference, meeting, or event. Learn more.


The story of Hotel Skansen is one of a small fishing village which became a resort for tennis and entertainment and eventually a year-round destination for active lifestyles.

The main building was built as a granary in 1877. In the 1920s it was converted into a hotel and meeting place for guests who came to play and swim. It was Ludwig Nobel, Alfred Nobel’s nephew, who established a tennis court in 1907 where today’s center court is located. King Gustav V was a frequent visitor who also participated in the precursor to the Swedish Open. Even before that, Båstad had created bathing history by building a cold bathhouse in the same place where today’s cold bathhouse stands.

Today, Hotel Skansen is a year-round open hotel, always available for high-class meetings, weekend trips, spa vacations and dining experiences. Conveniently located next to the harbor, tennis courts, the beach and the sea.


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Med anledning av det nya Coronaviruset (COVID-19) har vi förstärkt hotellets rutiner kring städning och desinficering, vi vidtar extra försiktighetsåtgärder och följer Folkhälsomyndighetens rekommendationer,



Safety measures

Due to the new Corona virus (COVID-19) we have enhanced the hotel’s cleaning and desinfection routines, we take extra safety measures and follow the guidelines and recommendations from the Swedish Public Health Agency.



“Would very happily return!”

I would like to thank you for your tremendous cooperation! It has been a pleasure right from the start. Good communication and service when it came to activities, catering, the premises, and other aspects of the planning.
A big thank you especially to Åsa, Jessica and Marina who did a great job, they really helped me immensely. They truly made me feel confident and I knew that with them, everything was under control. Your level of service is first-rate and you really understand your customers. Also a thank you to the ladies at the front desk who were extremely understanding and provided excellent service to all of my colleagues, helping them with their many questions and requests.
We had a couple of wonderful days and would love to come again.
Mange hilsner Tina Heyde, Event & Marketing Coordinetor, MSD


”Incredibly flexible”

Dear Hotel Skansen!

Thank you for all your help with our conference. Everything worked very smoothly and you were so incredibly flexible and accommodating every time we came up with a new request. I have received a great deal of positive responses from many of the participants throughout the week, and it is clear that we will return to your lovely hotel, great meeting facilities and fantastic surroundings.

Thank you once again.

Lene Freij, Marketing Coordinetor, Astellas Pharma A/S


”In a class of its own!”

Thank you very much for the beautiful flowers. So glad I came!!! Would also like to express our warmest thanks to Jessica, Åsa, and all the other staff at Hotel Skansen for an absolutely fantastic reception during our entire time with you. We have been to several facilities with championships, and we can say that Hotel Skansen is definitely in a class of its own!
Best regards to all of you!
Birgitta Edwall, Market Assistant, Plandent Forssbergs Dental AB


Hotel Skansen is part of GRAM Group, along with Torekov Hotel and Hotel Riviera Strand, as well as the restaurants Pepe’s Bodega, Papas, and Mamas. Each with its own personality and character but sharing the same common feeling. A feeling created by atmosphere, passion, and personality in a strong destination that attracts both individual guests and businesses, all year round.

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