A WET STORY
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 all sorts of 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. Båstad had long been known for its cold bathhouse, in the same exact spot where the hotel’s current cold bathhouse is located. Ludvig Nobel used the hotel as a tea serving parlor and a winter retreat. Gustav V was a frequent visitor to the area, and he even participated in the Swedish Open – Swedish Championship.
Today, Hotel Skansen is a year-round activity facility, always available for high-class conference, weekend trips, spa vacations and dining experiences. Conveniently located next to the harbor, tennis courts, the beach and the sea: we have everything you might need, from a relaxing trip to a high powered business seminar.