About Hotel Skansen

Where the harbor meets the vast sandy beach

A hub of activity in the summer, a relaxing retreat in the winter. With the panoramic windows offering gorgeous sea views, Bjäre flavors coming out of the kitchen, and delightful guests all year round, come enjoy the special atmosphere that is sure to make you smile. As the 1900s king of Båstad Ludvig Nobel would say: “In Båstad, we live a life of leisure.”

the hotel area

The Hotel area


Skansen is bigger than you think, with expansive facilities all catered to your relaxation while offering gorgeous sea views. On the streetside you can check out the Restaurant Sand, our open terrace, and our summer guests hanging out in our charming old stone house. Once you come inside, you are sure to notice the building itself: a lovely conservatory with 12 meter ceilings, and a separate relaxation area on the side. Upstairs are some amazing spots with views of the sea — the perfect place to sit undisturbed and let your mind wander. Around the corner you have the Congress and Tennis Pavilions for larger parties.

Rooms & Suites

Our rooms


From the moment you step into your hotel room you’ll feel calmness and tranquility. Whether you have a room that looks out onto the sea or one in front of the cobbled streets, every room has ample space and is comfortable furnished. Look in your closet to find a bathrobe and slippers ready for you to use. And, of course, help yourself to the mini-bar.

We have 172 rooms in total across the main building, the conservatory, the Tennis Pavilion and the Congress Building, with space for 330 guests. If you are looking for something a bit more secluded, we also have villas and apartments available.

Our history


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.

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